March Fly Glen – Bells Gorge

As always, there’s a strategy. This time, the strategy was to make it to our next campsite early enough to snag a good spot, then head  up to Bells Gorge. Not far from Lennard River is the aptly named Queen Victoria’s Head which forms part of the Napier range.  We couldn’t resist a photo as we drove past!


On the way Kris checked Wikicamps en-route and spotted a free camp with the rather unappealing name March Fly Glen only a few kms from the turn off into the gorge. Hoping it was not literally named, we pulled in to check it out.  It was neat and tidy with picnic tables and fire BBQ plates, so we decided to stay in this delightful little camp and save Alice another 60 km of corrugations in and out of Bells Gorge and its campsite, the ever busy Silent Grove.

P1050766March Fly Glen

After a quick setup and an early lunch, we locked up the van and drove into Bells. This stunning gorge is fed by a modestly flowing river which disappears over an infinity pool style edge before tumbling down a 10 meter cascade into a huge and very deep pool at the bottom.

DSC_4333The bottom of Bells.

We walked to the bottom of the falls first, had a swim in the warm water (25 C), then spent a lazy hour chatting to fellow travellers lounging in the top infinity pool whilst the boys busied themselves building a stepping stone access route across the river. A really top spot that you could easily lose a day in.

P1050763The view downstream walking back up to the top.

DSC_4339The view upstream from the top of Bells Gorge.


Relaxing on the edge.



Back at the campsite, the new moon brought out a brilliant jewel filled sky, with an eerie sound track of dingoes howls as the fire cooled and the kids fell asleep.


4 thoughts on “March Fly Glen – Bells Gorge

  1. WOW!! That is the best sky photo i have ever seen. Les and I loved Bells Gorge and had so much fun climbing over the rocks and walking around. we were one of the few who didn’t swim as we were so busy just exploring and of course camera in hand.