Windjana Gorge
Windjana Gorge
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Fairfield-Leopold Downs Rd, Windjana Gorge National Park, Western Australia 6728 Australia
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dmdem
Ballarat, Australia64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed this trip due to the scenery. Windjana Gorge had just reopened after the floods, so we were able to go in and see it. The water and cliffs are beautiful but all the shady trees along the water are gone so its super-hot. We saw a number of freshwater crocodiles and were unable to swim due to the possibility of a saltwater crocodile being in the water. Tunnel Creek was amazing. There are some big rocks to climb over and some uneven ground and I would recommend being fairly fit to do it as you also have to swim about 15 metres through cold deep water inside the cave. It takes about an hour and a half to walk in and back with time to look around. Take water shoes or really thick bamboo socks to wear in the cave. Unfortunately, our guide didn't take us to the Boab prison tree or Lillimooloora Station which was in the trip details but she did talk just the right amount on the way and told us some interesting facts which was appreciated. There was no afternoon tea so take some of your own. Instead of the optional meal at the roadhouse on the way home, I would just pick some takeaway up as they had sandwiches, yoghurts, fruit etc.
Written 7 September 2023
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CocoTampa123
Perth, Australia1,714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Even though there were a lot of cars and caravans in the car park, there areas along the gorge were not crowded, easy walking, and room to stop to look at the vista.
Very easy walk on made paths, with changing scenery as you made your way along the water way.

as with all the parks, good clean toilet facilities.

Plenty of tables and benches for places to have lunch.
Written 9 July 2022
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John and Deb K
Karratha, Australia739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
From Derby the Gorge is just over a two hour drive, and the last part is on corregated unsealed road, so make sure you are sufficiently prepared, The red dust als gets in every where.
But the drive is worth it, on arrival there is a requirement to pay a small fee per person and also for overnight stays, it is an honor system, so make sure you ave the right change to deposit in the envelope (check with the Derby visitors cntre as prices may change). These charges help with the upkeep of the area dnd also ensuring there are clean toilete.
There is plenty of parking, ensure you take a hat, and water and sunscreen, wear stury shoes but ev en good runners will be fine.
A short walk take you to the gorge whjere you will be swept away by the 50 million year old coral reef, whic is now 200 kilometers from the ocean. The area is quite beautiful and picturesque. But as tempting as the water is the fresh water crocs will give you a nasty but is you annoy them.
Written 21 September 2021
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Rick B
Perth, Australia229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It's not everyday you visit a 50 million-year-old coral reef that is now a mountain range. Here at Windjana Gorge you get to see what happens when this exposed reef is cut through by a watercourse. Well worth the visit, complete with freshwater crocodiles just waiting for you to strip off and brave the pools left over from the wet season. Take a hat and some water as it gets very hot as you walk through the gorge. About 150km from Derby, you should have a 4WD vehicle for safety for this and the nearby Tunnel Creek.
Written 21 August 2020
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CorinneKeijzer
Amersfoort, The Netherlands287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I try to count them, I think there were like 60 sweetwater crocs on the shore of the river. Beautiful, amazing, loved it. Whey you walk through you meet hundreds of bats, so cool!!
Written 14 September 2019
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Jayne J
Mackay, Australia2,662 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
The walk to the gorge, through a small cave is a short one from the carpark. The gorge itself is not that spectacular but if you haven't seen a crocodile here is your chance. Counted 73 sunning themselves on the banks. Look out for the fossils on the gorge walls. Spent about an hour down there.
Written 19 August 2019
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JanKofMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
A lovely gorge, all the more interesting for the massive population of freshwater crocodiles! We counted 60 and then stopped... they're very photogenic!
Written 20 July 2019
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Vicki
Salerno, Italy16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
One of the few gorges with easy access - and what brilliant scenery on walk in and in the gorge. A magic spot
Written 15 June 2019
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whitlamabroad
Clevedon, UK551 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The camp site had good toilets that flushed and hot showers at the right time of day.
Shady spots available. People with generators segregated.
The gorge was pretty and there was lots of crocs to see. We didn’t have to walk far from the camp site to see them. No opportunities to swim.
Gibb gets better much more fun from here.
Written 10 June 2019
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Julie Louise C
Broome, Australia716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
We camped at Windjana Gorge for the night & wandered through the gorge as the sun was starting to set lighting up the stunning limestone walls of this ancient Devonian reef & reflecting on the water.

Knowing the story of Jandamarra & the Bunuba uprising makes me ponder on the lives of the indigenous inhabitants of this amazing region.

We spotted a few crocs as we were taking photos. The campground has flushing toilets & roomy showers. Just take a torch at night.

Registration booth at the entrance for NP fees & Camping fees ..... take cash for the envelopes. Camp host & ranger on site.
Written 6 June 2019
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