Gibb river road

  • On Day 1 of the Gibb river road we drove to Emma gorge where we did a rocky 3 and a half km walk. At Emma gorge it was cold, but there were two small rock pools that were warm. After that we went to stay at El Questro for a few nights. We went to Brankos lookout to see the sunset 🌅, but we just missed the sun. 

On day 2 we met our friends Braden (10) Kaylee (9) and Kai (6) and we went to El Questro gorge with them. The walk to the gorge was 7km and really rocky and some bits were like a rock climb. That night we went to another lookout with them, but again we just missed the sun.

On day 3 as soon as we woke up we went fishing with Braden, Kaylee and Kai. We caught 4 fish,  but they were too small to eat so we put them back in. We did the rope swing too and Braden's friend landed on a fish. We left El Quest ro and went to Zebedee warm springs and we made small walls with rocks. That day we drove across Pentecost river and it had salt water crocs in it! That night we stayed at home valley and did some fishing.  

On day 4 we did more fishing but caught nothing. Ed and Mummy did a horse ride while Angus daddy and I had a swim in the pool. We left home valley and drove to Ellenbrae station where we had home made delicious scones. That night we stayed at a camp next to the Gibb river. 

On day 5  we went up the kalamburu road to king Edward river where we had a swim and then turned  off to Mitchell falls. The road to Mitchell falls was 76km, very rough and a lot of cars break down on it.  

On day 6 we did an 8.6 km walk to Mitchell falls and we saw a few helicopters land. On the way back we had a swim at little mertins falls. When we went to bed we heard a big bang and someone shouted fire 🔥. My dad went over to see what was happening, but it was just a bonfire that the helicopter pilots made and the bang was a milk container in the fire. 

On day 7 we drove back down the Mitchell falls road and we didn't break down. When we got to Drysdale river station we had their famous burgers and they were really good. The staff there gave us a note to give to some people who's trailer was broken. Tonight we stayed at the campground next to manning gorge. 

On day 8 we did a 6km walk to Manning gorge and at the start we had to go on a tinny across Barnett river and the tinny was on ropes so we could pull it back. Manning gorge had jump rocks, I jumped off at 8m and we were doing catches with a ball off 1m. We went under the waterfall too and we could stand there. When we got back we had a swim and we found a rope swing. A boy showed us some jumping rocks and we did a few jumps.

On day 9 we left Manning and went to another gorge called Galvins gorge. It had a rope swing too and jumping rocks too. We drove to an Aboriginal store and got a painting. Then we drove to the end of the Gibb river road‼️

 This is Emma Gorge. 

This is Emma Gorge. 

 This is Emma Gorge. 

This is Emma Gorge. 

 This is a bug that we found on the walk to El Questro gorge. 

This is a bug that we found on the walk to El Questro gorge. 

 This is El Questro gorge. 

This is El Questro gorge. 

 This is Zebedee hot springs. 

This is Zebedee hot springs. 

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This is the sunset at Pigeon hole lookout with Braden, Kaylee and Kai.

 This is Mitchell Falls. 

This is Mitchell Falls. 

 This is the pulley boat on the walk to Manning Gorge. 

This is the pulley boat on the walk to Manning Gorge. 

 This is Manning Gorge. 

This is Manning Gorge. 

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This is us in front of the Gibb river road sign when we finished the Gibb river road.