Located within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, Wyndham is the oldest and
second largest town in the Shire and is the most northern town in Western
Wyndham Port was named after Lady Broome's son, Wyndham, and was
first established in 1885 as a result of the gold rush at Halls Creek. Today it
provides port access for live cattle export to Malaysia and the shipment of
sugar to Indonesia. Today, the population of Wyndham stands at around 800.
Like Kununurra, Wyndham is surrounded by cliff and gorge country and has five
rivers flowing into the Cambridge Gulf. The Cambridge Gulf is a massive waterway
providing access to recreational mariners and commercial fishing operators with
entry points into five rivers, being the Pentecost, Forrest, King, Durack and
Ord Rivers as well as numerous creeks.
Shire of Wyndham