Charnley River Station
Charnley River Station is a working cattle station off the Gibb River Rd, 49.6 km south-west of Mt Barnett Roadhouse and 4.1 km north-east of the Mornington Wilderness Camp access. It is a further 43 km north-west to the camping area near the homestead, which has a good range of facilities and shady sites among the trees near the river.
How to book: Gibb River Rd (08) 9191 4646
Who to contact: Derby Visitor Centre (08) 9191 1426, 1800 621 426; or Kununurra Visitor Centre (08) 9168 1177; or Wyndham Tourist Information Centre (08) 9161 1281 Road conditions: WA Main Roads 1800 013 314, 13 8138
This campsite is located in Gibb River Road
The Gibb River Rd was originally built to transport cattle from the surrounding stations to Derby and Wyndham. Since those stations opened their doors to travellers, it has become one of Australia’s most popular tourist routes. It provides access to the magnificent Kimberley region and its very diverse landscapes, which range from lush, tropically vegetated river gorges and rainforests, to vast savannah woodlands and open plains, all of which have stood the test of time and prospered despite human intervention. The road covers a distance of about 650 km and should only be travelled in the dry season, May–Nov.
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