Tunnel Creek National Park

Tunnel Creek National Park is located in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia and is approximately 91 hectares. It is 112 kilometres from Fitzroy Crossing, 184 kilometres from Derby and 38 kilometres south-east of Windjana Gorge and is accessible by an unsealed road. There is a permanent spring just past the Leopold Downs Station turnoff and there are several flood ways on this section of the road between the Great Northern Highway and Tunnel Creek National Park, please check the road condition report. A four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended to access the park, which is generally inaccessible during the wet season.

Tunnel Creek National Park is open from May to October. The park is a day use area, with facilities limited to toilets, picnic tables and an information shelter. You are welcome to camp at nearby Windjana Gorge National Park (camping fees apply). Please note that no pets are allowed in National Parks.

Jandamarra’s hideout

Western Australia's oldest cave system, in Tunnel Creek National Park, is famous as a hideout used late last century by the Aboriginal leader Jandamarra. He was killed outside its entrance in 1897.

Tunnel through the reef

You can walk through the tunnel to the other side of the Napier Range. The track runs underground for 750 metres and you wade through several permanent pools and return the same way. At least five species of bats live in the cave, including ghost bats and fruit bats, and stalactites descend from the roof in many places. The roof has collapsed through to the top of the range near the centre of the tunnel.

Take a torch, wear sneakers and be prepared to get wet and possibly cold.

Tours are available from Fitzroy Crossing and self drive; you can book online or over the phone with our friendly team.