9 Day 4WD Darwin to Broome

 

From the Top End to the Kimberley, this adventure will give you a great taste of the Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia. Travelling along the Gibb River Road in a 4WD adventure, we'll take you to Bungle Bungle National Park, El Questro Station, Kimberley Gorges, Lake Argyle, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge.

This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Temperatures can be extreme i.e. very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. Adventure Tours reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
There is a STRICT LUGGAGE LIMIT of 15kgs per person, in a backpack or soft bag.


Highlights

Tour Style
Tourcode: PDB9
Max Passengers: 20
Price from:
AUD $1950.00EUR €1355.00GBP £1165.00
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Adventure Tours Australia: 9 Day 4WD Darwin to Broome
 
Fitness
Advanced 
Vehicles
4WD
Accommodation
4 nights camping/ 4 nights bush camping
Tour Code PDB9
Duration 9 days
Tour Style Unleashed
Route Darwin to Broome
Maximum Passengers 20
Price (adult) AUD $1950.00EUR €1355.00GBP £1165.00
Valid 31 March 2014 - 30 March 2015
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Itinerary: day by day

Day 1 – Darwin to Katherine Region

DEFAULT PICK UP: Adventure Tours Australia Shop, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am

Heading down from Darwin, we stop at either Edith Falls for a swim, or explore majestic Katherine (Nitmiluk)Gorge, part of the Nitmiluk National Park, depending on season. After lunch we start our journey to theKatherine region where we will stay overnight. (LD)

Day 2 – Katherine Region to Lake Argyle

Take off for Lake Argyle; an artificial lake created by the Ord River Dam. Admire the beauty and sheer size ofthis 700 square kilometre man made spectacle. The lake is home to many species of native fish andthousands of freshwater crocodiles. Take some time and explore the area before we set up camp for thenight. (BLD)

Day 3 – Lake Argyle to Bungle Bungles

Time for some 4WD action as we wind our way into the Bungle Bungle sandstone massif! The ride in isbumpy, but the scenery is fantastic and you will have the chance to enjoy your first Kimberley sunset as weset up our bush camp. (BLD)

Day 4 – Bungle Bungles 

Prepare for a full day of exploration today. The rock formations of the Bungle Bungles are remarkable andwe visit breathtaking Echidna Chasm and magnificent Cathedral Gorge. For passengers that are looking for atruly spectacular experience, there is the opportunity to view the Bungles by helicopter (at your ownexpense), before we return to camp. (BLD)

Day 5 – Bungle Bungles to El Questro

We leave the Bungles and make our way to El Questro Station. Sit back and admire the awesome scenery ofthe Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek and onto El Questro to set up camp. (BLD)

Day 6 – El Questro Station

Today we spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro station highlights include a hike in thebeautiful Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight we enjoy another night atour El Questro campsite where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned beer at the station bar. (BLD)

Day 7 – Gibb River Road to Mt Barnett

We start our journey over the Pentecost River and along the famous Gibb River Road. Today is all aboutswimming and hiking in the Kimberleys! You’ll visit striking Manning Gorge, where your experienced guidewill use their local knowledge to determine the most accessible spots to explore. Tonight’s camp is at MtBarnett. (BLD)

Day 8 – Mt Barnett to Windjana Gorge

This morning we will explore either Galvins or Adcock Gorge, depending on the time of year. Later we makeour way to Windjana Gorge, known for its abundant freshwater crocodiles, so bring your camera and getsome snaps of these incredible reptiles. Windjana Gorge is also our camp for the night. (BLD)

Day 9 – Windjana Gorge to Broome

A visit to the Napier Range reveals the fascinating 750 metre underground cave at Tunnel Creek; an area richin bushranger history. Next we set off for Broome, but not before stopping briefly at Willare Bridge to seethe rushing torrent of water that flows along the mighty Fitzroy River (seasonal). We arrive in Broome lateafternoon. With any luck you’ll be just in time to catch a brilliant Cable Beach sunset. (BL)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Departures

Departure location : Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am. Default pick up: Adventure Tours Australia shop at 06:50am (Shop 2/52 Mitchell St, Darwin).

Arrival location : Broome accommodation evening day 9.

To check out departures dates and availability, just click the BOOK NOW button on this page

 

Included

  • Experienced tour guide
  • meals as indicated
  • National Park fees
  • Standard Accommodation: 4 nights camping and 4 nights bush camping with limited facilities.
  • Upgrade Accommodation: 4 nights bush camping, 3 nights safari tent and 1 night private ensuite room.

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • hat & sunscreen
  • towel & toiletries
  • swimming gear
  • warm clothing in winter
  • water bottle
  • torch/flashlight
  • insect repellent
  • camera
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30).

Notes

  • Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, traditional owner and national park requirements, particularly in November and April when the Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed.  See terms and conditions for full details.
  • This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme — very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated.
  • Due to the remote nature of the Pilbara region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
  • Upgrade to 3 nights safari tent and 1 night private ensuite is subject to availability at time of booking. Remaining 4 nights will be bush camping with limited facilities. Please ask our Inside Sales Team or visit the website for more information
  • Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult, however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.
  • Tour is not suitable for children.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
  • This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own with you or pre purchase a sleeping bag from us.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • It is your responsibility to advise Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is your responsibility to contact Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.