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10 Day Wild Kimberley Overland - Broome to Broome

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: 10 Day Wild Kimberley Overland - Broome to Broome

Valid:
01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

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

Trip Style:
• PKOW-B (Basix) optionalPKOW-O (Original)

Trip Theme:
Explorer, Overland

Tour Departs From:
• Select Broome accommodation from 6.30am
• Default pick up: Beaches of Broome at 6:55am

Tour Finishes:
• Broome accommodation early evening day 14

Max People:
• Max 20
• Minimum age to travel is 8 years old

Tour Departs:
• MAY17: 01 08 13 15 22 27 29, JUN17: 03 05 08 10 12 17 19 24, JUL17: 01 03 06 15 17 20 22 24 29 31, AUG17: 05 07 12 14 19 21 26 28, SEP17: 02 04 09 11 16 18 25, OCT17: 02

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.

Price:
• AUD $2995 per person (Basix)
• AUD $3395 per person (Orginal)
• AUD $455 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

Wild Kimberley Overland

 

Why we love this trip
• 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.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Tunnel Creek
It's an early start this morning, as you leave Broome when the sun begins to rise. While travelling through the remote Kimberley landscape, your 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 hitting the Gibb River Road. From here, 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 your local Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It's here whwre you'll also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Don't miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. Tonight, settle into your first night under the Kimberley night sky. (L/D)

tunnel-creek

Day 2: Windjana Gorge
The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls that rise up 90 metres, spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon head off for Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberleys. This idyllic retreat, considered 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! (B/L/D)

windjana-gorge

Day 3: Mt Barnett Station
Spend today swimming in paradise. Further up the Gibb River Road, discover the cool waters of Galvans Gorge and Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls swim in deep clear pools, relax, wander down streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Tonight, camp by a billabong on Mt. Barnett Cattle Station. (B/L/D)

WA_Galvins-gorge-waterfall

Manning-Gorge

Day 4: El Questro
A morning trek into Manning Falls offers the chance to swim in deep clear pools amid a stunning natural landscape, before journeying up the Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in a private campsite here allows free time to join many activities on offer. Some included activities involve a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and a walk into Emma Gorge, while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are among the optional activities. You can also choose to explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure. (B/L/D)

Zebedee-Springs

Day 5: El Questro
Today is a free day to explore El Questro and its surrounds. This is the perfect opportunity to take part in many of the optional activities that are on offer. Perhaps head to the station's bar in the evening to enjoy a beer with the rest of the group. (B/L)

WA_elquestro-campsite

Day 6: Kununurra
Emerge from the Gibb River Road after breakfast for a few hours of 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's free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (approximately AUD 100 per person), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area. (B)

Lake-Argyle_people-boat

Day 7: 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 overnight in the new 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. (B/L/D)

Ord-river

Day 8: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Unbelievably, nobody but the local indigenous people knew of the Bungle Bungles until the early 1980s; once discovered by outsiders, the area was made a national park in 1987. Explore Echidna Chasm (2 km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3 km) into Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There's time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy an optional birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approximately AUD 365 per person) to put it all into perspective. (B/L/D)

Bungle-Bungles

Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing
En route to Fitzroy Crossing, break the long journey with a visit to the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall. You'll also enjoy lunch at Mary Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing. (B/L)

Day 10: Silent Grove)
A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to your last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before travelling to the southern end of the Dampier Peninsula. This evening, explore the Kimberley night sky in depth with Broome's own astronomer, Greg Quicke. (B/L)

 

 


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: 9 x Breakfasts, 9 x Lunches, 6 x Dinners
Transport: All-terrain vehicle - 4WD vehicle
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 and Geikie Gorge Experience


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Important notes
1. This trip starts in Broome at approximately 7:00am and finishes around 6pm on day 10. Onward travel must be booked the following day.

2. This trip requires a sleeping bag, bring your own or pre-purchase one from us for AU$35

3. This trip is available in Basix or Original style accommodation

 

 

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 that’ll 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.

Tour All Terrain Vehicles

 

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 that’ll 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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