Oxer Lookout

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Oxer Lookout is a must-see bucket list attraction located within Karijini National Park, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The Oxer Lookout offers breathtaking panoramic views of four amazing gorges. Checkout one of the most spectacular vantage points within the Karijini National Park. The lookout stands at the junction of the Joffre Gorge, Weano Gorge, Red Gorge and Hancock Gorge. See the awesome view from the lookout above down the sheer chasms into the crystal clear water, over 100 metres below. Then get a closer view with a walk along one of the many beautiful walk trails departing from the car park.

It is a short 15-minute walk to get to the Oxer Lookout from the Weano Gorge car park, though this depends on the number of photos you stop to take, make sure you allow a bit of extra time to soak up the amazing scenery along the way. Karijini National Park has a number of spectacular gorges, cool rugged rock pools, waterfalls, wonderful wildlife and amazing scenery.

There are a number of excellent picnic areas and camping grounds within the park. The Karijini National Park is a one hour drive north east of Tom Price and a 16-hour drive from Perth.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Hiking / bush walking
  • Photography
  • Picnics


  • Hiking trails
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic area 
  • 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.

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