Park Alerts & Road Conditions




Notice from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) who manage the Karijini National Park:


Please be advised of the following essential information regarding road closures within Karijini National Park, due to the construction of sealed roads and site upgrades.

¢ The Karijini Eco Retreat will remain accessible during construction with onsite traffic management.

¢ Banjima Road North (between Joffre Road and the Karijini Visitor Centre) will experience periodic closures between November 2023 and August 2024. Access to Kalamina Gorge will be maintained as much as possible, and may require access from different ends of Banjima Road North.

¢ Knox Gorge lookout will be closed from Friday 31 May 2024, due to a brand new lookout being installed. The cliff below the existing lookout became unstable during Cyclone Damien and has been closed since 2020. The new viewing platform will provide spectacular views down into the gorge and is expected to be open by July 2024. Knox Gorge will experience periodic closures between May and July 2024. Access to Knox Gorge will be maintained as much as possible.

¢ Park visitors should expect disruptions during this time and are thanked for their patience.

¢ For additional inquiries, please contact the Pilbara Region, Karratha Office on (08) 9219 2000. For future updates and information, please visit the DBCA Park Alerts System.


The following spectacular gorges, waterfalls, lookouts and walking trails will remain accessible (pending any severe weather) during this period:


Joffre Gorge, Joffre Falls (flows after rains) & Joffre Lookouts

Hancock Gorge, Spider Walk & Kermit's Pool

Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool is currently closed)

Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool & Circular Pool Lookout

Hamersley Gorge & Spa Pool

Kalamina Gorge & Rock Arch Pool (access to be maintained as much as possible)


We hope this information assists with planning your Karijini stay.



Karijini National Park Access Information

Karijini National Park is managed by the State Government (DBCA - Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions / Parks & Wildlife) who may impose access restrictions and closures where deemed necessary. 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. We advise you to please check their website prior to travel: and to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance in case any actions by the DBCA, weather or road conditions may affect your stay.


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Park Alerts

For information on park access, road conditions and closures within the Karijini National Park, please visit This will advise of any park or site (gorges, lookouts, trails, etc) closures, road conditions and updates.


The Emergency WA website: advises of storms, floods, bushfire and traffic incident alerts and is also a good resource.


The Department of Main Roads of Western Australia regularly updates its website with road conditions throughout the Pilbara (and WA in general) at



Road Conditions

The unsealed roads to the Karijini Eco Retreat and within the Karijini National Park are graded several times during the year by the Shire. They are normally in relatively good condition, however some sections can become quite corrugated at times, particularly during busy periods, rainfall or heavy traffic.


4WD/AWD vehicles are recommended and encouraged when driving in the outback.


Please ensure that all belongings are secured, especially in caravans and trailers, prior to entering the National Park.


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More Info

Our team is happy to assist you with information on road conditions, road closures, weather and park alerts. Please contact us on or phone (08) 9286 1731 for more information.