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Season | April-October
Minimum stay | One night (two for Homestead)
Prices from | $20/night (camping), $279/night
(Emma Gorge Resort), $1939/night (Homestead).
Address | Gibb River Road, El Questro, WA
(1.5hr drive from Kununurra)
Phone | 1300 233 432
Email | email@example.com
Web | www.elquestro.com.au
Stretching across one million acres of
rugged East Kimberley terrain, El Questro
is a scenic, adventure-bound wilderness
park with accommodation ranging from
camping sites to five-star retreats.
Its diverse landscape spans red sandstone
ranges, gorges, rainforest pockets and
waterfalls. Animal and bird life congregates
at waterholes, while a range of fish (including
barramundi) inhabits its four river systems.
The lease for the park dates back to 1903,
with accommodation developing much later
in 1992. Today, it’s home to three unique
stays: El Questro Homestead – nine luxurious
suites overlooking the vast wilderness; The
Station – a tranquil oasis offering bungalows
and camping by the Pentecost River; and
Emma Gorge – a resort with tented cabins on
the banks of Emma Gorge Creek.
Three new Cliff Side retreats have recently
opened at the Homestead, which are
perched on the edge of a sheer escarpment
and thoughtfully finished to reflect the
Dining options cover everything from
gourmet cuisine under a starry sky at El
Questro Homestead, to the best of Australian
beef and the region’s famous barramundi at
the Steakhouse restaurant.
Activities are numerous, and suited to
any traveller. Photograph butterflies, fish for
barramundi, explore landscapes from above
on a helicopter flight, swim in freshwater
streams, horse-ride through the wilderness,
curl up with a book under a boab tree, or
four-wheel drive on rugged terrain. You could
spend a year at El Questro and still not come
close to experiencing all it has to offer.
The new Cliff Side Retreat at El Questro Homestead
CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT Tented cabins at El
Questro Emma Gorge Resort; an iconic red dirt track;
private camping at El Questro Station; the Homestead
at El Questro.
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