Reluctantly after two days we headed back south, half way through the rough stuff we encountered a Hybrid Camper with a wheel sitting in front of it. This poor bugger had snapped the stub axle clean off the suspension arm! If you plan on getting yourself successfully to the top of the Kimberley it is imperative that you not only know what you are getting yourself into but also how you would get yourself out, should the worst case scenario occur. Remember, if your trailer is your only form of accomodation then you don’t really want to leave your bed on the side of the road- getting a tow truck to this point, unlike the rest of the Gibb could almost be impossible depending completely on road conditions and how willing the driver is to come get you. It could also mean big dollars!
I have a lot of plans for the future involving this region and I can’t wait to get back up there, this time with a tinny as well. Its one of Australia’s true paradises and I strongly suggest you add it to the Kimberley bucket list. There is much more to see well off the Gibb! Beautiful Beaches, awesome views and riding around on a quad bike. My kind of holiday!
Have questions about heading to the Northern Kimberley? Or what it takes to see the magic of Mitchell Falls? Email David@outandbackoffroad.com to ask!