Windjana Gorge
Windjana Gorge
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Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd, Windjana Gorge National Park, Western Australia 6728 Australia
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Windjana gorge is unique.
It is one of the best gorges we have enjoyed, not just in the Kimberley's, but in all of our travels within the country.

A fantastic variety of wildlife abounds, sheer cliffs, great sunsets and camping, water and hot showers, make Windjana a great stop for a few days.
there are entry and camping fee's, but they are minimal.

You can also visit the ruins of Lillimooloora Homestead, which later became the police outpost-
it is located nearby, only a few kilometres away towards Tunnel Creek.

Visit the site below for full details:
http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/windjana-gorge
Written September 12, 2014
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TravellingMum17
Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
We camped at Windjana Gorge for 2 nights at the start of our Gibb River Rd trip. We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children aged 10, 12 & 14). Windjana Gorge campsite is well maintained with hot showers, flushing toilets and drinking water. We were amazed how clean the facilities were kept. The campground was quite spacious and was not very busy while we were there (although we did stay in the generator area even though we didn't have one as it wasn't as busy as the non-generator area). It was a beautiful spot just to sit and relax and take in the scenery. Of course, the main attraction is the walk along the gorge which is just beautiful (and of the course the freshwater crocodiles are part of the attraction). It is an easy drive to also visit Tunnel Creek.
Written July 25, 2015
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Sam16
Iqaluit, Canada205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
A lot has been said on this forum about how great the campsite is, and how welcome the showers and running water were, so I'll confirm it and skip over it. A lot has also been written about the spectacular gorge and the crocodiles and the sheer walls and the beautiful sunsets, so I'll skip over that too. The birdlife impressed us and I want to highlight a couple of the species we saw in camp and in the gorge. First up, as you arrive, you can't help but to notice the Greater Bowerbirds - I counted six of them in camp and found two bowers. They were very tame and quite cheeky and would walk right into our camp to look for collectables. They also allowed us to watch them while they were decorating and rearranging their bowers - such interesting birds. Photographers will get great shots in the campsite - open a tap and you immediately have Double-barred Finches, Yellow-tinted and Barred Honey-eaters, Peaceful Doves and numerous other species coming for a drink. It is great to watch the acrobatics of the birds when the taps are closed and they have to slake their thirst at a leaking tap or pipe. Varied Lorikeets shrieked overhead at great speed and disappeared in the treetops, becoming invisible because of their light green camouflage. Black-faced and White-bellied Cuckoo shrikes, as well as Paperbark Flycatchers, were seen in camp and a Peregrine Falcon caused havoc when it attacked some pigeons above the camp. Sleeping outside at night was great, but sadly we did not hear any owls, nightjars or owlet-nightjars calling. However, just before 4 am a butcherbird started his serenade and it was magnificent to listen too. The ornithological highlight of our stay at Windjana Gorge was without doubt hearing the call of the Sandstone Shrike-thrush echoing from the cliffs and searching for and finding him in the top of a tree, hiding from us. If you are a bird photographer or bird watcher, Windjana Gorge will easily keep you busy for at least two full days.
Written October 23, 2014
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David & Tricia
Greater Sydney, Australia936 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Locate off the Gibb about 100km from Derby, there is a well appointed national park campground right near the gorge. You must be self sufficient, there are flushing toilets & hot/cold showers. A fee of $12.50 p/p payable if camping. You walk through a narrow opening in the range about 20m. It opens up to a beautiful sandy walking path with meanders through lovely trees along the shallow river. after about 200m the walk opens up to a large expanse of sand in the gorge. The river is inundated with fresh water crocodiles, lazing about on the banks & in the water. The walk can be quite long, but the first 400m of the walk is the best & you can see right up the gorge.
Written May 3, 2015
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Noel D
Newcastle, Australia505 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
We camped at Windjana gorge for the night & walked in late afternoon.
The cliffs along the face are quite a feature & the pools & foliage inside the gorge more than worthy of photo's.
But it is difficult to ignore the many freshwater crock's that have been slowly forced into the last of the pools at this time of the year. There were dozens of them just floating around, some even right up to the shore.
We had a pleasant night in the quiet camp as well.
Written September 16, 2014
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Maree T
Wangaratta, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
We are so lucky in Australia to have such spectacular per scenery and Windjana is one of them lots of wildlife to boot! Easy walk, lovely scenery , bird life and freshwater crocs.

Camp ground excellent - note : there is a "quiet" - generator free camp ground then the "generator friendly" campsite... I have no generator but I went to the generator friendly site..as it was less crowded and generators have to off by 8pm... So no worries anyway!!
Written June 28, 2014
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RucksackT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
This was the first stop on our Gibb River Road adventure and it was stunning, what a gorgeous backdrop for the campsite. The campsite was well maintained, with hot showers and flush toilets (nice surprise) ... and all clean. It was fairly busy but still there was more than enough space. It is just a short walk to the gorge from the campsite, and what a walk! Freshwater crocodiles scattered all along the creek, beautiful scenery, what more do you need.
Written August 2, 2015
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HerbSydney
Sydney556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Windjana Gorge is very impressive and is an oasis in a desert. The first experience is the a walk along the base of a cliff face which has been eroded by water over many thousands of years. The sediment of the cliffs was built up over thousands of years by the sea as you can see sea fossils in the walls of the cliffs. There are some very interesting shapes and holes in the cliffs walls. The most interesting is a hole in the cliff wall where you can get behind and place you face in the hole and this makes a fantastic photo. If you continue further into the gorge you come to the river and when we were there it was just a series of water holes. But here is where the experience continues because in the water and sunning on the banks are all these fresh water crocodiles. If you are sensible about how you move and do not threaten them you can walk up with in meters of them. There probably about 50 crocodiles the day we were there that we could see. If you continue down along the pools and keep to the edge of the river there is some interesting bird life. The were Gouldian finches flying around and other small birds. Just seeing the gorge in the middle of no where was impressive on its own but add the wild life and the cliffs and it is a great experience
Written November 30, 2014
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Stefano V
Mira, Italy38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
The gorge is a normal gorge, you can walk in the middle for one hour, but the best moment is at the sunset, when you can see the reds rocks become black...there are al lot of crocs in the river! Amazing!
Written August 29, 2014
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NesRobson
Perth, Australia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
We had seen many gorges before we got here, and Windjana is unique. beautiful, colours are rich, and the trails are so enjoyable. The Windjana Gorge now is kinda dried up, but still enough water to make nice pictures. Plenty of freshwater crocs around to see, and the trails are shaded well enough to make the 7km return walk a breeze.

The campground is surprisingly well-equipped too. Individual stalled flushing toilets with taps outside clean and tidy. Showers are very satisfactory, with solar-powered hot showers which is heavenly when you had been having cold showers or no showers in the past few days. There's even a telstra phone booth.

Tunnel creek sounds amazing, but we did not manage to do the whole stretch due to time constraints.

There are local Aboriginal guided tours on specific days, be sure to check that out, dont be like us, we did not know about it until later. What a waste!
Written August 17, 2014
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