Kimberley Walking Tours

Walk, swim, relax & soak up the beauty on this guided Kimberley walking tour. So many extraordinary places. – 13 Days ex Broome or Kununurra, moderate terrain, 85km

If you've always wanted to visit the Kimberley WA, and if you're interested in walking and swimming, rather than sitting on buses all day, this Kimberley tour is for you. Our Kimberley WA walking tours will have you exploring the gorges, swimming holes, waterfalls and vistas of this magnificent landscape.

We've designed an itinerary which, over 13 days, gives you the best of the Kimberley WA including the Gibb River Road gorges, El Questro Wilderness Park and Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles) - without rushing. Travel in air-conditioned comfort in our custom-built 4WD coach, and enjoy wonderful guided day walks along the way.

Take your time to walk, swim, relax, and soak up the surrounding beauty each day - while still seeing so many extraordinary places.

This is a one of our comfortable camping tours but before you think camping is not for you, click here to check out our camping experience for non campers.

*Ord Valley Muster is on in Kununurra from 13 - 22 May 2022. All departures that fall during this period will be $4,079pp twin share ($360 single supplement) due to an accommodation price increase for the two nights guests stay at cabins in Kununurra mid tour.  

Why Choose our Kimberley WA walking tours: walking, camping and 4wd

  • 13 days - experiencing the best of the Kimberley, including the Gibb River Road, El Questro and Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles)
  • Jump on our air conditioned 4wd bus with plenty of day walks and swims along the way
  • Easy/moderate walks between 1 and 10 km
  • Comfortable camping - spacious tents (one per person), camp beds, mattresses, toilets & showers and 2 nights in accommodation in Kununurra half way through the tour.
  • 2 professional guides
  • Small group size
  • $3,999pp ex Broome

Our Kimberley WA Walking tours have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15 guests.

From $3,999.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $200.00)
Tour Length:
13 Days, Ex Broome. $3,999pp
Distance walked:
Shortest walk is 1 km, longest is about 12 km
Easy to Moderate - many walks are short and most of the longer ones allow you to go as far as you like before you turn back. Some of the surfaces can be rocky and uneven underfoot and a moderate level of fitness is recommended.; See FAQ

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Highlights of this walk

Experience the magnificent Kimberley on this 4wd tour. Walk through ancient gorges and swim in pristine waterholes, beyond where most other tours go. Enjoy social and relaxed evenings under the dazzling Kimberley stars. Complete the entire Gibb River Road and experience all of it’s best sights.

Walking Tour Itinerary

We start our Kimberley walking tours in the historic pearling town of Broome. The tour includes all the spectacular gorges along the Gibb River Road as well as Purnululu (the Bungles). We will explore the gorges at a leisurely pace and take advantage of the many idyllic swimming holes. We spend two full days each in El Questro Station and Purnululu (the Bungles) walking, exploring and relaxing. The tour finishes back in Broome where you can put your feet up for a few days, explore more of the Kimberley or fly back home.
N/B The itinerary may vary according to conditions and advice.
Day 1 Broome to Windjana Gorge

Day 1 Broome to Windjana Gorge

Travel Day

We 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.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping, Windjana Gorge Campsite

Meals: LD

Day 2 Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

Day 2 Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek


Today we explore the length of  Windjana Gorge with a 7km 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 us enthralled for hours. In the afternoon we 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: Comfortable camping, Windjana Gorge Campsite

Meals: B,L,D

Day 3 Windjana Gorge to Mt Barnett Station

Day 3 Windjana Gorge to Mt Barnett Station

Short walk and swim

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

Meals: B,L,D

Day 4  Manning Creek and surrounds

Day 4 Manning Creek and surrounds

Moderate walk

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.

For those looking to explore, there are a few gorges within striking distance, so we can take a drive out to explore one of them.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping – Manning Gorge Campground

Meals: B,L,D

Day 5 Manning Creek to El Questro

Day 5 Manning Creek to El Questro

Travel Day

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. We’ll cross the Durack River and pass the site of the old Durack River Homestead, destroyed by flood in 2002.

Dinner is not included tonight so you can enjoy the restaurant at El Questro.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping, El Questro

Meals: B,L

Day 6 El Questro Station

Day 6 El Questro Station

Moderate gorge walking and swimming

During these two days there are plenty of walking and swimming options that we can undertake at El Questro. These include Amalia Gorge, Emma Gorge & El Questro Gorge walks. Plus, we’ll enjoy a luxuriant soak in Zebedee Thermal Springs. There is an optional cruise on Chamberlain Gorge if anyone wants an easy afternoon.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping, El Questro

Meals: B,L,D

Days 7 El Questro Station

Days 7 El Questro Station

Moderate gorge walking and swimming

Another full day to explore the beautiful El Questro area.

Accommodation: Comfortable camping, El Questro

Meals: B,L,D

Day 8 El Questro to Kununurra

Day 8 El Questro to Kununurra

Travel Day

This morning we 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 organising 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: The Cambridge, Kununurra

Meals: BL

Day 9 Kununurra and Lake Argyle

Day 9 Kununurra and Lake Argyle

Mirima National Park and visit to Lake Argyle

It won’t take long for us to have a look around the town, however Mirima National Park which is known locally as the “mini Bungles” is well worth a visit.

In the afternoon we will head to Lake Argyle for a look around. For those who would like, there is the option to take a boat trip up the Ord River, which ends at Lake Argyle.

Lunch and Dinner are not included in today’s itinerary.

Accommodation: The Cambridge, Kununurra

Meals: B

Day 10 Kununurra to Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)

Day 10 Kununurra to Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)

Travel Day

This morning we 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, we can 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: Comfortable Camping, Purnululu National Park Campsite

Meals: B,L,D

Day 11 Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)

Day 11 Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)

Short to Moderate Walk

We spend the next two days exploring the natural wonders of the park including Echidna Chasm, Mini Palms Gorge, the spectacular orange and black ‘beehive’ domes, Piccanniny Creek and Cathedral Gorge. There is time during our 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: Comfortable Camping, Purnululu National Park campsite

Meals: B,L,D

Day 12 Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) to Larrawa Station

Day 12 Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) to Larrawa Station

Short to Moderate Walk + Travel

We will spend the morning in Purnululu National Park, and then pack up and head out of the park. It is about a 5 hour drive to Larrawa Station, where we will have our final night of the tour.

Accommodation: Comfortable Camping, Larrawa Station

Meals: B,L,D

Day 13 Larrawa Station to Geikie Gorge to Broome

Day 13 Larrawa Station to Geikie Gorge to Broome

Short walk and travel day

We will break camp after breakfast and then drive the 2 hours through to Geikie Gorge, where we can do a short walk, and have morning tea.

We will stop briefly in Fitzroy Crossing for lunch and a visit to the visitor’s centre before we make our way back to Broome for an approximately 5pm finish where the tour ends.

Meals: BL

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.


We camp almost every night 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, 190cm high tents, and comfortable camping chairs.

During our time in Kununurra we will stay at The Cambridge in ensuite rooms. Single supplements are available for an additional $200.

There are toilets and showers available at each of the campsites with the exception of no showers in Purnululu NP (the Bungle Bungles). We will rig up a rudimentary shower so that you can wash off the days activities before you relax under the stars.

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). We have a limited amount of sleeping bags for hire, so please let us know early.

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. Helping around the camp will be appreciated by your guides, but there is certainly no requirement to help.

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).


You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality of the meals prepared under what are sometimes difficult conditions. Our guides prepare the meals, and we have fridges and ice chests (eskies) on board for storing fresh and frozen food.

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.

This walk includes

Camping and entrance fees

All camping and park entrance fees are included

Excellent itinerary and planning

Drawn from 22 years experience.

High quality camping equipment

We'll provide you with a spacious tent, camp bed, mattress, eating utensils and camp chair

Home made morning tea each day

Enjoy a slice of home-baked cake and a hot cuppa each morning on the track - we'll even carry the thermos for you!

Meals prepared in our camp kitchen

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.

Professional guides and experienced outback driver

Our crew will see that your experience is enjoyable, relaxing, safe and extraordinary. Leave the heavy work to us while you soak in the magic.

Transport built for outback conditions

Transport is by an air-conditioned custom built 4WD tour coach, designed for comfort in outback conditions. Regularly serviced to ensure safety and reliability. Fitted with communication and recovery gear in case of emergency.

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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About Walking Tours In General

How hard are the walks?

The difficulty of the walks ranges from tour to tour, from easy to challenging. We design all of our walking tours to be achievable for those with a moderate level of fitness. We do recommend doing some training before most tours, because physical activity is always more enjoyable if you are physically prepared. We will send you information about how to train when you book.

When on tour we find that a positive mental attitude is most important and that if you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, and not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. You can always have a day or sometimes an afternoon off to relax if you feel like it. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete a walk, give us a call on (08) 6219 5164 and we can talk you through it.

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Do I have to twin-share accommodation? Can I have my own room?

Our tour prices are based on rooms being twin share (two single beds in one room) or double (one double/queen bed in a room, shared by a couple). If you are travelling alone, we will place you in a room with someone of the same gender. If you have opted for a single supplement, this means you will have your own room but we won't always be able to guarantee your own bathroom and king/queen bed due to the types of accommodation we use for group bookings. Often we stay at 2 or 3 bedroom chalets so that we can cook and have a common area for the group to relax and mingle at the end of your days walk. If having your own bathroom is important, give us a ring and we will see if it is possible.

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Will I hold up the group if I’m a slow walker?

We find a lot of people who haven't been on a walking tour before worry about this, but it's rarely an issue. We keep a comfortable steady pace with plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery along the way. Usually the group will spread out over a couple of hundred metres as we walk.

Normal walking pace on a formed surface like a road or footpath is around 4.5 - 6 km per hour and we tend to average just over 3 km per hour on bush tracks. It's not a stroll but it's not a brisk walk either. If you feel you may be slower than this, try some longer training walks to increase your walking fitness.

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What is the average age of Inspiration Outdoors’ guests?

About 80% of our walkers are aged between 45 - 75, but we welcome all adults on our tours. We get a roughly 60/40 female to male split.

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What’s the food like? Can you cater for my dietary needs?

We serve simple, nutritious and delicious food on tour, using fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. Of course, if you like, you can indulge in some less nutritious treats as well - you're on holiday after all and the team bake some mean cakes. Breakfast, home-made morning tea, lunch, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and a two course evening meal are all included. We are happy to adapt our menu to suit many dietary needs including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets - please ask when you book.

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Are your walking tours just for “bushwalkers”?

Our walks are for anyone who enjoys walking and nature - bushwalkers or not. Our walks are conducted in safe, supportive and fun environments and you don't need specialised equipment or experience to undertake them. We give you information about what you will need to bring and how you should prepare for each tour and we're always here to answer any questions or concerns.

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Do I have to walk every day on tour?

Of course not - it's your holiday and you should do what you feel! Relax at the accommodation, come for a drive, get dropped off in town or go for a stroll of your own. On some days there is also the opportunity to walk for part of the day. This last option depends on whether there is vehicle access to the track.

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What do I have to carry when I walk?

Very little. A water bladder or bottles, a rain jacket, some personal first aid supplies and, on some days, lunch. You will probably want a camera as well. We return to accommodation each evening so there is no need to carry a large backpack.

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Beautiful walks in the daytime, relax with fellow walkers each evening

As much as this walk is a fantastic outdoor experience, it’s also a social experience, giving you a chance to enjoy the companionship and support of like-minded people. Enjoy a cuppa with a slice of home-made cake for morning tea, and fresh healthy lunches, surrounded by nature. Finish each day with a simple but tasty million star dining experience around the camp fire.

What people have said

The Kimberley is an amazing & beautiful part of Australia and this trip not only took us to some of the iconic locations but also to some gorgeous little hidden gems that many people might just drive straight past. The trip is so well organised, and the guides are really knowledgeable and fun. The food is gourmet camp cooking with flare... who would have thought that the best best roast lamb and vegies you've ever eaten would be cooked in camp oven?! Thanks everyone.

Dayle, Kimberley 2016

An Inspiration Outdoors Kimberley tour is not for everyone. You have to enjoy walking (scrambling, climbing, etc.) through magnificent scenery. You have to enjoy eating delicious and very ample meals around a campfire under the splendour of the stars before retiring to comfortable stretcher beds and tents for the night. A "luxury" or "glamping" tour it is not, but if you meet the above criteria and want to see and experience more of the Kimberley than luxury tours could offer you, then you could not do better than enjoy the relaxed, friendly and well-planned Inspiration Outdoors Kimberley tour.

Greg, Kimberley 2015


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