Mornington Station the Kimberley
How I love the Kimberley and where possible I take a inflatable kayak or canoe to explore the water ways. I say where possible because the risk of crocodiles, waterfalls and near the coast sharks are a real threat. So You have to pick your location to explore with care. There are several Gorges at Mornington Station to canoe or kayak (hire facilities are available) this is a absolute must. The aspect from the river is just something you must experience. Mornington Station in the Kimberley is a landscape photographers paradise and some what looks like in places with the savannah grass “Africa”
On this occasion I have driven to Mornington Station In the Kimberley. This is a privately run nature reserve that offers the visitor so much diversity in what they can see. I am kayaking down the Fitzroy river through Dimond gorge and discovered this selection of folding rocks which to my eye looks just sliced bread, just out of the oven and that golden colour (about the height of a five story building).
Mornington is a former 220,000 hectare cattle station that was bought by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, and is now managed as a private nature reserve and Wilderness Park. This Photo of Sliced Bread was taken at Dimond Gorge, where the Fitzroy River dramatically cuts its way through the King Leopold Range. You can hire a canoe here but In my case I chose to carry an inflatable kayak some 12,000km just for this occasion.
The road to Dimond Gorge is aproximatly 24 km long which can take over an hour from the Homestead. This gives you some idea of the local roads ; fine in parts, but with some great creek crossings both rocky and sandy in parts. Driving on towards Dimond Gorge there is a a small track leading up a hill which offers a lookout for a 360º panorama of the Mornington landscape. (best seen in the last light of the day to capture those golden rays of sun across the escarpment) You can see, Fitzroy Bluff ran into the King Leopold Range.
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