Broome to Darwin Tour Map
Broome to Darwin Tour Map Gorgeours Emma Gorge Cruise Lake Argyle swimming in bell gorge

Broome to Darwin Ultimate Adventure

$2,195.00 $1,849.00

Transport:
All Terrain Vehicle
Difficulty:
Challenging
Accom:
Swag Camping
Duration:
10 days, 9 nights
Food:
All Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
Thursdays at 6:30am (April to October)
Arrives:
Darwin on day 10 at 6pm approx
Explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on a 4 wheel drive adventure – The Kimberley

The Kimberly is one of the most stunning and remote areas in the world. You need to see such a jaw dropping place to believe it, this is the real Australia.

You’ll be swimming in pristine Gorges, doing awe inspiring bush walks, exploring the majestic bungle bungles, triumphing the Gibb River Road  and so much more on this epic 4 wheel drive adventure.

This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity that if you are lucky enough to have the chance to get here you have to take it!

Includes

  • All meals as indicated in itinerary (9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners)
  • Friendly, Informative tour guide
  • All park entry fees and Equipment
  • Accommodation – Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
  • Transport in an All Terrain Vehicle

**This Tour operates in the reverse direction, Click here to Check it out!**

Clinton little face After growing up in the Kimberley I can fully recommend this tour, all along the Gibb River Road there are incredible hikes which lead you into secluded swimming holes, waterfalls and caves, camping out under the stars every night around the campfire with a group of new friends is a truly unique experience in this great part of Australia” –Paul – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert

 

 

Description

  • 4 wheel drive adventure
  •  The Bungle Bungles
  •  El Questro Station
  •  Conquer the Gibb River Road
  •  Visit Lake Argyle and see the freshwater crocodiles
  • Check out  in beautiful Gorges such as Windjana Gorge and Bell George
  •  See the Kimberley

Day 1 – Broome and Windjana Gorge

PICK UP DAY 1: Kimberley Klub, 06:30am

The town of Broome made its fortune from the pearling industry, though these days it’s better known as 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 Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that
extends 750 metres underground. It’s from here that the indigenous renegade Jandamarra waged his rebellion against the colonial authorities – a legacy you’ll learn more about on walk through the tunnel with your guide.

Note: Total driving time today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately six kilometres.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
  • Bunuba Indigenous Experience
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2 – Windjana Gorge and Silent Grove

It might be hard to imagine these days, but Windjana Gorge was once an underwater reef. 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. We’ll 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. After Lunch we adventure to Bell Gorge home to a
stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leoplold Ranges. We enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way back to camp.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Bell Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3 – Silent Grove to Manning Gorge

We spend the morning exploring Adcock or Galvans gorge before making our way to Mt Barnett Station which will be our camp for this evening. After
lunch we have the whole afternoon to explore and enjoy Manning gorge. 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. Note: Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking distance is approximately 6-8 kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Galvins Gorge
  • Adcock Gorge
  • Manning Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4 – Gibb River Road to El Questro Station

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. We’ve got a fair bit of ground to cover today, so there is a fair bit of drive time, but we’ll be breaking the journey up with lunch and at a few stop-offs
along the way. This journey includes the iconic Pentecost river crossing in our 4WD. How Australian is that.Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking distance is approximately 2 kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gibb River Road
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5 – El Questro Station

Originally established as an enormous cattle station, El Questro is now a vast wilderness reserve sprawled over more than one million acres. Camping out here,
you’ll really feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere – albeit an extremely beautiful middle of nowhere. The ochre-coloured massifs of the Cockburn Ranges frame the landscape whichever way you turn and numerous natural springs offer plenty of opportunities for a refreshing cool-off. Following a soak in Zebedee
Springs, enjoy a short trek to either El Questro or Emma Gorge (where there’s a very pretty waterfall). Then it’s another night camped out in El Questro.Note: Total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to six kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6 – Purnululu national park (Bungle Bungles)

So long El Questro, 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. Note: Total driving time today is approximately five hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7 – The Bungle Bungles

Strangely enough given their size, the Bungle Bungles only became known to white Australia in 1983 when they were ‘discovered’ by a film team – who
then had to fly over the top by plane to find a route in by land. We know the way in, but you can sign up for a helicopter ride over the site if you wish. At ground level, we’ll go on a walk through Echidna Chasm – a long and narrow ravine banked on either side by 200 metre high rock walls – and enter the massive natural Amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge. Note: Total driving time today is around an hour. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Helicopter Flight – Bungle Bungles – from – AUD350
Included Activities
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8 – Kununurra and Lake Argyle 

Today we leave the Bungle Bungles for Kununurra, the largest town between Broome and Darwin. Tonight’s campsite is on the shores of Lake Argyle. There are
no further activities booked for the rest of the day, but an optional sunset cruise out on the lake is highly recommended. Note: Total driving time today is around three-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately three hours.
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9- Lake Argyle to Katherine region

Lake Argyle is actually a man-made lake, though you’d never have guessed so from looking at it. For a body of water situated in the centre of the world’s second driest continent, it looks pretty at home. Barramundi, birds and freshwater crocs thrive in these waters, and the islands look like they’ve always been there
(they used to be mountains). In the afternoon we push on across the state border into the Northern Territory.
Note: Total driving time today is around six-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometre.
Optional Activities
  • Lake Argyle Cruise – AUD30
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10 – Darwin

On the final day of the trip, the group will either stop at the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. There are no more activities planned for today and you’re free to explore Darwin, but please book any onward travel the following day.

Note: Total driving today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

 

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
hat and sunscreen
towel and toiletries
swimming gear
warm clothing in winter
water bottle
torch/flashlight
insect repellent
camera
pillow
sleeping bag (or can be purchased for $35).

**Physical Rating**

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.

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.


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