Free camping on the west coast of the Dampier Peninsula
21.04.2012 - 23.04.2012 34 °C
The estimated date for opening of the Gibb River Road is now 6 May and we have decided to stay in the Dampier Peninsula for a couple more days, maybe three, before we go to Derby, where the Gibb River Road starts. Many of the fellow travellers we met on the road are of the same opinion that we should spend as much time as we can in the Kimberley, so will will take it easy and wait for the Gibb River Road to open.
We chose Quondong Point campsite, about 50km north of Broome on the west coast of the Dampier Peninsula, accessible only by 4WD. It is a very nice campsite, with no facilities, but with a stunning view over the beaches and the sea and it is free! I am not sure where the Chinese name for the campsite originated from but taking the strong Chinese influence on Broome it is not surprising.
We got the damaged awning and the cracked windscreen replaced in Broome and we now crossing fingers it will be our last insurance claims.
Quandong Point is our favourite spot so far and we are staying an extra night. We are the only people camping here in a radius of about a kilometer and it is peaceful and relaxing. This morning we saw a dingo sniffing through our campsite and every morning we saw a group of Red Winged Parrots in a tree close to the Land Cruiser and I took some nice photos.