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About Mandu Mandu Walk, Cape Range NP, Exmouth
By far most visitors to Exmouth focus their attention on the incredible marine environment of Ningaloo Reef. There are however some landbased attractions worth looking at. One of these attractions is a great walk that goes up Mandu Mandu Gorge deep into Cape Range National Park.
The walk trail begins 14 kilometres south of Milyering Discovery Centre on the Yardie Creek Road. From the carpark, the trail enters the dry creek bed of loose water-smoothed rocks. On both sides sheer vibrant red cliffs rise dramatically. The trail has markers along the way as the route is not easily descernable with all those rocks.
Look carefully and you may see rare rock wallabies in shady areas of the gorge walls. After a while the trail rises steeply out of the gorge onto the plateau where numerous flowering plants can be seen. Its a bit of a hard slog, but don't think the worse is over just because you made it to the top. There are several steep ups and downs to negotiate before getting back to the carpark.
It is highly recommended that this walk be done early in the day as it is often extremely hot.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 2 hours
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
Mandu Mandu Car Park,Cape Range NP, 40 km from Exmouth, 1200km north of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
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Hazards & WarningsThere is no permanent water and very little shade.
There is bush camping in Cape Range National Park and a small shop located at the Milyering Visitor Centre. All other facilities are located in Exmouth.
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to November
National Park Fees
Drive, bus to Exmouth or fly to Learmonth 1200km north of Perth. 2WD access to Cape Range NP
Prohibited ItemsNo pets in National Parks
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Jacey Kraut rated Mandu Mandu Walk, Cape Range NP, Exmouth a 4 out of 5
From the creek bed we could look up and see climbing figs and many birds and some kurrajong trees. Wildflowers sling the top too.
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Mandu Mandu WalkRiver bed in Mandu Mandu Gorge
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