Unique Experience Intrepid | The Great Kimberley Overland

Get wild on a 13-day tour through the remote Kimberley. Sparsely populated and ruggedly beautiful, the Kimberly is the ultimate adventure destination. Swim in gorges filled with clear waters and under waterfalls. Hike through red-rock formations and palm oases. Learn about the rich First Nations history of the area from Traditional Custodians, take guided walks that illuminate local geography and listen to Outback yarns over a beer in the pub. Get active in this unique and captivating corner of Australia.

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Overland

  • Highlights

    • Cruise between the sheer, multi-coloured walls of Geikie Gorge and discover the huge array of wildlife like freshwater crocodiles, wallabies and wren.
    • Explore the Tunnel Creek cave system with a Bunuba guide and learn about Janamarra, a First Nations freedom fighter who used the caves to evade police in the late 1800s.
    • Meet some of our Bardi-Jawi friends in One Arm Point (Ardyaloon) and learn about life on the coast from the land’s Traditional Custodians.
    • Spend two nights in a private safari camp in the heart of Purnululu National Park, with glorious views of the Bungle Bungle Range.
    • Take a guided hike through the King Leopold Ranges to Manning Gorge, where you can swim under a waterfall and see ancient First Nations rock art.
  • What's Included

    Meals

    11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners

    Transport

    private 4WD vehicle

    Accommodation

    Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (8 nights) Lodge (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Adcock Gorge or Galvans Gorge
    • Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community
    • Beagle Bay Pearl Shell Church Visit
    • Bell Gorge
    • Boab Prison Tree
    • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
    • Echidna Chasm Walk
    • Fitzroy Crossing
    • Geikie Gorge Experience
    • Islands of the Giant Tides Cruise
    • Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery
    • Manning Falls
    • Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre
    • One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery Visit
    • Permits for National Park walks & gorge visits
    • Traditional sand-cooked damper
    • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
    • Tunnel Creek National Park
    • Windjana Gorge
    • Zebedee Springs
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  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Broome - Meet your fellow travellers, leader and guide in Broome this morning at 7 am. Jump in the 4WD and head to the Dampier Peninsula via a dirt track, learning about the region's fascinating history on the way. Stop for morning tea at Beagle Bay, home of the Beagle Bay Church and its glimmering pearl shell altar. Continue to One Arm Point (also known as Ardyaloon) home of the Bardi-Jawi people. Visit the community's aquaculture hatchery for barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. Next, meet some Traditional Custodians people to learn about life in the area. After lunch, continue to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm to enjoy a pearl appreciation tour and then embark on an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides. Return to Broome in the evening.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Broome - Take a tour of Australia’s oldest pearl farm. Learn about this fascinating history from local guides who descended from the very first pearlers. Continue to Kooljaman at Cape Leveque and enjoy free time in this coastal paradise. Maybe take a swim on Eastern Beach, walk beneath the red cliffs of Western Beach or take a walk over the cape itself. Return to Broome in afternoon and arrive in town by 6 pm. 

     

    Day - 3

    Location: Tunnel Creek – Windjana Gorge - Embrace an early start this morning and leave Broome when the sun begins to rise. While travelling your leader will share stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree' and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre. Continue along the Gibb River Road. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek with a local Bunuba guide. Go inside this 750-metre-long cave system and discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. You'll also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. From here you’ll travel to Windjana Gorge in time to set up camp and go for a walk down to the gorge itself where you’ll be able to spot freshwater crocodiles and enjoy the sunset over the Napier Range. Tonight, settle into your first night under the Kimberley night sky.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: Manning River - Rise and shine! Head for Bell Gorge early this morning. A hidden highlight of the West Kimberleys, this idyllic retreat boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years. Spend a few hours enjoying the serenity, then continue slowly along Gibb River Road to Mt Barnett Cattle Station. On the way, make stops to explore the ancient King Leopold Range. Tonight, camp by the Manning River.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: Mt Barnett Station - Spend today exploring this wild paradise. Cross the Manning River and hike through the rugged King Leopold Ranges to arrive at Manning Gorge. Swim beneath the cascade of Manning Falls, relax in the deep clear pool, discover Aboriginal rock art and look out for wildlife on the edges of the water. Tonight, camp on Mt Barnett Cattle Station.

     

    Day - 6

    Location: El Questro Wilderness Park - This morning, drive the back end of the Gibb River Road into the Pentecost Range. Stop at a lookout for views over the mesas (flat-topped elevations) of the Cockburn Range with the Pentecost River snaking its way past the mountains out to the sea. Drive down to the Pentecost River for a photo opportunity, then cross the river to El Questro Wilderness Park. Get settled into your permanent camp.

     

    Day - 7

    Location: El Questro Wilderness Park - Enjoy a full free day at El Questro today. If you want a little guidance there are plenty of optional activities to choose from. Perhaps take a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs or join an optional cruise on Chamberlain Gorge. Or maybe sample local bush tucker on a guided walk. The choice is yours.

     

    Day - 8

    Location: Lake Argyle - Enjoy free time this morning to sleep in or continue exploring El Questro at your own pace. In the afternoon, travel to the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System and a lush agricultural oasis. On arrival, you have free time to do as you please. Maybe visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.

     

    Day - 9

    Location: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range) - After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungle Range. Spend the next two nights in a private safari camp in the heart of the park, with glorious views of the Bungle Bungle Range. Today, you will have time to begin exploring the area, including the famous ‘beehive domes’.

     

    Day - 10

    Location: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range) - Explore Echidna Chasm on a roughly two-kilometre walk. Next, take another short walk of roughly three kilometres into Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There's time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approximately AUD 379 per person) to put it all into perspective. Otherwise, you can relax at camp or keep exploring on the ground.

     

    Day - 11

    Location: Fitzroy Crossing - Leave Purnululu National Park for Fitzroy Crossing. Break the long journey with a visit to the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall – a natural ‘wall’ of white quarts that rises from the ground. Enjoy lunch at Mary Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery (unusual opening hours mean we may not be able to do this), before an evening camping by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.

     

    Day - 12

    Location: Broome - Take a morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge. Nature carved this wonder through the Napier Range during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before returning to Broome. Free evening.

     

    Day - 13

    Location: Broome - This adventure comes to an end after breakfast. If you are departing from Broome International Airport today, you will be given a complimentary transfer to the hotel.

     

    The Great Kimberley Overland
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