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12 Day Wild Kimberley Overland - Broome to Broome

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About this tour: Enter into the wilds of the Kimberley on an off-road journey that takes in Windjana Gorge, El Questro and the Bungle Bungles

Get wild and remote in some of Australia's most untouched territory, the Kimberley. Embark on an adventure tour down the rough Gibb River Road, taking in hidden caves and indigenous history at Tunnel Creek. Discover waterfalls, palm oases and shaded rock pools in Bell, Adcock and Windjana gorges, and enter natural amphitheatres in the iconic Bungle Bungles. Get active hiking through chasms, cool off in Zebedee Springs and cruise through Geikie Gorge by boat in search of wildlife.

Drive from Darwin to Broome via Lake Argyle, Purnululu National Park and El Questro station

Tour Name: 12 Day Wild Kimberley Overland - Broome to Broome

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Tour Code:
PKOW-B (Basix)
PKOW-O (Original)

Trip Style:
PKOW-B (Basix) optional
PKOW-O (Original)

Trip Theme:
Explorer, Overland

Tour Departs From:
Default pick up: Basix and Original: Kimberley Travellers Lodge (formerly known as Last Resort, 2 Bagot St).

Tour Finishes:
Broome accommodation early evening day 14

Max People:
Min 1, Max 20

Ages:
Minimum age to travel is 8 years old

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights)
The first and final night accommodation in Broome is included at the Kimberley Travellers Inn. The room style used for both Basix and Original level passengers is twin share with shared facilities.

Tour Departs:
29 APR 2018 - 10 MAY 2018 & 16 SEP 2018 - 30 SEP 2018: Sun 11 MAY 2018 - 15 SEP 2018: Fri Sun

Accommodation:
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights)
Trip becomes 12 Day/11 Nights with pre/post accommodation included at the Kimberley Travellers Lodge (formerly known as Last Resort).
This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. Basix camping involves a combination of swags with pop-up tents, to permanent tents with basic beds. Original accommodation uses permanent tents with proper beds, and cabins with shared facilities. A sleeping bag is required for both Basix and Original style accommodation.

Price:
AUD $2995 per person (Basix)
AUD $3395 per person (Orginal)
AUD $550 per person (Orginal) Additional services - Single supplement
All prices are in Australian Dollars (includes 10% GST) based on per person
Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $35

12 Day Wild Kimberley Overland - Broome to Broome

Why we love this trip
Your pre and post accommodation in Broome is included
Tour through hidden caves at Tunnel Creek
Experience serenity at pristine Bell Gorge
Hear about outback lore at a remote cattle station
Journey down the rugged Gibb River Road
Soak in thermal pools at Zebedee Springs
Visit the curious Bungle Bungle Ranges
Swim in crystal-clear rock pools at Bell Gorge
Cruise past silvery fish in mighty Geikie Gorge
Enjoy a yarn with locals in an outback pub
Watch crocs lying in the shadows of Windjana Gorge

Is this trip right for you?
This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Broome
You can arrive any time today. An airport transfer is included if you advise us of your flight arrival. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure: Broome is one of the most interesting outback towns in Australia. From the age of the dinosaurs and the ancient stories of local indigenous people to the regions role in early global exploration and the flourishing south sea pearl industry, this cultural melting pot has many a tale to tell. In the evening, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner, while we prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.

Meals Included Dinner

Day 2: Tunnel Creek
As we travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree' before we hit the Gibb River Road. Visit the fascinating Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes and their supreme spirit being, the Wandjina. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek, with our local Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800's. Don't miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. That night we settle into our first night under the Kimberley night sky..

Included Activities Tunnel Creek National Park Tunnel Creek exploration walk Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre Boab Prison Tree

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Windjana Gorge & Bell Gorge
The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon we head off for Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years - an easy place to while away a few hours!

Included Activities Windjana Gorge Bell Gorge

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Galvans Gorge, Adcock Gorge & Mt Barnett Station
Spend day 3 swimming in paradise: further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the cool waters of water lillie-laden Galvans Gorge and stunning Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear pools, relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Overnight we camp by a billabong on Mt Barnett Cattle Station.

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Days 5-6 : El Questro Wilderness Park
Our journey up the Gibb River Road continues to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in our private campsite allows free time join one or more of the many activities on offer. We include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are amongst the many optional activities. You may choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.

Optional Activities Chamberlain Gorge Cruise - AUD68

Meals Included (BLD / BL)

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Day 7: Kununurra & Lake Argyle
Emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. There is free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (approx AU$100pp), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area. (B)

Optional Activities Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise - AUD100

Meals Included Breakfast

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Days 8-9 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles
After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying in our private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the park, allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped 'beehive' geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980's; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective. (BLD/BLD)

Included Activities Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) Echidna Chasm Walk

Optional Activities Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight - AUD375

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner / Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Bungle-Bungles

Day 10 China Wall & Fitzroy Crossing
Enroute to Fitzroy Crossing, we break the long journey with a visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall. We also enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing. (BL)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch

Day 11 Geikie Gorge
A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to the day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before we return to Broome - hopefully in time to enjoy the sunset on Cable Beach. (BLD)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Broome
As the adventure draws to an end, it is time to bid farewell to the Kimberley. If you are departing on a flight today, an airport transfer is included. Alternatively, you may have booked into one of Broome's many resorts for a little luxury following your intrepid experience in the Kimberley wilderness - there is plenty more of Broome to explore and experience! (B)

Meals Included Breakfast

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What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, shoes you don't mind getting wet, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent/net, camera and batteries or charger.

What's Included in tour:
Meals 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport 4x4
Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights)
Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights) This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. Basix camping involves a combination of swags with pop-up tents, to permanent tents with basic beds. Original accommodation uses permanent tents with proper beds, and cabins with shared facilities. A sleeping bag is required for both Basix and Original style accommodation.

Activities:
Tunnel Creek National Park Tunnel Creek exploration walk Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre Boab Prison Tree Windjana Gorge Bell Gorge Manning Falls Adcock Gorge Galvans Gorge Zebedee Springs Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) Echidna Chasm Walk Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery Fitzroy Crossing Geikie Gorge Experience


Bungle Bungles
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Important notes
1. This trip starts in Broome on day 1 with a welcome meeting in the evening. You can arrive any time. Airport pick up is available.

2. This trip finishes in Broome after breakfast on day 12. You are free to depart any time.

3. This trip is available in Basix and Original styles, see code PKOW-O for Original camping and PKOW-B for Basixl camping.

4. This trip requires a sleeping bag

Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (6 nights)
This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. Basix camping involves a combination of swags with pop-up tents, to semi-permanent tents with stretcher beds. A sleeping bag is require for Basix level. Original camping also involves several nights with pop-up tents and swags, however also use a combination or permanent tents with proper beds, and cabins, some of which have private facilities and others shared. You will also need a sleeping bag for Original style camping.

PKOW-B: Wild Kimberley Overland BASIX
PKOW-O: Wild Kimberley Overland ORIGINAL

1 Windjana Gorge
Basix Pop-up tents with swags. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Solar powered hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Pop-up tents with swags. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Solar powered hot showers and flushing toilets.

2 Mount Barnett
Basix Semi-permanent tents with stretchers. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Generator powered hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Semi-permanent tents with stretchers. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Generator powered hot showers and flushing toilets.

3 Mount Barnett
Basix Semi-permanent tents with stretchers. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Generator powered hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Semi-permanent tents with stretchers. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Generator powered hot showers and flushing toilets.

4 El Questro
Basix Semi-permanent tents with stretchers. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Permanent twin share tents with proper beds, electricity and cooling fans. Full linen and blankets provided. Hot showers and flushing toilets.


5 El Questro
Basix Semi-permanent tents with stretchers. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Permanent twin share tents with proper beds, electricity and cooling fans. Full linen and blankets provided. Hot showers and flushing toilets.


6 Lake Argyle
Basix Pop-up tents with swags. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Private cabin with ensuite.

7 Bungle Bungles
Basix Permanent tents with proper beds. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Solar powered hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Permanent tents with proper beds. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Solar powered hot showers and flushing toilets.


8 Bungle Bungles
Basix Permanent tents with proper beds. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Solar powered hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Permanent tents with proper beds. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Solar powered hot showers and flushing toilets.


9 Fitzroy Crossing
Basix Pop-up tents with swags. Sheets provided, sleeping bag required. Hot showers and flushing toilets.
Original Private cabin with shared facilities. Hot showers and flushing toilets.

Trip becomes 12 Day/11 Nights (currently 10 Days/9 Nights) with pre/post accommodation included at the Kimberley Travellers Lodge (formerly known as Last Resort, 2 Bagot St).

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

Fitness Ratings:
The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.
Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Our tours are activity and participation based:
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.

Children
Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Luggage:
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:


All Terrain Vehicles
They are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, footrests, luggage storage area and with a removal water barrel often near the front door. There are no toilets on board but ample stops and breaks along the road.
Red Centre
Rosa Isuzu 600 Mitsubishi Canter o Isuzu NPS300 BCI Cruiser Isuzu FRD500 Mitsubishi Fuso Bus
Top End/West Coast
Isuzu 600 (West Coast) Isuzu 800 (Top End) Isuzu 750 (Top End) Isuzu 550 (Top End) Isuzu 500 (Top End).
All NT trips are scheduled to run in the all-terrain vehicles. The only times in the Red Centre we would us a Rosa is as a backup option or for private charters if requested.

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The Tour Difference
Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

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