Hamersley Gorge Weano Gorge, Hancock Gorge
Karijini National Park Travel Blog› entry 11 of 21 › view all entries
Karijini is the second largest park in western australia. by far the most spactactular hiking i have done yet.the trails lead into deep breath taking gorges with crystal clear rock pools and waterfalls. Early start today as per usual up around 5:30 to 6:00 am. first stop is hamersly gorge. it is not a long walk but it is an amazing place to swim the water is fed by a small waterfall and is cold when i get in. the sun has not had time to warm it up. next we are heading to Weano gorge, the highlight of which is handrail pool. the first part of the walk is relativly easy, but then the trail ends suddenly in to a stream about waist deep. we all stop not sure what to do. then we see people on the other shore of the stream and it turns out oyou have to wade through water on these walks. the pool at the end is spectaular though it is freezing as the cliff walls are so high you have to crane your neck all the way up to see the top.
next we went to hancock gorge. the spider walk was a disappointment because it was not manitory it only happened to be a very narrow part of the gorge where you could get both your hands and legs on the wall. kermit pool was better because you could rock jump into it. and thank god for the amphitheature because it is the only warm spot between freezing pools of water.