Days
10
Price from
$2,995AUD

Enter into the wilds of the Kimberley on an off-road journey that takes in Windjana Gorge, El Questro and the Bungle Bungles

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.


Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Destination
Western Australia, Kimberley, Outback
Style
Basix
Theme
Overland
Physical rating
Ages
Min 4
Group size
Min 1, Max 6
Code
PKOW-B

Why we love this trip

  • Tour through hidden caves at Tunnel Creek

  • Experience serenity at pristine Bell Gorge

  • Hear about outback lore at a remote cattle station

  • Journey down the rugged Gibb River Road

  • Soak in thermal pools at Zebedee Springs

  • Visit the curious Bungle Bungle Ranges

  • Swim in crystal-clear rock pools at Bell Gorge

  • Cruise past silvery fish in mighty Geikie Gorge

  • Enjoy a yarn with locals in an outback pub

  • Watch crocs lying in the shadows of Windjana Gorge

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

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 Road. From here, visit the fascinating Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes and their supreme spirit being, the Wandjina.

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 whwre you'll also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Don't miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. Tonight, settle into your first night under the Kimberley night sky.
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek National Park
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
  • Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre
  • Boab Prison Tree
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls that rise up 90 metres, spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon 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!
Included Activities
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Bell Gorge
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Spend today swimming in paradise. Further up the Gibb River Road, discover the cool waters of Galvans Gorge and Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls swim in deep clear pools, relax, wander down streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Tonight, camp by a billabong on Mt. Barnett Cattle Station.
Included Activities
  • Manning Falls
  • Adcock Gorge
  • Galvans Gorge
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
A morning trek into Manning Falls offers the chance to swim in deep clear pools amid a stunning natural landscape, before journeying up the Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in a private campsite here allows free time to join many activities on offer. Some included activities involve a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and a walk into Emma Gorge, while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are among the optional activities. You can also choose to explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.
Optional Activities
  • Bird Watching Tour, El Questro Station - AUD80
  • Bush Tucker Tour, El Questro Station - AUD99
  • Horse Riding, El Questro - AUD70
  • Chamberlain Gorge Cruise - AUD68
Included Activities
  • Zebedee Springs
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today is a free day to explore El Questro and its surrounds. This is the perfect opportunity to take part in many of the optional activities that are on offer. Perhaps head to the station's bar in the evening to enjoy a beer with the rest of the group.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Emerge from the Gibb River Road after breakfast for a few hours of 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. There's free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (approximately AUD 100 per person), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.
Optional Activities
  • Durack Homestead Museum - Free
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying overnight in the new private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the Park, allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped 'beehive' geological formations over a period of 20 million years.
Optional Activities
  • Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight from - AUD350
Included Activities
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
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 365 per person) to put it all into perspective.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
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 Fitzroy Crossing.
Included Activities
  • Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Fitzroy Crossing
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to your last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges 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 travelling to the southern end of the Dampier Peninsula. This evening, explore the Kimberley night sky in depth with Broome’s own astronomer, Greg Quicke.
Included Activities
  • Geikie Gorge Experience
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

Meals

No meals are included on this tour

Transport

4x4

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights)

Included Activities

  • Tunnel Creek National Park
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
  • Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre
  • Boab Prison Tree
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Bell Gorge
  • Manning Falls
  • Adcock Gorge
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Zebedee Springs
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
  • Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Fitzroy Crossing
  • Geikie Gorge Experience

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Broome at approximately 6:30am and finishes in Broome early evening on day 10. Onward travel must be booked the following day.
2. This trip is available in Basix and Original styles, see code PKOW-O for Original camping.
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag

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