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Submitted: Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:25
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Has anyone travelled the gibb river road lately
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Reply By: Michaeljp - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 13:17

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 13:17
Its only just opened for the season, so replies on conditions might be a week or 2 away.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 14:59

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 14:59
This post may be of interest........
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 18:59

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 18:59
Darian I'll piggy back onto your reply as the Thread to Annie's track report is now archived.

When we travelled the GRR & up to the Mitchell Plateau the ABC Radio gave regular river depth and track access reports which we found invaluable. I presume nothing has changed? People say they don't have the internet to keep abreast of things but the good old ABC often comes to the rescue.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 19:27

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 19:27
This years info would be more relevant. Kalumburu Road and Mitchell Falls opening soon
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 20:49

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 20:49
Ah you're right Rod I hadn't noted that the archived one was that old. Thought it was Anne's recent report. My comments though are still relevant regarding the ABC's regular reports.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 22:06

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 22:06
A report here Robert. According to the Shire of West Kimberley website access roads to Bells Gorge, Lennard Gorge and some stations are still closed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Marc Luther B (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:03

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:03
Hi MH
One of the Kalumburu Elders has informed me that the grader is on the road at the moment repairing a few washouts and bad spots.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:19

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Thanks Marc; it is showing as open now as far as the Mitchell Falls turnoff. When we went to Kalumburu in 2008 the road was open and being graded from the turnoff north. Several detours around washouts at the time, and when we came back a few days later, the basic grading was almost finished which did make a difference to our rate of travel, which was still slow and cautious while towing.

Sounds like the access to Kalumburu will be early this year :)

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