Toni, our car, is probably not completely up to the task of driving the entire Gibb River Road (or we won’t risk the river crossings in any case). However, we were told that the first short part of it is the most beautiful anyway. So, we drove from Derby up until the first river crossing (which has a bridge, actually), and then took the turnoff to Fitzroy Crossing. This route took us past two main attractions: Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek.

These rock formations are actually part of an ancient reef  – the Devonian Reef – that now rises far above the ground. Proof of this can be found in the numerous fossils of sealife that are embedded in the rock face. It is without a doubt one of the most impressive places we’ve seen in W.A.

We also got some free “reality TV” entertainment, when a group of suicidal Aussie bikers – beer in hand – decided to taunt the hundreds of freshwater crocs in the river. Luckily/sadly – whichever you prefer – no one got eaten…

/ 4WD, Sights

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