There isn’t much to make you want to take the turnoff from the main highway to visit this dusty and muddy town. Derby’s attractions include a prison built from a boab tree that has a girth of 14.7m and Myall’s bore, a 120m-long cattle trough, which is the longest in the southern hemisphere. Derby’s 11m tides are the highest in Australia.
2 Clarendon Street, Derby
Tel (08) 9191 1426
Open Jan-Mar Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-noon; Apr-May Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm; Jun-Aug Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm; Sep Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm; Oct-Dec Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-noon
Greyhound (tel 1300 473 946) coaches stop outside the visitor information centre on Clarendon Street. Greyhound goes to Broome and Darwin.
15 Clarendon Street, Derby
Tel (08) 9193 2924