8 Day Kimberley Camping Tour

To start your Kimberley tour off, you will be collected from your accommodation in the morning by our tour guide and enjoy breakfast and coffee at one of Broome’s top spots. After breakfast, we depart to Derby and visit the Boab Prison Tree which is estimated to be 1000 years old. Following morning tea, we take a short drive to the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Gallery so you can peruse the exquisite pieces and learn about the traditional art history of this area.

Tunnel Creek is our next destination, which flows through a water worn tunnel beneath the limestone of the Napier Range. Tunnel Creek is part of the 350-375 million year old Devonian Reef, formed when most of the Kimberley was covered by the sea and gradually exposed as the sea level fell to its present level. Tunnel Creek was the hideout for Jandamarra (Pigeon) who led the Aboriginal resistance against the police and pastoralists until he was tracked down and killed by a police posse in 1897. We will walk 750 metres through the tunnel, wading through several permanent pools to the other side of Napier Range. Our next stop is Windjana Gorge, a stunning gorge cut through the Napier Range. This site holds special significance to the local Aboriginal people. The gorge is 3.5 km long and formed by the Lennard River as it winds its way through the Napier Range. There are primeval life forms fossilised within the gorge walls. Isolated pools in the ‘dry’ season, support an abundance of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, water birds, corellas and a colony of fruit bats.

We will take a walk up the gorge and enjoy the late afternoon colours, before returning to camp and relaxing around the campfire.

Overnight: Windjana Gorge National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your Kimberley tour continues up the Gibb River Road to Bell Gorge, where we hike through the picturesque Kimberley landscape to our first swim. Eroded into the King Leopold Range, Bell Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges in the Kimberley. Bell Creek cascades down through a series of falls and pools. There is time to enjoy a beautiful early morning swim to cool down before continuing our drive.

Once back on the road we continue onto Galvans Gorge for a short hike and swim before stopping at the Barnett River for lunch.  During the afternoon you have the option of going on a spectacular hike and swim to Manning Falls, or relax on the banks of the Barnett River with a refreshing swim.

Tonight’s camp is situated on the banks of the Barnett River.

Overnight: Mt Barnett (Manning Gorge)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our next leg of the journey takes us back to re-join the Gibb River Road. One of our scheduled stops is to Ellenbrae Station to meet the wonderful hosts and indulge in lunch and afternoon tea. Along the way we will be presented with fabulous views of the Kimberley and Cockburn Range as we pass through Durack Country.  El Questro Wilderness Park is our evening destination. This unique location is one of our favourite stops on our Kimberley adventure, offering breathtaking hikes, views and swims.

Overnight: El Questro Wilderness Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we experience the beauty of El Questro Wilderness Park, firstly with a swim in the magnificent cascading thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, followed by a 1.2km hike into Emma Gorge, in the heart of the Cockburn Ranges.  Following the hike, we enjoy lunch and relax on the banks of the Pentecost River before making our way to the most spectacular sunset views in the Kimberley for sunset drinks and appetizers.

Overnight: El Questro Wilderness Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast, enjoy a morning swim in Zebedee Springs again before we hit the road to the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles). The Bungle Bungle Range is renowned for its striking orange and grey horizontal banded domes. The distinctive beehive-shaped landforms have been produced by uplift and erosion over the last 20 million years.

Our evening will consist of a spectacular sunset viewing of the Bungle Bungle Ranges while enjoying a glass of Champagne and appetizers, before returning to our camp.

Overnight: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we spend the day walking and exploring the magnificent beehive formations of this World Heritage Listed region. This will include hikes into Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek Lookout. Up until 1983 the region was largely ‘undiscovered’. Prior to 1983 only local Aboriginal people and a handful of stockmen knew of the area and in 1987 it became a National Park.

An unforgettable helicopter flight over the Bungles is INCLUDED by Outback Horizons.

Overnight: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The tour says goodbye to Purnululu and heads to Kununurra. To finish your Kimberley tour off on a high, you will embark on a ¾ day tour of the Ord River and Lake Argyle. The tour takes you to the historic Durack Homestead Museum and Lake Argyle, before boarding the Triple J boat for a scenic 55km cruise along the Ord River back to Kununurra.  To conclude our memorable Kimberley adventure, our evening accommodation and farewell dinner will be at the Kununurra Country Club.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club (Accommodation)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following a leisurely breakfast, we explore Kununurra and surrounds, visiting the Hoochery Distillery and Sandalwood Factory. Depending on your return flight to either Broome or Darwin, we will bid farewell at the airport. Alternatively, we can arrange additional days in Kununurra or locations such as Far Away Bay.

Overnight: Pre-arranged flight and accommodation
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Package

AUD$From 4,299pp
  • Inclusions:
  • An accredited and experienced guide
  • Scenic helicopter flight over Bungles
  • All camping equipment (including ultra comfortable bedding)
  • Final nights’ accommodation in Kununurra
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Departure Dates:
  • All Kimberley tours depart upon request
  • Tour can be conducted in reverse

Highlights

  • Purnululu (Bungles) helicopter flight

  • Windjana Gorge

  • Bell Gorge

  • Gibb River Road

  • Aboriginal rock art

  • Ord River and Lake Argyle boat tour

  • Cockburn Range

  • Tunnel Creek

  • El Questro Wilderness Park (Including Zebedee Springs, Emma Gorge)

  • Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)

  • Options are limitless, please contact us for more information

  • Final nights’ accommodation at Kununurra Country Club

Not Included

  • Alcohol (BYO)

  • Accommodation pre and post tour

  • Flights to or from Broome and Kununurra