Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 63. El Questro to Bungle Bungles

We packed up early to leave El Questro.  We stopped at Emma Gorge, this is still part of El Questro but is north of the Gibb River Road, and we did the hour walk to the end of the gorge. … Continue reading

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Day 62. El Questro

Today we hired a couple of boats and went on the Chamberlain Gorge. As there were five of us and the boats only take four each, luckily they gave us a good deal. The boats have electric motors so are … Continue reading

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Day 61. El Questro

We had planned to be up early to get to Zebedee Springs before it got busy. Oops, we slept in, this proved to be a blessing as we arrived at the springs just as a tour group was leaving, had … Continue reading

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Day 60. Home Valley Station to El Questro

Tom went out on a fishing tour this morning; it was just him and the guide. Unfortunately, his luck with fishing on this trip is continuing and he caught nothing. He cannot blame the boys this time. They were annoying … Continue reading

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Day 59. Home Valley Station

This morning we drove a short way to Bindoola Falls and Gorge, which is on Home Valley Station. It was then a very short but steep, scrambly walk to the bottom of the gorge. There was no water flowing but … Continue reading

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Day 58. Drysdale River Station to Home Valley Station

We drove 59km south on the Kalumburu rd turned left and were back on the Gibb. It was then 178km to Home Valley Station.  We bypassed the enticing sign out on the road for scones with jam and cream at … Continue reading

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Day 57. Mitchell Falls to Drysdale River Station

We all woke up very excited this morning as we would be seeing Mitchell Falls, the Holy Grail of the Gibb River Road. To put it in perspective the Gibb is closed through the wet, the Kalumburu rd and Mitchell … Continue reading

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Day 56 Drysdale River Station to Mitchell Falls

Woke up to a beautiful day – no rain, yay!! Still no permit and the word going around the camp was that they would not be because a car had been washed off the river crossing late yesterday. Feeling a … Continue reading

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Day 55. Mt Elizabeth Station to Drysdale River Station

After a great night’s sleep, we went to the homestead to find out if they knew anything about the condition of the road particularly if Drysdale River Station on the Kalumburu Rd was open. This was the planned destination today, … Continue reading

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Day 54. Barnett River Gorge to Mt Elizabeth Station

Thankfully no rain overnight and everything looked a lot better in the daylight. The kids all slept well, the four adults not so well but at least we weren’t visited by the painter of the sign, Mick Taylor or any … Continue reading

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