Dales Gorge

Gorge in Karijini National Park

From the Fortescue Falls car park (just south of Dales Campground), a trail descends steeply via a long staircase to stunning Fortescue Falls (the park's only permanent waterfall) and a photogenic swimming hole, behind which a leafy 300m stroll upstream reveals beautiful Fern Pool.

You can enjoy a 2km gorge-rim trail from the start of the Fortescue Falls track to Circular Pool lookout, with great views into Dales Gorge. The Circular Pool lookout is also connected to Dales Campground by an easy walking trail.

For a lengthier walk (for more experienced bushwalkers), head 1km downstream, along the gorge floor, from Fortescue Falls to picturesque Circular Pool; ascend to Three Ways Lookout and return to the car park along the gorge rim.