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".
Cold beer, good food and on cold nights, a log fire all
combine to ensure it is the hub of the North Kimberley.


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:
To the east: Kununurra 360 km, and;
To the west: Derby 470 km.

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


You can also email us for a timely reply at:


(sorry about the lack of a live email link: Spambots will flood us with junk contacts, if we include such links).

TRADING PERIODS &TIMES:
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. We do not open for fuel until the road is legally opened by the local shire.

The following guide may assist in your planning;

April to November*
Fuel & shop - from 8am to 5pm ONLY
Camping - check in - 8am to 7pm

1st May to 30th September*
Room Accommodation, Licenced restaurant All meals – Lunch, Dinner & breakfast Beer Garden and Bar

Approximately 1st May to the end of August*
Scenic Flights and day treks to Mitchell Falls*

*The above are our intended trading dates each year BUT road and/or weather status can alter these at any time, often with little notice.


HOW TO GET TO US:
See the Location Map & Roads & Travel Tips pages (menu, left side) for full details.

A QUICK LIST OF WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Shop, small general store

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

  • Accommodation

  • 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. Or, fully guided on-ground day trek or overnight stays to see the Mitchell Falls (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 (
For eMail, click here to go to the advice up top )

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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