What are the roads like? Do I need a 4WD Vehicle?
To get to the Karijini Eco Retreat you will need to travel on approx. 35kms of unsealed roads. These roads are graded twice a year and are normally in good condition however some sections can become quite corrugated at times. For this reason we recommend coming in by 4WD vehicle, however many of our guests do travel in with standard vehicles and manage the trip very well.
If there is severe weather in the area localised flooding can occur and the Karijini National Park rangers may sometimes close the park to all but 4WD vehicles, or close the park completely.
The Department of Main Roads of Western Australia regularly updates its website with road conditions throughout the Pilbara (and WA in general) at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
Please bear in mind when driving anywhere in the remote Pilbara it is a good idea to carry plenty of spares and a good supply of water – and always make sure when setting out on a big trip that someone knows where you are going, what time you are expected to return and which route you are planning to take!
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