Travelling around the Kimberley

by Amelia
(Victoria )

The Jayco off-road caravan

The Jayco off-road caravan

My family and I are thinking of travelling around Western Australia and then going up to the Kimberley and we are wanting to take an off-road caravan around the Kimberley, can we?

We don't really have any other types of accommodation other than taking the caravan. We don't want to stay in a tent or stay in motels. We love caravaning! The caravan will be hired, so are there any hiring caravan companies around WA?

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Nov 30, 2008
Caravans and camper trailers
by: Birgit

Amelia, you can do whatever you like :-). If you love caravanning, of course you can go caravanning.

The Kimberley is a big place with many attractions. Some of them even the big air-conditioned coaches can get to, some only a good 4WD with a good driver will be able to access.

If you are towing a caravan you are limited in where exactly can go. How limited depends on the type of caravan.

And by the way, the photo you uploaded isn't a caravan, that's an off-road camper trailer and you can take those just about anywhere. Might be the perfect option for you! (Though the quality of camper trailers varies. As with vans, some are off-road only by name...)

Please, download the free guide and read it, and dig through this site as well, especially the Gibb River Road and Bungles reader questions. This topic has been discussed many times in various forms, and if you read through all the different questions and answers you should end up with a good idea on what to expect.

(Or totally confused :-).)

If you only want the van for the Kimberley there is

They are located in Broome and they do hire camper trailers. (They have six of them, so if you plan to travel during peak season you better reserve one of them well ahead.)

Hope that helps some.

Sep 24, 2009
the kimberlys
by: Anonymous

it was a great trip for all of us

Jul 23, 2013
Gibb river road
by: Ian

Just got back from the Kimberly and had a great trouble free trip. The preparation for this trip pays off. After 6,500 kilometres the family was still happy to get back in the car. We towed a Jayco expander off road behind a 2010 Prado. The road is corrugated but just drive to the condition. Always back yourself as people on the road have their view good or bad. It is your holiday, take your time. I did not take a grease gun and I which that I did. Keep the shackles on the van well greased as they will cop a flogging. Dust got in but it was expected. If anyone would like some more info about the trip I would be happy it shares my experience.

Jun 03, 2015
by: MARY

Just wondered did you leave your van anywhere on the Gibbs River Road to explore just in your 4WD? We have an off road van but thought to explore the Kimberleys we could camp and unhitch, then go exploring.

Jun 04, 2015
Going off road with van
by: Spin

Hi There,

Yes go for it. Just slow down with the surface is ruff. Drop the pressure in the van tires by 15%. And just slow down and enjoy the country. We were up there 3 years ago with an expanda poptop. Some times we were driving at walking speed. Haha and loved it!!!
Take a grease gun and grease the shackle springs every day on the van. This is a must, an absolute must. Make sure the stone guards under the van cover all of the items that the stones can hit. As when the roads (dirt) are good you will drive at speed and this is when the stone damage will occur.

Have a great time,

Jun 05, 2015
Drysdale River Station
by: Spin

You can leave your van at Daysdale station for a small fee. The road into the Mitchell falls is pretty ruff. But that is why we go off road.
Keep a few dollars spare for the helicopter ride out of the Mitchell falls, absolutely fantastic.

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