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About Derdbe-Gerring Banan Trail, Kununurra, Mirima NP
While staying in Kununurra, it’s well worthwhile exploring Mirima National Park. The national park is a wildlife lover’s paradise with plenty of birds. There are also frogs near water and snake sightings are relatively common.
There are several short walk trails including the short but feature packed Derdbe-Gerring Banan trail. The trail is quite steep with steps and uneven surfaces, hence its relatively high Grade 4 rating. The trail ends at a lookout, which offers great views of the town and Ord River Valley.
The sandstone ranges and thickly vegetated valleys are stunningly beautiful, especially early morning or late afternoon. The rocky outcrops geology is not dissimilar to the ‘beehive’ formations in the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. It is best to walk early morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the very worst of the heat.
The first part of the trail is a wheel chair friendly loop with interpretive signage.
Be trail ready for Derdbe-Gerring Banan Trail, Kununurra, Mirima NP
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
less than a hour
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
Mirima NP carpark, 2km out of Kununurra, 3200km north of Perth
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Hazards & WarningsDuring the wet season, lightning and flashfloods are a potential hazard.
FacilitiesOnly the first short section of trail is wheelchair accessible.
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- Access without assistance for the Disabled
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- View Platform
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
National Park Fees apply
Air, 2WD or bus to Kununurra
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Small water holeA small water hole is a good spot to look for wildlife - frogs, snakes and birds
Walking the Derdbe-gerring Banan trail.The fist part of this trail is wheelchair friendly
Trail Head signageTrail head signage for all trails in area
Interpretive signageThe interpretive signs explain the different plants and animals in the area
Local pythonPythons live in the waterhole and feed on the frogs
Stair climb to lookoutThe stairs are quite steep and lead to a lookout over Kununurra
Rock formationsMirima NP has different rock formations
View over KununurraThe trail leads to a high point over looking Kununurra
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