Adventurous Kiwi's take on the Gibb

by Donna

My husband and I travelled the Kimberley and Gibb River Road May 2009. What a great holiday. We arrived in Broome and picked up our 4wd Camper and set off along the highway on our 10 day trip.

We found by the time we reached the Gibb River Road we knew the camper inside out and could set up camp with ease. I had spent a lot of time planning our trip because we were on a tight schedule. It was a good time to go because every thing was open and it wasn't dripping in tourists yet. The weather was great average 33 degrees but one thing I found hard was it got dark sooo early. By 6pm it was all over!!!!

We got up and going early, did all the walks before lunch, when it was cooler and travelled in the afternoon to the next destination. When travelling on the Gibb River Road because of the grids/watercrossings/corrugations/animals/photos it takes twice as long to get anywhere. Take this into account when planning.

Make sure you carry plenty of water and don't let your beer rattle around on rough roads as the friction splits the cans and you have beer everywhere. As for the RED dust, you get used to it.

Must sees: Bungles / Geikie Gorge / Lake Argyle / Bell , Emma, Manning, Windjana gorges / Tunnel Creek.

I have read alot of bad stuff about El Questro but we had a great time there and would have liked to stay longer and explored more. It has so much to offer.

Overall this was an awesome holiday and we will definitely be back in the near future to experience the Kimberley we missed this trip.
If you are looking for a holiday with the outdoors, sun and adventure try the Kimberley, you won't regret it.
Thanks Birgit for the guides, they really helped with the planning and you cover all aspects, good & bad.
Happy holidays
Donna & David

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Kiwis on the Gibb
by: Birgit

Thanks, Donna and David, for the kind words. Much appreciated.
And thanks for sharing your experiences here.
I like your list of things that slow you down on the Gibb. So true :-). If it's not one thing, it's another... Especially those photos!

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