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We Did The Ivanhoe Crossing!

October 31, 2017 0 Comments
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loveyourtravels is joint travel blog by engaged couple Stacey and Wayne.
The blog is to encourage others to get out there and see their own backyard. Even if its day trips, weekends, holidays or full time travel we do it all. We love to share our travel experiences, thoughts and costs.
Planning our Wedding in March 2019 then taking off immediately after to Road Trip and Work Australia.
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Ivanhoe Crossing has officially been ticked off the Aussie Bucket List!  Driving a river crossing can be dangerous, you need to be equipped with a 4WD and be aware of the elements around you. Stacey has never been a huge fan of river crossings,  maybe it has something to do with  crocodile infested waters or the fact you can’t see the bottom of what your driving across. However with the Ivanhoe Crossing, she was keen to tackle this one and we recorded our experience to remember forever.

The Ivanhoe Crossing is a concrete causeway over the Ord River approximately 15 minutes drive  North of Kununurra, Western Australia. The crossing is  free to drive across, however you need to pick your timing of the year to visit.    We were lucky  when we visited in late September 2017 as the crossing had just re opened to the public.  That is a significant amount of time to have it closed considering the Wet Season is generally from November to March.

 

If your not keen on doing the crossing yourself, or not equipped with a 4WD, you can still drive out to the crossing for a look. However if the gate is shut the level is deemed to dangerous for vehicle access. The Ivanhoe Crossing is recommended by locals for a spot of barramutndi fishing, however don’t fish from the causeway as saltwater crocodiles inhabit the area.

The Ivanhoe Crossing was orginally part of the main road through to Wyndham. However when the Old River Irrigation project commenced in 1960s, the river began to flow all year round. Which meant during the Wet Seasons, the road became impassable.  To take the drive to Wyndham you now use the Great Northern Highway.

Watch our Epic YouTube Video!

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loveyourtravels

loveyourtravels is joint travel blog by engaged couple Stacey and Wayne. The blog is to encourage others to get out there and see their own backyard. Even if its day trips, weekends, holidays or full time travel we do it all. We love to share our travel experiences, thoughts and costs. Planning our Wedding in March 2019 then taking off immediately after to Road Trip and Work Australia.

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