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The Gibb River Road, part 2

Welcome to the 2nd photo post on the Gibb River road, and the 4th photo post covering our Kimberley Adventures in May – June 2015.

If you want more information about the Gibb River Road and Kimberley, including what’s worth seeing, tours that can be done, approximate costs and itineraries, where to get fuel and water and heaps more, have a read of the ultimate guide to the Kimberley.

If you missed any of the previous photo series posts, you can find them at:

Broome and the trip up

Off to Cape Leveque

Gibb River Road Part 1

Our campsite at Mt Elizabeth

Relaxing at Mt Elizabeth

Friendly Walleroos at Mt Elizabeth

Lots of friendly Walleroo’s hopping around

Peacocks at Mt Elizabeth

A couple of peacocks too!

Wunumurra Gorge

Wunnumurra Gorge, Mt Elizabeth

Wunumurra Gorge from the beach

One of the best gorges, in our opinion

The first bit of real 4WDing

It’s even got some real 4WDing

Mt Elizabeth 4x4 tracks

I was pretty happy to put it in low range!

Warla Gorge

Hann River Gorge, another stunning place

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Get used to doing a lot of gravel driving!

Walking to Little Mertins

Walking down to Little Mertins at Mitchell falls for a quick afternoon swim

At the top of Big Mertins

On the other side of Big Mertins the following morning


Mitchell Falls; what a beauty!

Mitchell falls

Well worth the 2 hour walk!

Big Mertins

Crossing Big Mertins

Little Mertins at Mitchell Falls

We stopped for a quick swim at Little Mertins on the way back

Mitchell falls driving

The bush fires have gone through a lot of the Gibb already this year

A big burger at Drysdale

A giant burger from Drysdale station

Ellenbrae donkey hot water

The donkey hot water heater at Ellenbrae

Gibb River Road lookout

Stopped at the lookout just above the Pentecost River

Pentecost river crossing with a Caravan

The Pentecost River with a caravan

Amarok crossing the Pentecost River

Gavin in his Amarok

El Questro 4WD Tracks

Saddleback Ridge 4WD track at El Questro; the most scenic 4WD track we’ve ever done

Saddleback ridge El Questro

Absolutely insane views

El Questro view

The dust hangs around forever here

El Questro by 4WD

Sunset at Saddleback Ridge

Water crossing at El Questro

On the way to El Questro Gorge

To El Questro Gorge

Nothing beats a water crossing

Half way

Half way along El Questro Gorge walk

El Questro Gorge water

Crystal clear, cool water

At the end of El Questro Gorge

At the end of El Questro Gorge lies a cold, deep pool with a beautiful waterfall flowing into it


The gorge only sees the sun for a few hours a day

Climbing El Questro Gorge

A couple of more challenging sections

El Questro water crossing

Crossing the Pentecost River, again!

El Questro 4WD

Rocky, but super easy

Enjoying El Questro

El Questro has some beautiful places

4WDing around El Questro

Nothing is too difficult

Explosion Gorge El Questro

Explosion Gorge

Brancos Lookout El Questro

Branco’s lookout. See the big saltwater crocodile at the bottom of the photo?

El Questro lookouts

What a view

Rock Wallaby at El Questro

A little Rock Wallaby

The homestead El Questro

The homestead. For $2000 + per night, you can stay here!

Tiny lizard at El Questro

A tiny little lizard in the scrub

Chamberlain gorge fish

Catfish and a giant barramundi

Barramundi fish

Lots of fish coming out for a feed

Gibb River road water

A little floodway

Chamberlain Gorge

Chamberlain gorge, El Questro

El Questro Donkey

Donkeys at El Questro

Zebedee Springs El Questro

Zebedee springs; an amazing place

Pentecost river at our camp site

The Pentecost river, meters away from our camp site

Native frog

A very friendly native frog.

Moonlight gorge

Walking at Moonshine Gorge

El Questro Toyota country

El Questro work vehicles. It’s Toyota country up here!

El Questro Helicopter ride

Fancy a helicopter ride at El Questro?

Busterd bird

One of two busterd birds we saw on the Gibb River Road

Beautiful tree frog

There are plenty of green tree frogs around!

Another dragon fly

A lot more dragon flies though!

Red Winged parrot

A beautiful red winged parrot

Water monitor at Emma Gorge

Another water monitor on the way out of Emma Gorge

Kimberley cane toad

A cane toad at Emma Gorge. We saw at least 15. They are a feral pest, and are taking over.

Leaving Emma Gorge

Leaving Emma Gorge

After nearly 3 weeks on the Gibb River road, it was time to keep moving to Kununurra, then onto Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles. You can see the final part of our Kimberley adventures at Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungles.

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