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Two German backpackers vanish in remote Western Australia

Two German newlyweds have disappeared after taking a trip deep into the West Australian wilderness.

Benjamin Kress, 29, and Nathalie Kress, 26, are travelling together in the Kimberley region in the north-west of the state.

The couple were last heard from at 80 Mile Beach between Broome and Port Hedland on July 21.

Their family were told they were intending to travel along the Gibb River Road in their 2002 Nissan Patrol.

Their car is silver and has Victorian number plates reading 1MF9YK. 

No one from the family has had contact with the couple in more than two weeks, leaving them concerned for their safety.

The young couple were married in Kalgoorlie just last month. 

The ‘Gibb’ is a 660km stretch of road that travels from Derby on the west coast to Kununurra on the Northern Territory border and is considered one of the most spectacular overland trips in Australia.

The route traverses through amazing waterfalls, rock pools, Indigenous sites, national parks, broad open ranges and dramatic gorges.

Rare flora and fauna can be seen along the scenic roadway along with geological formations with major attractions including the Windjana Gorge National Park, Manning Gorge and King Leopold Ranges. 

The roadway is incredibly remote, with accommodation available in various cattle stations along the route.

Only highly experienced four wheel drivers and campers recommended to tackle the challenging terrain. 

West Australian police have urged anyone in the public who sees the pair, their car or has knowledge of their whereabouts to contact them.

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