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Temple Gorge Trail, Kennedy Range NP

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

The moderately challenging, Class 3 Temple Gorge Trail is located near the campground in the Kennedy Range NP. This 2km return trail follows a dry creek bed to a sandstone rockface known as the Temple.

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The Temple Gorge carpark near main campground, 150km from Carnarvon which is 900km (9.5hours) north of Perth

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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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Time / Duration

Up to 2 hours

Length

2km return

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The Temple Gorge carpark near main campground, 150km from Carnarvon which is 900km (9.5hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

Difficulty Notes

For a more challenging walk turn right at the fork in the trail - Class 4

Hazards & Warnings

The risks from exposure and dehydration are significant in this area. Carry 3 to 4 litres of drinking water per person

Facilities

Temple 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
  • Camping
  • 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

Fees

No entry fee at this National Park

Trail Access

Road, 2WD gravel road, check road conditions with the Carnarvon Shire

Prohibited Items

No pets permitted
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