Hancock Gorge
Hancock Gorge
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Peter_B_Simons
Portland, Australia641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The rock steps down to the two ladders are step but not that hard to do with care. Once at the bottom it is a great walk looking up at the rocks and sky. As there had been some rain in last few weeks there was a small flow of water still. The first two pools are easy to traverse. The third one, the options are to scamper along the rocks of wade through waist high water to next section. The walk over rocks is rated at grade 5 walk. Overall it is not hard walk over rocks but is shoes get wet they can be slippery with the foot traffic over years. Well worth the effort.
Written 13 September 2022
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia4,679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We didnt do this walk last time we were here as we were limited with time and had done all the others that day and were too tired.Went back and did it and Kermits Pool.Fantastic.I didnt swim through to the end but got close enough to see the end.You will have to wade through very cold water and scale tiny ledges and narrow passages with running water.It is a hard walk and one of our group fell on her but going through the narrow water passages.Its a Grade 5 so that gives you an idea how hard it is.A steep decent into the Gorge and then transversing rocks and water.Stunning and so glad we did it
Written 29 July 2022
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Jonique Life
Australia2,540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This walk is so amazing and full of adventure. It actually says on signs they prefer you to wade though water rather than scaling rocks so it makes it slightly easier if you don’t feel comfortable rock climbing some areas but some areas you will have to scale some rocks but just take your time and wear appropriate footwear, reconsider doing this walk if you aren’t comfortable with this. It was well worth it to the Kermit Pool as it’s something so unique, it’s a secluded small clean pool with amazing surrounds of the stunning gorge. It was not as busy when we were there and we wish the hike was longer, it’s very short.

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Written 4 October 2021
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
The first part of the trail leads from the top of the Hancock Gorge to its floor. This part is not difficult also because at the end there are two metallic ladders that allow you to overcome the steepest part. Then we proceed without great difficulty on the stones on the sides of the small river passing from one side to the other. We then reached a first shallow pool that you can cross easily by walking. This is only the first contact with water so it is advisable to have a waterproof bag in which, if necessary, to store the camera and other material that should not be wet. The second pool is deeper, even 2 m, so the blue trail markers are placed on the steep wall to its side with people climbing along the gorge wall. Swimming can be an option. Thus you arrive at the amphitheater where you get ready for the most challenging and final stretch of the route: a short very narrow stretch where the water flows between vertical walls that are about 1 m apart. This part is called spider walk because the most athletic people face it by stretching their hands and feet sideways and walking in this way on the walls without touching the bottom like a spider would. Others proceed more slowly with their feet in the water, helping themselves with their hands to overcome the most difficult points, where the water jumps even for more than 1 m and in the sections of the bottom that could be slippery. We used reef shoes to get a better grip. This trail is really spectacular and very famous and it is certainly one must to do for those who visit the Karijini NP, even if, being grade 5, the decision to follow it, even if only partially, must be taken with responsibility.
Written 12 August 2021
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aimoverseas
Sydney, Australia670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Hancock is the best gorge in Karijini. It’s a really good adventure - climbing and swimming down through slot canyons and beautiful pools.
We managed it with a 7 and 10 year old. Only tip is to bring warm swimming gear - a wetsuit preferably - for the kids as they can get cold quickly down there.
Written 8 May 2021
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EdiBa683
Switzerland1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This hike was tough. During the challenging hike we visited Hancock Gorge, Spider Walk and Kermit Pool. Sometimes the trail goes steeply downhill, there are natural steps and some loose rocks. We also had to climb down or horizontal through the narrow gorge. Everything was included.
The hike was quite adventures and part of it difficult. It is not a problem if you are fit and sure-footed. Good shoes and enough water are necessary and don't forget your swimming gear. The hike was amazing.
Written 31 January 2021
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steveamcb
Perth, Australia673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
Enjoyed wading through the cold water to the Amphitheater, and then onwards to Spider-Man Gap and Kermits Pool. Rated as Class 5 hiking.
Written 26 July 2020
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mmantle2020
Perth, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Family
What a fantastic experience! Hancock Gorge was certainly challenging but what incredible scenery and so worth the effort. We swam all the way to the end of Handrail Pool and scrambled through Spider Walk to Kermit’s Pool. Awesome stuff.
Written 9 July 2020
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Steph Kloeckener
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Hancock Gorge is incredibly picturesque and an incredible gorge hike (some parts are level 5!). I especially love the pool at the end of the hike. Just wish it was possible to continue onwards to the level 6 parts.

You have to cross a small natural pool close to the beginning of this gorge hike, so prepare for wet shoes and trousers.
Written 7 December 2019
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jonesey_e
Perth, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
This gorge was all about the journey, the kids loved swimming through the pools to get to Kermit pool at the end, it was a fun journey!
Written 10 November 2019
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