"El Questro - Emma Gorge" State of Western Australia Favorite Tip by iandsmith

State of Western Australia General: 43 reviews and 90 photos

  Sheer walls of Emma Gorge
by iandsmith
  • Sheer walls of Emma Gorge - State of Western Australia
      Sheer walls of Emma Gorge
    by iandsmith
  • Swimming hole before Emma proper - State of Western Australia
      Swimming hole before Emma proper
    by iandsmith
  • Sunbathing beauties - State of Western Australia
      Sunbathing beauties
    by iandsmith
  • Dramatic Emma - State of Western Australia
      Dramatic Emma
    by iandsmith
  • Downstream - State of Western Australia
    by iandsmith

Favorite thing: El Questro in the past decade has become synoymous with tourism in the Kimberley. This was, and still partly is, a working property but these days tourism brings in an awful lot of money in peak tourist season.
The camp grounds and resorts are full and there's a continual flow of tourists in and out of the place.

Fondest memory: One of the main places they go to is Emma Falls. Though they may claim exuberant times for walking up there and back, it's really not that far if you're a fit walker.
Frankly I was appalled when they reckoned I wouldn't make it in and hour and refused me entry yet, the next day I walked up there in 40 minutes. I realise they have to cater for all types but I certainly found it frustrating.
When you get to the spectacular horseshoe shaped canyon known as Emma, it leaves any other scenery you have viewed en route in the shade.
It truly is one of those special places that you should endeavour to see when you're in the Kimberley.
Though the road in is dirt, the people who own the property maintain it to a higher standard than any government roads I travelled on in W.A.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Sep 3, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“The shortest distance between two people is laughter (note sign in picture)”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 2 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 4 3 4

Have you been to State of Western Australia?

  Share Your Travels