Weano Gorge is possibly the best introduction to the walks of Karijini. It has a bit of everything and it’s not too difficult.
You have a relatively easy walk down steps to the basin and a short meander between the layered rock walls and paperbark pools to Handrail Pool, which is great for swimming. For the intrepid explorer the adventure continues beyond the pool, though particular care needs to be taken.
Oxer Lookout is in the Weano Day Use Area, and provides unsurpassed views out over the junction of Weano, Red, Hancock and Joffre gorges. From here, the sheer enormity and grandeur of the gorges is evident. You can see the tiers of banded iron formation that tower over a pool at the bottom of the gorge.
Weano Gorge also has a Day Use Area with an information shelter, disabled access and toilets. It’s a great base from which to explore the many gorges that converge and into each other nearby – Weano, Hancock, Joffre and Knox gorges are all in the vicinity.
Whether you want to walk, swim, enjoy breathtaking views or just soak up the outback ambience while you picnic among the spinifex and snappy gums, Weano is the place. With good facilities, great lookouts and a wide selection of gorges all around, Weano offers spectacular scenery and a few small comforts.
Take care in the gorges, and leave if it starts to rain as flash flooding can occur.