7 Day Kimberley Lake Argyle Tours

from Broome, Darwin or Kununurra

3 Cruises, Lake Argyle, El Questro, Bungles walks & Gibb River Rd

7 day Kimberley Lake Argyle Tours with 2 cruises & Bungle Bungles flight option via Gibb River Road – 7 days/6 nights with Lake Argyle cruise, El Questro, Bungle Bungles walks and flight option, manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge and extension options. Departs Broome via  Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome.  Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders & Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour, Fully Accommodated or camping options. Broome to Broome Tour is Code KBA7 or Broome to Darwin KBDA 7 or Darwin to Broome KDBA7 options Book Tour

7 Day Kimberley Lake Argyle Tours

  • Broome to Broome or Broome to Darwin or
  • Darwin (or Kununurra ) to Broome – includes flight to Bungles from Kununurra with ground tour add $780
  • Accommodated or Camping

Luxury 4WD Tour Includes

  • 3 Cruises on Lake Argyle & Chamberlain River plus Geike Gorge on Fitzroy River
  • Bungle Bungles walk in Cathedral Gorge and Picanniny Creek plus Echidna Chasm
  • El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs Emma Gorge, Cockburn Range, Jackaroos waterhole
  • Pentecost River, Durack,  Gibb River crossings
  • Cattle Stations of Home Valley, Mt Barnett, El Questro, Ellenbrae Station, Mt House and more
  • Galvans & Windjana Gorges, Tunnel Creek walks / swims, Jandamarra story, Fitzroy Crossing, Cable Beach sunset.
  • Aboriginal artists, Wandjina & Gwion rock art sites.
  • All fees, meals except 1, 6 nights Comfy Camps $3,995. Or add accommodated $895pp twin share. Single supp. $795  KBB7

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7 day Kimberley Tours Itinerary follows – Other routes contains this base itinerary

COCKBURN RANGE 7 DAY KIMBERLEY LAKE ARGYLE TOUR

Wrap up the Top End – Combine spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance. Enriching and fulfilling experiences in the land of the world’s longest surviving culture.  Visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Aboriginal rock art sites. A unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. Enriching and fulfilling experiences with the world’s longest surviving culture.

Broome to Broome Tour – 7 Day Kimberley Lake Argyle Tours with Bungle Bungles

Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River. Sand marvel at one of the largest Boabs Trees in the Kimberley. Arrive for luncjh at Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Our journey continues via mesa and scenic mountain country and we take a photo stop at the unusual Ngumban Cliffs, and a break at the scenic and bird lovers Marys Pool on the Margaret River. Halls Creek is next with its gold mining history including the tale of Russian Jack. Overnight Halls Creek BLD
Day 2 – A day tour with heli flight option (recommended) in the Bungles Bungles in Purnululu National Park – Experience the extraordinary Bungle Bungles by 4WD. Marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge, Beehive Domes and Piccanninny Creek and after lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flight available. Overnight Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD

Day 3 – We travel on the Savannah Way to the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre, then travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine for Kununurra highlights including the Ord River Scheme and Sandalwood factory) then relax with a sunset cruise on Lake Argyle and optional swim. Overnight at Lake Argyle Village Resort. BLD

Day 4– Depart for Kununurra,  a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. We stock up here and check out the local Aboriginal art galleries before heading to Emma Gorge on the Gibb River Road, part of  El Questro Wilderness Park.  A walk to Emma Gorge sacred waterhole and a swim in the refreshing waters is available before lunch by Jackaroos waterhole, then a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge on the Pentecost River. viewing the “Homestead” nearly washed away by flood waters a few years ago. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, mountains, rivers and gorges. El Questro is where the Baz Luhrmann’s Australia movie was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. Enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at their fine outdoor restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River. Dinner own expense. Overnight El Questro BLD

Day 5 – This morning relax in the Zebedee hot springs before we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via the Cockburn Range, and many boab trees to cross  the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. We visit Home Valley Station and stop to view some special Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gyion Gyion) rock art.  The days journey takes us through varying terrain including high mountains and “jump ups”, and some great river crossings ( Durack River & Pentecost River ) as we travel from East to West Kimberley. Enjoy a break at a bird lovers billabong. We cross the Hann River and visit the scenic Manning Gorge water hole for a swim, before overnight. BLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6 – Today enjoy a swim and relax at the easy to access and picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings before the Imitji Aboriginal Community and store. Here we have unique Aboriginal artwork and one of the few real coffees your can find on the Gibb (except our BYO). Our tour then climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park. This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. Enjoy a break before a walk in Windjana Gorge and the National Park with the abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed. We then follow the Devonian Reef / Napier Range road to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don our torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BLD

Day 7– After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Geike Gorge Fitzroy River cruise and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy a visit to the local Aboriginal art centre then comfortable highway cruising toward Derby, to visit the famous prison Boab tree, and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft tides!) on King Sound, the world’s longest cattle drinking trough, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to be delivered to your accommodation. Tour ends approx. 6 pm. Time permitting enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean, and possibly an optional camel ride. Tours ends on Delivery to your hotel.

Broome options – Celebrate with a morning swim and/ or  breakfast at Cable Beach before flights home. Broome options include a scenic flight to the awesome Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. Home Flights depart from Broome or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres or down the west coast of Western Australia on a Pilbara Karijini National Park Tour, and Burrup Peninsula rock art and more

Inclusions

  • Scenic Flight option over Bungle Bungles & ground tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccanninny Creek
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional. Celebration dinner at journey end.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping. Camp gear includes options of self inflating mattress & /or stretcher, pillow & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

NOTE this tour can be extended 1 day to allow for flight and walk at Mitchell Falls – see here

Exclusions

  • 1 dinner own purchase in restaurant. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if prebooked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Tours August September 2016 7 Day Kimberley Lake Argyle Tours

Broome to Broome Tour via Gibb River Road

with Bungle Bungles El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Imitji Art Centre, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour

Includes All fees, meals except 1 at restaurant, 6 nights Comfy Camps $3,995.

Or add accommodated $895pp twin share. Single supp. $795  KBB7.

Darwin (or Kununurra) to Broome – includes flight to Bungles from Kununurra with ground tour add $780

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Darwin to Broome – For the 7 day accommodated tour price for 2 people accommodated (twin or double) is $5,670 per person.  Confirm Your Place with payment here PayPal.me/ezipay/11340

Broome to Darwin – For the 7 day accommodated tour price for 2 people accommodated (twin or double) is $5,670 per person.  Confirm Your Place with payment here PayPal.me/ezipay/11340

Broome to Broome – For the 7 day accommodated tour price for 2 people accommodated (twin or double) is $4,890 per person.  Confirm Your Place with payment here PayPal.me/ezipay/9780

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Departures on demand – or call 1300 763 188 or 0417 244 600

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