Handrail Pool, Weano Gorge, Karijini NP

Need to Know

  • Time

    2 hours return
  • Distance

    1.5km return
  • Trail Start

    To reach the Start of the 'Handrail Pool' trail, follow the 'Lower Weano Trail', north of information shelter at carpark
  • Degree of Difficulty

     Grade 5 - Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

    As the gorge narrows, the trail changes from Class 3 to Class 5. Take care as you negotiate the slippery rocks on your climb down to the chilly waters of Handrail Pool.

  • What to Pack?

    Be prepared to get your feet wet. However, be mindful that the water in gorge pools can be extremely cold, especially between April and September; hypothermia can occur. Do not dive or jump into water.

    Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.  Show Pack

  • Best Time of the Year

    April to October
  • Facilities

    • Car Park
  • Hazards & Warnings

    Important: Flash floods can occur – do not enter gorges if there is rain in the area. If it starts raining when you are in a gorge, leave immediately. Stay back from cliff edges – they are about 100 metres high, often with loose rocks near the edge.
  • Prohibited Items

    Do not proceed beyond Handrail Pool; No dogs allowed
  • Downloads

  • Access to the Trail

    Air ( Paraburdoo) and road (>1500km from Perth); Road to trail - parts unsealed - 4WD recommended but 2WD possible depending on conditions. Roads to Gorge may be closed after heavy rain. Check conditions before travelling.
  • Download KML

    Download KML File (Disclaimer applies)

  • Trail Contact

    Karijini Visitor Centre
    Telephone: (08) 9189 8121
    Web: http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/karijini-visitor-centre
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