May 5th, 2021
What is it?
A slice of heaven found in the heart of the Kimberley. El Questro covers a sprawling 700,000 acres at the eastern end of the Gibb River Road and is best known for its incredible gorges, hikes to tranquil waterfalls and swimming pools, thermal hot springs nestled amongst towering palms, and breathtaking lookouts over the timeless Kimberley landscape. After a decade of foreign ownership, it’s back in Australian hands after being recently purchased by the G’day Group (Discovery Parks Australia).
Where is it?
Located about 60-90 minutes drive west of Kununurra, El Questro is located along the Gibb River Road and it’s the perfect place to start (or finish) your trip along the Gibb. This section of the road from Kununurra to the turnoff to El Questro is sealed, but roads within the Wilderness Park are unsealed, and also have a few creek/river crossings. El Questro is best accessed by 4WD. Within the Wilderness Park you’ll find the incredible Durack and Cockburn ranges, providing the perfect backdrop for a Kimberley adventure.
What to do?
Explore, hike, swim, fish and camp. There are a range of incredible waterfalls, gorges, 4WD tracks and lookouts for you to explore (either at your own pace or join a tour run by El Questro). Even though the list of things to see and do is endless, we’ve rounded up some of the best:
One of the best known gorges and waterfalls at El Questro, it’s a must-see spot. Emma Gorge is located on the opposite side of the Gibb River Road from the main Station, and about 2 kms off the Gibb down a gravel driveway. Once there, follow the rocky creek and pandanus lined trail for about 45 minutes to the top of the horse-shoe shaped gorge.
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