Derby, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek – Fitzroy Crossing
This morning we enjoy a town tour of Derby including Myall's Bore and Cattle Trough, the Derby Jetty, Old Derby Gaol and Boab Prison Tree. We then travel back along the Gibb River Road to the Windjana Way turnoff from where it’s a short drive in to Windjana Gorge National Park. Teeming with wildlife, Windjana Gorge has been created by the Lennard River cutting its way through the limestone of the Napier Range. In some places the walls of the gorge stand up to 100m above the wide alluvial floodplain below.
Enjoy a wander through the gorge with your guides and a picnic lunch before heading further along the Windjana Way to Tunnel Creek. Once the hideout of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal Man who led a resistance against white stockmen in the late 1800's, Tunnel Creek features a 750m long underground river that runs through to the other side of the Napier Range. Enjoy a walk through this unique geological feature with your tour guides, looking out for bats and stalactites that descend from the roof.
This afternoon we arrive into Fitzroy Crossing for our overnight stay at the Fitzroy River Lodge. (B, L, D)