All about the Broome to Darwin Tour

Experience huge days of amazing scenery, adventure, hiking, wildlife, culture and a lot more with our Real Aussie Adventure Broome to Darwin tour! This Broome to Darwin tours will take you along the Gibb River Road, to explore the rugged Kimberley Region. You’ll visit the gorges and waterholes, beautiful campgrounds, working cattle stations and see the Bungle Bungles from the air in the Purnululu National Park, finishing the tour in the tropical city of Darwin. To tour in The Kimberley, we require a high level of fitness for walks in hot weather conditions.

With your expert tour guide, you will leave Broome and embark into the Australian outback for a 4WD adventure across the Gibb River Road, to the remote Kimberley region. This area is so unexplored as your small group wanders will feel like some of the only people on the planet. With little phone signal and luxuries for 8 days on this camping tour, you have the chance to truly be off the grid. Windjana Gorge is the first major highlight of this tour, see the ancient coral rock formations and crocodiles sun-baking on the sand. Then walk into Tunnel Creek and hear all about the history of the Indigenous people of the Kimberley. Day 2 is swimming time, with a visit to Manning Gorge, Bell Gorge, and Galvins Gorge. You hike in the heat of the Kimberley and the payoff is a cool swim in the waterfalls and pools and each gorge. El Questro is your next stop where you can enjoy the property and some of the optional activities. Plus a visit to Zebedee hot springs to soak and relax. Emma Gorge is an around a 45-minute hike into the coolest water and most tranquil setting. 

Take a Kimberley tour for you if you like to get out of your comfort zone and off the beaten track. See the most spectacular parts of the Western Australian and Northern Territory outback. Camp, hike and swim to your heart's content with a small group of new friends and an amazing tour guide. 

Broome to Darwin Tour
Tour itinerary - 8 Days

  • Day 1 Broome to the Western Kimberley Region
    You will be picked up in our comfortable 4WD from your accommodation in Broome on the 20th July at 6am.

    Your first stop is the famous Boab Prison Tree near Derby, this hollowed out Boab tree was used largely in the 1890s as a lockup for indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing.

    We then make our way to Windjana Gorge, a huge gorge cut into the ranges to reveal beautiful scenery of high vertical cliffs, sandy beaches and a meandering creek. As we walk along the creek you will may spot many small fresh water crocodiles sunning themselves on the sandy banks of the creek.
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    You will then take a walk into Tunnel Creek a 750 metre long creek which runs underground into a cave system. You can look for Aboriginal rock art in the cave which was a hideout of the Aboriginal warrior, Jandamarra in 1897.

    Tonight, you will sleep out under the stars at our private bush camp. The camping is basic and we provide tents, swags and all camping gear including sleeping bags.

    Meals: Lunch and Dinner included
  • Day 2 Gibb River Road, Bells Creek and Adcock Gorges
    Dawn is your alarm clock on this tour, as we wake up for a hearty breakfast before heading out onto the famous 4WD Gibb River Road. The 'Gibb' consists of vast tracts of wilderness and numerous rivers, gorges and waterfalls to explore.

    Enjoy driving through the impressive King Leopold Ranges. Our first gorge to enjoy is the most famous Bell Creek Gorge. After a 20 minute walk, a beautiful creek flows through the centre of this impressive gorge and then cascades to make numerous waterfalls. You can take a swim at the base of the waterfall.
    We then stop at one of the little-known gorges in the Kimberley, Adcock Gorge. Here a rocky 4WD track and short walk leads us to a lily pond to have a refreshing swim.

    Tonight, we set up camp, cook dinner and enjoy another night in nature.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 3 Manning and Galvans Gorges
    This morning we visit Manning Gorge. White sandy beaches with a Pandanus tree-lined waterway, opening into a wide clear waterhole greets you only minutes after starting the walk. You must swim across the river before following a trail leading to the top of gorge. The gorge has a waterfall plus a deep wide swimming hole surrounded by granite cliffs and rock outcrops. It is a spectacular setting with hidden examples of Aboriginal rock art.

    The return route from Manning Gorge is a little less conventional as you swim and rock hop along the creek before reaching the main waterhole where it started.

    Galvans Gorge is another swimming spot in the Kimberley’s today. The walk into Galvans is known as the prettiest short walk in the Kimberley’s. You will then see a tumbling waterfall with a clear pool to swim in at the bottom of the red rock gorge. Perfect for another cooling dip and one of the most picturesque gorges you will visit. Tonight at our bush camp enjoy talking about the day and star gazing.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 4 Ellenbrae Station and the Cockburn Ranges
    Today we traverse Ellenbrae station, an area covering 1 million acres in the Kimberley.
    We stop at Ellenbrae homestead to enjoy their peaceful garden and the little double-barred finches who enjoy feeding out in the backyard. They also boost the best homemade scones in the Kimberley.

    We will cross the Pentecost River as you marvel at the Cockburn Range. Driving a 4WD vehicle across a 60-metre-wide outback river is all part of the adventure on tour. We also cross the Durack River today which can also be quite exciting to cross.

    While looking out for the window today you will be enjoying the Cockburn Ranges, which is a massive sandstone escarpment, a spectacular sight as you travel along the remote Gibb River Road.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 5 El Questro Station and Wilderness Park
    Up early again this morning we will be exploring El Questro wilderness park on El Questro Station, a cattle station which is now a hub for the visitors to the Kimberley. Set on over 700,000 acres this area of untamed natural beauty was the main location for filming of Australia the movie.

    Once in El Questro we spend the day exploring the highlights of this region, one of which is Zebedee springs. These hot springs are an oasis of tropical pools right in the middle of the rugged Kimberley. Only open in the morning it’s a short walk through Livistonia palms to the thermal pools for a relaxing dip.

    In the afternoon you will visit El Questro Gorge, this 7km walk is best done later in the day as its pretty much shady the whole way. You will navigate the narrow gorge with steep rock walls, looking out for striking Aboriginal hand print son the gorge wall.

    Tonight, you will stay at the El Questro Campsite.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Day 6 Emma Gorge and a Scenic Flight over the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu)
    Today we visit the coldest water in the Kimberley at Emma Gorge. A rocky walk of around an hour won’t disappoint as we reach Emma Gorge for a refreshing swim.

    You will then drive to Warnum (Turkey Creek) to take a scenic flight over Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles). This 45 flight will allow you to see the majestic bee-hive shaped Bungle Bungles from the air. This Bungle Bungle helicopter flight takes in the Red Rock Gorges of the Northern Massif, the Western Wall, Picaninny Gorge and Creek, Deep Gorge and Y Gorge.

    The Osmand Range is one of the Kimberley’s lesser-known spectacular ranges, filled with palms clinging to gorges, waterholes deep in crevasses and endless waves of ancient rocks rolling towards the east. You will then land and join a short-guided walk into Cathedral Gorge and the stripped domes in Picaninny Creek.

    After the excitement of seeing Purnululu we head to Kununurra where your Kimberley tour will come to an end. We can drop of at the airport or in Kununurra township.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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