Kermits Pool, Hancock Gorge

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Australia's North West Tourism

Australia's North West Tourism

Australia's North West Tourism

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This hiking trail is for very experienced walkers and a high level of fitness and agility is required.

From the Weano Gorge car park, walk to the top of the ladder that descends into Hancock Gorge. If you decide to descend the ladder into the gorge, make sure you read all of the Hancock Gorge information first.

Climb carefully down the ladder and walk downstream toward Kermit’s Pool. You will need footwear suitable for walking through water and gripping slippery wet rocks. You must return the way you came. Turn back if you think the return trip is too difficult for you or your companions.


  • Hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Swimming
  • Photography


  • Walking trail - 1.5km return | 2 hours | class 5 (very difficult)
  • Lookout
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Stay back from cliff edges – they are about 100 metres high, often with loose rocks near the edge.
  • Flash floods can occur – do not enter gorges if there is rain in the area. If it starts raining when you are in a gorge, leave immediately.
  • The water in gorge pools can be extremely cold, especially between April and September; hypothermia can occur. Do not dive or jump into water.
  • During summer, temperatures frequently top 40 degrees Celcius. Carry plenty of water at all times.
  • Dingoes are common around the Dales campground. They may scavenge for food and can be aggressive. Do not feed dingoes, supervise children at all times, walk in groups and store food in your vehicle.
  • Always enjoy waterfalls from trails and marked viewing points. Do not climb over barriers as cliff edges and slippery surfaces may cause injury or death.
  • Only swim where permitted. Don’t jump from cliff edges into water bodies.
  • Swimming near or under waterfalls can be dangerous due to strong currents, submerged hidden rock ledges and other dangers. The force of a waterfall can be incredibly strong and unfortunately, many people have drowned. Follow warning signs and take caution.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: Australia's North West Tourism & WA Parks and Wildlife Service

Content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Kermits Pool, Hancock Gorge

Address: Kermits Pool, Weano Rd, Karijini WA 6751


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