Gibb River Road Top Itinerary
Our 4WD’s are the perfect vehicles for your adventure on the Gibb River Road as they are all equipped for those tough road conditions you will encounter.
The Gibb River Road is a very popular destination during the Dry Season. It’s a 660 kilometre track accessible between May and October (depending on road conditions). Originally used at a cattle route, it takes visitors though the last remote and pristine places of Australia.
Below is a list of the top places to visit on your Gibb River Road trip. We recommend at least 14 days for a trip from Darwin or Broome. Please note, if you have allowed yourself 14 days, we recommend to either visit the Mitchell Falls or Bungle Bungles as both sites are large and require time to access and visit.
With a unique charm and character, Broome offers many attractions such as:
- Camel rides
- Pearl tour
- Dinosaur footprints (Gantheaume Point)
- Beautiful sunsets
- Crocodile park
- Broome Bird Observatory
Explore Windjana Gorge by walking one of the trails available. Spend the night at Windjana and explore Tunnel Creek.
Silent Grove/ Bell Gorge
Explore and swim at the waterfalls, including Bell Gorge.
Mornington Wilderness Camp
Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 3,000 km2 of spectacular gorges and tropical savannah dominated by the Fitzroy River and King Leopold Ranges. Popular activities include canoeing down Dimond Gorge and swimming and exploring Sir John Gorge. Please note, Mornington Wilderness Camp has a minimum of 2 nights stay.
Stop for a dip at Galvan’s Gorge and Adcock Gorge, two refreshing waterholes on the Gibb River Road. Manning Gorge is a great place to camp for a night or two.
Mt Elizabeth Station
Stop at Barnett River Gorge on your way to Mt Elizabeth Station. This station hides many waterholes such as Warla Gorge and Wunnamurra Gorge.
Drysdale River Station
Drysdale River Station is the gateway to the Mitchell River National Park. It is the last refuelling stop on your way to Mitchell Falls Plateau. It can take between 4 – 6 hours to reach the Mitchell Falls car park from Drysdale River Station. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to do the drive in the day. The road leading to Mitchell Falls car park is all dirt road and can be very good or very rough (depending on when it was last graded). Please remember you are a long way away from everything and help is not readily available. Going at a slow pace is always recommended to avoid vehicle damage and roll overs.
Mitchell Falls is a great place for nature lovers. Please remember, it is a very remote area and you need to be self sufficient Allow four to six hours for the moderate to difficult 8.6 km round trip to Mitchell Falls so that time can be spent at the falls. If you do not wish to walk, you can take an helicopter ride. Always plan at least 3 days for Mitchell Falls (1 day to get there, 1 day to enjoy the falls and one day to get back onto the Gibb River Road).
Home Valley Station
It’s an outback oasis nestled at the foot of the spectacular Cockburn Range. There are a great number of activities offered on the station, including horse riding, hikes, sunset tours and fishing.
El Questro Wilderness Park
The true start or the end of the Gibb River Road! Enjoy the thermal pool at Zebedee Springs and the swim at Emma Gorge.
Built on the bank of the Ord River in the 1960s, the town is now the easter gateway to the Kimberley region. Visit Lake Argyle and Mirima National Park.
Purnululu National Park – Bungle Bungles
The Bungle Bungles is a world heritage site accessible with the Great Northern Highway and located approximately 300 kms south of Kununurra. It is famous for its sandstone towers which can also be observed from above. Please note the road from the caravan park to the Echidna Chasm or Cathedral Gorge is about 70-80 km and the road conditions are rough.
Nitmiluk National Park
Enjoy a few swims at Katherine Gorge and Edith Falls. The national park is also a great places for hiking.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia. With plenty of waterfalls and hikes, this park will keep you busy for a few days! We would recommend spending at least three days there as there is so much to explore!
Litchfield National Park
Litchfield National Park is home to stunning waterfalls and waterholes. It is a popular day tour from Darwin or Katherine.