Fringed by the tidal mudflats on the edge of King Sound, Derby, which is the western gateway to the Gibb River Road, lies 200km northeast of Broome and is famous for having the highest tidal range of any Australian port. It’s remarkable to watch the tide flooding in during spring and king tides.
The original wharf was built in 1894 and it was connected to town via a horse-drawn tramway. The current wharf is more than 50 years old and you can walk out on the jetty to catch a magnificent sunset over the sound.
Derby is the western gateway to the Gibb River Road, with nearby attractions including the Prison Boab Tree, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge and Bell Gorge.