A few notes, what else would I be doing in Alice on a Tuesday night.
. Times will allow plenty of poking about, pretty conservative.
. Mambi Island best campsite on the Ord River, never saw an island, short grass trimmed by magpie geese, brolgas and, err, cattle.
. 5 Rivers Lookout at Wyndham a must for sunset.
. great rock art site about 20ks from Wyndham, on side road up to dam, less than a km.
. Jacks Waterhole, all facilities washed away in 2008, or so, flood. Locked gate on GRR, No Camping signs. Err, I pushed the bike under the gate and enjoyed a campsite undisturbed by 4WDers. Best waterhole on GRR but wouldn't swim, good chance to encounter a hungry amphibian. Aboriginal owners unlikely to be concerned about you staying.
. More water than what you have shown in 100m long pools, but none is flowing, potentially.
. Galvan's Gorge worth a look, short walk to Rock art and can swim safely.
. Nice campsite 2km east of Imitji, can't camp in town, I rode back to the waterhole where you cross the creek, can't miss it. The kids, friendly, swim there.
. Have to stay at the not so quiet Silent Spring, generators, NP campsite at Bell Gorge. Has showers.
. Lennard Gorge worth a look despite the 7km each way ride and walk to gorge.
. Hardest place for water is stretch from Lennard River. Generally best part of the road.
. Could go into Windjana Gorge but it is filled with 4WDers. There are other spots that are just as scenic but not as hyped. This fits into people's itinerary who don't want to do the full GRR but want to see freshies basking.
Gee, I'm tempted to do a return trip now I know what it's like. Wish I knew all this before I left.
Getting itchy to be out riding but was 40Âº today.
Thanks for the tips. I suspected the times would be conservative but it I thought if I did this and planned what I wanted to do within the time I have (long service leave) it may just make it that much more enjoyable if I find that I am cruising along with time up my sleeve, if that makes sense? I guess what I am trying to do is get away from my normal approach of having to be at X spot each day and thus be pushing it and instead chill out a bit more with time to stop and relax when it takes my fantasy. Would love to be able to do what you are doing but alas without a "divorce" plus Lotto that is not going to happen in the near future