Emma Gorge

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

3.4 km

↑ 124 m
↓ -124 m

Hard track
Starting from the Emma Gorge Resort at the top of Emma Gorge Road, El Questro Wilderness Park, this walk takes you into Emma Gorge, to a stunning waterfall and back via the Emma Gorge Walk Trail. Head into the hilly Cockburn Ranges via the Emma Gorge Walk Trail, either by yourself or with the help of the local guides. This picturesque gorge walk traverses rocky terrain under trees that give some shade, culminating during a beautiful oasis within the middle of the dry and dusty El Questro Wilderness Park. At the highest point of the walk, you'll be rewarded with two natural pools of crystal clear water. The other is harder to succeed in, but is fed by a spectacular waterfall and features a natural thermal spring in one corner. Relax by the shady edge of the waterhole, enjoy a refreshing swim and inspect to hunt out the recent spring before heading back. This is often quite a challenging walk, with a good little bit of walking along the dry streambed, some rock scrambling, water crossings and a couple of steep inclines. The trail is well marked, but the surface is extremely rocky and uneven, requiring walkers to tread carefully and have a cheap level of fitness. make sure you take enough water, sturdy walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. A Visitor Permit is required to travel to Emma Gorge and should be purchased at the start of the walk. there's no camping at Emma Gorge, but there is a stunning resort with tented cabins, a restaurant and a swimming pool. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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