Located within 1 million acres of Australian wilderness, Emma Gorge Resort has plenty of adventurous activities that appeal to travellers of all kinds. Explore the iconic region with both full- and half-day excursions, including tours of the Wilderness Park by air, land and water, all with spectacular views across the Kimberley. No matter which Emma Gorge accommodation you have chosen, there are plenty of activities for visitors of all experience levels and activity preferences to choose from. Get the most out of your visit by planning your itinerary from the activities listed below. Click each section for more details, or you can try our interactive “plan your stay” itinerary planner. Click Here for Activity Pricing Guided Activity Highlights More Info The range of activities and attractions at El Questro suit those of any interest. Whether you are a nature photographer or a fisherman on the hunt for the elusive Barramundi, there are many ways to fully appreciate the magnificent region. Get introduced to the vast wilderness surrounding Emma Gorge by exploring El Questro on one of our guided tours. Sunset Tour to Buddy's Point Find extensive views of the Wilderness Park on this 2-hour guided tour, exclusive to guests who book the Sunset Tour or a private lookout booking. Take a relaxed stroll up to the lookout at Buddy’s Point – named to honour El Questro legend Buddy Tyson who passed away in 2011. A former rodeo champion, animal drover and tour guide at El Questro, Buddy was known for his love of people and knack for storytelling. Offering stunning 360-degree views of the entire property, this sunset tour begins with a steep guided 4WD adventure through the Kimberley and ends with a view into the heart of the Chamberlain Gorge. Take in spectacular viewpoints of the Chamberlain River converging with the Pentecost River system at sunset as you enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese platter. Private Cruise to Chamberlain Gorge This tranquil 1.5-hour cruise through the Chamberlain Gorge provides a rich introduction to the history and environment unique to El Questro. Accessible only by boat, enjoy a private tour of the 3km fresh waterhole and spectacular surrounding of the region’s flora and fauna. Enjoy sparkling wine and freshly sliced melons against the towering escarpments as your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary. 4WD Barramundi Fishing Tour This guided 5-hour excursion, complete with 4WD, is a thrilling adventure that may put you face to face with the elusive Barramundi! A unique species, the Barra begins life as male and matures to female, typically after one spawning season at about 80cm long. The legal minimum size is limited at 55cm, which helps to protect the large spawning females over 7kg – a benefit for the angler by facilitating a larger average size of fish caught. Historic Tour of El Questro & Bush Culture An insightful and historic tour, this 4-hour trek will provide you with a deeper understanding of the pioneering heritage of the El Questro Station. Go on a journey through the former working cattle station as your guide talks of traditional medicine, aboriginal hunting, tracking techniques and use of fire. Sunset Tour through Explosion Gorge to Branco’s Lookout This rugged 4-hour trek takes you on a four-wheeling adventure along the Chamberlain River as it narrows and drops into a riverbed beneath towering cliffs. Steer through the river systems in small boats while passing the cliffs, splashed with afternoon sunlight. As the sun sets at Branco’s Lookout, enjoy beverages and a cheese platter – a beautiful end to an adventurous day. Horse Trekking for all Riders One of our newest activities, horse riding at El Questro is a great and pleasurable way to get off the beaten track and experience secluded, otherwise restricted areas. Our 2-hour morning horse ride, 1-hour station ride and sunset ride cater to any type of rider. Perfect for first-time riders up to the advanced rider, our horse guides adjust the horse trek to your riding capabilities. Horse riding activities are subject to weather conditions and may not be available in September and October. Please book by 5pm on the day prior and keep in mind rides for kids are available only by advanced request. Zebedee Springs & Chamberlain Cruise Tour For those seeking a leisurely activity, this 5.5-hour excursion begins with an 11.30am departure from the Station Store and a brief 10-minute drive to Zebedee Springs. Be sure to bring a towel! After a dip in the tranquil spring, continue on for lunch at the Station’s Steakhouse Restaurant where you can enjoy a satisfying meal overlooking the Pentecost River. The Chamberlain Gorge Cruise leg of this tour begins with a 2.30pm departure from the Station Store. Bird Watching Tour Take an early-morning excursion led by a knowledgeable ranger to alluring bird watching sites all around El Questro, complete with a species list and binoculars. The wide-ranging varieties of ecosystems in the area attract bird species from the Brolga Australian crane, Pheasant Coucals to the beautifully coloured Bee-eaters and Finches. Sunset Tour to Saddleback Ridge Located just behind the Station lies one of the most magnificent lookouts El Questro has to offer. The 2-hour sunset tour to Saddleback Ridge is for the brave hiker, as the road to the summit is steep and winding. Under the guide of an experienced tour leader, the rigorous trek ends with a cheese platter and champagne on the timber deck at sunset with stunning 360-degree views of your surroundings. El Questro Wilderness Park Full Day Tours More Info Experience all of El Questro around Emma Gorge with full-day tours of the area. With tours designed for both leisure travelers and rigorous adventurers, our full-day excursions allow for extensive treks throughout the Wilderness Park. Get the most out of each day at El Questro with our full-day tours. Emma Gorge to Chamberlain Gorge Full Day Tour This 9-hour tour offers a fine overview of the Kimberley and El Questro. Start the day with a guided walk up Emma Gorge, a refreshing dip in Zebedee Springs and enjoy a ‘Beef and Barra’ lunch at the Steakhouse. The day doesn’t end there! After lunch, take the afternoon Chamberlain Gorge Cruise. Experience El Questro Full-Day Tour Similar to the Emma Gorge day experience explained above, the El Questro full-day tour is a 9-hour journey that veers off with a guided hike to the halfway pool of El Questro Gorge. 4WD Circuit through Cockburn Range In the earlier decades, drovers brought cattle herds numbering in the thousands through this track to the meat works at Wyndham. Before completion of the Gibb River Road, the Karunjie Track was the original route to the outlying stations from Wyndham. The 10-hour circuit through Cockburn Range has spectacular views of the countryside, a full-day experience beginning with morning tea prior to taking on the Heritage Trail. Kununurra Full-Day Tour This lengthy 12-hour tour through El Questro will take you through the Wilderness Park, departing from Kununurra in the far eastern Kimberley. Guided by an El Questro ranger, the tour includes an all-encompassing journey through Emma Gorge and Zebedee Thermal Springs. Take a mid-day break for lunch at the Steakhouse Restaurant and end the full day with the Chamberlain River Cruise. EL Questro Wilderness Park Half Day Tours More Info If a full-day excursion sounds too intense, but you still want a complete outdoor experience, maybe a low-key five- to six-hour tour is more your speed. Half-day tours of the El Questro Wilderness Park are available, departing regularly from Emma Gorge Resort and the Station. El Questro Gorge Walk and Zebedee Springs This 5-hour tour requires a ride on our high-clearance 4WD vehicles as you pass through the water crossing on the El Questro Gorge Walk. Wrap up the ride at the end of the tour with relaxed views and a dip in Zebedee Spring. Emma Gorge Walk and Zebedee Springs Begin your 5-hour half-day tour with a walk to Emma Gorge to view the towering escarpments. Similar to the above tour, end your trek with a refreshing swim at Zebedee Springs. Zebedee Springs and Chamberlain River Cruise Spend a 6-hour tour around the water when you begin your hike at Zebedee Springs, surrounded by calm water and lush green wilderness. Depart for an evening on the river as you begin the second half of this tour on the Chamberlain River Cruise. From the Air More Info Although there are many ways to experience the diversity of El Questro, few experiences can compare to a helicopter ride over the vast region. Look down over the Cockburn Ranges, through Pentecost Gorge and beyond waterfalls and caves only accessible by air – a truly indescribable experience we strongly recommend to everyone. Scenic Flights With flights departing regularly from the Station, carrying a minimum of two people, scenic flights over El Questro let you set your own itinerary. Enquire with our staff for more information about a scenic air tour. Heli-Fishing Tours Cast a line into your choice of freshwater or saltwater destinations, rarely disturbed but for the occasional touring anglers. The pristine waters are an underwater home to Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Bream and Threadfin Salmon. A minimum of two people is a requirement of this 5-hour tour; pricing is reduced with the addition of a third person. Enquire about this heli-fishing tour upon arrival, as the tour is dependent on tidal and seasonal conditions. Be aware that entry fees may apply to select locations. Amaroo Falls A truly magical place, Amaroo Falls was discovered in the southeast of the property in April 2010. Only accessible by helicopter, this majestic scene consists of 15 cascading waterfalls. The falls range from knee-high falls to those of 45m in height, descending into pristine swimming holes providing one of the most breathtaking views of El Questro. Lasting 2.5 hours, this is a must-see air tour. Miri Miri Scenic Tour Spend 2 hours in El Questro’s most secluded attraction – Miri Miri Falls. Hidden in a truly remote corner of the Wilderness Park, this spectacular scene of spring-fed water cascading over a 50-metre fall from the plateau into a deep pool opens into a dense valley of Livistonia Palms and Paperbarks. Don’t be shy, go for a swim in this private setting. The Lost City Tour Visit the ancient cave formations and unique terrain in this fully guided tour of the Lost City. This 1.5-hour tour is recommended for the fit and adventurous. Enjoy this fantastic scenic flight complete with morning tea. The Lost City and Miri Miri TourCombine two experiences into one excursion with the Lost City and Miri Miri Falls tour – one unforgettable tour you won’t soon forget. Spend 3.5 hours exploring the Lost City with an El Questro ranger, followed by a cool dip in the pristine Miri Miri Falls while you enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. Experience the Wonders of El Questro's Neighbours More Info Experience more of Australia’s natural wonders with tours of El Questro’s neighbouring regions. Tours to these remote locations include historic excursions complete with magnificent scenery all the way to the remote coastline of Western Australia. Bungle Bungle and Lake Argyle Scenic Flight Departing at 6am, 9am and 2.30pm, a 2-hour aeroplane flight from El Questro’s airstrip takes you over Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine, and the Carboyd Range before passing over Purnululu Park, home to the Bungle Bungles. The World Heritage Listed Bungle Bungle Range as one of Australia’s natural wonders. The sandstone formation dates back 350 million years and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience found only in the Kimberley. Bungle Bungles Full-Day Tour Departing from El Questro at 9am and returning at 4.30pm, this full-day experience includes views of Lake Kununurra, Lake Argyle and the Carr Boyd and Osmand Ranges en route to the Bungle Bungle Range. Upon arrival, an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle will take you on a short drive past the 350-million-year-old orange and black striped beehive domes. Walk along Piccaninny Creek to Cathedral Gorge for a scene rich in history before stopping for lunch at an ancient amphitheatre. After lunch, join the guided tour that will bring life to the natural history of the Bungle Bungles. Enjoy light refreshments on return to the Bellbum base camp before the flight home to El Questro over the Argyle Diamond Mine. Argyle Diamond Mine Ground Tour with Bungle Bungles Flight Combine two of nature’s treasures on this fly/drive day tour lasting from 10.30am to 4pm. Fly from El Questro to the Argyle Diamond Mine and enjoy a 4-hour guided ground tour of the Mine’s open cut operations with a drive through the processing plant. Indulge in a buffet lunch at the Staff Village where you can also visit the Village Store where Argyle Diamonds are available for purchase. Board the aeroplane once more for a 20-minute ride above the ancient Bungle Bungles in Purnululu Park for the best views of the formation’s deep gorges and “beehive domes” as you head back to El Questro over the Carr Boyd range. Mitchell Falls and Kimberley Coast Tour See the Kimberley coast bright and early on a full-day aeroplane trip from El Questro, lasting from 7am to 3pm. Fly over the Kimberley cattle country and Drysdale River National Park before landing at the Mitchell Plateau Airstrip. Connect with a helicopter that flies you to Mitchell Falls where you will spend almost two unaccompanied hours on the ground enjoying morning tea followed by a self-guided walk or swim. On the return flight to El Questro, take in magnificent views of Port Warrender, Kalumburu, King George Falls, Berkeley River Gorge, Cambridge Gulf, Adolphus Island and Emma Gorge. Kimberley Panorama and Drysdale Station For the ultimate view of Western Australia’s northern coastline, book this tour. Running on Tuesday and Thursday only, from 9am to 4pm, you will fly from El Questro to the Mitchell Plateau over tidal mud flats, mangrove systems, waterfalls and deep gorges. The keen eye may spot crocodiles, manta rays, dugong and other sea creatures as the flight path passes Wyndham, the Cambridge Gulf and Adolphus Island as you approach the coast to see Berkeley River Gorge and King George Falls. Arrive at the Mitchell Plateau, overlooking the Falls for lunch at Drysdale River Station. Return to El Questro as the sun sets on the western walls of the Cockburn Range. A minimum of two people must partake in this tour. Self Guided Hikes More Info Self-guided hiking through the El Questro Wilderness Park is a unique and personal experience perfect for any skill level. Explore over 200km of tracks and trails offering incredible views of palm-fringed waterholes, towering cliff faces and close encounters with the wildlife. See reception for trail fact sheets. Emma Gorge Trail As one of the best-known, most spectacular gorges of the Kimberley, Emma Gorge is a sight to behold. The brisk 1-hour walk ends at a large cool waterhole, graced by a droplet waterfall, perfect for a relaxing swim. Nestled beneath towering 65m cliffs, a small thermal water outlet trickles from the rocks. El Questro Gorge Trail Walk along a narrow spring-fed creek, 1.3km through fern-dressed escarpments to a small swimming hole and unwind in the rainforest environment. More adventurous hikers continue on from this halfway point, allowing another 1.5 hours to reach the top as the path increases in difficulty. Amalia Gorge Trail A fairly easy walk in the dry season, this requires some level of fitness and balance as the trail does involve some rock scrambling and ledge hopping. However, the best time to see Amalia Gorge is after the wet season when a mass of waterfalls cascade from one pool to the next. The 1.7km walk should take about one hour. Zebedee Springs Hike a short 750m distance to Zebedee Springs, through dense Livistonia Palms that open to a series of rocky thermal pools. This trail is open to general public from 7.00am – 12 noon daily. We ask that you respect that this trail is closed in the afternoon to facilitate private tour groups to this area, helping to ease the pressure on this delicate ecosystem. Saddleback Ridge Begin the hike to Saddleback Ridge at the Township, where the round trip should take about two hours. The viewing platform atop the ridge is one of the most spectacular lookout points on El Questro. This is a shared walking and 4WD trail; visitors can walk or drive the track, although experienced riders only are recommended as the drive up is steep and narrow. Moonshine Gorge Circuit Walk The Moonshine Gorge Circuit trail follows Moonshine creek, with tall Livistonia Palms and cliff faces on both sides providing shade and plenty of areas to rest and swim. A 5km trek, this is a 2.5-hour hike. Champagne Springs Hiking to Champagne Springs is much different than the other El Questro walk. The 4.8km riverside trail is long with broken terrain, and promises added difficulty toward the end. The rigor is worth the reward though, as you reach the top to find pools, lush scenery and soothing thermal springs. The Station Walks Take a leisurely stroll from The Station along the Pentecost River, or for a more rigorous experience, veer up to Telecom Hill. Find shallow swimming holes and go for a dip while taking in the magnificent El Questro surroundings. Self Guided 4WD'ing More Info Make your own four-wheel drive adventure on a self-guided tour through the El Questro terrain. Go off road to see the Chamberlain Gorge system up close, or drive to a quiet fishing spot. With tracks leading to remote and unexplored areas, riders are sure to create unforgettable memories. Explosion Gorge 4WD Take a ride to Explosion Gorge, 12.7km from the turnoff to Upper Split Hole. Stop along the way to travel several access tracks to waterholes and remote fishing areas. Take a guided tour or make your own agenda. Boat hires are also available in the morning to enhance the fishing experience. Cockburn Circuit 4WD A 133km round trip from the Gibb Road and Station driveway turnoff, the Cockburn Circuit is the most scenic of tracks at El Questro. The track encircles the Cockburn Ranges allowing riders to see spectacular scenery on a variety of different terrains. Pigeon Hole 4WD Stretching 11.2km from the Station to Pigeon Hole, this 4WD track leads into an unexplored area. Take a break from riding this steep track at the waterhole near the end, a good spot for fishing. Boat hire is available for interested anglers. Before heading back, stop halfway at the lookout that features an excellent view to the surrounding ranges. Saddleback Ridge A 7km round trip from the Station, the steep, narrow Saddleback Ridge track is much more of a challenge and recommended for experienced drivers only. A true outback adventure, experience the Pentecost Valley with its rich riverside vegetation and rocky, sloped landscape sparsely covered with spinifex, grevilleas and strands of snappy gums. Ride to the top for the spectacular 360-degree view from a platform overlooking sandstone escarpments, with all of El Questro in the distance. Self Guided Boating More Info Venture off land with freshwater boat hire options for a group of up to four. Self-guided boat options are available at 7:00 am, 10:30 am and 2:00 pm and do not require a boat license. Relax on the water, surrounded by bird life in the magnificent Kimberley landscape with serene views of the Chamberlain Gorge. Navigate through the Pentecost River system and do some four-wheel driving to get to either Pigeon or Branco's Waterholes to experience picturesque springs.