Gateway to the North Kimberley !

We are not a hotel, not a motel, not a farm stay, not a bed and breakfast, not
a roadhouse, but we ARE an Australian outback mixture of all these things.
While we are a general service center, even more important to your fun &
comfort is our Beer Garden, "Kimberley North". Offering shaded tables, cold
beer, good food and on cold nights a log fire all combine to ensure it is
the hub of the North Kimberley
.

www.drysdaleriver.com.au

LOCATION:
On the Gibb River / Kalumburu Road, North Kimberley,
Western Australia. Just 59kms North of the junction and
only 1 km off the Kalumburu Road.

NEAREST TOWNS:
East: Kununurra 360 km and
West: Derby 470 km.

POSTAL ADDRESS:
Drysdale River Station, PMB 9 Kununurra,
Western Australia 6743.

TRADING PERIODS &TIMES:
In general terms, we are open for business during Australia's northern 'dry' season. The road to us is impassable and therefore officially closed during the summer 'wet' season; sorry but we do not open until the road is legally gazetted as open, by SWEK. The following guide may assist in your planning, but please contact us for confirmation.
Camping - check in, 8am to 8pm, April to November*
Fuel & small shop - 8am to 5pm, April to November*
Room Accommodation - 1st May to 30th September*
All meals - 1st May to 30th September*
Beer Garden and Bar- 1st May to 30th September*
Scenic Flights - Normally 1st May to the end of August*

*These are our intended trading dates, each year - road and/or weather status can alter them at times, with little notice.


HOW TO GET TO US:
See LOCATION MAP and TRAVEL TIPS for full details.

A QUICK LIST OF WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Shop, small general store.

  • Fuel, diesel and unleaded. (sorry no gas)

  • Accommodation.

  • Riverside Camp area, beside a lovely big waterhole on the Drysdale.

  • Homestead Camp area, with top class ablution facilities.

  • Licensed Dining room offers evening meals and breakfast.

  • The beer garden offers burgers & snacks, 11 am to 2 pm daily.

  • Licensed bar

  • Tyre repairs (normally available until September)

  • Scenic aeroplane flights to the Mitchell Falls, Prince Regent River and magnificent coastline (approx. May to the end of August, on demand)
  • Free Caravan and Trailer storage (on the basis "all care - no responsibility")

INFORMATION ENQUIRIES:

Please read our site for full details about all we offer and also lots of handy general information which answers all the questions frequently asked about travel in this area. There are also many other useful site addresses for the Kimberley on the links page, plus more links scattered throughout the site on relevant pages. Please click on location map, travel tips and road & weather conditions to answer most travel questions.
You will find if you read our site in full, few questions will remain unanswered.

PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, we are unable to forecast when the road will open;  this is not our decision. Due to working 7 days a week we seldom drive the road ourselves, so are simply unable to help you with current road condition reports.

If you wish to find out more or current information about the Road Conditions of the Kalumburu Road or the Mitchell Plateau track ( Port Warrender Road ) please visit the  Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley (SWEK) site [ http://www.swek.wa.gov.au ] and download their Road Condition Report.
If this does not answer your question please use the SWEK contact page
[ http://www.swek.wa.gov.au/contact-us.aspx ] or phone SWEK on (08) 9168 4100.    If you want info on the Gibb River Road instead, see the relevant item on our Links page.

BOOKINGS:
Should you still have questions or wish to make an accommodation booking please go to the Enquiry / Booking link on the left.  This will give you several options of contact.

Office hours, Western Australian time please, daily  between 8 am and 5 pm.

Phone (08) 91 614 326
Fax (08) 91 614 201

Please browse our site for full details about all we offer and also lots of handy general information which answers the questions we are most frequently asked about travel in this area. There are also many other useful site addresses for the Kimberley on the links page, plus more links scattered throughout the site on relevant pages.

The Mitchell Falls
Drysdale River Station is the last refueling stop
on your way to the magnificent Mitchell Falls


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