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    TAKE A TOUR TO SEE THE BREATHTAKING KIMBERLEY REGION: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    CHECK OUT THE BEAUTY OF WINDJANA GORGE NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    SEE THE DISTINCTIVE LOOKING BOAB TREES THAT LINE SOME OF THE STREETS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    TAKE A BOAT TOUR TO THE STUNNING BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Derby Highlights

  • Take a tour to the Kimberley to see some of the most remote and stunning scenery in Australia. There is the famous Bungle Bungles", which are a maze of unusual orange and black striped beehive shaped domes that look like they are from another planet. There are the stunning Mitchell Falls and also Cape Leveque, a spectacular remote peninsula.

  • See the impressive limestone gorge, natural water pools, freshwater crocodiles and bird life at Windjana Gorge National Park.

  • Witness some of the most spectacular and remote scenery in Western Australia on the Gibb River Road.

  • Take a boat tour to the Buccaneer Archipelago, a very remote area consisting of around 1,000 rocky islands. Here you can see such phenomena as the horizontal reversible waterfall in Talbot Bay, plus a large variety of fauna including deadly Taipan Snakes, crocodiles and many species of birds.

About Derby

Population 5,000

Located just two hours drive north of Broome is the laid back, friendly town of Derby. This place is a popular stopover for people heading into the remote gorge country of the vast north west of Western Australia including the Kimberley region.

The town is also the main access point to the famous Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge National Park and the small islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. There are various tour companies available who can take you to these places.

The town itself has a range of shops, services and places to eat and drink. It is also a place known for its distinctive Boab Trees that line some of the streets.

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Derby Visitor Information Centre

2 Clarendon Street
Derby, Western Australia
Phone 1800 621 426
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