8 Day Kimberley Outback Tour

To start your tour, you will be collected from your Broome accommodation at 7.30am by our tour guide. We head to Derby to see 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.

Our next destination for the day is Windjana Gorge, a spectacular gorge cut through the Napier Range and of 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’ support an abundance of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, water birds, corellas and a colony of fruit bats. We take a walk up the gorge and then continue to our overnight stay at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge.

Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Departing early, we start the day by hiking Bell Gorge. 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 before stopping at the Barnett River for lunch.  After lunch we continue along the infamous Gibb River Road before turning up the Kalumburu Road to our evening destination at Drysdale River Station.

Overnight: Drysdale River Station
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s drive along the Port Warrender Road will be slow and steady to the Mitchell Plateau. The roads are a good example of 4WD terrain. We arrive late morning, have lunch and spend the rest of the day exploring the Mitchell Plateau and the spectacular Mitchell Falls. The scenery is remarkable and there is a lot of Aboriginal rock art to find. We hike 3.5km to the spectacular Mitchell Falls and enjoy a scenic helicopter ride back to the car park before settling into our evening accommodation to relax.

Overnight: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We make our way back to re-join the Gibb River Road. Along the way we will be presented with spectacular views of the Kimberley and Cockburn Range. We cross the tidal Pentecost River before arriving at El Questro in the early evening.

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

Highlights for today include an early morning swim at the beautiful Zebedee thermal springs, followed by a three-hour hike into El Questro Gorge. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to either hike Emma Gorge, catch up on laundry or simply relax on the banks of the Pentecost River. The choice is yours.

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

We arrive into Kununurra mid-morning, where you will enjoy a walk through town to visit art galleries and check out the Argyle diamonds, before we make our way to Lake Argyle. We then continue to the World Heritage Listed, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles) to our evening accommodation.

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

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. We spend the day walking and exploring the magnificent beehive formations of this World Heritage Listed region including hikes into Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek Lookout.

An unforgettable helicopter flight over the Bungles is highly recommended and is available as an optional extra.

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

Leaving Purnululu we make our way through Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing before stopping at Tunnel Creek 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.

We return to Broome early evening and will say farewell after taking you to your accommodation.

Overnight: Pre-arranged accommodation
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Package

AUD$6,495pp
  • Inclusions:
  • An accredited and experienced guide
  • Scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All park and entrance fees

Highlights

  • Mitchell Falls helicopter flight

  • Windjana Gorge

  • Bell Gorge

  • Gibb River Road

  • Aboriginal rock art

  • Galvans Gorge

  • Cockburn Range

  • Lake Argyle

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

  • Tunnel Creek

  • Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)

  • Optional scenic helicopter flight over Bungle Bungles (please advise when booking)

Not Included

  • Alcohol (BYO)

  • Accommodation pre and post tour

  • Flights to or from Broome