Five ways to be wowed at Wyndham

We were there for six nights, but for five of them we couldn’t leave our caravan site. Once we’d crossed the WA border, due to a single case in the NT and a snap lockdown, we had to self isolate. Our only outing was to the hospital to have ‘the test’

Wyndham is one of the hottest places in Australia and has an average temperature of 36C all year round. After two days of feeling like we were being air fried we were able to move onto a powered site. It was cause for celebration, as were the negative test results.

Once we were cleared we decided to stay an extra day. We figured we couldn’t leave Wyndham without checking out the area.

The Five Rivers Lookout

The biggest wow factor would have to be the views from this lookout which literally takes your breath away. Five of the mighty Kimberley rivers, the Ord, King, Forest, Durack and Pentecost, meet in a vast expanse of water that flows into the ocean. Adding to the scene were rock wallabies but it was so hot up here even they were in the shade. We decided we’d come back at sunset.

The Grotto

Just 22 kilometres out of Wyndham is this gem of a place. It’s 144 rocky steps to the bottom, steep, really steep, and there’s no hand rail. But once you reach the gorge it’s magnificent, a stunning place for a swim and there’s hardly anyone else there. There’s even a Tarzan rope to unleash your inner kid and swing into the water.

Here I am with fish swimming all around me in the crystal clear water, red dragonflies flit nearby on rocks and, as I sit on the submerged rocks, it feels like heaven on earth. It’s mesmerising, pure and so peaceful I could spend all day here but alas we eventually have to move on.

Parry’s Nature Reserve

Attention all bird watchers, this nature reserve is amazing. You could spend hours at the bird hide trying to identify the many different varieties of birds. There are water lilies everywhere and there’s always a chance of seeing a saltwater crocodile. No such luck on our visit. Just five minutes away on a hill is an old telegraph station and a walk for those who want to brave the heat.

The Giant Crocodile

If you really want to see a crocodile you can’t go past this humongous guy. Okay, I know it’s not the real deal but truly it’s worth stopping to check him out. How could we drive by without a selfie with him? Let’s face it, there’s no other way you’d ever put your hands in the mouth of a crocodile and walk away with all limbs intact.

The Sculptures and the Bakery

The indigenous sculptures in town are impressive and lifelike and definitely worth a look. And the bakery … well let’s just say you have to try the crocodile pie and the pepper beef pie was one of the best I’ve eaten.

On our last night we enjoyed a beautiful sunset at the Five Rivers lookout and then drive down to the port area to catch the last of the sun over the water. Port Wyndham was quiet, virtually deserted as we strolled out into the jetty to catch those warm Wyndham colours slip into the ocean.

Our East Kimberley adventure had officially begun.

So there you have it. From the humble meat pie to the lookout where five mighty rivers meet Wyndham really did deserve a day of its own.

On our last morning, upon checking out, we were told all restrictions had been lifted. There was no longer a need to get tested, no need to self isolate. Anyone who’d had a test in the last 24 hours could leave, even without getting their result. It was baffling, so sudden and inconsistent and made no sense. Does anything make sense these days?

Nature does but that’s about it.

When we try and make sense of the world, it confuses even more. It’s better these days to trust your inner knowing and intuition, follow your heart and go with the flow of life, wherever you’re at on the journey. Try and step back and don’t get caught up in the social divide that seems to be sweeping communities.

I’m not immune to sinking into depths of despondency either as I hear about what’s happening in parts of my beautiful country. But confusion, fear, worry and anger is paralysing and gets you nowhere, so I choose to always bring myself back to the vibration of love, surrender and gratitude. That’s where we find peace.

See you next time as our journey and my Australian road trip continues.

In love and light

51 thoughts on “Five ways to be wowed at Wyndham

      1. Hi Miriam, so glad you are finally getting a chance to explore much further afield! I’ve been enjoying your stories from places we visited, and loved, on our trip. Kakadu was one our favourite parks and we loved Darwin. I’m glad you stayed a full week there, so much to see and do. I think I visited every Market during our 4 month stay!
        We loved Wyndham, despite being told by many travellers not to bother! That lookout is stunning isn’t it! Parry’s lagoon birdlife is spectacular.
        Looking forward to your next instalments. Are you heading down the coast next? Don’t miss Exmouth if you are!

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        1. Hi Bob, so glad my stories are bringing back happy memories for you. So many amazing places to visit in this big beautiful country aren’t there. Yes, we’ll be travelling down the coast and looking forward to it all. We’re currently en route to the Bungle Bungles where we’ll be off grid for a couple of days before making our way to Broome. Exmouth will definitely be on the list! 😊


  1. What a lovely place. Did you do the Tarzan swing and yell? If you are going to stick you hand in a crocks mouth, that’s the kind of crock to do it with. The sunset is beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful pics from your trip. I’m glad that you’re having a great time. That croc looks like the real deal. Of course, there’s no other safe way to put your limbs in a croc’s mouth. The five rivers lookout is beautiful 😍

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  3. “It’s better these days to trust your inner knowing and intuition, follow your heart and go with the flow of life, wherever you’re at on the journey. Try and step back and don’t get caught up in the social divide that seems to be sweeping communities.” Such wise words, Miriam. Thanks for the fantastic tour! Stay safe! xo

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  4. nice to see more of Wyndham after hearing so much about it!

    Your last msg on love is crucial, 18 months of uncertainty is bringing many to the edge and I can’t imagine how it must be for young ones. So glad you are both well, enjoy your travels, never been a better opportunity 🙂

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    1. I know and it makes me sad when I think about all the suffering, and the effects these lockdowns are having on so many and especially young people.

      We both feel very fortunate to be out here travelling now. Take care Kate. Hope all’s well with you. 😊

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      1. I have a little cottage in paradise and sufficient, I love my own company and the precious opportunity to do more meditation … but painfully aware others situations – financially and socially are getting more desperate!

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        1. Yes, I feel a similar way. Whilst we’re travelling and enjoying our freedoms I’m aware and feeling for the struggles of so many others. But I feel the tide is turning. Hoping for change …

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  5. I’m glad you were finally able to get out and explore, as that scenery was magnificent. And I completely agree about the rules often making no sense, and I share your frustration with the growing number of people who are using this pandemic as a tool to attack anyone they don’t like. It’s dividing us in ways that aren’t good for any of us. Like you, I don’t engage in the arguments or name-calling, I just do what I believe is right and respect other people as we all try to navigate these crazy times.

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    1. Crazy times indeed Ann but you hit the nail on the head. Maybe if we allowed everyone to have their own opinion and belief, without trying to shame or blame, this divide could heal. It all comes back to respect. Sending love your way. xx

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  6. My Saturday morning joy was to take a peek at some of my favourite blog sites and how lovely to see your latest adventure pop up on my feed, Miriam!
    I truly love your stay in Wyndham, that sunset was breathtaking and I could sense the beauty at the gorge as well as feel that cool water…
    I must catch up with your trip, take good care and your latter thoughts on making our way through this crazy time resonates!

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  7. Miriam, I’m with you at the grotto … and don’t think I’d want to leave! 😀 Such serenity and beauty! I’m glad you had a chance to explore Wyndham and the area – you definitely made up for the days of not being able to travel! As always your post brims with positive spirit and harmony – a gift for us all! Take care. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Annika and sorry for the slow response, I’ve been off grid with no reception for two days. But yes, Wyndam and surrounds was fabulous, as is so much we’ve seen lately. Hope you’re well. Big hugs to you. xx

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  8. Wyndham looks stunning Miriam but not sure how we would cope with those temperatures. Not used to anything like that here, the high twenties are too much for us usually. Looks like a wonderful trip though, you really are getting around and living life. Got to try and not worry too much about the world currently haven’t you? Tough times.

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    1. Hi Jonno, yes it gets mighty hot around here. We’ve just finished two nights off grid in Purnulu National Park where the days got up to 38C. Our walks were always early in the morning but even then the heat was intense.

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