Day 101 – Ngumban Cliff Rest Area

9th September, 2016.

We got away in good time from Broome’s Gateway on Friday morning but not before Erich took a few last photos.

Today we planned to go to Fitzroy Crossing to check out the Geikie Gorge boat tour. We had been told by a fellow traveller that the mid-afternoon tour was no longer running because it was too hot and I had been unable to find any definitive information about the morning and sunset tours. While we still had phone reception as we drove, I checked out the Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre opening hours – 8.30-4.30. It was too early to call so we decided to stop in to get the information we needed when we arrived.

After leaving Broome well behind, we made an unscheduled stop for Erich to check something on the vehicle and I could not resist taking a photo of this massive Boab tree. Certainly the biggest we have seen.

After refuelling in Fitzroy Crossing, we parked at the Visitor Centre only to find the door firmly locked and a sign saying they were closed for lunch between 12.30 and 1.30pm. It was now 12.25pm! We were so annoyed that we just decided to forget the whole thing and drove on to a rest area we had noted on our trip west a few months earlier, Ngumban Cliff. What a gem of a camp site!

Erich’s photos tell a better story than I could.

We had a very peaceful night with just 6 fellow campers and very little traffic on the road below.

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