West Coast Day 113 - The Hammersley

Thursday, Nov 12, 1998 at 01:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Because we were able to explore Millstream yesterday we decided to move on to Karijini National Park. Again, we took the route via HI service road.

Just as we entered the park we stoped for swim at the first gorge - Hammersley Gorge and went upstream to find the "spa pool" as we had seen pictured in the Tourist Office and on postcards. It was almost better in reality.

After a few hours we walked back up the steep rock steps to find a cool spot for lunch. We drove for an hour without finding one bit of shade and arrived at Dale's Gorge and camp ground. We were so disappointed to find only red rocks and red dust and absolutely no shade in the camp ground. Each NP in WA costs $8 per vehicle entry fee for as many days as you like but then camping is $8 per couple per night on top of that. Neither the Adcocks nor us had anything smaller than $50 notes so we didn't pay at the self-registration centre and figured we'd pay the ranger who we expected would arrive in the morning. After setting up camp we walked down the steep steps to Dales Gorge and swam until it was nearing sunset and then returned exhausted to cook our camp dinners.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
Always working not enough travelling!
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