• From the park at kalamunda allow 20-30 minutes .

      The walk is not the easiest and footing can be quite steep and gravelly hence dangerous if hurried .

      But the surroundings are highly scenic and it would be wrong to rush viewing them .

  1. This is one of my favourite spots .

    It is small and popular so one is unlikely never to have to share it with others .

    Apparently it was a favourite plunge pool and swimming hope for white people from the early decades of the 20 th century . The water is very clear and constantly running without dangerous currents . The stone embankment is stable , well formed and clean , affording sure footing and plentiful ledge space at waters edge .

    But to walk downhill from Kalamunda one follows a path having abundant signs of aboriginal use of the country up to and surrounding the pool : ancient eucalypts long hollowed out by fire , as well as cave and other hanging rock formations the overhangs of which are darkened with generations of smoke and soot .

    So, might the rocky pool be ( in white people s terms ) one of the worlds oldest aquatic centres in comtinuous use — given aboriginal people might well have been using the same place for the same purpose over the past 30 to 40 thousand years too ?

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