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Great views - like a mini grand canyon

The walk itself - 6 kms - was hot and rather scrubby but eventually rewarded us with a magnificent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

We only got to spend a couple of hours looking at the canyon but are planning more time when we go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Charles Knife Canyon Rd | Gascoyne Region, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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The plaque suggests allowing up to 4hrs for this walk...do not let this put you off. The trail is pretty easy; we did the walk in 2hrs 10min without rushing. As others have said take plenty of water and go early if you can as...More

Thank GPA1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk itself - 6 kms - was hot and rather scrubby but eventually rewarded us with a magnificent view. Great views o Ningaloo and the gorge on the way up. Take lots of sunscreen and water

Thank joden61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only got to spend a couple of hours looking at the canyon but are planning more time when we go back to do hiking - absolutely beautiful!

Thank KarenKJ74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not far out of town was the turn off. We recommend having a 4x4 as the roads get quite hairy up there, some scary drops but amazing views. Parked up and hit the trail walk. Very long walk for my kids but they enjoyed it....More

Thank emmamarielavery
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was awesome. There is very little said about this place by the tourist centres, but is the most spectacular attraction in Exmouth. I have not seen the grand canyon, but this definitely is way better than Kalbarri. If you come to Exmouth, this is...More

Thank Jaytle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what amazing views! Easy drive for the most part and so many places to stop to enjoy the views and vista. A good little time filler on the way to the airport. So glad we drove up to the top.

Thank KMH67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you have driven around the Exmouth area and seen what the environment is like, to drive up Charles Knife Road at Cape Range national park and experience Charkes Knife Canyon, it's a surprise. I never expected to find a canyon in this region based...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed this drive into the Canyon beautiful colours and scenery. Can do some of it without a 4 wheel drive but would recommend 4 Wheel Drive in some places as road a bit rough. Great Australian colours

Thank ausloz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only had a 2wd sedan so only drove about 50m beyond the end of the sealed section of the road. There had been some recent rain so the unsealed section of the road looked very rough so we decided not to continue. There are...More

Thank Kerryn A
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Amazing, looking across the rocky outcrops all the way to the sea. The contrast between the cliffs, caves and rocks to the turquoise sea was stunning.

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September 13, 2016|
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Response from Sue D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does but not sure last time it flooded. But does flow during wet season depending on how much rain they have. It was dry wen we were there.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from Terry Q | Reviewed this property |
Check road condition with the Information Center, you don't need a map as its only one road in, lots of really good viewing spots as you drive along but it stops eventually at a viewpoint and then you turn around and drive... More