DRYSDALE RIVER NATIONAL PARK

 

HEMA map reference 81/C11

Corellas

GPS 14 04 40 S 126 56 27 E

 

 

 

 

Pets prohibited Sight seeing area Walk trails Site may flood or be inaccessible during rain 4 wheel drive access only 

 

 

 

 

Park size: 448,264 ha

 

150km west of Wyndham

 

The largest and most inaccessible National Park in the Kimberley region. It is necessary to register your intention to enter the park at Kununurra (NPaW) Ph. 08 9168 4200, before you go. There are significant numbers of plant and animal species represented in the park.

 

Access is very difficult via Carson River Station tracks off Kalumburu Road. You must call in at the Kalumburu Aboriginal Community to obtain and pay for a permit before entering Carson River Station.

 

Below Solea Falls the river is home to saltwater crocodiles. DO NOT SWIM in this area or camp near the river bank. The river runs from the Caroline Ranges to Napier Broome Bay near Kalumburu.

 

The river was named in 1886 by explorer Charles Burrowes after a Director of a Victorian Squatting Company, T.A. Drysdale.

 

WARNING: This is a remote wilderness area. Experienced outback travellers only with well equipped 4x4s. There are NO facilities in the park.

 

Attractions include, Morgan Falls, Solea Falls, River, Bird watching.

 

 

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NPW Website for more information

 

 

 

 

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