Joffre Falls Lookout

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Joffre Falls is a must-see natural bucket list attraction located with Karijini National Park in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Enjoy a waterfall moment at one of Western Australia’s most photographed natural beauty spots, Joffre Falls Lookout. Take a walk to the inviting plunge pool at the bottom of Joffre Gorge and a cool, refreshing dip awaits downstream from the falls.

You can choose to make your journey there an epic adventure, by taking the 15-hour outback drive from Perth, or following the legendary Warlu Way from the Coral Coast, or by joining a four wheel drive tour. To get there fast, hop on a 1-hour-and-45-minute flight from Perth to Paraburdoo, and pick up a hire car.

The lookout is a one-hour-and-20-minute drive from Karijini Visitor Centre. From the car park, head to the lookout for dramatic views over the plunge pool at the foot of the natural amphitheatre carved by the falls. Follow the marked 100-metre trail to the base and venture deeper into the gorge on the three-kilometre trail, cooling off with a dip downstream. While dry for much of the year, the falls are at their best after winter rains.

Choose from the camping and glamping options available in Karijini and explore the park’s ancient landscape of gorges, rock pools and waterfalls.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography
  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Picnics


  • Hiking trail - 3km return | 2 hours
  • Lookout
  • Car park

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.
  • Dingoes are common around the Dales campground. They may scavenge for food and can be aggressive. Do not feed dingoes, supervise children at all times, walk in groups and store food in your vehicle.
  • • Always enjoy waterfalls from trails and marked viewing points. Do not climb over barriers as cliff edges and slippery surfaces may cause injury or death.
  • Only swim where permitted. Don’t jump from cliff edges into water bodies.
  • Swimming near or under waterfalls can be dangerous due to strong currents, submerged hidden rock ledges and other dangers. The force of a waterfall can be incredibly strong and unfortunately, many people have drowned. Follow warning signs and take caution.
  • 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: Australia's North West Tourism

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

Location & Supplier

Joffre Falls Lookout

Address: Joffre Falls Lookout, Karijini WA 6751


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