East Kimberly - El Questro
Trip Start Jan 29, 2012
88Trip End Apr 01, 2013
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We set out for El Questro Wilderness Park, which is considered to be one of the world's most unique holiday destinations. To get there it involved travelling 58km, then you go onto the famous Gibb River Road, which is the road most 4WD enthusiasts tackle once in their lifetime. Although we only had to travel 25km along this road, it involved some pretty serious deep water crossings, and lots of corrugations on the dirt road. There were also lots of cattle andering over the road, which didn't help. During the day we bumped into the Galaxy couples whome we had met at Timber Creek, and they had the misfortune to get a flat tyre from the road, so we were very glad that didn’t to us.
Our first stop was at Emma Gorge, which is one of the Kimberley’s most well known and spectacular gorges
Next stop was Zebedee Springs, which are thermal pools at the end of a short walk through tropical livistona and pandanas palms. This was a beautiful place, and we spent ages just floating in the warm water there.
The best we left until last, which was El Questro Gorge. This was a one hour walk to a lovely waterhole, through palm and fern-clad escarpments, and it was absolutely beautiful. It was a hard walk, but well worth the effort, and it also had a great waterfall which you could swim under, and all around you were sheer cliffs, with lots of ferns, and amazing colours. Again we were the only people there, which was fantastic. This was a magical place, absolutely stunning.
We made it back to Kununurra in one piece, although the car was a filthy mess.