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Derby was the first town to be settled in the Kimberley and is the main access point to Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge National Park, Tunnel Creek and the small islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. The warm winters and hot humid summers provide perfect conditions for watching the highest tides in Australia, peaking at over 11 metres.
The streets have a distinctive character as Derby is the home to the boab tree. In the early days, Derby serviced the fledgling pastoral industry of the interior and the pearl shell industry of the Buccaneer Archipelago.

Today it is a regional administrative and supply centre with approximately 5,000 permanent residents. A variety of accommodation, shops and restaurants make for a pleasant stay.
Derby offers a variety of air, land and sea experiences. Crabbing trips and sea safaris into the Buccaneer Archipelago depart from the unique Derby jetty and a visit to Derby would not be complete without a flight over the Horizontal Falls. Saltwater crocodiles can often be seen from the vantage point of the jetty.

Derby's history includes the story of the Aboriginal outlaw Jandamarra, also known as Pigeon. He led a resistance group against the European encroachment on tribal lands. He was eventually tracked down and killed near Tunnel Creek in 1897. The famous Prison Boab Tree still stands on the outskirts of town as a reflection of this time. Aboriginal prisoners were chained here enroute to the Derby Lockup.

Other attractions include Wharfinger's House Museum, the Kimberley School of the Air and the Old Derby Gaol.

Derby Tours

Kimberley Extreme & Adventure Tours
Kimberley Extreme is the Kimberley Regions original and best Horizontal Waterfalls flight and cruise specialist. Our Horizontal Falls cruise packages include flights direct from Derby (With transport available from Broome to Derby.) to the Horizontal Falls & Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Hop on board our 14 seat, fully air-conditioned, jet prop sea plane. Experience a majestic low level flight over the 1000 Island Buccaneer Archipelago followed by an amazing sea plane landing in the beautiful waters of Talbot Bay, and much more.

Phone: +61 8 9192 6208

One Tide Charters
An experience that will touch your soul and awaken your senses. A truly unique beach camping eco-adventure and fishing safari, visiting remote pristine coastal wilderness areas of the Kimberley's Buccaneer Archipelago aboard an extremely safe, fast and robust aluminum catamaran purpose-built for exploring these uncharted waters.

Phone: +61 8 9193 1358

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