Driving the Gibb River Road (Part 2) Ellenbrae to Mt Hart

It's time to tackle the 2nd part of our trip on the Gibb. Today we are heading from Ellenbrae to Mt Hart...

You can see here how dust gets put up by cars in front and cars passing you...

And here you can see how this dust limits your visibility for a little while. If you leave your headlights on this helps cars coming in the other direction to see you at all times...

We've just gone past the junction that connects with the road to Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu. Drysdale River Station is around 60km up that road. They have fuel, stores, restaurant, a great campsite, bar and accommodation. If you don't feel like doing the drive all the way up the Mitchell Plateau you can get a scenic flight to the Mitchell Falls and back from Drysdale...

Whilst travelling to Mt Hart we are going to pass a few public gorges which are close to the Gibb River Road. You'll have to read more about these gorges via the 'gorges' link in the menu bar, because I don't have the time to stop at them on this trip. Most of the creek crossings along the Gibb are signed, so you have ample warning that you are coming up to one.

Most years by May the water in most of the creek crossings along the Gibb River road come up no higher than 3/4's of the way up your tyres...

Here we go!...


If you would like to see a good short u-tube film of a car passing through a standard creek crossing along the Gibb River Road please Click Here

The next few photos below show the kind of country we will be travelling through and the types of road condions for the next 200kms or so...


Well here we are at Mt Barnett Roadhouse - might grab myself a meat pie and fill the car up with some diesel. If we had time I'd take you in for a swim at Manning Gorge - which is right up the back of Mt Barnett Roadhouse along a little track. Looks like the cows are feeling rather friendly today...


Over the next 100kms or so we are going to pass the turn-offs to Galvan's Gorge and Adcock Gorge, Charnley River Station, and Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary before coming to Imintji Store


If you would like to see a really good short u-tube film showing what it is like to ride along the Gibb River Road on a trail bike click here!

Guess What! We are nearly at Imintji Store. Time sure does travel fast when you are in virtual space! I feel like a cold drink and an ice-cream and I will top up the car with some more diesel while we are here. If you are ever travelling the Gibb and you need some tyre repairs or mechanical work done Nev has his shop 'Over The Range Mechanical Repairs' Located right nextdoor to Imintji Store...

Ahh...Civilisation...

Since leaving Imintji Store, we've just gone past the turn-off to Bell Gorge a while back. Coming up is one of my most favourite parts of the Gibb River Road, where the King Leopold Ranges tower above you...

Once we get over the other side of this range we will go past the turn-off to Lennard Gorge and then we will nearly be at the turn-off to our next destination - Mt Hart, where we will be camping the night...

Well here we are at the Mt Hart turn-off. The driveway is 50km long into Mt Hart...We don't have to get up as early tomorrow! It's only a 4 hour drive from Mt Hart to Derby. If you want to come on the last part of the trip into Derby with me tomorrow click on the 'next page' button below...

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