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About Hamersley Gorge Walk, Karijini NP
There are a couple of walks around Hamersley Gorge.
Hamersley Gorge Walk (Class 4) is a 1 kilometre, 1 hour return walk. One of the more difficult walks in the Gorge. Swirls of rock sweep down through the gorge and waterfalls rush into tranquil pools.
Hamersley Waterfall Walk (Class 4) is a 400 metre, 30 minute return trip. This walk boasts ever changing light and astonishing colours and reflections which highlight the complex geological forces in the landscape. This walk begins as steps, follow the steep decent down to the pool at the base of the waterfall. There are some obstacles, a good level of fitness is recommended. Do not attempt to access upper pools.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful Items
Carry adequate water. To avoid dehydration each person needs to drink one litre of water every hour of walking
Wear sturday footwear and remain on established trails.
Avoid sunstroke and sunburn - wear sunscreen, long sleeves and a hat.
Just off Nanutarra Wittenoom Rd, Karijini National Park. 130km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & Warnings
During summer, temperatures frequently top 50 degrees Celcius. Carry plenty of water at all times. 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.
Leave gorge promptly if it begins to rain.
Do not dive or jump into water.
Avoid walking on wet rock.
- Car Park
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
May to October
Entry fees apply to Karijini National Park
Air and road to Tom Price. Road to trail - 4WD recommended.
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Swimming in Hamersley Gorge
Hamersley Gorge trail to the main pool
Descending into Hamersley Gorge
Hamersley Gorge waterfall
Hamersley Gorge upper pool
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