About this place
If you love bushwalking, this is for you.
This moderately difficult walk trail is a Class 4 walk, 3km return trail. The trail meanders along a rocky creek bed and deep into a gorge. A steep path takes you up onto the gorge rim where on your return you can enjoy spectacular views of the Ningaloo Reef and surrounding country. Keep an eye out for wildlife including black-flanked rock-wallabies and birds of prey.
Best experienced in the early morning or late afternoon.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Extreme heat can be encountered when walking in Cape Range National Park. Between November and March temperatures can often exceed 45°C. Walking during the cooler months and during cooler times of the day is strongly recommended.
- Carry and drink adequate water (minimum of 4L per person), and wear sunscreen, long sleeves and a hat. There is no water and very little shade in the park.
- Wear sturdy footwear, follow the trail markers and remain on the trail, for your own safety.
- Stand well back from cliff edges. Undercutting by erosion can lead to weak sections that may collapse under your weight.
- Before you leave, tell a responsible friend or family member where you plan to walk and when you expect to return. Remember to let them know when you’ve returned safely.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Mandu Mandu Gorge.
We recognise and acknowledge Baiyungu, Thalanyji and Yinigurdira people as the traditional owners of Cape Range National Park and adjoining Ningaloo Marine Park. We are proud to be in joint management with the traditional owners to look after these special areas for future generations to enjoy.