GRR in July

Submitted: Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 13:59
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G'day all,

Have some friends travelling the Gibb River Rd in the first 2 weeks of July. Darwin to Broome in that 2 weeks. Having read a fair bit about this trip I am concerned about the voume of traffic that is likely to be there at the same time (think it's school holidays at that time too). Any advice about do it, don't do it, watch out for this or that would be appreciated.

Just general advice about the trip at that time would be appreciated.

Onya and thanks

JimB
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Reply By: locallaw - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 14:24

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 14:24
Gidday,
I have been along this HIGHWAY a couple of times and passed and been passed by a lot of veichles of all kinds.It wont be long that it will all bitumnem all the way.One of the probs to look out for are BRITZ and associated 4wd travelling at Mach2 speeds.
If you could extend the time to visit more of the many secinic areas you will appreciate it as 2 weeks is a bit short.
We spent 2 months and didnt see all we wanted to so we went back and then didnt finish the tour.
When you get to the Gibb River Station heading south approx 13 ks on the right you will see the remains of a trailer. This happened on our first trip.The remains belong to my mates trailer which snapped the A frame on the trailer.
The owners of the GR Station would be the kindest people I have ever met.One young worker lent us his brand new LC ute to transport the trailer back to the Station and repair the trailer.His rifles and radios were all inside and he didnt know us from a bar of soap.Whilst we were repairing the trailer some of the jackaroos constantly returned to the wives we had to leave on the side of the road to look after contents of the trailer that were scattered all over the GR Road to make sure they were OK.The manager gave me his last beer out of the fridge.
Have a good trip all the same.
Seeya Locallaw
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Follow Up By: JimB - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 15:27

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 15:27
Thanks Locallaw.

Mrs are I have the opportunity to travel with them but also desire to travel longer later (next year or year after).

This is one of the problems that continues to feed my desire to continue exploring Oz before going OS. So much to see and soak up and yet our country is being exploited and commercialised so quickly. The gates to what we enjoyed yesterday are being locked today or tomorrow.

Always enjoy getting away from the Smoke

JimB
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