Mandu Mandu Gorge is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Learmonth, Western Australia, Australia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

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Explore part of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area in Cape Range National Park. Mandu Mandu is a Class 4 ramble above the bed of an ancient river that carved the sheer walls of the gorge over millions of years. Early mornings are often the best times to view wildlife as you walk. The start of the trail is 11km south of Milyering Visitor Centre, on the right side of Yardie Creek Road. There are no facilities, no permanent water and very little shade.

Department of Parks and Wildlife dpaw.wa.gov.au

The conditions of Cape Range are harsh (the temperature can soar to over 50 degrees in summer). Walks should only be attempted between April and September. Wear suitable footwear and clothing and notify a friend and park ranger before leaving. The following day entry fees are payable to visit the Cape Range National Park: $11 per vehicle (up to eight legally seated people) $5 per concession cardholders or motorcycle $5 per passenger or $1.50 per concession cardholder in a vehicle with more than with occupants but not on a commercial tour Eligible concessions: Seniors Card, Age Pension, Disability Support, Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), Companion Card A range of national park passes which save you money and allow multiple Department of Parks and Wildlife park entries are available from DPaW offices and Milyering Visitor Centre. Visit DPaW's website for further information (www.dpaw.wa.gov.au). Camping fees are payable in addition to park entry fees. Entry fees are only payable on the first day when camping. Camping fees are payable from the first night.

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Peter Johnstone
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Winter, midday, scattered cloud, light winds, temperature mid 20’s C. The trail is well marked and defined. The first few hundred metres are over karst limestone and hard packed sand before descending slightly into the round stones of the gorge riverbed. Careful footing is required over these stones and they continue for about a kilometre before the trail does a near vertical climb up the side of the gorge to the rim. This section and the remainder of the distance traverses karst limestone and requires sure footing. On reaching the rim, the trail dips into a side gorge and climbs even higher to a further rim. The views of the gorge and out to sea are impressive and worth the climb. The trail then generally follows the rim of the gorge, dropping into and out of several side gorges along the way. A very interesting walk, especially once past the river stones section.

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Avery Klein
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The views were neat, and there were few people on the trail. Not our favorite in the area. The hike itself was easy, with a few steep areas as you climb onto the rim of the gorge or lower into it, but otherwise not much elevation change. It is rocky, so wearing sturdy shoes is a must.

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Calista .
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Very steep climb and unstable ground. Markers are fairly easy to follow. Stunning view from the top. Take plenty of water.

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Kylie Walking
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Took an hour to complete, unstable ground with rocks, well worth doing though, view at the top is beautiful.

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Marianne Sommer
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Claire Chambon
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Great walk not too steep. Did it during a very Sun day and it was fine

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Diamond Nuts
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Very good short walk, did it in the heat of the day but found shade in the Gorge. Saw a wild billy goat. Very quite no other walkers when we walked the trail. Take lots of water and enjoy. NB This walk is not near Pemberton

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Monique Chiricosta
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Josh Clifford
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Raelene Kenyon
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Sophia Nimphius
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Marlee Calabro
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Dmitry Ulupov
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Saskia Mosimann
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Alahna FitzGerald
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Rene Buteau
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Sara Henley
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Rachel Warner
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Alison Belot
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Sasha Cunningham
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Chris Moylan
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