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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. … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Helicopter Flight over Horizontal Falls

Lesley’s video from our flight over the Horizontal Falls. Careful: If you watch it at full resolution, it is over 600 Megabytes of data!  

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Days 11 & 12 – Ellendale Rest Area

11th & 12th June, 2016. Continuing our journey west towards Broome, our next planned overnight stop was Ellendale Rest Area. The scenery now was fairly ordinary – quite flat and featureless. We stopped in at Fitzroy Crossing to refuel but … Continue reading

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Day 10 – to Mary Pool

10th June, 2016 Once again Erich was out early to capture the morning light at Dunham River before we packed up to move on. Unfortunately, the river can’t be seen from the campsite. There is a geocache at the bridge … Continue reading

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Around Kununurra

21st July, 2015 The property we were staying on in Kununurra belongs to Rocky, a friend of Kay and Bruce. His partner, Mel, took us and Kay for a drive around Kununurra while Bruce and Rocky were doing some work … Continue reading

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Day cruise on the Ord River

20th July, 2015. There were a number of cruises to choose from on the Ord River. Some included a bus trip to Lake Argyle with a visit to a museum etc but we opted for a river cruise from Kununurra … Continue reading

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Day trip to Wyndham

19th July, 2015 After arriving in Kununurra and setting up camp on property owned by friends of Kay and Bruce, we went in to town to stock up on groceries and visit the Information Centre to pick up a locality … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 7 – To The End!!

16th July, 2015 Durack River Camp While at Miners Pool we had a couple of texts on the satellite phone from Kay telling us where they were camping so we knew they were getting closer to us. We packed up … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 6 – Miners Pool, Drysdale River Station

13th – 15th July, 2015 One week on the GRR, one week into the school holidays and we were craving some peace and quiet away from the crowds so we decided to head up to Drysdale River Station, on the … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 5 – Manning Gorge

12th July, 2015 As usual, Erich was out for an early walk to capture the morning light on the rocks. We set off early to do the walk into Manning Gorge. The swimming hole at the campground is a great … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 4 – To Manning Gorge

11th – 13th July, 2015 The drive out of Silent Grove had improved immeasureably since our aborted photography drive two days previously. The number of vehicles in and out had flattened out a lot of the corrugations when the road … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 3 – Silent Grove & Bell Gorge

8th – 10th July, 2015 The 21km drive back to the Gibb River Road from Windjana Gorge was no better than the drive in. Still quite corrugated and rough but once on the GRR again, it was a smooth run. … Continue reading

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Gibb River Road 2 – Tunnel Creek

7th July, 2015 Tunnel Creek is located thirty-seven kilometres south of Windjana Gorge. It is a day use only area so it is a drive down from the Windjana Camp Ground to see it. The road is fairly rough but … Continue reading

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To Derby

4th July, 2015 Our time in Broome had come to an end and we headed east back in the direction of Queensland but it will still be some months before we are home. Even as we left Broome’s Gateway, we … Continue reading

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Broome – Town Beach

22nd and 25th June, 3rd July, 2015. We had read about Town Beach in a few brochures so we decided to have a look at it on our first Monday in Broome. The Pioneer Cemetery located in the park was … Continue reading

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Broome – Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point

21st June, 2015 On our first drive into Broome, we decided to have a look at Cable Beach to see if it lived up to its fame. It certainly is a beautiful stretch of coastline but has a very commercial … Continue reading

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Broome – Chinatown

26th June, 2015 One of the reasons for our extended stay in Broome was the need to have the Landcruiser serviced before we tackle the Gibb River Road. We had no trouble getting a booking at Broome Toyota and duly … Continue reading

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To Broomes Gateway

19th June, 2015 After leaving Cape Keraudren, we fuelled up at Sandfire Roadhouse and headed to the Stanley Rest Area on the highway. We arrived at lunchtime and there were already quite a number of campers there, many of them … Continue reading

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