5 Day Bungle Bungles and Cattle Station Explorer
This 5-Day Bungle Bungles tour from Broome is an iconic outback adventure where we visit the Kimberley’s remote outback towns and explore the region’s world famous natural features. We take in guided walks of West Kimberley gorges, enjoy a wildlife focused cruise, spend a full day in the spectacular Bungle Bungles and learn about life on a working cattle station. This is a comprehensive fully guided small group tour showcasing some of the best of the Kimberley travelling in a fully equipped 4WD, enjoying delicious meals and staying in comfortable en-suited accommodation.
Day 1 Sunday : Derby, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Departing Broome this morning we’ll start our tour travel through the remote and beautiful landscape of the Western Kimberley, learning of local history, people and the environment crossing the Fitzroy River and visiting the famous Prison Boab Tree prior to beginning our journey on the remote cattle track, the Gibb River Road. We travel towards the Napier Range, once a Devonian reef these escarpments are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge and then exploring Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system carved through the Range, in which we discover stalactites, secret caves and a 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. As the sun sets we journey through the Oscar Ranges and groves of majestic Boab trees before arriving at our comfortable accommodation on the banks of the Fitzroy River.
Concludes: Fitzroy River Lodge
Day 2 Monday : Geikie Gorge Cruise, Halls Creek
After breakfast we travel via Geikie Gorge National Park where we explore the magnificent Darngku by boat. Nature carved this spectacular 30m deep gorge between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. The best way to experience the scenery and abundant wildlife of this natural wonder is to join the Geikie Gorge ranger-guided cruise. Geikie Gorge floods during the wet season, with the swirling water leaving its bleached mark on the colourful gorge walls. Though the water retreats during the dry season, permanent water remains to sustain the wide variety of Kimberley wildlife. This morning we depart Fitzroy Crossing, breaking the journey in the the gold rush town of Halls Creek where we will visit an Aboriginal Art Gallery featuring the work of local artists who we may have the opportunity to meet. Continuing we arrive at our comfortable accommodation, home for the next two nights, at the famous Mabel Downs Station. As you settle in your guide will prepare a tasty BBQ for dinner that is enjoyed as we sit around the campfire in this special outback setting.
Concludes: Bungle Bungle Station Stay
Day 3 Tuesday : Bungle Bungles Tour
An early morning start sees us tackling the 4WD Spring Creek Track. After a brief stop at the Visitor Centre we have a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary World Heritage protected Purnululu 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. This is a truly memorable day as we once again share stories around the campfire tonight.
Concludes: Bungle Bungle Station Stay
Day 4 Wednesday : Optional Bungles Helicopter Flight, China Wall
Today we have the option of an inspiring helicopter scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles (from $295.00 per person) that will surely be a highlight of your trip. While our Bungle Bungles tour is over, our Kimberley adventure continues. After departing Mabel Downs Station we visit the interesting natural feature of China Wall. A natural quartz formation that runs six kilometres along the landscape, the wall is an echo of that for which it was named – the Great Wall of China. Continuing back along Highway One we arrive in the township of Derby located on the tidal mud flats on the edge of the King Sound known for having the highest tidal range of any port in Australia
Accommodation: Derby Motel
Day 5 Thursday : Derby Tour
Today we explore the sights of Derby, including the wharf precinct and historical heart of the pioneer town and visiting the famous Prison Boab Tree. After lunch we continue our journey arriving in Broome in the late afternoon where your tour concludes.
On tour we stay in stylish, purpose built safari tents, featuring comfortable beds and ensuites. Our tours that overnight in Broome feature a minimum of 4-star accommodation.
• Fitzroy River Lodge: En-suited Safari Tent (1N)
• Bungle Bungle Station Stay: En-suited Safari Tent (2N)
• Derby: En-suited Motel Room (1N)
All meals are included in your tour price. (For tours that overnight in Broome some meals are not included).
• 4 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 4 x Dinner
• Prison Boab Tree
• Windjana Gorge
• Tunnel Creek
• Geikie Gorge Wildlife Cruise
• Bungle Bungles Tour
• Aboriginal Art Centre
• Bungle Bungles – Cathedral Gorge / Echidna Chasm
• Optional Scenic Helicopter Flight over Bungles
• Outback BBQ around the Campfire
• Small Group – 8 Guests Maximum
• Guaranteed Departure with 2 Guests
• Friendly Experienced Driver Guide
• All Meals Included
• All En-suited Accommodation
• Comfortable Air-conditioned 4WD
• Aboriginal Art Gallery Visit
• World Heritage – Bungle Bungles Tour
• Working Cattle Station Stay
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2021 - 2022 season. The 2021 - 2022 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022. The 2022 - 2023 season rates commence on the 1st April 2022.