Discover magnificent Karijini National Park in unexpected ways, immersing yourself in the landscape, the culture and the sensual joys of the region. Through a personalised program of workshops, performances, tours and social events, the Karijini Experience is sure to inspire.

April 11 – 15, 2017 Tickets On Sale

The Karijini Experience 2017 will see over 30 new and exciting events over five days from Tuesday April 11 till Saturday April 15. Timed to coincide with the school holidays and the perfect Pilbara weather, the 2017 Karijini Experience has lots of opportunity for the whole family to get involved in the outback oasis of the Karijini National Park.

As well as many free, family friendly activities and workshops focused on art, culture and enrichment, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in culture, music, food and art while immersing yourself in the stunning Karijini landscape:

The Wirlarra Rising on April 11 is the official opening of the Karijini Experience, be Welcomed to Country during the full moon rising with a spiritual ceremony followed by the music of Frank Yamma and other talented Pilbara artists.

One of Australia’s most treasured musicians Archie Roach will the head line act of an incredible line-up including The Pigram Brothers and Josie Alec at The Moonrise Lounge on April 15.

The Opera in the Gorge will see the all Indigenous Wirlarra Ensemble perform with a WASO String Quartet on a spectacular natural stage within Kalamina Gorge on April 12 and 14.

The Culinary Experience on April 14 is sure to be a highlight, with Fervor presenting a three course fine dining experience under the stars with an exceptional line-up of entertainment, Theaker Von Ziarno an aerialist will perform on the trapeze, Mark Atkins didgeridoo virtuoso will perform a spine tingling performance with a WASO String Quartet, and DJ Gareth will wind this incredible night up with some dancing.

Respecting the capacity of the National Park to handle additional visitors means that tickets to the Karijini Experience are strictly limited. This is an exclusive event that allows people to experience this magnificent location in unexpected ways, immersing themselves in the landscape, the culture and the many sensual joys of the region.

Stay in touch and find more program information by following the Karijini Experience on Facebook.

About the Experience

Established in 2013, the core vision of the Karijini Experience is to create an iconic event that significantly raises the profile of the Inland Pilbara and the very special environmental and cultural assets that the region has to offer. In doing this, the event delivers a number of social, cultural and economic impacts that enhance and promote the Inland Pilbara including:


Celebration of environmental protection, connection and culture; Opportunities for capacity building and community development in the delivery of the event; and Driving social and multicultural inclusion and engagement.


A platform from which to celebrate the history and heritage of the Inland Pilbara; Provision for the maintenance and expression of traditional Indigenous culture; and Expression of contemporary arts and culture in a remote region of Western Australia.


Generation of excitement and buzz around the potential for growth in tourism and the resultant benefits that economic   diversification will achieve. This includes engagement of the key stakeholders into a discussion on how we build tourism in the Pilbara, as well as driving recognition and promotion of the importance of tourism to the small and medium sized businesses in the Inland Pilbara; Support and promotion of existing, developing and potential tourism product in the region; and The economic flow-through that occurs in hosting a major event in the Inland Pilbara, including overall increased tourism visitation as a result of raising the profile of the Inland Pilbara as a destination.

2017 Program

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2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors



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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors






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Sponsoring the Karijini Experience is a unique opportunity to support economic diversification and tourism in the Inland Pilbara while associating your brand with an unforgettable event.

To find out more about immersing your brand in the spectacle of Karijini National Park in the years to come, contact:

James Jarvis:, or

Amy Neville: