9 Day Broome to Darwin (Apr- Oct) from $1,899
**Local payment Lake Argyle overnight stay payable direct**
Travelling from Broome to Darwin explore the rich beauty, hidden gorges, flowing rivers and stunning landscapes of the Kimberley region of North West Australia.Visit Napier Range, look out for crocs in Windjana Gorge, explore the Kimberleys, travel along the 4WD tracks of the Bungle Bungles, and relax at beautiful Katherine Gorge.This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures.
Trip length: 9 Day
Group size: 9 -20
Start Broome: 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 29 May, 05 Jun, 20 Jun, *27 Jun,*12 Jul, 19 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 25 Aug, 01 Sep, 16 Sep, *23 Sep, 08 Oct
* KIDS OK: These departure dates are open to children from 7 – 16 years old when travelling with an adult.
Vehicle: Air Conditioned 4WD
Sleep: 8 nights camping with limited facilities.
Day 1 -Fitzroy River & Tunnel Creek
Departing Broome we make our first stop at Willare Bridge at the Fitzroy River (seasonal). From here we hit the outback and leave the open road behind as we head for the Oscar Range and on to Tunnel Creek, where a 750m tunnel passes under the Napier Range. The area has a rich bushranger history – ask your guide for the true story of the area! (LD)
Day 2- Windjana Gorge & Mt Barnett
Today we explore Windjana Gorge where there are plenty of freshwater crocodiles – so have your camera handy! We then hit the road again to travel along the famous Gibb River Road, a 700km dirt track that runs right in the heart of the Kimberley region. Depending on the time of year, we may be able to explore Galvins, Adcock or Manning Gorge before setting up camp at Mt Barnett. (BLD)
Days 3-4 -El Questro Station Wilderness Park
We pass through some historic and unusual country as we travel along the Gibb River Road giving you another taste of remote Australia. Crossing the Pentecost River, we get a true outback experience as we reach the famous El Questro Station where we camp for the night. Spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro station highlights include a hike in the beautiful Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight we enjoy another night at our El Questro campsite where you might choose to enjoy a well earned beer at the station bar. ((BLD/BLD)
Days 5-6 -Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles
Sit back and admire the awesome scenery of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek. We take a challenging 4WD trip into the picture-perfect Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) just in time to catch the sunset over the Osmond Ranges and settle into our overnight bush camp. Get ready for a full day of adventure on day 6! The rock formations of the Bungle Bungles are remarkable and we visit the breathtaking Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge. There’s time to get another perspective of the Bungles by helicopter if you’re up for it (at own expense) to see the rocks from the air before we head back to our overnight bush camp. (BLD/BLD)
Day 7 -Kununurra
It’s time for some serious 4WD action as we wind our way out of the Bungle Bungles towards Kununurra. Time permitting we will have the opportunity to explore Hidden Valley, just a stone’s throw from Kununurra township before making camp at Lake Argyle. (BLD)
Day 8 -Lake Argyle & Victoria River Region
Today we visit Lake Argyle, created by the Ord River Dam. Lake Argyle is the biggest manmade lake in Australia and is 18 times bigger than Sydney Harbour! From here we cross the state border into the Northern Territory to reach camp in the Katherine Region. (BLD)
Day 9 -Katherine & Darwin
We’re on the home stretch now! Today we stop at either Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge or take one last swim at Edith Falls. We then make our final journey into Darwin where we bid each other farewell. (BL)
We Provide: National Park entry fees, camping fees and equipment, meals as indicated, experienced guide.
You Bring: Hat, sunscreen, gripped sole walking shoes, insect repellent, swimwear, towel, windproof/waterproof jacket, pillow, warm clothing in winter and a water bottle. sleeping bag (can be purchased for $30)
It is your responsibility to advise if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.