Tour Details

Tour Name10 Day Broome to Darwin Tour
Days10
Price$2345 $1995 Use Code bungles
Group Size:Max 20
Suitable ForAdventure Travellers & Families on select dates*
DepartsBroome 7am. Monthly Apr – Oct
Vehicle4WD Overland Truck
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2021 Kimberley Season – Post COVID awesomeness!

We are moving forward with a full calendar for the 2021 Kimberley Tour season, if you were booked on a 2020 tour and not yet been contacted re 2021, please reach out. From April 2021 our tours will be code shared with Adventure Tours Australia, most vehicles will contain a mix of Kimberley Adventure Tours + Adventure Tours Australia customers and vehicles could be branded as either company. By working together this exciting union will ensure both operators can continue to offer great adventure product and maintain commitments to our customers.


Tour Inclusions

  • 10 Day Darwin to Broome Tour.
  • 9 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • All National Park entry fees.
  • All Camping fees.
  • 4WD vehicle.
  • Professional Tour Guide.
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
  • All camping gear except sleeping bags.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise ($50 payable on board).
  • Helicopter Flights at Purnululu National Park.
  • Sleeping Bags.

 Broome to Darwin Tour Notes

  • Prices quoted are AUD – (Australian Dollars).

 Broome to Darwin Tour – Itinerary

  • 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.

1. Broome to Windjana Gorge

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Your Broome to Darwin tour begins when we pick you up from your Broome accommodation in the Adventure Truck and immediately head east and into the Kimberley.

Our first stop is the famous Boab prison tree near Derby, a huge hollowed out Boab tree which was used as a prison in the early pioneering days, this is not only an amazing natural wonder but also gives us an insight into to challenging relationship between the early settlers and Aboriginal people of the Kimberley.

Next we head to Windjana Gorge, a huge gorge cut into the ranges over millennium to reveal beautiful scenery of high vertical cliffs, sandy beaches and meandering creek. We head off on a hike at Windjana of about 4km and often see freshwater crocodiles swimming in the clear waterholes.

Windjana Gorge is also home to our first campsite at the base of the Napier Range. In the evening, settle down for dinner with the group under the stars.

The Gibb River Road

Broome to Darwin Tour

Windjana Gorge

Highlights

  • Depart Broome
  • Boab Prison Tree
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Camp: Windjana Gorge National Park Camp [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Short Hike approx 2km
  • Meals: LD

2. Windjana Gorge to Manning Gorge

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The mobile phones get packed up with the camping gear as they become useless and we head off nice and early for our first activity, exploring Tunnel Creek.

Tunnel Creek is an amazing natural phenomenon and holds great significance to the local Aboriginal people, and getting there early normally guarantees we have the place for ourselves. It is a 750 metre long stretch of creek, which runs underground through one of the oldest cave systems in Western Australia. Many aboriginal rock paintings are present in the cave and it was a hideout of the Aboriginal warrior, Jandamarra in 1897.

From Tunnel Creek we get on the Gibb River Road, a 700km long outback dirt road which runs between Derby and Kununurra, it’s not the easiest route, the track is often rough, there are a number or deep water crossings and a 4WD vehicle is essential. However it’s an amazing travel route as along the length of the Gibb River Road are vast tracts of wilderness and numerous rivers, gorges and waterfalls to explore.

The first water fall of the Broome to Darwin tour is Bell Gorge. After a short 15 minute walk we come to a beautiful creek, which flows through the centre of this impressive gorge and cascades over numerous falls. A deep swimming hole at the base of the main waterfall, surrounded by shady ledges and high cliffs, is an ideal lunch spot.

From Bell Gorge we push on along the Gibb for a little before finding our 2nd camp at the spectacular Manning Gorge, this stunning campground is set on the banks of the Barnett River where we roll out the swags under the Boabs.

Broome to Darwin Tour

The Spectacular Bell Gorge

Exploring Tunnel Creek

Highlights

  • Tunnel Creek
  • Gibb River Road
  • Bell Gorge
  • Camp: Manning Gorge Campground [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hike & Swim approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

3. Manning Gorge

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Today we leave our camp set up and head off on a hike, and what beauty this one is!.

White sandy beaches with a Pandanus tree lined waterway opening into a wide clear waterhole greet us only minutes after starting the walk. We swim or row the small boat across the river before following a trail leading to the top of gorge. The gorge has a waterfall plus a deep wide swimming hole surrounded by granite cliffs & rock outcrops. It is a spectacular setting with hidden examples of Bradshaw Aboriginal Rock Art.

In the afternoon we head out to explore a couple of other smaller gorges, Galvan’s and / or Adcock Gorge.

We return to camp to our familiar spot under the Boabs.

Manning Gorge Falls

Indigenous Rock Art at Galvins Gorge

Highlights

  • Manning Gorge
  • Galvan’s Gorge
  • Adcock Gorge
  • Camp: Manning Gorge Campground [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming up to 8km
  • Meals: BLD

4. Manning Gorge to El Questro Station

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An early morning swim at Manning is a great way to wake up. From here it’s back on “The Gibb” where we continue on our Easterly trek.

There is a variety great spots to stop and check out, including secluded waterholes and Ellenbrae Cattle Station.

Arriving at the Pentecost River we are presented with an incredible landscape of a wide river surrounded by rugged Cockburn Ranges, a classic Kimberley scene.

Here we need to drive the 4WD through the Pentecost River, driving a vehicle across a 60 metre wide outback river which is occupied by Salt Water Crocodiles is not something you do every day, but it’s only way through so across we go.

Another bush camp under the stars awaits us.

Crossing The Pentecost River

Highlights

  • Gibb River Road
  • Pentecost River
  • Camp: El Questro Station Camp [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Indigenous Art. Short Hike approx 2km
  • Meals: BLD

5. El Questro Station

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With a full day to explore El Questro Station, we make to most of it.

Our first activity is to visit Zebedee Springs, and stunning thermal spring comlex at the base of an escarpment surrounded by Livistonia Palm Trees. What a way to wake up for the day!

From Zebedee we head to El Questro Gorge, a narrow gorge following a flowing creek fresh water

Today we push west, there is a variety great spots to stop and check out, including secluded waterholes and Ellenbrae Cattle Station before arriving at Manning Gorge. Camp tonight is either at Manning Gorge, where toilets and showers are available, or back into the bush depending on the preference of your guide.

 

El Questro Gorge

 

Cockburn Escarpment on El Questro Station

 

Highlights

  • El Questro Station
  • El Questro Gorge
  • Zebedee Springs
  • Cockburn Ranges
  • Camp: El Questro Station Camp [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

6. El Questro Station to Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)

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Before heading off to Purnululu National Park, we explore one of the other gems of El Questro Station, Emma Falls. Here a hike into the gorge reveals a hidden plunge pool and waterfall, simply stunning!

From here we head to one of the highlights of this Kimberley trip, Purnululu National Park, more commonly known as the Bungle Bungles. Our time in this region is spent hiking and exploring the Gorges and amazing landscapes the area contains.

The long and dusty track into the Bungles is spectacular; it winds its way through valleys, over ranges and through creeks before arriving at what must be one of the world’s most unique landscapes. The day ends with a spectacular sunset from a vantage point at camp where we’ll spent 2 nights.

Emma Falls at El Questro

 

Sunset at Purnululu

Highlights

  • Emma Gorge
  • El Questro Station
  • Purnululu National Park (Bungles) Sunset
  • Camp: Purnululu National Park Camp [Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

7. Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)

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Camping deep within Purnululu we are able to take advantage of a spectacular Bungle Bungles sunrise.

A short drive from camp is the trailhead for the Cathedral Gorge hike, a spectacular hike though the beehive formations to Cathedral Gorge. The gorge itself is one of the most impressive geological formations you are likely to see anywhere.

From here there is the opportunity to take a scenic flight over the Bungles, helicopter rides from 18 minutes are available. From the air the bungles take on a completely new perspective and the open chopper is sensational. Scenic flights are at your own expense and organised on the day.

We then head off for Echidna Chasm for a hike into the domes, following a creek to its source at a narrow passage buried within the Bungles.

At the end of the day we crack another sunset and head back to camp.

Dawn hike at Piccaninny Creek, Purnululu National Park

Happy campers after completing an optional helicopter flight at Purnululu

Highlights

  • Purnululu Sunrise
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • Picaninny Creek
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Beehive Formations
  • Optional Helicopter Flight
  • Camp: Purnululu National Park Camp [Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hiking approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

8. Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) to Lake Argyle

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From our bush camp we head for Kununurra, the first sign of civilisation we have seen for a week. As we approach town the mobile phones start beeping and we take the opportunity to catch up on the world with some free time in this classic outback town while your guide replenishes supplies.

From Kununurra we head to Lake Argyle where there is a stunning campground ont he edges of this massive freshwater lake.

Here you can choose to do a sunset cruise out onto the Lake ($100 pid direct to the operator) or swan around in one of the best infinity pools in the universe!

Lake Argyle Infinity Pool

 

Lake Argyle Sunset from the boat

Highlights

  • Kununurra
  • Lake Argyle
  • Lake Argyle Private Island Camp
  • Camp: Campground [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Boat Cruise & Swimming
  • Meals: BLD

9. Lake Argyle to Katherine

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Today we leave WA behind and enter the Northern Territory on the last leg of our epic journey.

Today is a big drive but we pass through some amazing country, specifically the Victoria River Valley region.

If time permits we will do the stunning escarpment walk.

Victoria River Valley

Highlights

  • Lake Argyle Island Sunrise
  • Victoria River Region
  • Private Campsite with Permanent Tents [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hiking approx 4km
  • Meals: BLD

10. Katherine to Darwin

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On the final day of the Broome to Darwin tour we explore Edith Falls within Nitmiluk National Park, which offers more adventure, hiking, swimming and spectacular landscapes.

We normally arrive into Darwin at around 5pm, your guide will conclude the tour by dropping you off at your accommodation.

Edith Falls

Highlights

  • Edith Falls
  • Arrival into Darwin
  • Activities: Hiking approx 4km
  • Meals: BLD


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