Kimberley Broome to Broome Kalumburu Tours
11 day Kimberley Broome to Broome Kalumburu Tours via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles walks & optional heli flight. Meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road tour. Fully accommodated or camping options. Tour CodeKBB11 (Broome to Broome) or Broome Darwin, Darwin Broome options.
Next Departures – Sundays on demand – May to September – Please Ask See Dates or Book 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. Visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Aboriginal rock art sites. A unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. These are enriching and fulfilling experiences in the land of the world’s longest surviving culture.
Arrive a day earlier to enjoy Broome’s famous Cable Beach, or a scenic flight to the Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Great shopping in Broome’s balmy climate too!
Consider arriving with us from Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and Aboriginal art communities.
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 which 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 Bungle Bungles Safari Camp on Mabel Downs Station. 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 drive amongst the domes as 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 Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available – please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD
Day 3 – We farewell the Bungle Bungles today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged. Here you can view the latest works, meet the artists and find some bargain art. After Turkey Creek, we head for Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf and Wyndham. We also visit Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas. We join the Gibb River Rd, to arrive at El Questro resort for a late afternoon relax by the Pentecost River and overnight. Dinner at ELQ restaurant own expense. BL
Day 4 – El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Here is where the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, a walk in a spectacular local gorge, before a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BL.
Day 5 – Today we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view this ancient sweeping river and landscape from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River, and another river crossing. View Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn off the Gibb River Road onto the Kalumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before we stop at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for fuel and supplies. We continue our 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 two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art. BLD Overnight on Mitchell Plateau
Day 6 – 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 over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Walk out is also an option. 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. BLD
Day 7 – Around 2 hours up the Kalumburu Road is the coast and the old Kalumburu Mission & Aboriginal Community. This was an important strategic point during WWII and now gives us a picturesque glimpse of Australia’s far northern coastline. We explore local bays and beaches, and the community before overnight camp or accommodation available. BLD
Day 8 – Explore more of this coastal region, Departing Kalumburu we take a break at the Drysdale River Crossing, and scenic and welcome shady rest place for man and numerous water birds. We join the Gibb River road once more, and enjoy lunch by the riverside. Mt Elizabeth Station is our destination with comfortable camping or motel style accommodation is available. BLD
Day 9 – This morning we visit major and majestic Bradshaw / Gwion and powerful Wandjina Aboriginal rock art sites, and possibly a waterhole for a swim. The morning tour includes an introduction to cattle station life and diverse natural landscapes. In the afternoon we return to the Gibb River Rd, and head south, crossing the Gibb, Hann and Manning Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse. After lunch enjoy a swim of 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 and arrive at Bell Gorge / Imitji Safari Camp for overnight. BLD
Day 10 – We 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 incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an underground 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 boab clad ranges and then cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BLD
Day 11 – 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. We visit the local Aboriginal art centre before a morning cuppa, and 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 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 tour completion in Broome. This nights accommodation own arrangements – please ask. BLD
Next Day Options – A free day to celebrate your journey. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the many sights or activities Broome has to offer. Options include a trip to Horizontal Falls, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. Tour ends after breakfast. Home Flights available or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs or Pilbara Karijini National Park.
- Bungle Bungles tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccaninny Creek + Echidna Chasm
- Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter scenic ride close and over the falls.
- Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro & Geike Gorge at Fitzroy Crossing
- Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
- 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.
- Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
- Optional Accommodation upgrades available if pre booked .
- 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
- 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
- Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
- Flights to and from departure points
Kimberley rock art Tours from Broome to Broome via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Derby, Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight, Kununurra, Halls Creek.
11 Days / 10 Nights comfy camping rate is $5,995- includes helicopter at Mitchell Falls, guided rock art & station tour at Mt Elizabeth, Bungle Bungles tour to Cathedral Gorge & Piccaninny Creek, exceptional extra rock art sites, two cruises on Chamberlain Gorge & also Geikie Gorge
Accommodation is available in several locations ranging from $95 pp/night to $330 / double cabin. For 5 nights motel style accommodation upgrade add $695 pp. Single supplement $555
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Call 1300 763 188 or 0417 244 600 or Online Booking