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Shothole Canyon

Shothole Canyon Rd | Cape Range National Park, Gascoyne Region, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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Harsh enviroment

Unfortunately we didn’t have much time to explore but this area gave us a real insight into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
micheleduffy123
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Hobart, Australia
Haven’t I seen this place in movies.

It’s that kind of place as you drive along the floor of the canyon. Caves up on the sides, rock... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William J H
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Parramatta
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“unsealed road” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Shothole Canyon Rd | Cape Range National Park, Gascoyne Region, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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"picnic area"
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"unsealed road"
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"ground clearance"
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"lovely drive"
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"rock formations"
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"worth the effort"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"cape range national park"
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"track"
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"4wd"
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"2wd"
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"bumpy"
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"plateau"
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"river"
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"awd"
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"dramatic"
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"rugged"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn’t have much time to explore but this area gave us a real insight into the harsh enviroment. Despite that it is quite beautiful and many wildflowers were in bloom

Thank micheleduffy123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s that kind of place as you drive along the floor of the canyon. Caves up on the sides, rock formations carved out by wind and water, wild flowers in spring. Not far from the Frank Knife Canyon and similar but where FK views are...More

Thank William J H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You definitely need a 4WD and the road is very bumpy at times but the drive through the canyon is amazing and at the end there is a lovely area to park and have a picnic, and there are toilets!!

Thank annettep39
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The drive alone was enjoyable. The view at the end was a little limited as the higher part of the walk track was closed, however it was still a great trip. Such beautiful and unexpected countryside in this area.

Thank KMH67
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Signs say 4WD essential. Easily done in a AWD and would be OK in 2WD so long as you have a bit of ground clearance. Exmouth is well knwon for beaches, reef, Whale Sharks, Manta Rays etc so get out and see some of our...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

ok to see, and easy access. Could do it with a 2wd., but not after rain. no need to let down tyres .

1  Thank Tassieadventurer
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A beautiful canyon, nothing you would expect after all the flat land around. It did get very hot, take plenty of water.

Thank Sabine S
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the canyon thinking when we get to the end we would see the shot hole, this was not case and were disappointed. Still a lot to look at and see as your driving in. We went in our Mitsubishi Outlander and it handled the...More

Thank Poppy R
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Some really great photo opportunities to be had doing the 13 km drive out along this track and I’ll bet it’s wonderful when there is a bit of water around. Thought we may have seen a bit of wildlife around but that wasn’t to be....More

1  Thank Vicki R
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Be mindful of how hot it can get in there. it was only 30 degrees and it felt uncomfortable. if 40 or so, this place would be dangerous to wander to far. Enjoy the ruggedness of this gorge and it is good to see to...More

Thank Joshua H
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