Charnley River Homestead

by Lance Stringer

Dillie Gorge

Dillie Gorge

We spent just on 3 weeks doing the Gibb River Road which included lots of walks and gorges. One of our favourite gorges was Dillie Gorge at Charnley River.

Charnley River is about an hours drive from the Gibb, via a very good road. As not many people adventure off the Gibb there were only 6 campers in a huge campground. We were the only ones at Dillie and we spent most of the day there. It is an hours drive from the campground. Another great spot there is a swimming hole called Donkey Pool which again we had by ourselves. Also plenty of wildlife and great amenities.


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Aug 30, 2009
Charnley River
by: Birgit

Thanks for writing, Lance :-) (Also for your comments on other pages.)

It's true that only few people venture off the main beaten track along the Gibb (good for those of us who do, ey?), but Charnley River is one of the places that has been getting more popular and busy due to the many gorges and pools on the property and the excellent facilities for tourists.

Sounds like you were lucky! I'm glad you were able to experience it that way.

Nov 01, 2009
Stay at Chanley River Station
by: yorkie

We had a wonderful stay and experience at Chanley River Station, staying in the "rondavels" at the homestead. Cheryl and her crew where fantastic. Canoing at Dillie Gorge was great we would recommend a stay a Chanley River Station a must.

Nov 07, 2009
Charnley River Station
by: Peta

Charnley River Stationn was great, from the moment you drive in where you will find the trees around the station house full of hundreds of Corella's making their presents known. The camp ground was lovely green grass under foot and a hot shower and flush toilet, what more could you ask for. First night there we sat around the camp fire with friends we'd met on the way, roast lamb in the camp oven, yum. There is also home cooked style meals at the station house if wanted, people there are very nice. The road out to the gorges was fun having quite a few stand offs with the bulls, I think they thought the Pajero was a foxy cow. Saw plenty of dingos and kangaroos around. Canoeing along the river was my highlight, it was so tranquil, birds everywhere and the banks of the river were lush and green almost like it had been planted instead of nature doing its thing, unbelievably beautiful.I would recommend people taking the time to visit this wonderful spot. Cheers, Peta

Feb 05, 2010
Our favourite
by: Nelly

Charnley River was one of our favourite places to stay. The camping grounds were spacious and the facilities were great. We fell in love with Grevillea Gorge. We spent nearly a whole day at Grevillea and had the whole place to ourselves. We dropped into Dillie Gorge on our way back to camp so the kids could do a little fishing, and our son caught his first ever fish!!

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