Great Australian River Crossings

The Gibb River Road

The Gibb River Road

If you’re looking for a 4WD adventure full of river crossings then you can’t go past the famous Gibb River Road in the Kimberley region, WA. The Gibb River Road takes you 660km from Derby/Broome on the west coast to Kununurra/Wyndham on WA’s Eastern border. The best time to travel the Gibb is in the dry season, which is roughly between April – October as during the wet season the road is generally closed due to torrential rain that floods the region.

Cape York

Cape York

Another great trip for river crossings is of course Cape York. The Old Telegraph Track involves a number of challenging river crossings with the hardest being Gunshot Creek. Like the Gibb River Road the Old Telegraph Track is only accessible in the dry season due to being closed in the monsoon season.

If you plan on taking on some of the more hardcore river crossings it is a good idea to have at least two vehicles as there is a chance that you will get bogged and it is always good to have a mate on the ready to give you a hand. It is also recommended that you check the road conditions and closures carefully before setting off on your trip so that you can properly plan your adventure.

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