The Kimberley’s first town, famous for its Boab Tree lined streets and Australia’s highest tidal range (11 metres) Derby is the jumping off point for the Gibb River Road.
Good fishing off the jetty with the incoming tide. Walk the Joonjoo Botanical Trail and visit Wharfinger’s Museum.
Check out the nearby 120 metre long cattle trough and Prison Boab Tree.
The Gibb River Road from Derby to Kununurra
This iconic unsealed route includes many of The Kimberley’s natural highlights and frontier experiences.
Plan your accommodation and fuel stops as there are long remote sections and drive carefully. Note that the road to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek allows you to mix some Gibb River Road experiences with those on the highway if time is limited.
The story of Jandamarra, the Aboriginal outlaw, is a poignant piece of local history.