Wellsy & Greg's Kimberley Itinerary from 7th April to 20th May 2010

Date Nearest Stop Klms Post FP Destination Days Facilities
7Apr Katherine via The Ghan Train 1 Staying Big 4 Caravan Park
8Apr 8Apr 8Apr 34 24 45 Rest Area ‐King West Rest Area ‐Limestone Rest Area ‐Mathison 1 Table, Camping, no water. Water, Table, Shelter Camping Water, Table, Shelter, BBQ, Camping
9Apr 9Apr 75 18.8 Rest Area ‐Sullivan Victoria River Road House (pop 20) Tel: 08 8975 0744 (Janey) 1 No water, Toilet, BBQ, Tables, Camping Power, Laundry, Fuel, tap water, No pool, CK or Fridge, basic supplies ‐bread, apples, oranges, toms if their supplies OK, burgers & beer.
10Apr 10Apr 52.7 25 14.2 Yes Kuwang Lookout Durack Monument Timber Creek (pop 70) Can post parcel, see details opposite. Wayside Inn + Caravan Park Tel : 08 8975 0732 Timber Creek Ganamu Tourist Park Tel : 08 8975 0722 Max's Victoria River Boat Tours Tel : 08 8975 0850 2 Photo Opp Photo Opp Post Restante Service, TIMBER CREEK CPA, TIMBER CREEK VIA KATHERINE NT 852 Prefer stay here, wrong tel. # thou. Power, Laundry, Fuel, Tap water, Pool, no CK or Fridge, Mobile reception, store. Power, Laundry, Fuel, Pool, no CK or Fridge (Timber Creek Supermarket (08) 8975 0631) 80pp, some say not worth it
12Apr 12Apr 9 12 37 58 Bradshaw Bridge Gregory's Cairn Rest Area ‐East Baines or Rest Area ‐Saddle Creek 1 Photo Opp Photo Opp Water, Shelter, Table, Camping Water, Shelter, Table, Camping, Toilet
13Apr 13Apr 59 7 18 on dirt Beef Rd Momument Keep River National Park entrance Gurrandalng Camp 1 Photo Opp Table, pit toilets, water at beginning of dirt
14Apr 13 on dirt Jarnem Camp 1 Table, pit toilets, water
15Apr 15Apr 31 + 3=34 6 + 35=41 Yes RA ‐NT/WA Border Lake Argyle Camping & Caravan Park Tel : 08 9168 7777 (Charlie or Jane) PO Box 616, Kununurra WA 6743 3 Water, Toilets, Shelter ‐other side of border. CK, Fridge, Freezer, Water, Laundry, Pool ‐if get council approval, basic suppliesbread, cereals. From 1/4 lunches avail from Lic rest, dinners later in month.
18Apr 35 + 36.7=71.7 Kununurra (pop 5,000) Kimberleyland Caravan Park Tel : 08 9168 1280 (Greg) 5 Coles Supermarket ‐stocks Salmon sachets, long life cream & tinned leg ham. Pool, Laundry, CK has fridge/microwave, somewhere to sit if it rains. No need to book ahead.
NO MOBILE/INTERNET ACCESS UNTIL PROBABLY DERBY ON 13TH MAY
23Apr 45.7 Rest Area ‐Cockburn Shelter, pit toilet, no water.
8.1 Start of The Gibb River Road....grrrrr
23Apr 34.2 + 17=51.2 El QuestroStation Township Tel: 08 9169 1777 (Natalie) PO Box 909, Kununurra WA 6743. 3 Laundry, fuel, bar, rest, water, No CK or Fridge, swim in Pentecost River. Very basic store supplies ‐bread, no fresh fruit etc. No need to book ahead for camping, check level of Pentecost River before arriving.
Date Nearest Stop Klms Post FP Destination Days Facilities
Home Valley Station
26Apr 17 + 32.3 + 3.2=52.5 Yes Tel : 08 9161 4322 (Amanda) 3 Dinners, Bar, Laundry, Pool, water, Power, No CK or fridge.
PMB 15, Kununurra WA 6743.
29Apr 3.2 + 56=59.2 Bush Camp ‐near Jack's Waterhole 1 Possible water from Durak River, check at HV.
Ellenbrae Station
30Apr 49.8 + 7=58.8 Yes Tel : 08 9161 4325 (Marcia) 2 Showers, CK but no power, no alcohol, need week notice to order meals, bore water.
PMB 23, Kununurra WA 6743.
2May 7 + 71.2 + 3.1=81.3 Bush Camp ‐Gibb River 1 Water from Gibb River.
3May 3.1 + 54.5=57.6 Bush Camp ‐Hann River 1 Water from Hann River.
4May 62.5 Mt Barnet Road House Tel : 08 9191 7007 (Colleen) PMB 922, Derby WA 6728. 2 Showers, no laundry, full CK with fridge, water, mini supermarket with fruit, toms, ham, etc. Fuel, burgers, no mobile.
6May 33 + 4.7=37.7 Bush Camp ‐Adcock Gorge 1 Can we camp at Adcock River, 10K prior? O'wise water from Gorge.
7May 48 Bush Camp ‐Saddle Springs 1 Limited shade, clear & running water
8May 8May 2 20 Yes Imintji Store ‐Gary Tel : 08 9191 7471 PO Box 763, Derby WA 6728. Silent Grove NP Camp 2 Open 75pm 7 days, general store with toms, bread, ham, unleaded petrol, drinking water OK, no mobile. Water, showers, toilets, CK & shelter
10May 20 + 31.6=51.6 Bush Camp ‐Apex Creek 1 Track, RHS just after Apex Ck, water from Ck.
11May 65 Bush Camp ‐Leonard River 1 Long track RHS after bridge. Should be ice cream van here! Water from River thou crocs!
12May 106 Birdwood Downs (Robin) Tel : 08 9191 1275 1 Showers, toilets, CK no fridge, water, officially no laundry or beer however make exception to us, possibility also of having meal.
13May 18 Derby (pop 3236)
13May West Kimberley Lodge Caravan Park Tel : 08 9191 1031 4 Prefer this one. Pool, Laundry, small park, no kids, no CK, hard gound for tent on power only, Woolies in town.
Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park Tel : 08 9193 1055 No pool, CK or fridge, bike stolen in 2009, has camping area, close to public pool.
17May 55 Willare Bridge Road House Tel : 08 9191 4775 1 Bore water, very salty.
18May 55.1 60 Bush Camp or Nilibubbica Rest Area 1 Shady creek & melaleuca trees, water from creek. Little shade, pit toilets, no water, covered tables.
19May 75.9 Roebuck Road House Tel: 08 9192 1880 1 Water available.
20May 20May 34 Broome (pop 10,000) Kimberley Klub Youth Hostel Tel : 08 9192 3233 10 Yee Haaaaaaaaaa