Gibb River Rd...school holidays

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 23:35
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Hi there....we are heading up to the Gibb River Rd right smack bang at the start of the school holidays, I am thinking it's going to be really busy, has anyone done this trip at this time of year and was it a bit much with heaps of people....we have lived up North for years and this is the first time we have had the opportunity do do it...oh...and the kids are grown up so it's our first camping trip without our babies...!

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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 00:03

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 00:03
We'll probably suffer the same fate - heading that way towards July. I've heard it gets busy in July and that camping spots fill early. Our son went mid July last year but found it a bit quieter as the effects of rain in June had kept people away.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 00:04

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 00:04
We did it with 3 kids in July Holidays 2006. Not a problem anywhere. Getting around, getting a camp no probs.

Only trouble we had was getting a spot in the van parks at Kununurra, Broome and Derby. On the actual GRR it self the traffic thinned out. No issues at all.

You'll love it.
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Reply By: Alcoz - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 04:31

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 04:31
Hi, we did it last year and got rained of the GRR and still had a ball!
The trick with the main towns was to get there as early possible but the roadside camps were the best fun anyway. Enjoy!
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Reply By: DIO - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:28

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 09:28
This year it might not be the 'kid effect' that makes travelling 'difficult', BUT the 'fuel price effect'.
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Follow Up By: tam16 - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:10

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:10
It's not really the kids that bother me its the traffic and trying to get camping spots...I don't like being squashed in....thanks for the replies tho.
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Reply By: andyroo - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11:27

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11:27
Shouldn't have any problems mate. Did this a few years ago in july and didn't have a problem. We thought exactly the same as you did. Some of the roadside camps were a little busy but only need to look around and its great. We found a little book with free campsites for north wa very useful got some great little sites out of that. Have fun!

we even ran into a grader grading a section of the gibb river road and he cleared a little site for us just off the gibb where he was camping.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michael - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:46

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 17:46
From what you have described Andy, is sounds like you used "The Guide to Free Camping in the North of WA" - A very popular little book! If anyone is interested, it can be purchased from the ExplorOz Online Shop.

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Reply By: VH-GU4 - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 15:55

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 15:55
Mt Barnett the other day: $2.10 per litre for Diesel, sorry didnt look at the petrol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 18:22

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 18:22
$2.22 for Diesel at Drysdale River Station, July 2005 - wonder what it is now?
Mmmmmmmm, now where do we go next?

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Follow Up By: chook2706 - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 23:56

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 23:56
$2.12 this morning
$2.85 in Kalumburu.
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