Kimberley – Mitchell Falls

Driving couple of hundreds kilometres on one of roughest tracks in Australia for just one waterfall? Why not 🙂

Zajet si nekolik set kilometru po jedne z nejhorsich cest v Australii kvuli jednem vodopadum? Proc ne 🙂



Mitchell Falls are located on Mitchell Plateau and it’s one of the most remote places in Australia.

Drysdale station is about 500km from nearest town, but in Kimberley is one of very few signs of civilization. It is necessary to be prepared for anything including hours of driving on the worst corrugations ever. Even the smallest mechanical problem can leave you stranded and recovery/repairs cost may go up to thousands $.

We liked Drysdale station – especially their coin phone. It was the only coin phone we’ve seen so far and it was very stylish – built in an old fridge :). We also got a very interesting traveling tip for unordinary adventure – crossing one of the biggest Australia’s dessert for about a week. Let’s see :).

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Apart from corrugations, there are some Aboriginals sites on the way to Mitchell Plateau. We stopped at one.

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We cycled the last 10km to the camp. Why? Because we could . From there it was about 9km lovely return walk crossing Little and Big Mertan Falls.

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We arrived to our bikes in total dark which made adventurous return to the car and a perfect finish to our 50th month anniversary. 🙂

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Mitchell Falls (vodopady) se nachazeji na Mitchell plateau (nahorni plosina) a jsou jedno z nejodlehlejsich mist v Australii.

Drysdale station jakozto tankovaci stanice je sama o sobe vzdalena asi 500km od nejblizsiho mesta, ale v techto koncinach je jedinym naznakem civilizace a Mitchell Falls se nachazi jeste nekolik set km dale = je tedy nutne byt vybaven ve vsech ohledech a taky psychicky byt pripraven na hodiny drkotajicich(nejen) zubu. Jakakoliv zavada na aute tu pak muze vyjit nekolik tisic $.

Drysdale station sama o sobe se nam libila. Nasli jsme tu prvni telefon na mince (vetsinou jsou na karty) a navic jeste se stylem – telefon byl zabudovan v lednici ;). A jen tak mezireci jsme dostali tip na nevsedni dobrodruzstvi, ktery spociva v cca tydenim prujezdu jedne z nejvetsich australskych pousti ;).

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Mimo bzilionu korugaci muzete po ceste narazit na odbocky na aboridzinske malby. My taky u jedny zastavily.

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V ramci setreni Zoika, udrzovani kondice, uklidneni nervu a jsme dojeli poslednich 10km do narodniho parku na kole. Odtud zacinala cca 9km stezska pres Mertenovy vodopady az k tem hlavnim nejvic fotografovanym vodopadum Kimberley – Mitchell Falls.

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Stezska je hrava a clenita, radost se projit. Presto nekteri plati $$$ za lety helikopterou, ktery je privezou primo k vodopadu a zpatky.

Ke kolum jsme dorazili uz za tmy a tak bylo 10km po hrbolaty ceste se slabymi celovkami velmi stylovym zakoncenim naseho vyletu a mimojine 50ti mesicu spolu :).

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One Response to Kimberley – Mitchell Falls

  1. silvie says:

    Miluju tu budku! 🙂

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