Top things to do

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 artworks, exquisite jewellery, decent coffee and 5000 vinyl records (brought…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Derby

Neaps Bistro

The new favourite among Derby locals, with a chef direct from the Barossa Valley. Dinners are succulent and draw from a wide palette, while the breakfasts ($7 to $23) are outstanding, showing a level of refinement r…
Music in Derby

Boab Festival

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.
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.
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.
Italian in Derby

Jila Gallery

Jila's fortunes fluctuate with its chefs, who turn out wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas and wonderful cakes, all in a shady, alfresco setting.
Australian 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.
Pub Food in Derby

Boab Inn

Excellent counter meals and wi-fi make this the lunch stop of choice. The motel-style rooms (single/double $120/140) are clean and comfortable.
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.