Looking for a little more adventure and have a reliable 4wd? Why not spend the day in our East Kimberley Adventure playground?
Instead of following the highway both to and from Wyndham. You can take the
Old Wyndham road and Parry’s Creek road which takes you past some of the regions beautiful waterfalls (most only run seasonally).
The Old Hall’s Creek Gold Rush Track starting at Parry’s Creek Farm
and is 13km long. It was built using prison labour during the Hall’s Creek Gold Rush and was used by miners to push their carts and barrows to the gold fields. The rocks used to pave the road can still be seen in places.
Crocodile Hole 10kms along the old Hall’s Creek Gold Rush Track, this waterhole is true to its name so don’t go swimming. You’ll often see crocs sunning themselves.
King River Road
Beginning from the highway just out of Wyndham and ending at the Gibb River Road, this 4WD track includes numerous creek crossings. The road will lead you to
- Moochalabra Dam, completed in 171 was constructed to supply water to the Wyndham area. The uniquely constructed dam is designed to allow overflow to pass through the rock on the crest of a hill.
- Aboriginal rock paintings of Wandjina spirit ancestors and animals can be found off the King River Road.
- The Prison Tree was once used a prison by travelling police patrols as an overnight lockup for prisoners
- Historical Singh’s Gardens are the remnants of a site where on Afghan Chinaman in the early 1900s established vegetable gardens to produce food to be sold at the marketplace. The overgrown garenbeds, a hut and well is all that remain today.
- King River and various fishing spots on the tidal reaches of the river ways may fulfil a fisherman’s dream of catching the mighty Barra
Tag-along tour operators can guide you to these any many other site unknown to the average tourist. See our Tour Desk in Reception for more information.