Welcome to Mitchell Falls & Drysdale River

The Mitchell Plateau (Ngauwudu) turn-off is 160km from the Gibb and within 6km a deep, rocky ford crosses the King Edward River, formidable early in the season. You're now on Wunambal Gaambera Country and the first of two rock-art shelters is on the left, with the second just after the nearby Munurru Campground, both to the right.

From the Kalumburu Rd it's a very rough 87km, past lookouts and forests of Livistona palms to the dusty camping ground at Mitchell River National Park. The park contains the stunning, multi-tiered Mitchell Falls (Punamii-unpuu), which can be seen on a lovely three-hour return walk passing inviting, shady waterholes and incredible Aboriginal rock art.

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