Starting from the dirt car park at the end of Silent Grove Road, Wunaamin Conservation Park, this return walk takes you to Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge). It is a must for those travelling the Gibbs as it offers a number of attractions, such as a beautiful pool at the upper area for a dip and spectacular open views of the gorge. The sheltered rocky walls create a feeling of sublimity, and it is a relaxing place where you can observe what ancient erosive forces have formed the area to be. Additionally, you can spot wildlife, such as reptiles and kangaroos. There is no drinking water in the area, and it can get extremely hot, so bring it excessively. The path is relatively flat, but there can be rocky and uneven sections with small rock hoppings. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Derby Highway, H047 then drive for 36.1 km
Turn right onto Gibb River Road and drive for another 213.7 km
Turn left onto Silent Grove Road and drive for another 29 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the parking area at the end of Silent Grove Road, pass through the bollard and head towards the yellow/orange "Bell Gorge" sign in the distance. Pass by the picnic tables (to your right) and the sheltered area with signposts (to your left) as you head along the wide dirt path. Follow the direction the yellow/orange sign indicates to continue along the Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Walk.....
Directions & comments
After 960 m pass the waterfall (20 m on your left).
Continue another 225 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) Walk
45 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)