What is a Guided Self Drive Tour?

4WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

We provide you with a fully equipped 4WD. Together with other vehicles & our leader we travel through the Kimberley for 10 days. We travel on regular roads, bush tracks and through water.

Comfortable Safe Camps

Comfortable Safe Camps

All groups & our tour leaders camp together at our safe wilderness campsites. These are located in private areas and we always have a campfire, camp showers & toilets. We provide & cook the food.

Activities

Activities

The days are full of hiking, swimming & exploring the Kimberley. We all do this together as a group and all the activities are professionally guided by our 2 tour leaders.

Indigenous Culture

Indigenous Culture

Experience authentic Kimberley Indigenous Culture. See Wandjina and millennial old Gwion Gwion Rock Art


Tour Details

Tour Name10 Day Kimberley Adventure Tour
Tour TypeFully Guided & Hosted Self Drive
Duration10 days
Start / FinishBroome WA
Suitable ForCouples, Groups & Families 2024
SeasonApril – October

Pricing Per Group / Family 2024

Price for 2 people in a vehicle we supply & you drive$13,900 ($6950 each)
Price for additional people in the same vehicle$1995 per person

 


Pricing Per Group / Family 2025

Price for 2 people in a vehicle we supply & you drive$14,900 ($7,450 each)
Price for additional people in the same vehicle$1995 per person

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“I had high expectations for this holiday but the actual experience far exceeded any of them…”

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“Was such an amazing experience, being able to go off the beaten track…”


Beth Freeman
Beth Freeman
2024-07-02
This Kimberley tour exceeded all my expectations. Tim Joey and Sally guided us into such spectacular and private areas of this region that I wouldnt have had the confidence to venture there as a couple on our own. They guided us on some challenging tracks building our expertise within just a few days. The Tommy campers were brilliant with everything you needed, especially the cool water shower after returning from hikes. The team planned early morning starts providing magnificent rock star sunrises and vantage points where it was just our group allowing us a full day and always getting to camp with plenty of time to setup for the evening Catering was awesome and complimented with camp fires, marshmallows cups of tea and early retreats gearing up for the next day. Most importantly this tour allows one the headspace to recalibrate , get back to nature and challenge you physically and mentally . Highly recommend the KAT team for singles couples and families.
Karen Morse
Karen Morse
2024-06-30
The Kimberleys – what an amazing place! Our Adventure Tour was the absolute trip of a lifetime. Many thanks to Tim and Bianca for all of your help with the four-wheel driving tips and wonderful food. We felt so supported and grateful to be able to visit some amazing places - great scenery, great hiking, great indigenous art, great waterfalls & swimming holes and most of all great company. We especially enjoyed the fun filled poems and limericks around the campfire with our new friends. We highly recommend this company and this tour. If you want adventure, then this is definitely the tour for you. Everything is done with so much support and generosity of spirit. You will not be disappointed. Thanks a million Tim & Bianca. Brett & Karen - aka The Penguins 🐧🐧
Denzil Anselmi
Denzil Anselmi
2024-06-10
Our self drive trip in the Kimberley’s was everything we hoped for and then just so much more. So well organised with a great mix of 4 wheel driving, swimming in water holes and adventuring. Our camping spots were all incredible and we loved the delicious dinners around the campfire. Thank you Tim and Bianca it was a trip of a lifetime.
Sue Graham
Sue Graham
2024-06-10
We can thoroughly recommend Kimberley Adventure Tours for a real 4WD adventure holiday exploring the Kimberley region. Tim and Bianca provided an awesome small group experience. Bush camping in remote spots, great food and chat around the campfire each night. The Tommy campers were comfortable and well set up. Lots of hiking through gorges to beautiful swimming spots and indigenous art sites. We often had special places to ourselves due to Tim and Bianca’s knowledge and connections around the region. Thanks for a truly memorable holiday! Sue and Paul
Dan P
Dan P
2023-11-16
Our family of 5 (kids aged 11, 9 and 5) had an incredible time on the 10 day Kimberley self drive tour. Heath is an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable and personable. Angie’s catering was simply remarkable. Heath, Angie and the other people on the tour made our kids feel very included and welcome. The itinerary is not for those wanting quiet downtime - there is lots of travel, sights and adventure! It was fantastic seeing our kids throw themselves into all the activities such as hiking, swimming and camping. We absolutely recommend this experience.
Aaron Lamshed
Aaron Lamshed
2023-10-21
This tour was incredible. The Kimberley is a special place and there is no one better than heath and ang to expertly guide you around. Their energy and knowledge was amazing, food was delicious and made it a once in a life time experience. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone that loves active adventure. We had adults and kids from 3 to 16 and they all had a great time. Thanks guys we loved it!
Alex pikoulas
Alex pikoulas
2023-10-10
An exceptional trip highly recommended. Very well organised with incredible experiences from 4 wheel driving, swimming in water holes, hiking, scenic camping, culture education and great meals. We were blown away. A special thanks to tour guide and cook Heath and Angie who went above and beyond.
Philipp Klein
Philipp Klein
2023-09-02
It was a trip of a lifetime which one can't put together oneself. The self-drive experience took us to places barely accessible to the wider public (and certainly not by larger busses) and our guides were outstanding. Thanks to their expertise and deep knowledge of the Kimberleys, all 6 of us had an amazing time (kids 6-13). All hikes and swims were adventurous but fine to handle with the kids. And we learned so much about flora and fauna. We enjoyed most of the spots we visited without any other group around (as our guides knew very well when and how to visit) and were always looking forward to the excellent cooking at night. If you are unsure of going with kids or of the self drive experience ... GO! DO IT! These memories will count towards a hand full of unique trips we make in a lifetime. You will not find another tour operator nor guides like this again.


Kimberley Camping Tour – How It Works

Simply make your way to Broome and we will do the rest.

We supply you with a modern 4WD vehicle set up for touring the rugged Kimberley which you drive.

We start the Kimberley Camping Tour with 4WD instruction on the use of the vehicle and teach you about driving on dirt roads and crossing rivers etc.

In total we will have up to 5 vehicles travelling at the same time, each vehicle is in constant contact with a lead vehicle via UHF radio.

The lead vehicle is driven by the head guide who will not only take you to lots of secret and unknown spots in the vehicle, but who will also guide you on walks and hikes, expect ancient art sites, swimming in waterfalls and through gorges and lots of adventure.

The head guide is also assisted by a second guide who in addition to guiding, is responsible for supplying and cooking the camp food.

Each night the group will camp together, normally in safe & beautiful wilderness areas we have to ourselves.

At every camp we have a shower and toilet, even at the remote wilderness camps.

This product provides the best of both worlds, it is a tour with everything organised, all you do is arrange to get to Broome, but you also have the independence to drive your own vehicle.

 


Tour Inclusions

  • Modern 4WD vehicle which you drive.
  • Training & Assistance with 4WDing incl River Crossings etc.
  • Support vehicle with 2 leaders (tour guide & camp cook).
  • All food and logistics.
  • 10 day itinerary with access to private country for camping and driving.
  • All National Access, Park & Entry fees.
  • Travel with up to 4 other groups in a tagalong style.
  • All camping gear.
  • All vehicle expenses except fuel.

Tour Exclusions

  • Optional Helicopter Flights at Purnululu National Park.
  • Fuel for the vehicle you drive, approximately around $500 – $750 per tour.

Kimberley Camping Tour Notes

  • Prices quoted are AUD – (Australian Dollars).
  • The driver of the vehicle must be older than 25 years of age.
  • The driver of the vehicle takes full responsibility for their passengers.

Our Camping

We have been camping in the Kimberley since 1997 and we have plenty of awesome camping spots, most of our campsites are located on private property, either Cattle Stations or Aboriginal Land where we have built up relationships over many years and have permission to camp. These spots are very private and typically we are the only group within many miles, it’s just us, the wilderness and the stars. The exception is when we camp in National Parks, in these places we camp in the campgrounds.

Each night we typically set up a central campfire.

Our camping is awesome and is the only way to truly immerse ourselves into the Kimberley wilderness.

Sleeping

Each vehicle is fitted with a Tommy Camper system, which includes a premium roof top bed accessed from within the camper (no ladder to climb)

These are very a comfortable unit with double bed mattress, lots of headroom and ventilation, it sleeps 2 and is perfect for Mum and Dad, and couples.

In addition we supply regular swags, and a tent / mozzie domes for the extra passengers, which are perfect for the kids.

On request we can also supply traditional ‘stand up’ tents with stretcher beds for when multiple adults travel in the vehicle.

Showers

Each vehicle is fitted with a water tank and shower system, plus a privacy shower cubical. Having a shower is as simple as turning on the taps, the showers are not heated but are fine for the warm conditions of the Kimberley.

Toilets

Each vehicle is also supplied with a portable toilet, each unit is only used by your group / family, the toilet can be placed in the shower cubicle for privacy.


The 4WD Vehicle

We supply your with a late model 4WD Vehicle. The vehicle is set up for the rugged Kimberley terrain.

Each vehicle includes.

  • Snorkel for water crossings
  • Off road tyres
  • Extra spare wheels
  • All bedding & Camping gear for your group / family
  • Camp chairs
  • Water tank & shower system.
  • Storage space for luggage
  • UHF radio for vehicle to vehicle communication
  • Chemical toilet

Vehicle Use

Any person driving the vehicle must be over the age of 25 and hold a full drivers licence, there is an agreement similar to a regular hire car agreement which we will provide and must be agreed to, this paperwork will form part of the booking process, if you’d like to read the conditions prior to booking please get in contact and we can supply a copy.

The agreement comes with unlimited kilometres and reduced excess of $2000 per vehicle, multiple adults can drive the vehicle providing they are nominated.

Kimberley Camping Tour Gallery



Kimberley Camping 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 Bush Camp

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Your Kimberley Camping Tour tour begins in Broome where we provide you with your vehicle, you load your luggage and off we go.

Our first day is mostly about getting some kilometres under our belt and moving east, we are on sealed roads with the exception of a detour to our waterhole / lunch spot. Our destination is a private wilderness camp between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing, a stunning location on top of an escarpment with a view and sunset which is normally amazing, we’v got a decent drive via rough tracks to get there so it’s a great opportunity to put the vehicles in 4WD and get used to how that feels.

We’ll also get used to the UHF radio communication.

Our 4WD track to our bush camp

Our private “Jump Up Camp”

 

Highlights

  • Depart Broome
  • Fitzroy Crossing
  • Camp: Private Wild Camp on Station Country [Bush Showers & Portable Toilets]
  • Activities: Short walks & swimming.
  • Meals: LD

2. Bush Camp to Bungles

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From our stunning bush camp we continue to head east along the Great Northern Highway to Halls Creek and 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 Purnululu 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 afternoon is spent hiking into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular adventure which takes us deep into the domes, following a creek to its source at a narrow passage buried within the Bungles.

The day ends with a spectacular sunset from a vantage point at camp.

Sunset at Purnululu

Highlights

  • Halls Creek
  • Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)
  • Camp: Purnululu National Park Campground [Bush Showers & Flushing Toilets]
  • Activities: Hike & Swim approx 6km. Purnululu Sunset
  • Meals: BLD

3. Bungles to Carr Boyd Ranges

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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 leave the park behind and locate another of our famous bush camps in the Carr Boyd Ranges, this one along side a waterfall and swimming hole!

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: Wild Camp Carr Boyd Ranges [Bush Showers & Portable Toilets]
  • Activities: Hiking approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

4. Carr Boyd Ranges to El Questro

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Harry’s Hole is a stunning waterfall, gorge and cascading creek only accessible via a rough bush track involving multiple deep water crossings, it is located on Aboriginal land and permission is required to enter.

The creek which feeds the main pool and waterfall also forms a series of cascading waterfalls into the upper reaches of the Carr Boyd Ranges.

We spend the morning at Harrys Hole, swimming, hiking, relaxing and exploring the upper reaches of the gorge and creek.

From camp we head into Kununurra where we pick up supplies before embarking on the Gibb River Rd.

We don’t have to get too far down the Gibb River Rd before we get to El Questro Station, where we will spend the next 2 nights.

Harry Hole

 

 

Highlights

  • Harrys Hole Waterfall & Gorge
  • Camp: Private El Questro Station Camp [Hot Showers & Flushing Toilets close by]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming
  • Meals: BLD

5. El Questro Station

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

Our first activity is to visit Zebedee Hots Springs, a stunning thermal spring complex 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 Emma Gorge, a beautiful gorge which cuts into the Cockburn Range, here we strap on the hiking boots and head into the gorge, where after a couple of km a hidden plunge pool, waterfall and hot spring reveal themselves, simply stunning!

We then head back to our Private Camp on the banks of the shady Pentecost River, this camp gives us the best of both worlds, privacy and seclusion, yet only a short drive to the facilities of the El Questro Station area.

Tonight we have a break from the camp cooking and grab a feed from the Swinging Arm Bar at El Questro, there are multiple food options to choose from.

Emma Falls at El Questro

 

Highlights

  • El Questro Station
  • Zebedee Hot Springs
  • Emma Gorge
  • Cockburn Ranges
  • Camp: Private El Questro Station Camp [Hot Showers & Flushing Toilets close by]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming approx 5km
  • Meals: BL (D not included, but can be purchased on site)

6. El Questro Station to Mt Elizabeth Station

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From El Questro we continue on our Westerly trek towards Broome.

Our first task is to drive the 4WD though 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.

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 Mt Elizabeth Station where we have another private wild camp where we’ll set up for the next 2 nights.

 

Cockburn Escarpment on El Questro Station

 

Highlights

  • Pentecost River
  • Ellenbrae Station
  • Cockburn Ranges
  • Camp: Mt Elizabeth [Hot Showers & Flushing Toilets at Station, bush shower and portable toilets at camp Available]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming approx 5km
  • Meals: BLD

7. Mt Elizabeth Station

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Today, we leave our camp set up and head off to explore Wunnamurra Gorge, and what a beauty this one is!

Wunnamurra is well off the beaten track and hard to get to, there is a long 4WD track to get in which stops most travellers, so it’s not unusual to have the gorge to ourselves.

The Aboriginal Rock Art is spectacular at Wunnamurra is spectacular and this day of adventure is often noted as a highlight of the Kimberley Tour.

We return to our private bush camp at the end of a big day and settle for roast beef, sourced from the property, in the camp oven

Highlights

  • Gibb River Road
  • Ellenbrae Station
  • Pentecost River Crossing
  • Mt Elizabeth Station
  • Camp: Mt Elizabeth [Hot Showers & Flushing Toilets at Station, bush shower and portable toilets at camp Available]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming approx 2 – 3km
  • Meals: BLD

8. Manning Gorge

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Today we 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 then push on to our bush camp under the Boabs.

 

Manning Gorge Falls

 

Highlights

  • Manning Gorge
  • Wadjina & Bradshw Rock Art
  • Camp: Wild Camp Station Country [Bush Showers & Portable Toilets]
  • Activities: Hiking & Swimming up to 6km
  • Meals: BLD

9. Bush Camp to Tunnel Creek

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The main stop for today is Bell Gorge, another day, another amazing waterfall to explore! Such is life in the Kimberley.

After a 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.

Our last camp for the tour is at Windjana Gorge, where a comfortable National Park campground with shower and toilet facilities awaits.

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The Spectacular Bell Gorge

Highlights

  • Bell Gorge
  • Barnett River
  • National Park Campsite [Showers & Toilets Available]
  • Activities: Hiking approx 4km
  • Meals: BLD

10. Tunnel Creek to Broome

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Today we explore Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge before making our way back to Broome to complete our adventure.

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.

Aboriginal rock paintings are present in the cave and it was a hideout of the Aboriginal warrior, Jandamarra in 1897.

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 2- 4km and always see freshwater crocodiles swimming in the clear waterholes.

From Windjana Gorge we check out the Boab Prison Tree near Derby and then make our way into Broome. We normally arrive into Broome at around 4pm.

Exploring Tunnel Creek

 

 



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