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If this guy was hoping to cross the Gibb River Road with this spare tyre, he was in big trouble. Then again, maybe he had just done that!
The Gibb River Road is a former cattle route that stretches almost 660 kilometres through The Kimberley between the Western Australian town of Derby and the Kununurra and Wyndham junction of the Great Northern Highway.
It is named after geologist and explorer Andrew Gibb Maitland. Gibb River Road is one of the two major roads which dissect the Kimberley region—the other being the extreme northern section of Great Northern Highway which runs further to the south.
The road is often closed due to flooding during the wet season, which is typically November through March. Since the mid 2000s the road has been upgraded to a formed gravel two-lane road including bitumenised sections, but 4WD vehicles are still recommended.
The Gibb River Road has scenic views of geological formations and natural scenery, aboriginal and pastoral history, as well as rare and unique fauna and flora. Attractions along the Road include Windjana Gorge National Park, Tunnel Creek National Park, Adcock Gorge, Manning Gorge, Galvan’s Gorge, Lennard Gorge, Bell Gorge, and King Leopold Ranges.
Accommodation is offered by several cattle stations in the area including Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale River Station, the El Questro Station, and Charnely River Station. (Wikipedia)
Taken at Kununurra, WA
Camera – Nikon D50; Lens – Nikon 70 -200 VR