Kimberley Walking Tour


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    An in-depth exploration of the Kimberley region

    Take 13 fun filled days to explore the best that the Kimberley region has to offer. From the Gibb River Road gorges, El Questro Wilderness Park to the Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles) – you will see an abundant array of wildlife, stunning views and historic sites. You will travel for the entire trip in air-conditioned comfort in a well-appointed 4WD coach, and enjoy fully guided walks along the way.

    Spend a little time each day to walk, swim, relax, and soak up the surrounding beauty – all the while journeying into the untouched unparalleled beauty that is the Kimberley.

    Highlights

    • Enjoy 13 days of short walks through spectacular scenery
    • Watch the spectacular sunset at Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)
    • A unique one-way itinerary that allows maximum time for experiencing the region by minimising driving
    • Abundant opportunities to relax, swim and unwind
    • Be transported back in time at significant indigenous sites
    • Take in the views with an optional cruise or helicopter flight
    • Choose to begin your trip in Kununurra or Broome

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Broome to Windjana Gorge
    We start our tour in the historic pearling town of Broome this morning and head for Windjana Gorge passing Boab Trees (including the famous Prison Tree) and the savannah plains. After setting up our camp we will start to explore the area with a visit to Tunnel Creek where we spend time walking through the 750m long cave system. Tunnel Creek is a significant historical site for the local Bunaba people. (L, D)

    Day 2 Windjana Gorge
    Today we explore Windjana Gorge including a 7km return walk. The high walls of this gorge were once part of an ancient Devonian reef that once surrounded the Kimberley. With its varied bird life, interesting reef walls and its many freshwater crocodiles, Windjana will keep us enthralled for hours. (B, L, D)

    Day 3 Windjana Gorge to Silent Grove
    An early morning walk into the gorge before leaving Windjana. We head through the Napier Range to our campsite at Silent Grove. We will spend time this afternoon visiting Bell Creek Gorge with its many rock pools, rapids and waterfalls. This is a spectacular spot for a swim. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 Silent Grove to Manning Gorge area
    Back onto the Gibb River Road, heading for Manning Gorge, we will visit the lovely Galvans Gorge on the way. Arriving at our Manning River campsite there will be plenty of time for a swim in this magnificent oasis or to explore the area before dinner and another peaceful night under the stars. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 Manning Creek area
    Today is spent exploring this extensive gorge. There is a great walk to the Manning Falls, with beautiful scenery, that we will undertake in the morning. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to swim. (B, L, D)

    Day 6 Manning Creek to El Questro Station
    We continue up the Gibb River Road. Our drive will see us cross the Durack River and pass the site of the old Durack River Homestead – destroyed by flood in 2002. The road is often quite corrugated. The spectacular scenery includes the Pentecost River Lookout, which overlooks the river flood plain. (B, L)

    Days 7-8 El Questro Station
    During these two days there will be plenty of walking options that we will undertake here. These include Amalia Gorge, Emma Gorge, Telegraph Hill & El Questro Gorge walks plus there is an optional cruise on Chamberlain Gorge if anyone wants an easy afternoon. (B, L, D)

    Day 9 El Questro to Kununurra
    An early morning departure as we head for Kununurra. Today’s drive will take us via Wyndham where we will visit the old port and take in the spectacular views from the Five Rivers lookout. We will also spend time visiting Parry’s Lagoon which is a great spot to experience masses of waterbirds and possibly sight a saltwater crocodile or two. On arriving in Kununurra there will be time this afternoon to catch up on washing, postcards or just to relax. The crew will be organising the fresh food requirements for the next section of the trip. Dinner is not included tonight to give you the opportunity to taste some of the local delights. (B, L)

    Day 10 Kununurra to the Bungle Bungles
    This morning we leave Kununurra and head for Purnululu National Park – one of only three natural World Heritage sites in WA. The 53 kilometre road into the park is our reintroduction to outback tracks with creek crossings, wash aways and rough slow sections. After setting up camp we will head out to watch the sun set against the red rock of the Bungle Range. (B, L, D)

    Days 11-12 Bungle Bungles
    We spend the next two days exploring the natural wonders 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. (B, L, D)

    Day 13 Bungle Bungles to Kununurra
    This morning we leave Purnululu and make the return journey to Kununurra. This wonderful outback experience will end on our arrival back in town where you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation. (B, L)

    Inclusions

    • 12 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 10 dinners
    • 13 morning teas and 10 pre-dinner nibbles
    • 11 nights accommodation at campsites, 1 night in twin share cabin accommodation
    • Transport in air-conditioned 4WD tour coach
    • 2 professional wilderness guides
    • All group camping equipment
    • All park entry fees
    • Emergency support satellite phones and first aid kit

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