Summary

Broome to Darwin 4WD tour | by Adventure Tours

Broome to Darwin 4WD tour | by Adventure Tours

Broome, WA

Experience the wild and rugged beauty of Australia’s Red Centre on this 4WD journey through the Kimberleys. Explore the narrow rock passages winding through the Bungle Bungles, spot crocodiles sunning on the banks of Windjana Gorge and discover the gorgeous swimming holes of El Questro and Katherine, you really can’t go past this 4WD Darwin to Broome adventure.

Inclusions

  • 9 nights / 10 days tour
  • 9 nights swag camping
  • Meals and activities as per itinerary
  • Private vehicle and guide.

Travel Validity

Valid for Departures

  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 14 May 2022
  • 28 May 2022
  • 11 Jun 2022
  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 09 Jul 2022
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • 06 Aug 2022
  • 20 Aug 2022
  • 03 Sep 2022

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1: Broome - Tunnel Creek National Park

Welcome to Broome, an easy-going tourist town with a pretty striking strip of coastline. We set off into the West Australian wilds pretty early today, so consider arriving a day or two early if you fancy getting to know Broome better. After a bit of highway driving, we reach the Fitzroy River, then it’s all off-road to the Napier Range. The main attraction here is a guided walk through Tunnel Creek, a vast cave system that extends 750 metres underground.

Special Information: The total driving time today is about 5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately three kilometres, including walking through water in Tunnel Creek.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
  • Meals: lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Tunnel Creek Exploration Walk
Day 2: Windjana Gorge to Mt. Barnett

Today we head to Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. During the wet season a river flows all the way through it, but during the dry it’s really more a series of ponds and billabongs. Set out on a bit of an explore, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. Bell Gorge (if open) is home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. We enjoy an afternoon swim in the large plunge pool before making our way to camp along the Gibb River Road.

Special Information: The total driving time today is around 4.5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately four to six kilometres including walking through water in Tunnel Creek.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge
Day 3: Manning Gorge (Mt. Barnett)

We spend the morning exploring Manning gorge and enjoy a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. After stretching your legs on the hike in you will be rewarded with a swim in a large rock pool at the base of Manning Falls. Spend the afternoon exploring Galvins gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire.

Special Information: The total driving time today is around 1 hour. The total walking distance is approximately six to eight kilometres.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Galvans Gorge and Manning Gorge
Day 4: Gibb River Road to El Questro

Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. Pass through remote and extraordinary country as you travel through this historic part of Australia. Cross the Pentecost River to reach the famous El Questro Station, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars.

Special Information: The total driving time today is around 6 hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Gibb River Road
Day 5: El Questro Station

Wake up with the knowledge of not having to pack up camp before spending the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station. Enjoy a relaxing swim at Zebedee Springs before tackling the hike into either Emma Gore or El Questro Gorge where you will be rewarded with a stunning waterfall and a swim. Tonight enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite, where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned drink at the station bar with your travel mates.

Special Information: The total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to 6 kilometres.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Emma Gorge and Zebedee Springs
Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)

Say goodbye to El Questro and hello Bungle Bungles. Today we drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges into Purnululu National Park. This park is the home-ground of the Bungle Bungles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dominated by massive sandstone karsts that rear hundreds of metres above the surrounding grasslands. We arrive at our bush camp in time to sit back and watch the sunset over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you might want to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag.

Special Information: The total driving time today is approximately 5 hours. The total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities – no showers) 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 7: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)

After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities. Explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience another perspective of the Bungles in a helicopter flight (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head to your overnight camp. 

Special Information: The total driving time today is around 1 hour. The total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities) 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) and Echidna Chasm Walk
Day 8: Lake Argyle

This morning you will once again experience some serious 4WD action as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles. Take some time to have a look around the picturesque town of Kununurra. In the late afternoon, travel down beside the Ord River to make camp at Lake Argyle. You have the choice of relaxing in the famous infinity pool overlooking the magnificent Lake Argyle or appreciating it from the water by choosing to do a cruise (own expense). This vast body of water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest manmade lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour!

Special Information: The total driving time today is around 5.5 hours. Total walking distance is one kilometre.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Lake Argyle
Day 9: Lake Argyle to the Katherine region

Not long after breakfast say goodbye to WA as from here we cross the state border into the Northern Territory. The day is spent enjoying the last views of the Boabs you have fallen in love with as we make our way towards our last camp for the night just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region.


Special Information: The total driving time today is around 7 hours. Total walking distance is around one kilometre.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) 
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 10: Darwin

On the final day of the trip, stop at either the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge for the trip into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. Please book any onward travel the following day.


Special Information: The total driving today is around 4.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Camping (with facilities) 
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch
  • Activities: Katherine Gorge or Edith Falls
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.  
Terms and Conditions
  • Trip commences in Broome at 7am and finishes in Darwin at 6pm
  • Strict maximum luggage weight of 15kg packed in soft bag
  • Accommodation for this trip is swag camping, including bedrolls
  • This trip requires a sleeping bag
  • Blackout dates apply and shown in calendar
  • Booking changes are allowed free of charge before final balance due date, additional rates may apply on new dates
  • Final balance is due 2 months before departure.