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Darwin to Broome Ultimate Adventure

$2,345.00 $2,195.00

Transport:
All Terrain Vehicle
Difficulty:
Challenging
Accom:
Mixed(Dorm Share and Camping)
Duration:
10 days, 9 nights
Food:
All Meals
Guided?:
Fully
Departs:
Saturdays at 6:30am (April to October)
Arrives:
Broome 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 Kimberley 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 All Terrain Vehicle

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

Clinton little faceAfter 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

 

 

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Description

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

Day 1 – Darwin to Katherine Region

This overland adventure kicks off from the Northern Territory’s tropical capital with a drive south to Nitmiluk National Park. Depending on the season, your adventure will get underway with a swim in the natural pool by the base of Edith Falls or cruise through the croc-filled waters of Katherine Gorge. After lunch it’s on to our private campsite on the edge of Nitmiluk, where you have the option of spending the night in a permanent tent or snuggled up in a swag (an Aussie bedroll).Note: Total driving time today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2 – Lake Argyle

The Outback of the Kimberley region, which spreads across the northern region of Western Australia, is not as flat, dry and barren as many first expect. Today we’ll visit enormous Lake Argyle, which looks perfectly at home despite being entirely man-made. Native fauna have settled here in huge numbers – try to spy crocs, wallabies and rare birds on a walk along the lake’s shores. Soak up the backdrop of mountains-turned-islands, then turn into camp under some seriously starry skies.Note: Total driving time today is around six-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately 2-4 kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Lake Argyle Cruise – AUD30
Included Activities
  • Lake Argyle
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3 – Purnululu national park (Bungle Bungles)

The distinctive sandstone towers of the Bungle Bungle Range only became known to wide Australia when a group of documentary filmmakers stumbled across them in 1982. Travelling by both foot and vehicle, we’ll take you through the craggy gorges, past unique rock formations, and to hidden waterholes. The day closes with a stunning Kimberley sunset witnessed from this evening’s bush camp.Note: Total driving today is around five-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4 – The Bungle Bungles

Today’s all about getting to know the Bungle Bungles proper. First stop for the day is the ever-narrowing gap of Echidna Chasm. Formed over millions of years by water flowing through an opening in the sandstone, the path winds through palm-filled gorges up to 200 metres high though in parts only 1-2 metres wide. Next, trade the tight spaces of Echidna Chasm for the wide-open natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge. From feeling dwarfed by these giant rock structures, get a very different perspective with a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles. Though an optional activity at extra cost, this is definitely an experience worth shelling out for.Note: Total driving time today is around one hour. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic 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 5 – Bungle Bungles and El Questro

Hit the road again, this time passing Warmun (Turkey Creek) and the Durack Ranges on the way to El Questro. Not too long ago, it was mostly cattle that got to enjoy the million-acre sprawl of El Questro. Thankfully for the rest of us, the owners recognised the beauty they had on their hands and turned it into a wilderness park in 1991. Arriving at our campsite, there’ll be time for a beer or two at the Swinging Arm Bar before dinner.Note: Total driving time today is around three hours. Total walking distance is approximately six kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6 – El Questro Station

At more than one and a half times the size of the UK, there are plenty of scenic spots to explore in El Questro. On the drive in you will have got some clue as to the huge cliffs, deep gorges, waterfalls and swimming holes contained in the Cockburn Ranges, but now you’ll be exploring them on foot. Walk to Emma Gorge, cool off in a waterfall-fed subtropical pool and bliss out in the thermal springs of Zebedee.Note: Total driving time today is around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to seven kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7 – 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. 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. Tonight’s camp is at Mt Barnett station located very close to Manning Gorge.Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gibb River Road
  • Manning Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8 – Manning Gorge and Windjana gorge

We spend the morning exploring the stunning Manning Gorge and enjoy a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. Depending on the season, post-lunch we spend the afternoon exploring Adcock or Galvans gorge before making our way to Silent Grove and setting up camp for the night.Note: Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking distance is approximately 6-8 kilometres.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Windjana Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9 – Bell Gorge

The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this morning is no exception. After breakfast 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. The afternoon sees us head to Windjana Gorge, a segment of 375 million-year-old reef that was once underwater. Cut through by the Lennard River, which runs during the wet season then breaks up into little billabongs during the dry, this gorge attracts many species of bird and bat and is a great spot to see wild freshwater crocodiles.Note: Total driving time today is around 2.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately four to six kilometres.
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10 – Broome

Begin the day exploring the Napier Range. The major attraction here is Tunnel Creek, an extensive limestone cave system that extends 750 m underground. Inside, shards of sunlight stream in through crevices, little bats flutter about and enormous stalactites rear down from the ceiling. In the late 1800s, an indigenous man called Jandamarra waged a one-man uprising against European settlers, becoming a hero to his people. You’ll hear a bit about his legacy during a tour through Tunnel Creek, then make the final drive on to Broome, hopefully arriving in time for a stunning Cable Beach sunset.  Note: Total driving time today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately four kilometres.
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Luggage restrictions: 20 kg max What to bring: Sturdy walking shoes hat & sunscreen towel & toiletries swimming gear warm clothing in winter water bottle torch insect repellent camera pillow sleeping bag (Can be purchased for $30) Notes Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, traditional owner and national park requirements, particularly in November and April when the Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed. See terms and conditions for full details. Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights. Adventure Tours Australia reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Package is made up of two individual tours, therefore you may travel with a different guide in each section.

**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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