23 days Broome to Broome (parents with 4 year old), Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau and Bungle

by Peter

I would greatly appreciate comments on our proposed itinerary. Have rented a serious 4 wheel drive and plan to do camping with an occasional dinner out. I would love to go on the Duncan Road but I don't think I can fit it in. I have been wanting to do this trip since I was knee high to a grass hopper.

Greatly appreciate your book and have purchased the HEMA atlas.

My strategy is to be on the move for 2-3 days interrupted with 2-3 days in a particular area to absorb the place.

If the Mitchell Plateau is still closed by the time we leave Windjana, we will just go in the opposite direction to the proposed plan.

Would also like to get away from the crowd but I am a realist. Would also liked to have seen Cape Leveque but maybe next time.

Proposed Plan:

Day 0 Arrive Broome

Day 1 Broome; see visitor centre, croc farm, Cable Beach, stair case view of the moon

Day 2 Broome to Derby; Horizontal Waterfalls flight, then to Windjana Gorge. (Maybe I can see the Horizontal Falls flying from Broome on day 1 and hence miss Derby)

Day 3 Windjana Gorge
- Tunnel Creek then to Bell Gorge. (How do I get to Bell Gorge early to get a good creek site to feed the mozzies).

Day 4 Bell Gorge to Mornington reserve
Day 5 Mornington
Day 6 Mornington
Day 7 Mornington to Manning Gorge
Day 8 Manning Gorge to Drysdale Station
Day 9 Drysdale to Mitchell Plateau
Day 10 Mitchell Plateau
Day 11 Mitchell Plateau to Drysdale Station
Day 12 Drysdale to Ellenbrae
Day 13 Ellenbrae to El Questro
Day 14 El Questro
Day 15 El Questro
Day 16 El Questro to Kununurra (via Grotto)
Day 17 Kununurra
Day 18 Kununurra to Bungle
Day 19 Bungle
Day 20 Bungle
Day 21 Bungle to Fitzroy Crossing
Day 22 Fitzroy Crossing
Day 23 Fitzroy Crossing to Broome
Day 24 Broome; fly home

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Looks good to me
by: Birgit

Hi Peter,

I don't really have any comments. That looks excellent to me.

Unfortunately there is no way to guarantee or even improve chances to get one of the creek side campsites at Bell Gorge, other than standing next to the board in the morning when the ranger puts out the tags.

Some days you can get lucky and there are still a couple tags left later, or someone who grabbed a tag in the morning changes their mind and returns it, but other than keep your fingers crossed and hope for such luck there isn't anything you can do.

I agree with your decision to bypass Cape Leveque. As wonderful as it is, you can't squeeze in everything and it's good to see that you don't try to.

I think you will find that you will be able to get away from the crowds with that itinerary :-).

Have a great trip!

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