Top things to do

Top Choice Italian in Derby

Jila Gallery

Easily the best food in Derby with great wood-fired pizzas, perfect seafood risotto, wonderful cakes and shady, alfresco dining.
Top Choice Gallery in Derby

Norval Gallery

Kimberley art legends Mark and Mary Norval have set up an exciting gallery-cafe in an old tin shed on the edge of town. Featuring striking artwork, exquisite jewellery, decent coffee and 5000 vinyl records (brought …
Historic Building in Derby

Old Derby Gaol

Along with the Boab Prison Tree (7km south), this old gaol is a sad reminder of man's inhumanity to man.
Pub Food in Derby

Boab Inn

Excellent counter meals and wi-fi make this the lunch stop of choice. The motel-style rooms (doubles $225) are clean, comfortable and normally booked out.
Music in Derby

Boab Festival

Derby goes off with concerts, mud footy, horse and mud-crab races, poetry readings, art exhibitions and street parades. Try to catch the Long Table dinner out on the mudflats.
Museum in Derby

Wharefinger Museum

Grab the key from the visitor centre and have a peek inside the nearby museum, with its atmospheric shipping and aviation displays.
Landmark in Derby


Check out King Sound's colossal 11.5m tides from the circular jetty, 1km north of town, a popular fishing, crabbing, bird-spotting and staring-into-the-distance haunt. Yep, there are crocs in the mangroves.
Butcher in Derby

Sampey Meats

Homemade jerkies, biltong and vacuum-sealed roasts, all ready for the Gibb.
School in Derby

Kimberley School of the Air

Fascinating look at how school is conducted over the radio for children on remote stations. Opening times vary, so check with the visitor centre first.