THIS WAS THE FIRST LONG DISTANCE TRIP I DID WITH MY FIRST 4WD (A 1980 FJ45 PERSONNEL CARRIER) IN JULY 1989. APART FROM HAVING MY START BATTERY COLLAPSING & CARRYING ON USING THE DEEP CYCLE BATTERY FOR THE FRIDGE (AT THAT TIME  A 40Litre ENGEL), THE GOING WAS PRETTY SMOOTH.   THE ROUTE UP TO THE MITCHELL PLATEAU WAS VIA THE ABANDONED MITCHELL RIVER HOMESTEAD WHICH IS IN RUINS & THE TRACK HEAVILY OVERGROWN WITH VEGETATION.  FROM THE MITCHELL PLATEAU WE CARRIED ON UP TO KULUMBURU MISSION FOR FUEL THEN PROCEEDED BACK DOWN SOUTH.  ALL THE FALLS IN THE GORGES WERE RUNNING (INCLUDING THE GIBB RIVER) ON THE WAY UP, BUT WERE JUST POOLS OF WATER ON THE RETURN TRIP.  THE TRIP HOME WAS VIA LAKE ARGYLE, HALLS CREEK, BUNGLE BUNGLES.

  

 PRISON BOAB TREE DERBY

WINDJANA GORGE

WINDJANA GORGE

 TUNNEL 

 CREEK

TUNNEL CREEK 

LILLIMOOLA POLICE STN.

NAPIER RANGE

QUEEN VICTORIA'S 

HEAD

       BELL       GORGE

          GIBB           RIVER

KING EDWARD RIVER

KING EDWARD 

RIVER

SURVEYOR'S POOL

SURVEYOR'S POOL

MITCHELL RIVER FALLS

      MITCHELL RIVER 

FALLS

LAKE

ARGYLE

SPILLWAY LAKE ARGYLE

BUNGLE

BUNGLES

BUNGLE

BUNGLES

BUNGLE

 BUNGLES

CHINA WALL
HALLS CREEK

CEMETARY

OLD HALLS CREEK

POST OFFICE RUINS

OLD HALLS CREEK