The Gibb River Road has become a right of passage for Australian 4WD enthusiasts. It is the last 660km leg of the Savannah Way connecting Kununurra in the east to Derby in the west. It has the allure and challenge of being a remote and hardcore track, but follow after the grader early in the dry season and it really is a piece of cake!
El Questro Wilderness Park is the first station along the way being a mere 50km from the beginning of the Gibb River Road when heading from Kununurra. The Cockburn Ranges forms an epic backdrop and the scenery only gets more dramatic and breathtaking as you explore the park; from grand water crossings at the Pentacost River to expansive sunsets seen from Saddleback Lookout, palm fringed watering holes found at Zebedee Springs to the rugged geology crying to be climbed and explored at Explosion Hole and Amalia gorge.
The crown jewel however, of both El Questro and the entire Gibb River Road, is the stunning Emma Gorge. This magical place is cocooned on three sides by towering cliffs with a misty waterfall terracing into a crystal clear rock pool, complete with its very own thermal current to temper the water. It really is a portal to the Garden of Eden and swimming here is like bathing in the elixir of life and not to be missed.