Gibb River Road with minimal baggage?

by Martin

Great site Birgit!
Our family is planning to travel from Darwin to Broome, taking in Kakadu, the Gibb River Road and the Bungle Bungles. We are travelling in July/August with our three children, ages 7,11,13. We are hiring a 4WD, with no trailer and no roof rack!

We will be taking basic camping equipment with us from Holland, consisting of two lightweight tents, sleeping bag, sleeping mats, and some basic camp stuff. Darwin will profit from our coming as we plan to buy the rest of the gear in Australia.

Is it wise to consider extra baggage room like a roof rack, considering the fact we need to take extra food and water?
Have you or other readers of this site, seen families doing the GRR with minimal baggage?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Jan 14, 2010
Kimberley with kids
by: Lisa


We travelled for 4 weeks through the Kimberley with 3 kids, 7, 10 & 15yrs last June/July. We found roof racks to be essential for carrying our clothing bags and extra water. This was particularly necessary as you will need to carry most of your grocery/food items with you. We found the limited supermarket items that were available to be extremely expensive. Most places have washing machines available for $4 or so for a load, so we only carried a weeks worth of clothing. Feel free to contact me if you have other questions; . Our family thoroughly enjoyed our Gibb River Rd trip, and highly recommend it to families.

Jan 14, 2010
Travelling with kids
by: Lisa

i agree with the last Lisa's comments and that roof racks are essential. We travelled last year with our 2 kids ages 10 and 7, we had all sleeping gear, clothes and tent on the roof. We also carried a spare tyre on the roof to make that 2 that we carried, we also had 2 jerry cans of fuel and 1 of water. We carried food supplies for a week and then some, good thing that we did because when we got to Fitzroy Crossing the supermarket had burnt down the night before. All supplies need to be obtained from the major towms with getting bread and other bits and pieces at the service stations or camp grounds. hopefully the 4WD you are hiring comes with a fridge in it because they are very handy, you should enquire about it.

Jan 14, 2010
Return to Gibb River Road with minimal baggage?
by: Serge

Hi there.

Me and my girlfriend did Gibb River Road in July 2009. Since there were only 2 of us we were fine without the roof rack but saying that even for 2 of us i wouldn't mind having one and if i did long trip again i'd get one for sure. As mentioned previously fridge running off the car i'd say is essential and a battery for it as well as in El Questo campground they didn't have powered sites as far as i can remember. Obviously with rented 4wd you'll have one spare and on top of that you might wanna get wheel repair kit plus a couple of tubes or if rented 4wd comes with 2 spares then maybe just get a repair kit and that's it. Maybe that's common sense but apart from having a torch get a lamp that you can actually put on the table while you're cooking - helps heaps. You might wanna have a couple of jerry cans on top of your roof as i saw people were doing as fuel price was getting close to 2 dollar mark out there. Shout out if you have any questions.


Jan 14, 2010
How about......?
by: Sue

Agree with the girls, a roof rack is essential. Though you will be hot more often than not, it can get cold inland, especially if you are sleeping on the ground. You might consider a rack sack, a heavy-duty DUSTPROOF bag that is purpose made for roof racks. They save a lot of grief try-ind to secure things so that they don't vibrate loose on the rough roads. Be prepared to be dusty, if not downright dirty. Get in the habit of rinsing your clothes under such showers as you may encounter, they soon dry. Being a bit of a softy, I'd surely look for a frige in the unit. They take up space, but it is tough without cooling, and you have to carry your food somewhere. Good luck, I am green with envy. It is just so, so beautiful.

Jan 14, 2010
travelling the kimberlies
by: Cam

Hi there, we also are travelling the Kimberlies around August and leaving from Townsville early July, then doing the NT first. We also have 2 kids, boys aged 9,11,13 however we have a caravan which we are taking. Would love to meet up for a campfire under the stars!! Cam

Jan 14, 2010
Gibb - roof rack or not
by: Immo

I agree with the others. A Roof Rack is essential.

At least for fire wood, second tire, water and food.

We had all our clothes we need in the car (2 kids/2 adults) with all the camping stuff. But the store on the Gibb (Mt Barnett Roadhouse) was just empty from all the other tourist. Therefore. buy everything you need in kunnunara and remember the border between NT and WA where you lost all the firewood, fruits and vegetables.

We calculated with MT Barnett and we lost. Dont do the same.

Jan 14, 2010
Kimberley with kids
by: Anthea

We did the Gibb River rd in July 09 with our girls aged 16 and 5. We had a roof rack which was essential as we carried 2 spare tyres plus 80L of water (we have dual tanks in our 4WD so we did not need fuel). On the roof rack was our tent, sleeping gear,2 spare tyres (we took 3 in total)and chairs.

The heavy stuff -food crates, cooking gear, spares/ tools and water went in the car to keep the weight off the top.

As others have suggested you need to carry all your food and water with you, we also did a 2 night detour to Michell Falls so I think all up Kununurra to Broome for us was 9 nights we allowed for. That did not include El Questro as we did that before Kununurra and Derby and Winjanna Gorge we did after Broome.

We were away 6 weeks in all and did the Bungle Bungle, Broome and Cape Leveque as well.

Fantastic region we will be back again!

Jan 14, 2010
Gibb River Road with less baggage.

Oru first trip along the Gibb River Road (and up to Kalumburu)was in 1985 with 2 children aged 11 and 13. We had a dual-cab ute with lid, but left the tailboard down and enclosed the boxes on it with canvas to keep out the dust.
and light weight tent; stools not chairs.
We did not have a frig (finally got one in 2008!); we used bush-walking stoves, not gas - much smaller and lighter and if you have a petrol vehicle you can run them on the same unleaded fuel.

Our basic food was dry, but you can boil water from rivers. 6kg rice, 2-3 kg red lentils (cook quickly and are nutritious with spices. SR flour, plain flour, bread improver, sugar, 6kg quick oats (pour on boiling water - no need to cook, and add home made muesli, powdered milk, dried fruit. Cheese, tinned but, peanut butter. 15kg potatoes, other root vegies (they keep and can be peeled) also dried mash potato, nuts, fruit cakes, jam, honey, home made pickles and chutneys, a few tins. Fresh lemons and dried herbs.

Our supplies lasted from Kununurra around to Halls Creek.

We were 6 weeks out of Melbourne - Tanami Desert, Purnululu, Kununurra, Wyndham, GibbRiver road and Kalumburu, Windjana and other gorges, back through Halls Creek and the Buchanan Highway.

Our children kept diaries when the road was smooth-er. We would not recommend pack racks especially with anything heavy on top as it can upset the centre of gravity and make driving less safe.

However you travel enjoy it - it's great country and a wonderful experience for your children.

Good luck!

Jan 14, 2010
Kimberley with Kids June/July 2009
by: Paul

G'day Martin
We did the Gibb River Rd 2 adults & 2 kids aged 15 & 16. We took a swag each for the kids and a double swag for me and the Missus no camper van no tents. We took no extra fuel as we had a long range tank on the 4x4 (rent a diesel if you can there are more places you can get fuel from & top up when you can and take out the extra insurance a single vehicle accident will cost you a small fortune I did vehicle recovery here in the Alice for several years and it cost in the high thousands if you dont have the extra insurance) We had 2x 20ltr (take more if you have room) jerry cans of water, top them up where ever you get the chance. Take 2 spare Tyres it is a must. We took dry food no fridge lots of good stuff out there if you look hard. Take a gas cartridge burner (if you take a gas bottle you will need to store it outside the vehicle)We were in a dual cab ute and fitted all we needed in the tray,(I wouldn't say a roof rack is essential, but we only carry the necessities,of course if you can't fit all you need in your car you will need a roof rack which you should be able to hire with your 4x4 along with a second spare), we stored food and clothes is sealable containers to keep the dust out. Our must see place was Mornington wilderness Camp, only a limited amont of people can be on site so its like you have all the gorges to yourself I think you can book in advance. Who are you renting your 4x4 off and what type of vehicle is it. Drive steady and enjoy the beauty Cheers Paul

Jan 14, 2010
nederlandse hulp
by: Tineke Caarls

Hallo Martin
Wij hebben pas bijna 3 maanden door Australiƫ getrokken. Het eerste gedeelte met een 4WD camper en later met een gewone auto. Met de 4WD camper hebben we van Darwin naar Perth gereden. Ook door de natuurparken die jij al noemde. Wij kunnen je heel veel info geven over de overnachtingsplekken in de die parken, het rijden over de Gibb River Road (goud geld wordt hij genoemd) en wat je allemaal extra mee moet nemen. Mail me maar als we je van dienst kunnen zijn. Groet, Tineke Caarls email:

Jan 14, 2010
GRR with children
by: Nick - UK

Hi - we travelled form Darwin to Broome in August 2009 with our children (9 & 11) and had a fantastic trip. Just thinking about it now makes me want to escape the cold British winter!

We hired a 4WD with camping kit - some of which was very worn out or not working (but you only realise that 200km down the track!). We also bought some kit in Oz.

Best buy was a mozzie dome from Oztrail- we could all sit in it and escape the flies. My wife and i also slept in it, whilst the children had a small tent brought from home.

I'd say a roof rack is essential. We carries 6 boxes of non-perishable food up there along with smoe of the camping kit. We did not bother with a tarp, but did invest in some bungees. We took a lot of tortilla wraps, tinned food, UHT milk, packet rice and pasta. We had a fridge and filled it with ham, cheese and bacon which would not go off, and bought 4-5 days worth of fresh meat as well. We were given a tip to ask the supermarkets for polystyrene brocolli boxes to carry fruit and veg. They were also very good about finding suitable cardboard boxes for the roof rack as well.

We were only provided with 1 spare tyre - which I burst on the access road to the Bungles. We got it replaces in Kununurra before heading off down the GRR - no further mishaps. Go for extra insurance we met some people who had to get a very expensive tow after the Mitchell falls road broke their car.

We had 22 days for the whole trip - not long enough! Did not go to Kakadu as we had been on a previous trip. Highlights for me were Litchfield (Bluey Hole), Karunjie Track, El Questro, Mitchell Falls, Mt Elizabeth, Beverley Springs, and of course the pool at Home Valley! I really enjoyed all the 4WD track - the steeper and more bumpy the better!

Fuel no problem as no more than 300km between fill ups - UK prices though!!

We kept the Children entertained by listening to all the Harry Potter books on the ipod.

Our lesson learned, don't let your son lock the car keys inside the Landcruiser!

Have great trip.

Jan 14, 2010
by: Joe


Roof rack or not/ Well the key point here is space and how best to utilise it.

Do you know which model of 4WD you will be hiring?

Also, do you know if it will have a cargo barrier?

A Toyota Troopcarrier of a LandRover Defender with a cargo barrier is able to carry a huge amount of gear inside and you may get away without needing a roof rack.

If you are getting something like a Patrol or a Toyota 76 Series then you will need the extra carrying space.

As someone else said, a gear sack is a great investment and try to keep the heavy components as low as possible - off the rack if you can. Gas bottles and fuel jerries should be carried outside the vehicle so the roof is the only place for them.

Enjoy the trip - it is a big change from Holland!

Jan 14, 2010
top end travel
by: Anonymous

just read most of the above comments on how much gear to carry first and formost no one seem to point out that when you get to the NT/WA border the checkpoint takes ALL YOUR PERISHABLES AND YOUR HONEY so work out what you need for one or two days supplies (depending if you are going off track before you get to the border )all the tucker in the NT is to dear to throw away there are a couple of parks you might want to look at also get some advise on tyre pressurs on the gravel rds could be the difference between a good trip and a bad trip but apart from plain commonsence dont be afraid to ask around for advice if you are not sure of anything happy holidaying
old buntine roadtrain driver

Jan 15, 2010
travel with kids
by: elly

Hai martin

Last year we travelled for two weeks with our kids (12 en 15) . we did the gibb river road and the Kimberleys. We hired a 4wd with two small tents . One ont the roof of the car and a small one.. We also hired all the equipment, including sleeping bags, towels etc.
It was great. We took a lot of water en food with us. That's enough (for us)
One tip. Check the lights that come with the car. our one was broken, we couldn't buy a new one. So we had very dark evenings en went very early to bed.

Elly from Delft (holland)

Jan 15, 2010
GRR in september
by: Martin van

Hello Martin,
We have traveled in 1 month from Darwin to Perth with our family with two cars. 5 adults and two kids of 2 and 5 years. The trip included kakadu, Katherine, kununurra, purnululu, Gibb River Road, Windjana, Tunnel Creek, Broom, Exmouth, Perth. We rented the Britz safari unit (Toyota landcruiser workmate 4.5ltr diesel) with 4 pers. tent. We sure did need the roofrack for our luggage and tent, sleeping bags and mats. The rack was used for 75%. We did not have much space in the car because of the fridge, you sure need, and camping gear and 2 little kids on the backseat. Pay attention to the max. weight of your baggage and cabin luggage. It differs per company. We were surprised that we could only take 7 kg in our hand luggage. If you want to know more you can read our experience on
Feel free to contact us, we are happy to inform you.

Jan 16, 2010
reply to advice
by: Martin (from Holland)

Thanks to all of you who replied! Much appreciated.
Here are some follow-ups
Lisa: I am Australian, but also a Dutchman. I want the best deal, so I am working out what is cheaper for us. A roof rack cost $400 to rent, but paying extra for food also cost more. I will will have to think about that one.
Lisa2: sorry, we will not have a fridge. So thats save a lot of room.
Serge: we will not buy things that may save us a bit of money during the trip, because once in Broome we head by plane to Perth. We cannot take all our stuff on the plane. I think that we will go for the higher petrol prices.
Sue: we will not take a fridge, and about the dust, we will buy some large containers in Darwin to put perishable food and our cameras/Nintendos/valuables in.
Cam: we are at Koolpin Gorge july 18-20. Nice to have a campfire there. If you take the extra suitcase for us to Broome :-).....
Immo: is a second tyre essential? Aren't the tyres that reliable than? Can I expect to have at least 2 flatties in 3 1/2 weeks?
Anthea: we do not calculate to take that much water with us. I am thinking of buying 20 * 1 litre bottled water, and then store them in nooks and crannies in the car.
dj_edwards: it sounds like you traveled light. I think we fit into your category.
The biggest challenge (and I like a challenge) is not to have too much gear which we have to discard/sell/give away in Broome. So we also will be using small fishing stools, very small light tents (they weigh together 5kg), no fridge, water in small containers, probably no extra tyre, no firewood, very little clothing (we will have warm clothing with us), coleman unleaded stove (is large in size though), small compressor to inflate tyres, small table, no extra petrol (car is fitted with 140l tank). The more times I read this last bit, I am wondering if I am not too optimistic.
When we camp in Holland, we take around 450L of stuff (3.6m3 in the CombiCamp, and 0.6m3 in the back op our small car.) A Toyota LC has 450L of room. I think that we can get by without extra luggage room.
Have you got a site with photos where I can see what you took along?
Paul: Mornington: will do that. but why the two tyres? Did you need them?
Tineke: ik neem tzt contact met je op.
Nick: Aussie dome, I'll get it in Darwin. Thanks for the tip!
Joe: Toyota Landcruiser standard.
Anon: border check, thanks!
Elly: we will take a lamp along ourselves.
de7downunder and all of you:
Is there a charity in Broome who will take in some used camping gear? Selling it is not an option, unless someone wants to buy the lot on August 5 2010?

Cheers and thanks again for your help,

Jan 16, 2010
gibb river road with kids
by: ross and jenny

hi, my husband and I travelled from south australia to broome in october 2009 with 3 kids aged 9,6 and 4 (we went up the tanami) We hired a kimberly kamper from S.A which was very handy because when we arrived at destinations at night we didn't have to worry about tired kids and tent poles. Our roof rack was always loaded with water, bbq, spare tires and 4wd recovery equipment (which is essential if you plan to travel to remote areas). A fridge is very handy, ours was running 24/7 whilst in remote areas. And make sure you buy a tarp, because Manning Gorge camp grounds are full of bindi's.

Jan 18, 2010
travelling with kids
by: Duncan McNab

i live in amsterdam, feel free to contact me (0652 483 902) or
I am an aussie married to a dutchie with two little Dozzies (they were 4 and 6 during the trip). From June 08 to feb 09 we did 35000 kms from Perth to Melbourne...through the desert, top end, gibb river, tanami etc etc...
you may like to check out the blog:

Give me a call if you wish,
and btw - we used Birgit's guide a lot through the whole Kimberley, and NT regions- GREAT ASSET!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 18, 2010
Water for GRR
by: Anonymous

Hi Martin

I felt I should explain further about our water, we did take 80L of water, for a couple of reasons. We were travelling with another family of 6 who only had room for 40L, so the extra water was to cover them for emergencies.

We also travelled up from Adelaide up the Oodnadatta track and then from Alice Springs on the Tanami track through the desert. For these sections we camped "bush" ie not in camping areas so we had to have enough water for 10 people not only for drinking but washing up extra.

In most of the national parks/camping areas from Darwin to Broome you should be able to access water (from taps or creeks) however this is not always drinking quality.Some people we meet used water purification tablets.

When we did the walk to Mitchell Falls (about 2-3 each way) in 39oC heat we took and used 7L of water just for the 4 of us.

Jan 20, 2010
spare wheel essential
by: Anonymous

We travelled the GRR with a 3 and a 5 yrs old. Depending on the car, extra store room is essential. The reason is food and water supply. However, one of the most important is that you take two quality spare wheels with you and a good range of tools. The most breakdowns happening are damaged wheels. So you should be cautious how to organize the space on your roof!

Mar 06, 2010
Travelling with 4 kids
by: Anonymous

We did the Kimberley last June/July with 4 kids aged 14,12,7 and 7. It was fantastic. We had the back of the Prado partitioned off so we could still fit a child up the back. We had our tent, bedding and clothes on the roof in a rack sack (essential) and managed to fit everything else in the back of the car. It was a real jigsaw but everything fitted including 2 x 20L of water, 6 fold up chairs, gas stove and 2 small gas bottles We also had a water tank fitted under the back of the car (another 20L).
We lost 3 tyres on our trip - 2 spares were essential.

Apr 27, 2010
Just returned from the GRR
by: Max Rutkowski

Hi Martin,

We have just returned from a trip to the Kimberley. We spent just over 3 weeks there. It was absolutely magnificent.

Anyway, I have read your question and feedback from various travellers. I felt it necessary to write in as in your summary you mention that you are planning to only take one spare wheel with you.

I would strongly advise you against this and to take two. We did the GRR east to west without incident (worth mentioning). After spending a few days in Broome and Cape Leveque we decided to return along the GRR as we missed a few gorges.

On our return trip I spiked two tyres within a few kms of each other. The closest station was some 85kms away. I would also like to add that my vehicle is fitted with brand new very good quality off road tyres, most rentals are fitted with tyres that are most suitable for sealed roads.

I met a few other travellers that also had punctures and in one case a totally shredded tyre.

I can best sum it up in this phrase - Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Enjoy your trip.

Oct 17, 2010
Experiences- after our trip through northern Australia
by: Martin

Hi Birgit and fellow travellers,

After all the good advice from fellow travellers, and of course reading your guide books, we headed to Australia. I am sorry that I did not take up the offers to email/ring those who wanted to give more advice. The last weeks before our departure where quite hectic.
We took most of our camping gear. 5 sleeping bags, 5 mats, two small tents, 5 small pillows, coleman dual burner stove, cooking utensils and pans, two chairs. In Darwin we bought 3 chairs, 2 tarps, a small compressor from SCA, frypan at coles ($7).

We did not book a roofrack with Thrifty, but we did order an extra spare wheel (which we did not need on the trip). Because Thrifty mucked up the booking, we got a new Prado with roofrack, and that was just as well, because we couldn't have done without. To those reading this, do not attempt to travel with 5 people in a big 4wd, without extra room on top. On top we had 3 bags, and an extra wheel. Thats all. The bags we covered with a tarp.
In Darwin we had trouble getting basic plates/cups from supermarkets/department stores, and the camping stores only had expensive stuff. So if you want to tent the kimberley, take as much as you can on the plane (if coming by plane).
Crocodylus park was worth a visit.
Other places worth a visit are, the 4wd camp at Florence falls, get in early though. Buley rock pool is worth a whole day visit.
We also went to Koolpin Gorge, but got info at the roadhouse that a croc was sighted in the last week at the lower pool. We stayed at UDP, and did a day trip to KG. Just before the camp site there is a path to the second pool, which is breathtaking!!!. The walk in takes about 20 min. Stay at the second pool though, the walk to the third is not recommended for smaller children.
Other highlights were the sunset at Home Valley, near the 4wd camp. We camped on the grass near the homestead. We did not got to El Questro, because we were put off the long walk in to the gorges, and the crowded camping grounds.
After scones at Ellenbrae (is nothing more to see there), we visited Mt Elizabeth. We did both gorges from ME, the second is a day trip, with a long walk in. But is was sensational!! Gorge, waterfall, rock paintings, sandy beach, fish, it has it all. (Wununurra Gorge)
Charnley Station was disappointing, bracken water at the nearest swimming hole. We left the next morning.
Another highlight was Bell Gorge. Well recommended! Kids jumped off the rocks for hours. We even went in the next day, got in at 8 o'clock in the morning.
Travelling the Gibb was quite easy, the bit up to the Kalumbaru turnoff was somewhat rough, but at no times hard to drive.

this is part 1

Oct 17, 2010
Experiences- after our trip through northern Australia, Part 2
by: Martin

Take care when driving, and drive slow and let your tyres down. Advice is to minimise the chance of a puncture, and it helped us. It also prevents accidents.

On the GRR we came across one truck, so obviously out of season for transporting cattle.

Mt Hart station was a very nice drive in. Campsite is very good! Getting a cold beer was also great. (We travelled without a fridge)

Broome tip: Gregs astro tours, thoroughly enjoyed a night out star gazing with Greg showing us the wonderful night sky.

Fish and chips at the Derby jetty: only buy the combo with barramundi.

Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek is definitly worth a visit, but make sure you have your bathers on. The two crocs we saw lurking in the dark water (we saw their red eyes) made it an exciting adventure.

Overall tips (with kids).
1. must have nintendos/psp for the kids, and a sine invertor in the car to charge them up.
2. roofrack
3. hard plastic water containers (coles/woolies)
4. buy a table
5. hand lines
6. When packing, make sure your good footwear is accessible.
7. picnic rug!!! Used it all the time.
8. take time at Home Valley, Bell Gorge, and the Katherine Gorge camping ground, Cable Beach. All excellent swimming locations.
9. Let children walk up front. They set the pace and don't get demotivated.
10. early to bed, early to rise.
11. hire a family set at Cable Beach.
12. drive slow and let your tyres down on the GRR.
13. Enjoy the moment. What I mean by that is that when you see the photos later at home, you realise that is was very special.

We found on the whole the facilities, toilets and showers clean and neat. Windjana and Bell Gorge showers where cold. But it was refreshing!
Only the 4wd camps were very basic.
Broome caravan park, the first one that you come across when you come into Broome has a great swimming pool. But then again, Broome has a great beach.

We had a great holiday, and now realise that is was the best holiday ever. I would recommend to anybody, do not wait, buy Birgit's book, and prepare for a holiday in one of the worlds truely majestic landscapes.
Someone asked me, wasn't it very much all the same?
I think that is some extent true, but the NT and Kimberley offer open spaces, vast landscapes, travelling in a remote part of the world, meeting up with people who are all on an adventure of a lifeime, chance to build a fire and boil the billy, catch a barramundi (in my case a bream/brim), visit gorges all on your own, (following pink lint trail), meeting up with Taffy and his dingos at Mt Hart, swimming at Cable Beach, jumping off the rocks at Bell Gorge, sleeping at UDP falls surrounded by lots of spiders, coming across snakes and other wildlife.
When you sum it up, it is not all the same. It was for me and my wife and kids an experience of a lifetime.

Take care enjoy what God has made out there in Northern Australia.

greetings from Aduard
Martin (and Mariette, Robin, Esther and Amy)

Oct 17, 2010
Thank you!
by: Birgit

Oh wow, thank you so much, Martin, for taking the time to write up your experiences and tips in that much detail!

I'll mention this in the next newsletter to make sure people see it.

Sounds like it was an awesome trip. That always makes me really happy to hear:-).

Btw, the gorges at Charnley River are pretty neat, too. (Though admittedly no match for Wunamurra, one of my favs as well for sure!)

Sounds like you only saw Donkey Pool. I imagine that would be a bit disappointing.

Jun 08, 2012
How many litres of Water
by: Anonymous

We are planning a 6 week trip from Melbourne to Broom, using kununara then the Gibb river road, onto derby, Broome then home via Fitzroy crossing halls creek bungle bungles etc. 2 adults 2 children 9 and 14years. Hopefully seeing everything that we can.

How much water do we need to carry, knowing that we will fill up as we go along? We will be towing an off-road jayco van. Start with leaving Melbourne in August. Should we bring a tent for areas that we can't bring the van into?

Thanks for any info.

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