Taking dogs along Gibb River Road

by Cathy
(Wyndham)

Can I take my dog along the Gibb River Road? Or are there too many national parks?

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Jul 04, 2008

by: Birgit

Hi Cathy,

That depends what you mean. Too many national parks for what?

I already answered a very similar question previously, here:


Travelling through the Gibb River Road area with dogs


It depends what you want to see and where you want to stop. All gorges are either national parks or private land, so either you can't take dogs at all or you need to get permission.

You can't access the Mitchell Plateau, Lennard Gorge or Bell Gorge. The Mornington Sanctuary is also off limits and so is El Questro and Home Valley. You could call into Adcock and Galvans Gorge. For Manning Gorge you'd have to ask Mt. Barnett Roadhouse.

Also consider where you will stop for the night. Most of the commonly used camping areas do not allow dogs.

I personally wouldn't take my dog, but of course you can take yours if you want to. It's a personal decision, not an absolute can or can't rule. I have some other readers who are taking their dogs and they have made arrangements with a couple of stations to spend a night.

But they don't live here. They are travelling around Oz with their dogs and have no choice but to take them. If you live in Wyndham and will return to Wyndham after your trip, it may be easier to leave the dog at home. But it really all depends on your own priorities and on what you want to get out of the trip.

Mar 14, 2010
dogs and trvelling with them
by: Anonymous

too many parks so that your dog cant do anything cant go any where and generally is ostrasized as per most of australia.......which is very unfortunate for those who understand the love of a dog. I am referrring to well behved dogs some I dmit are not just like people who also leve mess after them in the bush

Jan 16, 2012
So Sad!
by: Anonymous

It is sad when you're not being able to take a beloved member of the family with you. I was planning on making arrangements to leave Sam, either at a vet's or a kennel, so I could enjoy this wondeful part of the country, in June/July.

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