Dales Gorge, Fern tree pool, Fortescue Falls, Circular Falls and Pools

Karijini National Park Travel Blog

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view from the top of dales gorge

the second section to the park is the Dales Gorge section, which is the more visitor friendly section as the roads are sealed and the camping is much much cheaper. the hikes are also much much easier except at the start and the end getting down into the gorge, after that it gets boring.

fortescue falls was pretty dry at this time of year but would look amazing during the wet. Fern tree pool is as picturesc as it gets surrounded lush green vegatation and towering canyon walls. also the pool is fairly warm as the waterfall that feeds it is super heated by the sun. it feels like warm tap water if you go under it.

circular falls was none existant at this time of year, but the pool was still nice, though cold as it rarely gets sunlight,  it was not nearly as lush as fern tree pool.  perhaps the coolest part of the walk was man made. halfway between fren tree pool and circluar pool is a barren section, where over the years people going by have created rock wish men, so there are now hundreds of them of all shapes and sizes in this little clearing. out of the two sections of the park the hamersley section is so much better. it is the only time i have felt i was really exploring or adventuring whilst hiking.

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view from the top of dales gorge
view from the top of dales gorge
looking down at fortescue falls
looking down at fortescue falls
half way down to the falls
half way down to the falls
the falls
the falls
fern tree pool
fern tree pool
relaxing under the super hot water
relaxing under the super hot water
comming out of the forest into the…
comming out of the forest into th…
making our own. making the stone c…
making our own. making the stone …
little bit of rock climbing
little bit of rock climbing
nearing circular falls and pool
nearing circular falls and pool
circular falls.... well if it was …
circular falls.... well if it was…
circular pool
circular pool
view from the top of the gorge
view from the top of the gorge
Karijini National Park
photo by: amanda576