The Gibb, as it is affectionately known, was built for droving cattle from Wyndham to Derby. Today it caters for a steady stream of four wheel drive vehicles.
Trail signage varies as the area remains privately owned by cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Every station has a range of beautiful rivers and gorges including: El Questro Station – Chamberlain and Emma Gorges, Mount Barnett Station – Manning Gorge Waterfall Walk, Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges Conservation Park – Bell Gorge, Gibb River Station – Barnett River Gorge and Mornington Wilderness Park – Diamond Gorge.
Beware of the fresh and salt water crocodiles. The estuarine crocs inhabit the rivers that meet the sea such as the Durack and Pentecost, whilst the fresh water variety inhabit the likes of the Manning and Barnett.
Some of the areas along this route have been affected by flooding in January 2023. Access is improving and for more information on the staged reopening of the Great Northern Highway and Fitzroy Crossing bridge please visit https://www.australiasnorthwest.com/plan/kimberley-flooding-travel-conditions-2023#no-back.