Karajuini – Monday 19th August 2013

Monday 19th August 2013

The map below shows what we did today. We drove to Joffre Falls Lookout and then to Knox Gorge. The Lookout is not very far from the camp but it is on the other side of the gorge so a drive of about 5 miles is needed to get there. A further 2.5 miles takes you to the Knox Gorge Lookout.

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Route taken to Knox Gorge on Monday 19th August 2013

The Lookout gives a different view of the falls and the amphitheatre.

Joffre Lookout
Joffre Falls from the Lookout

It is a steep walk into Knox Gorge and the signs at the bottom indicate that you should walk downstream. But upstream looked pretty good and that is the way we went.

Knox Gorge
Looking upstream at the base of the descent into Knox Gorge.

The rocks are Brockman Iron Formation and look as if they had been cast from molten iron! But of course they are sediments laid down 2.5 billion years ago.

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Brockman Iron Formation, Knox Gorge.

A few hundred yards upstream we came to a rather nice swimming hole which we much enjoyed.

Knox Gorge
Swimming Hole in Knox Gorge.

After an hour or two we went back to camp and got ready to leave Karijini. As you can probably tell we enjoyed our time in the Park and we came back almost 6 weeks later.