Located 286 kms from Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Galvans Gorge is a delightful spot where you can break your journey for a few hours in the Phillips Range and explore its waterholes.
14 kilometres west of the Mt Barnett Roadhouse (roughly half way along the Gibb River Road), Galvans Gorge is carved into the eastern side of the Phillips Range and is a really beautiful though generally lesser known example of a Kimberley region gorge. Access to the gorge is fenced off to vehicles, but you can park your car right on the edge of the Gibb River Road and in about 12 minutes easy walk you will arrive at the crystal clear circular pool, which is fed by a 20 metre waterfall.
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The walk into Galvans Gorge is well marked and easy going, following the creek line past rock pools filled with water lilies and on into the falls. This is the most easily accessible gorge along the Gibb River road and is a delightful place for a swim. Right next to the main pool is a fine specimen of a Wandjina painting, proving that Galvans Gorge has been a popular place to visit for thousands of years.