The Gibb River Road has always been one of Australia’s
'must do' off road
tracks, that takes you through the heart of one of Australia’s iconic wilderness
areas, The Kimberley Region.
Stretching over 800 km, the road runs from
Kununurra connecting the remote
Kimberley cattle stations and provides visitors access to some of the regions
most spectacular, virtually untouched natural wilderness. Most of the road is
dirt with some parts being gravel. The maintenance of the road is the Mains Road
WA, who are continually making incremental improvements, such as paving some of
floodways, and short sections of bitumen winding around some of the hill areas.
The road cuts through Barnett Range, Cockburn Range, Gibb Range, King Leopold
Range, Mosquito Hills, Pentecost Range, and Philips Range, as well as providing
access to scenic gorges, rivers and falls, such as the popular Mitchell Falls.
Derby was the first town to be settled in the
Kimberley and is
the start of the Gibb River Road, which meets the Great Northern Highway between
The Gibb River Road offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience
real outback, its landscape, the people and the lifestyle. Whether it is just
the spectacular scenery, the cattle stations, or the rich aboriginal and pastoral history,
there is sure to be something for everyone who comes to visit Australia’s Great
North West - an adventure awaits you!
Check out our listing of
River Road accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for
more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.