About this place
The Hunter River is immensely significant to Wunambal Gaambera people as it is inhabited by the Wunggurr (creator snake). It was named in 1820 by Lieutenant Phillip Parker King. Dense and ecologically important mangrove communities in Porosus Creek provide excellent wildlife viewing and are inhabited by large saltwater crocodiles (estuarine crocodiles).
Please remember to Be Crocwise during your visit.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
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 within a 5km radius of Hunter River.
The Balanggarra, Wunambal Gaambera, Ngarinyin and Miriuwung Gajerrong people have cultural, spiritual and social connections to the north Kimberley sea country. North Kimberley Marine Park will be jointly managed with traditional owners, with agreement already reached with the Balanggarra traditional owners to jointly manage their sea country.