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Hamersley Gorge Walk, Karijini NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 1 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

This is a dramatic gorge, full of colour texture and reflections and a great spot for a swim.

Hamersley Gorge is in the north-west of Karijini, further afield than the other gorges. Swirls of rock sweep down through the gorge and waterfalls rush into tranquil pools. There have been improvements to the site including sealed road access to the lower car park, a new constructed lookout, toilet and various infrastructure items.

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Just off Nanutarra Wittenoom Rd, Karijini National Park. 130km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

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There are a couple of walks around Hamersley Gorge. 

Hamersley Gorge Walk (Class 4) is a 1km, 3 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 3) is a 400m, 30 minute return trip. This walk begins as steps, allowing access for most visitors. This walk boasts ever changing light and astonishing colours and reflections which highlight the complex geological forces in the landscape.

Karijini is a bushwalker's delight, so while in the area try the many other walks including Knox Gorge Lookout, Knox Gorge, Joffre Lookout, Joffre Falls and Handrail Pool.

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Time / Duration

3 hours return

Length

1km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Just off Nanutarra Wittenoom Rd, Karijini National Park. 130km from Tom Price, which is 1500km (16 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Hazards & Warnings

During summer, temperatures frequently top 40 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.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

May to October

Fees

Entry fees apply to Karijini National Park - http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/fees

Trail Access

Air and road to Tom Price. Road to trail - 4WD recommended.

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