Days
10
Price from
3495AUD
Map of 4WD Broome to Darwin Overland 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
Basix
Theme
Explorer,Overland
Code
PBD10
Physical rating
Trip rating
5 reviews
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 6, Max 20

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Experience the beautiful Kimberleys in rugged style with a local guide. Our passionate leaders love this trip as much as you will. Enjoy plenty of time to discover the untamed natural beauty of El Questro Station. Paddle around in waterfalls, hike through gorges and access remote parts of this huge park on adventurous 4WD expeditions. The red domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park form one of the most iconic Australian landscapes in existence. You’ll have a whole day to explore the gorges and valleys of the park, not to mention soak up a few fiery sunsets. Tunnell Creek has a rich First Nations and bushranger history. Walk through the underground passage with your Guide learning about the culture and traditions of the first Australians

Is this trip right for you?

  • You’ll spend most nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While it’s all a part of the adventure, facilities can be extremely basic
  • This trip requires a HIGH level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some long hikes will really get the blood pumping and involve wading through water and clambering over rocks. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Some drives along off-road tracks can be bumpy as you really get ‘amongst it’. Get to know your fellow travellers and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
  • Temperatures in Western Australia are extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.
  • We don’t recommend this trip for older passengers who are perhaps less fit or agile

Itinerary

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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek Exploration Walk
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.

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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bell Gorge
  • Windjana Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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.

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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Manning Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Gibb River Road
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Emma Gorge
  • Zebedee Springs
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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 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 sun set 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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities – no showers) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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.

Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
Optional Activities
  • Helicopter Flight – Bungle Bungles – from – AUD350
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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!

Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lake Argyle
Optional Activities
  • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise – AUD100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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.

Accommodation
  • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information

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

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.

Included Activities
  • Katherine Gorge or Edith Falls
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information

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

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Important notes

1. Tour commences in Broome on Day 1 at 7 am. Please arrive the night before.
2. Trip finishes in Darwin (Day 10) at approximately 6 pm. Onward travel should be booked for the following day.
3. This trip requires a sleeping bag.
4. Please pack lightly, a strict maximum luggage weight of 15 kg packed in a soft sided bag is required.
5. This trip has a difficulty rating 4 out of 5. Please ensure this trip is suitable for you; we also offer an Original level Kimberley trip. See code PKOW.
6. Trip runs in reverse. Please see tour code PDB10.
7. Departures:

Due to the feedback received on our Western Australian program during the 2021 season, we have committed to lifting the customer experience level for the season ahead for all of these trips departing April to October 2022. In addition to an experienced tour guide we will be providing a second staff member who will be an assistant guide. In addition to supporting the guide, the assistant can support passengers looking to enjoy alternative walks, support and preparation with catering, allowing more time to communicate and share the intimate knowledge of the region with the passengers.

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