Travel in a 4WD vehicle from Broome to Darwin through the remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia along the dirt Gibb River Road. Venture off the beaten track and deep into the Western Australian wilderness to explore The Bungle Bungle National Park, Lake Argyle and plenty of lush waterfalls.
All about the 12 Day Kimberley Adventurer Broome to Broome
Amazing scenery, adventure, hiking, wildlife, culture and a lot more on this all-inclusive tour. Travel the heart line of the Kimberley, The Gibb River Road, to explore spectacular gorges, an ancient Devonian Reef System, discover Aboriginal rock art, swim beneath waterfalls and wonder at this pristine paradise. The rugged Kimberley region awaits. You’ll visit gorges and waterholes, beautiful campgrounds, working cattle stations and walk amongst the Beehive Domes of the Bungle Bungles in the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park.
With two expert tour guides, we leave Broome and embark into the Australian outback for a 4WD adventure circumventing the Kimberley region, an area twice the size of England. This area is so unexplored that as our small group wanders you will feel like some of the only people on the planet. With minimal phone signal for 12 days, you have the chance to truly be off the grid. Windjana Gorge is the first major highlight where we see ancient coral rock formations and crocodiles sun-baking on the sand. We walk into Tunnel Creek, an underground cave system beneath the Napier Ranges and hear all about the history of the local Indigenous people and a freedom fighter named Jandamarra. Then its swimming time, with a visit to Bell Gorge. We hike in the heat of the Kimberley and the payoff is a cool swim in the waterfalls and pools at each location including Galvan’s Gorge and Manning Falls. Home Valley Station is an oasis in the Kimberley where we watch the sunset from the banks of the Pentecost River, enjoy the light show and colours of the Cockburn Range. El Questro is your next stop where we enjoy a 45-minute hike into the coolest water and most tranquil setting of Emma Gorge. Explore El Questro Station and some of the optional activities. There is also a visit to Zebedee hot springs to soak and relax and an amazing view from Pigeon Lookout at sunset.
Leaving the Gibb River Road you have the option of a scenic flight to explore the picturesque Mitchell Falls or the Kimberley coastline to Kalumburu Indigenous community. We visit the unique east Kimberley town of Kununurra, a farming town built on the damming of the mighty Ord River and creation of Lake Argyle, a man-made inland sea. After the awe of the Bungle Bungles, we travel to Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing where our final night is at an exclusive Adventure Wild campsite on a working cattle station, camped by a billabong under billions of stars.
We have permanent campsites, where on 10 out of 11 nights our tents are awaiting your arrival. Our itinerary and established campsites allow you more time to relax and enjoy your travels. Our guides, professional, mature married couples ensure an educational journey in safety and comfort.
Our tour is all inclusive with no hidden extras, free sleeping bag, and complimentary Geike Gorge Cruise. All meals from morning tea on day one until lunch on day twelve are provided.
Get out of your comfort zone and off the beaten track. See the most spectacular parts of the Western Australian outback. Camp, hike, and swim to your heart's content.
12 Day Kimberley Adventurer Broome to Broome
Tour itinerary - 12 Days
Broome to Windjana Gorge
Departing Broome, your coach travels along the Great Northern Highway and across the mighty Fitzroy River for morning tea at Willare Bridge Roadhouse. We visit the Prison Boab Tree and travel to our first campsite at Windjana Gorge. Experience a 750 metre cave walk through the ancient Devonian Reef System at Tunnel Creek. As the sun sets and touches the sides of Windjana Gorge an amazing photo opportunity is yours for the click. Enjoy your first night camping in the outback.
Gibb River Road, Bell Gorge and Lower Manning River
It’s an early morning start to explore Windjana Gorge and close range viewing of freshwater crocodiles. Your tour then follows ‘The Gibb’ crossing rugged King Leopold Range and heading into cattle country.
After a healthy lunch, we walk into breathtaking Bell Gorge for a relaxed and refreshing swim. Our destination is Mt Barnett Station for the first of our two night camps on the banks of the Lower Manning River.
The morning includes a walk into Manning Gorge where you can admire ancient Aboriginal rock art and swim in clear pools near the spectacular Manning Falls. The afternoon is a short drive and a pleasant stroll into the picturesque Galvan’s Gorge. After a relaxing swim, we return to Mt Barnett and your second night’s camp on the banks of the Lower Manning River.
Home Valley Station
Your tour continues east along the Gibb River Road arriving at Home Valley Station on the banks of the Pentecost River. Home Valley Station is a beautiful ‘oasis’ in the middle of the harsh outback environment. Swim in the pool, explore Dusty’s Bar or just relax as the sun goes down. Sleep soundly after another exceptional day in this beautiful part of the world.
El Questro Station
Continue the adventure as we make our way up the Gibb River Road to the famous El Questro Station. We cross the Pentecost River and explore the stunning Emma Gorge where a refreshing swim awaits you. The afternoon is yours to relax and explore the iconic El Questro township or enjoy the Champagne Chamberlain Cruise. A relaxed evening of laughter and shared experiences rounds out another perfect day on your ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’!
Zebedee Hot Springs
Bird watching, horse riding or a relaxed morning around camp are on offer prior to visiting Zebedee Hot Springs. Soak your traveller body in warm, crystal clear water beneath tropical palms. We explore the natural beauty of the fern-lined El Questro Gorge, making our way to the halfway pool for a swim in this picturesque location. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon back at our camp on the banks of the Pentecost River.
It’s our last day on the Gibb River Road before arriving and exploring Kununurra, a unique town developed around the Ord River Scheme, Diversion Dam and agriculture. We camp at Ivanhoe Village Caravan Park, Kununurra for two nights.
Optional - If the Mitchell Falls is on your wish list, today you have the opportunity to take an early morning, scenic flight to the magnificent Mitchell Plateau. Fly | Drive | Walk | Swim | Explore the Mitchell Falls before taking a chopper flight back to the campground and a further scenic flight to Kununurra where you will meet the rest of your tour group. Please refer to Optional Tours for further details.
Today is your day to relax and explore Kununurra and its abundance of natural wonders. This is a fabulous opportunity to take an optional tour and explore Lake Argyle and the mighty Ord River. The scenery and wildlife, from rock wallabies to crocodiles and over 270 species of birds await you. The history and facts will astound you. Alternatively, there is fishing, swimming in the pool or perhaps an optional scenic flight. This ‘free’ day is blissfully yours to maximize your time in the East Kimberley. Return to camp for another sumptuous dinner and overnight at Ivanhoe Village Caravan Park, Kununurra.
Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Back on the road and we’re ready to explore the world-famous Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles). Before we leave Kununurra we may visit Ivanhoe Crossing, Zebra Rock Gallery or local galleries to view the creative artwork of local indigenous artists. This afternoon is your opportunity for that once in a lifetime experience of an optional helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles, otherwise, sit back, relax and enjoy your time at Bungle Bungle Station Caravan Park.
Purnululu National Park
The track into Purnululu National Park is four wheel drive only. Our slow but scenic trip is the perfect approach to the wonder of the Bungle Bungles. The Domes Walk, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm are on the ‘list’. We are in the midst of the Bungle Bungles and there is almost too much to see and do. We return to Bungle Bungle Station for our fourth two night stay.
Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing
Our journey today leads us south along the Great Northern Highway and through some more incredible Kimberley landscapes. We travel to Halls Creek and a visit to the China Wall. Our destination is Fitzroy Crossing. Enjoy your final night camped by a billabong at an exclusive campsite on a working cattle station. Sleep under a billion stars and wake to the sounds of the outback.
The perfect start to our last day is a complimentary scenic river cruise exploring Geike Gorge. View spectacular multi-coloured 30 metre deep cliffs carved by the floodwaters of the Fitzroy River through the Devonian fossil reef. Our final destination is lovely, tropical Broome where sadly we all say goodbye.
From Broome 01 May 19 - 13 September 2019
May 2020: 1, 6, 13, 15, 20, 27 and 29
Jun 2020: 3, 10, 12, 17, 24 and 26
Jul 2020: 1, 8, 10, 15, 22, 24 and 29
Aug 2020: 5, 7, 12, 19, 21 and 26
Sep 2020: 2, 4, 9 and 16
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
This itinerary is to be used as a guide only. All times and locations are subject to change without notice
at the sole discretion of your tour guides.
All meals from morning tea on day one to lunch on day 12 are included.
Your tents are set up and awaiting your arrival on 10/11 nights. We offer four 2 night stays.
We will collect you from and return you to your accommodation of choice.
Guides Two professional & experienced tour guides who are mature, married couples working together with excellent compatibility and team work.
Guests Small groups, maximum 16 guests.
Vehicles Isuzu NPS300, 4WD trucks purpose built, modern, comfortable, off-road vehicles towing custom designed & built, solar powered trailers for storage, camp kitchen & supplies.
Departures Guaranteed on all open tours. Accommodation transfers commence 0615 day one. Tours conclude between 1600-1700 final day.
Includes All-inclusive price. All meals, snacks and water are provided from morning tea on day one to lunch on the final day. Most medical dietary requirements can be catered for.
Single No single supplement. No requirement to share. Friends traveling together can elect to have a private tent at no additional cost.
Camps Permanent campsites 10/11 nights, tents set up & awaiting your arrival. Flushing toilets and showers. Four 2 night stays (12 day tour). Camp fires every night.
Tents Spacious Kodiak Flexbow Safari tents that you can stand up in. 1st night 12, 9 & 7 day tours, Tourer tents used & need to be set up / pulled down.
Exclusive Final night (12, 6 & 4 day tours) is an exclusive Adventure Wild campsite on a working cattle station, literally camped by a billabong with a jetty for swimming access.
Bedding All bedding is provided including swags, sleeping bag, linen, pillow & pillowcase
Gifts Free sleeping bag, water canteen & embroidered travel bag. Geike Gorge Cruise included (12, 6 & 4 day tours)
Charging 240 v system for charging cameras & laptops. Overnight power can be provided for CPAP machines.
Children Not suitable for children under 10.
Insurance Strongly recommended at time of reservation.
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