Carolyn Port rated Galvins Gorge, Gibb River Rd, Kimberley a 5 out of 5
The car park can be busy - it is not far from Mt Barnet Roadhouse- but there is plenty of safe parking.
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Many travellers doing the Gibb River Road rate Galvans Gorge as one of their favourite scenic locations. The short easy 2km return path passes by creek fed lily pools and luxuriant vegetation of pristine beauty. The walk opens up to a delightful multi-tiered waterfall fed pool.
It’s such a pristine scene you almost feel guilty going for a swim and spoiling the reflections. High above is a perfectly placed boab tree that seems to be standing guard. There is also a good example of Indigenous rock art under a ledge.
With so much water and dense vegetation, birds are numerous such as rainbow bee-eaters, azure kingfisher, blue winged kookaburras, various honeyeaters, wrens and finches. If you look carefully you may see a banded tree snake sheltering under a narrow rock ledge.
This is one of the smaller Kimberley Gorges, similar in size to Adcock Gorge, but the pool is more than big and deep enough to swim a few laps.
There is also a rope in one of the trees to swing on and jump and the falls are big enough to sit on the rocks underneath and get a back massage.
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
15 minutes one way
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
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.
May to October. Waterfall flow will be better earlier in the season.
Air, Drive or Bus to Broome 2200km north of Perth, 4WD to 284km east of Derby. See Group D items on Trail Tips page.
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