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Bungle Bungles Western AustraliaDarwin, Northern TerritoryBungle Bungles in Kimberley Western Australia

Darwin to Broome & Kimberley

$4,125

Travel from the Northern Territory’s laid-back capital of Darwin to multi-cultural Broome in Western Australia and discover the beautiful, rugged Kimberley on this remarkable small group adventure!

Description

Kimberley Train – Darwin to Broome Small Group Tour – 15 days

Travel from the Northern Territory’s laid-back capital of Darwin to multi-cultural Broome in Western Australia and discover the beautiful, rugged Kimberley!

This small group adventure uncovers some of the country’s most incredible, untouched territory on an all-terrain journey along the Gibb River Road. Learn the customs of traditional land-owners while cruising through the gorges of Nitmiluk, sail across the vast waters of Lake Argyle and squeeze through the narrow rock passages of the renowned Bungle Bungles.

Witness the idyllic isolation of remote stations like El Questro and discover secret palm-shaded waterholes. Make your way to the remote Mitchell Plateau and see its majestic four-tiered waterfall and enjoy the unbelievably picturesque oases of the Bell, Galvans and Adcock gorges. Come face-to-face with Australia’s vast horizons and immense wilderness on this remarkable journey!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • It’s an intimate escorted tour with maximum 20 people in your group.
  • An adventurous 4WD expedition with great hikes to remote areas.
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture as you explore gorges, rivers & rugged terrain.
  • Discover hidden highlights of the Kimberley & new more of Australia!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Escorted small group tour (maximum 20 people)
  • 14 nights comfortable accommodation
    • 6 nights Camping (basic facilities)
    • 3 nights Safari Tent (shared facilities)
    • 5 night Private Rooms (shared facilities)
  • 12 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Transport by 4WD Vehicle
  • Included activities:
    • Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise
    • Edith Falls
    • Durack Homestead Museum
    • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise
    • Echidna Chasm Walk
    • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
    • Zebedee Springs
    • Merten falls
    • Mitchell Falls helicopter flight
    • Adcock Gorge
    • Bell Gorge
    • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
    • Windjana Gorge

Departs Darwin:

2021 – 19 May; 2 & 23 June; 7 & 28 July; 11 August; 01 & 15 September

Note: This trip is available in the reverse, from Broome to Darwin. Dates are subject to availability & confirmation at time of booking. Prices may vary depending on your departure date. Once your booking is confirmed, date changes are permitted up to 20 days prior to departure.

Get the Brochure:

Click here to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add extra nights before or after the tour, from $80 per person per night.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement is from $495 to book your own private tent.

Booking Conditions:

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Small Group Tour

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

Note: this trip is also available in the reverse, from Broome to Darwin – please contact us for details.

DAY 1: ARRIVE DARWIN
You can arrive in Darwin at any time today. In the evening, head to reception where your guide will be holding a welcome meeting (look for the signs at reception for the time). Learn all about the adventure you are about to take and get to know your fellow travellers.

DAY 2: NITMILUK GORGE & KATHERINE
Departing Darwin we travel south to the natural spring of Edith Falls. After a break and a refreshing dip, we head for the remote outback town of Katherine, home to the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge. This inspiring natural wonder comprises 13 different gorges, carved over a millennia by the Katherine River. On an afternoon Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise, we explore two of these gorges and discover the customs of the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people. Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise, Edith Falls included. Lunch & Dinner included.

DAY 3: LAKE ARGYLE
We continue west along the Victoria Highway and cross the border into Western Australia as we travel to expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. Visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area. A sunset cruise on the lake is a stunning way to end the day. Durack Homestead Museum, Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise included. Breakfast, Lunch included.

DAYS 4 & 5: PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK
Head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights camping in the heart of the National Park allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are 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 1980's; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective. Echidna Chasm Walk, Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) included. All meals included.
Optional activity: Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight – AUD375

DAYS 6 & 7: EL QUESTRO WILDERNESS PARK
Turn back north to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Prepare for two days of idyllic isolation and access to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Kimberley. Take the opportunity relax and to join one or more of the many activities on offer. The area is blessed with some of the most stunning gorges and waterholes in the whole of Western Australia. Emma Gorge lies at the end of a well-marked track, with 100-metre high walls around a horseshoe crystal clear pool filled by a small waterfall, and a hidden little bath warmed by thermal water that trickles from a crevice. El Questro Gorge is another stunning highlight, scrambling over boulders to rock pools filled by little waterfalls – scenery that’s straight out of movie. A refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs is also another ‘must-do’, where Livistonia palm trees and lush tropical vegetation surround a series of pools that sit at the base of bright red cliff. Perhaps take a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge (own expense), or simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure. Zebedee Springs included. All meals included. Optional activity: Chamberlain Gorge Cruise – AUD68

DAY 8: DRYSDALE STATION
Head along the Gibb River Road to the North Kimberley to another oasis in the outback – Drysdale River Station. Over 1 million acres, this family owned and operated cattle station runs approximately 10,000 head of cattle, and gives you a real sense of how the outback does things on a massive scale. Hang out in the true blue Australian outback, surrounded by its magical scenery and welcoming sense of isolation. On arrival you might want to get out and explore the surroundings, or sit back and enjoy a cold drink in the beer garden of one of Australia’s most remote bars, then warm yourself around the log fire in the night air. Breakfast & Lunch included.

DAYS 9 & 10: MITCHELL PLATEAU
Veer off-road and cross to the Mitchell Plateau for a real highlight of the trip. Take on rugged country in the 4WD, taking the rough Kalumburu Road then turning off onto the Mitchell Plateau Track. The drive is unlike any other on the Gibb River Road, as the vegetation transforms and you ford rivers and ramble through ancient Livistonia palm forests to emerge on the savannah, where two days of camping in the national park await. The park is home to the magnificent four-tiered Mitchell Falls, and the scale and power of nature here is unforgettable. Your time here will include the chance of a dip in the Little and Big Merten Falls, a viewing of the Bradshaw rock art, and, if you so choose, a helicopter flight with incredible views of this extraordinary landscape.
Merten falls, Mitchell Falls helicopter flight included. All meals included.

DAY 11: MOUNT ELIZABETH STATION
Descending from the plateau, travel to the family owned Mt Elizabeth Station Homestead, where you'll be able to enjoy the scenery and see what Kimberley cattle station life is really like. Surrounded by water spots, rocky rises and grasslands, you will be sure to take a great photo, enjoy bush walks and settle in for a lovely evening in the Kimberley outback. All meals included.

DAY 12: SILENT GROVE
Make the most of the oases of the lily-laden Galvans Gorge and the tranquil retreat of Adcock Gorge, where you’ll pause for a refreshing swim. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Bell Gorge, which is a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful gorge on the Gibb River Road, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years, all surrounded by a horseshoe of bright orange rock wall. There are smooth rocks to lounge on and welcome areas of shade. It’s an easy place to while away a few hours! You’ll camp tonight at Silent Grove. Adcock Gorge, Bell Gorge included. All meals included.

DAY 13: TUNNEL CREEK
Leaving Bell Gorge behind spend the afternoon exploring Tunnel Creek with a local Bunuba guide, who will share ancient rock art and reveal the legend of his ancestor, Jandamarra – an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. Don't miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole before setting up camp for the night. Tunnel Creek exploration walk included. All meals included.

DAY 14: WINDJANA GORGE
Once a great reef 350 million years ago, Windjana Gorge is now home to a diverse array of animals and plants. Experience the stunning natural beauty of this outback oasis today. Beneath gorge walls that rise 90 metres in height, search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and traditional bush tucker, before starting our journey to Broome. Windjana Gorge included. Breakfast, Lunch included.

DAY 15: BROOME
You are free to depart Broome at any time today. If you have more time, we recommend you consider a Broome Sights town tour to discover the secrets of this fabulous outback town, or take a trip up to Cape Leveque for a day.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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