Explore the rugged landscapes of the North West of Australia. This region includes an area known as 'the Kimberley' and is rich with beauty, hidden gorges, rivers and stunning landscapes. This tour suits those who are active and wish to stay in campsites with limited facilities to well and truly get off the beaten track.HIGHLIGHTS [PDB9]
Darwin accommodation at 6:30am
Broome accommodation early evening Day 9
Experienced tour guide, meals as indicated, camping equipment except sleeping bag, camping fees, national park fees.
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be hired for $30 or purchased for $50).
Safaris must be reconfirmed by 4.00pm the day before travel. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements.
Day 1 :: Darwin to Victoria River
You begin the adventure travelling south down “The Track” (Stuart Hwy) to Edith Falls where you break for a refreshing swim. Continuing south you have a short stop at Katherine Gorge before heading west towards the Western Australian wilderness. You set up camp beside the Victoria River for the first night together. Overnight bush camp. (LD)
Day 2 :: Victoria River to Kununurra
Up early this morning as you cross the border into Western Australia and visit the largest man made lake in Australia - Lake Argyle and explore the area before heading for the capital of the north – Kununurra and the overnight campsite. (BLD)
Day 3 :: Kununurra to Bungle Bungles
Explore Kununurra, the town of the Ord River Scheme and the scenic Hidden Valley National Park. Then sit back and admire the awesome views of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as you head to Turkey Creek. Next it’s time to buckle up and hold on for the challenging 4WD trip into the Bungle Bungle National Park. (BLD)
Day 4 :: Bungle Bungles National Park
You spend the full day exploring the Bungle Bungle Ranges, visiting Frog Hole, Echidna Chasm and the Cathedral Gorge. There’s also time for an optional scenic helicopter flight (at own expense) over the Bungles. You complete the day with another amazing sunset. (BLD)
Day 5 :: Bungle Bungles to El Questro
Leaving the Bungle Bungle you take a short break at Turkey Creek before travelling onto Wyndham and the Five Rivers Lookout. Overnight camp at El Questro. (BLD)
Day 6 :: El Questro Statio to Gibb River Road
Up early we hike into the beautiful Cockburn Ranges for a refreshing swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge before starting our journey over the Pentecost River and along the Gibb River Road. (BLD)
Day 7 :: Gibb River Road and Gorges
A day of swimming and hiking as you explore some of these striking gorges: Barnett, Manning, Galvins, or Adcock, depending on the time of year. Overnight bush camp. (BLD)
Day 8 :: Manning Gorge to Windjana Gorge
Today you explore Galvins or Adcock Gorge (seasonal) before making the way to Windjana Gorge, known for its abundant freshwater crocodiles. It’s also the camp for the night. (BLD)
Day 9 :: Windjana Gorge to Broome
You head towards the Napier Range and the fascinating 750 metre underground tunnel of Tunnel Creek, an area rich in bushranger history. Making tracks, you head towards Broome and stop briefly at Willare Bridge, where a rushing torrent of water flows in the mighty Fitzroy River (seasonal). Late afternoon you arrive in Broome, the aim is to catch up brilliant Cable Beach sunset. (BL)