Kalgan Pool is situated deep in the eastern end of the Ophthalmia Range, about an hour and a half’s drive from Newman. It offers free camping beside a creek. The seasonal rainfall determines the depth and water quality of the gorge pool (or waterhole), making it semi-permanent.
The pool supports a large fish population, with turtles and large pythons adding to the aquatic mix.
Kalgan Pool is a magnificent part of the Pilbara and possibly the most popular and easily accessible waterhole near Newman.