Oh, El Questro.
A genuine paradise in the rugged Australian outback. Red dust whirls on broad gravel roads. Open blue skies so vast that you forget about the world. Landscapes so ancient, it’s an absolute privilege to be a spec passing by in the outback wind.
El Questro Wilderness Park is a private property located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. If you’re around the northern WA town of Kununurra (near the NT & WA border), El Questro is just 110 kilometres west on mostly sealed roads. If you’re coming east after completing the Gibb River Rd (hooray for you!), El Questro is just 36kms down the road – and bliss awaits you. If you’re driving from Darwin, El Questro is just under 10 hours drive along sealed road.
The camping in El Questro includes beautiful scenery, clean amenities and pet friendly grounds (but always make sure to call ahead to double check). They also offer (amazing!!) luxury accomodation! The pub onsite had live music when we stayed and a range of meals, beers and a small shop for bits and pieces you might need.
El Questro is pockets of stunning rainforest in the outback. You can explore and enjoy thermal springs, multiple gorges, rivers, walk & hike trails, and complete peace to relax in. You can also book a guide to enjoy some places on your own private group outside of the public hours.
This pocket of the world, like all the incredible places on Earth – you could explore for months on end. Many travellers that we met had been planning their Gibb River adventure for years. Their 4wds were packed with the latest and greatest gadgets, and campsites were pimped out with full bush kitchens that smelt just like home on a summers night.