Gibb River Road

Discover your outback spirit

660 kilometres of dirt road awaits you on this right-of-passage road trip along the Gibb River Road. Your outback adventure can begin in Derby and take you through to Kununurra or vice versa. Either way you’re promised incredible adventure around every corner and sensational, untouched wilderness waiting to be explored.

The Gibb River Road was originally used as the main thoroughfare for transporting cattle between Derby and Wyndham in the 1960’s. Now, it's one of Australia's most iconic 4WD tracks.

At the end of the wet season, expect several large water crossings, including the most famous of these, the Pentecost River Crossing. The road also has many heavy corrugations, making it one heck of a bumpy journey! It pays to have a couple of spare tyres as navigating around the sharp rocks this stretch of road is famous for is sometimes unavoidable. For these reasons travelling on this road is not recommended for 2WD or towed caravans. Motor homes do regularly tackle the road with relative ease.

Quick Gibb River Road selfdrive checklist
  • Two spare tyres (minimum)
  • Tyre change and repair kit
  • Air compressor
  • Spare fuel
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Satellite phone
  • UHF radio
  • First aid kit
  • Maps
  • Station contact details