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GIBB RIVER ROAD

 

 

 

Originally developed in the 1950s, the Gibb River Road is a former cattle route that stretches almost 700 kilometres through The Kimberley between the Western Australian town of Derby and the Kununurra and Wyndham junction of the Great Northern Highway.


The majority of the road is unsealed and is only suitable for 4WD vehicles. In 2006, it was included in an article about five great international road trips in The Guardian. It features geological formations, aboriginal and pastoral history, natural scenery, as well as rare fauna and flora. Attractions along the Gibb River Road include Windjana Gorge National Park, Tunnel Creek National Park, the El Questro Wilderness Park, Lennard Gorge, Bell Gorge, as well as the King Leopold Conservation Park.

The road is often closed due to flooding during the wet season, which is typically November through March, although delayed openings have been known to happen, frustrating the tourism industry as well as locals who rely on the road.

Many of the working cattle stations along the road cater for tourists and employ working holiday backpackers during the dry season, May to October. Mustering is also done during this time.

 

Stations with possible work opportunities are ......

Mt Hart

El Questro

Drysdale River Station

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