Windjana Gorge hike

Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge is a 134 ha big national park easily accessible and one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular gorges which makes it very popular with visitors. The mighty Lennard River flows here as a raging torrent through a 100 m wide bed during wet season but waters recede quickly during the dry and form pools surrounded by trees and scrubs. The river cut a 3.5 km long and up to 100 m deep gorge through the Napier Range which is part of an ancient Devonian limestone reef that was formed about 390 million years ago that you can also see at Geikie Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Windjana Gorge is a top spot for watching dozens of freshwater crocodiles that bask in the pools. Campsites and hot showers are available at a national park run site outside the gorge which has two unpowered areas with fire places and limited firewood (don’t bring your own wood to prevent spread of weed seeds): one for generator use and tour groups, the other for non-generator using individual visitors. Sites are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Windjana Gorge freshwater crocodile
Curious freshwater crocodile at Windjana Gorge