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Kimberley road conditions

Gibb River Road and Kalumburu Road still closed

I am starting to get concerned about getting into the heart of the Kimberley with the recent floods caused by the cyclone that ripped through northern part of WA a couple of weeks ago. With only three weeks to go before we want to travel to the top of the Kimberley, parts of the Gibb River Road (the only access road into the Kimberley) are still closed, and even worse, parts of the Kalumburu road, that is the only road to give us access to Mitchell Falls and Honeymoon Bay, have been washed away completely and is also closed until further notice.

http://www.swek.wa.gov.au/

We will have to keep an eye on the road conditions, which are very well published and updated regularly on the internet. I am considering spending more time (maybe another couple of weeks) around Broome/Derby and the national parks before you get to the Gibb River Road to see if there is any chance these two roads will open soon. Travelling the notorious Gibb River Road, as well as the even more challenging Kalumburu road to Mitchell Falls and Kalumburu/Honeymoon Bay, has been part of my dream and I am not keen on skipping this part of our our Big Lap. We will see what happens......

Posted by KobusM 05:48 Archived in Australia

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Hey Kobus and Lorraine, one option could be to first visit Purnululu in the Kimberleys first before attempting to get on the Gibson road. Regards, Paul

by Paul Frigne

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