The Gibb River road, part 1

After an amazing time around Broome, and Cape Leveque, we began the real reason for heading to the Kimberley; the Gibb River Road.

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Letting the tyres down on the Gibb
Dropping the tyres to 30 PSI at the start of the gravel on the Gibb River Road
A big load on the Gibb River Road
Some heavy equipment coming off the Gibb River Road
Driving in the Kimberley
Great road conditions and amazing scenery
Off to Tunnel Creek
Heading to Windjana Gorge
Windjana Gorge
A quick afternoon sneak peak into the Gorge
Windjana Gorge walk
Windjana Gorge
The start of Tunnel Creek
The start of Tunnel Creek
Tunnel Creek caved in section
This is where a chunk of Tunnel Creek caved in
Windjana reflections
Early in the morning, straight down to the Gorge
Freshwater crocodile
A couple of freshwater crocodiles soaking up the sun
Two freshwater crocs at Windjana
What a life!
Windjana Gorge camp site
Our campsite at Windjana Gorge
Windjana Gorge camping
Perfect evenings in the bush
Amazing stars
The stars are always better in the bush
Walking to Bell Gorge
On the way to Bell Gorge
Bell Gorge falls
Bell Gorge; what a beautiful place
Bell Gorge walk
Loving the Kimberley!
Bell Gorge on the way out
Get there early, or you will share it with plenty of others!
Lizards swimming at Bell Gorge
We counted at least 10 big water monitors
Bell Gorge
A brilliant place to swim
Bell Gorge snake
We saw a huge python (3 meters +) on the other side of the gorge
Bell Gorge python swimming
I’m not sure why it decided to go for a swim under the waterfall
Camping at Silent Grove
Silent Grove, after a big day
Mornington radio shack
Up early again, to Mornington Wilderness Camp
Red dragon fly at Windjana
Some incredible dragon flies
Rainbow bee eater
Our favourite bird of the trip; the rainbow bee eater
Black and red cockatoos at Mornington
Mornington has plenty of black and red cockatoo’s
Mornington bird life
We spent many hours watching the birds here
Windy cockatoo
I guess they were watching us too!
Black and red cockatoo
You couldn’t get too close though, without them taking off
4WDing Australia at Mornington
We’ve got some amazing memories through our 80 series
A big python on the road
Another big python. This one had been hit crossing the road
An ancient Toyota ute at Mornington
An old Toyota ute, still in use at Mornington
Annie Creek
Annie Creek; a brilliant, quiet place to relax!
Dragon Fly
More dragon flies
Canoeing at Mornington
We hired Sir John Gorge to ourselves for the day
Canoeing up Sir John gorge
You get canoe hire, packed lunches and a whole lot of fun
Morningtons kimberley experience
Not many people get to see this part of the Kimberley
Happy campers
No wonder we were happy campers!
Sir John gorge
Sir John gorge on sunset
Sir john gorge sunset
The Gibb River road is one amazing place to another
Blue winged Kookaburra
Blue Winged Kookaburra. These can’t laugh, but they do try
Birds at Mornington
Lots of little birds (I guess they were babies?)
First dingo at Mornington
We saw 3 wild dingoes at Mornington
Mornington 4WDing
At the Mornington Lookout
Mornington lookout
All the time and effort spent on our 4WD is worth it for moments like this
Termite mound walk at Mornington
Morningtons termite mound walk
Mornington scenery
Cadjeput; our favourite place at Mornington
Mornington swimming hole
Unbelievably stunning
Mornington wildlife sanctuary
Everything on Mornington is 4WD only too
Relaxing in the water at Mornington
One of many relaxing swims. It was a bit colder than the coast around Broome though!
Oka 4WD
The Mornington tour bus; an Oka
Stunning Kimberley scenery
What a country we have to explore!
The boat to Manning Gorge
The boat across to Manning Gorge
Boating to Manning gorge
All aboard!
Manning Gorge
Manning Falls
Manning gorge from the top
The view from the top of the falls
Mornington water monitor
More of our friendly 4 legged friends
Ants at Windjana
These were less friendly, and had a decent bite on them!
Filling up at Mt Barnett
Filling up with liquid gold. Actually, it wasn’t too bad – $1.99 per litre of diesel

The first part of the Gibb River road was truly amazing, but there was plenty more! Check out the next post – Part 2 of the Gibb River Road. After that, we headed to Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles.

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  1. beachbum62 says:

    Awesome pics mate so beautiful and cannot wait to see it all in person