After an amazing time around Broome, and Cape Leveque, we began the real reason for heading to the Kimberley; the Gibb River Road.
If you are chasing information about the 5 weeks we spent in the Kimberley including fuel costs, food costs, where we stayed etc, check this out – Kimberley 4WD trip.
Dropping the tyres to 30 PSI at the start of the gravel on the Gibb River Road
Some heavy equipment coming off the Gibb River Road
Great road conditions and amazing scenery
Heading to Windjana Gorge
A quick afternoon sneak peak into the Gorge
The start of Tunnel Creek
This is where a chunk of Tunnel Creek caved in
Early in the morning, straight down to the Gorge
A couple of freshwater crocodiles soaking up the sun
What a life!
Our campsite at Windjana Gorge
Perfect evenings in the bush
The stars are always better in the bush
On the way to Bell Gorge
Bell Gorge; what a beautiful place
Loving the Kimberley!
Get there early, or you will share it with plenty of others!
We counted at least 10 big water monitors
A brilliant place to swim
We saw a huge python (3 meters +) on the other side of the gorge
I’m not sure why it decided to go for a swim under the waterfall
Silent Grove, after a big day
Up early again, to Mornington Wilderness Camp
Some incredible dragon flies
Our favourite bird of the trip; the rainbow bee eater
Mornington has plenty of black and red cockatoo’s
We spent many hours watching the birds here
I guess they were watching us too!
You couldn’t get too close though, without them taking off
We’ve got some amazing memories through our 80 series
Another big python. This one had been hit crossing the road
An old Toyota ute, still in use at Mornington
Annie Creek; a brilliant, quiet place to relax!
More dragon flies
We hired Sir John Gorge to ourselves for the day
You get canoe hire, packed lunches and a whole lot of fun
Not many people get to see this part of the Kimberley
No wonder we were happy campers!
Sir John gorge on sunset
The Gibb River road is one amazing place to another
Blue Winged Kookaburra. These can’t laugh, but they do try
Lots of little birds (I guess they were babies?)
We saw 3 wild dingoes at Mornington
At the Mornington Lookout
All the time and effort spent on our 4WD is worth it for moments like this
Morningtons termite mound walk
Cadjeput; our favourite place at Mornington
Everything on Mornington is 4WD only too
One of many relaxing swims. It was a bit colder than the coast around Broome though!
The Mornington tour bus; an Oka
What a country we have to explore!
The boat across to Manning Gorge
The view from the top of the falls
More of our friendly 4 legged friends
These were less friendly, and had a decent bite on them!
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.