Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Road Bungles El Questro Manning Gorge Tour 7 days

From AUD AU$4,485.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Broome
  • Product code: KBB7G

Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Road Bungles Bungles El Questro Manning Gorge 7 days / 6 nights


Small or private group tour in luxury 4WD via Gibb River Road via Fitzroy Crossing (Geike Gorge cruise) Halls Creek, Bungles Bungles (Cathedral & Echidna Gorges) , El Questro, Emma Gorge walk & Zebedee Hot Springs, Cockburn range, and Pentecost River crossing, Home Valley Station, Manning & Windjana Gorges, Leopold Range, Imitji  (Aboriginal Art centre & community), Tunnel Creek, Mowanjum Art Centre, Derby Broome

 

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 - Travelling east, we 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 -  Depart via Turkey Creek and Wunan and the incredible Ragged Ranges past the well hidden Argyle Diamond Mine plus nickel and iron ore mines. We now arrive on the Gibb River Road for El Questro Station, a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. It's here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This afternoon we take a walk up to Emma Gorge, with a beautiful waterfall and 2 great swimming holes. Late afternoon relax by the river at our El Questro Station riverside. BL Dinner own at own expense at the station restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River Overnight El Questro

Day 5 – 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 largest river crossing in the Kimberely, 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 (including the Durack River) as we travel from East to West Kimberley. Enjoy a break at a bird lovers billabong. We take a left turn at the Kalumburu Road intersection and cross the Hann River, then a look in at Gibb River Station and the Aboriginal community of Dodnum. Then on to Mt Barnett nearby Manning Gorge waterhole for the night. BLD

Day 6 - Nearby Manning Gorge waterhole is a beautiful site surrounded by large paperbark trees and is the largest accessible waterhole on the Gibb River Road. Spend some quality time here, and visit nearby Aboriginal Rock Art before we visit Mount Barnett, the middle of the Gibb River Road, and a hub of the Kimberley. We refueL here, and update supplies before we head down the road to travel through spectacular Kimberley geology, woodlands and river crossings and arrive at Imitji Community on Mt House Station, with its Aboriginal Art centre and local artists work for sale. Our then 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 a break here 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 megafauna roamed. We then follow the Devonian Reef / Napier Range road to Tunnel Creek National Park via 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 stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground river system, we return to our camp at Windjana Gorge (of if accommodated, to Derby) for overnight. BLD

Day 7– 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. Depart for Broome to arrive late afternoon, time permitting to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome (own arrangements) or optional late flights ex Broome. BLD Tour completes

Next Day - own arrangements - We suggest celebrate with a morning swim and/ or breakfast at Cable Beach. Then relax for the day or 2  - 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, with Burrup Rock Art on Dampier Peninsula and more. 

Inclusions - Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Rd Tour with Bungles El Questro and Manning Gorge 7 days

  • 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
  • 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
  • 7 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

Exclusions

  • 2 dinners own purchase in El Questro restaurant. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if prebooked
  • Flights to and from departure points


Call 1300 763 188

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