Gibb River Road Wrap Up
Overall - The Gibb was good.
We had very high hopes and expectations, as alot of people have talked up this iconic road. Some parts were great, other parts we felt a little underwhelmed.
We had been told it was the worst road ever! We found this to be untrue at the time of our travels. The road conditions were not that bad, for us, just a couple of rough sections. With the right tyre pressures we were able to drive the Nav and tow the van into all the spots along the track. We have travelled on far worse roads on our 18 month trip, than the Gibb.
We’re so glad we waited until the ‘peak season’ was over to do the Gibb. 95% of all the waterfalls we visited were still running and swimmable. We didn’t have to fight mega crowds or worry about not getting a camp spot for the night. All the campgrounds we stayed at were enjoyable and we never felt squished.
So doing the Gibb with a dog? We have to say a huge thank you to Kurts parents for joining us on this leg. It did enable us to see every gorge & attraction without worry. If you can travel with someone else, who doesn’t mind adding a few more days to the trip & alternating dog sitting - you’ll be set. We’ve always told people, we are very lucky with Rusty as she is so chilled. She doesn’t mind having a nap & in our van while we duck out to see a gorge.
Water was a plenty along the Gibb, with all stations having fresh drinking water. So you don’t need to stock up. Most of the stations have very basic supplies (milk, bread etc). The best 3 shops we found which were well stocked with goods + some fruit & vege were; Imintji Community Store, Mt Barnett Roadhouse & Gibb River Station store.
Keep an eye on our Youtube channel
where we will be posting our Gibb adventure episodes, and you can really see what we got up to along the track