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Derby

Derby

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Derby (DERR-bee) is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. At the 2011 census, Derby had a population of 4,865, with about half of Aboriginal descent. Along with Broome and Kununurra, it is one of only three towns in the Kimberley to have a population over 2,000. Located on King Sound, Derby has the highest tides in Australia, with the peak differential between low and high tide reaching 11.8 metres.
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30 Jul 2015

Derby is located in the west Kimberley region of Western Australia - on the waters of King Sound. They have some of the highest tides in Australia - up to 12 metres. The Gibb River Road can be found just outside town which is an iconic 4WD track across the Kimberley. 

The Derby Visitor Centre is very new and full of great photos of the area with an interesting display of local products. We particularly liked the main entry into town with a median strip lined with beautiful boab trees. There are several nice eating places in town - some we thought were a bit expensive but most had nightly specials which were reasonable.

I suggest you head out to the wharf one evening to watch the sun set over the water of King Sound - beautiful with amazing colours. You can drive along Jetty Road or use the bike/walking path - we rode our bikes along the path and were greeted by lots of locals out for their evening walk. The water is very muddy and there are a large varieties of mangroves growing in the mud flats.

Some other things to see in the area:

  • horizontal water falls
  • Buccaneer Archipelago
  • boab prison tree
  • longest cattle trough in Australia
  • Derby Waste Water Wetland etc.  
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Derby Weather
Mostly sunny
Range 26°C - 42°C
Currently 30.6°C
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