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Kimberley Entrance

Kimberley Entrance / About Derby

About Derby

Derby is located 220 kilometres north east of Broome on the tidal mud flats on the edge of King Sound and has the highest tidal range of any port in Australia. It is the closest town to the stunning gorges of the Gibb River Road and the iconic Horizontal Waterfalls and Buccaneer Archipelago.

Derby was initially developed as a Port town with the first jetty being constructed in 1885 to service the growing number of pastoral companies in the region. In 1886, the gold rush at Hall’s Creek led to a boom in development. Today Derby services and remains an important part of the Kimberley’s pastoral, mining, oil and tourist industries.

The town now known as Derby and the surrounding areas also have a diverse Indigenous Australian heritage. Across this area a large number of language and cultural groups have a long history that predates European contact.

To learn more about Derby please visit the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley website: http://www.sdwk.wa.gov.au/

There are a range of things to do in the Derby and Kimberley region.