Kimberley Explorer

From
$2,160 AUD

Days

6 Days

Tour Type

Walking

From

$2,160 Twin Share

Start
Broome
Finish
Broome
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour Distance
Short walks into Gorges
Group size
Min 6, Max 13
Code
KIMEX

Overview

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Western Australia's Kimberley region, where ancient landscapes reveal cascading waterfalls, and hidden gorges. Over 6 adventure packed days you will explore the best of the West Kimberley including Tunnel Creek and hidden gems like Bell Gorge and Manning Gorge, where refreshing swimming holes await. Take your time to walk, swim, relax, and soak up the surrounding beauty each day. After a full day of exploring you will enjoy comfortable camping under a blanket of stars in remote locations.


This isn't just a tour; it's an unforgettable expedition into the heart of Australia's most breathtaking landscape.

Highlights of this walk

Windjana Gorge:

  • Explore the majestic limestone walls of Winjana Gorge, adorned with ancient Aboriginal rock art.
  • Keep an eye out for crocodiles along the Lennard River as you take in the breathtaking scenery.

Tunnel Creek:

  • Venture into the depths of Tunnel Creek, an ancient cave system with a rich Aboriginal history and Dreamtime stories.
  • Enjoy the unique experience of wading through the underground creek and discovering the secrets within.

Bell Creek Gorge:

  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Bell Creek Gorge, a stunning amphitheater surrounded by cliffs.
  • Take the opportunity to swim in the freshwater pools while soaking in the indigenous flora and fauna.

Manning Gorge:

  • Discover the serene waterhole of Manning Gorge, framed by towering cliffs and significant in Indigenous culture.
  • Explore the area’s waterfall and rock art, gaining insights into the rich history and traditions of the local communities.

Galvins Gorge:

  • Find a hidden oasis at Galvins Gorge, featuring a tranquil waterhole and picturesque surroundings.
  • Take in the beauty of the landscape and explore nearby Aboriginal art sites, capturing the essence of this unique location.

Derby:

  • Visit the historic town of Derby, known for its cultural significance and attractions such as the Boab Prison Tree.
  • First nations experience with the Yawuru people

Itinerary

It's an early start this morning as we make our way to Windjana (Bandilngan). There is a bit of driving today but the scenery is like no other, passing Boab trees (including the famous Prison Tree) and vast savannah woodlands interspersed with giant and unusual termite mounds.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping, Windjana Campground (or similar)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Today we have a full day to explore the Windjana National Park. We will take an easy stroll into Windjana Gorge where we can see the original Great Barrier Reef. There are always plenty of fresh water crocs to see here but no swimming. After lunch back at camp we will drive to Tunnel Creek ( Dimalurru). Here we will venture into the tunnel and wade through the water to the other side.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping, Windjana Campground (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We head through the Napier Range visiting Bell Creek Gorge with its many rock pools, rapids and a waterfall. This is a spectacular spot for a swim and one of the most photographed waterholes in the Kimberley.



After a good amount of time exploring, we will drive on to our next campsite at Mt Barnett Station on the banks of the Manning Creek.


Accommodation: Comfortable camping, Manning Gorge Campground (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving early from our campsite, we follow an open, beautiful walk trail to Manning Gorge and Falls. Swim, relax and soak in the atmosphere while you enjoy morning tea, carried in by your guides.

We will head back to the campsite for lunch. For those looking for a relaxed afternoon, it is time to read a book under a boab tree and perhaps another swim in the creek nearby to the camp.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping - Manning Gorge Campground (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we travel back along the Gibb river road to Birdwood Downs to experience a real station stay. This is mainly a driving day but we will stop at Galvin's Gorge along the way for a short walk and a swim.


Once we reach Birdwood downs we will settle into our huts and enjoy a proper station dinner under the stars, and if we're lucky, relaxing around the campfire.

Accommodation: Birdwood Downs, Derby (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will have time to enjoy some of the sights around Derby before starting our drive back to Broome.

We will complete our time on country with a cultural experience in the afternoon.


The guides will drop you back in Broome at around 5:30pm. We recommend booking a night in Broome and taking advantage of the many restaurants for your dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

This tour includes

Meals

  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

  • Transport around Kimberley in our 4WD coach

Accommodation

  • Semi-permanent tented camp (shared facilities) (4 nights), Other (1 night)

Included activities

  • Professional guiding and support each day by 2 guides (on all tours with 4+ guests)

  • Emergency support: guides carry satellite phones and a full first aid kit

  • 4 nights comfortable camping and 1 night in a Savannah hut

  • Excellent Itinerary and Planning

  • All park entry fees

Dates & Availability

$2,160 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $100 (subject to availability).

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$2,160 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $100 (subject to availability).

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Important Notes

  • This is a camping tour with lots of comfort. (As we like to say it’s a camping tour for non campers!) Each person will have the use of their own tent and a comfy camping bed. Even if you are travelling with a friend or a significant other you will have access to your own tent or you are more than welcome to share. You will need to bring a pillow and sleeping bag or you can hire a sleeping bag from us for $35 (to cover dry cleaning at the end of the tour).
  • Start & End Times: This tour starts and ends in Broome. Your guides will collect you the morning at 7:30am. We will be back in Broome on Day 7 in the late afternoon after our First Nations experience.
  • First Day Info: The first day is a travel day out to Windjana Gorge. Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be visiting a few places along the way.
  • Fitness: Most of the walks are into and out of gorges which will involve crossing through water and climbing over rocks. The walks are short and most of the longer ones allow you to go as far as you like before you turn back. While we take it slow, travellers are encouraged to make sure they have a good level of fitness and mobility coming into the tour.
  • Weather:Daytime temperatures can get quite hot, and as many of the walks are exposed to the elements, it’s essential to come prepared with suitable clothing, sun protection, and ample hydration. The evenings may require the comfort of warm layers.
  • Big travel distances: The beauty of the Kimberley is that you can travel for long distances without seeing anyone but it also means it will take time to get to each spot. Sit back and enjoy the ride, we’ve crafted our itinerary so that you will be out exploring as much as you can.
  • Meals: All meals are provided as specified in the itinerary.
  • In the event of unforeseeable circumstances that require a modification to the itinerary or accommodation, we will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative.

FAQs

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Kimberley Tour FAQs

How hard are the walks on this tour?

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.

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I have never put up a tent before. Is it hard? Will you help?

Modern tents are very quick and easy to erect. We all pitch in and help each other and generally each tent is up within 10 minutes.

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Do I have to share a tent?

No. We have a three person tent for each person. The tents are large enough for most people to stand fully erect and there is room enough to put a stretcher bed (which we provide) as well as all of your gear. If you are travelling as a couple, they tents are still big enough for two.

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What will the weather be like?

April – August is the best time to visit the Kimberley. There is lots of water in the swimming holes and waterfalls and the chance of getting rain is much reduced. During wet season all the parks in the Kimberley close and then reopen again once the waters reside in late March/early April. The days will be warm and evenings mild. However it can get very cold in the Bungle Bungles at night so make sure you pack your thermals! There is lots of refreshing swims on this tour, so it is not hard to cool off.

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Why do we camp on the Kimberley tour? Don’t all of your other tours stay in accommodation?

If we could stay in accommodation we would, however it would mean a lot of driving. The Kimberley is an enormous place and if you don’t want to spend your whole tour in the bus, it means you have to camp.

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  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
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