Below is the video version. Thanks, Andy, for allowing me to embed it!
A three week adventure around the Kimberley and on "the Gibb" in 'Marlene', our rental pop-top Troopy camper. Starting in Broome then travelling to Mornington and on to the Mitchell Plateau. Then to Kununurra and the Bungles before Wolfe Creek crater and back home again with a few mishaps in between.
The Full Story
Part 1: Over The Range Flying in from the UK and arriving in Broome we pick up our Troopy. We start on the Gibb River Road for Hil's first ever time camping before having a couple of mishaps on our way to Bell Gorge!
Part 3: Up The Mitchell Despite just about everyone we met telling us not to, we decided to brave the Kalumburu Road via Drysdale River Station to get to the Mitchell Falls.
Part 4: Get Me Back To The Gibb Setting off from Mitchell Falls heading to Home Valley Station... a mere 423 kms away but it's not long before another mishap!
Part 5: El Questro To Diggers Heading over the Pentecost to El Questro to see the gorges and the fabulous Branco's Lookout. Then finally completing the Gibb River Road heading on to Wyndham and Diggers Rest.
Part 6: Karunjie to Kununurra I almost scare myself half to death on the Karunjie Track, which made the Kalumbaru Road/Mitchell Falls Road seem positively smooth as silk! What it lacked as a road surface it made up for in stunning views and memories. Then on to Kununurra.
Part 8: Back To The Bitumen After seeing the China Wall at Halls Creek we go to see Wolfe Creek Crater on the Tanami Track, before heading back to the finish line in Broome/Cable Beach via Fitzroy Crossing and Geikie Gorge.
Addendum: Outback Back Out Cable Beach wasn't quite the journey's end for us, we had another night in Broome at the Roey before flying back home.
On arrival home the first thing we did was book another rental troopy for the same time in 2011!
Hope you enjoy the videos.
Andy & Hil Oxford, UK
Videos of our Kimberley/Gibb Adventure in a Rental Troopy