Caravans On The Gibb River Road

by John
(Hughesdale Vic)

Obviously you would not want to take a caravan on the Gibb River Road. However, is there place to leave our van on the eastern end as we make our way across (and then go back and get it)? Is it better to do the southern road first and then do the Gibb River and leave the van on the western end?

Thanks,
John

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Response to: Caravans On The Gibb River Road


Hi John!

You are correct. You shouldn't take caravans across the Gibb River Road (unless they are dedicated, tough offroad vans). So yes, if you bring your caravan and want to do the Gibb River Road as well, then you have to leave it somewhere.

Which road you do first, and whether you leave the van in Broome/Derby or in Kununurra, does not make any difference. Either way it is a huge detour to travel the Gibb River Road without the van and to then go back and get it.

Here are some places that offer a caravan storage service:

Caravan Storage in Broome:
Broome Storage & Removals (Lucas St.) 9192 1354
Keshi Storage & Containers (Haynes St.) 9193 5343
Allied Pickfords also have a local agent in Broome and are apparently familiar with that kind of request.

Caravan Storage in Derby:
Hamlet Grove Caravan Storage (Manning Rd.) 0408 911460
Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park (Rowan St.) 9193 1055

Caravan Storage in Kununurra:
Hidden Valley Tourist Park (Weaber Plains Rd.) 9168 1790
Kununurra Engineering (Poincettia Way, near Hidden Valley) 9169 3570
Zebra Rock Gallery (Packsaddle Rd.) 9168 1114

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Comments for Caravans On The Gibb River Road

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Jan 22, 2009
Caravan storage
by: Ianan

I heard there was a station on the Gibb River Road near Derby that has van storage. If anyone knows of the farm please leave details and contact number please.

Jan 23, 2010
Van transport Kununurra to Derby
by: Keith H

Hi all
a query rather than a comment. I read in one of the Kimberley guides that it is possible to have your caravan trucked from K to D and stored til you pick it up after travelling the Gibb River road. Any knowledge of this service would be appreciated.

Jan 23, 2010
Trucking caravan
by: Birgit

I don't think you read that in one of my guides. I never wrote anything like that and am not aware of a dedicated service. You'd have a to ring around with the trucking companies and get quotes.

Maybe there was something in another reader comment on this website? My memory draws a blank, but there are hundreds of pages on this site. A bit hard to keep up with all the details.

If someone remembers anything about this, please let us know.

Feb 29, 2012
Caravan Service
by: Gouldian

Hi,

Just wondering if this type of service (transport caravan from kununurra to Broome) or vice versa end up being an option for you. I too would love to do the Gibb River Rd, but without the van, without doubling back.

Mar 22, 2013
Caravan Storage
by: Kaylene

Hi There

Just in case anyone is looking for this service. We have a yard next door to one of the Kununurra caravan parks that can be used to store caravans or vehicles. We live on the premises and it is a quiet location well away from the road. You can contact us on 08 91693570 - Kununurra Engineering. We do see an awful lot of vans and trailers in the dry here in our workshop with chassis damage and bits missing after an encounter with our darling Gibb River Road!

Mar 27, 2013
Caravan Storage
by: Birgit

Thanks for the info, Kaylene! I have added you to the list in my answer above.

Apr 13, 2013
Caravan Storage Derby
by: Ann Bell

I have tried phoning "Hamlet Grove"caravan storage , Manning Road (9191 1463) but only get a message to say please check number.

Does this place still exist for caravan storage or is this the incorrect phone number.

I would appreciate an answer as we would like to explore the Gibb River Road from Derby end

Apr 13, 2013
Caravan Storage Derby
by: Ann Bell

I have tried phoning "Hamlet Grove"caravan storage , Manning Road (9191 1463) but only get a message to say please check number.

Does this place still exist for caravan storage or is this the incorrect phone number.

I would appreciate an answer as we would like to explore the Gibb River Road from Derby end

Apr 14, 2013
Caravan storage Hamlet Grove, Derby
by: Kununurra Engineering

Hi Ann
You should be able to reach them on 0408911460 for your storage needs in Derby. Apparently they dont have a landline now.
If we can help you should you decide to go from the other end for storage or repirs you can reach us on 9169 3570.
Regards
Kaylene

Apr 15, 2013
Thanks
by: Ann

Thanks Kaylene for your help. I will definitely give you a call if we decide to go from Kununurra end.

Regards

Ann

May 04, 2013
Van Storage
by: Joanne

Hi Kaylene

We are interested in storing 2 20 feet caravans in June to travel the Gibb River Road - can you accommodate this and what is the cost and requirements?

Thanks Jo

May 05, 2013
Van Storage
by: Kununurra Engineering

Hi Joanne

You can email me on kaylene@kununurraengineering.com.au
or telephone on 08 9169 3570.

Van storage for all but the larger vans is $35 per week or part thereof. If it is for less than a week, then $8 per night is the charge. There will be no power to the vans.

I look forward to hearing from you.

The weather is just cooling down nicely here now - 37 degree C today!!

Kaylene

May 25, 2014
Van storage at Fitzroy Crossing??
by: Sue

Does anyone know if I can store my van at Fitzroy Crossing while I do the Gibb River.

May 26, 2014
Van storage Fitzroy Crossing
by: Kaylene

Hi Sue
Try here for van storage at Fitzroy Crossing;
www.caravanwa.com.au/parks/fitzroy-river-lodge-caravan-park/

Regards
Kaylene
Kununurra Engineering

Jun 28, 2014
motorhome storage Broome
by: Helen

We are going on a tour of the Kimberley - does anyone know of a safe place in Broome and how much does it cost? (per week)

Jun 28, 2014
Van storage Broome
by: Kununurra Engineering

Hi Helen

Have you tried the places listed at the top of this page?

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