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About Time Walk, Windjana Gorge NP
Once reef where a shallow sea covered the area 350 million years ago, Windjana Gorge now exists as a result of the Lennard River gouging its way through the Napier Range, exposing a completely different rock formation to others in the area. The Time Walk contains many interpretive signs of different periods, showing how long this formation has been in existence.
Commencing from the trailhead at the carpark, you walk towards the grey and orange rock face where you can see the river winding through the gorge. Accessible by a small gap-like tunnel you will emerge on the other side to the shady, cool, green gorge where you can take time to view the wildlife. Freshwater crocodiles bask on the beach as others float in the water and flocks of corellas groom each other in the trees and on cliff walls.
The Time Walk is an easy short walk, however, you may wish to stay a little longer to soak up the beauty! While in the area check out the Gorge Walk - a 7km return walk which takes you along the full length of the gorge and back. It runs along the course of the Lennard River, which becomes a series of pools in the dry season. It allows you a close look at the gorge's resident fruit bats, corellas and freshwater crocodiles. This walk requires a moderate level of fitness.
The Windjana Gorge National Park can be found along the Fairfield Leopold Downs Road, a gravel road that connects the Great Northern Highway with the famous Gibb River Road. On the other end the Leopold Downs Road joins the Great Northern Highway 60 kilometres close to Fitzroy Crossing.
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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
Windjana Gorge Day Use car park, Windjana Gorge National Park, 145 km east of Derby, which is 2350km (29 hours) 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.
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Hazards & WarningsSwimming not recommended due to fresh water crocodiles.
- Public Telephone
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
May to September. Trail is inaccessible during the wet season.
Entry fee to Windjana Gorge National Park
Air, road or bus to Derby. Road to National Park
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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