Kimberley Wild Expeditions
9 Day Broome to Darwin Overland (PBD9)

$2,195.00

Australia’s North West is one of the last remaining wilderness regions of this country and during this exciting 10 Day overland safari we’ll take you on a journey that will combine a taste of the Northern Territory with the vastness and beauty of the Kimberley region.

Description

Starts: Broome WA 6725, Australia
Ends: Darwin NT, Australia

Journey the Gibb River Road, sleep under a blanket of Kimberley stars, enjoy evenings round a camp fire, explore El Questro Wilderness Park, check out the famous Bungle Bungle Domes and more, en route to Darwin.

Day 1 Broome

Welcome to Broome, a coastal enclave famous for its great beaches and historic pearling industry. We will pick you up from your accommodation mid-morning and show you around this vibrant outback town and share the history as to why this is such a unique place. Afterwards, we’ll head down to the beach where we can drive the truck onto the sand for a picnic lunch and try your hand at the best Aussie outdoor sport – beach cricket! This evening, we’ll head back to our accommodation in Broome for some dinner before we hit the road tomorrow morning.

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night) Included Activities

Broome beach activity day and Broome sights tour Meals Included

Lunch Dinner

Day 2: Windjana Gorge After meeting with your leader and group this morning, leave Broome and, depending on the season, make your first stop at Willare Bridge overlooking the Fitzroy River. From here head out into the great Australian outback towards Oscar Range, and on to Tunnel Creek. The creek has worn a 750-metre tunnel through the Napier Range. Join your guide for a walk through Tunnel Creek, learning about Aboriginal culture and traditions.

Next we head to Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. 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. 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, adventure to Bell Gorge – a hidden highlight. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful gorge on the Gibb River Road, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools filled with water from the wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. Surrounded by a horseshoe of bright orange rock wall, there are smooth rocks to lounge on and welcome areas of shade. We make our way back to camp for dinner and camping under the stars.

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

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night) Included Activities

Windjana Gorge Bell Gorge Tunnel Creek exploration walk Meals Included

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Windjana Gorge and the Gibb River Road Hit the road again and travel along the legendary Gibb River Road, a 600 kilometre dirt track running through the centre of the Kimberley region. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to explore the gorges of Galvans or Adcock. In the evening, set up camp at Mount Barnett for the night, our campsite near Manning Gorge. Sit in the crystal clear freshwater river that flows by the campsite and watch the sun set as you start to feel like you are in the ‘real’ Australia.

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

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night) Included Activities

Galvans Gorge Adcock Gorge Manning Gorge Meals Included

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Gibb River Road to El Questro In the morning, explore Manning Gorge, taking an invigorating dip in a waterhole before continuing down the Gibb River Road. If there’s enough time, the group will also visit Barnett Gorge. Your guide will point you in the direction of the best gorges to explore. Pass through remote and extraordinary country as you travel through this historic part of Australia. Cross the Pentecost River to reach the famous El Questro Station, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars.

Note: Total driving time today is around three-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres. Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 night) Included Activities

Gibb River Road Meals Included

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: El Questro Station Today spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station. Take a hike in the beautiful Cockburn Ranges and a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite, where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned drink at the station bar with your travel mates.

Note: Total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to five kilometres. Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 night) Meals Included

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range) In the morning head out through the peaks and cliffs of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges, as you make your way to the remote outback township of Warnum (also known as Turkey Creek). In the afternoon, venture out in a 4WD to take on the challenging terrain of Purnululu National Park, home to the iconic Bungle Bungles. Arrive just in time to catch the sunset over the Osmond Ranges before relaxing into your overnight bush camp for dinner.

Note: Total driving time today is approximately three 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 After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities. Explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience another perspective of the Bungles in a helicopter flight (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head back to your overnight bush camp.

Note: Total driving time today is around an hour. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres. Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night) Included Activities

Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) Echidna Chasm Walk Optional Activities

Helicopter Flight – Bungle Bungles – from – AUD350 Meals Included

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle Today, it’s time for some serious 4WD as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles towards Kununurra. Depending on time, the group will have the opportunity to explore the weather-beaten gorges and red peaks of the Hidden Valley. In the late afternoon, travel down beside the Ord River to make camp at Lake Argyle.

Note: Total driving time today is around three-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately three hours. Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (1 night) Meals Included

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: Lake Argyle to the Katherine region Not long after breakfast this morning, explore the fringes of Lake Argyle. This vast body water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest manmade lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour. From here, cross the state border into the Northern Territory to reach your campsite in the Katherine Region.

Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometre. Accommodation

Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night) Optional Activities

Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise – AUD100 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