Kimberley 12 Day Camping Tour
Kimberley, the north-west region of Western Australia is renowned for its contrasting landscape of rugged wilderness and glistening beaches. From Broome's Cable Beach to Kununurra's Lake Argyle there are so many unique sights to explore in the Kimberley. On this tour you will visit and experience locations such as Broome, Windjana Gorge, El Questro, Kununurra, Katherine, Kakadu and Darwin.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional tour director, tour Driver and private cook.
Day 1: Arrive Darwin
On arrival in Darwin you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon join a city orientation tour of Darwin. Enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and travelling companions this evening. Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Darwin.
Day 2: Kakadu National Park
This morning travel deep into Kakadu National Park. Stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre, before continuing on to Nourlangie Rock take a short walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. This afternoon join a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the amazing range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Camp: Kakadu National Park.
Day 3: Nitmiluk National Park
Travel via the gold mining town of Pine Creek to Katherine. Stop at beautiful Edith Falls where these is time for a swim, before setting up camp in Nitmiluk National Park, home to spectacular Katherine Gorge. Enjoy an afternoon cruise through spectacular Katherine Gorge, with a chance to see freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbanks and many species of birds. Camp: Nitmiluk National Park.
Day 4: Kununurra
Depart Nitmiluk National Park and head west via Timber Creek and Victoria River. Crossing the border into Western Australia, you traverse large cattle stations to the township of Kununurra. Camp: Kununurra, 2 nights.
Day 5: Lake Argyle
This morning explore Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park and admire the views from Kelly's Knob Lookout. Later, visit the historic Durack Homestead and enjoy a cruise on mighty Lake Argyle, Australia's largest man-made lake. Enjoy the majestic scenery and see a fantastic array of wildlife in this unique ecosystem.
Day 6: Emma Gorge
Depart Kununurra and travel to Emma Gorge Resort. Here take a guided walk into Emma Gorge. There is time to swim in the crystal-clear water at the base of the waterfall, before continuing along the Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park. Spanning over a million acres, El Questro Wilderness Park is home to rugged ranges, ancient gorges and pristine waterfalls. Set up camp near the Pentecost River and El Questro Station Township. Camp: El Questro Wilderness Park, 2 nights.
Day 7: El Questro Wilderness Park
Today is free for you to explore El Questro Wilderness Park. Perhaps take an optional cruise through Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole abounded by tropical vegetation. Ask your Tour Director for details on the many optional activities that are available at the El Questro Station Township today.
Day 8: Gibb River Road
Today journey through some of the harshest terrain of the Kimberley. Departing El Questro Wilderness Park, skirt the Cockburn Range then continue along the famous Gibb River Road, stopping at Manning Gorge (conditions permitting). Bush Camp: Manning Gorge.
Day 9: Kimberley Gorges
This morning cross the King Leopold Range then take a walk into beautiful Galvans Gorge. Later, inspect the unusual formation at Tunnel Creek (conditions permitting), before continuing on to spectacular Windjana Gorge. Rising abruptly from the surrounding floodplain, some parts of the walls of Windjana Gorge are up to 100 metres in height. Bush Camp: Windjana Gorge.
Day 10: Broome
Leave the famous Gibb River Road today, stopping to see the Boab Prison Tree and Myall Bore. Then head south to Derby and visit the Circular Wharf, before continuing to the historic pearling port of Broome. See the sights of Broome including Chinatown, the Japanese Cemetery, Streeters Jetty and visit Gantheaume Point for sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. This evening we watch a breathtaking sunset over famous Cable Beach. Hotel: Mercure Broome, 2 nights.
Day 11: Broome 'Free Time'
A free day for you to explore tropical Broome. Simply sit back, relax and perhaps take a refreshing swim. This afternoon you may like to take a camel ride along Cable Beach at sunset. Ask your Tour Director for details.
Day 12: Depart Broome
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Broome Airport to connect with your onward flight.
Your Trip Includes:
in modern and spacious twin share tents, 2.3m high, complete with ventilation windows & mosquito netting. You don't need any experience to assemble them – they're up and down in a minute. Established campgrounds provide all the modern facilities you require.
in the fully-decked mobile kitchen, your Private Cook prepares tasty dishes with hot breakfasts & picnic lunches and 2-course dinners daily. Camping meal times bring everyone together & it's fun to pitch in & help.
in luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz/Scania coaches with 3 dedicated crew: your Tour Director, Driver & Private Cook.
everything you need. In this kit you'll find a sleeping bag, travel utensils (plate, bowl, mug, cup, cutlery), a tea towel & a torch. They're all yours to keep after your holiday.
This tour can also be done in reverse from Broome to Darwin.
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2019 - 2020 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2019 to the 31st March 2020. The 2020 - 2021 season rates commence on the 1st April 2020.