Kimberley, Western Australia Part Two Windjana Gorge/Tunnel Creek


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The following day after we visited the prison tree in Derby Adam and I journeyed again on the Gibbs River Road in the Land Criuser to visit Windjana Gorge. Adam is happy for me to decide where we are going. The night before in our motel room I read to him the sights to be seen in the area from the brochures I had collected. Since I am the only driver in our party, we didn’t want to journey too far on the Gibbs River Road because I would have to drive us back to Derby. The Gibbs River Road could take you all the way to Kununurra but Adam and I didn’t have time to do the entire journey there. Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek can be driven to off of the Gibbs Rivers Road by taking Leopold Downs Road.

Millions of years ago this area was part of the seafloor. You can see evidence of the fossils in some of the rocks. It was spectacular walking through a gap in the wall to get inside. It looked so tiny but you can walk through it easily. As I looked around, I noticed vegetation growing on the walls of the Gorge.

View from the car park.

View from the car park.

 
view as walking toward Windjana Gorge
Inside the gap of Windjana Gorge. You can imagine what it would have been like underwater.

Inside the gap of Windjana Gorge. You can imagine what it would have been like underwater.

Fresh water crocodiles in the swimming hole.

Fresh water crocodiles in the swimming hole.

water hole in the gorge

water hole in the gorge

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trees and vegetation growing on the walls of the gorge.

trees and vegetation growing on the walls of the gorge.

close up of wall

view heading back towards the gap to go to car park.

view heading back towards the gap to go to car park.

The gap which lead you back to the car park.

The gap which lead you back to the car park.

inside the gap

inside the gap

fossils in the rock

fossils in the rock

another fossil in the rock

another fossil in the rock

I realize I am not the best photographer. I just thought I would share what I have taken with you incase you are curious what it might look like. I only have 2 pictures of Tunnel Creek. They are not very good because there was hardly any light. Basically, it’s a creek that is in a tunnel/cave. You need to have a torch (flashlight) with you when go and be prepared to get wet. It can be slippery.

There are lots of things to see and do in the Kimberley. Adam and I have only scratched the surface. My next installment will be on Broome.

 

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Dual citizen of Australia and America loving life and wanting to share my love of writing and life with others.

Posted on February 24, 2013, in Narrative, Travel and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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