When it comes to recreational fishing, the vast coastline of the East Kimberley with its many rivers and estuaries, provides a valuable habitat that is home to an incredible fisher resource.
Fishing is a favourite pastime around the Ivanhoe Crossing but please be crocodile aware and definitely NO SWIMMING.
This concrete causeway was constructed as part of the original road from Wyndham to Katherine in the NT. Due to varying water levels, please check with @KununurraVisitorCentre
or Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley on road closures. 📸 @westernaustralia
A bit of fun #ivanhoecrossing
keeping an eye out for 🐊 plenty of pelicans enjoying 🐠 fishing. Nervous 😬 fun
My parents driving over Ivanhoe Crossing in Kununurra, Western Australia. •
This used to be the original road to get to Kununurra from the south. Once the larger dam bridge was built, Ivanhoe just became a bridge for weekend or outdoor adventures. During the wet season the water rises and often this crossing disappears. •
Once I followed dad as he brought a house (yes, a FULL house!) on a truck over this crossing because it would not fit across the main bridge. •
It surprises me that at times I feel overwhelmed by obstacles to overcome when I think of the “can do” example my mum and dad have set. •
Would you cross this with your 4WD and caravan?
We came off the Gibb River Road and drove to Kununurra - it was the hottest day we had experienced and as we did not want to set up our campsite in the heat we drove around Kununurra. We had also come from one of the most spectacular campsites (on the Pentecost @ Home Valley) to the overflow of a caravan park up near the mulch piles and where they store peoples caravans (because we hadn’t booked earlier) so the mood was pretty depressing. I remember driving over the Ivanhoe Crossing when I was just a kid, 5 years ago when we had last visited Kununurra it was closed so it was wonderful to be able to relive a childhood experience and it lifted everyone’s mood. Awesome experience ❤️ #ivanhoecrossing #kununurra #campingwithkids #familyholiday #kimberleywa #westernaustralia #justanotherdayinwa #exploringourstate #watercrossing
We couldn't possibly go to Kunnunurra without giving the Ivanhoe Crossing a go. Such a beautiful little spot. Quite a few tourist having a look but chickening out so we thought we'd show them how it was done in the old troops. I think we took a video but can't seem to find it right now so all i can give you are the photos frm each end :) What a beautiful river also!
First time for everything....finally got to drive over Ivanhoe Crossing. Only took 6 years!
Yesterday we went to find Ivanhoe Crossing and watch the cars crossing sides. There was huge debates amongst the team as to whether I should give it a go. One voted yes two voted no; the yes voter got his dad on the phone to tell me that it would be fine. But at the end of the day, this far from home, and with the amount of issues I've endured with Mitsy I decided not to do the crossing 😕. I would have happily crossed if someone else was driving but I've only got mum with me and she wasn't keen at all 😄. Still it was fun watching those that did cross and I befriended some locals fishing for black brim (bigger than barramundi apparently) with hand reels!! Again no croc sightings though.
My favourite place for sunsets with some nice colour - Ivanhoe Crossing. Watch out for the 🐊’s though 🤙
Hidden Valley National Park (Mirima) The Kimberley Western Australia
😳🙈🙄🤨😬 now they are all hooked. I hope we make it home 🤷🏻♀️
🌱Anything you can do, I can do too! Ross is driving in first pic, I'm driving with Niah in the second. And, we made it alive. (Nevermind the fisherman on the side worried about how far I was going in case I flooded the car). 🤔😂
An arvo of unsuccessful Barra catching leads to pristine Kimberley water hole watching! #ivanhoecrossing