Gibb River Rd & Barnett River Gorge Turnoff - WA

  Junction,Intersection,Turn Off


DEG: -16.558645 126.123634
DMS: 16º 33' 31.12" S 126º 07' 25.08" E
UTM: 52 K 8167071mN 193014mE
Altitude: 457.62m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Junction,Intersection,Turn Off


681.09kms SouthWest of Darwin - Driving 1200 km (14 hours 27 mins)

Address & Contact

Gibb River Rd
WA 6728
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Barnett River Gorge is a spectacular place to visit. The turnoff is marked as 3km, however there are quite a few tracks, mostly winding, and no more signs to indicate which to take. If you are using digital mapping software, you will see the Barnett River runs pretty much parallel to the GRR. The gorge itself is to the right. You pass a number of bays where either lunch stops or overnight camps are possible but you can’t miss the gorge itself if you continue sticking to the right. The track continues through a short, sharp and rocky dip (no water) and then solid rock plateau where you can choose to either drive the final 200m over the rocks (turn hard left after the dip) to a big Boab tree and the start of the gorge walk or stop at the start of the rocks and walk from there.

The walk from the boab is marked with stone cairns but there are a couple of options for heading down the cliff to the water below. Keep an eye out on the left for the first set of markers as this will bring you to the better swimming section of the gorge with sandy beaches and clear deep pools.

Campsites are located alongside the river in the lower part and due to popularity these are well signed.
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Mount Elizabeth
Distance from Gibb River Rd & Barnett River Gorge Turnoff 15.78km N
Mean Max. °C33.032.132.432.529.928.028.530.534.135.936.234.1
Mean Min. °C22.121.820.516.712.
Mean Rain mm255.7226.2163.339.414.712.

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