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 apparently isn't connected to the battery/electrics of the van in order to charge whilst the vehicle is running like they often do.

So my question is - which camping places along the Gibb River Road offer power (roughly within the itinerary outlined below) so that we can get the Engel cold or do we have to rely on ice??

We only need power every couple of nights - we actually prefer bush camping too.

We are flying in and out of Broome and "ideally" will visit Windjana Gorge, (1st night) then continue thru the Gibb River Road stopping for nights at Mornington WS (2) , Drysdale River Station, Mitchell Falls (2), Ellenbrae, El Questro, Kununurra, Bungle Bungle, Halls Creek, Willare Bridge, then up the Bedunburra Road to Cape Leveque for the last night.

Do the APT camps offer power? If so - where are they again?

You may have already mentioned this in your book but I have missed it.
We have found your e-book invaluable whilst planning our trip through the Kimberleys!!!

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May 15, 2010
Power at campgrounds along Gibb/across Kimberley
by: Birgit

The APT camps aren't campgrounds so they are no good to you. APT offers accommodation in safari style tented cabins. Attentive hosts, gourmet dinner, crisp linnen... that kind of thing. (Not sure if there's chocolate on the pillow at night.)

The reason I rarely mention power in the detailed description of sites and campgrounds is that there generally isn't any. No power in national parks, no power along the Gibb except for Home Valley Station and a few sites at Drysdale.
You can get powered sites at Kooljaman at Cape Leveque.

And that's it. Other than that you are stuck with the caravan parks in the towns and at the roadhouses.

That's why so often you find campgrounds with separate areas for people with generators.
Many people need regular power like you do, so many people travel with generators. You may want to look at hiring one.

Jul 16, 2010
One exception...
by: Steve

There is one place that can provide power on the Gibb. Drysdale River Station does have some powered sites. We used one in May (yes, during the rain), and it was all fine. But that's the only one we came across, so if you really need 240V for a fridge then a generator is the only option. But there can be restrictions on when you can run generators, so it will require some thought.

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