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.
5 Day Broome to the Bungle Bungles Tour
Our 5 day Award-winning 4WD tour gives you the best value Kimberley adventure tour.
Travel in our custom-built comfortable 4WD touring vehicle, specially designed for the local conditions of the remote outback terrain we love to explore on this tour.
From Broome to Broome this tour takes you into the Kimberley to visit Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Western Australians: If you are already travelling to Broome for a holiday in 2020 and would like short but memorable 4WD tour to explore the Kimberley, this is the trip for you!
5 Day Broome to the Bungle Bungles Tour
Tour itinerary - 5 Days
Geikie Gorge and Fitzroy Crossing
We ease into our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Visit the Old Fitzroy Crossing and colourful Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre before joining a local guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge that nature carved between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. That evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and enjoy our famous Kimberley BBQ. (LD)
Day 2 and 3
Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles
Visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek and see the remarkable China Wall enroute to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. On arrival in Purnululu, there is time to orient ourselves and settle into our Safari Camp. After a delightful bush sunset, relax with a delicious meal and evening under the stars. Spend the next day exploring the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980s. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now enjoys World Heritage status. We explore the 2km long Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheater. (BLD/BLD)
We bid farewell to Purnululu and travel to the ancient realm of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia’s largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. Spiritually significant, these limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before we head for Fitzroy Crossing. (BL)
Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek
Following another night by the Fitzroy River, we head for Bunuba country – once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. In the morning we seek the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a 750-meter cave system in which we discover secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Freshen up with a swim in the idyllic waterhole at the end of the tunnel before we travel to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge, a delightful oasis in the outback. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife, and Indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then leads us from the picturesque Napier Ranges as we begin the return to Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’. (BL)
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1, 18 and 25 August
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September
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Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and related seasonal closures, some elements of this itinerary may not be available at time of travel. In particular all Indigenous communities are currently closed to travellers. This may result in substitute activities and/or rerouting as required. The situation is evolving daily, but please be prepared for possible changes to your Kimberley adventure if necessary.
Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures: usually only a concern for tours in April/October.
Accommodation upgrades are subject to availability.
Dinner on Night 4 is not included as the Fitzroy River Lodge has a great restaurant – allow approx AUD $35pp for a meal. (Allow a little more if you want a beer or glass of wine.)
This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate. Refer to the Fitness rating in The Facts.
The optional Single Supplement on Camping Plus (5DBB1) does not include the Bungle Bungles stay; due to capacity constraints single travellers may have to twinshare with another traveller of the same gender – this is a rare occurrence.
It is important that you appreciate the Kimberley Wild experience and the remote, vast nature of the areas through which we travel.
Expect some early morning starts! It is nicer to walk in the cooler morning and travel in the vehicle during the heat of the day.
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended camping tours, it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.
This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds that are unstable underfoot and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is required to participate.
The Kimberley has a Wet Season (DEC to MAR) and a Dry Season (APR to NOV). During ‘the Wet’ most 4WD roads and National Parks are closed.
Our tours operate during ‘the Dry’, when it can get surprisingly cold overnight, depending on where you are – in Broome it can get down to 12ºC, while in Purnululu, it can fall as low as 5ºC! During the day, we usually enjoy 28 to 30ºC. Note: in September and October, as ‘the Wet’ approaches, temperatures increase accordingly and it can be very hot during the day
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