Gibb River Road – Bell Gorge – Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary
Today we begin our journey along the remote Gibb River Road and traverse through the King Leopold Ranges. Later this morning we turn off the Gibb and into the King Leopold Conservation Reserve, passing through Silent Grove on our way to one of the Kimberley’s most stunning and dramatic gorges - Bell. Enjoy the walk down to the gorge where you can swim in the pools at the top of the waterfall. The view down the gorge is simply stunning. Those with a good level of fitness may want to walk down to the bottom of the falls (difficult terrain). Either way you will be awe-inspired by this sensational Kimberley landscape.
After wandering back up to the car park we enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back out to the Gibb River Road. We then head east before taking the Tablelands Track into Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary.
Once a dominant cattle station of the Kimberley, Mornington is now owned and operated by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and is one of the largest non-government protected areas in Australia. The sanctuary covers over 800,000 acres in the upper Fitzroy catchment and protects a range of ecosystems.
We arrive at Mornington late this afternoon and spend the next 2 nights in unique safari tents overlooking Annie Creek. Enjoy a few drinks around the campfire before dinner in the open air restaurant.