Ormiston Gorge and Pound
Ormiston Gorge offers a number of walks of varying length,
including the Ghost Gum Lookout Walk that takes you to the lookout platform
extending out from the cliff face. There are fantastic views down into Ormiston Gorge
and along the escarpment.
Whilst the Ghost Gum Lookout walk can be done in 20 minutes by walking to the
lookout and return the same way, you can also continue on pass the lookout and
and loop back down into the gorge. This loop walk takes approximately 1.5 hour.
For the more adventurous there is the Pound Walk, that is an approximately 3-4
hour loop walk.
You can still see that there was plenty of water from the recent rains having
filled and passing through the gorge, a big change from a few months ago. The
waterhole itself is near-permanent, and can offer great opportunities for
swimming. Swimmers should be aware that most waterholes can be extremely cold
and prolonged exposure can result in hypothermia. Swimmers should also be aware
of submerged logs and rocks.