Sir John Gorge

9 min to 20 min
Canoeing in this area is a privately run tour by Mornington AWC.

610 m
return

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Easy track
Starting from the dirt car park in Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges, this one-way walk takes you to Sir John Gorge and back. Sir John Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges along Gibb River Road. It provides visitors with panoramic views of the pools and the wide gorge walls dating back to ancient times. You can do kayaking in the area provided that you book beforehand as well. The sunset in the area is renowned for its beauty, but it requires a drive back in the dark when the wildlife shares the road with you. The track is relatively flat but can be uneven at certain sections. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-17.5286483,126.2105962)
Mode Car (You'll be needing a 4WD vehicle to get to the starting point.)
DirectionsFrom Great Northern Highway, 1, Mount Hardman.
  • Turn on to Bina Road then drive for 62.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Gibb River Road and drive for another 183.9 km
  • Turn right onto Mornington Road and drive for another 9.1 km
  • Continue onto Mornington Road and drive for another 43.9 km
  • Continue onto Mornington Road and drive for another 11.7 km
  • Keep right onto Mornington Road and drive for another 25.4 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 165 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 245 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 145 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 6.2 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 4.6 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 125 m
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Start.
Continue another 305 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 305 m to get back to the start.
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Sir John Gorge


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 610 m
Time 9 min to 20 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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