The moderate 2-kilometre Gorge Rim Walk follows the rim of Dales Gorge, in Karijini National Park, between Circular Pool Lookout and the beginning of the Fortescue Falls track. This Top Trail offers spectacular views and is ideal for those who don’t want to venture into the depths of Dales Gorge.
The Gorge Rim walk commences from the carpark at either end before approaching the lookout offering vertigo-inducing views of Circular Pool.
For the more adventurous, the steep trail down to the gorge floor to the sublimely beautiful Circular Pool, with its fern-lined crystal clear pool, trickling waterfall and sheer rock face backdrop, is well worth the effort.
Walk from here to Fortescue Falls for a swim, traversing flat pavement like rocks, through glades of reeds, paperbarks and across shallow streams and pools. Negotiate the rocks above the falls and follow a shady trail to Fern Pool, another tranquil swimming waterhole of spiritual significance to the local indigenous people.
Karijini is a bushwalker’s delight with an incredible variety of scenery and ecosystems and a range of trails from easy to moderately challenging.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Vehicle with up to 12 occupants: AUD13 per vehicle and Concession Fee of AUD15 per vehicle.
Vehicle with more than 12 occupants but not on a commercial tour: AUD7 per occupant (6 years or older) and Concession Fee of AUD2.50 per occupant.
Motorcycle: AUD8 per motorcycle.