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.
Max Passengers: 20
AUD $1995.00EUR €1375.00GBP £1155.00
|Route||Darwin to Broome|
|Price (adult)||AUD $1995.00EUR €1375.00GBP £1155.00|
|Valid||31 March 2015 - 30 March 2016|
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 rich in bushranger history. Join a local Bunuba Indigenous Guide for a walk through Tunnel Creek, learning about culture and Aboriginal traditions. Next we set off for Broome, but not before stopping briefly at Willare Bridge to see the rushing torrent of water that flows along the mighty Fitzroy River (seasonal). We arrive in Broome late afternoon. 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.
Departure location : Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am. Default pick up: Melaleuca on Mitchell Streetat 06:50am (52 Mitchell St, Darwin).
Arrival location : Broome accommodation evening day 9.
Apr: 18 25
May: 09 16 23 30
Jun: 06 13 20 27
Jul: 04 11 25
Aug: 01 08 15 22 29
Sep: 05 12 19 26
Oct: 03 10
- Experienced tour guide
- Bunuba Indigenous Experience
- meals as indicated
- National Park fees
- accommodation as below:
Standard Accommodation: 5 nights camping, 3 nights bush camping with limited facilities
Due to the remote regions visited on this trip, there are no upgrade options available.
- Lake Argyle Boat Cruise
- Helicopter Flight at the Bungle Bungles
What to bring
- Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
- hat & sunscreen
- two towels
- swimming gear
- warm clothing in winter
- A spare pair of walking shoes that can get wet
- water bottle
- insect repellent
- sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30).
• Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.
• Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
•This trip is operated by our local tour partner Kimberley Wild Expeditions
• 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. 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.
• Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.
• A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
• This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us.
• It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure.
• On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme 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. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
• The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.
• B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.