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WINDJANA GORGE

 

 

 

 

 

HEMA Map Reference 81/G8

Windjana Gorge


17 24' 39" S 124 56' 44" E

Where is this?

 

 

The Gorge is 22km off the Gibb River Road, 145 kilometres east of Derby and is usually accessible by 2wd vehicles during the dry season.

 

It is formed from a Devonian reef system which is believed to be 350 million years old. The 3.5 kilometre long gorge is part of the same system that gave rise to both Geikie Gorge and Tunnel Creek.

 

Campsites are available in the area.

 

When Europeans first began to move into this area, the gorge was the setting for a bloody battle between the Aboriginal people, who were defending their way of life, and the police, who had been sent in to 'pacify' the natives after a long running series of deadly confrontations. The Aboriginal leader was known to the Europeans as Pigeon and to his own people as Jandamarra.

 

NPW Website for more information  

 

 

 

Best time to visit:

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I'm lost please take me home...


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