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.

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.


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Tour Style
Tourcode: PBD9
Max Passengers: 20
Price from:
AUD $1995.00EUR €1375.00GBP £1155.00
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Adventure Tours Australia: 9 Day 4WD Broome to Darwin
 
Fitness
Advanced 
Vehicles
4WD
Accommodation
8 nights camping (non-permanent campsites with pop-up tents/swags, basic facilities only for 3 of the nights)
Tour Code PBD9
Duration 9 days
Tour Style Unleashed
Route Broome to Darwin
Maximum Passengers 20
Price (adult) AUD $1995.00EUR €1375.00GBP £1155.00
Valid 31 March 2015 - 30 March 2016
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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 atWillareBridgeat theFitzroyRiver(seasonal). From here we hit the outback and leave the open road behind as we head for theOscarRangeand on to Tunnel Creek, where a 750m tunnel passes under theNapierRange. The area has a rich bushranger history – join a local Bunuba Indigenous Guide for a walk through Tunnel Creek, learning about culture and Aboriginal traditions. (LD)

Day 2 – Windjana Gorge to Mt Barnett

Today we explore Windjana Gorge where there are plenty of freshwater crocodiles – so have your camera handy! We then hit the road again to travel along the famousGibb River Road, a 600km dirt track that runs right in the heat of theKimberleyregion. 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 theGibb River Road giving you another taste of remoteAustralia. Crossing thePentecostRiver, we get a true outback experience as we reach 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 the beautiful Cockburn Ranges fora swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight we enjoy another night at our 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 andDurackRangesas we head to Turkey Creek. We take a challenging 4WD trip into the picture-perfect Bungle Bungles (PurnululuNational Park) just in time to catch the sunset over theOsmondRangesand 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 and we visit the breathtaking Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge. There’s time to get another perspective of the Bungles by helicopter if you’re up for it (at own expense) to see the rocks from the air before we head back 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, justa stone’s throw from Kununurra township before making camp at Lake Argyle. (BLD)

Day 8 – Lake Argyle to Katherine Region

Today we visitLakeArgyle, created by the Ord River Dam.LakeArgyleis the biggest manmade lake inAustraliaand is 18 times bigger thanSydneyHarbour!  From here we cross the state border into theNorthern Territoryto 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 atEdithFalls. We then make our final journey intoDarwin 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

Departure dates for this tour are currently not available online. We apologise for this inconvenience.

For more information on your tour's departure dates please consult our pdf brochure here,
or call us on 1300 654 604 (within Australia) or +61 (03) 8102 7800 (international).

 

Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Meals as indicated
  • Camping fees and equipment
  • National Park fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Tour upgrades

 



Optional Activities

  • Helicopter ride at Bungle Bungles

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • hat and sunscreen
  • towel and toiletries
  • swimming gear (2 towels recommended as can swim multiple times in one day)
  • 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.