Points of Interest

Queen Victoria's Head

Embark on the legendary Gibb River Road from Derby, WA, and you'll soon find yourself amidst the awe-inspiring northern Kimberley plateau. After a few hours on the road, you'll encounter the Queen Victoria Head rock formation, a striking natural marvel that remarkably resembles the profile of the renowned monarch. This geological wonder serves as a poignant reminder of European settlement and the enduring impact of colonialism in the Kimberley.

As you venture further, you enter the gateway to Wilinggin country, belonging to the Ngarinyin people. This gateway extends across an expansive 63,000 square kilometers, offering a captivating journey through the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Kimberley.

Inglis Gab and Lookout

Traversing the King Leopold Range, the Gibb River Road gracefully winds through a sequence of sweeping curves, with certain stretches featuring a smooth, tarred surface. As the road ascends towards Inglis Gap, the lookout provides impressive vistas to the east, offering travelers a chance to appreciate the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Barker Pool

Located to the south of the Mt. Hart homestead, Barker Pool presents an ideal option for those seeking an extended swim. This elongated and deep segment of the Barker River offers a refreshing and immersive aquatic experience.

Alternatively, if swimming doesn't pique your interest, the banks of the Barker River serve as an excellent setting for a leisurely picnic or wildlife observation. Enjoy the serene surroundings and make the most of the picturesque landscape.

Annie Creek

Annie Creek Riparian Habitat Trail is an easy 2.4km return largely flat trail following one side of Annie Creek. The trail is easily accessible from the camping ground and is well marked and features informative interpretive signage. The rainforest vegetation is richly diverse and so is the birdlife.

Dog Chain Creek

About 2km before the Lennard River Gorge turn-off you pass over Dog Chain Creek. Enjoy a refreshing daytime swim at Dog Chain Creek, a location accessible to camper trailers and off-road caravans. Dive into the waters for a delightful day of relaxation and outdoor enjoyment.

March Fly Glen Rest Area

A spot welcoming camper trailers and off-road caravans awaits your visit. Please be mindful that this area is specifically designated for day use, and overnight camping is not allowed as it is private property. Immerse yourself in the clear waters for a day of outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of a BBQ area, toilets, and fixed fireplaces on-site to enhance your experience.

Bell Creek

Before crossing the Bell River, you'll find a convenient rest area on the left-hand side. This day-use site boasts picturesque scenery and an opportunity for a refreshing swim. Accessible to motorbikes, camper trailers, and off-road caravans, it provides a perfect spot for a brief respite and a chance to soak in the beautiful surroundings. Take advantage of this welcoming rest area to relax and enjoy the natural beauty before continuing your journey.

Silent Grove

Dulundi Silent Grove campground is equipped with essential facilities, providing a haven for campers seeking both convenience and tranquility. Showers and toilets are available to ensure a refreshing and comfortable stay. Additionally, a dedicated day-use area awaits at Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge), just 11 kilometers from Dulundi Silent Grove. This area features picnic tables, toilets, and an information shelter, making it an ideal spot for day visitors to relax and plan their adventures.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Kimberley's night sky with permitted campfires in designated fire rings at Dulundi Silent Grove campground, so don't forget to pack firewood. To uphold safety standards and preserve the pristine surroundings, campfires must be extinguished nightly. Portable generators are allowed in the designated campground area, contributing to a peaceful atmosphere, and can be used from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm.

Booking Information:
For a seamless camping experience, secure your spot at Dulundi Silent Grove by visiting https://parkstaybookings.dbca.wa.gov.au/. This user-friendly online platform allows you to plan your stay effortlessly, ensuring you have a reserved space amid the Kimberley's natural beauty. Please note that self-paying methods are available, and it's advisable to bring cash for convenient transactions at the campground.

Whether you're a seasoned camper or embarking on your first outdoor adventure, Dulundi Silent Grove campground welcomes you with open arms. Revel in the natural beauty of Kimberley while enjoying the convenience of well-maintained facilities and adhering to responsible camping practices.

Hann River Rest Area

About 10km before the Mt Elizabeth turn-off you cross over the Hann River. This is a nice clear flowing river up until late July and it is perfect for a dip to break up a long drive over corrugations. It’s not deep and has a sandy bottom. You can free camp here too.

RAAF Boab Quarry

Located about ten kilometers along the Fairfield/Leopold Road, just forty kilometers west of Fitzroy Crossing, RAAF Boab Quarry is a vast testament to the transformative history of the Kimberley region. Carved in the 1980s to supply rocks for the construction of the RAAF Base at Curtin near Derby, this expansive quarry reveals a unique landscape shaped by human endeavors.
As you traverse the terrain, the lush landscapes post-wet season paint a vibrant picture. Boabs still proudly showcase their green leaves, creating a picturesque scene that adds to the allure of this unique destination.
Unlike some waterways in the Kimberley, Curtin Quarry is free from crocodile inhabitants, ensuring a worry-free exploration or swim. Enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings, interrupted only by the sounds of nature.

Take a leisurely stroll along the top of the quarry, absorbing the vastness of this man-altered landscape. Marvel at the sheer size of the quarry and reflect on its role in constructing the RAAF Base.
Uncover a hidden cave adorned with indigenous handprints, adding a cultural layer to your exploration. Delve into the stories etched in these ancient imprints and connect with the rich history of the land.

Getting There:
To access this intriguing site, follow the tracks for 700 meters until you discover the various camp areas available. Keep in mind that the gravel road to the quarry isn't always open, so it's essential to check its status before embarking on your journey. When accessible, the road is generally in good condition, offering an alternative route to Windjana Gorge if you're traveling from Fitzroy Crossing instead of Derby.

Free Camping in Nature's Embrace:
Curtin Quarry provides not only a glimpse into history but also an opportunity for a serene camping experience. With plenty of private spots to choose from, it's an ideal locale for those seeking a peaceful retreat. Set up camp and immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you.