Clarendon Street, Derby

Derby - Places to See

Derby
Wild and unusual outback town in the Kimberley
Derby, like so many town in northern Western Australia, knows that it is surrounded by a seemingly endless vastness and consequently it has no conscience about sprawling in every direction. Located 2354 km north of Perth and 236 km from Broome, it is a town without a clearly defined centre. The locals refer to Clarendon Street as the town's main street. However, Loch Street, which runs adjacent to Clarendon Street, is not only more attractive but also has the Police Station and Post Office in it. It is this kind of indecision which gives the settlement a special casual charm. Who really cares if the town has a main street?

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The original low level crossing at Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing - Places to See

Fitzroy Crossing (including Noonkanbah, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge)
Fascinating destination in the wilds of the Kimberley
Located 2686 km north of Perth, 258 km from Derby and 110 metres above sea level, Fitzroy Crossing is one of those places which sprung up for a single very good reason. It was a suitable place to cross the huge Fitzroy River which, during the wet season, was capable of stranding travellers for weeks. Once a decent bridge was built the town's raison d'etre vanished. It is now a small, predominantly Aboriginal settlement, on the banks of the Fitzroy River with very little to commend it to the visitor apart from the beautiful Geikie Gorge which lies 15 km to the north of the town and the unusual Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge which lie 63 km and 95 km, respectively, from the town on the alternative Derby-Fitzroy Road.

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The view from Five Rivers Lookout

Wyndham

Wyndham
Exotic and unusual isolated town in the far north of Western Australia.
Wyndham, Western Australia's most northerly town, is about as isolated as any town in Australia can be. It sits on the edge of the Cambridge Gulf slowly boiling under the oppressive tropical sun, surrounded by salt lakes, desert and mudflats which stretch to the horizon. It is located 3351 km from Perth via the North West Coastal Highway and 930 km from Derby.

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Seeing things in Kimberley

It might be the weather, termites or the beauty of the outback that induce Michael Vaughan's out-of-body experiences.

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Wyndham - Fast Facts

Wyndham
Exotic and unusual isolated town in the far north of Western Australia.
Wyndham, Western Australia's most northerly town, is about as isolated as any town in Australia can be. It sits on the edge of the Cambridge Gulf slowly boiling under the oppressive tropical sun, surrounded by salt lakes, desert and mudflats which stretch to the horizon. It is located 3351 km from Perth via the North West Coastal Highway and 930 km from Derby.

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Wyndham - Places to See

Wyndham
Exotic and unusual isolated town in the far north of Western Australia.
Wyndham, Western Australia's most northerly town, is about as isolated as any town in Australia can be. It sits on the edge of the Cambridge Gulf slowly boiling under the oppressive tropical sun, surrounded by salt lakes, desert and mudflats which stretch to the horizon. It is located 3351 km from Perth via the North West Coastal Highway and 930 km from Derby.

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Wyndham - Sleep

Wyndham
Exotic and unusual isolated town in the far north of Western Australia.
Wyndham, Western Australia's most northerly town, is about as isolated as any town in Australia can be. It sits on the edge of the Cambridge Gulf slowly boiling under the oppressive tropical sun, surrounded by salt lakes, desert and mudflats which stretch to the horizon. It is located 3351 km from Perth via the North West Coastal Highway and 930 km from Derby.

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