El Questro Wilderness Park

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El Questro Gorge waterfall

El Questro Wilderness Park is a wilderness park on El Questro Station, a cattle station that diversified its pastoral operation to include tourism, located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It remains a working cattle station with a herd of approximately 6,000 head. In 2012 the pastoral station lessee was GPT Funds Management Pty Ltd. El Questro station operates under Crown Lease number CL207-1984 and has Land Act number LA3114/1180.[1][2]

The park is located 110 kilometres (68 mi) west of Kununurra and is accessed from the Gibb River Road and encompasses an area of over 1,000,000 acres (4,047 km2) that extends some 80 kilometres (50 mi) into the heart of the Kimberley.[3]

The station was first established in 1903. Will and Celia Burrell bought the cattle station in 1991 and developed it into a wilderness park tourist destination.[4] The Burrells sold El Questro to General Property Trust in 2005. General Property Trust onsold the wilderness park to Delaware North in March 2010.[5][6]

There are three resorts on El Questro: Emma Gorge (offering safari cabins) located at, The Station (bungalows and camping) located at and The Homestead (luxury rooms and suites) located at - all operated by Delaware North of Buffalo, New York.

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  1. ^ Fenech, Chris. "Pastoral-based tourism in the Kimberley's Wild West" (pdf). The Horse Downunder Magazine. pp. 10–17. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Magi, Greg (2015). El Questro Wilderness Park Site Employee Hand Book (pdf). Buffalo, New York: Delaware North Companies, Inc. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "Discover West - El Questro Gibb River Road". 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  4. ^ Hochman, David (10 March 2002). "A World Apart, in the Outback". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "El Questro Homestead, Western Australia". El Questro Wilderness Park. 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Chipperfield, Mark (16 February 2008). "Kimberley, I hardly know you". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 

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