5 Day Bungle Bungles & Return to Broome

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Short of time and want the best value Bungle Bungles trip in the Kimberley? Check out one of the world�s most unique landscapes at the famous Bungle Bungles. Explore the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge, searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker. Venture into Tunnel Creek to discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife and swim in an idyllic waterhole and don�t miss a cruise on the waters of Geikie Gorge before returning to Broome.

5 Day Bungle Bungles & Return to Broome
From$1695 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Windjana Gorge
  • Tunnel Creek
  • Bungle Bungles
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • China Wall
  • Mimbi Caves
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise

Tour Info

Code KE-5DBB
Style
  • Camping
Duration 5 Days
Price From $1695
Departures

Every Tuesday (Apr-Oct)

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Broome @ 07.30 am
Finish Broome @ 18.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

We ease into our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Visit the Old Fitzroy Crossing and colourful Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge that nature carved between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. That evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and enjoy our famous Kimberley BBQ.

Meals - (LD)

Visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek and see the remarkable China Wall enroute to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. On arrival in Purnululu, there is time to orient ourselves and settle into our Safari Camp. After a delightful bush sunset, relax with a delicious meal and evening under the stars. Spend the next day exploring the highlights of this extraordinary 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. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now enjoys World Heritage status. We explore the 2km long Echidna Chasm, 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. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective.

Meals - (BLD/BLD)

We bid farewell to Purnululu and travel to the ancient realm of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia's largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. Spiritually significant, these limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before we head for Fitzroy Crossing.

Meals - (BL)

Following another night by the Fitzroy River, we head for Bunuba country - once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. In the morning we seek the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system in which we discover secret caves and a large 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. Freshen up with a swim in the idyllic waterhole at the end of the tunnel before we travel to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge, a delightful oasis in the outback. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then leads us from the picturesque Napier Ranges as we begin the return to Broome via the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree'.

Meals - (BL)

Inclusions

  • Experienced Guide
  • Meals as specified
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • 1 Hour Ranger Guided Geikie Gorge Boat Cruise
  • Bungle Bungles Safari Camp Stay (2nts)
  • Aboriginal Guided Mimbi Caves Tour

Tour Upgrades

  • Upgrade Camping Plus: Safari Cabin: with ensuite (2nts), Safari Camp (2nts)

Accommodation

Camping

  • Nights 1 & 4 Camping in the grassy grounds of the Fitzroy River Lodge involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. Stretcher beds are available for hire - $100pp, must be requested with our office prior to travel. The large central ablutions block has hot showers and flush toilets. Power points are on site for recharging batteries.
  • Nights 2 & 3 Enjoy 2 nights in a Safari Camp in Purnululu National Park. The permanent tents/cabins have twin beds while a delightful communal dining area offers the chance to relax around a campfire under the magnificent night sky.

En-suite Upgrade  

  • Nights 1 & 4 The Safari Cabins at the Fitzroy River Lodge offer a traditional Kimberley-style accommodation upgrade option for travellers looking for a little extra comfort. Similar to a regular motel room, they feature beds with pillows and linen, fans, power and private ensuite. Relax on the porch and enjoy the bush ambiance.
  • Nights 2 & 3 Enjoy 2 nights in a Safari Camp in Purnululu National Park. The permanent tents/cabins have twin beds while a delightful communal dining area offers the chance to relax around a campfire under the magnificent night sky. 

Options

  • 30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Bungle Bungles - allow approx $335 per person
  • KE-5DBB3: 3 Day Bungle Bungles Adventure - join the tour for the 2 nights in the Bungle Bungles, meeting up with the group in either Halls Creek or at the entrance to the Purnululu National Park and returning to the same point. Bookable on a last minute basis only.

What to Bring

  • It is essential that you bring a torch, shoes you don't mind getting wet - and we mean fully immersed in water: ideally, wet shoes, sandals or old runners, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal water bottle.
  • You will also need to bring a sleeping bag, even if you have chosen the Camping Plus option (5DBB1) as these are necessary for the Bungle Bungles Safari Camp stay. 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $30pp - these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.
  • Other recommendations include: warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling May-Aug), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.

Notes

  • Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures: usually only a concern for tours in April/October.
  • Accommodation upgrades are subject to availability.
  • Dinner on Night 4 is not included as the Fitzroy River Lodge has a great restaurant – allow approx AUD $30pp for a meal. (Allow a little more if you want a beer or glass of wine.)
  • This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate. Refer to the Fitness rating in The Facts.
  • The Single Supplement does not include the Bungle Bungles stay; due to capacity constraints single travellers may have to twinshare with another traveller of the same gender – this is a rare occurrence.
  • It is important that you appreciate the Kimberley Wild experience and the remote, vast nature of the areas through which we travel – please ensure you read our What You Need to Know and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
  • Expect some early morning starts! It is nicer to walk in the cooler morning and travel in the vehicle during the heat of the day.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended camping tours it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.

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