Derby is situated on King Sound in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 220 kilometres north east of Broome. Derby has the highest tidal variation in Australia reaching up to 11 metres. The outgoing mangroves attract over 210 bird species.
Fifteen minutes from Derby you will find a modern art and cultural centre renowned for its Wandjina artworks. Derby is also the closest point to the magnificent islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, accessible by light aircraft or boat cruise.
Derby is also the gateway to your outback adventure along the Gibb River Road and amazing gorge country.
Derby accommodation includes hotel/motels and caravan parks.
- (+61) 08 9193 1055
- 2-12 Rowan Street, Derby WA 6728
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The Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park is a great place to stay offering large shaded sites, both powered & unpowered. Three amenity blocks, laundries, kiosk, e-mail access, tour bookings. Storage for vans also available.
- 08 9191 1275
- Birdwood Downs Station, Gibb River Road, via Derby, Western Australia, 6728
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Birdwood Downs is located on the western side of the Gibb River Road, only 20mins from Derby. The station is accessible with 2WD.
Birdwood Downs offers Savannah huts, Camping, Ecological tours, Self Guided Walks and Horseback Riding.
It is a good base camp for Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek.
Birdwood Downs gives you a true rural outback experience.