MINIMUM VEHICLE / SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Every vehicle attending must have these
The Gibb River Road is famous for its sharp rocks and has a bad reputation for shredding tyres. You should make sure that all your tyres (including any spares) have at least 75% tread on them.
All terrains are the preferred tyre and we strongly recommend them.
Road tyres can be ok if in new condition but I wouldnít trust them. Muddies tend to flick a lot more rocks and have more punctures in dry conditions.
The eastern end of the Gibb consists of a grey shale like substrate that is very hard on tyres.
You should take at least one spare tyre each for your vehicle and trailer (if you are towing) and they should be in excellent condition. An extra spare can be a good idea.
Each vehicle will need to be equipped with or carry a UHF radio. We recommend a 5w unit and a good aerial, securely mounted (we found that our ARB bar moved way too much and just destroyed our aerial, so it is now mounted on a bracket with the spare wheel). We will advise which channel at the start of the GTG.
FIRST AID KIT
A good first aid kit able to deal with burns, cuts, grazes and sprained ankles.
Donít forget to bring a good supply of any prescription drugs that you require.(Itís a long way between pharmacies out there!)
AIR COMPRESSOR AND TYRE GAUGE
TYRE PLUG KIT
Donít worry if youíre unsure how to use them. There will be plenty of folk along who do and Iím sure a demo will be done somewhere!
There are several places along the Gibb River Road that do tyre repairs.
Not that weíll be doing any real 4WDing but you never know.