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About Dillie Creek, Charnley Station, Kimberley
Dillie Gorge Trail is short on distance at 150metres, but you do need to do a little rock scrambling to get to get there, but it’s worth the effort. Like all trails on Charnley River-Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuary, it is well marked.
The gorge is wide and not particularly deep, the main highlight being the surprisingly large freshwater pool. Because of its size, the pool is a great spot for swimming.
There are two canoes located here which can be used after payment made at the Charnley River Wilderness Camp office. All you need carry with you is a set of paddles. Getting the canoes in and out of the water is a bit tricky due to rocky terrain. The paddle, however, is sublimely beautiful. One of the most pleasurable things to do here is sit on a sandy bank and Zen out gazing at watery reflections of rocky embankments.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
A two minute walk to the gorge. Half to full day if you canoe
400m return walk
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful ItemsBathers and towel
Car park at Charnley Station is 300km east of Derby, Derby is 2400km north of Perth
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
FacilitiesCanoes available. Book at the Charnley Station office
- Car Park
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
Entry and camping fees apply
Air, Drive or Bus to Broome 2200km north of Perth, 4WD to 290km east of Derby
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Canoeing in Dillie CreekBook canoes at the Charnley River Station office the day before.
Trail head to Dillie CreekThe start of the trail
Line of quartzRock formations at Dillie Creek
Dillie CreekDiilie Creek flows through the gorge
Fresh water swimmingGreat face to swim
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