Galvins Gorge, Gibb River Rd, Kimberley
This easy flat 1km one-way trail is one of the prettiest short walks in the Kimberley. A multi-tiered waterfall plunges down a rocky gorge wall into a pretty reflective pool surround by luxuriant vegetation. It is a delightfully pretty spot to relax and ponder nature.
About the Trail
Many travellers doing the Gibb River Road rate Galvans Gorge as one of their favourite scenic locations. The short easy 2km return path passes by creek fed lily pools and luxuriant vegetation of pristine beauty. The walk opens up to a delightful multi-tiered waterfall fed pool.
It’s such a pristine scene you almost feel guilty going for a swim and spoiling the reflections. High above is a perfectly placed boab tree that seems to be standing guard. There is also a good example of Indigenous rock art under a ledge.
With so much water and dense vegetation, birds are numerous such as rainbow bee-eaters, azure kingfisher, blue winged kookaburras, various honeyeaters, wrens and finches. If you look carefully you may see a banded tree snake sheltering under a narrow rock ledge.
This is one of the smaller Kimberley Gorges, similar in size to Adcock Gorge, but the pool is more than big and deep enough to swim a few laps.
There is also a rope in one of the trees to swing on and jump and the falls are big enough to sit on the rocks underneath and get a back massage.