Located in the north west corner of Karijini National Park, Hamersley Gorge is the most remote of the gorges.
It offers a tremendous view of folded bands of coloured ancient rocks, with stepped waterfalls at the base of the gorge.
From the trailhead, it is a 400m walk down roughly hewn steps to the gorge floor. Hamersley Gorge is somewhat wider than other gorges in the park, and offers more expansive views on the descent into the gorge itself. Here you will clearly see how the layers of rock bent and buckled before they pushed their way to the surface millions of years ago. At the base of the gorge, take a dip in the delightful gorge pool and relax in the shade of the trees.
A short walk from the carpark, a newly constructed lookout offers views of the gorge for those who don’t want to undertake the trail into the gorge.
Note: Hamersley Gorge is the access point for Spa Pool. As of November 2017, the trail to Spa Pool remains closed due to the difficulty of that section of the trail and injuries sustained by walkers. Please adhere to the safety directions posted by park rangers.
If you are staying within the park, exit at the Banjima Drive West entry station on Karijini Drive; turn onto the Mt Bruce Road, then onto Nanutarra Road travelling north east, before turning onto the Hamersley Gorge Road. Both the Mt Bruce and Nantutarra-Munjina Roads are unsealed; however access to the lower car park at Hamersley Gorge is along a sealed road.