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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