Hamersley Range and Karijini National Park Areas

As regular readers will know, on Fridays I like to showcase a video from somewhere in Australia. I have to say, these are my favourite posts of the week, because I often get to see something or somewhere that I otherwise would not have seen.

For example, my last video post was called Fernvale and Chinchilla, Two Remote Queensland Towns and although I have been to Fernvale, I’ve never been to Chinchilla. So, not only did I get to see that town for the first time, I also got to see two extreme weather events that took place in Queensland during that week.

As another example, I’ve not yet seen a huge wild lizard here in Australia, but I did get to see one when I wrote my post The Perentie: Largest Monitor Lizard in Australia.

I’ve also never been to the Hamersley Range and Karijini National Park areas. Like the two towns mentioned earlier, this is also quite remote, except this place is a fair distance from my house. Over 5000 km to be precise, but apparently I can do it in about 54 hours by car when there is no traffic.

Thanks Google…

Karijini distanceAnd with even bigger thanks to Dan Proud and this incredible piece of film, we can check out this remote area together. My thanks also go to reader Damian Todres who brought this video to my attention. This is six hours of video footage edited down into just four minutes; sit back and enjoy ‘HAMERSLEY: a pilbara aerial film’.

This video is best watched in full screen mode, simply click on the square/pointy arrows icon in the bottom right corner to do that…

HAMERSLEY | a pilbara aerial film from Dan Proud on Vimeo.

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  • Frank A Gilling December 31, 2015, 10:07 am | Link

    I agree with you Bob, the numbers do not stack up for Disney but there is always room for another theme park on the Gold Coast. Personally I have not heard any rumours about Disney on the coast so I am not sure where that information came from. At the moment a big war is waging over The Spit and Wavebreak Island where multi story luxury hotels and casinos and a ship terminal and a water theme park are proposed. BTW on a drive to Main Beach yesterday we saw crowds of people lined up to use the mini water world on the Broadwater. Holiday time is frantic so another fun park, anywhere would be welcome.

    • BobinOz January 3, 2016, 6:48 pm | Link

      Time will tell I suspect, but I’m sure my daughter won’t be too disappointed to see another theme park down the Goldie 🙂

  • Frank Gilling December 24, 2015, 11:45 am | Link

    Hi all, just thought I would add my sixpenneth worth. I live on the Gold Coast. We have Movieworld, Wet n Wild, Paradise Country, Outback Spectacular, Dreamworld and White Water World. All of them are easily accessible beside the M1.As well we have attraction in and around Surfers Paradise and of course the wonderful beaches and not to mention the fabulous Broadwater which stretches from Nerang, through the Gold Coast and is a waterway to Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River and on into Brisbane itself.Is there room for another theme park? You betcha. Every time I pass by those attractions I see full car parks. I also see lots of vacant land beside them. Using full car parks as a guide – I am talking about normal week days, not school holidays – I believe there is room for another player.

    • BobinOz December 30, 2015, 8:03 pm | Link

      This is to do with djmcbell’s suggestion below that Disney may be coming here? Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see it, I’m just still not convinced the numbers will be right for Disney. They don’t have that many parks worldwide, but the ones they do have are well placed for mass visitors.

      Paris, a couple in the USA, Hong Kong, I’m just not sure Australia would be their next target. I know those parks do get busy though, Mrs Bob and my daughter went to MovieWorld on the holiday Monday this week, one of the main rides had a two hour wait.

      So, it wouldn’t surprise me to see another park built, I’m just not sure it would be Disney.

  • djmcbell December 24, 2015, 1:41 am | Link

    Ooh, someone likes their drones.

    We’ve been researching a fair number of places we’d love to visit when we’re in Australia and found a fair few. Which is quite amusing because we mainly go on holiday for theme parks (of which apparently there’s a new one being looked at for the Gold Coast, possibly a Disney park), but there seems to be so many places in Australia we just want to explore. Guess we’ll have to add this to the list.

    • BobinOz December 24, 2015, 3:15 am | Link

      Yes, those drones are getting very popular. Could have somebody’s eye out with so many of them flying around.

      Disney on the Gold Coast? I’ll believe it when it happens, I’m not sure there’s enough people living here for them to cough up the dough to make it. Would be good if they do though.

  • Kamma December 14, 2015, 1:04 am | Link

    Bob, thank you so, so much for sharing that. It was so beautiful.

  • frankeeg December 13, 2015, 10:29 am | Link

    G’day Bob, Welcome back.
    Like you I am recovering from broken wrist surgery. Actually the surgery part has long healed. Its the side effect of swollen hand, wrist and fingers from nerve damage I suffered in the fall which means 12 to 18 months before I am fully recovered. As always enjoying your stories.
    Happy Chruistmas

    • BobinOz December 14, 2015, 7:25 pm | Link

      Happy Christmas to you as well Frank. I hope that injury won’t stop you from raising your beer glass during the festive season 🙂 I know mine works, I’ve tested it.

      Let’s hope we both recover well in 2016.

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