Kalgan's Pool - WA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -23.187366 119.699081
DMS: 23º 11' 14.52" S 119º 41' 56.69" E
UTM: 50 K 7433175mN 776294mE
Altitude: 571.52m
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Western Australia 6753
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Kalgan Pool is situated deep in the eastern end of the Ophthalmia Range. Much of the journey to the gorge is in/along the Kalgan Creek water course which requires a 4WD to negotiate due to loose shale, river rock, and stretches of water. Access to this site is 4WD only with snorkel due to water crossings.

To get here, you should fill out a permit application (gold coin donation) to drive on the BHP gravel road (available from the Newman Visitors Centre). The trip from Newman to the Kalgan's Pool is slow going, taking about 80 mins on mostly rocky tracks with gravel and corrugations.

There are actually two spots to camp at the Kalgan's Pool - either on the side you arrive on, or cross to the other side.

NOTE: Kalgan Pool itself has suffered badly since the dewatering of the aquifer under/near to the Hope Downs iron ore mine was allowed to go ahead in 2014. All of the once beautiful waterholes in the Newman Waterhole Circuit have been adversely affected, these being Kalgan Pool, Thunder Gorge, Eagle Rock Pool/Falls and Three Pools. However, there's oodles of crystal clear water being pumped into Kalgan Creek about 1.2km down stream of Kalgan Pool which has created a whole new scenario.
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Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 06/04:00pm WST
Distance from Kalgan's Pool 27.46km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
40.3°C33.8°C7%-2.1°C1003.8hPa0.0mmNNW22km/hr
12knots
35km/hr
19knots

Closest Climatic Station

Newman Aero
Distance from Kalgan's Pool 27.46km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C39.436.934.731.727.223.123.026.030.334.837.338.9
Mean Min. °C24.923.921.417.311.66.86.17.711.917.420.823.8
Mean Rain mm62.776.340.119.417.115.214.97.54.45.612.338.0

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