Kimberley Broome to Darwin via Gibb River Rd Manning Gorge Bungle Bungles 8 days
- Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
- Location: Broome
- Product code: 20KDM8
8 day Kimberley Broome Darwin tours via Gibb River Road El Questro, Bungle Bungles & more
8 DAYSummary with Details Below – 8 days/7 nights with extension options. Tour from Broome viaDerby, Fitzroy Crossing (Geike Gorge cruise), Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Barnett River Gorge, MtBarnett, Mitchell Falls, Drysdale River Station, El Questro, Home Valley Station, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight, Kununurra, Katherine to Darwin. Meet with Aboriginal elders, meet Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjinaand Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road by 4WD tour, Fully Accommodated or camping options. Tour Code KBD8
Tour itinerary – Broome to Darwin 8 day Tour
Day 1 – Departs selected Sundays from Broome 730 am. 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 Art Centre (meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Depart from Derby for mystical Windjana Gorge and a short hop further to Tunnel Creek. We walk through this 600m cave river system to a special waterhole. After an optional swim, return to Windjana Gorge for a sunset gorge walk at this special creation “waterhole”. Meet the local freshwater crocodiles and exotic birdlife(maybe even a rare Gouldian Finch) in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. Overnight Windjana Gorge or Imitji Safari Camp if accommodated tour LD
Day 2 – We travel the Gibb River Rdvisiting Lennard River, and through the Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. We traverse the King Leopold Ranges & Conservation Park (great views)via Inglis Gap and visit Imitji store and the Aboriginal community to arrive at Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary for our overnight stop. You can join Mornington’s Naturalist Guide for a complimentary talk/slideshow for an insight into the work of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and the unique values of Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary. Also, browse the Interpretivecentre displays and find information on research and conservation activities at Mornington. A good selection of reference and ID books are also available. BLD
Day 3 – Enjoy an easy access early morning walk along Annie Creek if you choose, before our spectacular 4WD journey to either nearby gorge. Dimond Gorge is beautiful. Majestic geological formations are a highlight and the view from the lookout at Dimond Gorge is very special. The drive to Sir John Gorge takes you through undulating savannah formed over the millennia from the erosion of the Leopold Sandstones and the breakdown of volcanic ridges. It is a1 hour drive (14km). The destinations itself is a massive thoroughfare of the Fitzroy River that started to carve its way through the sandstone while life on earth was still in its infancy. Mornington Sanctuary covers more than 3,000 km2of spectacular gorges and tropical savannah dominated by the Fitzroy River and King Leopold Ranges. Owned and managed by the non-profit AustralianWildlife Conservancy. Our wilderness camp base is a naturalist’s paradise, providing refuge for over 200 species of birds and a diverse range of other wildlife. All proceeds from the Wilderness Camp are dedicated to the conservation of wildlife in the Kimberley. After lunch, we stop at picturesque Galvan’s Gorge for an optional swim, then travel viaMt Barnett, to overnight at Manning Gorge campsite (or Mt Barnett accommodated) BLD
Day 4 – Enjoy an early morning walk and swim at Manning Gorge Falls or in the large peaceful waterhole beside the campsite. View nearby rock art sites. We then travel the Gibb River Road to Gibb River Station and Aboriginal community for a cuppa and view Aboriginal artworks. Then on to El Questro Wilderness Resort& Station, a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Enroute we stop at a peaceful waterhole and view spectacular Wandjinaand Bradshaw (Gion Gion) rock art. We travel country where some of the Australia movie scenes were filmed and cross the mighty Pentecost River under the spectacular Cockburn Range. Overnight at El Questro Station. B L Dinner own cost at the station restaurant.
Day 5 – This morning enjoy a pre-breakfast swim or walk adjacent our accommodation by the Pentecost River. After breakfast relax in the warm waters of the tropical paradise amongst the Livingstonia palms trees at Zebedeehot springs. This morning we also 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 the view from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. We leave El Questro travelling adjacent the Cockburn Ranges and Boab trees, having completed the Gibb RiverRd, to arrive Kununurra for overnight. BLD
Day 6 – Depart 830am to experience Kununurra, ‘the eastern gateway to the Kimberley’ and surroundings by air with a morning scenic flight over the renowned OrdIrrigation area, mighty Ord River Scheme and the enormous man-made Lake Argyle before arriving at the Bungle Bungle where you transfer to an air-conditioned 4WD. On your short overland travels to Cathedral Gorgelearn of the 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 theBungle 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. The day includes easy to moderate 3 km walk into Cathedral Gorge via the Beehive Domes. On return, enjoy some free time relaxing by the lake or check out some art bargains. Overnight in Kununurra. Dinner own expense local restaurant. Fly to Darwin option.
Day 7 – Depart Kununurra via spectacular Victoria River mountain landscapes, travelling savannah cattle country, then Timber Creek, and on to the Stuart Highway and enjoy a stop in Katherine by the natural springs. Late afternoon arrives in Darwin to your accommodation. BL Optional flights to several major Australian cities which depart Darwin late evening/ early am.
Day 8 – A free day to celebrate your journey. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the many sights or activities Darwin has to offer. Options include a trip to Kakadu or Litchfield National Parks, or simply shop or relax in Darwin’s balmy climate. Tour ends after breakfast. Home Flights depart from Darwin or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs via Kakadu, Katherine Gorge, Lost City & DevilsMarbles.
- Scenic Flight over Bungle Bungles & ground tour and walk into Cathedral & Picanniny Creek
- Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro
- Professional and experienced driver/guides
- Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
- Mitchell Falls flight Optional extra day needed – view Prince Regent River & Reserve, Kings Cascades, St George Basin, Prince Frederick Harbour & western coastline. – Select option when booking
- Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
- All accommodation, including last night in Broome
- Delicious meals as shown, including vegetarian optional. Celebration dinner at journey end.
- Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
- Optional Accommodation upgrades are available if pre-booked.
- 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 all nights if pre-booked
- Flights to and from departure points
Kimberley Broome Darwin Tours via Gibb River Road El Questro Bungle Bungles
with Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary & Mitchell Falls flight
Depart Broome 8 days / 7 nights with an extension option. Tour from Broome via Derby, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, MorningtonSanctuary, Galvins Gorge, Manning and Barnett River Gorge, Mt Barnett, ElQuestro, Home Valley Station, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight, Kununurra, Katherine to Darwin. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders &artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw – Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour Tour Code KBD8
8 Days / 7 Nights comfy camping rate is shown at Book Here link. For extra nights motel style accommodation upgraded extra option when booking per person for twin share rooms or ask re single.
Departure most Sundays –