Australian Escapes: The Pilbara
Belinda's recent trip to the Pilbara region had us all dreaming about exploring the arid lands of Australia's north west.
Known for its rich red gorges, vast abundance of iron ore and historic Indigenous archaeological sites, the Pilbara has some of the world's most stunning ancient natural landscapes. But Belinda was particularly awestruck at the abundance of beautiful and native flora that also populated the region. Native orange, native tobacco, gum trees, eucalyptus - unique and exotic foliage everywhere, expanding into the horizon.
Located in the north-western tip of Western Australia, Pilbara is home to the massive Australian mining industry in crude oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore - such a contrast from the beautiful Karijini National Park where nature is vivid with deep rocky canyons that lead to peaceful plunge pools. A hidden oasis in the middle of dry lands.
To access Karijini National Park you can fly from Perth to the small Western Australian towns of Karratha, Tom Price or Newman. The best time to visit is during Australia’s late autumn, winter and early spring.
A cute little lizard taking shade in a tree.
Layers of iron ore.
Images by Belinda