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Sir John Gorge, Mornington Wilderness Camp, Kimberley

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.3 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

Sir John Gorge Trail is only 300 metres one-way in length, but the end point is stunning, especially near sunset. The easy trail is well marked over fairly uneven terrain and flat rocks. The gorge doesn’t plummet deep into the earth, but rather a shallow riverbed with flat rocks and rocky embankments either side.

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14km from Mornington camp, 88km off Gibb River Road, 330km from Derby, Derby is 2400 north of Perth

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As the sun starts setting in the west, the rocks in Sir John Gorge Trail begin glowing, reaching a point where they become fiery red, orange and yellow.

The drive from Mornington Wilderness Camp takes longer than you might think considering the distance is only 14km one-way. The 4WD track is rough, making it slow going, but well worthwhile. Sipping Champaign or a beer at sunset while perched on a flat rock is an unforgettable experience. A word of caution, sunset viewing involves driving back in the dark when wildlife shares the road. Canoes are available onsite if you book and pay at the office. 

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Time / Duration

Less than an hour


600 metre return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

14km from Mornington camp, 88km off Gibb River Road, 330km from Derby, Derby is 2400 north of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.


Canoeing in this area is a privately run tour by Mornington AWC
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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 the Wilderness Camp

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