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.

Any advice???

  • 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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River Crossing & Timing
by: Dave

Hey mate,

Really enjoyed your description and videos of riding the Gibb on your DR!

I'm actually considering the same trip this year on my DR. I'm planning on arriving at Windjana Gorge in late May and then heading along the Gibb to Kununurra over about a week's time.

What time of year did you do your trip? How did you go with the river crossings? Which was the worst/deepest/fastest flowing? Did you modify the bike in any way for the crossings?

Any advice you could shoot my way would be great!

Cheers,
Dave

Gibb River Road by motorcycle.
by: Colsbits99

Hi

I am plannng a trip up the Gibb River Road as part of a 30 day ride from Perth to Kununurra and return in May 2014.Doing the trip with my brother and we are both on DR650's well set up for this type of ride. We have plenty of riding experience in far worse conditions. Only last weekend we rode the Holland Track form Hyden to Collgardie with a group of guys.

We intend taking in plenty of dirt in the Midwest and Pilbara as well but not missing out on a some nice spots like Monkey Mia, Coral Bay and Quobba. Will also visit Murchison Off Road.

We always have the theory that "the more the merrier". It is great to have back up and support when things go wrong and we are happy to have ohers along for the ride. If you have a bike that is suitable for this ride and a level of experience that you consider sufficient to get you home, then give me a call.

Colin - 0437417703.

Motorcycles in the Kimberlley
by: Ray

Just spent three days riding off road around kununurra Ktm 690 bmw 650, very soft sand and sharp rocks, double g a problem and long way between fuel. A lack of premium fuel needs to be keeped in mind. Scenery is magnificent and the afternoon light with a bit of redgum playing in your helmet or Aussie hits in general doesn't go astray and back to camp for sunset over the water and a cold one, life doesn't get much better.

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