This national park, about 90 minutes drive from Karratha used to be 2 parks, and previously they had been grazing properties. On the way here the hills looked very green, but the closer we came to them it was apparent the the greenness was clumps of spinifex which obviously has great colonising properties as some of the land was very stony.
|The beginning of the wildflowers|
|Green hills covered with spinifex|
After the walk we did the Snappy Gum drive of about 40 km around the park. This took us, strangely, past a water pipe, probably taking water to a mine somewhere, across the Fortescue River and through some quite arid areas. Stunning scenery though.
Next stop was Deep Reach, a massive swimming area used a lot by locals on day trips. Ther were a range of different wildflowers here and a massive flock of cockatoos which inhabit the trees on the far bank of the river. The clifftop walk and lookout gave us another view of this massive river, one of the longest in WA.
Views from the lookout
Millstream Chichester NP has a few longer and much more strenuous trails which we chose not to do, saving our energies for Karijini NP which is our next destination.