4wd snorkel needed for Gibb River Road?

Does our 4wd need a snorkel to go along the Gibb River Road at the start of season?

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Jan 26, 2009
Snorkel is recommended
by: Birgit

Would I recommend a snorkel? Yes, definitely.

Is it needed, as in essential? Possibly.

If start of the season means as soon as the Gibb River Road Road opens, then you will need one.

A few weeks later it may look different. Then it depends what car you have ("our 4wd" is a bit vague in that respect...), how high the air intake is and where exactly you want to go.

If you have a set date at which you will travel then I recommend you fit a snorkel, since it is impossible to predict just how deep the crossings will be when you get here.

A snorkel will always give you added security, more freedom of choice (where to go) and peace of mind.

There is another aspect to consider. The Gibb River Road is extremely dusty. By raising the air intake above your roof you will also be doing your engine a favour.

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