Road Conditions

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The Shire of Wyndham / East Kimberley provides a list of current known road conditions and closures in the region. This list is updated frequently during major weather events and on an as-needed basis at other times.

Report #2215 Issued 9th May 2022 at 0800hrs

The Shire of Derby / West Kimberley also provides a road condition report. Please be advised that this advice is only updated when conditions have changed.

Shire of Derby/West Kimberley Road Condition Report - 26th April 2022 - 1400

Pentecost River Crossing

Pentecost River Crossing

The famous Pentecost River crossing is located on the Gibb River Road. The Pentecost River is a major river crossing. This crossing a great place to try for a big barramunudi - always be croc wise! You may see people swimming here, but we advise you to be cautious and consider the risks.

The Pentecost River crossing is probably a highlight when it comes to four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who plan to drive the Gibb River Road. The photographs taken, the memories made and the stories told will always feature your own driving experience through the Pentecost River crossing.

Early in the season, after the wet, the water levels are likely to be higher and you must remember this is saltwater crocodile country. Be sure to appreciate the views of the Cockburn Ranges and take your time, be safe, and always check road conditions before you decide to cross. Happy driving Gibbers!

Manning Gorge


Manning Gorge has access from Mt Barnett Roadhouse and the campground is along the banks of the lovely Manning River. Great swimming here or walk one hour to the Upper Manning Falls. The Kupungari Aboriginal Community at Mt Barnett welcome visitors and maintains the camping area there.

UPDATE:
Bookings are not required for camping at Manning Gorge. Passes for Camping and Day use are available for purchase at the Mount Barnett Roadhouse on arrival. For fuel, food and supplies the roadhouse is open Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm, Saturday: 8am-1pm Sunday: 8am-1pm.

How to get to Manning Gorge
Manning Gorge is located in Mt Barnett Station on the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Vehicle access is dependent on weather, with Manning Gorge most accessible during the months of May through to October.

Manning Gorge is 306km from Derby (to the west) and 398km from Kununurra (to the east).

Drive: From Mt Barnett Roadhouse, the access road to Manning Gorge is approximately 7km

Entrance Fees: Entrance fees are payable at the Mt Barnett Roadhouse.

Stay: The camping area at Manning Gorge offers basic facilities. No bookings are taken for the campsite. Travellers can pay their fees at the roadhouse during opening hours or to the campsite caretakers after hours.

Dalmanyi Bell Gorge


Dalmanyi Bell Gorge is one of the Gibbs most spectacular gorges and a must see. It has a deep swimming hole at the base of the 100m high falls. Water cascades from the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges increase after the rain of the wet season. During the dry season, this popular location allows visitors to swim and enjoy this beautiful location. Dalmanyi Bell Gorge is about 11km to the north-west of this campsite.

Location: Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges Conservation Park
Accessible: usually between May through to October
Car Park: 30km along Silent Grove Road (need 4WD)
Camping: Camping at Dulundi (Silent Grove) can be booked online (no powered sites) or Imintji (check in at the Imintji Store, no need to book ahead).
UPDATE: Parks & Wildlife are opening Dulundi (Silent Grove) campground on Friday 13th May 2022

The information below is from the Department of Parks and Wildlife:

At the head of the Dulundi (Silent Grove) Valley, Bell Creek drops 150 metres into a gorge to form a waterfall that cascades over the layered sandstone rocks and continues north-west to join the Isdell River. The base of the falls form a deep pool surrounded by ledges and sheltered by rocky walls that is a superb spot for swimming. If this popular site is too busy for your liking, you can also explore upstream.

Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Walk Trail

2 km walk from the car park at Bell Gorge to a section of the creek just above the falls with spectacular views of the gorge and waterfall. Steep and rocky in sections.

Wunaamin Miliwundi ranges
(previously King Leopold Ranges) has been divided into two parks: Miluwindi Conservation Park (Bunuba country at the southern section of the Gibb River Road) and Wunaamin Conservation Park (Wilinggin country, land of the Ngarinyin people, at the northern section of the Gibb River Road).

The Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge/ Walarra mindi (Mount Hart) Homestead is located in the heart of the Wunaamin Conservation Park.

Photo credits: Tourism Western Australia and Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge

Dimalurru Tunnel Creek

Dimalurru Tunnel Creek

Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) National Park is Western Australia's oldest cave system. Part of the same ancient Devonian reef system as Bandilngan Windjana Gorge, the cave has been carved by the waters of Dimalurru Tunnel Creek flowing beneath the Napier Range. You can walk 750 metres into the tunnel, wading waist-deep through freshwater pools or join a tour with a local Bunuba guide.

Campgrounds are located at Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park. There is no camping at Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek).

Download the visitor guide for Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) produced by DPAW.

Freshwater crocodile risk

When you are entering the Kimberley, you are entering crocodile country. Johnston’s (freshwater) crocodiles live in the waterways at Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) and Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek). They can become aggressive and cause injury if disturbed. For your safety please do not approach or interfere with these animals.

UPDATE: Parks & Wildlife are opening Tunnel Creek and Windjana National Park and campground on Friday 13th May 2022

Danguu Geikie Gorge, Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges


Danggu Geikie Gorge was carved by the Fitzroy River through part of an ancient limestone barrier reef which snakes across the west Kimberley. It was laid down in an ancient sea that covered a large part of the Kimberley in Devonian times, some 350 million years ago. Read more information from Parks and Wildlife here.

Danggu Geikie Gorge Boat Tour
Daily: May to October
Danggu Geikie Gorge
$50 adult (16 years and over), $35 concession, $14 child (6-15 years), $110 family (2 adults, 2 children). No fee for children 5 years and under.
Danggu Geike Gorge boat tours take place from May to October and give an insight into the wildlife and geology of the gorge. Birdlife abounds and you may see white-bellied sea eagle or even a rare purple-crowned fairy-wren. Freshwater crocodiles sun themselves in full view on river banks and exposed rocks.
BOOK ONLINE
(Parks and Wildlife Service WA)

Cultural boat tours are guided by Bunuba Aboriginal people whose connection to this land goes back to the Dreamtime. Tours depart at various times. Tickets must be booked with the Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre on (08) 9191 5355.

Download the Danggu Geikie Gorge visitor guide (1.7MB)

Photos: Geikie Gorge, Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges, Tourism Western Australia

Bandilngan Windjana Gorge


The first gorge turnoff you will come to along the Gibb River Road will take you to the 375 million-year-old Devonian Reef Gorge of Bandilngan Windjana Gorge some 145kms from Derby. Carved by the Lennard River, Bandilngan Windjana Gorge is over three kilometres long with 300 metre-high walls. Freshwater crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the banks.

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. Lovely camping spot and great place to watch the sunset as the colours reflect on the cliffs of the gorge.

A four-wheel-drive is recommended to access the park. The park is closed during the wet season as the roads are inaccessible.

Download the visitor guide for Bandilngan Windjana Gorge National Park produced by DPAW.

UPDATE: Parks & Wildlife are opening Tunnel Creek and Windjana National Park and campground on Friday 13th May 2022

Photos: Bandilngan Windjana Gorge National Park, off the Gibb River Road

El Questro Wilderness Park


El Questro Wilderness Park is a million acres of pure, rugged beauty it began its life as a pastoral lease in 1903. The landscape offers outstanding diversity - from rugged sandstone ranges and broad tidal flats, to rainforest pockets, gorges and permanent waterfalls. El Questro Wilderness Park is a unique place, where you'll feel a sense of adventure at every turn. The Station is the base of most tours and offers camping and accommodation. Emma Gorge Resort gives access to the beautiful Emma Gorge and accommodation.

Photos: Emma Gorge, Zebedee Springs, and Emma Gorge Resort

Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary

Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary

Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary – 88km or a two hour drive south off the Gibb. It covers more than 3,000 km2 of spectacular gorges and tropical savannah dominated by the Fitzroy River and Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. It is a naturalist’s paradise, providing refuge for over 200 species of birds and a diverse range of other wildlife. Popular activities include canoeing down Dimond Gorge and swimming and exploring Sir John Gorge.

UPDATE: Closed for 2022 season. Mornington Wilderness Camp will reopen for the 2023 season.

Photo: Dimond Gorge and the Fitzroy River, off the Gibb River Road

Cockburn Ranges

The Cockburn Ranges, in the East Kimberley, rise 600m above the surrounding plains. They form an iconic view (especially on sunset!) that has become synonymous with travelling the Gibb River Road. Located between El Questro and Balanggarra Home Valley, the range is a sandstone escarpment.

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