Hamersley Gorge Karijini National Park, Photo: Tourism Western Australia
Hamersley Gorge Karijini National Park, Photo: Tourism Western Australia

Securing a camp site at the popular Karijini National Park is now easier with the introduction of an online booking system for Dales Campground. 

Karijini National Park is Western Australia's second largest park and, with more than 350,000 visits in 2017-18, is one of the State's most popular destinations.

The park offers spectacular rugged scenery, ancient geological formations, rich cultural heritage values and a range of recreational experiences.

Dales Campground is accessible by regular two-wheel drive cars and features 140 individual sites suitable for large tents, caravans, campervans and camper trailers, with facilities including barbecues, picnic tables and toilets.

The campground is close to Circular Pool and Fern Pool recreational sites as well as a recently completed lookout with universal access, offering spectacular views of Fortescue Falls and Dales Gorge.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions advises the best times to visit the park is in the cooler months between March and October.

Camp site bookings will be essential as of June 1, 2019 with bookings available up to six months in advance. To book, visit https://parks.dbca.wa.gov.au/park-stay

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

"Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience, and Karijini National Park is one of the State's most spectacular national attractions.

"The online booking system will be beneficial to visitors who can now avoid the disappointment of travelling to the Dales Campground only to be turned away if it is fully booked.

"Until now, the campground has had a 'first in best dressed' policy so it is great to see that visitors can now plan ahead and prepare before making the journey to Karijini National Park."


Page reviewed 20 Jul 2022