Dimond Gorge
Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, Gibb River Road

Dimond Gorge (pronounced "Diamond Gorge") is located near the Mornington Wilderness Camp, which as a whole rates as one of my top picks along the Gibb River Road.

Dimond Gorge

This is one of the most impressive gorges in the Kimberley, and the drive to get there is an attraction in its own right. Allow plenty of time for it because you will want to stop and take photos and admire the views on the way!

The real attraction though is a canoe trip up the gorge itself. You can take your own canoe or hire one. (Unlike at Sir John Gorge, where access is restricted to two people a day, there are plenty of canoes to go around at Dimond Gorge.)

The site of the proposed dam at Dimond Gorge, Fitzroy River

As you canoe through the narrow gap near the start of the gorge, picture what would have happened to this wonderful area if the plans to dam the Fitzroy River to pipe all the water down to Perth would have gone ahead. This is the site where the proposed dam was to be built!

More photos of Dimond Gorge

Views on the way

View on the way to/from Dimond Gorge.

Dimond Gorge

From the parking area you first have to walk up and over some rocks. You can't see the canoes until you stand right on top of them.

(There are still a few more photos coming...)


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