Today Paul and I put together some rough plans for the Gibb River. As it’s our number one bucket list destination we want to get it right, so any feedback or suggestions will be welcomed. We’ve decided against driving up to the Mitchell Plateau, opting for the flight from Drysdale Station instead. Our plan is to take the trip at a leisurely pace. I think we’ve allowed enough time at each campsite – two nights at most of them. If you think we’ve allowed too much time, or not enough time please let us know. Also, any must sees on the way that I haven’t mentioned. The rough draft of plans are as follows:
Day 1. Put caravan into storage in Broome and head for Derby. Stay in accommodation for first night to avoid unpacking the car. See some of Derby’s sights in the afternoon.
Day 2. Windjana campground. Peruse the general area after we’ve set up camp.
Day 3. Tunnel Creek day trip – another night at Windjana.
Day 4. Silent Grove campground. Peruse general area after we’ve set up camp.
Day 5. Bells gorge day trip – another night at Silent Grove.
Day 6. Manning Gorge campground with a stop at Galvans Gorge on the way.
Day 7. Peruse the area – not sure what’s in this area. Another night at Manning Gorge. (Please let us know if this second night here will be wasted).
Day 8. Drysdale station.
Day 8. Flight over Mitchell Plateau and falls – another night at Drysdale. Famous hamburger for dinner.
Day 9. Ellanbrae Station. Famous Devonshire tea in the afternoon.
Day 10.Home Valley Station for two nights.
Day 12. El Questro for two nights.
Day 14 Kununurra
After which we’ll have to head back to Cape Leveque for a booking we have there three nights later.
Feedback and suggestions most welcome please.