Mount Elizabeth Station

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.

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Our campfire making hot coals to cook our choc chip and marshmallow damper!


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.

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This gorge and waterfall was amazing, so beautiful – and it was only us and one other couple there at the time. 

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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.  

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George under one of the smaller waterfalls

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George standing on the top of the waterfall

Shelly sitting on the edge of the waterfall



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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! 

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Had a little traffic jam on our way back to camp!


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.

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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. 


It’s amazing when wild animals feel secure enough to approach us and show off their babies.

The Gibb River Road

The Gibb River Road is one of Australia’s unique 4WD challenges, and one that we had always wanted to conquer and tick off the bucket list!

The legendary stock route of 660km runs right through the heart of the Kimberley.  It was originally built for droving cattle from Wyndham to Derby.  Now it’s one of those epic 4WD adventures that is on all true 4WD enthusiasts bucket list.

We just spent the past week travelling the Gibb and exploring the magnificent gorges and waterfalls, travelling through aboriginal communities, 4WDing some great tracks, reliving history, meeting lots of people …… and having the shit shaken out of us, the Prado and the trailer! You have no idea how bad some of the roads are!

the bar at El Questro


Our first stop was at El Questro.  This place was amazing and we could have easily spent a week there.

swimming hole at El Questro

Next we spent a couple of days staying at Mt Elizabeth Station, exploring their private gorges that are only available to people staying on their property.

Crossing the Pentacost River (disappointed it was so low!)

We spent the night at the Silent Grove campsite in the national park at Bell Gorge.  Great campground and close to the gorge aswell.

Shelly’s own gorge! – Barnett River Gorge

We then spent a night camped in the national park at Windjana Gorge. This gorge is full of crocodiles and we got lots of photos of them during our walk, one was happily sun baking up on the beach allowing all us tourists to take photos with him!

crocodiles at Windjana Gorge

Yesterday on our way to Fitzroy Crossing, we stopped in to walk Tunnel Creek, another amazing experience walking through a pitch black tunnel, along sand and through the water, all while keeping an eye out for the bats and freshwater crocodiles that call the cave home!

Windjana Gorge

Now all of the above deserves a lot more detail and photographs, so we will do seperate blog posts for each location over time, but that’s a brief outline of our last week or so on the Gibb! We could have easily spent a month or more exploring this area as we only just scratched the surface ….. maybe we need another trip!

To say that we enjoyed the past week is an understatement!