15 Day Kimberley Complete Deluxe Safari

15 Day Kimberley Complete Deluxe Safari

This in-depth tour of Kimberley allows you to participate in some more extreme hiking opportunities, covering the region's hidden highlights and secluded secrets, thereby immersing yourself deeper into the experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the ancient Boab Prison Tree
  • Journey along the Gibb River Road and Kalumburu Road
  • Wade through Tunnel Creek
  • Discover the beauty of the Windjana, Bell, Manning and Emma Gorges
  • Visit Wyndham and Parry’s Lagoon
  • Explore ancient Geikie Gorge

Tour Info

Code KW-GKAC15
Style
  • Deluxe Safari
Duration 15 Days
Price From $8795
Departures

Selected Days

This tour is a seasonal tour operated only during the months from April to September.

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Broome @ Evening
Finish Broome @ 10.00 am
Travel Insurance Required

Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore this fascinating place. Broome suffered numerous attacks by the Japanese during World War II, and there are a number of remarkable and poignant sites to visit in this historic pearl diving town. Make your way to the Sunset Bar and Grill at your resort to see one of Australia's best sunsets. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure before your fascinating journey into the Kimberley commences.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Your day starts with a visit to the fascinating Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be more than 1,500 years old and measuring an incredible 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was once used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they were walked to Derby. Today, the hollow tree is a registered Aboriginal site of great cultural significance. Continue your journey along the Gibb River Road, a remote 660-kilometre outback highway stretching between Broome and Kununurra. The Gibb traverses the wild heart of the Kimberley, passing spectacular landscapes of intensely coloured ranges, dramatic gorges, deep rock pools and spectacular waterfalls. Turn off the Gibb River Road to the extraordinary Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. With torch in hand, wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to the sight of a tranquil and stunning oasis. Continue to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above white sands. Admire the ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and scour the banks for a glimpse of the freshwater crocodiles that laze on the shores of the Lennard River. Arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

(Difficulty: Hard, Distance: 7-9km, Duration: 6 Hours).

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Today's walk takes you to the three separate sections of the famous Bell Gorge. Set in the King Leopold Range National Park off the Gibb River Road, it covers more than 900,000 acres and featuring seven rugged ranges. Bell Gorge is the most spectacular of its gorges. The first section of the walk is approximately 2 kilometres from the car park to the top of the falls. It leads you down an uneven path and through a creek bed with river rocks. The second section of the walk leads you over the river and down the far wall of the gorge. Here, there are times when you will need to clamber down boulders, along with rock hopping. The third section of the walk contains some walking through long spinifex grass, that leads you to the lookout at the furthest point of the gorge. It is a breathtaking view of a beautiful waterfall and the river cutting through the ranges. Enjoy dinner back at your lodge this evening.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

(Difficulty: Hard, Distance: 8-9km, Duration: 4 Hours).

After breakfast, bid farewell to your wilderness lodge as you travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to discover some of the region's most secluded gorges. At Manning Gorge, commence with a river crossing where you can choose to swim through the crystal clear waters, or choose to go across in the boat with the manual pulley system. It is a long walk that is often rather flat and easy traversing in certain areas, although it does become rocky, uneven and uphill towards the end. What awaits at the conclusion is one of the most powerful gorges and waterfalls of the Kimberley that can span up to 50 metres wide in full flow. Enjoy lunch here beforea swim, or even explore the gorge to find some of the Indigenous rock art. Turn offthe Gibb River Road and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Later, arrive at Drysdale River Station and enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property, including a delicious dinner.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Travel up the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Ascending the Mitchell Plateau, explore the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art galleries. The Kimberley's rock art is arguably some of the world's oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. Swim in the clear waters of the King Edward River. For the next two nights, stay at our Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge located at the top of the plateau, which is perfect for wildlife watchers. The Wunambal people welcome visitors to Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau). Situated close to Mitchell Falls, this lodge is the ideal base for exploring some of the Kimberley's most unforgettable attractions. Your accommodation is perfectly positioned beside the Pandanus palm-fringed Camp Creek, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. In addition, enjoy the facilities of the lodge's new Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its magnificent waterfalls and Indigenous art. When available, local Aboriginal guides will join the adventure, imparting their knowledge of the area and sharing their cultural beliefs. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen Aboriginal art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at Mitchell Falls. With superb scenery and rich culture, you can swim in the pools above the falls and spot the region's abundant wildlife. We have also included a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to the vehicle (or, if you prefer, hike back with your guide). Longer helicopter flights over this captivating and remote coastline are available at additional expense. Then, it's time to return to your wilderness lodge to relax, knowing you have just experienced a day most people can only dream of. Perhaps spend some time in front of the camp fire recounting today's tales.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the mighty Durack River before arriving at Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Discover the spellbinding scenery that captivated audiences in Baz Luhrmann's movie 'Australia', including the imposing yet strikingly beautiful backdrop of the majestic Cockburn Range. Australia's Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) purchased Home Valley Station on behalf of the Balanggarra people (Home Valley Station) and the Nyaliga people (Karunjie and Durack River Stations) of the East Kimberley, who are the traditional owners. Here you'll enjoy an overnight stay in this inspirational setting.

Stay: Home Valley Station

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

(Difficulty: Medium-Hard, Distance: 6-7km, Duration: 6 Hours).

Cross the Pentecost River into El Questro Wilderness Park, covering a staggering one million acres. Explore the majesty of El Questro Gorge. Walk along a narrow spring-fed creek, 1.3 kilometres through fern-dressed escarpments while rock hopping to a small swimming hole and unwind in the rainforest environment. If conditions are permitting, there is a further two kilometres to the end of the gorge walk through more adventurous terrain. The extended section will take approximately two hours. Depending on seasonal water-flows and local conditions, the walk may change to the stunning Amalia Gorge. Tonight, absorb the serene surroundings before indulging in a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers.

Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Continue to explore the remarkable El Questro Wilderness Park. Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and take a refreshing dip in its large waterhole set at the base of a towering 65-metre cliff, graced by a droplet waterfall. Afterwards, head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch at an iconic outback pub before visiting Parry's Lagoon, a birdwatcher's paradise. Later, arrive in the township of Kununurra for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Travel to the majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Join a spectacular wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From modern shaded vessels, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord Riverat two locations to create an area rich in wildlife, flora and undeniable beauty. Enjoy a mesmerising sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra. This evening, spend your time at leisure, and perhaps explore the township of Kununurra or relax at your hotel.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

Depart Depart Kununurra and journey to Purnululu National Park, one of Australia's most stunning natural landscapes. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Range, ascending to 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park. Enjoy a delicious dinner and share your adventures around the camp fire with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

(Difficulty: Medium, Distance: 7-9km, Duration: 6 Hours).

Set off today to explore one of the most spellbinding places on earth. Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the high walls of the Bungle Bungle domes. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as you walk towards the entrance of Picaninny Gorge and return via the Picaninny Creek lookout. This is sure to be one of the most outstanding days in your hiking trip. This evening, enjoy sunset drinks as the sun goes down on the Bungle Bungle massif.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Head to Halls Creek and admire the unusual 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. Continue on towards Fitzroy Crossing, a small settlement situated on the Fitzroy River, where you will spend the night to relax at Fitzroy River Lodge.

Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time - an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise before heading back to Broome. Return to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before your Farewell Dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill. Recount the amazing stories of the days just gone by and celebrate your milestone achievements with your newfound friends.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Discover the delights of Cable Beach Resort & Spa as you enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach, enjoy a free art and history tour, or take an early morning Yoga session. Later, be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

 

Dining

  • Includes 38 meals - enjoy 14 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 12 Dinners 

Notes

  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • Additional Information Activity Level: Active – contains some longer, more challenging walks
  • This tour includes some more challenging walks
  • Weather events may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking

Included Experiences

  • Sightseeing, park and excursion fees
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Small group – maximum 20 travellers
  • The expert services of the Kimberley’s best Driver-Guide
  • Additional guides on selected walks
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD
  • Included challenge walks with expert guides to some of the world’s most dramatic scenery at Bell Gorge Lookout. Manning Gorge Waterfall, El Questro Gorge and Piccaninny Gorge

Activity Level

  • A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over rugged terrain with uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces. Some of the walks you will encounter can range up to ten kilometres over uneven and often rocky surfaces and include rock hopping and clambering over large boulders up to one metre high.  The walks will be conducted at a faster pace and can be in more trying conditions.  It is a specific requirement that you are fit and able to participate on this tour. It is a much more physically demanding adventure than any of our other tours and it is advised that you are a regular bush walker. We would also highly recommend bringing gators with you on this tour due to the long grass you will need to walk through at times. Please enquire about our Health and Fitness Mobility checklist at the time of booking