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The Great Kimberley Overland
Travel through the red heart of the west and explore the rugged Kimberley region for an unusual, yet serene small group adventure of Australia’s North West corner.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 12 days/11 nights
- Starts in: Broome
Guide Price £2520
- Cape Leveque
- Tunnel Creek
- Mount Barnett
- El Questro Wilderness Park
- Lake Argyle
- Bungle Bungles
- Fitzroy Crossing
Day 1 Broome to Cape Leveque
Travel up the Dampier Peninsula and learn about the region’s fascinating history as you enjoy morning tea at the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Visit One Arm Point and meet with the local indigenous community for lunch. Continue to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and embark on a cruise through the islands of the Great Tides, before arriving at the exclusive camp nestled on the beach overlooking the bay.
Day 2 Cape Leveque to Broome
Board the boat back to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm to tour Australia’s oldest pearl farm, before travelling to Kooljaman for some free time to relax on the beach or go for a walk among the red sandstone cliffs. Return to Broome this evening to your private campsite.
Day 3 Broome to Tunnel Creek
Depart at sunrise and travel through the remote Kimberley landscape to the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’, before continuing along the Gibb River Road. Visit the fascinating Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre, before exploring Tunnel Creek with your local Aboriginal guide. Explore the cave system and perhaps go for a dip in the idyllic waterhole, before camping under the Kimberley night sky.
Day 4 Tunnel Creek to Mount Barnett
Head for the idyllic retreat of Bell Gorge for some free time to explore the cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools, before continuing along the Gibb River Road to Mount Barnett Cattle Station to explore the ancient King Leopald Range. Camp alongside the Manning River tonight.
Day 5 Mount Barnett
Cross the Manning River and hike through the rugged wilderness of the King Leopald Ranges to Manning Gorge. Swim in the deep clear pool of Manning Falls, view the marvellous Aboriginal rock art and keep your eyes peeled for the native wildlife, before returning back to camp.
Day 6 Mount Barnett to El Questro Wilderness Park
Continue along the last stretch of the Gibb River Road to the Pentecost Range. En route, stop at a stunning lookout for vistas across the Cockburn Range and the Pentecost River which weaves its way through the mountains and out to the sea. Drive across the iconic river to reach El Questro Wilderness Park.
Day 7 El Questro Wilderness Park
Soak in the natural hot springs of Zebedee Springs and hike over the ancient boulders of Emma Gorge, before cooling down in a special waterhole within the sandstone cliffs. This afternoon is free to spend at leisure.
Day 8 El Questro Wilderness Park to Lake Argyle
Enjoy some free time to explore Kununurra, before travelling to the shores of Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush oasis. Enjoy some free time to explore the area, before setting up camp along the shores of the lake.
Day 9 Lake Argyle to Bungle Bungles
Travel south along the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home to the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Enjoy some free time to explore this extraordinary park, including the ‘beehive domes’, before travelling to the new private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the park, the only camp in the park overlooking the Bungle Bungles.
Day 10 Bungle Bungles
Explore Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia palm trees and walk into Cathedral Gorge to see the natural made amphitheatre. The afternoon is free, perhaps take an optional scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles.
Day 11 Bungle Bungles to Fitzroy Crossing
Visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall and the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, en route to Fitzroy Crossing. Tonight, camp on the banks of the Fitzroy River.
Day 12 Fitzroy Crossing to Broome
Embark on a cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge this morning. Learn the fascinating geology of how nature carved this gorge through the Napier Range and keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles. Explore Fitzroy Crossing before back to Broome where this tour comes to an end.
Day 13 Broome
The tour comes to an end today, depart at your leisure.
Departs:Selected departures May - Sep 2020.
- 11 days All-Terrain Vehicle with a maximum of 20 guests & tour leader/driver
- 1 night simple accommodation & 11 nights camping
- 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 8 dinners
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