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Gibb River Road, Kimberley Gibb River Road, Kimberley

4WD  in North West

  • Multiple day
  • 700 km
    • 4WD More Difficult

      Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.

The legendary Gibb River Road, is an icon of outback adventure through the heart of the Kimberley in Western Australia’s north west. The 660 kilometre dirt track passes through remote station country with magnificent scenery and plenty of opportunities to get out of your vehicle to discover one of the many fresh water gorges.

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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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Time / Duration

Multi day



What To Pack

Group D - Drive Trails (Drive trails: 2WD & 4WD) required.

Trail Start

Derby, 2350km (29 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Wyndham, Great Northern Highway, 3000km (33hours) north of Perth

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More Difficult

Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.

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Difficulty Notes

4WD experience required

Hazards & Warnings

Water crossings, crocodiles and rocky roads


  • Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

May to October


National Park fees apply

Trail Access

Air, road or bus to Derby. 4WD only access to trail

Prohibited Items

No fires, gas appliances permitted. Pets are prohibited in national parks.

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2 trail goers have rated Gibb River Road, Kimberley as 4.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Brian Hall

Reviewed 26 Mar 2016, 12:03pm

Loved every minute free camping and stay at the parks. On the Gibb for 6 weeks and done every Gorge and did not have one think brake or any damage on our Kimberly Camper. Will do it again in a couple of years. A Must Do.
steve bennett

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015, 8:50am

Every family should drive the Gibb R R at least once and stop in as many gorges as possible. Every waterfall is so different and so spectacular.

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