Emma Gorge

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Australia's North West Tourism

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Emma Gorge is one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular and accessible gorges, set in the one-million-acre wilderness of El Questro. Enjoy the cool shade and dramatic beauty of its sheer 65-metre cliffs as you take a refreshing dip under the graceful droplet waterfall.

To reach Emma Gorge, it’s just a 50-minute drive from Kununurra via the epic Gibb River Road – one of Australia's most unique four wheel drive adventures. Access is between May and September (dry season) and transfers are available from Kununurra if you don’t have a four wheel drive.

Join local guides or take a self-guided hike on the Emma Gorge Walk Trail into the rugged red Cockburn Ranges. Within one hour you’ll find yourself beside the tranquil pool of Emma Gorge. Fed by a droplet waterfall and a thermal spring, it’s impossible to resist a swim in the crystal clear water.

Other El Questro highlights include four wheel drive safaris to the spectacular Cockburn Ranges, afternoon cruises along Chamberlain Gorge, a relaxing dip in Zebedee Thermal Springs and a chance to chase the mighty barramundi. Choose from safari-style tented cabins, luxury accommodation at the homestead, or budget options at the station township and riverside camping areas (fees apply).


  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography


  • Hiking trail
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Entry into Emma Gorge is free, however a park pass is required to enter El Questro Wilderness Park.
  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of El Questro Wilderness Park. Check their website for the most up to date information.

Photo & content credits: WA Parks and Wildlife Service & Aussie Bucket List®


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Location & Supplier

Emma Gorge

Address: Emma Gorge, Gibb River-Wyndham Road, Durack, Western Australia 6743

Website: https://www.australiasnorthwest.com/explore/kimberley/gibb-river-road/emma-gorge

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