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Dalmanyi Walk Trail (Bell Gorge),  Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges formerly King Leopold Ranges

  • 1-3 hours
  • 4 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

The Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Walk is four kilometres return from the car park to a section of the creek just above the falls with spectacular views of the gorge and waterfall.

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Trail Start

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Bell Gorge carpark, 30km off Gibb River Road (4WD), about 200km east of Derby, which is 2350km north of Perth

Trail End

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At Bell Gorge waterfalls

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Beautiful Dalmanyi (Bell) Gorge, with its stunning waterfall, bushwalking and bird watching, is located in the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges Conservation Park in the Kimberley to be accessed from Gibb River Road between Derby and Kununurra. 

Be rewarded with spectacular views and walk the marked two-kilometre, gently sloping trail from the Dalmanyi (Bell) Gorge carpark down to the gorge. The carpark is about 40 minutes drive from Gibb River Road.  Following wet season rains, great volumes of water cascade from the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges.  In the dry, tourists are attracted to the spectacular cascading waterfalls at Dalmanyi (Bell) Gorge, a relaxing place to swim. The base of the falls form a deep pool surrounded by ledges and sheltered by rocky walls that is a superb spot for swimming. However accessing the base pool is a more difficult section of the trail. If this popular site is too busy for your liking, you can also explore upstream.  

Make sure you bring your camera as Dalmanyi Gorge is one of the most picturesque and scenic gorges in the Kimberley. The folded rock formations were millions of years in the making. You can go camping not far from the gorge at Silent Grove campsite – this is pristine wilderness at its best. No camping allowed at Bell Creek.

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Time / Duration

1.5 hours

Length

4km return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Bell Gorge carpark, 30km off Gibb River Road (4WD), about 200km east of Derby, which is 2350km north of Perth

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Trail End

At Bell Gorge waterfalls

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

The walk is easy up until the gorge at the top of the waterfall, and you may end the walk there; if you get further down to the main pool be prepared for difficult sections, including navigation of slippery rocks across the creek and steep slopes

Hazards & Warnings

Supervise children on lookout and near water - rocks are slippery when wet; The Department of Parks and Wildlife reminds everyone visiting the Kimberly or Pilbara Regions enters crocodile country, see http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/king-leopold-ranges

Facilities

Drop toilets
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Lookouts
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

May to October

Fees

National Park fees

Trail Access

Trail accessed by 4WD (Gibb River Road)

Prohibited Items

No pets; No fires
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1 trail goers have rated Dalmanyi Walk Trail (Bell Gorge),  Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges formerly King Leopold Ranges as 5 out of 5!

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Fayley Arthur

Reviewed 15 Dec 2018, 1:16pm

Bucket list walk for all West Australians. Along with the gorges of Karijini, this is the most beautiful place I've ever been. Rocks are a bit steep and slippery - so go while you are still young and fit .

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