Gibb River Rd conditions

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 00:01
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I see on the WA Main Roads website that the Gibb River Rd is still closed between Mt Barnett and Home Valley Station. The Pentecost is listed as "500ml" - is that meant to be 500mm, or 50cm?

Kimberley road conditions

We're going to be in the area in about 3 weeks - is it likely that the road is just still being brought up to scratch post wet season at this time of year?

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Reply By: tukka - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 01:35

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 01:35
Yeah it would be 500ml deep which is nothing to worry about as it fows all year round and it doesnt drop much under that really. As for the condition of the road i dont think that it would of been graded yet and there was a lot of rain across the whole area this year so it would be in pretty bad shape. Its best not travelling straight afet its been graded as the grader seems to slice up alot or sharp rocks and it results in alot of flats . your best bet would be to Ring the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, El Questro Station or Home Valley station to find out the condition of the road and if or when its been graded. And as for it being closed between Mt Barnett and Home Valley im not sure why that would be as the Pentecost is only bout 50kms from the Great Northern Highway so it cant be due to the Pentecost. Special tip, Pentecost is home to many a Barra and they are easily caught just one hundred metres down from the crossing. Watch out for the crocs though as there are plenty around and they arent shy.
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Reply By: Oldsquizzy (Kununurra) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 02:07

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 02:07
Its because the Durack is still up.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:12

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:12
Thanks. Our itinerary has us at the Pentecost around about the 14th of May - hopefully it's passable by then or we might have to modify our trip plans.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:12

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:12
I mean hopefully the Durack is passable.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 10:28

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 10:28
Hot from the data feed for this area:

Shire of Wyndham – East Kimberley
ROAD CONDITION REPORT
Issued at 1430 hrs
Wednesday 16 April 2008

Kalumburu Road
Gibb River Road turn-off to Drysdale CLOSED
• Drysdale to Port Warrender Road CLOSED
• Port Warrender Road to Kalumburu CLOSED

Port Warrender Road (includes Mitchell Plateau/Falls)
Kalumburu Road to Mitchell Plateau CLOSED
Mitchell Plateau to Port Warrender CLOSED

Carlton Hill Road
OPEN
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings

Cave Springs Road - (Legune Road) to NT Border ONLY
OPEN TO 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings
King River Road - Great Northern Highway to Karunjie Track (Diggers Rest)
OPEN TO 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings
Karunjie Track - Gibb River Road
CLOSED

Parry Creek Road – (including access to VALENTINES SPRINGS)

Kununurra to Valentine Springs OPEN TO 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings
• Valentine Springs to Buttons Crossing OPEN TO 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings
• Buttons Crossing to Mambi Boat Ramp OPEN TO 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings

• Mambi Boat Ramp to Parry Creek Crossing OPEN TO 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings
• Parry Creek Crossing to Wyndham Open to High Clearance 4WD VEHICLES ONLY
Please Note: Parry Creek Crossing is Impassable and is Closed.

Access to Parry Creek Farm is only from the Wyndham Entrance.


Duncan Road
Open to High Clearance 4WD VEHICLES ONLY


Ivanhoe Crossing
CLOSED
Lake Argyle Road
OPEN TO VEHICLES UNDER 3 TON
Caution to be used at all Floodways and Creek Crossings

Station Access Roads For information regarding access roads to stations, it is recommended that stations are contacted direct

David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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