Each night we camp in designated campgrounds, staying between one and three nights at each location. All of the high-quality camping equipment you need is provided, including stretcher beds and a mattress to sleep on, 160cm high tents, and comfortable armchairs. Bring your own pillow and sleeping bag or hire a sleeping bag from us for $35 (please let us know when booking if you would like this option).
A holiday isn’t a holiday if there isn’t time to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. Our crew members carry out the campsite duties – so there’s no need for you to cook or wash dirty pots and pans. All the eating utensils and crockery you will need are provided for your convenience. You’ll have a small a dilly bag with your own plates and utensils to clean after your meal, but we’ll do all of the hard work for you. Simply set up your tent and enjoy the sights and sounds of the night as you sit around the campfire, recapping the highlights of the day with your fellow travel companions.
What to bring
Luggage: Due to health and safety requirements, please limit your luggage to one medium sized, soft sided bag per person. Length + width + height should not exceed 140 cm. The maximum weight of the bag shouldn’t exceed 15 kg. If you’re travelling as a couple, please pack two smaller bags rather than one large one. Your day pack is in addition to your main luggage bag.
Suggested items to pack for your Kimberley walking tour:
- Day-pack – one with a waist strap is best to help take some weight off your shoulders;
- Shorts or trousers and shirts for walking – lightweight and quick-dry material are best;
- Casual clothing for evenings and rest days;
- Warm clothing in case of cold evenings and mornings – jumper, tracksuit pants, beanie;
- Wind and waterproof jacket;
- Socks – whichever thickness you’re comfortable in (thick explorer socks can get quite hot);
- Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes or boots (ankle support is recommended as many surfaces are rocky and uneven);
- Shoes suitable for walking in water (creeks). Sturdy walking sandals are best – they dry easily, you can shower in them and you can wear them around camp;
- Gaiters (not sweaty plastic ones) for keeping grass seeds out of socks and shoes;
- Sun protection – hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (and consider your clothing);
- Bathers and swimming towel (lightweight so you can easily carry them);
- Towel for washing;
- Toiletries, hand sanitiser and personal medication;
- Sleeping bag (warm enough for min temperatures of approx 4 degrees Celsius). You can hire a sleeping bag from us for $33 for the whole tour if you would prefer;
- Pillow (you can keep this separate to your luggage in a sturdy plastic bag if you can’t squeeze it into your suitcase);
- Reliable headlamp with spare batteries (much better than a torch because you can still use both hands when wearing a headlamp);
- Any preferred first aid supplies such as blister treatment (Your guides will also carry a first-aid kit);
- Water bottle/s – 2 to 3 litre capacity;
- Fly net;
- Insect Repellent;
- Camera and charger/batteries (You can use your battery charger on the bus while we are driving);
- Walking pole/s (optional but good for using on some rocky sections if your balance is not good).
- At this time of year (May/June) the days are typically clear and warm (average max 33°C) and the nights are mild but can be quite cool (average min 17°C).
A resourceful camp cook will accompany the Kimberley tour. Your camp cook will ensure that fresh local produce and ingredients are used when available. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality of the meals prepared under what are sometimes difficult conditions.
Three meals each day plus morning tea and snacks are included in the price of your tour (unless otherwise specified – see tour itinerary for details).
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know when you book, we are happy to adapt our tasty, nutritious meals to suit a variety of dietary needs.
Transport is by an air-conditioned custom built four wheel drive (4WD) tour coach, designed for comfort in outback conditions. Vehicles are modern, comfortable and regularly serviced to ensure their safety and reliability. They are also fitted with long-range high frequency radios and recovery gear in case of emergency.
In the case of breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances affecting the vehicle or guide, the operator reserves the right to substitute vehicles and guides other than those specified, to ensure the operation of a tour.
Seat Allocation: Seats on tour vehicle are not pre allocated. To ensure all participants get to enjoy window seats we encourage a daily seat rotation system.