Fifty-nine kilometres from the Gibb, Drysdale River is an oasis of fuel, meals (a licensed bar!) and accommodation. There are two camping grounds: the central Homestead ($16) and the Miners' Pool ($12) 5km away on the banks of the Drysdale River. Air-con and non-air-con rooms are available at the Homestead (April to September). Check here for ongoing road conditions.
Scenic flights to Mitchell Falls operate from May to August (from $450 per person).