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Action-packed Darwin to Broome Kimberley Tour Adventure and has us wild camping, hiking, and swimming across the Kimberley exploring the best of the Gibb River Road, Bungle Bungles, and Lake Argyle. A full-on adventure in one of the most remote places in Australia!
10 Day Darwin To Broome Tour
- Brand: Budget
Travel through the remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia along the famous Gibb River Road to see Purnululu National Park (The Bungle Bungles National Park), Lake Argyle and gorgeous Gorges travelling with a small group in a 4WD vehicle. Start in Darwin and finish in Broome.
Let us show you our backyard! So many unique places to explore on this Kimberley Trip from Darwin to Broome. Highlights on your 9 days are Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Gibb River Road, Windjana Bell, Manning and Cathedral Gorges, Tunnel Creek, Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park), Lake Argyle, El Questro.
Key Destinations you will visit are (this list is very long!) the hot Springs at Katherine, Edith Falls, Fitzroy River, the Derby Prison Boab Tree , Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and off the beaten track Aboriginal art sites of both Bradshaw art sites and Wandjina art.
The Gorges you will visit are Lennard Gorge, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Adcock Gorge, Manning Gorge and Barnett Gorge. Cross Durack River and the Pentecost River. Drive into the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) to see Mini Palms Gorge, Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny Creek, Echidna Chasm, Beehive Domes. You will also visit Kununurra, Turkey Creek, Lake Argyle, Victoria River and Katherine.
Walking and hiking on this Kimberley tour between Broome and Darwin requires a good level of fitness, as you will be walking in hot weather conditions. We sleep in Swags, this is a bedroll made of canvas with a mattress inside. You can put your sleeping bag inside and zip it up. A perfect view of the stars.
Our Darwin to Broome 4WD tour only runs between May and October during the dry season.
Have an off the beaten track exploration and book yourself onto this life changing tour!
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What To Bring
Important Booking Info
- Marvel at the domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park
- Explore Tunnell Creek with its rich First Nations and bushranger history
- Discover the untamed natural beauty of El Questro Station
- Experience the beautiful Kimberleys in rugged style with a local guide
Essential things to pack
- Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing and layers. Long shirts and pants are useful to protect against the harsh Australian sun. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry.
- Comfortable closed-in shoes will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grass-lands, and will also act as a barrier protection in rare cases against bites or stings.
- Sun protection – hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
- Water bottle. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity.
- A headlamp or torch is recommended for around your accommodation at night.
- Camera with spare batteries.
- A spare pair of shoes that can get wet, along with two towels.
- A pair of slip on shoes/sandals that you can carry in your day pack for riding the bus and casual wear.
Important Booking Info
- Please Note: The following itinerary is to be used as a guide only, road conditions, changing weather over the seasonal period and multiple other factors require that the actual itinerary is structured for the best possible result. Our tour structure is flexible and is designed to change if required.
How active is the 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.
Dairy Free (soy available )
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 Broome?
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