Check this off as a highlight of your Gibb River Road experience through the Kimberley. With a sunny day above, you’ll want to spend some time going back and forth across the mighty Pentecost attempting to capture that perfect photo as a travel-brag souvenir!
Located just half an hour from El Questro Station, it’s an easy sunset afternoon trip from there to the Pentecost River crossing. With the majestic Cockburn Range as your backdrop, you truly know you are in Kimberley country and ready for adventure! Now, don’t go wading in the Pentecost River, or you might get chewed on by the local salties. Take heed of the signs and be aware of your surroundings.
GIBB RIVER ROAD
A 660km stretch of challenging, dusty and corrugated road through the heart of the Kimberley, the Gibb River Road is one of Australia’s greatest 4WD road trips, and is must-do to add to your camping Bucket List. The area is remote, but with good planning, there are plenty of properties, camping areas and National Parks to break up the trip, camping in spectacular scenery. The GRR is a former cattle route, which winds through an amazing red rock and blue sky landscape, with access to many gorges, rock pools and ancient rock formations. Winter is the best time of year to plan this trip, which is also dry season in the Kimberley.
The Gibb River Road; the Kalumburu Road; and the Port Warrender Road to the amazing Mitchell Plateau are recommended as 4WD only – and any trailer or hybrid specifically built as ‘off road’. Do your research, plan your trip, don’t be in a rush, and be prepared for many adventures during this iconic Australian road trip. We loved it, and you will too!