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El Questro StationTaste life in the Kimberley on this million-acre property where nature offers some of the most unforgettable wilderness experiences you are likely to have against a backdrop of sheer dramatic beauty.
El Questro sprawls over 700,000 acres and is one of the world's most unique holiday destinations, providing a truly Australian holiday experience. El Questro Station sits in the heart of the El Questro property with stunning views of the rugged landscape and ancient boab trees. Go Barramundi fishing, set out on a horse trek or explore remote areas by a helicopter that only a lucky few have ever seen. A day spent with a local Ranger will introduce you to a variety of animals, birds and maybe even a saltwater crocodile! El Questro Station boasts a range of Riverview and Gardenview rooms which are conveniently located next to the Steakhouse Restaurant and the Swinging Arm Bar and are only a short stroll away from a peaceful swimming hole. The campground provides a combination of powered and non-powered sites – with several fully fitted-out tents for guests wishing to enjoy the fun of camping without needing to pitch a tent.
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Chamberlain Gorge
A cruise on the calm waters of Chamberlain Gorge is one of the best introductions to the El Questro Wilderness Park and its one million acres of spectacular outback landscapes. As you glide by the 200-foot escarpment of the ancient gorge, look out for rock wallabies, Johnston crocodiles and the incredibly cunning archer fish. El Questro Homestead overlooks Chamberlain Gorge and can be reached within two hours from Kununurra via the legendary Gibb River Road – one of Australia's most unique 4WD adventures. Air transfers are also available from Kununurra for those who wish to arrive with speed and style. Access to the park is only available in the dry season, between May and September. You can book a room with a view, perched high above the Chamberlain River, and take in the outback panorama from the comfort of your own private deck. There’s also the chance to experience one of the most dramatic fine dining evenings on Earth by taking a cliff-top table at the Homestead, overlooking Chamberlain Gorge as the sun sets and the stars blanket the Kimberley night sky.
Soak in Zebedee Springs
A soothing soak awaits you at Zebedee Springs when you make the short walk through the pre-historic forest of Livistona and pandanus palms to a series of inviting thermal pools and waterfalls. It’s one of many extraordinary rewards to be found when exploring the one-million-acre wilderness of El Questro. To reach the springs and El Questro, you can drive the legendary Gibb River Road four-wheel-drive trail from Kununurra, book a transfer to the park by road or air from Kununurra, or join a guided tour. Access is between May and September (dry season). If you’re self-driving, Zebedee Springs is open from 7 am to noon and it’s a 1.5-kilometre return walk from the carpark. Alternatively, a full or half-day guided tour will combine a relaxing dip in the thermal pools with a visit to some of the wilderness park’s other natural attractions. Book a luxury suite at the Homestead, a tented cabin at Emma Gorge, or a family room or camping site at the station and you can end your day under an El Questro wilderness night sky filled with stars.
Bathe at Emma Gorge
Emma Gorge is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular and accessible gorges, set in the one-million-acre wilderness of El Questro. Enjoy the cool shade and dramatic beauty of its sheer 65-metre cliffs as you take a refreshing dip under the graceful droplet waterfall. To reach Emma Gorge, it’s just a 50-minute drive from Kununurra via the epic Gibb River Road – one of Australia's most unique four-wheel-drive adventures. Access is between May and September (dry season) and transfers are available from Kununurra if you don’t have a four-wheel drive. Join local guides or take a self-guided hike on the Emma Gorge Walk Trail into the rugged red Cockburn Ranges. Within one hour you’ll find yourself beside the tranquil pool of Emma Gorge. Fed by a droplet waterfall and a thermal spring, it’s impossible to resist a swim in the crystal clear water. Other El Questro highlights include four-wheel drive safaris to the spectacular Cockburn Ranges, afternoon cruises along Chamberlain Gorge, a relaxing dip in Zebedee Thermal Springs and a chance to chase the mighty barramundi. Choose from safari-style tented cabins, luxury accommodation at the homestead, or budget options at the station township and riverside camping areas.
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