Days
5
Price from
$1,695AUD

Enter the extraordinary landscape of the Kimberley, Australia's wildest region

A region of astounding natural beauty and great spiritual significance, Western Australia's Kimberley region is Australia untamed. And while the roads here can be rough and distances between attractions far, that doesn't mean you need to put aside weeks to travel here. This 5-day inland adventure takes in several of the Kimberley's highlight attractions, plus a whole host of lesser-known favourites. Weave through the boulders and chasms of the Bungle Bungles, spot crocodiles on a wildlife cruise through Geikie Gorge, encounter Dreamtime stories in the Mimbi Caves and learn the legend of Jandamarra on a tour of Tunnel Creek.


Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Destination
Western Australia, Outback, Kimberley
Style
Basix
Theme
Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 6
Code
PKBB-B

Why we love this trip

  • Marvel at striped 'beehives' in the Bungle Bungle

  • Take a barefoot stroll along Broome Beach

  • Go underground at Tunnel Creek

  • Cool off in a waterhole at Cathedral Gorge

  • Experience wild beauty in north-west Australia

  • Spot a flurry of birdlife in Geikie Gorge

  • Learn Dreamtime stories from an Indigenous guide

Is this trip right for you?

  • This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate.

Itinerary

Your tour starts this morning at approximately 6.30 am with a complimentary pick up from your Broome hotel.

Hitting the road east, stop in at Old Fitzroy Crossing before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge. Carved between the Geikie and Oscar ranges over time, Geikie Gorge is an awe-inspiring place that's home to a huge array of wildlife. Learn about the region's intriguing geology during the cruise, and be sure to keep an eye out for its freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. In the evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and tuck into our famous Kimberley BBQ.
Included Activities
  • Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
  • Guided Geikie Gorge Cruise
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
En route to Purnululu National Park, stop in at the old gold rush town of Halls Creek for a gander at Australia's version of the China Wall. Purnululu is better known as the home of the Bungle Bungles, unique orange and black-striped 'beehive' formations that are over 20 million years old. On arrival there'll be time for setting up and settling into camp before witnessing a memorable bush sunset. See the evening out with a delicious dinner, then fell asleep under canvas amid the sounds of the bush.
Optional Activities
  • Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight from - AUD350
Included Activities
  • Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Spend today exploring the extraordinary landscape of Purnululu. It might be hard to believe, but up until the 1980s it was only locals who knew that the Bungle Bungles existed. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now has World Heritage status. We'll explore the Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palms, and take a short walk into Cathedral Gorge where towering rock walls create a natural amphitheatre (2-3km). In the afternoon there'll be the chance to take a scenic flight and get a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (Flight is optional and at own expense).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Bidding farewell to Purnululu, travel to the Mimbi Caves: one of Western Australia's largest cave systems and oldest identified sites of human occupation. Located in the heart of Gooniyandi Country, these limestone caves are also of profound spiritual significance. On a guided tour through Mimbi's pools, fossils and ancient rock art, a local Gooniyandi guide will explain the concept of the Dreamtime through traditional stories. At the end, share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before continuing on to Fitzroy Crossing. (BL)
Included Activities
  • Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Following a night by the Fitzroy River we head west into Bunuba country. Once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of plants and animal. In the company of a local Indigenous Bunuba guide, explore the 750-metre cave system of Tunnel Creek. While touring the cave and its stalactites, hear the story of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Freshen up with a swim in the waterhole at the end of the tunnel, then travel on to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m high, enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then takes us out of the Napier Ranges and into Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’. (BL)
Optional Activities
  • Sunset Camel Ride (Broome, 1hr) - AUD70
  • Horizontal Falls Scenic Flight (Broome, half day) - AUD745
  • Pearl Farm Tour Ride (Broome, 4hrs) - AUD90
  • Camel Ride Broome, 30mins - AUD40
Included Activities
  • Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
  • Bunuba Indigenous Experience
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

All Terrain vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
  • Guided Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
  • Bunuba Indigenous Experience

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Broome at approximately 6am and finishes early evening day 6. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
2. This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. See PKBB-O for Original

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