With the start of the North West's dry season come beautiful warm days and cooler nights, perfect for exploring the Gibb River Road.
Station stays and campsites are now open and ready to welcome visitors, tour operators are setting out on their Gibb itineraries, and the gorges have been refreshed by the wet season rains.
The Gibb River Road is 660km of adventure, suited to high clearance 4WD vehicles, campervans and camper trailers. For those travellers whose caravans are not set up to tackle the Gibb, caravan storage is available in Derby and Kununurra.
Early season travellers tips:
This is a fantastic time of year to see the Gibb's waterfalls and gorges at their best. There will also be some water still left in the creek crossings, and we recommend that travellers take particular caution when driving through.
You can now book online for the Silent Grove campsite (close to Bell Gorge).
Travellers on the Gibb from 11-18 May 2018 may see lots of mountain bikers taking part in the annual Gibb Challenge, raising community awareness and money for the Royal Flying Doctors.
Work is still underway on the Kalumburu Road and Port Warrender Road (access to the Mitchell Plateau) - this includes the section from the Gibb River Road to Drysdale River Station. We recommended checking road conditions with the local visitor centre just before you set out.
Read on for more information about the Gibb River Road, planning your trip, places to stay and tours!