Kimberley/GRR May 2013

Hi All, anyone done this trip with caravan or camping with some advice on routes and planning etc. Is there somewhere I can source handy telephone numbers etc.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 20:13

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 20:13
Hi ksav,
3G dose not work on the GRR. So unless you have a Sat phone you won't be able to ring anyone.
As for info about camping try looking at the blogs on this site there are many to look at. Do a search on GRR and see what comes up.
Andy
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Follow Up By: Happy Frank - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 20:49

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 20:49
Perhaps he /she wants to ring before they leave. Try http://www.kimberleyaustralia.com/kimberley-blog.html
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 21:12

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 21:12
x2 Happy Frank.

That's a really good site. A lot of work has gone into it.
There is a lot of information for most trips up there.

Steve
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Follow Up By: veight - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 21:34

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 21:34
There is one place that you can use a Telstra 3g Mobile phone, Just out of Home valley station there is a jump up & you can get mobile reception here. Apart from that I could not get mobile reception anywhere else along the GRR. But there are a few public use phone boxes scattered along the GRR at camp grounds.

Cheers Matthew
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 22:17

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 22:17
Hi ksav

You may like to look through my Kimberley blogs (2008) and enjoy a little of what we saw - link near my rig pic. Questions welcomed.

To me the Gibb River Road trip was the best of the best Australia has to offer - and we have been to some very special places.

We travelled from Derby, going first to Geikie Gorge as that is different to the other gorges, then to Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge and joined the Gibb River Road. We did extensions to Kalumburu and to the Mitchell Falls.

I doing the full circuit via the highway, caravans are not permitted on the track into Purnululu but that also is something not to be missed.

When in Kununurra take the Triple J boat up Lake Kununurra (Ord River) to Lake Argyle. It is a great ride and they give you heaps of information along the way.

We took three and a half weeks from Derby to Kununurra, then spent a few weeks in and around Kununurra. All fantastic.

Motherhen

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Reply By: ksav - Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 21:26

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 at 21:26
Thanks to everyone for the replies and follow ups. I'll be checking out the blogs and links. I wanted the numbers to ring prior to commencing GRR to check road condition and facilities.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 10:34

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 10:34
Kimberley

We are heading to the Kimberley then as well and think this site will be the best to use other than local knowledge.
Cheers Bruce
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