Karijini

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Hidden away in one of the most inaccessible parts of Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia, Kermit’s pool is a stunning natural amphitheatre with carved into the iron-ore laden earth with a natural fountain tumbling into deep turquoise waters.

Karijini National Park is located approximately 1,500km North-East of Western Australia’s capital city, Perth, centred in the Hammersley Ranges of the remote Pilbara region. With it’s hauntingly rugged red beauty, the park is famous for its sheer gorges, waterfalls and cool swimming holes. Karijini National Park is without a doubt one of the most spectacular national parks in Australia.

The colours in the gorges have to been seen to be believed. The gorge walls are an incredible polished blue from the high iron ore content in the rock, and higher up the the gorge walls the colours are an intense red from the oxidised ore (rust). The deep emerald colour of the water is from the high mineral content. Truly remarkable, and yes, the colours here are real.

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