Carolyn and Greg's Nomadic Adventures travel blog

Wyndham from Five Rivers lookout

The pub

The Big Croc

22nd June

Wyndham is geographically the top town of the west in relation to the Northern Territory border and the last port northward before Darwin. The port services the huge cattle industry, the Ord river irrigation project and many mining companies.

The Cambridge gulf is home to some of the worlds largest saltwater crocodiles. All care must be taken to stay well away from the mud flats.

The 20 metre long concrete crocodile was designed and built by Andrew Hickson and the students from Wyndham TAFE IN 1988. It consists of 5.5 km of steel rod, 10 rolls of bird mesh and 6 cubic metres of concrete.

Wyndham is 100 kms from Kununurra and a pleasant day out. Overlooking the town at the summit of the Bastion range, 350 metres above sea level is the Five Rivers lookout, so named because of the vantage point where the Ord, Forrest, King, Durack and Pentecost rivers enter the Cambridge Gulf. A great spot with spectacular views.

After a walk around town visiting the museum, shops and a walk along the wharf, time for lunch. The old pub was recommended to us. They were right we enjoyed a lovely meal. Just beat the tourist bus so we were happy.

Enjoyed our day out but time to head back to Kununurra.

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