9 Day 4WD Broome to Darwin

 
Explore the rich beauty, hidden gorges, flowing rivers and stunning landscapes of the Kimberley region of North West Australia. For the fit and active who want to well and truly get off the beaten track. Includes up to 4 nights bush camping with limited facilities.

ATTENTION: 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 i.e. very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator 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: PBD9
Max Passengers: 20
Price from:
AUD $1950.00EUR €1355.00GBP £1165.00
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Adventure Tours Australia: 9 Day 4WD Broome to Darwin
 
Fitness
Advanced 
Vehicles
4WD
Accommodation
4 nights camping and 4 nights bush camping with limited facilities
Tour Code PBD9
Duration 9 days
Tour Style Unleashed
Route Broome to Darwin
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 – Broome to Windjana Gorge

DEFAULT PICK UP: Kimberley Klub YHA, 06:30am

Departing Broome we make our first stop at Willare Bridge at the Fitzroy River (seasonal). From here we hitthe outback and leave the open road behind as we head for the Oscar Range and on to Tunnel Creek, wherea 750m tunnel passes under the Napier Range. The area has a rich bushranger history – ask your guide forthe true story of the area! (LD)

Day 2 – Windjana Gorge to Mt Barnett

Today we explore Windjana Gorge where there are plenty of freshwater crocodiles – so have your camerahandy! We then hit the road again to travel along the famous Gibb River Road, a 600km dirt track that runsright in the heat of the Kimberley region. Depending on the time of year, we may be able to explore Galvins,Adcock or Manning Gorge before setting up camp at Mt Barnett. (BLD)

Day 3 – Gibb River Road and Gorges

We pass through some historic and unusual country as we travel along the Gibb River Road giving youanother taste of remote Australia. Crossing the Pentecost River, we get a true outback experience as wereach the famous El Questro Station where we camp for the night. (BLD)

Day 4 –Gibb River Road to 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 5 – El Questro to Bungle Bungles

Sit back and admire the awesome scenery of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek.We take a challenging 4WD trip into the picture-perfect Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) just in timeto catch the sunset over the Osmond Ranges and settle into our overnight bush camp. (BLD)

Day 6 – Bungle Bungle National Park

Get ready for a full day of adventure today! The rock formations of the Bungle Bungles are remarkable andwe visit the breathtaking Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge. There’s time to get another perspective ofthe Bungles by helicopter if you’re up for it (at own expense) to see the rocks from the air before we headback to our overnight bush camp. (BLD)

Day 7 – Bungle Bungles to Lake Argyle via Kununurra

It’s time for some serious 4WD action as we wind our way out of the Bungle Bungles towards Kununurra.Time permitting we will have the opportunity to explore the Hidden Valley, just a stone’s throw fromKununurra township before making camp at Lake Argyle. (BLD)

Day 8 – Lake Argyle to Katherine Region

Today we visit Lake Argyle, created by the Ord River Dam. Lake Argyle is the biggest manmade lake inAustralia and is 18 times bigger than Sydney Harbour! From here we cross the state border into theNorthern Territory to reach camp in the Katherine Region. (BLD)

Day 9 –Katherine Region to Darwin

We’re on the home stretch now! Today we stop at either Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge or take one last swim atEdith Falls. We then make our final journey into Darwin where we bid each other farewell. (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 Broome accommodation from 6:30am. Default pick up: Kimberley Klub YHA at 06:30am.

Arrival location : Darwin accommodation early evening Day 9

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Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • Camping fees and equipment
  • National Park fees
  • accommodation as below:

    Standard Accommodation: 4 nights camping, 4 nights bush camping with limited facilities

    Upgrade Accommodation (subject to availability at the time of booking): 3 nights safari tent, 1 night private ensuite room, 4 nights bush camping with limited facilities

Tour upgrades

Accommodation Upgrade

Double/Twin: AUD $2300 per person

Single: AUD $2640 per person

 



Optional Activities

  • Helicopter ride at Bungle Bungles

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • hat and sunscreen
  • towel and toiletries
  • swimming gear
  • warm clothing in winter
  • water bottle
  • torch/flashlight
  • insect repellent
  • camera
  • pillow
  • sleeping bag (or 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. Conversely, in July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • Due to the remote nature of the Pilbara region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
  • Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • Tour is not suitable for children.
  • 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.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.
  • 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 you or your clients’ 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.