The serene surroundings of Emma Gorge waterfall make it a tranquil and relaxing place to swim.
An approximate one-hour picturesque walk over rocky terrain rewards you with a cool oasis and a 65 metre droplet waterfall, surrounded by cliffs adorned with greenery.
Refresh and relax by the waterholes shady edge or swim to the waterfall in the deep pool of bracing, fresh, water.
Emma Gorge waterfall is also home to the trickle of a small thermal spring. The spring provides welcome warmth while swimming in the bracing waterhole. See if you can find it amongst the rocks.
Allow approximately three hours here including the return walk and a swim. This walk shouldn't be undertaken after 2.30pm to allow time to return to the resort before sunset.
How to get there:
Located within El Questro Wilderness Park the waterfall is a one hour walk (depending on fitness level) from the El Questro Emma Gorge Resort.
Drive: If driving, El Questro Emma Gorge is located on the Gibb River Road, 83km west of Kununurra. The road is fully sealed from Kununurra, although the 2km driveway is unsealed and with a water crossing, so 4WD is required. El Questro Wilderness Park is 27km further west (11km on Gibb River Road, then a 16km access road to the Station with water crossings; 4WD required). Transfers are available.
Extended Group Touring: A number of extended coach tours to the Kimberley include Emma Gorge as part of their itineraries.
Fly: Emma Gorge has its own airstrip for chartered light aircraft, helicopter flights and transfers from Kununurra.
Stay: At El Questro Emma Gorgeaccommodation is in safari-style tented cabins, with en-suites. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and guest laundry.
Entry fees: An El Questro Visitor Permit is needed to walk Emma Gorge as well as all other attractions on El Questro. Prices are $22 per adult and $11 per child aged 5-15 years. Visitor permits are valid for 7 days or day passes can be purchased for $12 per adult and $5 per child. Children aged 4 and below are complimentary.
Hours: You can visit Emma Gorge from April to October. El Questro Wilderness Park closes during October for the wet season and reopens in April.