Day 1: Broome to Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek)
Welcome to Broome, an easy-going tourist town with a pretty striking strip of coastline. We set off into the West Australian wilds pretty early today, so consider arriving a day or two early if you fancy getting to know Broome better.
After a bit of highway driving we reach the Fitzroy River, then it’s all off-road to the Napier Range. The main attraction here is a guided walk-through Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek), a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground. After an awesome day exploring its time to kick back at camp in the Western Kimberley around the campfire. (L,D)
Day 2: Bell Gorge to Mt Barnett
This morning we explore Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. During the wet season the Fitzroy river flows all the way through it, but during the dry it’s really more a series of ponds and billabongs. Set out on a bit of an explore, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The Kimberley region is full of endless breathtaking gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. Bell Gorge (Dalmanyi) is home to a stunning waterfall flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. We enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way to camp at Mt Barnett Station. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Manning Gorge (Mt Barnett)
Today we are up early exploring Manning gorge before enjoying a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. After stretching your legs on the hike in you will be rewarded with a swim in a large rock pool at the base of Manning Falls. After lunch we spend the afternoon exploring Galvins gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Gibb River Road to Kununurra
Crossing rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the famous Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. Pass through this remote and beautiful country as you travel through this historic part of Australia. Cross the famous Pentecost River and capture that iconic photo before we reach our campsite near Kunnunurra, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars at our exclusive camp along the mighty Ord River. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Today we drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges into Purnululu National Park. This park is home-ground of the Bungle Bungles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by massive sandstone karsts that rear hundreds of metres above the surrounding grasslands. Our key attraction inside the park today is an unforgettable walk into Echidna Chasm. We arrive at our bush camp in time to sit back and watch the sun set over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you might want to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
We take advantage of visiting one of the most remote world heritage national Parks on the planet, and enjoy another spectacular walk in the Purnurlulu NP, the Cathedral Gorge walk. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience another perspective of ‘the Bungles’ in a helicopter flight (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head to your overnight camp near Purnurlulu National Park. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Purnululu National Park to El Questro’s Emma Gorge
We pack up camp before you will once again experience some serious 4WD action as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles heading through the East Kimberley. We spend the afternoon exploring the key attraction of El Questro Station. Tackle the hike into Emma Gorge where you will be rewarded with a stunning waterfall and a swim. We drive onto our overnight stop our exclusive camp on the Ord River.. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Kununurra Region
Wake up with the knowledge of not having to pack-up. Take some time to have a look around the picturesque Ord River system (no saltwater crocs). Your guide will show you around the East Kimberley ‘capital city’ of Kunnunurra with local features such as Hoochery Distillery, Walk at Mirima National Park, In the late afternoon, walk up to an exclusive and stunning lookout over the Upper Ord River system and watch the colours change during spectacular Kimberley Sunset. (B,L,D)
Day 9: Lake Argyle to Katherine
Not long after breakfast we stop in for an optional cruise at Lake Argyle. This vast body of water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest man-made lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour!
After this Stop say goodbye to WA as from here we cross the state border into the Northern Territory. The day is spent enjoying the last views of the Boabs you have fallen in love with as we make our way towards Katherine and it’s relaxing hot springs, before our last camp for the night just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region.
Day 10: Nitmiluk National Park to Darwin
On the final day of the trip, stop at either the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge for the trip into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, make your way to Darwin, where your Kimberley journey comes to an end. Please book any onward travel the following day. (B,L)
Sturdy walking shoes, sleeping bag, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, swim wear, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera.
Experienced guide and assistant guide, meals as indicated, national park entry fee and accommodation as below:
9 nights camping (with shared facilities).
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements.
Due to significant damage to park infrastructure and roads from flooding events, Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park and campground is closed until further notice.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure. From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40s. 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.
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