Lennard River Gorge


Useful Information

Location: Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges WA 6728
(-17.179420, 125.201665)
Open: no restrictions.
[2008]
Fee: free.
[2008]
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Miluwindi Conservation Park, 111 Herbert Street, Broome, WA 6725, Tel: +61-8-9195-5500. E-mail:
Lennard River Gorge, Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges WA 6728.
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Description

Lennard River Gorge is a narrow gorge with several waterfalls. The road is accessible only for 4x4 and closed during the wet season, when roads are impassable, and ends at a parking lot at the trailhead. From here it 1.3 km walk to the gorge. Sturdy walking shoes, sun protection and enough water are a good idea though. There is a 3 km return walk along the creek line, up onto the Wunaamin Miliwundi sandstone to an outlook and back. If you want to walk along the gorge on your own, that's not really difficult in the arid, barren landscape. Aussies call this bushwalking.

The gorge is part of the huge Miluwindi Conservation Park, formerly known as King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park. Day visitors often camp at Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park, Dulundi (Silent Grove), or the privately operated Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge. The worst time to get there is during wet season, because rivers flood roads and dirt roads become mud. The sites are closed this time of the year (weather depending). But the best time to get there is actually shortly after the end of the wet season. At this time the spectacular cascading waterfall tumbles over the red rocks and plunges into the narrow gorge below. Later there will be only a trickle left. Lennard Gorge is one of the lesser visited gorges in the area, because it much harder to reach. On the other hand you are most likely alone to experience the atmosphere of the outback. Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before they go.