Category Archives: The Kimberley

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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Day 53. Windjana Gorge to Barnett River Gorge

Oh no it rained a lot last night! This was a pain but this would be the start of, and reason for many of the adventures to come on the Gibb River Road. We headed north to return to the Gibb aiming for Bell … Continue reading

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Day 52. Fitzroy Crossing to Windjana Gorge

It rained last night and bits of the campground were under water, well maybe just really large puddles. The funniest was a massive 5th wheeler van which was completely surrounded. I don’t know if they had to pay more for … Continue reading

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Day 51. Derby to Fitzroy Crossing

All very excited we left Derby for the famous Gibb River Road. If you haven’t heard of it, it is an old drovers track 647 km long and runs between Derby in the west to Wyndum in the east. It … Continue reading

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Day 50. Derby – Horizontal Falls

We went on an adrenaline packed day trip today to the Horizontal Falls, in the Buccaneer Archipelago. The falls occur because of the massive tidal flow in this area (~12 metre tides) When the water flows through two narrow gaps  in the land, 20 and 12 … Continue reading

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Day 49. Broome to Derby

Packing up took a bit longer today as the majority of the stuff was out of the van and we had to do a mega shop to last us for the next 2-3 weeks as we set off for the … Continue reading

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