Wyndham, Western Australia



Wyndham is the oldest and northernmost town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, located on the Great Northern Highway, 3,224 kilometres (2,003 mi) northeast of Perth. It was established in 1885 as a result of a gold rush at Halls Creek, and it is now a port and service centre for the east Kimberley with a population of 800. Wyndham is split into two areas. The original town site of Wyndham Port is situated on Cambridge Gulf, while Wyndham's Three Mile area is the residential and shopping area of the town. Wyndham is part of the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Wyndham is located at the west arm of Cambridge Gulf, an inlet of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf of the Timor Sea. It is surrounded by the Durack, Pentecost and King rivers to the south, Forrest River to the west and Ord River to the north. Much of the land around Wyndham is inhospitable, and includes the jagged hills of the Bastion Range and the mudflats of the Cambridge Gulf.

Things to see and do

* Five Rivers Lookout
* The Big Crocodile
* Wyndham Three Mile
* Crocodile Lookout
* Wyndham Port
* The Prison Tree and The Grotto

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language - English
Population - 800
Time - GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code - 61

Port Location - The Port at Wyndham is situated on Cambridge Coast on the outskirts of Wyndham township.

Travel Links - Wyndham is about 100km from Kununurra by road. The smoothest way is to head west on Victoria Hwy then north on Great Northern Hwy into Wyndham. A bumpier but more scenic way is on the 4WD only Parry Creek Rd, though it may be closed in the wet season if the water level at Ivanhoe Crossing is too high or the road submerged by flooding.
From Broome. A daily Greyhound bus to Kununurra can let you out at the Great Northern Hwy turn off but you will need to cover the remaining 60km into town on your own.

Few planes fly directly to Wyndham. The closest airport is at Kununurra from where you can hire a car and drive.