Mandu Mandu Gorge

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Australia's Coral Coast Tourism

Australia's Coral Coast Tourism

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Mandu Mandu Gorge must-do bucket list natural attraction located in the Cape Range National Park, near Exmouth on Western Australia's Coral Coast. There is a three kilometre walking trail that allows access into this dry gorge starting from the end of the Mandu Mandu track and follows the northern ridge of the gorge, offering stunning panoramic views over the surrounding landscape.

The walking trail begins 14 kilometres south of Milyering Discovery Centre on the Yardie Creek Road. From the carpark, the trail enters the dry creek bed of loose water-smoothed rocks. On both sides, sheer vibrant red cliffs rise dramatically. The trail has markers along the way as the route is not easily discernable with all those rocks.

"Mandu" is the local aboriginal term for a layer of rock-bed, with the other two layers called "Trealla" (the thinnest layer) and "Tulki" (the hardest layer and Tulki beach is named after this limestone). Mandu is the third main layer of limestone and is the most easily visible layer in the Cape Range National Park. This limestone can be seen in the lower regions of the gorges, it is a whitish, chalky and relatively soft limestone.

We suggest going early in the day to explore Mandu Mandu when it’s cooler. Ensure to keep an eye out for the resident population of rare black-footed rock wallabies that live along the gorge walls. This is an easy walking trail suitable for children.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Photography
  • Picnics


  • Walking trail - 3km | easy grade
  • Car park

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.
  • 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 apply to enter Cape Range national park 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.

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Content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service, Australia's Coral Coast Tourism & Aussie Bucket List®

Location & Supplier

Mandu Mandu Gorge

Address: Mandu Mandu Gorge, Unnamed Road, Cape Range National Park WA 6707


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