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The West Kimberley area contains the Devonian Reef National Parks of Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek plus the King Leopold National Park containing Bell Gorge. Many other features are found on pastoral leases or Aboriginal community land.
All the parks and gorges listed are accessed via the Gibb River Road which stretches some 700 kms between Derby and Wyndham. The road is unsealed over most of its length. High clearance, four-wheeled drive vehicles are recommended as they allow the flexibility to access most gorges.
A number of tour options from 1 to 14 days are available from Derby. These enable you to and visit this magnificent country with local guides.
Most gorges along the Gibb River Road are accessible between May and October. Travel is restricted November to April due to flooding and road closures.
Mt Hart- Turnoff is located 240km north of Derby along the Gibb River Rd. Shady riverside camping facilities and overnight homestead accommodation stays will enable guests to access Mt Mathew, Talbot and Yellow-man Gorges.
190 kms from Derby 8 kms off Gibb River Road.
The road to this gorge is for experienced 4 Wheel Drivers only. The gorge has a spectacular waterfall early in the Dry. The narrow, deep canyons are features all the year around. It can be a hazardous gorge and extreme care should be taken when exploring and climbing.
No Camping. Camping at Windjana Gorge or Silent Grove Campsites
214 kms along the Gibb River Road from Derby, 29kms off the Gibb River Road.
Bell Gorge has managed Campsites at Silent Grove (19kms from the Gibb River Road) and Bell Gorge. Bell Gorge is one of the most attractive in the West Kimberley and is worth more than an overnight stay. Boab trees line Bell Creek, which cascades through a series of falls through deep gorges. Rock climbing and walking rewards the visitor with spectacular views.
Dry Season Only (April to November dependent on weather conditions)
Silent Grove - flushing toilets and showers.
Bell Creek - drop toilets
Camping Fees apply -Rangers are present April to October dependent on weather conditions
Dimond Gorge & Sir John Gorge
247kms along the Gibb River Road from Derby and 92 kms off the Gibb River Road.
Turn off at Mount House station and travel in a southwesterly direction to enjoy these two magnificent gorges on Mornington Station. You can canoe, bird watch and explore the upper reaches of the Fitzroy River. Mornington Wilderness Camp is under the management of Australian Wildlife Conservancy, dedicated to conservation.
Managed campsite or tented accommodation available all with hot showers and flushing toilets. Restaurant.
Canoes for hire and day trips from the camp can be arranged.
Fees on application.
286kms from Derby.
A delightful spot where you can break your journey for a few hours and explore these waterholes in the Phillips Range. Day use site only. It is requested that visitors camp where toilet facilities are provided eg. Manning Gorge /Mt Barnett or Bell Gorge.
Manning Gorge & Manning Falls
306 kms NE of Derby.
The Kupungari Aboriginal Community welcomes visitors to Manning Gorge and maintains the camping area. Camping is adjacent the tranquil pools of the lower Manning. A bush walk takes you to the upper Manning and Manning Falls. The falls are at their best early in the season (May-July). Take time to explore, view Aboriginal Rock art and swim in the pools near the falls. The bush walk is poorly marked and care should be taken.
Fully equipped store and roadhouse at Mount Barnett with some accommodation available. Camp fees payable at Mount Barnett Roadhouse
Flushing toilets & Showers available at campgrounds.
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