Spend some time exploring the magical landscapes of El Questro - join a guided walking, 4WD or scenic air tour, or take to the self-guided hiking or 4WD trails.
Daily tours collect guests from El Questro Emma Gorge, El Questro Station and El Questro Homestead, and there's also the option to join a one day tour from Kununurra.
You can also opt to take a senic fixed wing or helicopter from Kununurra or Wyndham to El Questro, or from El Questro over some of the Kimberley's most iconic natural attractions such as the Bungle Bungle Range and Mitchell Falls.
Accommodation and camping options are available; more information here. Tour bookings are essential.
Explosion Gorge & Branko's Lookout at Sunset
A great way to experience El Questro in an afternoon! Hop aboard one of our Safari vehicles to experience this unique 4WD track. Take a cruise along the river to experience this spectacular gorge system before jumping back on board the vehicle and making your way to the top of Branko’s Lookout, just in time for sunset.
El Questro Sunset Tour
With four lookouts to choose from you can’t go wrong with a guided sunset tour. Tour includes sparkling wine, beer, soft drinks, juice and a cheese plate to enjoy whilst watching another stunning Kimberley Sunset. With 360 degree views, sheer cliffs and rugged river systems you won’t be disappointed.
El Questro or Emma Gorge Full Day Tour
This tour offers some of the highlights of the Kimberley and gives an informative overview of El Questro. The tour starts with a guided walk up El Questro or Emma Gorge, exclusive access to Zebedee Springs, ‘Beef and Barra’ lunch at The Steakhouse followed by an afternoon Chamberlain Gorge Cruise.
Cockburn Range 4WD Circuit Circumnavigate the Cockburn Range with ease in our El Questro 4WD vehicles with an experienced Ranger.
El Questro or Emma Gorge Walk and Zebedee Springs
This tour includes a guided walk, Zebedee Thermal Springs and road transfers.
Bush Culture & El Questro History Tour
An insight into the pioneering heritage and characters that ran El Questro when it was a working station. Along the journey learn about Indigenous people’s use of different bush plants, including uses for medicine and remedies, weapons and even fish poison. This tour includes morning tea enjoyed at a shady waterhole.
For experienced four-wheel drivers, El Questro offers a number of 4WD tracks. The difficulty ratings for these tracks range from moderate to experienced drivers only; guided tours to these locations are also available.
Pigeon Hole 4WD Track and Lookout (approx. 30 mins from The Station) - excellent view of the Pentecost River meander and the surrounding ranges, fishing at the waterhole.
Explosion Gorge 4WD Track - follows the beginning of the Elgee Cliffs escarpment passing along the way, with access tracks to several waterholes, remote fishing areas and the breathtaking Branko’s Lookout.
Branko’s 4WD Lookout (approx. 40 mins from The Station) - while it's stunning at any time of the day, a sunset at Branko’s Lookout never disappoints.
The Explosion Gorge and Branko's Lookout tracks both involve Branko’s river crossing, which is wide, rocky and takes 6-8 minutes to cross.
Cockburn 4WD Circuit (133km round trip) - this is the most scenic of all El Questro’s tracks, circumnavigating the Cockburn Range. It’s a long trip so make sure you pack provisions and lots of water to have along the way.
Saddleback Ridge (7km return - walk or 4WD) - this is a shared 4WD/walking trail to one of the most spectacular lookout points on El Questro with a remarkable 360-degree view. Guests preferring to walk can do so from The Station and take lots of drinking water. Guests preferring to drive should be confident and experienced four-wheel drivers. The track is steep and has little space for two way traffic.
Guided Barramundi 4WD Fishing Tour (to remote areas)
Head out on a 4WD fishing adventure with one of our fishing guides to a boat on the Pentecost River, an hour’s drive from El Questro Station. With a little local knowledge you can try your hand at catching the “elusive” Barramundi or even a Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, Black Bream or Catfish.
Guided Barramundi 4WD Fishing Tour (to local rivers)
Enjoy a relaxed Barramundi fishing trip to one of our fishing holes in the El Questro Valley. Travel with our expert guide by 4WD to a local waterhole and fish for Barramundi from the banks of the Chamberlain or Pentecost river.
Choose from local or remote destinations easily accessed from El Questro. Pristine waters, many of which are rarely fished, ensures the angler plenty of opportunity to catch Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Bream and Threadfin Salmon.
Horse treks are a great way to observe all types of Kimberley wildlife whilst getting off the beaten track. Whether you’re a first-timer on the horse or an advanced rider, our horse guides will take care of you and adjust the ride to your capabilities. Introductory 15-minute horse familiarisation + 15-minute rides are available for those aged 5-11, subject to availability and experience. Ask about our full-day rides.
Join an El Questro Ranger on an early morning bird watch. You may just spot a pair of dancing Brolgas or some colourful Rainbow Bee-eaters, the endangered Gouldian Finch or the Sea Eagles feeding their young. The locations will vary depending on your guide and the conditions of the day. This tour includes, binoculars, a local species list, breakfast wrap and juice.
Boating the Chamberlain Gorge is a must. Only accessible by boat, this 3 km fresh waterhole is bound by diverse flora and fauna, and belittled by a towering escarpment. Enjoy sparkling wine and fresh fruit as you take in the breathtaking scenery. Ask your Ranger about the cheeky Archerfish and Barramundi you can feed.
Emma Gorge Walk - Renowned as one of the most spectacular gorges of The Kimberley, it is characterised by massive scree slopes and cliff face escarpments reaching up to 120m on both sides of the trail. At the end you will be rewarded with a swim in the waterhole at the base of a towering 65 metre chasm graced by a droplet waterfall. Terrain is uneven and rocky with some parts offering little shade. Combine the walk with lunch at Emma Gorge Resort afterwards. 3.2 kms return Grade 4 Some bush walking experience recommended
El Questro Gorge Walk A hike along a narrow spring fed creek that leads you through palm and fern clad escarpments to a small swimming hole in a lush rain forest setting. Terrain is a rough track with loose rocks and wet crossings offering a lot of shade.
To get to the start of El Questro Gorge you will have to drive through a deep water crossing. Alternatively you can park your vehicle at the deep water crossing, walk through the crossing and then it is approximately 1.2kms to get to the start of El Questro Gorge walk. 2.6 kms return to half way pool Grade 4. Some bush walking experience recommended 6.8 kms return to MacMicking Pool Grade 5 from half way pool Experienced bush walkers only
Champagne Springs Walk This trail is quite different to other El Questro walks. It is longer and the broken terrain makes it more difficult, especially in the second unshaded half. The top rewards you with pools, beautiful scenery and small thermal springs. Terrain is rough track with many obstacles, loose rocks and wet crossings. The second half of the trail and the top pools offer little shade. 10 kms return to top pool Grade 5 Experienced bush walkers only
Amalia Gorge Walk A steep sided valley offering views of an 1800 million year old landscape. This is a challenging walk which requires climbing and clambering over falls and large sandstone slabs. Your trek will take you past numerous natural clear water pools and multi-tiered cascading waterfalls, although during the dry season the water ceases to flow. Terrain is rough track with many obstacles, loose rocks and wet crossings.
Discover the breathtaking scenery at El Questro from the air! Choose from one of the tour options, including some with landings at remote locations, or create your own itinerary.
Cockburn Range Sunset Flight - Follow the path of the Pentecost river from the air, before landing on a plateaued peak, specifically chosen for its incredible views over El Questro, and the awe-inspiring Cockburn RangesA truly unique sunset experience. Enjoy sunset with a glass of your desired beverage and gourmet cheese platter.
Amaroo Falls - Discovered in the South East of the property in April 2010, Amaroo Falls is the newest jewel in El Questro’s crown. Only accessible by Helicopter this amazing wonderland is made up of 15 cascading waterfalls which range from knee-high falls to falls of 45m in height, several pristine swimming holes & some of the most breathtaking views El Questro has to offer.
Champagne Breakfast at Champagne Springs - Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool cascading waters of Champagne Springs before a Champagne continental breakfast! If you’re feeling energized and ready to take on another adventure, you may opt to do the 2.4 kilometre self-guided walking track back down towards the station.
Miri Miri Falls - Hidden in a remote corner of El Questro is Miri Miri Falls. Spring-fed water cascades over a 50 metre fall from the plateau into a deep pool, then into a dense valley of Livistona Palms and Paperbarks. Take a dip in the refreshing pool looking up at the Falls, as you enjoy one of El Questro’s most secluded attractions. Gourmet picnic lunch included.
The Lost City Tour - At the top of El Questro Gorge, explore intricate rock formations and a cave system carved out through time. A reasonable level of fitness is required as the tour involves scaling around crevices, crawling through openings and navigating through the darkness of caves.
The Lost City and Miri Miri Tour - Combine these two adventurous Heli Tours for a day you'll never forget. After exploring the Lost City, cool your heels off in the pristine Miri Miri Falls and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.
All helicopter tours can depart from the Station or Emma Gorge. Minimum of 2 passengers on all flights.
Take a scenic flight tour from El Questro over some of the Kimberley's most iconic natural attractions. Options include scenic flight only, or scenic flight plus ground tour. Fly over the majestic striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range (Purnululu National Park) and Lake Argyle, or to the Kimberley Coast and the Mitchell Falls, King George Falls and Horizontal Falls.
Choose to fly in to El Questro, with a choice of scenic fixed wing air transfers from Kununurra (operated by Kimberley Air Tours), and scenic helicopter transfers from Kununurra or Wyndham.
Pre-booking is essential.
25 minute direct flight from Kununurra to El Questro (or reverse) $875 per airplane maximum 5 guests, 440 kg 35 minute scenic route flies from Kununurra down the Lower Ord River* $1,275 per airplane maximum 5 guests, 440 kg * Note luggage may need to travel by El Questro road transfer.
Kununurra to El Questro Station $1,545 per trip in an R44 (max 3 guests) $2,325 per trip in a Bell Jet Ranger (max 4 guests) $3,095 per trip in a Bell Long Ranger (max 6 guests) Wyndham to El Questro Station $1,450 per trip in an R44 $2,975 per trip in a Bell Jet Ranger $3,885 per