Gibb River Rd & Kalumburu Rd - WA

Junction,Intersection,Turn Off 

Position

DEG: -16.118513 126.520996
DMS: 16º 07' 6.65" S 126º 31' 15.59" E
UTM: 52 K 8216362mN 234854mE
Altitude: 448.89m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Junction,Intersection,Turn Off

Location

617.12kms SouthWest of Darwin - Driving 1121 km (13 hours 21 mins)

Address & Contact

Gibb River Kalumburu Road No 66
WA 6728
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

This junction is located 415km east of Derby and 290km west from Kununurra. This is a major intersection of 2 heavily corrugated dirt roads in the Kimberley. Both roads are subject to seasonal flooding and occasional closure during the monsoonal wet season.

The Kalumburu Road provides the only access to the northern Kimberley region with the Mitchell Plateau and coastal Kalumburu community attracting the more adventurous 4WD and fishing enthusiasts during the dry season (May - October).

The turnoff to Mitchell Plateau is found 159km north from this junction along the Kalumburu Road, and Kalumburu is another 103km on - a total of 262km from this point. Fuel supplies and accommodation is available at Drysdale Station, and Kalumburu.

There is a well set up roadside stop here with an information board, picnic table, shade hut, rubbish dump and large clearing.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Wyndham Airport at 24/03:00am WST
Distance from Gibb River Rd & Kalumburu Rd 186.86km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
22.3°C°C%°C1009.9hPa0.0mmNNW7km/hr
4knots
7km/hr
4knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Elizabeth
Distance from Gibb River Rd & Kalumburu Rd 55.69km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.032.132.432.529.928.028.530.534.135.936.234.1
Mean Min. °C22.121.820.516.712.08.88.19.514.919.121.622.3
Mean Rain mm255.7226.2163.339.414.712.83.11.98.632.574.4166.9

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