Step-off the well-trodden tourist trail and explore beautiful Lennard Gorge. If you can get there shortly after the wet-season, you will be awestruck by the spectacular cascading waterfall, as it tumbles over the red rocks and plunges into the narrow gorge below.
Bounded by remarkably high cliffs, you can take a beautiful walk along the ridge and down to the end of the gorge. Either do a loop-walk, returning along the other side of the gorge, or swim back for a truly memorable experience.
Lennard Gorge is one of the lesser visited of the Kimberley gorges. It is tougher to access than the other gorges in the area, but it is well-worth making the effort.
The 8 kilometre access road is strictly four-wheel-drive only, and will take up to 30 minutes to negotiate, longer if the roads are wet. The walk in from the carpark can be rather challenging so allow plenty of time.
The gorge is a 3 hour drive from Derby along the Gibb River Road. It can be hazardous and extreme care should be taken when driving in, and when exploring and climbing the gorge.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au.