One of our most popular tours – see all the highlights of the Kimberley including the Bungle Bungle Range, Gibb River Road and Mitchell Falls. Ensuited accommodation at every stop, from outback hotels to wilderness glamping. All meals included – come back to a cooked meal at the end of each day – as well as a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls.
Broome, Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Plateau, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River, Home Valley Station, El Questro, Wyndham, Ord River, Kununurra, Bungle Bungle Range, Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge, Geikie Gorge.
14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners, ensuited accommodation throughout, Mitchel Falls helicopter flight, sunset drinks at the Bungle Bungle Range, Ord River cruise, Geikie Gorge cruise, cold water and snacks during the day,
Day 1: Broome
Fly into Broome and meet your transfer at Broome Airport to take you to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa for the night. We recommend arriving by 4pm so you have time to meet you Driver-Guide and fellow travellers at Cable Beach Club reception at 5pm for an orientation. After orientation, head to the Sunset Bar & Grill to watch the sunset and relax for the evening.
Day 2: Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge
Set out early and head towards Derby. On the way, stop at the Boab Prison Tree – 1,500 years old and 14 metres in diameter, it was used by police as a place to keep prisoners when they were being walked from Broome to Derby. It is now a registered Aboriginal site of important cultural significance. Just past Derby, begin the drive along the Gibb River Road which will be your path for the next week. Stop at Tunnel Creek and with torch in hand, explore and wade through the cool water to the oasis at the end of the tunnel. Just up the road is Windjana Gorge where limestone cliffs tower above the river. Your guide will point out some fossils in the gorge walls and if you’re lucky, you might spot a few freshwater crocodiles lazy on the river bank. In the afternoon, continue along the Gibb River Road to APT’s Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.
Day 3: Bell Gorge
Spend the day exploring Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. The gorge is a beautiful Kimberley highlight and great for birdwatching and photography. You can choose to hike down the gorge to take a refreshing dip in the natural pool and under the waterfall.
Day 4: Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
Continue North East along the Gibb River Road to Galvan’s Gorge. Stop at the picturesque waterhole to see Wandjina rock art on the cliff walls and to take a refreshing swim. Stop for lunch by the Barnett River. Relax under the paperbark trees, spot bird life and take another swim for the day. Turn off the Gibb and onto Kalumburu Road. Overnight at working cattle station, Drysdale River Station.
Day 5: Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River
Crossing Drysdale River, you’ll ascend to the Mitchell Plateau. A remote world of beautiful lookouts, tumbling waterfalls and swimming holes surrounded by palms, Mitchell Plateau is one of the tour highlights. See both Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art and swim in the King Edward River. Glamping at Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, you’re positioned right by Camp Creek where you can relax and swim. There is plenty of bird life for bird watchers, including brolgas, kites, sea eagles, herons and rainforest birds.
Day 6: Mitchell Falls
Spend the day exploring Mitchell Plateau, with Aboriginal guides to share their knowledge of the area. Hike to Little Mertens Falls to view some Aboriginal art, then past Big Merten Falls and finally arrive at Mitchell Falls. Swim in the pools at the top of the falls and spot wildlife. As a bonus, a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls is included in your tour so you can really take in all of the falls.
Day 7: Mitchell Plateau, Gibb River Road, Home Valley Station
Head back to the Gibb River Road, crossing the Durack River and arrive at Home Valley Station. This area was used throughout the movie, Australia and guests can see the incredible and inspiring landscape including Cockburn Range for themselves.
Day 8: Home Valley Station, El Questro, Emma Gorge
Enjoy a tour of Home Valley Station where you’ll learn about it’s history as one of the Kimberley cattle stations to its current Indigenous training program, as well at insight into the work that the Indigenous Land Corporation do on the station. Later, cross the Pentecost River into El Questro Wilderness Park, home to more gorges, waterfalls and springs than you can imagine. Soak in the hot springs of Zebedee and visit the main station of El Questro. Settle into the wilderness tents at Emma Gorge for the night.
Day 9: El Questro, Wyndham, Parry’s Lagoon
After breakfast, hike to the stunning Emma Gorge and treat yourself to a refreshing swim. Back on the bus, head to Wyndham and view Cambridge Gulf from the incredible Five Rivers lookout. After enjoying a filling pub lunch, stop by Parry’s Lagoon to spot birdlife, before reaching Kununurra.
Day 10: Kununurra, Lake Argyle & Ord River or Diversion Dam & Pumphouse
Spending the day in Kununurra, you’ll get to choose from three touring options; take a bus to Lake Argyle and then cruise back along the Ord River, board an airboat to take in the scenery and wildlife, or join an agricultural tour that includes Diversion Dam, the Pumphouse, Ivanhoe Crossing and the Hoochery Rum Distillery.
Day 11: Purnululu National Park, The Bungle Bungle Ranges, Echidna Chasm
Wave goodbye to Kununurra as you head South to Purnululu National Park, best know for the brown and orange beehive domes that make up the Bungle Bungle Range. The domes are the result of 20 million years of erosion by river movements and has significant Indigenous cultural significance. Hike a trail fringed by the tall and narrow Liviston palms through the narrow cliffs of Echidna Chasm. Finish the day at the Bungle Bungle Wilderness lodge with a camp fire and delicious cooked dinner.
Day 12: Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Walk along the winding gorge of Piccaninny Creek to Cathedral Gorge. The gorge is a spacious cavern and creates a natural amphitheatre. Enjoy lunch in the shade of the gorge. In the afternoon, you’ll have the option of taking a helicopter ride over the domes to see them from another angle (own expense). End the day with nibbles as the setting sun reflects over the domes.
Day 13: Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing
Driving to Halls Creek, stop at the unusual China Wall – a natural formation made up of quartz than runs for six kilometres. Continue along great Northern Highway to Fitzroy Crossing.
Day 14: Geikie Gorge, Broome
At Geikie Gorge National Park, take a Darngku cruise to view the bleached white walls that a great for photographers, while learning about how the river has influenced the culture of Indigenous families that live alongside. Drive back to Broome, getting back in time for a drink while you watch the sun set and enjoy a farewell dinner at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.
Day 15: Broome
Enjoy a buffet breakfast overlooking the beach and make the most of the resort facilities, from an early morning yoga class, to relaxing poolside. If you’re flying home today, you’ll be transferred to the airport to meet your flight.
Includes a free helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls
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