Rock Pool walk
Bidjara and Karingbal Country

1 h to 1 h 30 min

3.4 km
circuit

↑ 63 m
↓ -63 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Carnarvon Gorge car park and camping area, this walk takes you along Carnarvon Creek with a sandy foreshore, perfect for sunbathing and having a relaxing picnic after a good swim (in the designated area). Remember to bring some insect repellent to protect yourself from the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitoes). Expect to get wet feet in the creek crossings and avoid a midday hike under the blistering sun. Let us begin by acknowledging the Bidjara and Karingbal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-25.0595002,148.2389335)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Carnarvon Highway, A7, Rewan.
  • Turn on to Wyseby Road, 2 then drive for 18.1 km
  • Turn left onto Obriens Road and drive for another 25.5 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 210 m
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Nature Trail.
After another 95 m (at the intersection of Rock Pool Walk & Nature Trail) continue straight, to head along Rock Pool Walk.
After another 570 m cross the ford.
After another 20 m cross the ford.
After another 20 m cross the ford.
After another 180 m cross the ford.
After another 15 m cross the ford.
After another 90 m cross the ford.
After another 1.1 km find the "Rock Pool" (115 m on your left).
Rock Pool
Rock Pool

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Turn right, to head along Rock Pool Walk.
After another 60 m pass the toilet (7 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Rock Pool Walk.
After another 205 m pass the car park (on your right).
Then to find the "Rock Pool".
After another 5 m turn right, to head along Obriens Road.
After another 750 m continue straight, to head along Obriens Road.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Obriens Road.
After another 90 m pass the car park (35 m on your left).
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Obriens Road.
After another 65 m turn right.
After another 70 m pass the BBQ (65 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 130 m come to the "Carnarvon National Park camp ground" (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the "Dunnies (toilets)" (9 m on your right).
After another 25 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Rock Pool walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.4 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 3.3 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.1 km apart with the largest gap of 1.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.9 km[toilet]
Camp site
3.3 kmCarnarvon National Park camp ground
Toilet
3.4 kmDunnies (toilets)
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