Mitchell Falls trip 2013

by Christine Curran

Travelling along the Gibb River Road was all about the Mitchell Falls for us. In our 100 series Land Cruiser and Rooftop Tent we set out from Drysdale River Station and passed the Bradshaw Art site, that was amazing. Saw a snake but he was going in opposite direction thank goodness.

The road into Mitchell campground is pretty rough in places but the scenery makes up for that. I was lookout while hubby drove as some corners are blind and to drive in the middle of the road to avoid holes etc. is a must. The campground is well maintained, good toilet block and each site has a firepit but you must take your own wood.

We walked into the falls and must say it was very interesting passing by some lovely palms, plants and the Big Mertens Falls. We chose to chopper out, well worth the $115.00 each. Just give yourself enough time to have a swim in the Mitchell River before the chopper comes to get you. The view over the Admiralty Gulf is amazing, just shows how remote this part of Australia is.

There was plenty of water over the falls in June and the sun was not too hot. Take plenty to drink.

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