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Walk Western Australia’s Kimberley

Walk Western Australia’s Kimberley

From $ 3,995 AUD

Description

Explore the Kimberley region across 12 magical days on this active adventure that’s sure to get your blood pumping. You’ll sleep in campsites under the Outback sky, hit the red dirt feet first on treks across this incredible landscape and learn first-hand about the culture that is interwoven into every aspect of this place. Starting in Broome, you’ll visit Tunnel Creek, spend 2 days in the West Kimberley Gorges, enjoy 3 days in El Questro Wilderness Park, visit Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungles, and Wolf Creek Crater to name just a few. With extended stays in some of the best spots, you’ll spend less time travelling and have more opportunity to trek, swim and adventure your days away.

Trip Name
Walk Western Australia's Kimberley
Last Updated
2024-02-14
Days
10
Capacity
20
Highlights
  • Enjoy dinner by the campfire, sleep under a blanket of Outback stars and trek your way through some of the most magical red dirt landscapes – this is how to see the Kimberley’s, the best way
  • Travel along the famous Gibb River Road, stopping to explore remote gorges, swim in waterholes framed by native boab trees, trek through incredible cave tunnels and wander along rocky riverbeds
  • Explore the famous Wolfe Creek Crater, known as Kandimalal, which is believed to have been created some 120,000 years ago when a meteorite collided with earth during the Pleistocene period
  • Spend extra days camping in El Questro Wilderness Park and the West Kimberly Gorges so you can really immerse yourself in the area with more time to explore and less time on the road
  • Learn from your experienced local Kimberley tour guide and travel in 4WD style that will transport you to even the most remote of locations

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It's important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, political unrest or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your group leader or local representative will keep you up to date with any such changes once your trip is underway. During ‘the Wet’ most 4WD roads and National Parks in the Kimberley are closed, including the Gibb River Road which in the wet season turns into a fully flowing river. Due to the region being mostly inaccessible, we only operate these trips through the dry months, usually April until October. Departures during the shoulder season (usually April/early May and October) are at some risk of road and National Park closures. In most cases we will try and operate an amended itinerary, depending on the extent of the closures. We reserve the right to amend itineraries at short notice, during any time of the year. ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL EXPERIENCES & COMMUNITIES First Nations people have complex community obligations, and at times activities or experiences may be cancelled at late notice due to cultural commitments. In the case that we are unable to include planned activities with First Nations communities, we will endeavour to find a suitable alternative in the same or another destination on your trip.

Day 1-3 - Broome / West Kimberley Gorges
As we travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River, the biggest waterway in the Kimberley which floods annually, but recently swelled to record levels in a once in a 100 year weather event! Soon enough we hit the Gibb River Road and journey to our campsite in Silent Grove, where we set up camp for our first night under the Kimberley stars. In the morning we discover Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years – an easy place to while away a few hours! Further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the cool waters of water lily-laden Galvans Gorge and stunning Adcock Gorge. Swim across the Manning River to start our trek into Manning Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear pools, relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Overnight we camp by a billabong on Mt Barnett Cattle Station.
Day 4-5 - El Questro Wilderness Park
El Questro Station is an icon of the Kimberley. We include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs, a walk into Emma Gorge and the more challenging trek into El Questro Gorge. A trek up to Sandleback Ridge Lookout for sunset is a great way to end the day! There are optional activities as well so you can choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.
Day 6-7 - Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Emerge from the Gibb River Road and travel to Kununurra. Explore the Savannah Woodland in Mirima National Park, often known as the ‘mini Bungle Bungles’, on the Gerliwany-gerring Banan Trail. After lunch, travel south to Violet Valley. It’s an early start on to make our way into Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Walk up the creek bed into Echidna Chasm and trek through the Bungle Bungle domes: rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980s; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. Discover Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre, then kick back at our own private camp overlooking the Bungles Massif.
Day 8 - Wolfe Creek Crater
This morning we walk into Mini Palms before we bid farewell to Purnululu National Park and travel through Halls Creek to the rugged Tanami Track. Turning south we make our way out to the famous Wolfe Creek Crater, known locally as Kandimalal. This distinctive hole in the earth’s crust is believed to have been left by a meteorite that collided over 120,000 years old, during the Pleistocene period. An afternoon hike to the crater rim and a magical sunset sets the scene for another night camping around the fire in this remote, isolated destination.
Day 9 - Mimbi Caves / Fitzroy Crossing
Sunrise over the crater is worth rising for then we pack up camp and return north up the Tanami Track – keep an eye out for wildlife! After lunch we visit the ancient realm of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia’s largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. Spiritually significant, these limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before journey on to Fitzroy Crossing.
Day 10 - Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) / Windjana Gorge / Broome
The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system in which we discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. In the afternoon we visit the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge, searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker beneath the gorge walls that rise 90m. Then it is time to give your legs a hard-earned rest as we journey back into Broome. Relax and watch the savannah go by, reflecting on the adventure behind us and the ocean that awaits us.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
22-05-202402-06-2024AUD $ 3,995-
05-06-202416-06-2024AUD $ 3,995-
17-07-202426-07-2024AUD $ 3,995-
14-08-202425-08-2024AUD $ 3,995-

Accommodation

Camping (9nts)

Transport

4WD Vehicle

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