Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Rd Tour 8 days
- Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
- Location: Broome
- Product code: 20KBB8
KIMBERLEY Broome to Broome Tours - 8 day Kimberley Tour with Mitchell Falls & Bungle Bungles
Day 1 - Departs Broome 730 am via the Savannah Way. Travel the mighty Savannah grasslands, and cross the Fitzroy River twice. Marvel at the giant boabs, and lunch at Fitzroy Crossing. Visit Halls Creek with gold mining history to overnight at Bungles Bungles Safari camp for our next day in the Bungle Bungles LD
Day 2 - All aboard our day tour into the Bungle Bungles to Cathedral Gorge and 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 join your 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 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 Kalumburu 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 Galvans 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 Safari Camp 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 river 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 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 optional late flights ex Broome. BLD
Day 8 - Celebrate with a morning swim and/ or breakfast at Cable Beach before tour ends at 10am. Just relax for the day or 2 or there is plenty to do - Broome options 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
Inclusions in Kimberley Broome to Broome Tours
- Scenic Flight over Bungle Bungles & ground tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccanninny 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
- 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.
- 7 nights Accommodated sleeping (add as extra when booking ) or comfy camping. Camp gear includes options of self inflating mattress & /or stretcher, pillow & 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
- 1 dinner own purchase in restaurant. Alcohol
- Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if prebooked
- 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), Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Imitji Art Centre, Bell Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome. Meet with Aboriginal elders, meet Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour
Departure most Sundays – Call 1300 763 188