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Wyndham | Western Australia

Wyndham Western Australia's northernmost town, Wyndham supported a sizeable meatworks industry till its closure in 1985. Today the port town services pastoral, mining and Aboriginal communities and exports diverse cargoes including grain, raw Kununurra sugar, and live cattle shipments to south-east Asia.

Main Attractions

A landing port for prospectors during the 1880s goldrushes, Wyndham's port heritage is traced in a pamphlet noting other historic town highlights including the Old Post Office (now privately owned) and the Old Court House, which serves as an historical museum. Saltwater crocodiles can be sighted from the wharf (observed from a distance), or at the Zoological Gardens and Crocodile Park on Barytes Rd, which also breeds the endangered Indonesian Komodo Dragon. Located in Warriu 'Dream Time' Park are large monuments of an Aboriginal family.

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fishing at Explosion Gorge, on El Questro Station
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Nearby attractions

Five Rivers Lookout, 5km north on Bastion Range, is renowned for its spectacular views, which are highly recommended at sunrise or sunset. Aboriginal rock paintings are 18km SW and an unusual temporary prison cell from the 1890s, a Boab Prison Tree believed to be 2000-4000 years old, is 22km SW. A wetland sanctuary for migratory birds including jabiru and brolga, Marglu Billabong, 15km SE, is part of the Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve. A 100m-deep natural swimming hole, The Grotto is located 36km east and is a popular picnic area, as is the water catchment reservoir Moochalabra Dam, 20km from town. Fresh and saltwater fishing are popular in the King River area, though 4WD access is recommended. Tours offered in the region include mustering, horseriding treks, scenic boat cruises, and for an unforgettable Outback station stay, El Questro Station, located 100km south.

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Copyright 2007, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. cmsadmin. (2005, May 20). Wyndham. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from Plan Book Travel Australia Web site: http://www.planbooktravel.com.au/australia/wa/wyndham. This work is licensed under a Universal Publishers. Universal Publishers

Whats close? (direct line)

accommodation

11.4 km   Diggers Rest Station
39.0 km   El Questro Wilderness Park
67.2 km   Home Valley Station
69.7 km   Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Kununurra
70.9 km   Kimberleyland Holiday Park
71.2 km   Kununurra Country Club Resort
71.2 km   Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments

attractions

0.0 km   Crocodile Statue
2.4 km   Three Mile Valley
2.4 km   Five Rivers Lookout
5.2 km   Moochalabra Dam
14.3 km   Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
14.5 km   Alligator Hole
14.8 km   Telegraph Hill
15.7 km   Marglu Billabong
21.4 km   The Grotto
29.2 km   Pentecost River
32.9 km   Cockburn Range
35.1 km   Cambridge Gulf
62.0 km   Black Rock Falls
64.3 km   Ivanhoe Crossing
64.3 km   Diversion Dam
66.6 km   Bandicoot Bar
68.6 km   Kimberley Aerial Highway
69.9 km   Lake Kununurra
71.3 km   Celebrity Tree Park

events

67.5 km   Kununurra Half Marathon
68.7 km   Kimberley Moon Experience
70.8 km   The Barramundi Dreaming

information

71.2 km   Kununurra Visitor Centre

hire

71.2 km   Thrifty Kununurra

tours

68.3 km   Aviair
68.4 km   HeliSpirit
68.8 km   Kimberley Air Tours
68.9 km   Kingfisher Tours
70.6 km   Triple J Tours
71.2 km   Willis's Walkabouts

Region: Kimberley

Sunset at Derby Pier
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The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Covering an expanse of nearly 423,000 square kilometres and with an estimated population of just 30,000 it has fewer people per square kilometre than almost any other place on earth. more

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