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13-Day Kimberley Walking Tour Including Spectacular Gorges the Gibb River Road and the Bungle Bungles

Broome, Western Australia, Australia

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This tour is ideally suited to over 50's who want an active holiday with all the creative comforts. It is a comfortable camping tours, but before you think camping is not for you, the camping experience provided is geared towards providing maximum comfort and perfect for non campers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Broome to Windjana Gorge (LD)
Depart Broome early this morning and head for Windjana Gorge, passing Boab trees (including the famous Prison Tree) and vast savannah woodlands interspersed with giant and unusual termite mounds. Visit the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre where local artists display work depicting Wandjina and Gwion Gwion figures in an art form based on cave paintings.
Accommodation: National Park camp site, Windjana Gorge

Day 2: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek (BLD)
Today explore the length of Windjana Gorge with a 7-km return walk. The high walls of this gorge were once part of an ancient Devonian reef that surrounded the Kimberley. With its varied bird life, interesting reef walls and its many freshwater crocodiles, Windjana will keep you enthralled for hours.  In the afternoon visit Tunnel Creek, spending time walking through the 750-m long cave system. Tunnel Creek is a significant site for the local Bunaba people.
Accommodation: National Park camp site, Windjana Gorge

Day 3: Windjana Gorge to Silent Grove (BLD)
Enjoy an early morning walk beside the walls of the limestone range before leaving Windjana. Head through the Napier Range for campsite at Silent Grove. Spend time this afternoon visiting Bell Creek Gorge with its many rock pools, rapids and a waterfall. This is a spectacular spot for a swim.
Accommodation: Camp site, Silent Grove

Day 4: Silent Grove to Manning Creek (BLD)
Back onto the Gibb River Road head to Mt Barnett Station, home to the beautiful Manning Gorge. Stop for a short walk and a luxurious swim at picture-perfect Galvan’s Gorge on the way. After setting up camp, relax under a giant boab tree or enjoy a swim in the magnificent oasis of nearby Manning Creek.
Accommodation: Camp site, Manning Creek

Day 5: Manning Creek and Gorge (BLD)
Leaving early from campsite, follow an open, beautiful walk trail to Manning Gorge and Falls. Swim, relax and soak in the atmosphere while you enjoy a home-made morning tea, carried in by your guides. Another swim in the afternoon? Why not!
Accommodation: Camp site, Manning Creek

Day 6: Manning Creek to El Questro Station (BLD)
Enjoy the scenery and a true blue ‘Gibb River Road massage’ today on this mostly driving day. The typical Kimberley scenery includes the Pentecost River Lookout, which overlooks the river floodplain and the tabletop Cockburn Ranges beyond. Cross the Durack River and pass the site of the old Durack River Homestead, destroyed by flood in 2002.
Accommodation: Camp site, El Questro

Days 7 & 8: El Questro Station (BLD)
During these two days there are plenty of walking and swimming options that you can undertake at El Questro. These include Amalia Gorge, Emma Gorge & El Questro Gorge walks. Plus, enjoy a luxuriant soak in Zebedee Thermal Springs. There is an optional cruise on Chamberlain Gorge if anyone wants an easy afternoon.
Accommodation: Camp Site, El Questro

Day 9: El Questro to Kununurra (BL)
This morning head for Kununurra, visiting the Ramsar wetland Parry Lagoons on the way – a wonderful spot to view masses of waterbirds. There will be time in the afternoon to catch up on washing, postcards or just to relax. The crew will be organizing the fresh food for the next section of the trip. Dinner is not included tonight to give you the opportunity to taste some local delights.
Accommodation: Camp site, Kununurra

Day 10: Kununurra to Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) (BLD)
This morning leave Kununurra and head for Purnululu National Park – one of only three natural World Heritage sites in Western Australia. The 53 kilometre 4wd road into the park is our reintroduction to outback tracks with creek crossings, wash aways and rough slow sections. After setting up camp, go for a stroll and watch the sun set against the red rock of the Bungle Bungle Range – bring a drink if you like!
Accommodation: National Park camp site, Purnululu

Day 11 & 12: Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) (BLD)
Spend the next two days exploring the natural wonders the park including Echidna Chasm, Mini Palms Gorge, the spectacular orange and black ‘beehive’ domes, Piccanniny Creek and Cathedral Gorge. There is time during te stay for an optional helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range – a fantastic way to see and appreciate this completely unique and beautiful landscape.
Accommodation: National Park camp site, Purnululu

Day 13: Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) to Kununurra (BL)
This morning leave Purnululu and make the return journey to Kununurra. This wonderful outback experience will end on arrival back in town where you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation.

Information

Includes:
  • Excellent itinerary and planning that maximises time outside the bus
  • High quality camping equipment, includes spacious tents (one per person), camp beds, mattresses, toilets & showers
  • Home made morning tea each day on the track. 
  • Walks and sights as per itinerary
  • Delicious and healthy meals prepared by our guides, includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Drinks including tea, coffee and water 
  • 2 professional guides
  • small group size, max 15
  • Air conditioned 4wd bus with forward facing seats
  • Live commentary on board
  • National park entry fees 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner on day 9 (The group goes out to a restaurant in Kununurra)
  • Any additional helicopter or river cruises other than specified on itinerary
  • Alcohol (Guests are welcome to bring it on tour)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Our tours are ideally suited to those who are over 50 years old
  • While this is a walking tour you do not need to be an elite athlete to complete our tours. The walks in the Kimberley are not particularly difficult. Some are quite rocky underfoot however none are particularly long, so we can afford to take our time. Most of the walks include an opportunity to swim in a beautiful water hole.
  • Each person will be given their own tent but they are big enough to share with a travel companion also
  • May/June is the best time in the Kimberley. There is still lots of water in the swimming holes and waterfalls, but the chance of getting rain is much reduced. The days will be warm and evenings mild.

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Broome or Kununurra
Departure Time:
7:30am
  • 13-Day Kimberley Walking Tour Including Spectacular Gorges the Gibb River Road and the Bungle Bungles
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