Gibb River Road
Gibb River Road
Originally constructed in the 1960s to transport cattle from outlying stations to the ports of Derby and Wyndham, the 660-kilometre 4WD track runs from just south of Wyndham in the east to Derby in the west. The track has had the assents and desents buitemised to protect the track and increase the saftey of the travelers
The track has stunning gorges and waterfalls and the Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary. The tides up in the Kimberly are 10 metre tides.
The best time to travel the Gibb River road is in the dry season as it often closed due to flooding during the wet season, which is typically November through March.
You can walk through the tunnel creek to the other side of the Napier Range. The walk runs underground for 750 metres and you have to wade through several permanent pools and return the same way. At least five species of bats live in the cave, including ghost bats and fruit bats, and stalactites descend from the roof in many places. The roof has collapsed through to the top of the range near the centre of the tunnel. You need to take a torch,
Western Australia's oldest cave system in Tunnel Creek National Park, is famous as a hideout used late last century by the Aboriginal leader Jandamarra, he was killed outside its entrance in 1897. The Bunuba people as the Traditional custodians of Tunnel Creek National Park.
Windjana Gorge National Park is part of a 375 million-year-old Devonian reef system. Carved by the Lennard River, Windjana Gorge is over three kilometres long with 300 metre-high walls.
At the base of the gorge, deep freshwater pools surrounded by native fig, cadjeput and liechardt trees attract flocks of noisy corellas, fruit bats and fresh water crocodiles. The area is of great cultural importance to the local Bunuba people who once lived there, and was the base for Jandamurra, the Indigenous outlaw who led an armed rebellion against European settlers in the 1890s.
Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the heart of the Kimberley, Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 3,000 km2 of spectacular gorges and tropical savannah dominated by the Fitzroy River and King Leopold Ranges.
The mighty Fitzroy River cuts through the rugged King Leopold Range at Dimond Gorge, producing spectacular rock formations and 30 m (100 ft) high walls. Dimond Gorge definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the most spectacular gorges in the Kimberley.
Sir John Gorge is a massive gorge set within the majestic King Leopold Range. Immerse yourself in countryside that was formed before life appeared on earth.