Weano Gorge

Karijini National Park

The Upper Weano is dry, but the steep track winding down from the car park to the Lower Weano narrows until you reach the perfect, surreal bowl of Handrail Pool (150m, 30 minutes return). Hiking in the gorge itself may involve wading through cold water.

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