Kimberley Wild Expeditions
9 Day Darwin to Broome Overland (PDB9)

$2,195.00

From Australia’s tropical north, travel south via Katherine Gorge to explore the highlights of the Kimberley on this overland adventure.

Description

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

Includes the iconic Gibb River Road, the vast wilderness of El Questro, Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles and the west Kimberley gorges: Bell & Windjana. The adventure ends on Day 9, by beautiful Cable Beach in the outback pearling town of Broome.

Day 1 Katherine

Heading down from Darwin, we stop at either Edith Falls for a swim, or explore majestic Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge, part of the Nitmiluk National Park, depending on season. After lunch we start our journey to the Katherine region where we will stay overnight. (LD)

Day 2 Victoria River Region & Lake Argyle

Take off for Lake Argyle; an artificial lake created by the Ord River Dam. Admire the beauty and sheer size of this 700 square kilometre man made spectacle. The lake is home to many species of native fish and thousands of freshwater crocodiles. Take some time and explore the area before we set up camp for the night. (BLD)

Days 3-5 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

Pausing in Kununurra we head south where it is time for some 4WD action as we wind our way into the Bungle Bungle sandstone massif! The ride in is bumpy, but the scenery is fantastic and you will have the chance to enjoy your first Kimberley sunset as we set up our bush camp./ Day 4 involves a full day of exploration. The rock formations of the Bungle Bungles massif are remarkable and we visit breathtaking Echidna Chasm and magnificent Cathedral Gorge. There’s an opportunity to view the Bungles by helicopter (own expense) before we return to camp. (BLD/BLD)

Days 5-6 El Questro Station

We travel out of the Bungles to El Questro Station. Sit back and admire the awesome scenery of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek and onto El Questro to set up camp. We spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro station highlights include a hike in the beautiful Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge before another night at our El Questro campsite where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned beer at the station bar. (BLD/BLD)

Day 7 Gibb River Road & Mt Barnett

We start our journey over the Pentecost River and along the famous Gibb River Road. Today is all about swimming and hiking in the Kimberley! You’ll visit striking Manning Gorge, where your experienced guide will use their local knowledge to determine the most accessible spots to explore. Tonight’s camp is at Mt Barnett. (BLD)

Day 8 Manning Gorge & Windjana Gorge

This morning we will take a plunge at either Galvins or Adcock Gorge, depending on the time of year. Later we make our way to Windjana Gorge, known for its abundant freshwater crocodiles, so bring your camera and get some snaps of these incredible reptiles. Windjana Gorge is also our camp for the night. (BLD)

Day 9 Tunnel Creek & Broome

A visit to the Napier Range reveals the fascinating 750 metre underground cave at Tunnel Creek; an area rich in bushranger history. Our local Bunuba guide will take us through this remarkable tunnel, sharing the cultural hertage of the area and the story of the Bunuba warrior hero, Jandamarra. Next we set off for Broome, but not before stopping briefly at Willare Bridge to see the rushing torrent of water that flows along the mighty Fitzroy River (seasonal). We arrive in Broome late afternoon. With any luck you’ll be just in time to catch a brilliant Cable Beach sunset. (BL)