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KNOWN as ‘Winyba’ to the lo­cal Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, this spot on the Ord River is not well-known or of­ten vis­ited. While there are a cou­ple of rea­son­able bush camps along the Ord be­low Ku­nunurra, the track to Sandy Beach is found about 10km down­stream from But­tons Cross­ing along Parry Creek Road. But­tons Cross­ing, just off the main road, is a good place to wild-camp on the edge of the river.

Once at the junc­tion to Sandy Beach the track winds across rel­a­tively flat grassy plains to come to the wide grav­elly bed of the river. There’s a gravel bar here and the river is shal­low, but deeper pools ex­ist both up­stream and down­stream. There is rea­son­able camp­ing back from the wa­ter’s edge among the trees and scrub. You can launch a small tin­nie here and there’s some good fish­ing, but be aware of the big crocs that in­habit the area.

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