12 Day Kimberley, Mitchell Plateau Holiday

12 Day Kimberley, Mitchell Plateau Holiday

With Western Australia's remoteness and stunning beauty, this tour will offer you a fantastic experience which only a 4WD vehicle can obtain. With amazing gorges, national parks and hiking opportunities you get a first hand view of this vast land on a Kununurra to Broome tour.


Tour Info

Code KW-GKDK
Style
  • Deluxe Safari
Duration 12 Days
Price From $6995
Departures

Jun '12 - 4, 9, 15
Jul '12 - 1, 5, 16, 25
Aug '12 - 10, 24
Sep '12 - 11, 23, 29

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Kununurra @

Kununurra

Finish Broome @

Broome


Upon arrival at Kununurra airport transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to discover Kununurra at your leisure.

Accommodation: Kununurra, Country Club Resort.

, Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm

Depart Kununurra and travel to iconic Purnululu National Park, home to the famous Bungle Bungle Range. Journey the 4-wheel drive Spring Creek Track into the heart of this World Heritage-listed national park. This afternoon, walk into Echdina Chasm along a Livistonia palm-fringed trail on a hike regarded as one of the best in Australia.

Accommodation: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge Tented Cabins

Meals: B, D

, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

This morning perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight over the national park (own expense). Enjoy a hike among the famous Bungle Bungle domes along Piccaninny Creek and into Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern rising high into the sky where you can test the natural acoustics. Before sitting down to dinner, enjoy sunset drinks overlooking the Bungle Bungle Range.

Accommodation: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge Tented Cabins

Meals: B, L, D

, El Questro

Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range this morning and begin your journey on the Gibb River Road. Travel to El Questro station, a million acre cattle station in the heart of the Kimberley frontier.

Accommodation: El Questro Station, Emma Gorge Resort. Tented cabins with private en suites.

Meals: B, L, D

, Aboriginal Art, Thermal Pools, Emma Gorge

Today discover the wonders of El Questro. Cruise Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterway fringed by tropical vegetation and rugged escarpments, with a ranger. This afternoon walk to beautiful Zebedee Springs to soak in the natural thermal pools, surrounded by lush ferns and palms. After a leisurely soak, hike to Emma Gorge and indulge in a refreshing swim over to the towering droplet waterfall.

Meals: B, D

, Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau

Departing El Questro this morning, journey the rugged Gibb River Road. Ford the Pentecost River where saltwater crocodiles inhabit the deceptively calm waters. Then ford the Durack River, named after the region's most famous pioneering family. Climb the Mitchell Plateau among a forest of Livistona Palms to arrive at our exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, beside Camp Creek and at the top of the plateau.

Accommodation: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge Tented Cabins

Meals: B, L, D

, Gwion (Bradshaw) Art, Scenic Helicopter Flight

Today we have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with a magnificent system of waterfalls and Aboriginal art. When available, local Aboriginal guides will join us for the adventure, imparting their knowledge of the area and sharing their cultural beliefs, which are closely linked to this stunning environment. Begin with a guided hike to Little Merten Falls to view rarely seen Aboriginal art. Continue on to view Gwion (Bradshaw) art and Big Merten Falls before arriving at Mitchell Falls. You can swim in the pools above the falls, learn of local history and look for the region's stunning flora and fauna. We have included a special helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls back to the vehicle (or, if you prefer, hike back with your guide). Longer scenic helicopter flights over the remote coastline are available at an additional charge.

Accommodation: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge Tented Cabins

Meals: B, L, D

, King Edward River

Today view the Kimberley's unique Gwion (Bradshaw) art at a rarely seen gallery on the banks of the upper King Edward River. After viewing a Wandjina rock art gallery enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters at King Edward River Crossing. Continue to our overnight wilderness camp on the banks of the King Edward River, an area which is the traditional home of the Ngarinyin Aboriginal people.

Accommodation: Marunbabidi Wilderness Camp or Drysdale River Station

Meals: B, L, D

, Barnett River Gorge, Galvans Gorge

We rejoin the Gibb River Road today, stopping at Barnett River Gorge for a swim. Enjoy lunch in the shade of local gum trees before travelling to Galvans Gorge where a short walk leads to a stunning waterhole. Admire the Boab trees above the waterfall and view the gorge's Aboriginal art. Later today arrive at our exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge.

Accommodation: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Meals: B, L, D

, Hiking and Swimming

Back on the Gibb River Road, we travel through Outback landscapes to Bell Gorge, where rugged cliffs surround a series of tiered waterfalls. The afternoon is yours to explore the spectacular scenery.
Take a swim below the waterfall which feeds the lower pool or go birdwatching. The energetic can choose from a number of hiking opportunities. This is the perfect place to simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. Head back to the wilderness lodge and relax before dinner.

Accommodation: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Meals: B, L, D

, Tunnel Creek National Park, Fitzroy Crossing

This morning journey to Windjana Gorge where a short walk leads in to the gorge. See ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls. Look out for freshwater crocodiles lazing on the banks of the Lennard River which runs through the gorge. At Tunnel Creek National Park wade through the 750-metre long tunnel which is carved through the Napier Range.

Accommodation: Fitzroy River Lodge

Meals: B, L, D

, Broome

Join a local guide for a cruise through the striking coloured walls of Geikie Gorge. The stunning waterway is hemmed by limestone walls which have been bleached by annual flooding. This afternoon travel along the Great Northern Highway to Broome.

Meals: B, L

Seniors Discount: $165