Parry Creek Park and hello Gibb River Road.
After leaving Kununurra, we headed towards Wyndham, on our way to the Gibb River Road. Preferring to stay at a lovely bush caravan park on a lagoon on Parry’s Creek. The area is known as Parry’s Lagoon, and is a series of lagoons on Parry Creek alongside the old Hall’s Creek – Kununurra road.
The road in from the bitumen is a good, fairly well maintained dirt road easily traversed by on-road caravans. The caravan park is well worth a visit. Although not flash, it has all the mod cons including water, power, basic but very well kept facilities. Not a lot of shade, but still enough in a lot of places. It is a casual “choose a site” park with a huge area to choose from. A little restaurant under cover and under the shade of beautiful old trees provides very enjoyable food and beverages. The park was formally market gardens and mango orchards, but is now just a tourist park with a dozen motel units with a walkway over the lagoon and magical views and a lovely shady swimming pool to cool off in. After the hustle and bustle of Kununurra, it is a beautiful place of peace, quiet and an opportunity to see some amazing bird life. Because of it’s location, being just a few k’s from Wyndham, it is a great base for exploring the Wyndham district and the Eastern end of the Gibb River Road.
This one of our favourite places!
If you don’t have the suitable vehicle to traverse the often quite challenging conditions of the entire road, an excellent place to visit which has bitumen right to their turn off is El Questro Station.
The station road is a dirt road well maintained, but does have a creek crossing plus the Pentecost River crossing, so a conventional car is not suitable for this journey. However, our friends have a quite low on road caravan which managed them very well. It would be advisable to ring ahead if you are not suitably equipped.