About this park
Miluwindi Conservation Park is the new name for part of the former King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park. The renaming acknowledges the Aboriginal heritage and ownership of the area. As the park crosses over lands of both Bunuba and Wilinggin Aboriginal people, the park has been divided into two conservation parks.
Miluwindi showcases the 560-million-year-old mountain ranges west of Halls Creek. They extend for some 300km from Walcott Inlet to the Margaret River. You can explore the area in your four-wheel drive vehicle.
Walk around stunning Kimberley landscape and marvel at mother nature’s natural attractions. You can see incredible folded and faulted rock formations along the Gibb River Road. The jagged hogback scarps were shaped by tremendous geological forces.
Enjoy the picturesque waterfalls at Lennard River Gorge. These are created by the Lennard River slicing its way through the Wunaamin Miliwindi Ranges. Beautiful!
Review – Lovely Rock Formations For miles, all you can see are the beautiful ranges. The different contrasting colours would be an artist's delight. Stately old Boab Trees and Ghost Gums! Oldandnew -Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
When you are entering the Kimberley region, you are entering crocodile country. Two species of crocodile occur in Western Australia: the estuarine (or saltwater) crocodile and the freshwater crocodile. The estuarine crocodile is the largest living reptile and is considered to be a dangerous predator. Freshwater crocodiles are smaller and not as aggressive. Freshwater crocodiles inhabit waterways in the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. Saltwater crocodiles have not been known to occur in the area, but this may change in the future as crocodile populations increase and wet season floods enable movement into other water systems.
Crocs are common, crocs move around and crocs are deadly so Be Crocwise. Download the Crocodile safety and myth busting fact sheet.
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Miluwindi Conservation Park.
With respect and acknowledgement to the native title holders, the former King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park has officially been renamed with the Aboriginal name for the area. As the park crosses over lands of both Bunuba and Wilinggin people, the park has been divided into two conservation parks.
These parks showcase the 560-million-year-old mountain ranges that extend for some 300km from Walcott Inlet to the Margaret River, about 100km west of Halls Creek. The ranges themselves are now referred to as the Wunaamin Miliwundi ranges, combining both Wilinggin word ‘Wunaamin’ and Bunuba word ‘Miliwundi’ to specifically name the mountain ranges. Note the difference in spelling between Miluwindi Conservation Park and Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. This is explained by Bunuba people having different variations and pronunciations of the word for nearby areas. For example, Miluwindi is the area the conservation park is located, while Miliwundi is the name of the mountain range that is located within Bunuba country.
The conservation park south of the Gibb River Road is Bunuba country and is now renamed Miluwindi Conservation Park. Other parks jointly managed with Bunuba include Danggu Geikie Gorge, Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) and Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) national parks.
“Bunuba people and country are deeply connected through heir law and culture which is derived from Ngarranggani (creation time). Ngarranggani stories and Junba (song-lines, dance and song) are passed down from generation to generation. Country is believed to be kept alive through the law and cultural practices of Bunuba people, and Bunuba people are kept healthy, spiritually, physically and emotionally by practicing law and culture.” (Jalangurru Manyjawarra Bunuba Muwayi Yarrangu, draft joint management plan 2019).