Mertens Falls at Mitchell Falls on the Mitchell Plateau
About Mitchell Falls on the Mitchell Plateau off the
Gibb River Road in the Kimberley's in Western Australia
Self drive along the Gibb River Road from Broome or Darwin is a Australia four wheel drive hire camper or wagon. The Gibb River Road was initially constructed as a beef road to transport cattle from the surrounding stations to the ports of Derby and Wyndham.It spans some six-hundred and seventy kilometres from Derby to the junction of the Great Northern Highway between Wyndham and Kununurra.
Mertens Falls on the Mitchell Plateau
About the Mertens Falls near Mitchell Falls on the Mitchell Plateau off the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley's in Western Australia
Mertons Falls form a thundering curtain of water over blocky sandstone walls surrounding a beautiful pool. You can swim in the pools above the falls. The falls are a one hour round trip (1.6 km return) from Mertens Creek Campground, which allows time to explore and swim. Rock ledges, rapids, pools, natural spas and a fern-lined cave are all features of this beautiful oasis. Take care, especially near the edge, and respect the spiritual importance of this site to the Wunambal Aboriginal people.
About Mitchell Falls on the Mitchell Plateau
Mitchell River National Park is a national park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (Australia), 2,140 kilometres (1,330 mi) northeast of Perth. The park adjoins the northern boundary of the Prince Regent Nature Reserve. The nearest towns are Derby which is 350 kilometres (217 mi) to the southwest and Wyndham which is 270 km (168 mi) to the southeast.
Access to the park is achieved by 4WD only along the Mitchell Plateau Track from the Kalumburu Road. The two main features of the park are Mitchell Falls and Surveyors Pool. The park is biologically significant and contains over 50 species of mammal, 220 birds and 86 amphibians and reptiles, including the Saltwater Crocodile, King Brown snake and Taipan. © source and courtesy of wikipedia.org
Mitchell River National Park Phone: +61 (0)8 9168 4200 Kununurra
Mitchell River National Park lies in a remote part of the Kimberley and contains majestic waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art and sites of cultural significance to the Wunambal people. itional owners The Wunambal people are the traditional owners and joint managers of the park.
Walking in the Mitchell River National Park
Walks in Mitchell River National Park
Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell Falls)
Aunauyu (Surveyors Pool)
Things To Do:
Waterfalls and plunge pools in the Mitchell River
Fan palm forests in the Mitchell River National Park
Rainforest jewels in the Mitchell River National Park
Access to the Mitchell River National Park
Mitchell Falls Campground
Mitchell River National Park lies in a remote part of the Kimberley and contains majestic waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art and sites of cultural significance to the Wunambal people. It is accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only.
There are camping areas with toilets at Munurru (King Edward River Crossing) and at Punamii-unpuu. It is advisable to boil or treat water taken from creeks before drinking. Do not leave food or rubbish unattended where animals can scavenge. Please take your rubbish with you as there is no rubbish collection facility. Collect firewood only from the designated firewood collection zones. Use fuel stoves wherever possible and use firewood sparingly, as dead wood is an important ecological resource. Camp fees are now applicable and collected by Department of Environment & Conservation (DEC) at the King Edward River campground on the road to Mitchell River National Park. These fees will be collected on behalf of the Kandiwal Aboriginal Corporation. Entry fees will be applicable at Mitchell River National Park.
Separated into a generator area and an quiet area. Sites are rather well spaced out with every site a fireplace. There are toilets but no showers we saw.
The helicopter pad and it's reservation booking office is on the perimeter of the camping area. Flights can be arranged there if there is availability.
Caravans are not permitted due to the road conditions, however
off-road camper trailers are allowed.
Kalumburu Turn off to Mount Barnett
Where is it? Mt Barnett Roadhouse to Kalumburu is 107.5 klm estimated time 4-6 hours careful driving depending on road conditiond (graded or not and how soon after the wet season). Access to the park is achieved by 4WD only along the Mitchell Plateau Track from the Kalumburu Road. Going to Mitchell Falls allow for overnight camping with no facilities at all there.
Where is it? 578 kilometres from Derby and 458 kilometres from Kununurra.
Mount Barnett Roadhouse
About Mount Barnett Roadhouse in the Kimberley's in Western
Mount Barnett Roadhouse is opposite the Kupungarri Community. Mount Barnett Roadhouse is approximatley. 307 klm north of Derby, 400 klm from Kununurra. Turn-off is on the left hand side of the road when travelling north. Mount Barnett Roadhouse fuel supplies (both diesel and unleaded), Hot snacks, ice-creams, telephone, drinking water, ice, toilets, showers, laundry, small store and take-away and general stores, tyre repairs, Camp & entrance fees are payable here to access the 7km long track leading to the Manning Gorge camp site. Barnett River Gorge/Manning Falls and the campsite - gorge and campsite are accessible via this track located 10 metres to the north of the roadhouse.
Upon payment of fee ask for a mud map of the hike/walk to the Upper Manning Gorge where one can engulf themselves in the sights and swim below pristine cooling waterfalls in a large rock pool (be careful when swiming after drinking and eating), maybe you can choise a outback bush campsite alongside the sandy edges of one of the swimming holes.
Contact Information: Phone:(08)9191 7007
Imintji Roadhouse to Mt. Barnett Roadhouse is approx. 78 klm - 86.2 klm (6klm from Station Creek)
Mt Barnett Roadhouse to Kununurra is approx. 400 klm estimated time 10-12 hours careful driving
Mt. Barnett Roadhouse to El Questro Station is approx. 337 klm
Mt. Barnett Roadhouse to Derby is approx.307 klm
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