10 Day Broome To Darwin Tour


    Travel 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.

    On this Broome to Darwin tour, our favorite moments are camping and amazing hikes. We think they will be yours too!

    You will travel the Gibb River Road, go hiking in Windjana Gorge, explore Tunnel Creek, hike and swim at Bell Gorge and Manning Gorge, Hike in Purnululu (Bungle Bungles), walk through Echidna Chasm, explore Cathedral Gorge, cruise on Lake Argyle, camp on an Island at Lake Argyle. Plus spend time at El Questro, Nitmiluk National Park and see the famous Boab trees of the Kimberley region. A wild west adventure tour! Check out the detailed itinerary below.

    Our Broome to Darwin 4WD tour only runs between May and October during the dry season. We do get fully booked well in advance, we are currently taking bookings for the 2022 season right now!

    Have an off the beaten track exploration and book yourself onto this life-changing tour!

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    $3,495

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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Broome to 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 Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground.

      The total driving time today is about 5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately three kilometres, including walking through water in Tunnel Creek. ( L and D)

      Day 2: Windjana Gorge and Bell Gorge

      Today we head to Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. During the wet season a 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 western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. Bell Gorge (if open) is home to a stunning cascade of water 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 along the Gibb River Road.

      The total driving time today is around 4.5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately four to six kilometres including walking through water in Tunnel Creek. (B, L and D)

      Day 3: Manning Falls

      We spend the morning exploring Manning gorge and enjoy 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. Spend the afternoon exploring Galvins gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire.

      The total driving time today is around 1 hour. The total walking distance is approximately six to eight kilometres. (B, L and D)

      Day 4: Gibb River Road

      Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. Pass through remote and extraordinary country as you travel through this historic part of Australia. Cross the Pentecost River to reach the famous El Questro Station, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars.

      The total driving time today is around 6 hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres. (B, L and D)

      Day 5: El Questro

      Wake up with the knowledge of not having to pack up camp before spending the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station. Enjoy a relaxing swim at Zebedee Springs before tackling the hike into either Emma Gore or El Questro Gorge where you will be rewarded with a stunning waterfall and a swim. Tonight enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite, where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned drink at the station bar with your travel mates.

      The total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to 6 kilometres. (B, L and D)

      Day 6: Purnululu National Park

      Say goodbye to El Questro and hello 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. 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.

      The total driving time today is approximately 5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately five kilometres. (B, L and D)

      Day 7: Purnululu National Park

      After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities. Explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. 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.

      The total driving time today is around 1 hour. The total walking distance is approximately five kilometres. (B, L and D)

      Day 8: Lake Argyle

      This morning you will once again experience some serious 4WD action as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles. Take some time to have a look around the picturesque town of Kununurra. In the late afternoon, travel down beside the Ord River to make camp at Lake Argyle. You have the choice of relaxing in the famous infinity pool overlooking the magnificent Lake Argyle or appreciating it from the water by choosing to do a cruise (own expense). This vast body of water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest manmade lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour!

      The total driving time today is around 5.5 hours. Total walking distance is one kilometre. (B, L and D)

      Day 9: Nitmiluk National Park

      Not long after breakfast 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 our last camp for the night just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region.

      The total driving time today is around 7 hours. Total walking distance is around one kilometre. (B, L and D)

      Day 10: 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, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. Please book any onward travel the following day.

      The total driving today is around 4.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres. (B and L)

      Highlights
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Experience the beautiful Kimberleys in rugged style with a local guide
      • Discover the untamed natural beauty of El Questro Statio
      • Paddle around in waterfalls, hike through gorges, and access remote
      • Marvel at the red domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park

      Essential things to pack

      Important Booking Info

      • Travelers on this Kimberley tour are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
      • Tour commences in Broome on Day 1 at 7 am. Please arrive the night before.
      • The trip finishes in Darwin (Day 10) at approximately 6 pm. Onward travel should be booked for the following day.
      • This trip requires a sleeping bag.
      • Please pack lightly, a strict maximum luggage weight of 15 kg packed in a soft-sided bag is required.
      How active is this Kimberley tour?

      To get the most out of this trip you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 km on some days. This may be on rough ground and perhaps getting feet wet in rivers and creeks. From Oct to March in the Red Centre, West Coast, and South of Australia you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius (and sometimes well into the 40’s) so be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. In the Top End of Australia (Kimberley and Kakadu) temperatures in the shoulder months of April, May and September, October humidity levels can be high and sometimes slightly uncomfortable.

      This tour is only for fit, active, and capable travellers who can hike 3-9kms on consecutive days over uneven terrain, often having to climb or clamber over surfaces. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. The temperatures can be extreme during the day, placing strain on the body. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights. This trip is swag camping. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children.

      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 in keeping well hydrated.

      Where will i sleep on tour?

      You’ll spend most nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While it’s all a part of the adventure, facilities can be extremely basic.

      Camping (with facilities) (3 nights), Hostel (4 nights), Permanent safari camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)

      On tour you will be basic camping. Which consists of portable, easy to erect, dome tents. We provide comfortable swags (canvas bedroll including 2 inch mattresses). You can either bring your own sleeping bag or purchase one from us. Pillows are not provided so you can bring your own if you wish.

      This trip is specifically designed to embrace the outback and provide an authentic camping experience. It is for this reason, that we do not offer upgrades on this trip. Eight out of the nine nights have basic toilet and shower facilities, however on nights 3 and 4 we stay in the remote Purnululu National Park where only basic long-drop toilet facilities are available. Shower facilities are not available on these nights. Please ensure this level of camping is suitable for you.

      What will i eat on tour?

      Your tour includes meals as indicated in our itinerary as B, L and D for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

      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, 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.

      All food for this trip is purchased and packed prior to your group leaving on day one. After we’ve left town it can be very difficult to source special dietary requests.

      Travellers with special dietary requirements or food allergies are required to advise us at the time of booking.
      You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements. Due to the often remote nature of our trips, food is basic but plentiful and delicious.

      The below dietary needs can be easily catered for.

      Vegetarian
      Gluten Free
      Dairy Free (soy available )
      Pork Free

      Please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from the above.

      * Religious and more specific dietary requirements are generally unable to be catered for on these trips.

      What time will the tour end in Darwin?

      Our trips generally finish early evening. We recommend booking one night post accommodation in your end city and planning onward travel for the following day. We cannot accept responsibility for missed onward travel if we are delayed for some reason on the last day of travel

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