A faster paced tour which focuses on some of our Kimberley favourites including the Gibb River Road, El Questro and the Bungle Bungle Ranges. All nights include ensuited accommodation including much of the stay in wilderness tents for a Kimberley glamping experience. Be inspired by the towering gorges, serene waterholes and beautiful waterfalls.
Broome, Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Home Valley Station, El Questro, Wyndham, Ord River, Kununurra, Bungle Bungle Range, Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge, Geikie Gorge.
18 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners, ensuited accommodation throughout, sunset drinks at the Bungle Bungle Range, Ord River cruise, Geikie Gorge cruise, cold water and snacks during the day
Day 1: Broome, Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge
Leave Broome early and head towards Derby, stopping at the Boab Prison Tree. Reaching the Gibb River Road, you’ll head to Tunnel Creek where you can wade through the cool water and spot bats by torchlight before reaching the tropical oasis that marks the light at the end of the tunnel. Next is Windjana Gorge where you’ll see signs of an ancient reef with fossils embedded in the cliff walls. Walk along the sandy banks between the cliffs and spot freshwater crocodiles lazing in the pools of water.
Day 2: Bell Gorge
Back on the Gibb, you’ll head to Bell Gorge – a picturesque and very Kimberley spot where rugged cliffs surround tiered waterfalls with the bottom pool being perfect for swimming. Take a hike down to the bottom for a swim and to spot birdlife.
Day 3: Galvans Gorge, Home Valley Station
Continue along the Gibb River Road to the secluded Galvans Gorge. Take another swim or spot the rock art along the cliff walls. Next up in Manning Gorge for a break and picnic lunch in the shade. Then cross the Durack River and arrive at Home Valley Station, a working cattle station which is known for its outstanding Indigenous traning academy.
Day 4: Home Valley Station, El Questro
Start the day with a tour of Home Valley Station where you’ll get a chance to take in some of their gorges and incredible Kimberley landscape while learn a bit more about their pastoral history. Continue an hour down the Gibb to El Questro Wilderness Park, a Kimberley icon known for the picturesque cliffs, gorges and waterfalls hidden throughout the park. Check into your wilderness tent at Emma Gorge Resort and spend the afternoon at your leisure – we recommend taking the hike down to Emma Gorge where you’ll be able to have a refreshing swim under the droplet waterfall.
Day 5: Kununurra, Ord River
Head to Kununurra – the gateway to the East Kimberley. Take a cruise along Lake Kununurra and down to the Ord River and admire the incredible scenery , birdlife and crocodiles lurking near the shore.
Day 6: Bungle Bungle Ranges, Echidna Chasm
Start the morning on the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park. As your guide drives along the winding dirt track, you’ll be able to see the beehive domes appearing over the horizon. The domes that make up the Bungle Bungle Range stand at 578 metres above seas level and are the result of millions of years of erosion. Hike to Echidna Chasm, where the pebbled path of a dried creek lead to the narrow gorge that make up the chasm. Finally, settle in at the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge and relax around the camp fire.
Day 7: Bungle Bungle Ranges, Cathedral Gorge
Spend the day exploring Purnululu National Park. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, spotting rock art along the way until you reach Cathedral Gorge. An important Indigenous site, Cathedral Gorge is a natural amphitheatre and an oasis at the end of your walk. Have lunch at the gorge, relaxing in the cool shadow it creates before walking back to the bus. In the afternoon, you’ll have the option to take a helicopter ride over the ranges to get a different view of the park (own expense). Enjoy your last night in the Bungles with drinks and nibbles at sunset – facing away from the sun, you can watch the colours of the domes change as the sun gets lower on the horizon.
Day 8: Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing
Stop by historical town of Halls Creek. In the late 1800’s, the town was filled with people trying their luck at finding gold and you’ll still see evidence of its gold rush era scattered around town. Stop by the China Wall, an unusual quartz wall that has naturally formed. Continue on to Fitzroy Crossing, where you’ll be staying for the night.
Day 9: Geikie Gorge, Broome
Begin the morning with a cruise down Geikie Gorge, a colourful gorge made up of limestone where you can see the effects of the Kimberley Wet Season along the cliff walls. Learn about the cultural importance of the river and spot birds and crocodiles along the banks. After lunch, continue along the highway until you reach sunny Broome. You’ll be back by lunch time, so relax by Cable Beach and enjoy your last Kimberley sunset of the trip
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