Karijini National Park is a National Park centred in the Hamersley Ranges in northwestern Australia.
This is an ancient part of the Earth. The banded iron formations exposed in many of the rocks in and around the gorges originated more than 2,500 Million years ago as iron and silica-rich sediment deposits accumulated on an ancient sea-floor. Over millions of years these deposits were transformed by the pressure of further sediments laid down over them, forcing trapped water to be driven out and gradually turning the sediments into tough, well-bedded rock.
The spectacular gorges, with their rock pools, waterfalls and wildlife are unique.