Duncan Road follows the White Mountain Hills and Ord River for 429 kilometres through some of the most scenic Kimberley wilderness, stopping at spectacular swimming holes, nature-based camping spots and mighty Lake Argyle – the biggest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere.
It’s a seven-hour drive from Broome, or a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Kununurra on the Great Northern Highway (Savannah Way), to reach the turn-off for Duncan Road at Halls Creek. There are no facilities along the entire route, so you’ll need to stock up on your supplies in Halls Creek.
Before departing, take a moment to visit the spot where the first gold rush began in Western Australia. Known to the locals as Old Halls Creek, the ruins of this early town site still stand today.
Just seven minutes along Duncan Road, you’ll reach the China Wall – a dazzling wall of white quartz that looks just like a miniature ‘Great Wall of China’. Stop for a photo opportunity, picnic lunch, or a cooling dip in the stream.
Crossing creeks and rivers, there are plenty more scenic rest breaks ahead. Take your pick from Caroline Pool, Palm Springs and Sawpit Gorge – all within 50 kilometers of Halls Creek.