Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
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Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Gibb River Road King Leopold Ranges, Imintji, Western Australia Australia
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4.5
#1 of 2 campsites in Imintji
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge boasts an enviable position, and a delightful sprawling lawn on which to relax and take in the spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Just metres off the Gibb River Road and close to the Imintji Aboriginal community, the lodge takes full advantage of its prime Indigenous-owned site, with magnificent views of the King Leopold escarpment stretching to the horizon. Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge offers 24 Standard tented cabins with twin beds and private ensuites, all providing hot showers, flushing toilets, fresh linen, doona's and fluffy pillows. They feature a spacious front deck sporting comfortable chairs and amazing aspects across the Kimberley Outback. All our room rates include a gourmet three-course dinner, featuring the region's finest flavours, and a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Our Lodge is fully licensed and we have a range of beer, wine and mixed drinks available to purchase to complement our tantalising food.
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Gibb River Road King Leopold Ranges, Imintji, Western Australia Australia
1 Restaurant
within 10 kilometers
67Reviews1Q+A17Room tips

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crroberts wrote a review July 2023
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were not expecting much given the remote location, but we were pleasantly surprised by the luxury tebins in spectacular surroundings. However the real highlight were the friendly staff, who bend over backwards to make the stay comfortable. The food is top class, and the time spent at the campfire after dinner was a highlight. Will stay longer next time.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay 2 nights and relax!
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Guy D wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom32 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great fully inclusive campsite on the Gibb River Road.
Ideal first stop out from Broome.
We stayed for two nights.
Bell Gorge is about 35 k away and is a fantastic hike and swim.
We also did Galvins Gorge on the following day.
I would recommend the site and going to both gorges.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HofH999 wrote a review June 2021
Melbourne, Australia1,167 contribution345 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gem! Starts with fabulous, caring staff including Mark, Robyn, Amy and Haily. Amazing meals prepared by chef Dan. And the most fabulous tents with ensuite bathroom and superb fittings. Hard to leave. The best accommodation we had in the Kimberley
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pugwash73 wrote a review Sept 2011
Singapore, Singapore100 contributions91 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a tough review as this camp is part of the APT tour company, so yes you should expect bus groups, however this wasn't known when booked. Therefore like at other facilities the bus tour groups were given preference to the self drive tourists. This was obvious pretty much from the beginning. Meal times weren't passed on to the self drive tourists and if you want breakfast and you don't want it when the tour buses left tough luck. We were on a more relaxed itinerary to the tour buses so we didn't really want to be having breakfast at 0630 however we weren't given a lot of choice as the staff said it was this time or no time. The tents are more basic than at Emma Gorge but do the job (although can get very cold at night so be prepared). Oh and don't forget there isn't much sound proofing. Whilst the staff were friendly and helpful we just felt that the business plan needs to reflect that they get income from both the large bus groups and the self drive tourists and perhaps the self drive tourists don't need to be woken up at the crack of dawn to the sound of 30 people and their wheelie bags heading to the bus. One of the other self drive couples also tried to get a lunch made for them to take on their day trip however the price quoted would have made your eyes water even the cook was apologising but said she had to follow guidelines, they then asked if they could buy some ice and despite there being bagged ice available were told they couldn't sell it to the self drive tourists, they then asked if it was possible to use the phone with a calling card but ere told it wasn't available for guests, its little things like this that make you feel like second class citizens. But on a positive note for the remoteness of the facility the food was nice and you shouldn't go hungry. One final point for the management, a proper fire break I think would be nice, it did worry me that I couldn't detect a proper fire break around the camp given the dryness of the country.
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Date of stay: August 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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kellyjj24 wrote a review Sept 2017
Newcastle, Australia58 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great experience at The APT Wilderness Lodge at Bell Gorge. We were very fortunate to have a tent that overlooked the escarpment which gave us an awesome view at sunrise as we could lay in bed & take it all in from our tent.
The Glamping experience was more than adequate with 2 single beds & an ensuite & the friendly staff & excellent food gave us a most enjoyable 2 night experience. It is located just off the Gibb River Road, Bell Gorge turnoff is 9km down the road & also close to the Iminitiji store where you can pick up basic supplies. I would highly recommend APT Lodge & I would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Arcticozzie wrote a review Oct 2012
Perth, Australia109 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights on our way along the GIbb River Road. Took a good days driving to get here from Broome, with stops at Derby, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Amazing scenery. Camp was great, good food, single beds in the tents, comfortable, and good showers. Tents have 240W power for re charging item.
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Date of stay: September 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ABRC wrote a review June 2011
Taunton, United Kingdom175 contributions127 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A brilliant place to stay, close to some of the fabulous attractions of the Gibb River Road. The tents are pretty comfortable, and the location is lovely, alongside a creek, with a stunning view of the Precipice Range. Gorgeous at sunrise! The food is pretty good considering the remote location and lack of facilities. Plenty of it, and wine provided as well.

The staff weren't the friendliest, and were reluctant to help carry bags for people with mobility problems. Personally I don't like the "songs round the campfire" approach, but it seems to appeal to others, so it's just a matter of taste.

Hard to beat the location, so this place comes recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Juerg B wrote a review Aug 2019
Uerikon25 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice location to stay after a long drive. Very well equipped tents with comfortable beds. Very motivated and keen personnel. We stayed for 3 nights which seems to be a exception as the possibilities for day trips is not that numerous. After a long day we enjoyed sitting in the garden, watching the wallabies and sipping a cool beer!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JanKofMelbourne wrote a review July 2019
Melbourne, Australia71 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb staff and food and facilities. Lovely view of the ranges from our tent door. We had already stayed at the Purnululu Wilderness Lodge, and marvelled at the welcoming and efficient staff, the lovely facilities and excellent food, and this camp was similarly excellent (so whatever they're doing, they're doing it right). APT Wildnerness Camps are great!
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Date of stay: June 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a tent with a view of the ranges
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Sarah M wrote a review July 2014
Sydney, Australia1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I gave one star for the food which was great. The accommodation was freezing with only mesh to keep the bitterly cold night air out. We froze and ended up wearing several layers of clothes to bed. We were also woken well before 6am by the endless stream of tour bus guests pulling their suitcases past our tent, talking loudly and not generally caring about the private guests staying there. We weren't told about the facilities, meal times... and we chose to spend the afternoon at the local servo having coffee in the shade rather than sit in the only available space on site which was drowned out by loud rock music that the staff sang along to. Any chance of sitting and listening to the birds or simply appreciating the landscape behind was destroyed. Wilderness means just that. This was like a nightmare outback experience, drowned by the tour buses coming and going. They even made speeches during dinner and were told that they could have the tables nearest the camp fire. They were in groups making it very hard for private guests to even feel welcome. Two cold showers and a stuffed up booking. Add to that the fact that the tour buses ate most of the breakfast at 6.30am which wasn't replaced for the private guests. We paid an absolute premium for what turned out to be the worst stay of our lives. Add to that the tour guests that won't leave you alone at dinner - and drive you nuts with questions such as 'do the aborigines in Australia actually speak English?". Our stay at Mount Hart was 400% better and we felt like we were guests there rather than a number to be processed and spat out. This was a horrible experience as a private guest and certainly clashed with the rugged, honest beauty of the landscape outside. Not in the wilderness. Not good. Not happy. Would absolutely only recommend this if you honestly have nowhere else to stay. I should mention that the grounds get over run by cows and bulls in the evening so look out for charging bulls. Add the snorer two tents down who managed to keep everyone awake ALL night and well... I should really just hit my head with a teaspoon and be done with it. As for value for money - outrageously expensive for what you get - or don't get as in our case.
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Date of stay: June 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Away from the tour buses if you are able... and the loud music from the eating area. Ask for a...
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Answer from APTouring1
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
You can contact APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures for all APT Wilderness Lodges enquires. Cheers Astrid
crroberts wrote a tip July 2023
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay 2 nights and relax!"
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JanKofMelbourne wrote a tip July 2019
Melbourne, Australia71 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a tent with a view of the ranges"
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eduonthego wrote a tip Sept 2018
Melbourne, Australia81 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask to be at the edge of the camp"
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JaneMacG wrote a tip May 2017
Point Vernon, Australia78 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose an outer tent with views of escarpment as more private. Ours was 'Lennard'"
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Doron S wrote a tip Aug 2016
Melbourne, Australia103 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All tent are the same."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$719 - AU$742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Imintji Wilderness Camp
LOCATION
AustraliaWestern AustraliaKimberley RegionImintji
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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