The Kimberley region in far North Western Australia is one of the world's last unspoilt frontiers. It is an ancient land extending from Broome in the South West to Kununurra and Wyndham near the Northern Territory border. The experiences are unforgettable: rugged ranges, broad tidal flats, rainforest pockets, gorges and waterfalls. The Kimberley is special. It is not rare to feel the sense of discovery that you are the first to arrive.
El Questro Wilderness Park is considered to be one of the world's most unique holiday destinations. No matter how much you have to spend, or what you like to do, El Questro has the perfect holiday for you.
About a million acres in size, El Questro was developed in 1991 to provide a truly Australian holiday destination.
El Questro offers four independent accommodation facilities, each different in style and budget; from the internationally acclaimed El Questro Homestead to Emma Gorge Resort, from Station Township Family Bungalows to Riverside Camping.
Do as much or as little as you like, El Questro has activities for the Ecotourist, Agritourist and Sportsman alike; whether it's photographing butterflies or fishing for barramundi. No matter which accommodation facility you have chosen to stay at, your hosts can help you plan your personal itinerary upon your arrival to get the most out of your stay.
Boating the Chamberlain Gorge is a must, a 3km fresh waterhole bounded by tropical vegetation belittled by towering 200 ft escarpments. The Gorge can only be travelled by boat, and guests are rewarded by excellent examples of Wandjina rock art at the far end, why not try for a barramundi Australia's premier sportsfish along the way?
Animal, bird and fish life congregate on the rivers and waterholes, of which El Questro boasts four major river systems - from fresh water springs to the lazy salt water estuaries in the northern part of the property.
El Questro is open April 1 to early November each year.
How to get to El Questro
El Questro is situated in the East Kimberley 100km west of Kununurra by road (58km on the sealed Great Northern Highway towards Wyndham, with the remainder on the graded gravel Gibb River Road). We strongly recommend hiring a 4WD vehicle for the duration of your stay at El Questro giving you the opportunity to explore the property at your leisure.
Kununurra is serviced by regular scheduled domestic flights via Perth, Darwin or Broome. Prior arrangements should be made with El Questro for transfers to your accommodation if not self-driving. Limited transfers are available.
El Questro has two airstrips, the smaller strip at Emma Gorge Resort, the other close to the Station Township and Homestead facilities.
Station Township Air Strip
Position: 127.58.50E 16.00.30S
Emma Gorge Resort Air Strip
Position: 128.07.30E 15.55.30S
Locally termed The Green Season or The Wet from November to March temperatures may reach as high as 40°C. Although a truly dramatic time of year the most popular season to visit the Kimberley is during the cloudless months of April through October. During The Dry, temperatures are in the high 20°C to the low 30°C with cool evenings yet warm enough to eat under the stars.
Casual light clothes are best with good walking shoes, and don't forget your broad brimmed hats and sunscreen lotion.
The rock, the reef, Sydney Harbour and now El Questro! Visiting El Questro will leave memories like no other, and is a perfect location to taste the true Australian outback. When visiting Australia, remember to enquire if you need a visa for entry. They are obtained from Australian Embassies, Consulates or via your travel agent.
El Questro does not charge for porterage and tipping is not a requirement but a great way to say thank you.
Special Interest/Incentive and Group Bookings
El Questro could be a novel and fabulous destination for your special group. We can arrange catering for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (M.I.C.E Market) a great Pre and Post destination for the international delegate.
There are guest telephones at all El Questro accommodation. Faxes and e-mails may also be sent and received.
El Questro has three locations where you can purchase original outback clothing, sundries, fuel, food supplies and souvenirs.
Credit Cards- El Questro accepts all major credit cards.