Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls Mimbi Caves Gibb River Rd Bungles El Questro Manning Gorge Tour 11 days
- Продолжительность: 11 дн. (прибл.)
- Место встречи: Broome
- Код предложения: KBB11C
Kimberley Broome to Broome with Mimbi Caves Aboriginal experience via Gibb River Road Bungles El Questro Manning Gorge 11 days
Day 1 - Departs Broome via the Savannah Way through expansive Savannah wood and grasslands, we cross the Fitzroy River at Willare and again at Fitzroy Crossing. Marvel at the giant boabs and take a break under a giant Boab estimated near 1000 years old. 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. Overnight Fitzroy Crossing LD
Day 2 - Today we join the 2-hour Mimbi Caves Aboriginal experience where we are welcomed to country and guided through this very special region of Mimbi Caves in the ancient Devonian Reef.
Mimbi Caves at the heart of Gooniyandi country is part of the 350 million-year-old Devonian Reef system. Radiocarbon dating from ancient ﬁreplaces conﬁrm that Aboriginal people have inhabited this part of the Kimberley for more than 40,000 years. Your Gooniyandi guides invite you to join them on an inspiring guided tour of one of Australia’s most spectacular and signiﬁcant, natural geological sites. Mimbi caves is a place of deep spiritual signiﬁcance to the Gooniyandi people as well as being one of the most signiﬁcant Devonian fossil sites in the world. BLD
After Mimbi caves, we Travell east, and stop for the view and photos at Ngumban Cliffs a picturesque lookout between the Devonian Reef and ancient Kimberely sandstones and mesas. Visit Marys Pool, a haven for birds and crocs before Halls Creek with gold mining history and Aboriginal art centre. and a visit to the fascinating quartz rock intrusion through the landscape, known as the China Wall, then overnight at Bungles Bungles Safari Park with home-cooked dinner and open campfire. BLD
Day 3 - All aboard for the scenic route through the ranges and deep into Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles to Cathedral Gorge. Learn of the Bungle Bungles heritage and hear some of nature’s hidden secrets. Be amazed on your easy walk into the stunning Cathedral Gorge, and Picaninny Creek where a popular Qantas advertisement was filmed, you will be surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. After lunch, an optional walk-in Echidna Chasm or to a nearby Osmand Lookout Optional scenic helicopter flights available – 18 mins approx $300) Overnight Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD
Day 4 - We farewell the Bungle Bungles today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged. Here you can view the latest works, meet the artists and find some bargain art. Depart via Turkey Creek and Wunan and the incredible Ragged Ranges past the well-hidden Argyle Diamond Mine plus nickel and iron ore mines. After Doon Doon we head for Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf and Wyndham. We also visit Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands birdlife including Jabirus and Brolgas. We join the Gibb River Rd, to arrive at El Questro resort for a late afternoon relax by the Pentecost River and overnight. Dinner at ELQ restaurant own expense. BL
Day 5 – El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges.
Here is where the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, a walk in a spectacular local gorge, before a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BLD.
Day 6 - Today we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River crossing. We visit Home Valley Station and view Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Road for another water crossing of the Gibb River before a break at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for overnight. BLD
Day 7– We continue our travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanus palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art. BLD Overnight on Mitchell Plateau
Day 8 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls
and do the easy 2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art
) and swim in these beautiful clear freshwaters. This is one of the
most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple
of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline.
Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre-book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base. BLD
Day 9 – Heading south we cross the Drysdale River then take a break at the Drysdale River Station before we cross the Gibb River. We stop at the Gibb River Station and the Aboriginal community at Dodnum to view Aboriginal artworks and catch up on the latest news, and possible local rock art visit. We return to the Gibb River Rd, and head south, crossing the Hann and Barnett Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse, then Manning Gorge waterhole. This is one of the gems of the Kimberley, for a swim and play and relax, or take the 3-hour return hike to spectacular Manning Gorge Falls with more rock art and a swim at the falls. Overnight BLD
Day 10 – Enjoy 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 to Bell Gorge for a walk and swim by the falls. Enjoy a visit to the Imitji store and Aboriginal community and art centre. Overnight at Bell Gorge Safari Camp / Imitji BLD
Day 11 – After breakfast, we take the scenic drive through spectacular Kimberley range and cattle country. We drive through the King Leopold Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap then through unique geology and the Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass.
We cross the Lennard River, and we traverse the King Leopold Ranges
& Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap. We
arrive Derby and visit the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre
(opportunity to meet artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum
Aboriginal Community and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf
(30 ft. tides!) on King Sound. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy the sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean. Tour completes in Broome. This nights accommodation own arrangements – please ask. BL
- Mimbi Caves 2 hour Aboriginal cultural Experience
- Bungle Bungles 4x4 tour and walk into Cathedral Gorge, Piccanninny Creek & Echidna Gorge
- El Questro Emma Gorge walk and overnight, Zebedee Hots Springs
- Geike Gorge cruise at Fitzroy Crossing, Manning Gorge waterhole
- Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge walks
- Mitchell Falls walk and helicopter return flight
- Remote and pristine waterholes and swimming opportunities
- Genuine Small Group - usually Max. 4 in luxury Landcruiser GXL vehicle
- Professional and knowledgeable driver/guide
- 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 options.
- Accommodation in hotel/motel/cabins available as an upgrade when booking
- 10 nights comfy camping. 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 El Questro restaurant. Alcohol
- Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if prebooked
- Flights to and from departure points