Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth 4WD Tours 14 days
Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth 4WD Tours 14 days
Kimberley tour via Gibb River Road, Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station, 5 Rivers Lookout, Manning Gorge(2N), Galvan’s, Windjana Gorges & Tunnel Creek, exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres
Included in 14 day Kimberley Complete tours – KBBS14 & KDBS14
* 2-3 cruises – Included are Geike Gorge (at Fitzroy River Crossing) & Chamberlain Gorge at EL Questro. Optional Lake Argyle (extra night required),
* 1-4 flights – Mitchell Falls helicopter included, 3 Optional flights are Mitchell Falls / Kings Cascades/St George Basin flight, Bungle Bungles flights, Horizontal Waterfalls flight)
* 2 nights El Questro Wilderness Park
* 1 night Mornington Sanctuary
* 1 Night Mt Elizabeth Station
* 1 night Manning Gorge
* 2 nights Mitchell Plateau & Mitchell Falls walks
* Rock art – Extra exceptional Wandjina, Bradshaw (Gwiorn Gwiorn ) rock art sites.
Kimberley Complete via Gibb River Rd – 14 Days / 13 nights – Broome to Broome via Gibb River Road with Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise, Bungle Bungles, Kununurra, 5 Rivers Lookout, Parry Lagoon, El Questro, Pentecost River, Cockburn Ranges, Home Valley Station, Drysdale River Station, King Edward River, Mitchell Falls, Mt Elizabeth Station, Manning Gorge, Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary, Imitji / Bell Gorge, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Derby, remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres – Check dates or Book
Kimberley Complete via Gibb River Rd – 14 Days / 13 nights – Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road with Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise, Bungle Bungles, Kununurra, 5 Rivers Lookout, Parry Lagoon, El Questro, Pentecost River, Cockburn Ranges, Home Valley Station, Drysdale River Station, King Edward River, Mitchell Falls, Mt Elizabeth Station, Manning Gorge, Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary, Imitji / Bell Gorge, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Derby, remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres – Tour Code KDB14 Check dates or Book Tour
Enjoy spectacular Kimberley scenery with the opportunity for meetings with Bush University Aboriginal elders on their traditional lands. Visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) art sites. Share this unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. Enriching and fulfilling experiences in the lands of the world’s longest surviving culture. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal Lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.
Day 1 – Depart 8am to travel via the vast savannah grasslands, majestic Boab trees and powerful mountains of the Western Kimberley crossing the Fitzroy River near Willare, with morning tea under one of the Kimberley’s biggest boabs. We are on the Savannah Way heading for Fitzroy Crossing. We take a look around Fitzroy Crossing whcih is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities, and enjoy lunch here by the Fitzroy River. Our journey continues via Mesa & mountain country and we take a photo stop at the unusual Ngumban Cliffs, and a tea 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, before we arrive at our Mabel Downs Station accommodation. Large, ensuites safari tents or comfy camping available. If choosing departure from Darwin departure is 7am to Kununurra via road or fly option to Kununurra available. L,D
Day 2 – Today we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccanninny Creek and after lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flight available. Enjoy a spectatcular scenic flight from the Bungle Bungles over the Ragged Ranges, Argyle Diamond Mine, Ord River Scheme, Lake Argyle and on to Kununurra meeting the tour vehicle for overnight in Kununurra. BLD
Day 3 – Kununurra is a prospecous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism andAboriginal art. We stock up here and check out the local Aborigibnal art galleries before headding to Wyndham and lunch at Five Rivers Lookout. over the spectcular Cambridge Gulf. After lunch its then Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas. We travel the Gibb River Rd, to El Questro’s Emma Gorge resort. An optional walk to Emma Gorge sacred waterhole and a swim in the refreshing waters is available (time permitting). El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges where we enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at their fine outdoor restaurant. Overnight El Questro BLD
Day 4 – This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including El Questro Gorge and Moonshine Gorges, a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questroresort. BL. Dinner at restaurant own expense.
Day 5 – Today we journey the the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. Take a break at Home Valley Station and enjoy the Durack River crossing. We visit Home Valley Station and view Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). Enjoy lunch and optional Devonshire Tea at Ellenbrae Station. We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before we stop at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for overnight. BLD
Day 6 – After breakfast we travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit a vast gallery of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art. BLD
Day 7 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the easy 2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters. This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight ride over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline.Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base (or accommodtion if pre arranged). BLD
Day 8 – Travel today is down the Gibb River Rd with morning tea by the Drysdale River – a great opportunity for bird watching or just enjoying the water and paperbark & pandanas palms. Back on the Gibb River Rd we take a break at the Hann River then leave the Gibb passing Dodnum Aboriginal community to Mt Elizabeth station for overnight. BLD
Day 9 – More great rock art today in Wunnumurra Gorge with a spectacular waterfall and a deep pool and big Wandjina and beautiful Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art. We depart Mt Elizabeth with a stop at Mt Barnett Roadhouse and Manning Gorge waterhole where we can meet some of the local Ngarinyin Aboriginal people and hear insights into the dreamtime and local culture. Next a swim at Galvan Gorge on the way, and travel through spectacular mountain scenery of the King Leopold Range to arrive at Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary In the evening join Mornington’s Naturalist Guide for a talk and slideshow for an insight into the work of the owners, Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the unique values of Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary. BLD
Day 10 – An early morning 1 hour walk allows us to see the most animal and birdlife on Annie Creek, including perhaps the endangered Gouldian Finch before we take the scenic 25 km drive to Dimond Gorge viewing majestic geological formations and the highlight – the view from the lookout at Dimond Gorge. This is a great swimming area, or take a canoe paddle the 2 km through Dimond Gorge. In the afternoon visit Cadjeput and Bluebush swimming holes before sunset viewing of the surrounding mountain ranges. Relax in your bungalow or campsite by Annie Creek before overnight at Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary. BLD
Day 11 – An optional early morning 1 hour walk allows us to see the most animal and birdlife on Annie Creek, including perhaps the endangered Gouldian Finch before we take the scewnic 25 km drive to Dimond Gorge viewing majestic geological formations and the highlight – the view from the lookout at Dimond Gorge. This is a great swimming area, or enjoy Cadjeput or Bluebush swimming holes on the Fitzroy River. In the afternoon We travel through spectacular Kimberley scenery to Imitji Aboriginal community and Imitji store, then enter the King Leopold Conservation Area and head for Bell Gorge and Silent Grove where we settle in for the evening or at the Bell Gorge / Imitji safari camp accommodation (if accommodation upgrade is booked). BLD
Day 12 – After a short walk to the spectacular waterfall and swimming hole of Bell Gorge, we return to the Gibb River Rd travel through the spectacular scenery of the King Leopold Ranges and pass through the Napier Range, with the rock face likeness of Queen Victoria’s Head before morning tea, then Windjana Gorge National Park and a walk in Windjana Gorge with the abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. 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 icredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalagtites and ebven an undergound spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890, 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 13 – 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 worlds longest cattle drinking trough, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Time permitting we visit the Derby wetlands for last looks at Jabiru & Brolgas. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean, and possibly an optional camel ride. After tasty treats on Cable Beach, we enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome. BLD
Day 14 – Celebrate arrival at the Indian Ocean with a morning swim and breakfast at Cable Beach before tour ends at 10am. Optional Activities – Options include a scenic flight to the Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, visit spectacular & controversial James Price Point, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. You can store your gear with us to enjoy the day before flights home or alternate destinations or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres. B
- Small group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles
- Professional and experienced driver / guides
- Helicopter flight at Mitchell Falls – $115 value from falls to car park. Longer flights available over coast.
- Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
- Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
- All accommodation, including first and last nights in Broome
- Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. Celebration completion meal.
- All camping gear which is modern and easy to use
- Comfortable sleeping options (self inflating mattress or stretcher). Bring your bedding or available from us.
- Guided cruises of Geike Gorge and Fitzroy River, and Chamberlain River Gorge
- 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.
- A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.
- Scenic helicopter flights at Bungle Bungles – Approximately $285 for an 18 minute flight or longer options.
- 1 Dinner at El Questro (1 included) & Kununurra restaurants.
- Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at El Questro, Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary, Drysdale Station.
- Flights to and from departure points.
Kimberley Complete Broome to Broome via
Gibb River Road with Mitchell Falls Walk & Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary
Broome to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Darwin to Broome options – via El Questro Wilderness Park, Bungle Bungles, Gibb River Rd, Mitchell Falls, Mitchell Falls, El Questro, Bungle Bungles, Geike Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Elizabeth, Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, Gibb River Rd
Tour Codes – Broome to Broome KBBS14 or Broome to Darwin KBDS14 or Darwin to Broome KDBS14
14 days/ 13 nights – AUD $ 6,995 Deluxe camping rate. For 9 nights accommodation upgrade add $995 per person (twin share). For 13 nights accommodated add $1980 per person. Ie $8,975. Single supplement $895.
14 Days / 13 Nights – BOOK NOW
SAVE Up to $ 1000 per person if paid in full by December 15
You can travel overland via the Tanami Track with us, or be met at Broome WA, for Kimberley programs.