Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Trails, Wunaamin Conservation Park Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Trails, Wunaamin Conservation Park
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About Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Trails, Wunaamin Conservation Park
Beautiful Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge), with its stunning waterfall, bushwalking and bird watching, is located in the Wunaamin Conservation Park in the Kimberley to be accessed from the Gibb River Road between Derby and Kununurra. Following wet season rains, great volumes of water cascade from the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. In the dry, tourists are attracted to the amazing cascading waterfalls.
Be rewarded with spectacular views and walk the marked trail from the carpark, through a dry river bed, and to the top of Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) waterfall on this Grade 4 trail. The top of the falls is a popular swimming spot with an incredible view. The base of the falls forms a deep pool surrounded by majestic sandstone walls. You can access this pool by continuing onto Dalmanyi Falls Trail, which is a more difficult Grade 5 trail that requires three points of contact.
Make sure you bring your camera as Dalmanyi (Bell 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 Dulundi (Silent Grove) campsite – this is pristine wilderness at its best. No camping allowed at Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge).
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
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What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsNo drinking water available in park. Take plenty with you.
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
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Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Trail - Grade 4
The can be a challenging walk with an initial steep section with loose, uneven surfaces. After crossing a small creek, continue along the rocky dry creek bed and up to the top of Dalmanyi Falls. Remain a safe distance away from the edge as there is a significant drop to the pool below.
Dalmanyi Falls Trail - Grade 5
This trail is an extension of the Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Trail. Start by crossing the top of the falls and take caution over water-washed rocks as they will be extremely slippery. Follow the trail markers up the rocky incline before heading down into the pool below. This is the most difficult part of the trail that requires three points of contact. Take care as it is steep, has big steps and loose footings.
Hazards & Warnings
Heat risk: extreme heat can be experienced when walking in Wunaamin Conservation Park. Temperatures can exceed 40°C.
Walk in the cooler parts of the day – early morning or late afternoon.
Avoid dehydration – regularly sip water. 1 litre per person, per hour. There is no suitable drinking water on the trail.
Wear a hat, long-sleeved, loose clothing and apply sunscreen. Rocks and steps can be slippery when wet. Wear sturdy, closed-in footwear and watch your step.
Limited communication coverage. Satellite phone or personal locator beacon (PLB) recommended.
Supervise children on lookout and near water.
- Car Park
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
June to September (depending on road access)
National Park fees
Trail accessed by 4WD (Gibb River Road)
No pets; no fires
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