Road condition from Fitzroy Crossing to Tunnel Ck

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 05:45
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Hi, Has anyone used the road from Fitzroy Crossing up the Tunnel Ck road onto The Gibb River Rd near Windjana Gorge. We are getting conflicting info on how rough the road and 1 creek crossing is. Appreciate any first hand recent experience.

Thanks a lot...Brian
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Reply By: Bushwhackers - Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 08:55

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 08:55
Hi Brian,

We travelled this road at the of May and it was OK. Definitely more corrugated between Windjana and the Gibb. Only one water crossing of any significance which was easy. The east end was in the best condition.

If you're not in a hurry with tyres down, it is easy.

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Follow Up By: BriNor - Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 19:02

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 19:02
Thanks Richard.
We will have a look at it tomorrow.
cheers Brian
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Follow Up By: BriNor - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 04:36

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 04:36
We went through this road over the last few days. The bottom end is quite good up until Tunnel Creek. There is only 1 water crossing about 300mm deep with a firm gravely base. It is quite corrugated between Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge, but OK with lowered tyre pressures. Great camp site at RAAF Boab Quarry, great views and still plenty of clear water in the quarry for a refreshing swim without crocs.

Cheers Brian
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Reply By: Willie - Monday, Jul 07, 2014 at 08:23

Monday, Jul 07, 2014 at 08:23
What do you guys drop your tyre pressure to for corrugations ?


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Reply By: Bushwhackers - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 03:26

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 03:26
We had tyres at 23psi cold for the Gibb. Initially took them down to 20psi but the side walls looked to be bulging too much so upped it.

Generally, I take the pressure down to 25psi or thereabouts, have a look at the tyres and go from there.

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Follow Up By: muddywaters - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 at 22:11

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 at 22:11
Hi Brien,
Travelled the Gibb the last 2 weeks. Its twice now the first & last time. We had the tyres down to 28psi all round and had no tyre problems but shook hell out both Christine & I and the rig. Speed was between 15kph and 45kph depending whether we were on the graded section or not. The road from the Gibb to Winjana was very rough, fortunately only 20km. I heard the road from Winjana to Tunnel Creek was bad.The worst part was from Drysdale turn off to the Kununurra end, rough stone nearly all the way. No major damage but shook a couple drawer runners loose and shook the radio out of the dash in the truck. Saw a lot vehicles and trailers go past on tilt trays, about 7or 8 in total. We can not understand the speed some people drive on roads like this, maybe they are hired vehicles though some of the vans were fair hooking along.
When we go to Mitchell falls one day we'll fly. Did not go up the Drysdale road it was reported to be the worst section. We have decided we do not need to be shaken and rattled for 6 hours a day. The Gibb was much worse then Garry Junction road we travelled to Alice last year. The scenery and Gorges were spectacular but after while you get gorged out, they are all great but get to look alike after a while.
Regards Andrew
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