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4WD) Manning Rd | Via Gibb River Road, Western Australia 6728, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the parking area a short walk to the first pond. In the middle of this pool is a rock. The information was that you need to wade to the rock and behind the rock to the other side. However, near the rock is was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed October 24, 2018

To reach the gorge you have to swim across the river before hiking the rest of the way. It is worth the effort - we were the first (and only) visitors in the morning around 7:30 a.m. The campground at the start of the hike...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Manuela K
Reviewed August 26, 2018

There are many gorges along the Gibb River Road and this is not the best one. It is a long walk from the camp and the fond memories that you might have had are forgotten after the long slog back to the camp.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Worst place I’ve stayed at in 4 months travelling. Very expensive and only 3 toilets and 3 showers for very busy campground. There were approximately 300 campers. The generator is turned off at approx 8pm. So toilets in darkness and cold showers. Que was huge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank debconxx
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Manning Gorge is an absolute must on any Gibb River Road trip. My partner and I stayed 2 nights at the Manning Gorge Campground which is located about 7km from the Gibb River Rd. Bookings and payment are made at the Mt Barnett Roadhouse before...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ZaylaT
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The campground is basic, but had everything we needed. After a hot day it was good to plonk in the waterhole. Got up at dawn the next day to walk to Manning Gorge. A highlight of the Gibb River road. Nothing like wading through a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

We stayed overnight at the campground - try and get a pitch on the edge and enjoy the wilderness - and made an early morning start to the Gorge. Fun crossing of the creek on a push-you-pull-me leaky boat, then a nice walk. Even early...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Angela M
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with our tour group and had a very good time. There is lots of bird life and although the walk to the Gorge is hard the views and surrounding landscape are beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 9waynep
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Lovely stay mt Barnett caravan park had to swim across manning river to get to the start of the walk 3.5km very rocky and tiring but worth seeing the manning water fall had a swim glorious day loved every second of it

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Charmaine/Chris J
Reviewed May 27, 2017

The Gorge is pretty but you are not told you have to cross a deep creek to commence the walk which is otherwise an easy stroll But the camp is a disgrace totally feral up to 600 people in peak season with only 3 toilets...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Liz K
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