The BEST Gibb River Road Gorges and which one is our favourite

Before we started the Gibb River Road, I did not realise how many safe swimming spots there were! Most of our days were spent “getting wet” at spectacular waterfalls and cool swimming holes.

There are dozens more gorges to explore along the Gibb, here are our 6 BEST Gorges along the Gibb River Road! 

Plus we disclose our very favourite, read why we rate Manning Gorge and the campground…

Windjana Gorge
Windjana Gorge

I heard it was over-rated, but I loved camping at Windjana Gorge under a “Devonian Reef”, spotting crocs and hiking with the sunrise and sunset…

Emma Gorge by Overland Exposure

We took our kids to Emma Gorge and the warm Zebedee Springs on El Questro Station, but there are lots more to explore here…

Galvans Gorge

With a shorter, flat walk (and a few rocks) and no crazy 4WD track into the carpark, I promise that pretty Galvans Gorge is WELL worth it! And guess what? We had it ALL to ourselves! Spot the boab right at the top, and there’s a rope swing…

Tunnel Creek

We give a “special mention” to adrenaline pumping Tunnel Creek – where you climb into a cave, swim through permanent waterholes and wade to the other side of the Napier Range. With crocs….

Mitchell Falls section_ Little Mertens by Overland Exposure
Mitchell Falls section_ Little Mertens by Overland Exposure

Mertens Gorge hosts Little Mertens Falls (pictured) and famous Mitchell Falls. We bypassed the notorious road, so far off the GRR but Overland Exposure rated their experience 10/10!

Michelle at Bell Gorge Upper Pool

A very rocky walk in, but doable and there are upper pools to dunk in (beside the waterfall!), if you choose NOT to climb up and down to the base of Bell Gorge. We camped at the lovely Silent Grove…

In case you missed them, here are our Gibb River Road tips! Remember, be croc wise when you’re travelling up here.

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