9 Day Kimberley Accommodated Tour

Your Outback Horizons guide will collect from your Broome accommodation in the morning and head to one of Broome’s top spots for coffee and breakfast. After enjoying breakfast, your Kimberley tour will begin, heading 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 Fitzroy Crossing, a beautiful oasis nestled along the banks of the Fitzroy River. After checking in to the Fitzroy River Lodge, we explore Geikie Gorge, immersing ourselves back in time on a leisurely and informative boat cruise.

Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following a relaxing breakfast, our Kimberley journey takes us to 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.

Our next destination 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.

Arriving at the Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge in the afternoon, you will have time to sit back, relax in your ultra comfortable safari tent and soak in the Kimberley atmosphere.

Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We take the short drive to Bell Gorge and we begin our hike to the falls. 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 and explore the gorge. Galvans Gorge, our next hike and swim is an easy, short walk off the road and a guest favourite!

After arriving into Mt Elizabeth Station, we view ancient aboriginal rock art before sitting back and enjoy the evening.

Overnight: Mt Elizabeth Station
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We make our way back to re-join the Gibb River Road. One of our scheduled stops is to Ellenbrae Station to meet the wonderful hosts,  indulge in afternoon tea and relax around the beautiful homestead oasis. Along the way we will be presented with fabulous views of the Kimberley and Cockburn Range.  Our journey continues along the Gibb River Road to our evening accommodation at Home Valley Station. Relax and unwind with sunset drinks and appetizers as we watch the sun go down over the Pentecost River and Cockburn Range.

Overnight: Home Valley Station
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

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

Following breakfast, enjoy an optional 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 stunning wilderness lodge.

Overnight: Bungles Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin by exploring the magnificent beehive formations of this World Heritage Listed region by helicopter. Following our unforgettable flight, we get up close and personal with 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.

Returning to the lodge, the afternoon is yours to relax, unwind and enjoy a drink or two in the open air lounge.

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

Overnight: Bungles Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departing Purnululu, we head to Kununurra. 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 tour, our evening accommodation and farewell dinner will be at the Kununurra Country Club.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our final day together (a sad day!) will be spent exploring Kununurra and surrounds, visiting Ivanhoe Crossing, the Hoochery Distillery and Sandalwood Factory. Depending on your return flight schedule to either Darwin or Broome, we will bid farewell at the airport. Alternatively, we can arrange additional days in Kununurra or locations such as Far Away Bay or Berkeley River Lodge.

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

Tour Package

AUD$From 7,495pp
  • Inclusions:
  • An accredited and experienced guide
  • Scenic helicopter flight over Purnululu
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 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

  • Geikie Gorge Boat Tour

  • Cockburn Range

  • Durack Homestead/Lake Argyle

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

  • Tunnel Creek

  • Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)

  • Ord River Boat Cruise

Not Included

  • Alcohol (BYO)

  • Accommodation pre and post tour

  • Flights to or from Broome and Kununurra