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Really beautiful walk!

It took us just over an hour instead of the recommended 2 to complete the circuit and kept stopping... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The colours of outback Australia.

This was our first stop from getting off the plane, and what a fantastic area, we were stopping... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Jim M
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Charles Knife Canyon Rd | Gascoyne Region, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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All reviews sealed road breathtaking views loop trail wheel drive beautiful country take photos off road vehicle rough gravel road well worth the visit easy drive interesting rock formations photo opportunities amazing colours both sides cape range national park coral bay well worth the effort
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took us just over an hour instead of the recommended 2 to complete the circuit and kept stopping to take lots of photos. The terrain was up and down with some steep bits climbing on the the top of the hill which is where...More

Thank alexg242018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was our first stop from getting off the plane, and what a fantastic area, we were stopping every 50 to 100 metres to take photos and look at the changing views. Extremely beautiful area and it shows the harsh beauty of the real Australian...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Thanks to Exmouth Safari Tours, Dave (a surveyor turned guide) explained the extensive geological formations and history - really old and clear too see in the layers.

Thank Harvey0848
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It's inside the big hill 25km south of Exmouth opposite the old prawn factory. Stunning views and great vistas!!! I think its at its best in the morning for photos but sunset produces some amazing colours too and the stars from here are the brightest...More

Thank Rusty E
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The canyon is well worth the visit which can be done by walking or driving. We drove - half the road is sealed, the rest is unsealed but okay for 2WD. The view of the canyon is spectacular and drive along the ridge top very...More

Thank AndrewM1968
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing drive , the canyon is breath taking, well worth a little rough road. Never expected it to be this good, a recommended trip.

Thank happycamper1951
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The views are amazing and there are so many. Not a bad drive up on a good road, in good weather. Don't miss this location.

Thank Everett B
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Drive into long winded road. I never thought that we ride on the ridge. It is so pretty to see down. Interesting rock formations!!

Thank EllenAndySoo
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The team on our whale diving trip described this canyon as Australia’s Grand Canyon, May be not quite but should not be overlooked. Just south of Exmouth the canyon is spectacularly cut into the limestone Cape Range. The bands of colour in the rock, the...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Charles Knife Canyon drive is an easy 4WD journey and if there is no water in the canyon is drivable with a 2WD vehicle. The countryside is quintessential Australian. There is a pleasant picnic site at the end of the drive.

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13 September 2016|
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Response from Sue D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does but not sure last time it flooded. But does flow during wet season depending on how much rain they have. It was dry wen we were there.
23 April 2016|
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Response from Terry Q | Reviewed this property |
Check road condition with the Information Center, you don't need a map as its only one road in, lots of really good viewing spots as you drive along but it stops eventually at a viewpoint and then you turn around and drive... More