From the Top End to the Kimberley, this adventure will give you a great taste of the Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia.Also available in reverse.
Travelling along the Gibb River Road in a 4WD adventure, we’ll take you to Bungle Bungle National Park, El Questro Station, Kimberley Gorges, Lake Argyle, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge.
ATTENTION: This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme i.e. very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights. There is a STRICT LUGGAGE LIMIT of 15kgs per person, in a backpack or soft bag.
Day 1 – Darwin to Katherine Region
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Heading down from Darwin, we stop at either Edith Falls for a swim, or explore majestic Katherine (Nitmiluk)Gorge, part of the Nitmiluk National Park, depending on season. After lunch we start our journey to theKatherine region where we will stay overnight. (LD)
Day 2 – Katherine Region to Lake Argyle
Take off for Lake Argyle; an artificial lake created by the Ord River Dam. Admire the beauty and sheer size ofthis 700 square kilometre man made spectacle. The lake is home to many species of native fish andthousands of freshwater crocodiles. Take some time and explore the area before we set up camp for thenight. (BLD)
Day 3 – Lake Argyle to Bungle Bungles
Time for some 4WD action as we wind our way into the Bungle Bungle sandstone massif! The ride in isbumpy, but the scenery is fantastic and you will have the chance to enjoy your first Kimberley sunset as weset up our bush camp. (BLD)
Day 4 – Bungle BunglesÔªø
Prepare for a full day of exploration today. The rock formations of the Bungle Bungles are remarkable andwe visit breathtaking Echidna Chasm and magnificent Cathedral Gorge. For passengers that are looking for atruly spectacular experience, there is the opportunity to view the Bungles by helicopter (at your ownexpense), before we return to camp. (BLD)
Day 5 – Bungle Bungles to El Questro
We leave the Bungles and make our way to El Questro Station. Sit back and admire the awesome scenery ofthe Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek and onto El Questro to set up camp. (BLD)
Day 6 – El Questro Station
Today we spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro station highlights include a hike in thebeautiful Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight we enjoy another night atour El Questro campsite where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned beer at the station bar. (BLD)
Day 7 – Gibb River Road to Mt Barnett
We start our journey over the Pentecost River and along the famous Gibb River Road. Today is all aboutswimming and hiking in the Kimberleys! You’ll visit striking Manning Gorge, where your experienced guidewill use their local knowledge to determine the most accessible spots to explore. Tonight’s camp is at Mt Barnett. (BLD)
Day 8 – Manning Gorge and Windjana Gorge
We spend the morning exploring the stunning Manning Gorge and enjoy a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. Depending on the season, post-lunch we spend the afternoon exploring Adcock or Galvans gorge before making our way to Silent Grove and setting up camp for the night. (BLD)
Day 9 – Bell Gorge
Bell Gorge is home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leoplold Ranges. The afternoon sees us head to Windjana Gorge, a segment of 375 million-year-old reef that was once underwater. Cut through by the Lennard River, which runs during the wet season then breaks up into little billabongs during the dry, this gorge attracts many species of bird and bat and is a great spot to see wild freshwater crocodiles. (BLD)
Day 10 – Broome
A visit to the Napier Range reveals the fascinating 750 metre underground cave at Tunnel Creek; an area rich in bushranger history. Join a local Bunuba Indigenous Guide for a walk through Tunnel Creek, learning about culture and Aboriginal traditions. Next we set off for Broome, but not before stopping briefly at Willare Bridge to see the rushing torrent of water that flows along the mighty Fitzroy River (seasonal). We arrive in Broome late afternoon. With any luck you’ll be just in time to catch a brilliant Cable Beach sunset. (BL)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
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