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