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Derby, 2350km (29 hours) north of Perth
Trail EndGet directions
Wyndham, Great Northern Highway, 3000km (33hours) north of Perth
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About Gibb River Road, Kimberley
The Gibb, as it is affectionately known, was built for droving cattle from Wyndham to Derby. Today it caters for a steady stream of 4WDs.
Trail signage varies as the area remains privately owned by cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Every station has a range of beautiful rivers and gorges including; El Questro Station - Chamberlain and Emma Gorges, Mount Barnett Station – Manning Gorge Waterfall Walk, King Leopold Conservation Park – Bell Gorge, Gibb River Station – Barnett River Gorge and Mornington Wilderness Park – Diamond Gorge.
Beware of the fresh and salt water crocodiles. The estuarine crocs inhabit the rivers that meet the sea such as the Durack and Pentecost, whilst the fresh water variety inhabit the likes of the Manning and Barnett.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails) required.
What To Pack
Group D (Drive trails)
- Research your trip well in advance. Good preparation is essential as distances in Western Australia are huge and facilities are limited. Visit the website associated with each drive trail for in-depth travel information.
- Carry maps, spare parts, a first aid kit and plenty of food and water to last your journey
- Visit the ‘Travelling in Outback Western Australia’ website for information regarding travelling in the Outback. Permits may need to be arranged in advance to enter into some areas which are on private property.
Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.
Hazards & WarningsWater crossings, crocodiles and rocky roads
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
Best time of year
May to October
Air, road or bus to Derby. 4WD only access to trail
Prohibited ItemsNo fires, gas appliances permitted. No pets in national parks
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