Gibb River Road

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  1. Rum Runna

    Rum Runna Adventurer

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    Living in Port Hedland for the last 3 years I thought it was about time I knocked off the GRR. Can anyone lend some advice as to a good time frame to allow to do it in? I was thinking about four days from one end to the other, I'm in no rush. Any must see bits?
    Will be my first major trip and looks like will be solo. Cheers
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  2. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    What are you riding?
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  3. Rum Runna

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  4. bigredroosta

    bigredroosta Long timer

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    Plenty to see but 4 days is rushing it a bit.
    You'll have a ball mate
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  5. david61

    david61 Been here awhile

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    Road is an interesting combination of bitumen/limestoney stuff?/gravel and corrugations, and to do it justice really requires a couple of weeks, lots of gorges/swimming holes, a variety of camping options from dirt to dirt cheap to idiotically expensive. If it rains, bolt for the exit.

    You're also guaranteed to come across some elderly folk with an overloaded caravan with blown 13 inch cross ply tyres or collapsed suspension and generally no idea.......
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  6. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    I'd also recommend heading up to Kalumbaru and having a look at Honeymoon bay and a stay at Mcgowans beach. That would be a 2 day trip at least. As others have said, a lot of great swimming holes and gorges , take some walking shoes as some can be a bit of a hike . I probably liked Manning gorge the best .
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  7. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    If you have the time, take a week off and have a good look around unless you plan on coming back one day.

    Love the 8" corrugations
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    Make sure you spend a night or 2 camped here and have a good look around
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  8. FLICKIT

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    Tunnel Creek is well worth a visit, I thoroughly enjoyed the walk/wade through there, crocs, snakes, bats, it was exhilarating!....

    I camped up the road at Windjana NP, got up early, packed up, and headed off right on sunrise to go to Tunnel Creek 35km down the road.. I was the first person to go through that day so there were heaps of fresh water crocs sitting up on the banks out of the water, a couple of snakes, and odd bats flying around, the way it felt I was half expecting Indiana Jones to swing down from the ceiling, lol...

    A couple of fairly crappy vids, you get the idea though:


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  9. Rum Runna

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    Sounds like I will need to budget a few more days. Thanks for the feedback.
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  10. Dr AT

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    If you camp at windjana, wander into the gorge just before sunset to watch the bats vs crocs show. Wear a hat to keep some of the batshit off.
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