Chamberlain Gorge Cruise
Boating along the Chamberlain Gorge is a must do while visiting El Questro. Only accessible by boat, this 3km fresh waterhole is surrounded by the Kimberley’s diverse flora and fauna and eclipsed by towering escarpments. While taking in the breathtaking scenery you’ll enjoy sparkling wine and fresh fruit from the local Ord valley. While you’re out on the water, ask your Ranger about the cheeky, spitting Archer fish and large, swirling Barramundi who’ll be sure to swim near the boat.
Easy 1.5 hours
Explosion Gorge and Branco’s Lookout for Sunset
Hop aboard one of our open safari vehicles and experience El Questro in an afternoon. You’ll be driven along a unique 4WD track which extends along the Chamberlain Gorge to a waiting boat where you’ll take a cruise to experience the spectacular gorge system from the water. Jump back on board the vehicle where you’ll make your way to the top of Branco’s Lookout in time for a Kimberley sunset. Sip a glass of sparkling wine or an ice cold beer as the sun sets on this ancient land.
Moderate 4 hours
Zebedee Springs combined with either Chamberlain Gorge or Explosion Gorge
A short drive and a wondrous walk through bushland and you arrive at Zebedee Springs set in an oasis of Livistonia palms. Relax and immerse yourself in the thermal pools. Lunch will follow at El Questro Station’s Steakhouse Restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River. After lunch it’s time to be driven to the jetty where you’ll board a boat and drift down the Chamberlain Gorge.
Easy to Moderate 6 hours
Horse Trekking for all Riders
The best way to get off the beaten track and experience secluded, otherwise inaccessible, areas is to travel by horseback. Whether you’re a first time rider or advanced rider our Guides will adjust the ride to your capabilities. The two-hour morning ride or a one-hour Station ride are perfect for all riders but if you’re looking for something more advanced then why not enjoy a full day ride which will include a picnic lunch at one of El Questro’s many waterholes.
Moderate to Difficult from 1 hour
4WD Barramundi Fishing Tours
Head out on a 4WD fishing adventure with one of our fishing Guides to a secret spot on the Pentecost River. With the help of a little local knowledge you’ll be reeling in a Barramundi or even a Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, or Black Bream in no time. You don’t have to be an expert to jump on board as your Guide will teach you the basics as you go. There’s plenty of wildlife to be spotted, too, and estuarine crocodiles and sea eagles are commonly spotted along the Pentecost River.
Moderate 5 hours
Bird Watching Tour
Join an El Questro Ranger on an early morning expedition and see if you can spot a pair of dancing Brolgas, some colourful Rainbow Bee-eaters, the endangered Gouldian Finch or the Sea Eagles feeding their young. Locations for this trip will vary depending on the month and the latest inside information from other guides regarding last seen birds and locations. The tour will always include a pair of binoculars, a local species list and that all important bacon and egg wrap and some juice.
Easy to moderate 2 hours
Bush Culture, History and Nature Tour
Learn from our very own El Questro storytellers about the pioneers and previous residents of the original cattle station and what brought them on their journey to El Questro. You’ll be picked up in a 4WD and driven around the property where you will learn about the Australian Indigenous people’s use of different bush plants, including the ones you can eat, which ones best used for medicine and remedies, weapons and even as fish poison. A lazy morning tea is served in the shade of a waterhole.
Easy 4 hours
Tour location varies from day to day
Chasing the best sunset when there are so many lookouts at El Questro can feel like a mammoth task but with this tour you get to experience the “best” of all of them. The drive to the top of Saddleback Ridge is steep and winding, which only allows for better views, and under the guide of an experienced Ranger you’ll reach your destination where you’ll enjoy drinks and a cheese platter while taking in the stunning 360-degree sunset view.
Easy 2 hours
Easy 2 hours