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Drysdale River National Park

Drysdale River National Park features open woodlands, the broad waters of the Drysdale River, pools, creeks, rugged cliffs and gorges and major waterfalls at Morgan Falls and Solea Falls.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:No

Description

Visitors must be self-sufficient as the park is remote, isolated and extremely rugged. Visitors planning extended walks must be experienced bushwalkers and aware of the potential hazards that could be encountered. Bush camping in the park is permitted but please leave no trace of your visit.

Wilderness values

There are no visitor facilities and no marked walk trails within the park. It is safer and more comfortable to see the park by air, and a number of tours incorporating flights over the Drysdale River area are available from Kununurra and Wyndham.

Your safety

It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends.

Always remember it is really important to plan when to visit. Read this safety information about being crocwise. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!

Crocodile Safety

CROCWISE LogoWhen you are entering the Kimberley or Pilbara regions, you are entering crocodile country. Two species of crocodile occur in Western Australia: the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile and the freshwater crocodile. The estuarine crocodile is the largest living reptile and is considered to be a dangerous predator. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller and not as aggressive. Be CROCWISE in Western Australia's north and download our Crocodile safety and myth-busting factsheet and Crocodile brochure. For more information on Be CROCWISE see www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise

Getting there

The park can be seen on scenic flights from Kununurra Road. Access is difficult and via tracks through Carson River Station from the Kalumburu Road. Contact Kalumburu Aboriginal Corporation on (08) 9161 4300 or fax (08) 9161 4387 providing details of your intended visit. You will also need to call in at the Kalumburu Aboriginal Community to obtain and pay for a permit before entering Carson River Station. All visitors accessing the park via Carson River Station must register with DEC’s Kununurra office. All visitors accessing the park must register with DPaW’s Kununurra office (08 9168 4200). Please advise in person or phone of proposed dates, number of people, vehicle details, communications and your itinerary

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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