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The Camel Trail at Millstream-Chichester National Park is a must-do bucket list experience if you enjoy hiking. Located near Karijini National Park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The Camel Trail starts at pretty Python Pool, and is an eight kilometre, three hour (one way) moderate walk following part of the old camel road. This Top Trail winds up the rugged sandstone escarpment of the Chichester Ranges, through rolling Spinifex covered hills, large termite mounds and passing McKenzie Spring before heading to the base of Mount Herbert. With fewer visitors and less facilities than near by Karijini National Park, the Chichester Ranges are remote and spectacular.

A walk along this amazing heritage trail in the early morning showcases a beautiful landscape of colour changes and is an opportunity to discover some iconic Pilbara wildflowers, such as Sturt’s desert pea, mulla mulla’s and the holly leafed grevillea. Python Pool is a permanent water hole (perfect for a swim) surrounded by shear red rock walls.

From the car park, follow the trail leading to the pool, then turn left and follow the steep trail up the escarpment. Look back for stunning views of the coastal plain. Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on and 


  • Hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography
  • Picnics
  • Swimming


  • Hiking trail - 8km | full day | grade 3 (medium difficulty)
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Stay back from cliff edges – they are about 100 metres high, often with loose rocks near the edge.
  • Flash floods can occur – do not enter gorges if there is rain in the area. If it starts raining when you are in a gorge, leave immediately.
  • The water in gorge pools can be extremely cold, especially between April and September; hypothermia can occur. Do not dive or jump into water.
  • During summer, temperatures frequently top 40 degrees Celcius. Carry plenty of water at all times.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Trails WA & WA Parks and Wildlife Service

Content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Camel Trail, Millstream-Chichester National Park

Address: Python Pool, Millstream WA 6716



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