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Discover the Ultimate Gibb River Road Itinerary

Discover the Ultimate Gibb River Road Itinerary
October 16, 2018 Ed Bennett

Gibb River Road Tour

The Gibb River Road is an outback Aussie adventure where you can discover ancient gorges, massive cattle stations and the Kimberley’s spectacular untouched wilderness. The Gibb River Road was constructed in the 1960s to transport cattle between Derby and Wyndham.

The Gibb River Road is 660-kilometres by 4WD and will immerse you in some of the Kimberley’s beautiful natural treasures, including national parks, gorges and cattle stations. InStyle Adventures offer comprehensive fully guided tours along the Gibb River Road and adjoining remote roads from 8 to 13 days in duration where you explore this spectacular area in comfort.

Explore the National Parks and Gorges

Windjana Gorge National Park

Travel back in time and discover fossils more than 350 million years old in this ancient wilderness. Windjana National Park is a popular national park in the Kimberley being easily assessable when compared to other gorges.

Windjana Gorge is 3.5 kilometres long and was carved out by the Lennard River and the Napier Range. The Napier Range is part of an ancient reef system which was under the ocean during the Devonian period (over 300 million years ago).

The walls of the Windjana Gorge are between 30 and 100 metres high and the gorge is 100 metres wide. It’s impossible to visit during the wet season as the Lennard River is a raging torrent through the gorge at this time. However, during the dry season the water recedes and it is possible to walk through while enjoying the many permanent pools which remain.

Tunnel Creek National Park

Tunnel Creek National Park is another ancient adventure along the Gibb River Road itinerary. Being home to Australia’s oldest cave systems, Tunnel Creek National Park contains limestone remains which were part of a reef system that existed 350 million years ago during the Devonian period.

The main attraction in this park is the 750-metre tunnel which has been worn through by a creek. The tunnel became famous in the 1800s due to an “outlaw” and Aboriginal leader who used the cave as a hideout.

Mitchell River National Park

In the remote North Kimberley with majestic waterfalls and Aboriginal rock art the Mitchell River National Park has impressive scenery and rugged landscapes. The Mitchell Plateau contains one of the most photographed natural attractions in the Kimberley, the Mitchell Falls; being at its best at the end of the wet season from mid May onwards.

Discover the Cattle Stations

Drysdale River Station

Just off the Gibb River Road along the Kalumburu Road, Drysdale River Station is a family owned and operated working cattle station. Accommodation is in comfortable rooms and together with the outback hospitality is a highlight of many of our tours.

Home Valley Station

Home Valley Station is a working cattle station as well as a tourist operation. Guests enjoy the ultimate outback experience. Staying at Home Valley Station will see you enjoying excellent accommodation, two swimming pools and the Dusty Bar and Grill with live local entertainment.

Guests enjoy a wide range of activities such as horse riding, cattle musters, fishing, boating, bush walking and Indigenous culture tours. You will also discover amazing natural waterholes and explore ancient gorges.

El Questro Wilderness Park

Finally, the El Questro Wilderness Park is an unforgettable stop on your Gibb River Road tour. This luxury accommodation is set amongst the rugged and beautiful Kimberley landscape. With some of the area untouched, guests enjoy spectacular gorges, dramatic waterfalls and pristine rivers.