Ivanhoe Crossing - Kununurra WA

Hi everyone, not quite the GRR but at the end or start depending where you are coming from.
One of those must do’s when visiting the Kimberley. Once part of the main road between Kununurra and Wyndham. Now an iconic causeway used to venture along the Parry Creek Road or go fishing (watch for crocs). Great fun – recommended but with caution!

Cheers Mike and Kendra
Ivanhoe Crossing
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Reply By: nick g1 - Sunday, Jul 11, 2021 at 22:46

Sunday, Jul 11, 2021 at 22:46
Great spot. There definitely is a BIG croc just below that crossing. Spotted him personally when we where camped just downstream at Buttons Crossing last September
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 11:55

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 11:55
When I went there about 5 years ago there were big rocks (boulders) placed at both ends to stop people crossing.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 13:18

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 13:18
Similar to our visit, but they were not boulders, but extremely large concrete blocks that would have been about 2 ton each to stop idiots from dragging them out of the way
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Follow Up By: Rod N - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 14:02

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 14:02
In 2019 there were no obstructions on the main crossing and quite a few vehicles crossing. Are there 2 crossings in this location?
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 14:19

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 14:19
mate drove it the other day, so blocks etc must have been removed
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 14:25

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 14:25
There's a video here that verifies what Rod said.

All of which I find strange, as when we went through there in 2015 we were assured the closure was permanent. Apparently that only applies to death and taxes ...

[Edit:] Here is a link to the concrete blocks that Stephen referred to.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 15:13

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 15:13
Further to my reply above, these blocks made it totally impossible for any vehicle to cross over, and also look at the depth, compared to what is shown in the videos.

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Follow Up By: Ken O3 - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 17:00

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 17:00
Perhaps they are put there in times of high water levels to stop idiots getting swept off the crossing.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 17:10

Monday, Jul 12, 2021 at 17:10
Exactly Ken.

With deep fast flowing water, the crossing was deemed unsafe and those concrete blocks were put in place.

You can see by their size that you would have at least 2 plus ton of concrete there so add as an even greater deterrent for idiots to not try and drag them out of the way
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Follow Up By: Member - Dick L - Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 at 11:10

Sunday, Jul 18, 2021 at 11:10

Ivanhoe crossing 2014
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Reply By: friar - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 at 14:33

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 at 14:33
Drove across & back about 6 weeks ago,about knee deep,had lunch on the northern side saw a couple of vehicles come through
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Reply By: 1296 - Friday, Jul 16, 2021 at 17:43

Friday, Jul 16, 2021 at 17:43
Good fishing just down stream from the crossing. Just keep an eye out for hungry lizards.
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