Gibb River Road trip

 This is Emma Gorge

This is Emma Gorge

We left our caravan in a campsite in Kununurra and started our trip on the GIBB RIVER ROAD! The Gibb River Road is a very rough gravel road in Western Australia that goes from Kununurra to Derby for 600 kilometres, this area of Western Australia is called the Kimberly. After taking some photos of the Gibb River Road sign we set off for Emma Gorge on El Questro station. When we had finished swimming we drove a little bit further to the El Questro campsite next to the homestead. That night we went to a lookout called Branko's Lookout.
 

 This is our family and Braden, Kaylee and Kai at Peigeon Hole Lookout. 

This is our family and Braden, Kaylee and Kai at Peigeon Hole Lookout. 

In the morning we played on the rope swing with our friends, Braden(10), Kaylee(9), and Kai(6). After we finished playing on the rope swing we went to El Questro gorge. Then for sunset we went to piegoeon hole lookout with Braden Kaylee and Kai. 

The next morning we went fishing and playing on the rope swing again with Braden Kaylee and Kai. Then we packed up everything and went to Zebedee hot springs. After that we left El Questro and continued on the Gibb River Road. Soon after we left El Questro we did the Pentecost river crossing. That night we stayed at home valley station. 

 Pentecost River at Home Valley Station

Pentecost River at Home Valley Station

At Home Valley Station I went to the pool while my brother and my Mum went horse riding. After that we left to Gibb River campsite. But on the way we stopped at Ellembrae for some scones. 

In the morning we left Gibb River hoping to get to Mitchell Falls. On the way we stopped at Drysdale to get some fuel and King Edward for a swim. Then we continued on the brutal gravel road. And after 76 very bumpy kilometres we finally arrived at Mitchell Falls Campsite. 

The next morning we left early for Mitchell Falls because the 8.6 kilometre return bushwalk to Mitchell Falls is really hot in the middle of the day. On the way back to the campsite we went passed some Aboriginal rock paintings and went through some waterfalls too! 

 A waterfall Near Mitchell Falls

A waterfall Near Mitchell Falls

Today we left Mitchell Falls and went back to Drysdale for their famous burger. After our delicious burgers we went back onto the Gibb River Road. We soon arrived at Manning Gorge campsite where we stayed for two nights. 

 This is El Questro Gorge 

This is El Questro Gorge 

 This is at Home Valley Station

This is at Home Valley Station

 Mitchell Falls

Mitchell Falls

 Manning Gorge

Manning Gorge

In the morning I helped make damper to take to Manning Gorge. To start the walk we had to pull ourselves across a river on a little tin boat. After the short walk we arrived at Manning Gorge. Manning Gorge had a big waterfall, lots of submerged rocks, a big swimming area and lots of high rocks that you can jump off. The lowest jump rock was about 3 metres, the next one was about 6 metres, the second highest was about 8 metres and the highest one was where the waterfall came off, and that was about 11 metres! I started on the lowest ones and then did the highest ones. I love Manning Gorge so much that it is my favourite swimming hole that I have been to! When we got back to the river at the start of the walk we found a small rope swing. Then a boy called Beau who was nine years old, showed us a jumping spot next to the rope swing. 

The next day we went to Galvin Gorge, which had a rope swing and a jump rock. After we had a swim, we found a way to climb around the waterfall and up to the top. Then we left Galvins Gorge and went to imintji and bought one of their Aboriginal paintings. Then we drove to the end of the Gibb River Road!!

 We have finished the Gibb River Road!

We have finished the Gibb River Road!