The Kimberley. It’s like nowhere else on earth. 423,000 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, majestic landscapes, big skies and the best fishing spots in the world! Best of all, there’s only 36,000 permanent residents in the entire region, which means there’s a lot of space for anyone who wants to get away from it all and experience nature without the crowds.
East Kimberley Charters operates within Balanggarra waters. Balanggarra Country covers over 26,000 square kilometers of land and sea in the northern Kimberley Region. Balanggarra is home to some of the Kimberley's most stunning coast line.
For our owners and operators, Kununurra, is home and also the gateway to the East Kimberley, which is easily accessible from Darwin, Broome and Perth with regular daily air services.
The name is derived from the Miriwoong word ‘Goonoonoorrang’ (alternatively Gananoorrang) which means ‘river’ and you don’t have to look far to see why when its located right next to the Ord River where there is plenty of Barramundi.
Known for it's accessibility to a long-list of adventurous hotspots, you can easily reach key natural attractions like World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and it's beehive-shaped Bungle Bungle Range.
Located 100kms from Kununurra and 933kms from Darwin, the town was established by John Forrest and became the major port and trading station of the East Kimberley.
An artist’s and photographer’s paradise, Wyndham is surrounded by some of the most spectacular landforms, rivers and wetlands in the Kimberley.
Wyndham offers some of Australia’s finest fishing spots and is celebrated for its saltwater Barramundi that can be caught all year round.
As it’s a great fishing location, one of our most popular tours’ feature Wyndham hotspots and will either begin and finish in Wyndham. If you don’t wish to travel back to Kununurra after your tour, Wyndham Caravan Park is a great place to stay, explore and keep fishing.
Wyndham tourist attractions
Wyndham Historical Society Museum
Open daily from 10am (25 April to 30 September), the Museum showcases why Wyndham is so rich in history, covering the gold rush, post-colonial Indigenous history, Kimberley pastoral industry and both World Wars - the Wyndham Museum, situated in the Old Court House, is a must see.
Originally developed as a port town, Wyndham welcomed thousands of gold prospectors and cattle graziers in the early days. The township of Wyndham was moved to a more habitable area in 1968. Today the Port plays an important role in the mining, agricultural and tourism industries.
King River Road
A four-wheel driving track that includes a number of creek crossings, starting off the highway just out of Wyndham and leads you to Moochalabra Dam, Aboriginal rock paintings, the Prison Boab Tree and plenty of fishing spots on the tidal reaches of King River.
Bastion Range / Five Rivers Lookout
Forming the backdrop to Wyndham, the Five Rivers Lookout Lookout is located on the western face of the Bastion Range, 310m above sea level. Known as Dahdarwi in the local Aboriginal language, it is the perfect spot to look out over the gulf and watch the sunset.
Named after the Duke of Cambridge, the waterway is an extension of the Joseph Boneparte Gulf. Wyndham was established on its the banks in 1885. Five rivers - Ord, Forrest, Durack, Pentecost and King - flow into the gulf. Its 8.25m tides are some of the largest in Australia
Croc Cafe and Bakery
Wyndham Croc Cafe is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat and try some of their fresh rolls, home made pies or delicious cakes. Open Monday - Friday from 7am -2pm and Saturdays 8am to 2pm.