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The Gibt River Road

Useful Informations about the Gibb River Road

The Gibb River Road is a 660 km offroad track through the Kimberley between the towns of Derby and Kununurra. The road is often closed due to flooding during the wet season, which is typically November through March. Accommodation is offered by several cattle stations e.g. Home Valley Station, El Questro, etc. (but we also camped just in the wildness). You definitely need a 4WD vehicle to make it and extra fuel tanks along the way, because fuel stations are rare and expensive as well. Average cost of a liter diesel was 1,75$ (Aug 2018) but it can go up to 1,90$ sometimes. Take enough food and water with you, at least for a couple of days and don't underestimate the heat by day and the cold by night.

Here a overview about available fuel along the Gibb River Road:

Derby - Imintji Store (Diesel only; mechanical & tyre repair; grocery items) 227km

Imintji Store – Mt Barnett Roadhouse (Diesel/ Petrol; grocery items) 80km

Mt Barnett Roadhouse – El Questro (Diesel/ Petrol; mechanical & tyre repair; grocery items) 320km.

El Questro – Kununurra 81km.

Our Favorite Places along the Gibb River Road

To be honest, driving on the Gibb River Road is a highlight itself. But to give you an idea and a first impression we just uploaded photos of our favorite places along our way with a little description. If you want to know more, don't hesitate to ask us!

- Branco's Lookout​, Galvans Gorge, El Questro Station

Take the 4WD track from El Questro Station to the Lookout while following the signs. Maps and more informations are available in the visitor centre.

- That's what the 4WD track looks like. Drive through the river bed, sand and over rocks to Branco's Lookout​, Galvans Gorge, El Questro Station

- Bush Camping, Gibb River Road

This is before the Pentecost River Crossing​ somewhere in the bush (see the exact place in our interactive map). Here are amazing sunsets and sunrises waiting for you, the colors and the wide landscape are unbelievable!

- Fuel Stations along the Gibb River Road

- Home Valley Station, Gibb River Road

A beautiful little oase in the middle of nowhere with a restaurant, abar, showers and live music!

- Home Valley Station, Gibb River Road

- Home Valley Station, Gibb River Road

- Galvans Gorge​, Gibb River Road

Find the Galvans Gorge near the King Leopold Ranges. It's a little hidden beautiful pool with a swing! Perfect for a morning swim to wash the dust from your body, so refreshing!

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