Kimberley Darwin Broome Tours
Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road
Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road – 8 days/7 nights with extension options. If departing Darwin tour via Katherine, Kununurra, (alternatively from Broome via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek) to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Drysdale River Homestead, Mitchell Falls, Galvins Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders & Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour, Fully Accommodated or camping options. Tour Code KDB8 or REVERSE DIRECTION is Tour Code KBD8 Book Tour
8 days Kimberley Tours Darwin to Broome Tours
via Gibb River Road. Kununurra, El Questro, Drysdale, Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls & Bungle Bungles flights, El Questro cruise, Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise – Tour Code KDB8
Departure Dates – Darwin to Broome – Dates see Book Tour
8 days Kimberley Tours from Broome to Broome
tour via Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls & Bungle Bungles flights, El Questro cruise, Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise – Tour Code KBB8
Depart-Finish Dates – Broome to Broome – dates – see Book Tour
8 days Kimberley Tours Broome to Darwin Tours
via Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls & Bungle Bungles flights, El Questro cruise, Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise– Code KBD8
Depart-Finish Dates – Broome to Darwin – dates – see Book Tour
Tour itinerary follows for Darwin to Broome or see REVERSE for Broome to Darwin
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. Enriching and fulfilling experiences in the land of the world’s longest surviving culture. Visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Aboriginal rock art sites. A unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. Enriching and fulfilling experiences with the world’s longest surviving culture.
Darwin to Broome – 8 day Kimberley Tour with Mitchell Falls & Bungle Bungles
or REVERSE for Broome to Darwin Kimberley Tours
Day 1 – Overland to Kununurra departing from Darwin at 700 am (fly to Kununurra options available 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 or El Questro Station option if booked.
Day 3 – Check out the fabulous art galleries displaying local works before we depart for the Gibb River Road and El Questro Station, a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning enjoy a walk and optional swim in one of El Questro’s many fabulous gorges. After lunch by the riverside, enjoy a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. Late afternoon relax by the river at our El Questro Station homestead riverside camp. BL Dinner own at expense at the station restaurant.
Day 4 – This morning relax in the Zebedee hot springs before 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 cattle Station where we overnight. There’s always news to catch up with here, and some tall tales from travellers and locals at this remote Kimberley cattle station.
Day 5 – From Drysdale River Station, we take a 2 hour scenic flight viewing Mt Hann, Deep Gorge and the Rift, then over the magnificent Prince Regent Nature Reserve. We follow the Prince Regent River, fly over numerous unnamed waterfalls, King Cascades, St George Basin, Mt Trafalgar, Prince Frederick Harbour, the Hunter River, Donkins Hill Falls and the spectacular Mitchell Falls. The vast beautiful unspoilt coastline of the wilderness nature reserve is always a heart winner. You may even see crocodiles, dugong and whales. This is a flight over the most remote wilderness area in the world. This is the best way to see this country from the air, the rugged landscape with untouched coastline and tumbling waterfalls will stay in your memory forever. On return we travel south on the Gibb River Rd 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 Galvins 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 for overnight. BLD
Day 6 – Magical Bell Gorge is calling this morning for a walk and swim opportunity in these fresh flowing waters. Enjoy this idyllic setting before 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 morning tea before a walk in Windjana Gorge and the National Park with the abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed. 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 under ground 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 7– 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 world’s 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. BLD
Day 8 – A free day to celebrate starting with a morning swim and/or breakfast at Cable Beach or a relaxing start to the day if hotel option is chosen. Tour ends after breakfast by 10am. Broome optional activities include a scenic flight to the awesome Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. Home Flights depart from Broome or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres or down the West Coast of Western Australia on a Pilbara Karijini National Park Tour, and Burrup Peninsula rock art and more B
- Scenic Flight over Bungle Bungles & ground tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccanniny Creek
- Mitchell Falls, Prince Regent River & Reserve, Kings Cascades, St George Basin, Prince Frederick Harbour & western coastline on a 2 hour scenic flight from Drysdale River Station.
- Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise
- 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.
- Celebration dinner at journey end.
- Accommodated sleeping or Comfy Camping. Modern camp gear includes options of stretcher, self inflating foam or air mattress pillows & linen.
- 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
- Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if booked early.
- Flights to and from departure points
with Bungle Bungles & Mitchell Falls Depart Darwin 8 days/7 nights with extension option. Tour via Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Drysdale River Homestead, Mitchell Falls (flight), Galvans Gorge, Imitji Art Centre, Bell Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise, Cable Beach, Broome. Opportunity to meet with Aboriginal elders, Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour Code KDB8