My partner and I are planning a 10-day trip to Karijini and Cape Range NP in mid-October. We would like some advice on transport and accommodation please.
We are planning to fly from Perth to Learmonth (arrive at midday), rent a 2WD at the airport and start to make our way to Karijini but spend the night somewhere on the way. Then we spend 3 nights in Karijini (camping at the eco-retreat), and maybe a 4th night in Tom Price on our way back to Cape Range. There we plan to spend 2-3 nights camping in the park, and maybe 1 or 2 nights in Exmouth for a break from camping (but still going to the park to snorkel). Then return the car at Learmonth and fly back to Perth.
1) the rental car person said we can drive in unsealed but gazetted roads. Are the roads up to the Karijini Eco-Retreat, and to the main gorges gazetted?
2) is there any place to spend a night between Exmouth and Karijini, since we probably won't be able to make it to the park (or even Tom Price) in half day?
3) is our itinerary reasonable? We also thought about fliying to PBD, renting a car there and then dropping in Exmouth but couldn't find a rental car company that operates at both places.
Thanks in advance!