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10 Reasons to Drive the Gibb River Road

1. CONQUER WA’S MOST INFAMOUS DIRT TRACK

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Stretching for 660km through the vast Kimberley, the Gibb River Road is one of Australia’s best 4WD adventures.

2. SPECTACULAR RIVER CROSSINGS

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There’s no shortage of creek crossings in the Kimberley, especially if you visit early in the Dry Season when the waterways are still brimming.

3. VISIT OUTBACK STATIONS

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From Home Valley Station to El Questro, there are multiple working outback stations along the Gibb where visitors can experience life on the land in the Kimberley.

4. SWIM ATOP WATERFALLS

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The Kimberley is waterfall country, with countless beautiful falls cascading over rocky gorges to deep, cool swimming holes far below.

5. SPOT CROCODILES

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This is croc country, so you’re in with a great chance of seeing one. Spot saltwater crocs in coastal and brackish waters and their smaller freshwater cousins throughout the region.

6. CAMP ON PRISTINE BEACHES

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From Derby to Honeymoon Bay, wile away days relaxing on pristine palm-lined beaches with azure water teeming with tropical fish species.

7. WALK AMONGST ANCIENT LANDSCAPES

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The ancient Kimberley Range offers a staggering variety of landscapes, from the beehive structures of the Bungle Bungles to the breathtaking Cockburn Ranges.

8. EXPLORE SMALLER TRACKS IN YOUR 4WD

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While the Gibb is the main artery through the Kimberley, there’s plenty of offshoots to challenge the most hardcore 4WD fanatic. Try the challenging King River Road that runs from the Gibb to Wyndham.

9. EAT FRESH FISH UNDER THE STARS

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From tropical saltwater species like coral trout and mangrove jack to the legendary barramundi, the Kimberley is a fisherman’s paradise. Best eaten straight from the coals.

10. GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH A BOAB TREE

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These quirky ancient giants are unique to the Kimberley, and have been used for everything from traditional medicine to meeting points and even colonial-era prisons!

MEET THE AUTHOR

Emma-Ryan

Emma Ryan

Free-spirited, teller of ripper yarns, and with an incredible eye for detail, Adventures Field Editor Emma Ryan is widely travelled and loves a challenge. As the field editor of Camper Trailer Australia, Emma is also well versed in camper trailers and the challenges of the bush and outback.

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