Preview from the Bash Bulletin
We’ll get our celebrities to plant a tree in Rotary’s Celebrity Park during breakfast before heading off to Mount Barnett and the Bash’s first taste of the – Bash famous – Gibb River Road! After arriving at Mt Barnett there will be a special afternoon event – Stuart’s Sunset Soiree – where there will be a little drive down to the Manning Gorge for some fun stuff plus we’ll take time out to remember PAST BASHERS. There will be the biggest and best Jack Cannons’ Party Time sip of the Bash plus the best ever speedboat race you have ever witnessed. There will be FREE river cruises for you to explore the Gorge also. So don’t dilly dally on this day, get in early – pitch your tent and get down to the Gorge where your best tropical, desert, oasis gear will be most appropriate. And a great opportunity for a swim right here as well. And after all that there is more entertainment with WA’s most favourite, entertainment son, PETER DEE, who we haven’t seen on a Bash since 1996 on the way to Busselton.
Highlights along the way
The shortest route from Kununurra to Mount Barnett is 400 km (and Google says that would take about 12 hours!).
Breakfast will be somewhere in Kununurra before we hit the road.
Gibb River Road
The legendary Gibb River Road travels over 600km through the Kimberley. It’s mostly a dirt track, with a few bitumen sections. Along the way are great river crossings, stunning gorges and dramatic terrain.
We’re camping at the Mount Barnett Roadhouse camping area. The camping area has shady sites around the trees on the riverbank and a good range of facilities for campers. The swimming hole here is reputedly the best in the region so it’s a very popular spot in the dry season.
Population: Don’t know – but it’s got to be a small number!
Manning Gorge is beautiful! Go to that link to see some photos – the best way to get a feel for what it’s like.