Time Walk, is an easy but spectacular two kilometre return bush walk through Windjana Gorge in the far north of Western Australia. Discover a devonian reef gorge system which is unlike any other in the Kimberley, and keep an eye out for fresh water crocodiles and flocks of corellas.
Once reef where a shallow sea covered the area 350 million years ago, Windjana Gorge now exists as a result of the LennaRoad River gouging its way through the Napier Range, exposing a completely different rock formation to others in the area. The Time Walk contains many interpretive signs of different periods, showing how long this formation has been in existence. Commencing from the trailhead at the Car Park, you walk towaRoads the grey and orange rock face where you can see the river winding through the gorge. Accessible by a small gap like tunnel you will emerge on the other side to the shady, cool, green gorge where you can take time to view the wildlife. Fresh water crocodiles bask on the beach as others float in the water and flocks of corellas groom each other in the trees and on cliff walls. The Time Walk is an easy short walk, however you may wish to stay a little longer to soak up the beauty! Whilst in the area try the Gorge Walk – a 7km return walk which takes you along the full length of the gorge and back. It runs along the course of the LennaRoad River, which becomes a series of pools in the dry season. It allows you a close look at the gorge’s resident fruit bats, corellas and freshwater crocodiles. This walk requires a moderate level of fitness. The Windjana Gorge National Park can be found along the Fairfield Leopold Downs Road, a gravel road that connects the Great Northern Highway with the famous Gibb River Road. On the other end the Leopold Downs Road joins the Great Northern Highway 60 kilometres close to Fitzroy Crossing.
Start Point: Windjana Gorge Day Use Car Park, Windjana Gorge National Park, 145km east of Derby, which is 2350km (29 hours) north of Perth
End Point: Windjana Gorge Day Use Car Park, Windjana Gorge National Park, 145km east of Derby, which is 2350km (29 hours) north of Perth
Region: Windjana Gorge National Park, North West
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.