Travel in a 4WD vehicle from Broome to Darwin through the remote Kimberley region of northwest Australia along the dirt Gibb River Road. Venture off the beaten track and deep into the Western Australian wilderness to explore The Bungle Bungle National Park, Lake Argyle and plenty of lush waterfalls.
All about the Broome Kimberley Safari
Amazing scenery, adventure, hiking, wildlife, culture and a lot more. Travel 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 back in Broome. 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. After a swim, you will head to Lake Argyle where you can take a cruise on this giant man-made lake.
A Kimberley tour is a total highlight and a bucket list inclusion. A scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) You will head up in the air on the small plane and view the Kimberleys from above. The honeycomb formation of the Bungle Bungles is awe inspiring. Before setting down and hiking Purnululu, taking in Cathedral Cove and Echidna Chasm. Experience Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle by air and then by ground to appreciate the vast, rugged beauty of this World Heritage-listed national park. You will learn about this World Heritage listed area to the traditional owners, take a one-hour scenic flight from Kununurra in an air-conditioned, high wing airplane flying over the Ord Irrigation Area, the Ord Top Dam wall, Lake Kununurra and the full expanse of Lake Argyle. View the Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, the Ord River and the Bow River. Land at a remote unsealed airfield in the Purnululu National Park and transfer to an air-conditioned 4WD bus, your guide will drive you closer to the Bungle Bungle Range. Enjoy a moderate 3km guided walk amongst the famous eroded towers and black and orange banded beehive structures on the Domes Walk. Your guide will take you into Cathedral Gorge, where towering cliffs open up to form a space with awe-inspiring natural acoustics, here you will rest and enjoy your lunch. Walk along the bed of Piccaninny Creek, which flows only in the monsoon waterfall season. Learn about the Kimberley climate, the six seasons and unique flora and fauna so important to the traditional custodians of the land. Return via a scenic flight to Kununurra, on the way viewing the Argyle Diamond Mine where rare pink diamonds are mined.
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.
Broome Kimberley Safari Itinerary - 8 days
Broome to Silent Grove
Departing Broome early in the morning we head east towards the famous Gibb River Road and arrive at Windjana Gorge in the Napier Ranges for lunch. After lunch, we will explore the gorge to view the native birds and resident freshwater crocodiles. In the afternoon we explore Tunnel Creek and hear the legend of the Aboriginal freedom fighter, Jandamarra, before heading to Silent Grove for our first night under the stars. (L, D)
Silent Grove to Mt Elizabeth
Enjoy your first morning waking up in the wilderness far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. On day 2 you will explore more of the region’s gorges including Bell, Galvans, and Manning. Due to the incredible diversity of the north-west, the water levels at the time of your journey will determine which gorges you visit, however, each is unique and awe-inspiring in their own right. After a day of exploring and swimming in these magnificent natural attractions, we will travel to our overnight location on the working cattle station of Mount Elizabeth. (B, L, D)
Mt Elizabeth to El Questro
Heading further east we will explore, swim and hike this amazing region of Western Australia, driving across the vast Pentecost River and reaching the beautiful outback oasis that is El Questro. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many optional activities available at El Questro (Extra Cost). (B, L, D)
On day 4 we will discover a portion of the one million acres of the El Questro Wilderness Park beginning with a soak in Zebedee Springs and a hike into El Questro Gorge. Then sit back and relax by the river or grab a drink at the Swinging Arm Bar before settling for our final night at El Questro. (B, L, D)
El Questro to Lake Argyle via Kununurra
Wake up in glorious El Questro for the second time then enjoy a short drive and morning hike to the refreshing Emma Gorge. Back on the road, we head towards the Hoochery distillery, the oldest continuously operating distillery in Western Australia. Here you will have the opportunity to taste test the famous Ord River Rum (optional). We will then continue through to Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake for a spot of lunch and set up camp. After lunch, you will have the option to experience an afternoon on the water with a sunset cruise on the lake (optional) before dinner and a much-deserved sleep before exciting day 6! (B, L, D)
Lake Argyle to Purnululu National Park and Return to Kununurra
This morning we drive from Lake Argyle, into Kununurra ready to jump on an aircraft. For this leg of the tour, Aussie Wanderer has partnered up with AVIAIR to create a once in a lifetime opportunity. From here, we begin the Bungle Bungle Wanderer Tour! Definitely a bucket list moment! The tour begins with a one-hour scenic flight over Lake Argyle, Lake Kununurra, the Ord and Bow Rivers, the Carr Boyd and Osmond Ranges and a first look at the Bungle Bungles from the sky! Once landed at the remote Purnululu National Park airfield we’ll begin the land-based part of the tour, including a walk amongst the incredible contrasted beehive structures of the Bungle Bungles and a visit to the breathtaking Cathedral Gorge whilst learning about the cultural significance of the area. This amazing adventure will end with a return scenic flight over the Argyle Diamond Mine finishing up at the Hidden Valley Caravan Park in Kununurra for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 7 and 8
Kununurra to Fitzroy Crossing to Broome
This morning we farewell those continuing on to Darwin and make our way to Fitzroy Crossing River Lodge for our final night of the tour. Waking up early on our final day we will make our way to the colorful Geike Gorge for a boat tour before heading towards Broome, stopping for lunch at the Roebuck Roadhouse on our way. We will arrive back in Broome in the mid-afternoon. (B, L)
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