15 Day Kimberley - Complete Tour

15 Day Kimberley - Complete Tour

The Kimberley "Complete" is a 16 day all overland camping safari from Darwin to Broome and back to Darwin, through the heart of The Kimberley ... a remote and ruggedly spectacular adventure land, one of Australia's great wilderness areas and an increasingly popular destination for outback adventure seekers.

Tour Highlights

  • Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) National Park
  • Halls Creek
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • Durack River
  • Cockburn Range
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Kununurra
  • Fitzroy Crossing

Tour Info

Code WC-KC15
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 15 Days
Price From $4295
Departures

Selected Days

Next season Schedule 2016 will be Ready in November 2015

Vehicle Coach
Suitability 7+ Years
Start Darwin @ Morning
Finish Broome @ Evening

An early start from Darwin will have us in Katherine for lunch before travelling on to Victoria River, our first camp in typical escarpment country.

Meal - Lunch, Dinner

On past Timber Creek to visit the historic "Gregory Tree" which marks the camp of the North Australia Expedition of 1855 / 56 led by Augustus Charles Gregory. Lunch (own expense) in Kununurra while we re-fuel and re-supply. On to Wyndham and Five Rivers Lookout before travelling to Doon Doon Roadhouse to camp for the night.

Meal - Breakfast, Dinner

(Bungle Bungles) National Park

On past Warmun (Turkey Creek) and into Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) National Park. After lunch we'll walk in Echidna Chasm and see the rich red escarpment of the Bungle Bungle Massif light-up in the setting sun. Kurrajong Camp for two nights.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A full day to explore the amazing Beehive domes at Piccaninny Creek and stunning Cathedral Gorge. A helicopter flight (optional) over this spectacular area is highly recommended. Return to our Walardi camp.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On to Halls Creek this morning where we visit China Wall, a fascinating geological oddity. Lunch along the way then views out over the vast Great Sandy Desert as we drive towards our camp at Fitzroy Crossing. Dinner (own expense) tonight at Fitzroy River Lodge.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch

Visit Geikie Gorge to join a cruise (optional) up the gorge famous for its spectacular limestone sculptures. Wade through Tunnel Creek which carved the passage through the Oscar Range limestone then travel on to our camp at Windjana Gorge.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch

On to Derby this morning to visit the famous Prison Boab Tree and Derby Wharf where you can witness the second highest tidal range in the world. Now we head for Broome where we check into our Broome accommodation, our home for two nights.

Meal - Breakfast and Lunch

A day at leisure in Broome. Shopping for Broome's famous pearls, a camel ride at Cable Beach, dinner in Chinatown and a movie at the world's oldest picture theatre could be the formula for a perfect day! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at your own expense today. (Visit www.broomevisitorcentre.com.au)

On the road again we leave Broome and head for the historic beef road, the Gibb River Road stopping for lunch along the way. Now we cross the mighty King Leopold Ranges to reach our camp at Silent Grove.

Meal - Lunch, Dinner

An adventurous day of bushwalking and swimming at Bell Gorge and Galvans Gorge then on to Manning Gorge where we camp for the night.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave the Gibb River Road heading for the remote Mitchell Plateau and our camp beside the picturesque King Edward River.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive (conditions permitting) then bushwalk to Mitchell Falls for lunch and a refreshing swim. A scenic helicopter flight (optional) may also be available. Return to our King Edward River camp at the end of an adventurous day.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fascinating Aboriginal "Wanjina" and "Bradshaw" rock art this morning. Lunch and a swim at King Edward River then on to Drysdale River Station to camp for the night.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Back on the Gibb River Road we'll cross the Durack River then witness a magnificent view of the Pentecost River, foreground to the rich red buttresses of the Cockburn Range glowing in the afternoon sun. We camp at Home Valley Station where we spend our last night together. Dinner (own expense) tonight at Home Valley Station.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch

We cross the Pentecost River and pass through El Questro Station on the way to Wyndham and the stunning view from "Five Rivers Lookout", a perfect and poignant finale to our Kimberley adventure. Now the last leg to Kununurra where we bid you a very fond farewell.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch

Included

  • Meals as coded
  • Accommodated Safaris - Twin-share accommodation (sole travellers must pay the Single Supplement)
  • Camping Safaris - twin-share safari tent, self-inflating 100mm thick mattress and fitted bottom sheet.
  • Guided tours and entry fees as specified
  • National Parks and Aboriginal Site fees.

Excluded

  • Alcohol or soft drinks, tours and activities specified as "optional" in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags for camping safari (available for hire $25).
  • On Accommodated Safaris in remote areas most of the comforts and facilities of home are not available ... please do not expect them - this is the outback.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable and Casual Clothing.  It is possible to wash clothes periodically.
  • Footwear with ankle support and good grip soles 
  • Swimwear and insect repellent. 
  • Personal toiletries 
  • Medication. 
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. 
  • Towel 
  • Pillow
  • Binoculars & camera

Note

  • Includes two nights motel accommodation in Broome.
  • Some walks are considered to be “moderate to difficult” requiring a reasonable level of fitness and agility. 
  • Flight times to be confirmed. Guests are to make their own way to the airport
  • Safaris are not suitable for children under 7 years. But We have carried many children who have had exciting and enriching experiences with their parents. 
  • Early season (May/June) tends to be the most adventurous time. late season (September/October) the weather is more settled. The most popular time is June, July and August
  • A maximum weight limit of 10kg per person