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Day 64. Bungle Bungles

Amazingly, this area was only discovered by the wider public in 1983 and was made a national park in 1987. We were told that this only happened when a national geographic film crew was in Kununurra en route to do … Continue reading

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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 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 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 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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