Hamersley Gorge Walk

9 min to 10 min

410 m

↑ 24 m
↓ -24 m

Hard track
Starting from the car park at the end of Hamersley Gorge Road, Karijini, this walk takes you on a stroll in Hamersley Gorge. Hamersley Gorge is host to a beautiful pool and allows visitors to observe ancient geological rock formations in different textures, colours and shapes. It is a great place to relax as you can have a dip in the pool and then rest under the shade. There are stairs down the gorge that do not have handrails or supports, and there are certain sections that require rock hoppings. The area is also prone to flash floods; check the weather before visiting. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-22.2572965,117.9861812)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Northern Highway, 95, Karijini.
  • Turn on to Wittenoom-Munjina Road, 136 then drive for 40.5 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 85 m
  • Turn slight right onto Nuanutarra Munjina Road and drive for another 890 m
  • Turn left onto Nanutarra Road and drive for another 45.1 km
  • Turn left onto Hamersley Gorge Road and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Keep right onto Hamersley Gorge Road and drive for another 55 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Hamersley Gorge Road (approximately three kilometres southeast of the intersection with Nanutarra Road), walk towards the brown 'Hamersley Gorge-Minthukundi' sign. Follow the paved track downhill for 5 metres and turn right from the green 'Walking at Hamersley Gorge' sign. Head down the stairs (on your left) and continue along the Hamersley Gorge track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Then head up the steps (about 150 m long)
Find the Hammersley Gorge Turnoff - Karijini NP at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
Find the Hamersley Gorge at the start.
Find the picnic table at the start.
Find the seat at the start.
After another 3 m turn right.
Then come to the viewpoint (20 m on your left).
Then pass the "Walking at Hamersley Gorge" (4 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the "Hamersley Gorge" (15 m on your left).
After another 100 m turn right.
Continue another 55 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 205 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Hamersley Gorge Walk

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 410 m
Time 9 min to 10 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 0 m from the start.

Seat: There is one 15 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
0 m[toilet]
15 m[seat]
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