The Pilbara landscape is frequently referred to as ‘Gods Country” as you can see why. The contrast of colours, from the very bluest skies, to the never ending spread of yellow spinifex spread across the red parched land. It’s out of this world.
Karijini is at the heart of the Pilbara. The iconic national park is one of the most spectacular in the country with deep gorges cutting through the land.
A little while ago I visited Millstream National Park. The park is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, about 2-3 hours from Karratha. Millstream is known for the crystal clear natural springs that rise up out of the ground near the homestead in the park.
The Pilbara region of Western Australia is famously renowned for its stunning ranges, landscapes and iron ore mining. The sunsets aren’t that bad either.
Visit the Department of Environment and Conservation website to find all the info you want on Millstream NP as well as other National Parks in the Pilbara and Western Australia.
After my last trip north, I managed to get to the wireless lookout and take a panorama of the whole town. On the left hand side of the image in the dark is Whaleback mine site. And deep on the horizon on the right hand side is the airport. (not very easy to see but I can assure you it is there) 🙂
This panorama stretches out to
243cm wide &
32cm high at 240 pixels/inch
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + CircPol + Lee ND grad Filters
Hamersley Gorge is located in the north-western area of the famous Karijini National Park. It is about a hour drive from the main rangers headquarters. A large part of the drive is on gravel road, so extra care should be taken if you decide to head up this way. You will not be disappointed if you do. The gorge itself may not be as spectacular as the main attractions at Weano and Dales Gorge, but it is gorgeous in its own right. While still visited by a large amount of visitors to the park it isn’t nearly as busy as the other two popular gorges and that is what makes it great to visit. As everyone knows it can get very hot in Karijini and the waterholes that accompany the gorges comes at a great relief for travellers.
When you arrive at Hamersley Gorge you take a short stroll down some stairs (be careful as some parts of the decent are a little steep) and you will arrive at the waterhole. If you have time to explore the area, I would highly recommend it. If you travel upstream for 5 mins you will come to another waterhole that is fairly secluded and a great place to relax and enjoy one of the Pilbara’s gem locations.
This photo is an older one taken on my last camera a Canon 30d .
10 image stich
17-85mm f4.0 IS + Circ Pol
FL : 17mm