Canyon sights in Western Australia
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Perched above the confluence of the Hancock, Weano, Joffre and Red gorges, Oxers Lookout is genuinely stunning. It may not be the easiest place to get to, but the sense of splendid isolation only adds to the effect.
In a place as vast and (usually) dry as WA, the magnetism of fresh water is enhanced. When that water takes the form of four separate creeks, slicing deeply into the ancient red rock, then tumbling many storeys down dark, jagged gorges, that magnetism is irresistible. To get to Oxers, you'll need a 4WD to negotiate the sometimes-rugged Banyjima Drive, the unsealed road that leads into the heart of Karijini. Access becomes more difficult during summer deluges,…