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Beyond the boab trees of Derby, you’ll discover adventures on land and sea.

Located on an ancient sand dune, dotted with Boab Trees, surrounded by intriguing mud flats – the legacy of its location adjacent the mighty Fitzroy River – and having its huge tidal range, Derby’s setting is unique in Western Australia.

With wide streets, designed to accommodate the mule and camel teams of the past, avenues of boab trees and low profile architecture, the town still presents the ambience of the slower paced early days.

Within a 200 kilometre radius of Derby are the wonderful attractions of the southern end of the Gibb River Road – including Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge), Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) and Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) and the Buccaneer Archipelago

Derby is the closest point to, and only a short flight or cruise from the magnificent islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago with its amazing natural attraction, the Horizontal Waterfalls.

Community and visitor activities are influenced by the town’s warm, dry, sunny winters.

The richness of our Aboriginal culture is expressed in the art which can be seen at Mowanjum Art Studio, Norval Gallery and other venues within the town. 

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