Three Goanna's Pool (Desert Queens Baths) - WA

  Lake,River,Creek

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DEG: -22.465 122.261002
DMS: 22º 27' 54" S 122º 15' 39.61" E
UTM: 51 K 7515515mN 423970mE
Altitude: 384.25m

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Telfer WA 6762
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This is the principal pool at the mouth of the Desert Queens Baths gorge not far from the campsite.

This spot is only 50 metres inside the gorge and is a permanent source of good water. The name is due to the 3 goanna petroglyphs engraved high on the rock wall that are only visible in the late afternoon (see photos). When looking for the goannas in the afternoon, turn around to the south and look down the gorge approx 200m to a spot below where the shadows fall against the rock for caves and rock art.

The pool itself is about 70 metres long and 20 wide. It is sheltered on the western side by sheer rock walls of the gorge and shaded by white trunked eucalypts.

If you wish, you can continue up the gorge from here to explore more pools deeper within the gorge. Once past this stretch of water you have a walk of over 1.5 km across the rocky creek floor jumping from boulder to rock until you get to the first of many rock pools.

The second major pool in is "Kangaroo Pool". There is a large Cave and rock art on the left hand side of the pool which is largely invisible unless you take the time to walk across the gorge, through the gums and actually find the place (only 30 metres or so).

Be warned that Pool three is deep and chilly, getting very little warmth from the sun at any time during the day!

There are actually a series of eight (8) pools; four (4) of which are permanent and the rest semi-ephemeral dependant upon season.

The upper reaches of the creek are shallow and sandy leading to an eventual 'pound' catchment area of several square kilometres. This is a fantastic spot to rest a while and wander the rugged ranges. It will hook you.
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Telfer at 28/11:00pm WST
Distance from Three Goanna's Pool (Desert Queens Baths) 83.69km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
33.8°C39.0°C53%22.9°C1004.1hPa0.0mmCALM0km/hr
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Telfer Aero
Distance from Three Goanna's Pool (Desert Queens Baths) 83.69km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.25.42.52.916.546.9

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