El Questro Homestead

On the eastern edge of the Kimberley, El Questro Homestead sits amidst a million acres of breathtaking and untouched scenery, from rugged ranges and broad tidal flats, to rainforest pockets, gorges, waterfalls and jagged red cliffs.

The Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
El Questro Homestead
  • The Kimberley's most luxurious homestead located on the Chamberlain River and is the best spot for the the Kimberley Big 5: brolgas, jabirus, saltwater crocodiles, bullocks and wallaroos.

  • Share your daily stories with guests over lunch and then take in the wondrous nightly skies with dinner which is served outdoors.

  • Take to the skies so you can take in the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles or fly over the Cockburn Ranges, its the best way to get a scale of the never ending landscape.

  • It doesn't have to be all action and adventure at El Questro. Head down to one of local waterfalls, swimming holes and hot springs and just relax


The endless space and scale of the area will leave you breathless and the luxury of El Questro’s Homestead is the ideal place in which to let the massive beauty of the untamed Kimberley work its magic. Cantilevered over the magnificent Chamberlain River, the homestead provides absolute comfort and all the facilities you would expect of a luxury lodge.

The Homestead itself has a contemporary feel, mixing modern pieces with rustic Australian furnishings, with romantic dining areas on rock platforms above the river, tropical gardens and - for good measure - a tennis court. El Questro is possibly the only place in the Australia to spot crocs from the shower. They come drifting down the river as slowly and inexorably as the tide, stealthily taking up their positions before the nightly feeding session. 

El Questro guides will tailor your stay to suit your interests. Take a cruise down the Chamberlain Gorge to view fine examples of Aboriginal Wandjina art and spot saltwater crocodiles. On horseback keep an eye out for wildlife including bustards, Frill-necked Lizards, Brolgas and Jabirus. Scenic helicopter flights over canyons and gorges, past waterfalls, caves and galloping brumbies culminate in a delicious picnic lunch. Swimming in the natural springs is a true privilege. From the resurrected Emma Gorge, a short path threads its way beneath luminous walls of ochre-colored stone to where a waterfall tumbles past the rapunzel-like tangles of fig roots into an amphitheater of rock, feeding a turquoise pool. Another gorgeous spot for swimming is El Questro Gorge, where the water flows beneath clouds of butterflies and gorge walls cloaked in ferns and mosses.

The Kimberley region itself is one of the world's last frontiers, recently made famous by the film 'Australia'. Like the Pilbara to the south, it is one of the most evocative place names the continent has to offer, a distillation of the rawness, the vast scale, the splendour and the sheer wild beauty of this far flung corner of Australia. Its ancient rock formations and meteorite craters, whirlpools, surreal tides, bottle shaped boab trees and the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles, make the Kimberley feel as if it exists in a dimension of its own.

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Although it is generally communal dining at El Questro, make sure you enjoy a private dining option overlooking the river under the stars, truly memorable!

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The Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia

El Questro is situated in the East Kimberley, 110 kilometers west of Kununurra by road - 58 kilometers on the sealed Great Northern Highway towards Wyndham, with the remainder on the unsealed and corrugated gravel Gibb River Road.

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