Bell Gorge – The Most Beautiful Gorge in the Kimberley
Bell is truly one of the beautiful gorges in the Kimberley. The gorge has a spectacular waterfall and some fun swimming. You could spend a bit of time at the swimming section if you go exploring. Bell Gorge is the most famous gorge along the Gibb River Road. It is also the most beautiful, and most people agree with that assessment.
Bell Gorge is a spectacular spot for swimming, photography and enjoying what nature has to offer. Bell Gorge, about 300 metres above sea level is the beginning of a series of waterfalls which descend through the Isdell Range to Walcott Inlet. A short walk along the pretty Bell Creek leads from the car park down to the gorge.
Once you have come to the top of the waterfall you may wish to swim or relax in the top pool or cross, further up the creek, to the opposite side. From there it is a reasonable walk over the top of the hill and through the spinifex to the bottom pool. Here is an excellent swimming hole and a magnificent view of the waterfall and the gorge to the west.
The waterfall is cascading down the perfectly U-shaped cliffs, into a deep pool perfect for swimming, with large flat rocks along the side, perfect to sit down, sun bathe, have a picnic or whatever else you can think of.
You can also explore the creek and gorge further, both upstream and downstream. Float down the pools, small falls and shallow rapids to discover some great views back into the gorge. No wonder Bell Gorge is so popular.