Pentecost River Crossing
The famous Pentecost River crossing on the Gibb River Road. The Pentecost River is a major river crossing.
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 Aboriginal Community at Mt Barnett welcomes visitors and maintains the camping area there.
Bell Gorge is one of the Gibbs most spectacular gorges and a must see. A deep swimming hole at the base of the 100m high falls.
Home Valley Station
Originally a working cattle station, Home Valley Station is owned by Australia’s Indigenous Land Corporation. It is run as both a working cattle station and a premium tourism operation, providing guests with the ultimate Australian outback experience. Off the Gibb River Road, it is situated next to the mighty Pentecost River at the foot of the majestic Cockburn Range, the property has excellent accommodation with two swimming pools and Dusty Bar & Grill, which provides live local entertainment.
Fish for the famous barramundi in the Pentecost River, go horse riding, cattle mustering, waterhole swimming, boating or ancient gorge walking. Take an Indigenous cultural tours, station tour or a sunset tour - there is lots to do! Accommodation and camping available.
Home Valley covers a total area of 1,400,000 hectares (3,459,475 acres) and is bordered to the east by the Pentecost River from its neighbour El Questro Station.
Tunnel Creek National Park
Tunnel Creek National Park is Western Australia's oldest cave system. Part of the same ancient Devonian reef system as Windjana Gorge, the cave has been carved by the waters of 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.
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 Windjana Gorge some 145kms from Derby. Carved by the Lennard River, 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.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Zebedee Springs, El Questro Wilderness Park
Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary
Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary – 88km or a two hourdrive south off the Gibb. It covers more than 3,000 km2 of spectacular gorges and tropical savannah dominated by the Fitzroy River and King Leopold 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.
Photo: Dimond Gorge and the Fitzroy River, off the Gibb River Road
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 Home Valley, the range is a sandstone escarpment.