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About Temple Gorge Trail, Kennedy Range NP
If camping at the spectacular Temple Gorge campground, there's no need to hop in the car and drive to the trailhead. The trail starts right here at the campground. The walk to the fork in the trail is easy enough and here you'll get an inspiring view of the rock face that looks like a temple.
However, if you are up to a bigger challenge, you can branch right and take the Class 4 route. It's longer, boulder strewn and needs to be undertaken with care as you scramble up and down the slopes. At the end you are rewarded with a seasonal rock pool under the gorge walls. It's a good place to stop and soak in nature.
This is one of six walk trials in the park – Temple Gorge, Honeycomb Gorge, Drapers Gorge, the Escarpment Trail (leading to the top of the range), the Escarpment Base Trail, and Sunrise View.
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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
Additional Useful ItemsEach person needs to carry and drink 3 to 4 litres of water per day of walking;
There is no drinking water in the park.
Walk in groups of at least 3 people in case of emergency; one to stay with the injured person and one to seek help
The Temple Gorge carpark near main campground, 150km from Carnarvon which is 900km (9.5hours) 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 & WarningsThe risks from exposure and dehydration are significant in this area. Carry 3 to 4 litres of drinking water per person
FacilitiesTemple Gorge campground is a bush campsite. Camping fees apply. Toilets are provided but there is no water available. To assist visitors, Parks and Wildlife Campground Hosts are usually based at the campground from May to September.
There is a ‘communal’ fireplace at the Temple Gorge campground. To protect wildlife habitat and the ecology of the national park, please collect wood before getting to the park. Collecting wood in the park is not permitted and personal campfires are strongly discouraged.
Accommodation is available at Gascoyne Junction (Junction Pub and Tourist Park) and at the Mount Augustus Tourist Park
- Car Park
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
May to November. Walking is not recommended from December to March when temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius
No entry fee at this National Park
Road, 2WD gravel road, check road conditions with the Carnarvon Shire
Prohibited ItemsNo pets permitted
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