Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days
Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days via Gibb River Road includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorges & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Aboriginal Art Centres (Tour Code KBBA14) Check dates or Book
Enjoy spectacular Kimberley scenery and 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.
Included in 14 day Kimberley Complete tours – KBBA14
- 3 cruises – Included are Geike Gorge (at Fitzroy River Crossing) & Chamberlain Gorge at El Questro. Lake Argyle
- 1-4 flights – Mitchell Falls helicopter included, 3 Optional flights are Mitchell Falls / Kings Cascades/St George Basin flight, Bungle Bungles flight, Horizontal Waterfalls flight)
- 2 nights El Questro Wilderness Park
- 3 Bungle Bungles walks
- 2 Nights Mt Elizabeth Station
- 2 nights Mitchell Plateau & Mitchell Falls walks
- Rock art – Extra exceptional Wandjina, Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion ) rock art sites.
Details – Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days
Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River before we visit the infamous Prison Boab tree. We then join the Gibb River Road for mystical Windjana Gorge and a gorge walk at this special creation “waterhole”. Meet the local freshwater crocodiles and exotic bird life (maybe even a rare Gouldian Finch) in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. Depart Windjana for Tunnel Creek & walk through this 600m cave river system to a special waterhole. We then travel through sweeping Kimberley grasslands and cattle country to cross the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. Check in at our accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing before a relaxing night and tasty evening meal, with a chance to meet some of the locals. LD
Day 2 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. After a morning cuppa, and comfortable highway cruising we enjoy lunch at a scenic picnic spot. We take a look around Fitzroy Crossing whcih is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Our journey continues via Mesa & 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, before the local Aboriginal Art Centre . Travel on to Maryvale Cattle Station and to the Bungles Bungles Safari Park for overnight. BLD
Day 3 – 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 4 – Visit the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre, then travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine for Kununurra highlights (Ord River Scheme, Sandalwood factory, Zebra rock art gallery) then relax with an optional swim and overnight at Lake Argyle. BLD
Day 5– Kununurra is 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 Wyndham and lunch at Five Rivers Lookout over the spectcular Cambridge Gulf. After lunch its RAMSAR listed Parry’s Lagoon (Marglu Billabong) for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas, and some quiet time in the Bird Hide. Back onto the Gibb River Rd, to El Questro. 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 6 – A Gorge walk to Emma Gorge sacred waterhole and a swim in the refreshing waters is available before we soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including lunch by Jackaroos waterhole, another in the Pentecost at the station before a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro resort. B,L, Dinner at restaurant own expense.
Day 7 – 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. Enjoy the Durack River crossing. We visit Home Valley Station and view Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before a break at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for overnight. BLD
Day 8 – 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 vast galleries of Munurru Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art. BLD
Day 9 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the 2 hour 4 Km downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large rock art 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 the top of Mitchell Falls 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 distant 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 accommodation if pre-arranged). BLD
Day 10 – Travel today is down the Gibb River Rd with a break at the Drysdale River Station – and 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 11 – More great rock art today on Mt Elizabeth Station and swimming options such as in Wunnumurra Gorge with a spectacular waterfall and a deep pool and big Wandjina and beautiful Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art. Overnight Mt Elizabeth BLD
Day 12 – We depart Mt Elizabeth with a stop at Mt Barnett Roadhouse where we may meet some of the local Ngarinyin Aboriginal people and from nearby Kupungarri Aboriginal Community. Next a swim at Galvans Gorge on then travel through spectacular mountain scenery including Phillips Range and approaching the King Leopold Range to Magical Bell Gorge for a walk and swim opportunity in these fresh flowing waters. Overnight near Imitji Community at Bell Gorge safari camp for overnight. BLD
Day 13 – After breakfast our tour 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 visit to the Mowanjum Aboriginal art centre (an opportunity to meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community, and Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft tides!) on King Sound. 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 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 on a Karijini National Park & Pilbara Tour or 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 for photos at Mitchell Falls – 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
- 13 nights accommodation- motel style option or camping or combination
- All camping gear which is modern and easy to use
- Comfortable sleeping options (self inflating mattress or stretcher).
- Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. Celebration completion meal.
- 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.
- Helicopter flights at Bungle Bungles – Approximately $285 for an 18 minute flight or longer options.
- 1 Dinner at El Questro (1 included) restaurants. Alcohol
- Accommodation upgrades if required. Available all locations if booked early.
- Flights to and from departure points.
Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days
via Gibb River Road (CodeKBBA14) includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres
Broome to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Darwin to Broome options – via El Questro Wilderness Park, Bungle Bungles, Gibb River Rd, 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 couple if booked 4 by November 30, 2016
You can travel overland via the Tanami Track with us, or be met at Broome WA, for Kimberley programs.