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4-wheel-drive Australian adventure on legendary Gibb River Road

4-wheel-drive Australian adventure on legendary Gibb River Road

Ten years ago, my travel partner spent some time bumming around Australia in a four-wheel-drive SUV.

She returned with only one regret: skipping the legendary Gibb River Road, a 410-mile-long former cattle route that cuts through the sprawling Kimberley region in Western Australia. Her visit had taken place during the wet season (November to April) — the wrong time to tackle the flood-prone Gibb. The road trip remained on her bucket list until this summer, when we finally crossed it off.

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The Gibb River Road is a dirt and gravel road...

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