Driving the Gibb River Road – Planning Tool
This is one part of our 3 part Gibb River Road Guide. Check out the links below for more information on the other parts..
We also have a video showing our highlights..
We used the following information to help us plan our trip in September 2017, which are available to purchase.
1. The Gibb River and Kalumburu Roads Travellers Guide to the Inland Kimberley & Mitchell Plateau, compiled by the Derby Visitor Centre.
Top 5 Attractions: (In-order of location East to West)
- Emma Gorge
- El Questro Gorge
- Manning Gorge
- Dimond Gorge
- Tunnel Creek
Best Restaurant: El Questro
Best Bar: Home Valley
Best Sunset: Mt Glemont Lookout (Charnley River)
Best Lookout: Banko Lookout (El Questro)
Best Hot Springs: Zebedee (El Questro)
Best Canoeing: Mornington Wilderness Park (Their bar and restaurant are pretty assume too)
For us next time we would like to do : Mitchell Falls and the Muja Track.
Check out our plan we had for the trip in the table below…
Campsite/Station Number of nights we stayed Attractions At campsite and en-route Notes
El Questro 3 Emma Gorge
Zebede Hot Springs
El Questro Gorge
Pigeon Hole and Lookout (The Pigeon Hole was closed due to a Saltwater Crocodile)
6km Saddleback Ridge walk or 4WD
We would stay at least 4 or 5 nights if you’re into hiking. If it’s the busy season book at private campsite. We missed out exploring Amalia Gorge 3.4km hike
Home Valley Station 2 Cockburn Lookout Trail
Wild Flower Walk
Mount Baldy Lookout
Only need 1, unless relaxing at this beautiful site in the pool and restaurant/bar
Mt Elizabeth 2 Bindoola falls
Ellenbrae Station (Camping available here)
Warla Gorge Wunnumurra Gorge
Easily done with 1 night, pack-up, explore and head off in the late afternoon to stay at Manning gorge which will allow you to do Barnett River Gorge on the way and Galvans and Adcock gorge the next morning which we missed.
Charnley River Wilderness Camp 2 Donkey pools
Mt Glemont Lookout
Better earlier in the season, swimming holes had dried up in September.
Mornington Wilderness Camp 3 Sir John Gorge
Annie’s Creek and woodland walk
Perfect amount of time.
Mt Hart 2 Bell Gorge (There is also National Park camping here at
Dolerite Gorge Barkers Pool Sunset Hill
This is a tired looking site. The owner is doing it up, so maybe check back in two years. It also, doesn’t have the big attractions other campsites have. We hadn’t planned to stay here originally, but due to bushfires at Winjana Gorge we camped for 2 nights.
Windjana Gorge 0 Tunnel Creek
Due to the horse flies, we had a long day and camped at Derby. 1 day would be sufficient to do all the attractions.