A Guide to the Gibb River Road and Pentecost River by Motorbike
by Adrian Power
If you were like me and wanted to ride your motorbike / motorcycle across the Gibb River Road and especially the Pentecost River, you would have done some searches and realised there really isn't any helpful information out there. So here are the videos of the 4 days of our Gibb River Road motorbike experience & I hope it inspires you to do the trip.
The Kimberley and Gibb were absolutely incredible, some of the best riding, scenery and experiences of my life. Part 3 has the Pentecost River Motorbike Crossing.
Make sure you consider carefully that your fuel economy on sand will be much less than on the highway.
Camp sites are all very good but you will need to carry enough water and food to get you through your planned route.
Let someone responsible know where you are going and have an emergency plan.
If you're travelling alone, see if you can take spare tyres, tubes, tyre irons and CO2 inflators, however keep weight and therefore fuel economy in mind.
Day 1 - Gibb River Road by Moto: Leaving Broome after 6 months. Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, the Ice Cream Shop in the Middle of no-where.... and night time river crossings to Silent Grove. I hit and killed a wallaby and wounded a galah on the bike, very sad.
Day 2 - Gibb River Road by Moto: We came 10cms from a snake and jumped off a cliff at Bells Gorge. Lots more river crossings, rain and fun J
Day 3 - Gibb River Road by Motor: A swim at Manning Gorge followed by the Pentecost River crossing which has been a personal goal for the 6 months I lived in the Kimberley and the reason I bought the DR650.
Day 4 - Gibb River Road by Motor: Zeebeedee Springs, El Questro Gorge, four wheel driving on the Explosion Track, Pigeon Point and finishing the Gibb River Rd just after sunset.
B's note: A big Thank You to Adrian, who specifically rewrote this page for KimberleyAustralia.com readers and allowed me to republish it here.
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