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“Not in Tasmania” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bell Gorge

Bell Gorge
Gibb River Road | Kimberley Region, Western Australia, Australia
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Type: Geologic Formations, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Perth, Australia
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“Not in Tasmania”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Im sure you know where this gorge is, its not in Tasmania, but The Kimberly in NW WA, on the Gibb River Road.

Easy walk from the car park to the top of the waterfall, then another 10 minutes to the bottom of the falls to the swimming area.

Visited September 2012
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“A gorge to remember”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Bell is truely one of the beautiful gorges in the Kimberley - they are all different and all worth going in and out on dirt roads to see. We stayed at the Bell Gorge Wilderness Camp - BE CAREFUL - it is not at Bell Gorge, but is a further 9 kl along the Gibb River Rd and just past the Imintji Community Shop. Many people made the mistake of going to the Gorge (dirt road and about 30kl extra travel) and they were not happy.
The Wilderness camp with it's Safari Tents is very nice, comfortable beds with a little ensuite at back of the tent. Great food Dinner and Breakfast - not cheap but if you are not camping then choices are few and this is a good choice.......The staff is friendly and very helpful and we all enjoyed it....thankyou

Visited August 2011
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“Our favorite gorge in the Outback”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2006

This was our last day in the Outback..and one of our favorites.

We arrived at the Gorge around 11AM....when a couple of tour busses pulled out...leaving only a couple other cars and us.

We really felt like we had the Gorge to ourselves.

Note #1...wear hiking boots...b/c the rocks are tough to climb. I wore hiking sandals...and got by...but wished I had my boots.

Note #2...follow along the creek...and keep your eyes open for the big rocks cross over the water to the top of the Gorge.

This is an amazing view...but keep walking.

You can either walk to the right...where there is a long stream of water and tons of places for a picnic...but better yet...

If you follow along the top of the Gorge...you can then follow down close to the Gorge at ground level...or go the opposite direction. You can follow a "rock pile" marked pathway...and find yourself at the second waterfall...with plenty of spaces to picnic and swim.

The Gorge is clean, huge and beautiful. You'll absolutely love this spot.

For camping....we tried getting a spot when we first arrived at Bell Creek. They put out the 6 areas on a pegboard at 7AM and it's first come, first serve. We went back to the pegboard close to sunset...and someone must have changed their minds...because there was an available spot when we checked again. Yeaaaaa....

We got the first secluded spot along Bell Creek, which was beautiful. We could see the campers alongside...but when things are packed at the main campsite..there's no comparison. We definitely felt like we were the only ones in the Outback that night.

As far as facilities...there's a nice, shared pit toilet...and the showers are back at the camp.

Overall...this was a great experience along the GRR...and we hope you enjoy....

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