Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)

Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)

Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)
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Peter_B_Simons
Portland, Australia641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This walk is worth the effort. The climb down is well defined and not hard with some care. The walk through the gorge is spectacular and especially where it narrows as come to landing and handrail. I found with rock shoes to walk in the water, not on the shinny rocks as had more grip. Need both hands on the handrail after the platform. Supposably this platform is new in the last couple of years. It does give you a place to stop before descending down the hand rail section using both hands. The pool at bottom is large and had plenty of water in it. Options to get into the next section is to swim across or walk along te far edge but is is very slippery. A great experience and great to take a few pics.
Written 13 September 2022
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia4,679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We missed Handrail as it was closed in 2021 so had to do it this time.So glad we did.Its a Grade 5 walk but Im not super fit and could do it.I thought it would actually be harder to get into the Gorge using the handrail but it wasnt with steps to help you.Hold the handrail between your body and step down either side and there are steps to get down.Lots of people there as it was school holidays(bugger) but it was still beautiful and the water was very cold.Expect to get your feet wet on the walk in but take the time to look at your surroundings.Its stunning
Written 29 July 2022
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natasha b
Perth, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This may have been my favourite Gorge. It would have been more awesome had I not slipped and fractured my wrist earlier that day at Fortescue Falls. Them's the breaks. So it is possible to do Handrail Pool 1 handed, but as it's still a Class 5 trek, I do not recommend this ridiculousness. It was worth it for me but with the closest hospital at Tom Price - it's your call.
Written 22 November 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia2,540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
This is a must do! The walk in was rocky and tricky in some areas but if you are up for it, do it, just take it easy, think before you move and wear the right shoes. The end pool is so awesome and you can continue past the pool towards the end if you love adventure as you will go through the stunning gorge which will take you through cold waters which you need to swim to pass through. It’s a great thrill and is extremely slippery in some areas so be careful and if you aren’t comfortable then don’t do it, as we were speaking to a ranger and found out many get injured out here!

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Written 4 October 2021
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy2,128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Like most of the tourists who go to Karijini we also had in the plans of the visit the most beautiful challenging points in these gorges including the Handrail Pool. At the visitor center we were informed that the Handrail Pool is closed because there have been many accidents among tourists including a fatality in April. Unfortunately, they had no information on reopening times. Although we were able to visit Hancock Gorge with the spider walk, Joffre Falls, Hamersley Gorge and Dales Gorge we were left with the feeling of not having completed the visit of this unique national park and, even if it is very difficult that we will be able to return, we keep Handrail Pool between the places we dream to visit.
Written 11 August 2021
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Ian_from_Canberra
Canberra, Australia1,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
Be aware that the track to Handrail Pool is closed, and likely to remain so, after a fatality there recently. In fact, the whole Lower Weano Gorge track is closed so you can only do the Upper half of the gorge.
Written 7 July 2021
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D&M
Perth, Australia322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
After driving 6 hours from Karratha to Karijini Eco Retreat and dodging monster road trains going both ways, the last thing I wanted to do was drive another 15kms (unsealed road) and do a hike. I was pleasantly surprised once I got whacked by my wife to gently traverse the downward rocky outcrops to the base of Weano Gorge. This relaxed hike meanders gently along a flowing creek and loops back up the other side back to the car park. I think it is a great introduction to the National park and has prepared us for tougher hikes in the coming days.
Written 28 May 2021
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EdiBa683
Switzerland1,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The lovely hike to the handrail pool with beautiful reflections is worth to do it. The walk is moderate and we saw many impressive old rock formations. That's what Karijini NP makes special. The scenery is unique and amazing
Written 31 January 2021
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Steph Kloeckener
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The largest part of this gorge is not as picturesque as Hancock Gorge, but the last 100 m more than make up for the first part. You walk through a rather narrow part of this gorge and if the light is right, it's just incredible! And the you're rewarded with a swim in the very cold water of the Handrail Pool.

Climbing down to the pool looks a lot more terrifying than it actually is. Just hold on to the rail and you are good to go.

If you are halfway good at climbing, you can complete the way until Handrail Pool without getting wet. You don't even have to climb high (less than 1m).
You'll have to cross the Pool to do the last part. Take your time getting in the water as it is very cold and when temperatures reach 40*C you could risk a heart attack.
Written 7 December 2019
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jonesey_e
Perth, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This was one of the shortest walks in the park and one of the easiest if you are sure footed as you do have to climb down along the handrail to get to the pool. The pool was gorgeous but the highlight was sitting on the rocks when the sunlight was just right and the pool was empty resulting in fantastic reflections of the rocks in the pool which resulted in some great photography shots!
Written 10 November 2019
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