Your pre and post accommodation in Broome is included. Tour through hidden caves at Tunnel Creek. Experience serenity at pristine Bell Gorge. Hear about outback lore at a remote cattle station
Get wild and remote in some of Australia’s most untouched territory, the Kimberley. Embark on an adventure tour down the rough Gibb River Road, taking in hidden caves and indigenous history at Tunnel Creek. Discover waterfalls, palm oases and shaded rock pools in Bell, Adcock and Windjana gorges, and enter natural amphitheatres in the iconic Bungle Bungles. Get active hiking through chasms, cool off in Zebedee Springs and cruise through Geikie Gorge by boat in search of wildlife.
Breakfast Included: 11 Lunches Included: 8 Lunches Included: 8
You can arrive any time today. An airport transfer is included if you advise us of your flight arrival. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure: Broome is one of the most interesting outback towns in Australia. From the age of the dinosaurs and the ancient stories of local indigenous people to the region’s role in early global exploration and the flourishing south sea pearl industry, this cultural melting pot has many a tale to tell. In the evening, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner, while we prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.
It's an early start this morning, as you leave Broome when the sun
begins to rise. While travelling through the remote Kimberley
landscape, your guide shares stories of local history, people and the
environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and
visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree', before hitting the Gibb River
The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek with your local
Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the
Napier Range, discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety
of wildlife. It's here where you'll also learn the legend of Jandamarra,
an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in
the late 1800s. From here you’ll travel to Windjana Gorge in time to
set up camp and go for a walk down to the gorge itself where you’ll
be able to spot a number of freshwater crocodiles and enjoy the
sunset over the Napier Range. Tonight, settle into your first night
under the Kimberley night sky.
First thing this morning we head off for Bell Gorge, a hidden
highlight of the West Kimberleys. This idyllic retreat, considered the
most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal
clear pools formed over millions of years - an easy place to while
away a few hours! We’ll then travel slowly along the Gibb River
Road exploring the beautiful and ancient King Leopold Range on the way to our camp by the Manning River.
Mt Barnett Station
Spend today swimming in paradise. Cross the Manning River and
hike through the rugged wilderness of the King Leopold Ranges to
arrive at the stunning Manning Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of
Manning Falls swim in the deep clear pool, discover Aboriginal rock
art and look out for wildlife on the edges of the water. Overnight we camp on Mt Barnett Cattle Station.
El Questro Station
Enjoy a full free day at El Questro today. Take the time for a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge or join an optional cruise on Chamberlain Gorge. Maybe sample a local bush tucker walk or a bird watching tour. There are plenty of optional activities. Otherwise kick back and choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.
El Questro Station
This morning we drive the back end of the GibbRiver Road. An absolutely magical drive out of the King Leopold Ranges and into the Pentecost Range. We’ll stop at a stunning ookout over the high flat mesas of the Cockburn Range with the Pentecost River snaking its way past the mountains out to the sea. We’ll drive down to the Pentecost River for an iconic photograph before driving across the river. Shortly after our river crossing we’ll arrive in the scenic El Questro Wilderness Park where we’ll set up in our permanent camp for two nights.
Purnululu National Park (The Bungle Bungles)
After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern
Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle
Bungle Range. Two nights here, staying overnight in the new private
Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the Park, the only camp in
the national park to overlook the Bungle Bungle Range. This allows
a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National
Park, the most famous of which, are the ‘beehive domes’.
Emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. Visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.
Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Unbelievably, nobody but the local indigenous people knew of the
Bungle Bungles until the early 1980s; once discovered by outsiders,
the area was made a national park in 1987. Explore Echidna Chasm
(2 km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short
walk (2-3 km) into Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a
natural amphitheatre. There's time in the afternoon to take an
optional scenic flight and enjoy an optional birds-eye view of the
beehive domes (approximately AUD 379 per person) to put it all into
En route to Fitzroy Crossing, break the long journey with a visit to
the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall.
You'll also enjoy lunch at Mary Pool and visit the remote Laarri
Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at
Geikie Gorge and Broome
A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start
to your last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Napier
Range during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the
fascinating geology and discover the huge array of wildlife, including
freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing
and enjoy lunch by the river before returning to Broome.
As the adventure draws to an end, it is time to bid farewell to the Kimberley. If you are departing on a flight today, an airport transfer is included. Alternatively, you may have booked into one of Broome’s many resorts for a little luxury following your intrepid experience in the Kimberley wilderness – there is plenty more of Broome to explore and experience!