A visit to the Tunnel Creek National Park is a truly unique experience that you must include on your Kimberley itinerary. It is close to Windjana Gorge, allowing you to see both landmarks in one day.
Tunnel Creek contains Western Australia’s oldest cave system. Walk through the 750-metre tunnel which takes you from one side of the Napier Range to the other. Keep your eye out for the many bats, fish and freshwater crocodiles that live in the cave.
The tunnel is the oldest cave system in Western Australia. You will get to see little waterfalls coming over the ledges on the sides, and huge stalactites dangling from the ceilings.
It is not far off the beaten track, and you don’t need a four wheel drive to get there, but you do need a torch!
The Tunnel Creek National Park is half way between Derby and Fitzroy Crossing. Allow at least two hours to get there from either direction. Flights run between Perth and Broome, Derby or Kununurra. Drive yourself or join one of the many fantastic overland tour groups visiting the area. Entry is restricted during the wet season.
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