After setting up at the basic Dales
campground, have a wander to the Fortescue
Falls viewing area. If you are fit and have
sturdy hiking shoes, allow another day for a
descent into the gorge and the walk to
Circular Pool (or as far as you are able to go).
Be sure to take the short side-track upstream
to Fern Pool, just one of the multitude of oases
in the park.
Back on the main Class 4 trail, continue to
meander downstream past Fortescue Falls
and on through the gorge. By the time you get
to Circular Pool, you might want to go for a
swim in the chilly waters.
Other walks include the Class 3 Gorge Rim,
which is best attempted on a cooler day, or
earlier in the morning. This gives you
magnificent views of the gorge.
There is a basic campground
WOULD BE A TRAGEDY TO
TOUR THE PILBARA REGION
AND NOT VISIT KARIJINI.