Hamersley Gorge Walk
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Nanutarra Wittenoom Road

  • End: Nanutarra Wittenoom Road

  • Location: Karijini National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1500km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -22.257277

  • Longitude: 117.986088

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Hamersley Gorge Walk is a 1km, grade 4 return hike, located in Karijini National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Take a dip in the natural spa pool at Hamersley Gorge in Karijini National Park, and enjoy a spa treatment the way nature intended - surrounded by amazing rock formations almost as old as the Earth itself.

There are a couple of walks around Hamersley Gorge.  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. Hamersley Gorge Walk (Class 4) is a 1km, 3 hour return walk. One of the more difficult walks in the Gorge, the track leads upstream past still pools and polished boulders to 'The Grotto’ - a fern-lined chasm, well hidden in the eastern side of the gorge. Swirls of rock sweep down through the gorge and waterfalls rush into tranquil pools. You can clamber through the pools and up the rocks to an upstream pool known as Spa Pool; a heart-shaped pool where you can relax under a small waterfall. Karijini is a bushwalker's delight, so whilst in the area try the many other walks including Knox lookout, Knox Gorge, Joffre Lookout, Joffre Falls and Handrail Pool.  

About the region

Karijini National Park offers spectacular rugged scenery, ancient geological formations, a variety of arid-land ecosystems and a range of recreational experiences. Covering 627,422 hectares just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Hamersley Range, Karijini National Park is Western Australia’s second largest national park. Massive mountains and escarpments rise out of the flat valleys. The high plateau is dissected by breathtaking gorges, and stony, tree-lined watercourses wind their way over the dusty plain. Erosion has slowly carved this landscape out of rocks that are over 2,500 million years old. There are many beautiful gorges and sites to visit in Karijini National Park, but be sure to include Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Weano Gorge and Oxers Lookout.

Getting there

Much of the southern half of the park is inaccessible. Visitors concentrate on the spectacular gorges in the north, with their rock pools, waterfalls and unique wildlife.

You can enter Karijini National Park from Tom Price, Roebourne, Port Hedland or Newman.

Be aware that distances travelled can add up quickly when touring this park. The nearest fuel is over 80km from Dales Campground at Munjina Roadhouse or Tom Price and around 70km from the Karijini Eco Retreat to Tom Price. A trip from Dales to Weano via the shortest route is about 112km return. Plan your visit carefully.


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

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

Region: Karijini National Park, North West

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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