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Adcock Gorge, Gibb River Road, Kimberley

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.6 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 4

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.

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Adcock Gorge Road off Gibb River Road, 267km east of Derby

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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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Time / Duration

20 minutes each way

Length

1.2km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Adcock Gorge Road off Gibb River Road, 267km east of Derby

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Bush Walk

Grade 4

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Difficulty Notes

Rock hopping and clambering

Facilities

  • Car Park

Best time of year

May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley

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Trail Access

Air, Drive or Bus to Broome . 4WD to 267km east of Derby

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1 trail goers have rated Adcock Gorge, Gibb River Road, Kimberley as 4 out of 5!

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Vicki B

Reviewed 21 Apr 2018, 8:18am

It is a short walk, with a few boulders to climb over. You will get to a beautiful deep green pool where you can cool off. The waterfall wasn't flowing very much in October but would be stunning after the rains. There was no one else there, so we had an absolute paradise for ourselves

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