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Address: Between Derby and Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Activities: Driving

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Gibb River Rd

We travelled Gibb River Rd in off-road Jayco Discovery caravan 2.5 years ago and had the best time ever. The trip was slow at times, we had respect for our van but the scenery and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Perth Western Australia
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Perth Western Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We travelled Gibb River Rd in off-road Jayco Discovery caravan 2.5 years ago and had the best time ever. The trip was slow at times, we had respect for our van but the scenery and adventure was worth every minute. We had to replace one spring on the van when we arrived in Kununurra. We did journey to the homestead... More 

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Kimberley, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Gibb River Road adventure is now the most spectacular outback adventure left in all of Australia. No other attraction embodies the isolation, the distances, the road conditions, Australian colonial history, Aboriginal cultural diversity and the most amazing scenery like the Kimberley in the far away north of Western Australia. There are increasingly few places left in the world, in... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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571 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The 660km drive from Derby to Kununurra along the Gibb River road is alot easier these days then it used to be 15 years ago. The first 119km is bitumen and most of the road is alot smoother in may parts as there alot of road works and upgrades going on consistently. There are still some very bad corrugations though... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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84 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were fortunate to drive this road as maintenance was progressing making it a reasonably pleasant experience. I believe we could have done it without a 4WD vehicle, but whatever you drive it will be tested by the corrugations in some sections. But the scenery is unique & unforgettable. Too many places to describe. If you are considering driving in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For those who love the wilderness and all it has to offer, driving the Gibb River Road is a must. It is definitely 4WD stuff only but you will be astounded by the sheer size and beauty of the Kimberley's. We took 8 days to drive from Kununurra to Broome, stopping at El Questro, Mt Elisabeth, Mornington Wilderness and Bell... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not usually a camper but we hired a Britz 4WD camper and travelled on the Gibb River Road in June this year. This was our first trip to Northern Australia and what a great time we had, there lots to see and do. The highlights were the gorges (be prepared for a bit of walking), Galvin Gorge is a little... More 

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Orange, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Gibbs River Road is an alternate, largely un-sealed route from Derby to Kununurra in Western Australia. It provides a great in-sight to some of outback Australia. Its off-shoots are where it becomes even more interesting with the likes of Drysdale Homestead and Mitchell Falls, with numerous sites for viewing aboriginal rock art along the way, and birds and flowers at... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Enjoyed all the attractions along the gibb river road, except our stay at mt Barnett roadhouse, the accommodation and service there was terrible. We do no recommend anyone to stay there. One of the places that stood out that we stayed at was ellenbrae station, lovely paradise in the middle of nowhere... The hosts were really friendly, food was all... More 

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We spent some time on the Gibb River Road in July 2014 in a convey of 10 people, here's my review of the places we visited and stayed. The road itself is definitely 4wheel drive territory. Most of the road IS really rough, though the newly graded sections are great - a hard job for Main Roads to maintain these,... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We travelled the gibb river road towing a jayco swan .. It was a great experience for the kids and us . It is a well travelled road few speedy Gonzales on the road . Lots of dust lots of fun . Just a few rough patches but nothing to bad. They are doing it up so get on and... More 

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