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
Relaxing at Mt Elizabeth
Lots of friendly Walleroo’s hopping around
A couple of peacocks too!
Wunnumurra Gorge, Mt Elizabeth
One of the best gorges, in our opinion
It’s even got some real 4WDing
I was pretty happy to put it in low range!
Hann River Gorge, another stunning place
Get used to doing a lot of gravel driving!
Walking down to Little Mertins at Mitchell falls for a quick afternoon swim
On the other side of Big Mertins the following morning
Well worth the 2 hour walk!
Crossing Big Mertins
We stopped for a quick swim at Little Mertins on the way back
The bush fires have gone through a lot of the Gibb already this year
A giant burger from Drysdale station
The donkey hot water heater at Ellenbrae
Stopped at the lookout just above the Pentecost River
The Pentecost River with a caravan
Gavin in his Amarok
Saddleback Ridge 4WD track at El Questro; the most scenic 4WD track we’ve ever done
Absolutely insane views
The dust hangs around forever here
Sunset at Saddleback Ridge
On the way to El Questro Gorge
Nothing beats a water crossing
Half way along El Questro Gorge walk
Crystal clear, cool water
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
A couple of more challenging sections
Crossing the Pentecost River, again!
Rocky, but super easy
El Questro has some beautiful places
A day out in the 4WD’s exploring El Questro
Nothing is too difficult
Branco’s lookout. See the big saltwater crocodile at the bottom of the photo?
What a view
A little Rock Wallaby
The homestead. For $2000 + per night, you can stay here!
A tiny little lizard in the scrub
Catfish and a giant barramundi
Lots of fish coming out for a feed
A little floodway
Chamberlain gorge, El Questro
Donkeys at El Questro
Zebedee springs; an amazing place
The Pentecost river, meters away from our camp site
A very friendly native frog.
Walking at Moonshine Gorge
El Questro work vehicles. It’s Toyota country up here!
Fancy a helicopter ride at El Questro?
One of two busterd birds we saw on the Gibb River Road
There are plenty of green tree frogs around!
A lot more dragon flies though!
A beautiful red winged parrot
Another water monitor on the way out of Emma Gorge
A cane toad at Emma Gorge. We saw at least 15. They are a feral pest, and are taking over.
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.