Taking a dinghy along the Gibb River Road?

I've planned to travel the Gibb River Road next April for fishing as well as for sight seeing. You mentioned a few times that bringing a camping trailer along is not suitable. How about a little boat trailer and is it worth it? I'm afraid that there are too many waterfalls to even drive that dinghy. How far off the main track would I have to go to find suitable waterways?

Thank you for your time and help!

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Oct 16, 2008
If you like your fishing take your dinghy
by: Birgit

Well, if you go in April you may well be able to use that dinghy right on the Gibb River Road itself...

Kidding aside, camping trailers are fine, provided they were designd for real off road use. It's only caravans that you shouldn't take. (And even there, the tough offroaders will get through, if towed at a sensible speed.)

There is a chance but certainly no guarantee the Gibb River Road will be open all the way in April. More likely the rivers will still be too high. But the fishing will be a lot better than it would be later in the season!

The road up to Kalumburu (that's where all the cars towing boat trailers are headed) will definitely still be closed.

Is it worth it? If you love fishing then you want a boat up here, though it does depend where exactly you will be going. There isn't much fishing on the usual sightseeing route, but there is on the big rivers (eg Pentecost and King) and up towards the coast. There are also creeks and estuaries in Broome, the Ord River and Keep River out of Kununurra...

There is good fishing in a million of places. It's just a matter of taking the time to get the locals to reveal the best locations :-).

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