Kalumburu Road

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Kalumburu Road
Western Australia
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Kalumburu Road (blue and white)
General information
TypeRural road
Length267 km (166 mi)
Major junctions

The Kalumburu Road in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia is a 267 kilometre unsealed road that connects the Gibb River Road to the aboriginal community of Kalumburu on the coast via the Mitchell Plateau.[1][2] The road, which often becomes inaccessible during the wet season,[3] is suitable for four-wheel drive traffic and facilities are limited to supplies available at the roadhouse at the Drysdale River Station.[4] Kalumburu Road runs north from the Gibb River Road, which it intersects approximately 250km west of Kununurra.[5] It also provides visitors access to Mitchell Falls.

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ "Gibb River Road, Kalumburu & the Mitchell Plateau". Australia's Northwest. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  2. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
  3. ^ O'Byrne, Denis; Rob Van Driesum; Paul Harding; Pete Cruttenden; Mic Looby (1988). Lonely Planet Outback Australia. p. 321. ISBN 1-86450-187-1.
  4. ^ "The Gibb River Road". Open Road. NRMA. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  5. ^ Gebicki, Michael (2005-05-14). "Discovering Our Glorious Frontier". The Sun-Herald. The Age. Retrieved 2008-09-07.