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Manning Gorge to Derby

VIA Tunnel Creek GIBB RIVER ROAD - Part 3️⃣

After leaving Barnett River gorge we headed to Mt Barnett Roadhouse to top up with fuel⛽️ and head into Manning Gorge. We chose to camp in the campground at Manning for the night. It cost us $45 for the night which included entrance into the gorge.

Dogs🐕 are very welcome into the campground but not allowed on the gorge walk. Don’t fear - If you ask the friendly onsite caretaker they’ll show you where dogs can swim in the river🏊🏻‍♂️. We got up early the next day to do the walk into Manning. You have to pull yourself across in a small tinnie to begin the walk. It took us around an hour each way into the gorge.👟

Manning Gorge - Gibb River Road

We happened to be the first ones there, so we had the gorge to ourselves for a good 15 minutes before other people starting arriving. The waterfall was still running and the waterhole was very refreshing😁. Headed back to camp, we packed up and drove down the road to our next gorge.

Galvans Gorge turned out to be one of our favourite gorges on the gibb! Only a short 1km stroll in from the carpark. A noticeable smaller gorge than all the others but still very pretty. The waterfall was still trickling down the rocks and what made this gorge awesome was the rope swing🤪! Amz took the first swing, then it was on! We both felt like kids swinging off it numerous times, trying to do some tricks. 🤟🏼

We eventually left Galvans, with a big grin on our faces and drove up the road to Bell Creek free camp for the night. A great spot for an overnight rest, right next to a turquoise creek💦. There is only a few spots, so get in early! The next morning, up nice and early we drove up to Bell Gorge. A relatively easy stroll in to the top pool, then a bit of rock hopping to get down to the base pool.

Bells Gorge - Gibb River Road