Things To Do
Parry Creek Farm is the perfect place to base yourself and see the many different tourist attractions of the Eastern Kimberley.
It is also an excellent spot to explore some of Australia’s best land-based saltwater barramundi fishing. The ‘secret’ spots for the big barra are on the King River and the Pentecost River. With Mambi Island boat ramp only 25km away you’re at the gateway to the saltwater section of the mighty Ord River.
Within a 30km radius of Parry’s you will find:
The Grotto Waterfall and nature walk is 25km from the Parry Creek turnoff. This is a safe swimming hole all year round. Take the 140 steps down to water that is believed to be 400 meters deep.
The Old Hall’s Creek Gold Rush Track is for 4WD vehicles only. The track starts at Parry Creek Farm and is 13km long. It was built using prison labour during the Hall’s Creek Gold Rush and was used by miners to push their carts and barrows to the gold fields. The rocks used to pave the road can still be seen in places.
Crocodile Hole is 10kms along the old Hall’s Creek Gold Rush Track, this waterhole is true to its name so don’t go swimming. You’ll often see crocs sunning themselves.
Wyndham has a Museum in the old Courthouse building in the historic port area. It contains some fascinating memorabilia, journals and photos of Wyndham in times gone by. The Museum is open in the dry season, April to October.
Big Boab Markets – (every second Sunday)
Wyndham Picture Gardens – Open air theatre
Diggers Rest Station have well-trained stock horses available for one, two or three hour rides and for full day rides. Try their very special Sunset Trail Ride. An experienced guide accompanies all rides and all levels of riding, and all ages are welcome.
Some other places to visit are:
- Five Rivers Lookout on the Bastion Mountain, amazing sunsets are seen from here- world class,
- The world famous Malglu Billabong bird hide set in the famous Ramsar wetlands of Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
- the Prison Boab tree,
- Wyndham with its old cemetries,
- the cave paintings,
- Moochalabra Dam and
- the mighty Ord River.
Parry Creek Farm itself offers many activities including fishing on the billabong, where your likely catch is a barramundi or tarpon.
Nature walks are a must at Parry’s. Follow the loop down to the water holes at the back of the property and across the creek bed to the floodplains where you’ll see many Boabs, some with modern day carvings. You will also see the remains of the old Hall’s Creek drovers track and cobblestone buildings.
Bird watching is our most popular activity at Parry Creek Farm, with some of the species of birds found here being quite rare. There is a bird list available with over 200 species listed.
Relaxation is our specialty at the Resort. Stay close to camp and relax in a sun-lounge by the pool. With a cold drink in hand, you can simply enjoy the peace and quiet.