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Dillie Creek, Charnley Station, Kimberley

  • Half day
  • 0.2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

At only 150 metres one-way from the parking spot trailhead, Dillie Gorge Trail doesn’t get much shorter than that. The main attraction at the end is an open, shallow gorge with a big expanse of freshwater suitable for swimming and canoeing. 

Book canoes at the Charnley River Station office the day before.
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Car park at Charnley Station is 300km east of Derby, Derby is 2400km north of Perth

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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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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.

Trail Start

Car park at Charnley Station is 300km east of Derby, Derby is 2400km north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

Difficulty Notes

Rock hopping


Canoes available. Book at the Charnley Station office
  • Camping
  • Car Park

Best time of year

May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley


Entry and camping fees apply

Trail Access

Air, Drive or Bus to Broome 2200km north of Perth, 4WD to 290km east of Derby

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