Gibb River Road Questions from Readers

Below you can find all reader questions about "the Gibb". (And answers, of course!)

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What Other Readers Have Asked

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Is it too wet to travel the Gibb River Road December? 
I am keen to drive to Kununurra, just myself and my dog, this December 2010. I have December and January to travel and really want to head to the Kimberley. …

Power supply on the Gibb River Road and across the Kimberley 
The 4WD camper that we are hiring for our Gibb River Road /Kimberley trip relies on 240V for the Engel to get cold - there isn't a back up system. It …

Gibb River Road with minimal baggage? 
Great site Birgit! Our family is planning to travel from Darwin to Broome, taking in Kakadu, the Gibb River Road and the Bungle Bungles . We are travelling …

Kimberleys and Gibb River Road by Motorcycle 
My husband and I are thinking of riding from Darwin to Perth by motorcycle (BMW 1500 GS). Do you think the off road sections like the Gibbs Road will …

Gibb River Road with small kids 
We are planning a Gibb River Road trip in June with our 8 month old and 2 year old in hired 4WD bush cruiser. Since our initial excitement we have had …

Mobile, internet reception along Gibb River Road 
My parents are travelling the Gibb River Road leaving Kempsey NSW 10 May. They would like to watch ABC news and speak to us occasionally. Can you tell …

Standard caravans on the GRR 
Have read all the advice given about caravans and the Gibb River Road . But didn't find the one I wanted. We intend doing the GRR this year in mid to …

Spare Tyres for the Gibb River Road 
We are heading to the Kimberley in May, exploring Gibb River Road etc. and have a question about spare tyres. We intend to have All Terrain tyres and …

Sunrise/Sunset on Gibb River Route  
Could anybody give me an idea what time sunset and sunrise would be on the Gibb River Road route during period 10th April-18th April 09? Guess what …

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? -- Related Reader Pages: Do I really need a 4WD for …

Dogs on the Gibb River Road 
G'day B, just wondering about the Gibb River Road and if it's ok to have our dog come with us? I know that the King Leopold Rangers Conservation Park …

Main points of interest on the Gibb River Road 
I'm Eric from Tahiti. Mid-May 2009, I'll drive along the Gibb River Road . I planned to spend 4 days and 3 nights between Kununurra and Derby. Do you …

Off-Road Caravans on the Gibb River Road 
I'm contemplating towing a 16 foot Regal Off-Road van (single axle - independent suspension) on the Gibb River Road , with the option of heading out to …

Wheelchair accessibility of attractions on Gibb River Road 
I am thinking of taking the family on the Gibb River Road and was wondering if the attractions along the way are accessible by wheelchair as I have MS …

Taking a dinghy along the Gibb River Road? 
I've planned to travel the Gibb River Road next April for fishing as well as for sight seeing. You mentioned a few times that bringing a camping trailer …

Buying a Suzuki for Gibb River Road 
We're in the process of buying a new car, and we were interested in getting a medium sized 4WD like a Suzuki Grand Vitara, so we could get about the NT …

Towing a caravan on the Gibb River Road 
We are planning a trip from Darwin to Perth in July 2009 and have been told we could tow our 20ft full van with our Prado on the Gibb River Road . We …

Aboriginal art sites 
My wife is an Aboriginal art junkie (used to teach dot painting to Japanese exchange students) but knows xray art and studied Bradshaw and Wadjina. We …

Mobile phone communication along Gibb River Road 
Hi, we are travelling to the Kimberleys next week, including the Gibb River Road . Due to the illness of a family member I would like to know how good …

Silent Grove - Bell Gorge camp sites 
Birgit, I have your excellent ' Destination Kimberley ' (I wish I'd known about it years ago ... I can now throw away all the printouts from tens of websites …

Taking dogs along Gibb River Road 
Can I take my dog along the Gibb River Road ? Or are there too many national parks? Related questions: Travelling through the Gibb River Road …

Travelling the Gibb River Road in May 2009 
We are thinking of booking self drive 4WD itinerary from Darwin to Broome via the Gibb River Road with stops arranged. We are concerned that the river …

Which direction of the Gibb River Road is better? 
If we only travel the Gibb River Road one way, is it better to travel from Broome to Kununurra or vice versa? Please consider also the accommodation …

Motorhoming the Gibb River Road 
We own a 10.5 meter motorhome based on a bus chassis. Behind it we tow a Suzuki Grand Vitara XL7 4WD. We are hoping to travel to the area next year. …

Gibb River Road in Subaru Forester 
TNT magazine just had an article about a couple of backpackers who did the Gibb River Road in a VW Combi. I'm planning to do it this July (I'll …

Jack's Waterhole 
We are travelling the Gibb River Road in July this year (yes, we know, very busy) and would like to know if Jack's Waterhole is closed for camping and …

2wd for road to Drysdale River Station? 
My wife & I will be leaving Victoria in 4 weeks time to begin an around Australia adventure lasting 18 months. We will be travelling in a 2wd bus (Nissan …

Towing Jayco Outback to Gibb River Road 
In reading the stories I see you are saying it is accessible to most areas. Does that include the Mitchell Falls area or would it be advisable to leave …

Vehicle Suitability for Gibb River Road 
My question relates to the suitability of our vehicle for the Gibb River Road, particularly as you point out the importance of your vehicle's clearance. …

Gibb River Road: additional insurance for rented 4wd needed? 
Renting a 4WD is not cheap and the standard level of insurance leaves a very large excess. Damage to the underbody doesn't appear to be covered. As reasonably …

Gibb River Road with camper trailer? 
We are thinking to do the Gibb River Road in June next year, towing a camper trailer. We are travelling from Victoria around Oz with a Jayco Outback …

Travelling through the Gibb River Road area with dogs 
We plan to do the Gibb River Road with our dogs. Do you see many people travelling with a dog through the Gibb River Road area? I know our plan will have …

Do I really need a 4WD for the Gibb River Road? 
Hey, I just have a really simple question. Is it possible to drive with a two wheel drive through the Gibb River Road or is it really necessary …

Caravans On The Gibb River Road 
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 …

Gibb River Road In June 
We're nervous about doing the 4WD roads - the Gibb River Road itself and all the roads off it - given that we're 4WD virgins! We are thinking about coming …

Brisbane to Broome on bicycle via Gibb River Road  
My husband, father in law and step brother are planning on riding their push bikes from Brisbane to Broome , leaving in 7 days. They are considering riding …



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