About PilbaraEngulfed by a 2.5 billion year old landscape, the Pilbara is a premier adventure destination. Covering some 500,000 square km of land, the Pilbara contains three world class national parks, including Rudall River and Karijini - regarded as one of Australia’s most stunning natural assets. Karijini is a tapestry of deep red gorges, secluded emerald rock pools and ice blue waterfalls. If you only have time to visit one spot, make it Fortescue Falls, where two waterfalls cascade into Fern Pool - a permanent swimming hole surrounded by lush vegetation. The gateway to Rudall River National Park is the mining town of Newman which is home to the single largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world. Take a walk along the Burrup Peninsula near Dampier and you’ll find tens of thousands of ancient Aboriginal rock carvings. For fishing and diving adventures, head for one of the many coastal towns such as Karratha and join a boat trip to the Buccaneer Archipelago or Rowley Shoals Islands.