Kimberley Darwin Broome Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days
Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days with Bungle Bungles and El Questro
Kimberley Darwin Broome Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days runs from Darwin to Broome and includes El Questro, Bungle Bungles, Mt Elizabeth Station, exceptional Aboriginal Rock Art with Gwion, Bradshaw, Wandjina Aboriginal Rock Art sites with optional days for Litchfield National Park & optional Horizontal Seaplane flight with Jetboat Cruise
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Kimberley Darwin Broome via Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days or reverse – with Wandjina, Bradshaw / Gwion rock art Tour the Kimberley Broome to Darwin via Gibb River Road –
Tour from Darwin to Broome via Pine Creek, Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles walks with flight, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, King Edward River rock art, Mitchell Falls, Drysdale Station, Mt Elizabeth Station, Mt Barnett, Galvans Gorge, King Leopold Ranges, Imitji Community, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Mimbi Caves (option), Cable Beach, Broome.
This Kimberley Darwin Broome Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days is an opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road by 4WD tour, Comfy Camping or Accommodation options. Tour Code KDBS11 or REVERSE DIRECTION is Tour Code KBD11 Book Tour
Make the Most of Your Journey – Combine spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats with this Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days. 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.
Tour itinerary – Kimberley Darwin Broome Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days – A Kimberley Rock Art Tours via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro – Broome to Darwin (reverse option available)
Day 0 – Optional extra Day – Day prior main tour from Darwin – Litchfield National Park – Explore Litchfield National Park, one of the Territory’s major attractions. View spectacular features such as Magnetic Termite Mounds towering on the grassland plains, and majestic waterfalls. Discover numerous permanent waterfalls such as Tolmer, Wangi and Florence Falls and watch as they cascade from the sandstone plateaus of the Tabletop Range to create beautiful swimming holes throughout the park. You have the opportunity to swim, and take photographs of beautiful Buley Rockhole lunch and various walks and swims at the other waterfals. Travellers willing and time permitting we also drive into the fascinating Lost City consisting of towering sandstione towers resembling an ancient city.
Main Tour – Kimberley Darwin Broome Mitchell Falls Tours 11 days
Day 1 – From Darwin Overland to Kununurra departing from Darwin at 700 am (fly to Kununurra options available) Travel via the Stuart Highway via Adelaide River, Pine Creek (Ghan history) and Katherine, the NT’s 3rd largest town. We turn west on the Victoria Highway (part of the Savannah Way) and pass through rich cattle country and spectacular rugged mountain landscapes through Gregory National Park to Victoria River and Timber Creek. Enjoy views of the Stokes Range. We travel to cross the NT/WA state border and arrive in Kununurra for overnight. If departing from Broome, travel the Savannah Way via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek to overnight at Mabel Down Station adjacent Bungle Bungles) LD
Day 2 – Depart 830 am to experience Kununurra, ‘the eastern gateway to the Kimberley’ and surroundings by air with a morning scenic flight over the renowned Ord Irrigation area, mighty Ord River Scheme and the enormous man made Lake Argyle before arriving at the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) where you transfer to an air-conditioned 4WD. On your short overland travels to Cathedral Gorge learn of the Bungle Bungles heritage and hear some of local nature’s hidden secrets. Be amazed on your walk into Cathedral Gorge, where you will be surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. Arrival into the gorge displays a magnificent amphitheatre designed by nature at its best. Relax in this shaded area and enjoy a memorable picnic lunch before returning on your walk to rejoin the 4WD. Travel to the Bungle Bungle Bush Camp for afternoon tea then rejoin the aircraft to complete your afternoon scenic flight over the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Arriving back in Kununurra approx. 500 pm. Day includes easy to moderate 3 km walk into Cathedral Gorge via the Beehive Domes. Overnight Kununurra or El Questro Station option if booked. BLD
Day 3 – Check out the fabulous Aboriginal art galleries displaying local works, and time permitting the Sandalwood Factory & plantations of the Ord River Scheme. Depart for Wyndham, and Parrys Lagoon, a RAMSAR site and attracting massive numbers of migratory and local wetlands birds including Brolga, Jabiru, Whistling Ducks, Magpie Geese, waders and many more. We drive to the top of the mountain to Five Rivers Lookout to view the Ord, Durack, Pentecost, King and Forrest Rivers and the Cockburn Range, and country depicted in the Baz Luhrmann movie Australia. After lunch we commence on the Gibb River Road to arrive at Emma Gorge on El Questro Station for a walk to the waterfall and swimming hole. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Overnight El Questro.
Day 4 – Relax and soak up the healing warm waters of Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including Jackaros Waterhole and a walk in Amelia or El Questro Gorge, then a Chamberlain Gorge cruise, and views of El Questro and the Chamberlain River & Pentecost Rivers from Pigeon Lookout. Relax for a second night at El Questro. Dinner in restaurant own expense. BL
Day 5 – Departing ELQ 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 (Gion Gion) rock art. The days journey takes us through varying terrain including high mountains and “jump ups”, and some great river crossings as we travel from East to West Kimberley. Enjoy a break at a bird lovers billabong. We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Rd, and can enjoy a cool drink at the bar of the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station. There’s always news to catch up with here, and some tall tales from travellers and locals at this remote Kimberley cattle station. After refuelling we carry on up the Kalumburu Road through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau at the King Edward River where we overnight after an optional swim in the river by beautiful Kimberley paperbark trees. BLD
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. If preferring not to walk the Mitchell Falls track, a helicopter transfer is available for approximately $140 each. On the walk we view several large rock art galleries with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters. This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. We view the 4 tiered Mitchell Falls from various vantage points, as we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energized 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 accommodation if pre arranged). BLD
Day 7 – Before leaving this area, we visit vast galleries of the Munurru Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art. 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 pandanas palms. Back on the Gibb River Rd we cross the Hann River visit Mt Barnett Roadhouse and after lunch take a short and easy walk to the beautiful Galvans Gorge with an optional swim. We leave the Gibb to detour to Mt Elizabeth station for overnight. BLD
Day 8 – More great rock art today as we take a station tour and big Wandjina rock art. The rock art here is some of the finest Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion work, and has been well cared for by local custodians. Enjoy a swim in the waterhole, and a relaxing afternoon before overnight. BLD
Day 9 – Back on the Gibb, we take a short (500m) walk to Galvan’s Gorge for good swimming and photos too! In the afternoon 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 10 – After a short walk to the spectacular waterfall and swimming hole of Bell Gorge, we return to the Gibb River Rd and 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 river cave system, we follow the ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BLD
Day 11– 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 at Myalls Bore, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Depart Derby for Broome and on the way, see some of the biggest and oldest Boab trees in the Kimberley, including the infamous Prison Boab Tree. We arrive Broome and Cable Beach in time for the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before tour overnight in Broome. BLD
Tour Completes next morning Day 12 after breakfast approx 10 am.
Optional extra Day – Day 12 – The Horizontal Waterfalls – Our Horizontal Water falls flight adventure has morning and afternoon options, and includes 14 seat turbo prop jet seaplane flying directly from Broome to the Horizontal Falls. There you board a 900hp fast boat, the fastest boat in the Kimberley. Experience an exhilarating thrill ride through the falls with our highly experienced skipper. Now it’s time to sit back and relax as you cruise through the spectacular untouched surrounding bays and creeks. Experience the thrill of swimming in a huge croc/shark free cage and feeding our friendly fish. Enjoy a cooked breakfast or Barramundi BBQ lunch on board a luxury vessel as you take in the breath taking scenery. Have your camera ready as you take off from Talbot Bay, flying low across the Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque, Lombadina, Beagle Bay, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, Cable Beach and Broome township prior to landing.
Inclusions in 11 day tour …
- Bungle Bungles flight & ground tour and walk into Cathedral & Picanninny Creek
- Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter flight close and over the falls.
- Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro
- Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
- Aboriginal Art Centres including Mowanjum Arts Centre at Derby, Brome & Kununurra Art Centres & Imitji Arts on the Gibb River Road
- 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.
- 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
11 day Tour Option – This tour is 11 days excluding Horizontal Falls & Litchfield National Park. ie – 11 days/10 nights –includes helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, rock art & station tour at Mt Elizabeth, exceptional extra rock art sites, cruises on Chamberlain Gorge & Geikie Gorge ie tour as above excluding Litchfield Day 0, and excluding Horizontal Waterfalls tour on last day. Comfy camping rate is $5,995
Accommodation is available in several locations. For 5 nights motel style accommodation upgrade add $695 per person. Single supplement on 5 nights accommodation costs is $555.For 8 nights accommodated add $1395 per person twin share. EARLYBIRDS SAVE $500 per person.
Also available as 12 or 13 Days Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Tours with Bungle Bungles, El Questro, with added days for Horizontal Falls & Litchfield National Park
13 Days / 12 Nights comfy camping rate is $6,995 – includes helicopter at Mitchell Falls, rock art & station tour at Mt Elizabeth, exceptional extra rock art sites, cruises on Chamberlain Gorge & Geikie Gorge
13 days/ 12 nights – Including 3 flights & 3 cruises, includes helicopter at Mitchell Falls, rock art & station tour at Mt Elizabeth, exceptional extra rock art sites, cruises on Chamberlain Gorge & Geikie Gorge. Deluxe camping rate is AUD $ 6,995. For 9 nights accommodation upgrade add $995 per person (twin share). For 12 nights accommodated add $1780 per person. Ie $8775.
Note 13 day tour price includes Horizontal Seaplane 1/2 day tour from Broome valued at $795. Deduct this if preferred
Call 1300 763 188 or Online Booking