Emma Gorge
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olthomas44
Perth488 contributions
Sep 2021
We first visited and stayed here in 2002. This was our first return visit and I was worried it would disappoint second time round but that was not to be. There was no availability to stay overnight so we booked the restaurant and arrived late in the afternoon for a speed walk up to the pool. We set off about 4pm and had the place all to ourselves. So special. After a lovely swim we had to do a reasonable speed walk back as the light was dropping.

We got to the restaurant a good 1.5 hrs early (I had no idea what time we would need when I booked or what time sunset would be) but they were able to accommodate us for an earlier slot.

The food was absolutely delicious. It has no right to be so good this far away from anywhere but both our meals are to be included in our best ever restaurant meals worldwide.

So happy that not only did Emma Gorge not disappoint but it actually beat our previous experience. Thank you!
Written September 14, 2021
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Robert K
Adelaide, Australia220 contributions
Jun 2021
Not sure whether to write this review for Emma Gorge as a restaurant, scenic attraction or accommodation. Emma Gorge is all three. Although it is part of, and run by, El Questro it is very much a place to visit in its own right and is an easy drive on the newly sealed part of the Gibb River Road from Kununurra. We drove there for a morning hike up the gorge to the top waterfall before lunch at the excellent restaurant and an afternoon drive to Wyndham.
The trail up the gorge starts fairly easily but gets more difficult further up with a certain amount of clambering over rocks (probably category 4). The pool at the far end is where most people swim but the smaller pool just below is easier to reach and a beautiful spot. Well worth the effort to get there.
The restaurant in a garden setting is first class and almost worth the trip from Kununurra on its own.
Written July 26, 2021
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Caroline H
Sydney, Australia106 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Emma gorge is stunning. The walk in is very rocky and uneven. Ensure you wear good footwear. This walk is not for the faint hearted. Easy for the young and fit but we saw elderly people really struggling with the uneven rocky path. Quite a bit of scrambling over large boulders is treated with a spectacular treat on arrival. You can have a swim at the first emerald coloured pool. Do not be tempted to stop here! Keep venturing up and discover the true gem at Emma Gorge. Stunning and well worth doing
Written May 18, 2021
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Ozzy_trav
Melbourne, Australia428 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The cabins were cute and comfortable. There is no fridge but the friendly staff were happy to refrigerate my small bag of snacks and drinks. The staff were excellent and the place has a nice personal vibe.
The restaurant has a small menu, but everything was top class.
The pool was a welcome relief in the hot afternoons after hikes but really needed to be solar heated as it was too freezing for anyone to enjoy.
Written August 15, 2021
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need2travel87
Perth, Australia148 contributions
Jul 2021
Rocky terrains but it was well worth it at the end. Gollow the blue dots or arrows in certain parts and it will lead you to the gorge. The view is just magnificent and although the water looked inviting, still does but it is super cold. We arrived at the gorge around 3pm where most people had left so it was less crowded and better for photos. Highly recommend!
Written July 21, 2021
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Fiona M
Osaka, Japan22 contributions
Jun 2022
I was warned that there were rocks to clamber over at the beginning of the walk but the rock hopping continued for most of the walk to Emma Gorge. Everyone we passed doing the return leg made encouraging noises such as "It's worth it....you're nearly there" and yes it was worth it for the sight of the beautiful gorge and lovely dip. Just be aware that it's not an easy walk and there are lots of rocks to clamber over. Probably not a good idea to do the walk in the middle of the day either when it's very warm. Also be careful at the first "safe" swimming hole (no. 9 on the map) which had a crocodile sunning itself on a rock at the edge of the pool when we arrived there. Wait for the final swimming spot at No. 10 on the map. It is spectacular so don't be put off by my cautionary tale. Take a large stick to help you traverse the difficult parts, drink lots of water, avoid doing the walk at midday and enjoy your reward at the end with a swim in the gorge.
Written July 22, 2022
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Jonique Life
Australia2,176 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This gorge is magical. To get in with the car there is only small river crossings with a corrugated road. The main walk is only a short walk in that is 3.2 km. It is slight rocky path and the views throughout are great, the main pool at the end is cold but the views are spectacular, the greenery and trickles of water going down slightly gives a feeling of peace.

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Written August 25, 2021
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Rosemary L
Kingscliff, Australia416 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
I stayed overnight in Emma Gorge enjoying the comfortable tent for 2 with ensuite and the well appointed amenities including a swim in the lodge pool! Buffet style breakfast was also very enjoyable with a good variety of cold and hot dishes to choose from.

We visited Zebedee Springs during our stay where I luxuriated in the clear warm spring water and gazed up at the Liverstonia Palms. We were fortunate to be there when it was not so busy. It is a beautiful spot and I’m pleased it is being well cared for.
Written October 9, 2022
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Chris Ecco
19 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a stunning walk, but you really need to watch where you are walking, as it is a very rocky track and not for those who are are unfit or not confident on their feet. This being said, it was just beautiful. You just need to stop often to take in the view as you go and have enough time to go for a swim once you get there and find the thermal spring that flows into the pool. Ensure you take enough water and a snack as well as good walking shoes and a hat and sunscreen. Well worth the effort. We started at 7am to beat the heat.
Written July 31, 2021
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Peter_B_Simons
Portland, Australia618 contributions
Aug 2022
We went later in day so was cool and not a lot of people at falls or swimming. Walk in is rocky but well marked. Pass to get in was $24. Estimated time to falls from carpark is 1 hour and 1 hour return. Take water to drink and good shoes for walking over rocks. How long you spend there is up to you and there are some smaller pools along the way.
Was supposed to be fresh water crock at location 10 on map but did not see it. Water fall has a trickle of water when there but was very relaxing.
Written August 11, 2022
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