Gibb River Road - western side

Sunday, Jun 22, 2008 at 08:00

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The Gibb River Road and the West Kimberley


We spent over three weeks touring from Derby to Kununurra, seeing scenic and fascinating areas. This travelogue takes us from Derby to the Kalumburu turn off which is roughly half was along the Gibb River Road. The Gibb River Road runs from Derby to a point between Wyndham and Kununurra and was constructed as a road during the 1950s to transport cattle from the stations to the abattoirs and ports at Wyndham and Derby.
Before going on the Gibb River Road itself, we took the highway to Fitzroy Crossing to see Geikie Gorge, which is very different to the gorges of the Gibb River Road.Geikie Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge are all in a range which is believed to be part of a 350 million year old barrier reef. Unlike coral formed barrier reefs, this reef was built principally by algae and lime secreting organisms called stromatorapoids. In some areas corals, shells and fossilized fish can be seen.

Let the adventure begin

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