Wyndham is the Kimberley’s oldest town, WA’s northernmost town, and it rivals Marble Bar as the hottest town in Australia (Marble Bar has hotter peaks but Wyndham challenges it for highest average temperature apparently).

It’s a small town with only a couple of hundred people, but Wyndham has a lot going for it, and when you’re standing at the Bastion Lookout (also known as Five Rivers Lookout), you feel like you are on the edge of Australia.

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The Bastion Lookout – looking north towards the Timor Sea, with tankers on the Ord River and croc-infested tidal flats below.
The Bastion Lookout - looking south towards the old town of Wyndham and over the Kimberleys. 
The Bastion Lookout – looking south towards the old town of Wyndham and over the Kimberleys.
The Wyndham Museum gets really positive reviews from other travellers. 
The Wyndham Museum gets really positive reviews from other travellers.
Bismark's skull - from a 5m salty who lived out his retirement at the Wyndham Croc Farm. 
Bismark’s skull – from a 5m salty who lived out his retirement at the Wyndham Croc Farm.
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There’s a larger than life croc as you enter the town of Wyndham – this photo was taken during the construction phase.
An interesting illustration for my Zimbabwean family - the Australian Boab is in the foreground a little to the right - quite average in size compared to the ones I saw in Africa as an exchange student!
An interesting illustration for my Zimbabwean family – the Australian Boab is in the foreground a little to the right – quite average in size compared to the ones I saw in Africa as an exchange student!
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Wyndham has a significant RFDS history, being one of the major RFDS bases in Australia in the early years.  This map shows the town of Wyndham (south west of Darwin) was instrumental in delivering healthcare through the Kimberleys and even into the Northern Territory.

You can find some incredible old relics at these local museums. 

This is a quarter horse saddle.....
This is a quarter horse saddle…..
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….this is a camel’s pack saddle…..
...and this is a donkey's pack saddle.  
…and this is a donkey’s pack saddle.

We didn’t expect to find one of Australia’s best remote caravan parks in Wyndham but we did – the facilities were a little dated but the service was outstanding and they were creative and innovative in the use of their park.  They hold ‘Boab Markets’ on Sundays in the caravan park, and new stall holders are welcome so with travellers selling things, each week the market is entirely different. They also had a ‘kiosk’ on site which included a free tea and coffee station for visitors to use while using the free Wifi, and didn’t charge for caravan storage so you can leave your van here while you go adventuring down the Gibb River Road.  They’re so small they’ll never win an industry award but the these little owner-operated places are wonderful to visit. 

The Wyndham Caravan Park Kiosk is a great place to chill out for the afternoon... in the heat of course!
The Wyndham Caravan Park Kiosk is a great place to chill out for the afternoon… in the heat of course!
A free tea and coffee station for guests. 
A free tea and coffee station for guests.
Wyndham Caravan Park, one of our favourites. 
Wyndham Caravan Park, one of our favourites.