Event a tourism drawcard
This year’s Karijini Experience is expected to be a major tourism drawcard for the Pilbara.
Nintirri Centre chief executive James Jarvis said the event attracted more and more visitors each year. He said he hoped the Karijini Experience would not only encourage Pilbara locals but “destination discoverers” to visit the region.
“They’re the crew down in Perth and the South West that see an event, will chuck the kids in the back of the car, get all their camping gear in and say we’re going to Karijini for the school holidays,” he said. “We’re providing an alternative (for) people to instead of going all the way up to the Kimberley or only as far as the Gascoyne — come to the Pilbara.”
Mr Jarvis said he hoped visitors attending the Karijini Experience would stop by other tourist hotspots in the region.
“We’ve got these amazing assets and while you’re here. . . head back to the coast, go and see Karratha and do some of the tourism opportunities with Clinton Walker on the Burrup,” he said.
This year’s Karijini Experience program features an eclectic array of culinary, cultural, heritage, family events from April 11-15.
Department of Parks and Wildlife ranger Steve Berris takes Karijini Experience guests on a stroll to Joffre Gorge.