The Karijini Visitor’s Centre has been recognised with a silver award for visitor information services at the prestigious WA Tourism Awards. The 49th annual Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards brought together the best in WA’s tourism industry at a gala night in Perth on November 13, with the innovation and commitment of businesses celebrated across 27 categories. The Karijini Visitor’s Centre is held in high esteem for it’s design — representing a goanna moving through country an — which is symbolic to the Banyjima Aboriginal people. The tail represents their history, the head the future direction of the traditional owners, and Aboriginal Law in the centre or stomach. The high, weathered steel walls of the visitor centre mimic the sheet-sided gorges that are a feature of the park. Inside the centre there are displays exploring the flora, fauna and geology of the park as well as telling the stories of local Aboriginal people and their culture. The $4 million visitor’s centre was opened in 2001 by former premier Geoff Gallop.