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Kimberley and Gibb River Road

  • 1 Jun 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 30 Jun 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Kimberley
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Kimberley and Gibb River Road

Description:  The trip will be about 700kms through the Central Kimberley Plateau and the Mitchell Plateau to the coast at Kalumburu and then onto Kununurra, visiting about 18 sites along the way – National Parks, gorges, waterfalls, cattle stations and the Kalumburu Community. Creek/river crossings and camping.  Helicopter flights at some sites. No mobile phone coverage. Limited EFTPOS facilities.

Dates:   Depart Derby on or about 1st June 2019.  Arrive Kununurra on or about 30th June 2019

Road Conditions:  Bitumen, formed natural earth, dust, graded roads in average condition, corrugations, creek/river crossings, some tracks into sites.

Weather:  Dry Season so mild day-time temperatures, cold nights (low temperatures). Appropriate clothing and foot ware suitable for the conditions.

Camping:  Camping in designated camp sites most of which have toilets, some have showers. Little or no ‘free camping’ due to private land ownership. Roads are suitable for camper trailers. Camp fees may apply. BYO fire wood. Gas stoves recommended.

Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability, good ground clearance (min 200mm), good all-terrain tyres including 2 spares, UHF radio equipped plus a hand held (or one borrowed from the club), usual recovery gear, RACV Total Care. Spare parts/ tools to be discussed at the pre-trip meeting(s) TBA.

Fuel:  Available at 2 roadhouses, Drysdale River Station & El Questro

Water:  Available at the roadhouses, National Parks and most camp grounds.

Permits: Two permits are required & can be purchased on-line (TBA).

Pre-trip meeting(s):  TBA but early April.

Convoy: 6 vehicles.

Trip leader:  Peter Nissen  Ph. 0418 562 549 or 9592 2556.  Email  pnissen@bigpond.net.au

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