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Address: Charles Knife Rd | Cape Range National Park, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia

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Spectacular shothole canyon views in the middle of a flat 7km circuit

The views on the drive up Charles Knife canyon are fantastic, with plenty of spots to safely pull over for photos. The last km from the picnic spot to the carpark at the start of... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2015
Andrew H
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are scared of heights this is not recommended. A short walk from the car park to the top of the hill looking down the canyon. well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Great short trip, close to Exmouth and easily accessible to all. Didn't do the walk but the drive was worth the views.

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Thank Elaine C
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Took this trip with the Ningaloo Safari Tours day tour. Amazing rock formations and good commentary on how this range was formed.

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Thank donnaboswell
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Views on the drive up to the lookout were more impressive than the lookout itself but worth going to see.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

The drive along is good but no views from the actual lookout. The final km is very rough so do not waste your time going there.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

The views on the drive up Charles Knife canyon are fantastic, with plenty of spots to safely pull over for photos. The last km from the picnic spot to the carpark at the start of the walk is pretty rocky and requires careful driving in a 2WD or a softroader. You could walk in, adding 2km to the total walk.... More 

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1 Thank Andrew H
Paris, France
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Reviewed 28 December 2014

Well worth it. Better driving a 4wd and take lots of water if you want on actually doing the long walk after the long cool ride along the edge of the canyon.

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Thank JerSystem
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

Best bit are the views on the drive up the gorge. It's 4km sealed then 11km gravel road and the last 1km is pretty rough. Best to take a 4WD. Thomas Carter lookout itself is not much to write home about. We did not end up doing the walk as we came too late in the day and it was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This walk is about 7 kms long, and is reached after a scenic drive along Charles Knife Road. We have a small 2WD, and although it is quite rough, our car coped fine. The walk is the best we did in the area and we loved it. It is not an easy walk so not recommended if you don't like... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We did this in the dry and it was accessible in our 2WD Toyota RAV4. The views on the way up along Charles Knife Road are amazing. The walk is best done in the beginning of the day, with long pants, good shoes (both to protect against the spinifex) a hat and plenty of water. A reasonable level of fitness... More 

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