Fuel and basic supplies are available at a small number of roadhouses and stations along the Gibb River Road. While the distances between fuel stops are manageable, it is important to take into account the extra kilometres travelled along side tracks to tourist sites and accommodation. Travellers are advised to carry jerry cans with extra fuel.
Fuel along the Gibb River Road:
Derby - Imintji Store (Diesel only; mechanical and tyre repair; grocery items) 227km.
Imintji Store – Mt Barnett Roadhouse (Diesel and petrol; grocery items) 80km.
Mt Barnett Roadhouse – El Questro (Diesel and petrol; minor mechanical and tyre repair; grocery items) 320km.
El Questro – Kununurra 81km.
Note: while Balanggarra Home Valley Station does not sell fuel, it does have a workshop for mechanical and tyre repairs. Balanggarra Home Valley Station is closed in 2022.
Fuel along the Kalumburu Road/Mitchell Plateau
Drysdale River Station (Diesel and petrol; tyre repairs; grocery items).
Prepare before you go:
Broome, Derby and Kununurra all have well-stocked supermarkets where you can stock up for your trip. Local butchers Tenderspot in Broome and Kununurra, and Sampey Meats in Derby can cryovac meat packs for you; we recommend that you place an order for these packs well in advance of your trip.