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Shothole Canyon

Shothole Canyon Rd | Cape Range National Park, Gascoyne Region, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
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Signs say 4WD essential. Easily done in a AWD and would be OK in 2WD so long as you have a bit of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
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Perth, Australia
4wd drive through

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

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Tassieadventurer
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Exmouth, Australia
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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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"dry river bed"
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"lovely drive"
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"spectacular scenery"
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"cape range"
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"track"
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"4wd"
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"bumpy"
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"erosion"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 .

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

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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Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you've done all the whale-watching, reef-viewing, and snorkelling, and want to see something different, then give this unassuming but stunning canyon a visit. If you have even a passing interest in geology, then this area will blow you away. River erosion, wind erosion, and...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Named after the explosive charges used for the search for oil back in the 50s Quite rugged road & 4WD recommended although high clearance 2WD would be ok Drive is along the dry river bed at bottom of gorge with dramatic rock formation either side

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice drive provided that there isn't heavy rain forecast. The road weaves in and out of a dry river bed that looks like experiences flash flooding. I doubt that the road would be passable after one of these events. We did it...More

Thank BrianBurrell
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were recommended to go and have a look by a friend so went there in our lovely 2wd VW sedan. Silly us didn't read the signs at the beginning of the road which recommended 4wd only and so proceeded down the 13km of rock...More

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