Driving through the Pentecost River

Self-Guided 4WD'ing

Create your own 4-wheel drive adventure and head off road and across rivers to take in El Questro’s vast and somewhat unexplored landscape. Tracks lead to remote areas, quiet fishing spots as well as firm favourites like one of our 4 spectacular lookouts.
Pigeon Hole Lookout

Pigeon Hole 4-wheel Drive Track

This 4WD track leads into an unexplored area. The waterhole at the end of this steep track is a good spot for fishing and the lookout halfway features an excellent view to the surrounding ranges. 11.2km from El Questro Station to Pigeon Hole, one way. The track turns off 6.1km past The Station road to Chamberlain Gorge.

Difficulty: Moderate to the lookout with some steep sections. Difficult from the lookout to the waterhole.

Scenic Flight over El Questro

Explosion Gorge 4-wheel Drive Track

Take a bone-rattling 17km drive from The Station to Explosion Gorge, part of the Chamberlain Gorge system. The track follows the beginning of the Elgee Cliffs escarpment and along the way there are several access tracks, which take you to waterholes, remote fishing areas and the breath-taking Branko’s Lookout. If you don’t fancy building your own itinerary then one of El Questro’s rangers will be happy to take you on the same journey as a guided tour.

Difficulty: Difficult. Some steep sections and water crossings. 

Mud Flats on the Cockburn Circuit

Cockburn Circuit

A 133km round trip from the Gibb River Road, the Cockburn Circuit is the most scenic of all El Questro’s tracks. The track circumnavigates the Cockburn Range, allowing drivers to see spectacular scenery including tidal rivers, mud-flats and Savannah plains. It’s a long trip so make sure you either pre-order a picnic hamper or pack your own lunch to have on the way, the only problem you might have is deciding which spectacular view to dine next to. Check with Reception first as to whether The Karunjie Track is open and take extreme care ensuring the mud flats are dry enough before driving on them.

Difficulty: Experienced drivers.

Sunset at Saddleback Ridge

Saddleback Ridge 4-wheel Drive Track

A 7km round trip from The Station the steep and narrow Saddleback Ridge track is a real challenge. Experience a true outback adventure as you head out into the Pentecost Valley with its rich riverside vegetation and rocky, sloped landscape sparsely covered with spinifex, grevilleas and strands of snappy gums. If you decide to drive to the top you’ll be rewarded with a remarkable 360-degree view from a platform overlooking sandstone escarpments with all of El Questro stretched out in front of you.

Difficulty: Difficult, Experienced drivers only.