LIVING AND WORKING AT EL QUESTRO
El Questro Wilderness Park is, without doubt, one of the world’s unique seasonal holiday destinations. A working cattle station with a heard of approximately 6,000 head of cattle. A million acres in size, El Questro is located on the eastern perimeter of the Kimberley Region, one of the true 'last frontiers'. El Questro offers many accommodation facilities, each different in style and budget, including the Homestead, Emma Gorge Resort, The Station Township Bungalows and Riverside Camping. There are just over 100 staff at El Questro who all live and work at the resort. This is a seasonal property, open April to November (closed during the wet season).
Where is El Questro?
- El Questro is located in Western Australia and is 190km from the Northern Territory border and roughly 900km to the West Coast Of Australia. Our closest capital city is Darwin Northern Territory.
- El Questro is located in the Kimberley's which covers approximately 4,250,000km, with a population of some 34,000 people.
- El Questro is located 16km off the Famous Gibb river road and our local town is Kununurra which is 110km from the station and 84km from Emma Gorge resort.
- El Questro itself covers over 700,000 acres and has many hidden water holes, remote waterfalls only accessible by helicopter, thermal springs, billabongs and lookouts.
History and Facts
- Purchased in April 1991 by Will and Celia Burrell, then later purchased by Delaware North in 2009.
- The name “El Questro” has no literal translation.
- The Kimberley is a vast area that is 5 times the size of Tassie or 1.7 times the UK.
- The Gibb River Road was cut through by bulldozer and grader in 1963.
- There are no bridges over many rivers found along its 670km length.
- The origins of the Boab tree are uncertain. One explanation is that Boab seeds drifted on ocean currents to the Kimberly and “Top End” from Madagascar 75 Million years ago.