The Wandering Tops

The Wandering Tops

10 August, 2013

Lazy days in Broome

Just a quick update for those who are interested in camping spots, after leaving Kununurra we got back in the swing of travelling again doing 250 km to Leycesters Rest - Ord River free camp just 7 km south of the turn off to the Bungle Bungles.  This is a reasonable camp with plenty of room for 30 or more caravans and you can explore the Ord River bed, generally dry at this time of year. 

We're on the right and many others at Mary Pool

The next night was at Mary Pool 108km west of Halls Creek, this is a very popular camp stop and can get over 100 campers.  We only stayed one night and moved onto Fitzroy River Lodge, staying for 2 nights. Made a day trip out to look at Geike Gorge, didn't take the tour as the times didn't work out and we had visited previously.  Also visited the old Fitzroy River Crossing and old town site. Fitzroy Lodge was a bit of an oasis with shady camp sites and the lodge had a tavern serving 2 for one fish and chips, we could not resist!! 

Geikie Gorge

A local having a nap above the water line on the Fitzroy River near the old crossing

As we knew we had a booking at Derby for the Horizontal falls we decided to break the travel to Derby by staying at Ellendale Rest Area, about 125km east of Derby for the night.  This is a nice camp area with toilets and dump point.  We arrived around morning coffee and had a choice of spots but by dust there was around 20 caravans staying for the night. From here it was into Derby staying 3 nights and taking the Horizontal Falls tour as mentioned in my earlier post, just great.

Plenty of spots to choose from at Ellendale Rest Area

After leaving Derby we headed for Broome.  As we could not get into our preferred caravan park in Broome for 6 days we stayed out at Broome Gateway Accommodation.  This suited us as we did a couple of day trips to Quondong Point and the Bird Observatory, oh and a day into Broome for shopping.

Looking back towards Derby from the wharf at sunset with some burning off in the east.

Part of our scenic drive from Quondong Point

Broome Gateway Accommodation, at Roebuck Plains, good water, great amenities no power

Broome Gateway, great facilities and the biggest fire pit ever for those cold nights.

We have now moved into Broome's Tarangau Caravan park and will spend the next couple of weeks just chilling out ....... well really enjoying the great weather and sunshine before we start to head south slooooowly later in the month.

Guess where ..... Camels at Cable Beach on sunset

Sunset at Gantheaume Point
Our backyard for the next couple of weeks ........... will we ever leave?

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