Adcock Gorge, Gibb River Road, Kimberley

Overview

Adcock Gorge is accessed by a short 0.65km walk trail. Unlike some of the better known gorges such as Galvins and Bell Gorge, Adcock is much quieter. In fact you can easily have the deep pool, rock ledges and a waterfall to yourself.  Just down stream is a pool complete with water lilies.

Adcock Gorge

Reflections in Adcock Gorge

Photo Credit: Pelusey Photography


About the Trail

Adcock Gorge is on the Adcock River, about 5km off the Gibb River Road, along a very rocky 4WD track.

The rocky uneven walk trail starts at a clearing where cars park. There is some boulder clambering involved. The walk is little more than 500 metres one-way, so it’s a bit surprising it doesn’t receive more visitors. But, for people willing to stop by, this gorge has plenty to offer.

The deep pool is a great spot to cool off. The steep rock walls at the end of the pool provide a dramatic backdrop. A waterfall plunges into the pool, its intensity depending on how soon after the wet season finished. There are luxuriant patches of ferns in shady areas and water lilies in a pool further downstream. The best feature of this gorge is the solitude. You have a really good chance of having this peaceful oasis to yourself.


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