Wyndham is the oldest and northernmost town. It was established in
1885 as a result of a gold rush at Halls Creek, and it is now a port
and service centre for the East Kimberley.
Wyndham is located at the west arm of Cambridge Gulf, an inlet of
Joseph Bonaparte Gulf of the Timor Sea. It is surrounded by the Durack,
Pentecost and King rivers to the south, Forrest River to the west and
Ord River to the north. Much of the land around Wyndham is
inhospitable, and includes the jagged hills of the Bastion Range and
the mudflats of the Cambridge Gulf.
Wyndham is split into two areas. The original town site of Wyndham
Port is situated on Cambridge Gulf, while Wyndham Three Mile (also
known as Wyndham East) is the residential and shopping area of the
town. Wyndham is part of the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.
Wyndham is the home of the Big Crocodile, a
papier-mâché statue of a crocodile around 18 metres long.
The town has a museum in the old courthouse that is open to the public
and run by the Wyndham Historical Society.
Singh's Garden - Located off the King river road are the remains of
a vegetable garden grown by an Afghan Chinaman in the early 1900's. The
vegetables were sold at the marketplace near the Wyndham Meatworks.
Prison Tree - Located off the King River road, this large boab tree
was used by the early police patrols as an over night lock-up.
Aboriginal Rock Paintings are located off the king river road, these
paintings of Wandina spirit ancestors and animals have been done with
This dam was originally constructed in 1971 to supply water to the
Wyndham area. This construction is unique to Australia, having been
designed to allow a water overflow to pass through the rock on the
crest of the hill. The dam was reconstructed in 1999 and the spillway
provides a spectacular waterfall in the wet season.
Ejoy the panoramic views of the area from the Five Rivers Lookout on the Bastion.
Telegraph Hill: The main access road in the Parry Lagoon Nature reserve
leads to Telegraph Hill. Here you can enjoy the wide vistas of the
floodplain and distant hills, explore the ruins of the old wireless
station built in 1914, which assisted ships entering Wyndham Port and
was used for naval intelligence to intercept radio traffic during World
From Wyndham you can explore El Questro Station, Parry's Creek
Wildlife Reserve and Diggers Rest station overland or the Cambridge
Gulf by boat.
El Questro Wilderness Park
El Questro Wilderness Park is accessible from either the King River
Road, or the Gibb River Road. Offers various forms of accommodation:
luxury homestead, bungalows, tented cabins and camping. Meals, stores,
fuel, gorge walks, thermal spring, gorge cruise, heli-flights, horse
riding, bush walks, and Wandjina Aboriginal Art are also available.
Abillabong in the Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve. A boardwalk and
shaded bird hide have been constructed for visitors to enjoy watching
the birds without them seeing you. Many species of waterbirds,
migratory waders, birds of the grasslands, birds of the sandstone
country can be sighted here.
The main access road in the Parry Lagoon Nature reserve leads to
Telegraph Hill. Here you can enjoy the wide vistas of the floodplain
and distant hills, explore the ruins of the old wireless station built
in 1914, which assisted ships entering Wyndham Port and was used for
naval intelligence to intercept radio traffic during World War 1.