The 2016 Drive 4 Life tour in the Kim­ber­ley was an­other stun­ning suc­cess.

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FOR THE first time in its 10 year his­tory, the an­nual Drive 4 Life 4x4 tour ven­tured to the Kim­ber­ley re­gion of Western Aus­tralia.

The not-for-profit event raises money for low-pro­file char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions – like North­cott, a Nsw-based char­ity that sup­ports peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, and their fam­i­lies. Drive 4 Life has raised more than $748,000 for North­cott since the event be­gan in 2006.

For the 2016 event, par­tic­i­pants gath­ered at the start­ing point in Ku­nunurra, where the con­voy was split in two groups and sent in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions to pre­vent traf­fic jams.

Group One went in an an­ti­clock­wise di­rec­tion along Gibb River Road re­turn­ing along the Great North­ern High­way; Group Two took the clock­wise route along the Great North­ern High­way re­turn­ing via Gibb River Road.

The day be­fore the of­fi­cial event kicked off, Group One trav­elled 70km from Ku­nunurra to Lake Ar­gyle

Sharp rocks along the Pen­te­cost River cause­way. Cross­ing the Pen­te­cost River didn’t need a life pre­server this time.

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