Kimberley Tours Mitchell Falls
Kimberley Tours Mitchell Falls Tours from Darwin with Bungle Bungles
11 or 12 Days Kimberley Tours Mitchell Falls from Darwin or Kununurra – Broome to Broome or Darwin to Broome
Kimberley Tours Mitchell Falls Tours via Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles, El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station, 5 Rivers Lookout, Manning Gorge (1N), Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek, exceptional remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres
Reverse Broome to Darwin tour is here – https://www.spiritsafaris.com/kimberley-broome-darwin-tours-kbs11day
Included in 12 day Kimberley Tours Mitchell Falls – from Kununurra or Darwin option – KKMB12 & KDMB12
* 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 Mt Elizabeth Station
* 1 night Manning Gorge
* 2 nights Mitchell Plateau & Mitchell Falls walks
* Rock art – Extra exceptional Wandjina, Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion ) rock art sites.
Kimberley Tours Mitchell Falls Tours via Gibb River Rd – From Darwin (12 days/11 nights) or Kununurra (11 Days / 10 nights) to Broome via Gibb River Road with Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise, Bungle Bungles (optional), 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 – 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 – Overland to Kununurra departing from Darwin at 700 am (fly to Kununurra options available – please ask) Travel via the Stuart Highway via Adelaide River, 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. If choosing 11 day tour option, meet this eve in Kununurra or opt for Bungle Bungles flight & walk this day.
Day 3 – 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 spectacular 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 Questro resort. BL. Dinner at restaurant own expense.
Day 5 – Today we journey 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, 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 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 pandanas palms. Back on the Gibb River Rd we cross the Hann River visit Barnett River Gorge and 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 9 – More great rock art today in Wunnumurra Gorge with a spectacular waterfall and a deep pool and big Wandjina rock art. Leaving Mt Elizabeth we visit Mt Barnett Roadhouse and enjoy more rock art and stories and have time to relax or be creative by the beautiful swimming hole at our campsite at Manning Gorge. Here we can meet some of the local Ngarinyin Aboriginal people. We’ll aim to share a meal together, and hear insights into the dreamtime and local culture. BLD
Day 10 – Relax this morning by the waterhole or choose a 3 hour return walk to Manning Gorge waterfalls for a swim and bask in this pristine environment. 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 11 – After a short walk to the spectacular waterfall and swimming hole of Bell Gorge, we return to the Gibb River Rdtravel 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 Gorgewith 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 ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BLD
Day 12– 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 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. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome or late flights ex Broome. BL
Day 13 – Optional next day. Celebrate arrival at the Indian Ocean with a morning swim and breakfast at Cable Beach. 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 to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres. B
- Helicopter flight at Mitchell Falls – from falls to car park. Longer flights available over coast. Non walk option available here. Option is fly in and fly out of Mitchell Falls viewing area
- Small group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles
- 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, 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.
- Learn practical skills –
- Bush foods & medicine and survival skills for self and team survival and thrival
- Camping, tent, food health & safety
- Rock art symbols guide / earth energy connection
- You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine
- Scenic helicopter flights at Bungle Bungles – Approximately $200 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, Drysdale Station.
- Flights to and from departure points.
12 Days / 11 Nights from Broome or Darwin options 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, Imitji / Bell Gorge, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Drysdale Station, Kununurra, Wyndham, Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge,Derby, remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres
Darwin to Kununurra to Broome – Code KKMB12
Price as above Darwin to Broome is $ 5,985 Comfy Camping or for accommodated for 8 nights, camping 3 nights add $700 per person twin or double. Single supplement $700. Extra options available – Please ask
For 11 days/10 night Kununurra to Broome as above – Cost is $5,585 Comfy Camping or for accommodated for 6 nights, camping 3 nights add $630 per person twin or double. Single supplement $595 Extra options available – Please ask.
You can travel overland via the Tanami Track with us, or be met at Broome WA, for Kimberley programs.