Days
15
Price from
5055AUD
Map of Kimberley Trail Darwin to Broome  including Australia

Tour Western Australia's serene coastline and rugged wilderness.

A colossal land replete with natural attractions, Western Australia's vast expanses and unique landscapes will surprise you at every turn. From the serene shorelines of Broome and Shell Beach and freshwater swimming holes of Karijini National Park to Ningaloo’s vibrant reef, this 10-day Broome to Perth adventure really does make for an unforgettable road trip. Discover the hidden grottoes and rock pools of the Pilbara, dip into the crystalline waters of Turquoise Bay and admire the world's oldest living organisms in Kalbarri before finishing up in laidback Perth. Covering an immense distance at a leisurely pace, this trip serves as the perfect getaway for those looking to unearth some of Australia's most serene delights.


Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Darwin, Australia
Destinations
Kakadu & Top End,Northern Terriory,The Kimberley,The Outback,Western Australia
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer,Overland
Code
PKTBD-O
Physical rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 6, Max 20

Itinerary

You can arrive in Broome at any time today. Spend the afternoon exploring Broome at your leisure: Broome is one of the most interesting outback towns in Australia. From the age of the dinosaurs and the ancient stories of local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to the region’s role in early global exploration and the flourishing south sea pearl industry, this cultural melting pot has many a tale to tell. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:30pm. Please look for a notice in reception. Afterwards, have dinner with your group and a drink before we set off tomorrow.
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Departing Broome at 7:00am, travel through the remote and beautiful landscape, as the guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’. Before long we hit the Gibb River Road, and travel towards the Napier Range. Once a Devonian reef, these mountains are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and traditional bush tucker. After a picnic lunch, the afternoon is spent exploring Tunnel Creek with our local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Bunuba guide, who will share ancient rock art and reveal the legend of his ancestor, Jandamarra, an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we also discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. Return to Windjana Gorge that evening to camp.
Included Activities
  • Boab Prison Tree
  • Fitzroy Crossing
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The day is devoted to exploring Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years – an easy place torelax for a few hours!
Included Activities
  • Bell Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
En route to the Mt Elizabeth Station Homestead, discover lily-laden Galvans Gorge, and the tranquil retreat of Adcock Gorge, pausing for a refreshing swim. Once arriving at Mt Elizabeth homestead, which has been family operated since 1945 and in recent years has established tourism facilities for all to experience, you will be able to take in the natural beauty and isolation of the property. With creeks, gorges and diverse vegetation, you will be sure to enjoy the view and spend the day well relaxed. Take the opportunity to photograph the scenery, pick a nice spot to drop your fishing line or simply take a dip in the refreshing water.
Included Activities
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Adcock Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Your two day diversion to the majestic Mitchell Plateau is a highlight of the trip. Take on real 4WD country as we travel the rugged Kalumburu Road then turn off onto the Mitchell Plateau Track. After crossing rivers and passing through ancient Livistonia palm forests, we emerge from the savannah and onto the Mitchell Plateau. With two nights camping in the National Park, we trek to Little and Big Merten Falls, take a dip in pristine plunge pools, enjoy a short scenic helicopter flight and view Bradshaw rock art.
Included Activities
  • Merten falls
  • Mitchell Falls helicopter flight
  • Bradshaw Rock Art
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Drysdale River Station is an oasis in the outback. This million acre, family owned and operated cattle station, runs approximately 10,000 head of cattle and lies in the North Kimberley on the Gibb River Road. Hanging out in the true blue Australian outback means you have all the magical scenery and feeling of isolation you could ask for. On arrival you may wish to explore the nearby surroundings or sit back and enjoy a delicious dinner and beverage in the beer garden, warm yourself around the log fire in the cool night air and camp riverside at Miners Pool.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
We continue our journey up the Gibb River Road to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights here allows join one or more of the many activities on offer. This could include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs, a trek into El Questro Gorge, Emma Gorge or a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge (own expense). Or simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.
Included Activities
  • Zebedee Springs
  • Emma Gorge
Optional Activities
  • Chamberlain Gorge Cruise – AUD68
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (1)
Head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights camping in the heart of the National Park allows a full day to explore 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; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), 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.
Included Activities
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
Optional Activities
  • Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight – AUD375
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Returning north we pause in Kununurra en route to the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. Visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area. A sunset cruise on the lake is a stunning way to end the day.
Included Activities
  • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise
  • Durack Homestead Museum
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Continue east along the Victoria Highway and cross the border into the Northern Territory as we travel to the outback town of Katherine, home to the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
A morning cruise through Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge is a great start to our last day. Nitmiluk Gorge is an inspiring natural wonder comprising 13 different gorges, carved over a millennia by the Katherine River. On the Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise, we explore two of these gorges, and discover the customs of the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people. After the cruise, enjoy a dip in Edith Falls then travel into Darwin, arriving at approx 5.00pm.
Included Activities
  • Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
You are free to depart Darwin at any time today. If you have more time we recommend you join another adventure into Litchfield National Park or Kakadu National Park – or both!
Meals Included

There are no meals included on this day.

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Broome with an arrival day and finishes in Darwin. Onward travel can be booked at any time.
2. This trip requires a sleeping bag
3. Trip also runs in reverse, please trip see code PKTDB-O
4. An upgrade to a room with ensuite bathroom in Broome is available upon request. Please speak to your booking agent if you are interested.
5. An upgrade to a room with ensuite bathroom in Broome is available upon request. Please speak to your booking agent if you are interested.

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