Gibb River Road - Did it with no Jack !

by Mark
(Adelaide, SA)

We rented a Pajero from Europcar in Broome complete with 2 spares etc. Lo and behold - on our first puncture at Bells Gorge we discovered the jack was not working - leaking oil from the seals and we had to borrow a jack from a fellow tourist who drove a Pajero.

All fine, right? Not for the second flat we had about 2 hours later, and we had to wait for someone to help us close to darkness falling. We ended up having to drive to Home Valley from Imitji in the dark, and at slow speed to avoid another puncture as there is NOBODY on the Gibb after dark !

The bush fires we drove past didn't help - it was really controlled burning being carried out, but we didn't know that and it was terrifying!

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