We spent two days staying at Mt Elizabeth Station. It was so quiet and secluded compared to the campgrounds we had stayed in the previous few days.
The property is about 30km in off the Gibb River Road and it wasn’t the smoothest of roads by any means, we were glad when we finally reached the homestead!
This station is run by the Lacy family and they have been operating the Mount Elizabeth pastoral lease since 1945. The primary operation over the years has been beef cattle, but in recent years they have moved into tourism aswell, with a camping ground and homestead stays.
The campground is quite large and you can camp wherever you like which was great because it meant we had no one around us, as everyone tends to congregate together and close to the toilets and showers! There were no powered sites which didn’t worry us, but there were toilets and showers, nothing too flash, but they did the job.
Probably the best thing about staying at this property is the fact that you are able to visit their gorges which are only available to guests camping or staying in the homestead.
This gorge and waterfall was amazing, so beautiful – and it was only us and one other couple there at the time.
It’s a bit of a trek to get to this gorge, the track leaves from the campground and is a 10km 4WD track which took about an hour to drive. It wasn’t exactly hard, but it was very slow going, with a couple of interesting sections! Once we reached the end of the track it was then a 1.5km walk in to the gorge at the top of the waterfall.
We could have climbed down further and gone for a swim, but it was early in the morning and still a bit cool to be swimming.
This gorge was a lot easier to get to, a small easy drive from the campground and you could basically park right at the waters edge, which suited us after the earlier walk!
On our last night at camp this little lady came up to us at camp and hung around with us for about 1/2 hour or so.
As she got closer we could see that she had a little joey aswell, so adorable. She was more than happy to show him/her off to us and he kept popping in and out of the pouch. If anything startled mum she would push him back in, but once she could see both of us again and was sure it was ok, she let him come back out.
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