- Karijini National Park
Infobox_protected_area_of_Australia | name = Karijini National Park
iucn_category = II
caption = Map of
locator_x = 35
locator_y = 80
nearest_town_or_city = Tom Price
coordinates = coord|22|40|22|S|118|12|53|E|
area = 6274 km²
established = 1969
visitation_num = ?
visitation_year = ?
Department of Environment and Conservation
official_site = -
Karijini National Park is a
National Parkcentred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in northwestern Western Australia( Australia). It is situated approximately 1055 km north of the State's capital city, Perth. It was formerly known as Hamersley National Park.
At 6274 km², it is the second largest national park in Western Australia (the largest being
Rudall River National Park).
The park is located in the Pilbara region, and is mostly
tropicalsemi-arid climate. In summer, thunderstorms and cyclones are common. [M. Bright, 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die, Quintet Publishing, London 2005]
The park is most notable for its
gorges, waterfallsand water holes. [cite web|title=Karijini National Park|publisher=westernaustralia.com|url=http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Destinations/Australias+North+West/The+Pilbara/Karijini+National+Park.htm|accessdate=2006-12-19]
The park's wildlife includes
red kangaroos, wallaroos, echidnas, geckos, goannas, batsand a large variety of birdsand snakes. [cite web|title=Karijini National Park - Beyond The 26th|publisher=ABC|url=http://www.abc.net.au/northwestwa/26th/karijini.htm|accessdate=2006-12-19]
Protected areas of Western Australia
* Padgett, Allan (1991) "Karijini National Park - description of some of the more remote gorges". Landscope, Vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 1991), pp.16-21
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