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If Indiana Jones was going to explore down under, Karratha would be his cuppa. Aboriginal art, including famous rock etchings, and giant boulders are all over!
But you don’t have to turn up with a whip-and-khaki ensemble to enjoy your time in this Western Australian destination (unless you want to go for the “archaeologist chic” look, which is always encouraged in these parts). Any traveller with a taste for the outdoors and a mind to witness the “Staircase to the Moon” is welcome.
Nope, it wasn’t built by Pink Floyd.
Grab Karratha car hire, and the entire Pilbara Coast is yours for the taking.
Jump back into your Karratha car rental and head to Miaree Pool, where you can enjoy a refreshing afternoon dip in the water.
You didn’t rent a car in Karratha only to limit your exploration to a small patch of terrain. Nope, you’re taking your ride about 70km south, where you enter Millstream Chichester National Park. Cliffside swimming holes, pods of gum trees and lily pad-laden wetlands await.
(We would make a leapfrog joke here, but it’s beneath us.)
Next, point your compass north and drive 78km to Hearsons Cove. A spectacular sunset is practically guaranteed, and between March and October you can glimpse the elusive “Staircase to the Moon”, a mesmerising optical illusion that makes the moon look like it’s climbing mudflat stairs to the sky.
Book Karratha holiday packages on Wotif today, and your next great adventure begins tomorrow!