Travelling the Gibb River Rd

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 21:36
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Is anybody travelling along the Gibb River Rd, starting at the Broome end around the 1st June this y ear, with the intention of heading up to Mitchell Falls and surrounding areas of the Kimberleys? Was hoping to maybe meet up with fellow travellors, there is two adults and a five year old travelling in our party.
Kevin
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 21:47
Your a bit early for me Big Kev, I'm coming from the other end a month later.
If you check Trucksters WWW page he has links to a few of the 4 X4 clubs. They might have someone if you post the question.
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Reply By: Beddo - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 21:47
Wrong end for me - coming up from Sydney way - 2 adults and 4yr old - may meet along the way !!
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Reply By: Drew - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 12:31

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 12:31
I will be arriving Broome end of May and travelling GRR to Mitchell Falls and Kalumburu from late May early June. Wife plus 6 year old girl and 11 year old boy and a tinny. Probaly taking about 2 weeks plus in the area at this stage but no fixed plans.
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Follow Up By: kevin - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 17:14

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 17:14
Thanks everybody for the replies
Drew,
We are arriving in Broome 25th May staying at Bali Hai for 3 nights, then have 2 nights booked at Cape Leveque before returning to Broome for 2 nights, heading off up GRR 1st June. We dont have any plans from here other than to reach Katherine about 3 weeks later. Would be great to meet up with you, what is the best way to contact each other, if you are interested.
Kevin
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Reply By: Drew - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 17:25

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 17:25
Email me is probably the best way. Post your address and I will respond to it.
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Follow Up By: kevin - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 17:29

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 17:29
Drew,

I dont have your email address other than the reply on this site and dont know how to send a secure email. Is that possible as we havent used this particular site before.

Kevin
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Reply By: Nordave - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 19:14

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 19:14
May pass you at some stage we are starting up the Gibb RR a few days after you. Properly the 6th, there is a stairway to the moon showing on the 5th in Broome would like to show the people travelling with us that
(For those who have not seen it the stairway to the moon is a quite spectacular event when the full moon corresponds with the low tide and produces reflections in the shallows looking like a stairway up to the moon. With Broomes 10 meter tides this looks great and people come from miles to sit on their fold up chairs and enjoy a couple of cleansing ales or smooth reds according to your preference.
We will not be getting off the main GRR this trip unfortunately so will only be spending just over a week on that part of the trip, as we are doing a big circle up through Darwin and back down to Alice and over the Great central highway then back up to the Pilbara where we live.
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Follow Up By: kevin - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 21:28

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 21:28
Hi Nordave
Thanks for the info about the steps to the moon hope to see you up that way, looks like we might have to stay in broome for a bit longer or do a stort trip out to tunnel creek & geikie gorge and back by the 5th to see the stairway. If you wish to stay in contact e mail me
thanks again kevin
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Reply By: Drew - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 19:20

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 19:20
Kevin, if you are a member, email David or Michelle Jacka and ask for my email address (Drew - Member 152). David will pass it on to you I am sure. Go to the "About us" section at the bottom of the page and link to Michelle and David there.
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Follow Up By: kevin - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 20:14

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 20:14
Drew,

We are not members but my email address is as follows
kcopson@bigpond.net.au
We are based in Brisbane, whrere are you guys
Kevin
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Reply By: JohnS - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 00:40

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 00:40
Kevin (or any other forum members travelling the Kimberley),

I live in Derby at the west end of the GRR and will have made at least one trip along the GRR by the time you turn up. It's still closed at the Barnett River for now. I have the task of organising a one month itinerary around the Kimberley for a group from the LROC of WA and with luck we will get them into a few places the tourists can't access. If you need some local knowledge when you get here I live opposite the north end of the caravan park in Rowan St. You should see a red Land Rover 110 Defender in the driveway and maybe me sucking on a tin about beer o'clock if I'm in town.

JohnS
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Follow Up By: kevin - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 05:40

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 05:40
Thanks John
Sounds good we will call in and say good day when we get to derby,might stay a night or two at the van park, the initerary you are planing sounds good.

kevin
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