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(PJ) 14 Day Gibb River Road, Kimberley and Bungles Camping Tour- 22 Aug 2021

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Itinerary

Day 1: (Motel) Fly to Broome and tour the Pearl
of the North West with free time in Chinatown for
lunch. Settle into our motel before heading out to
have a welcome dinner on the beach watching the
sunset over the Kimberley’s most iconic beach.

Day 2: (Tent in Nat Park) Head off to Derby
at the mouth of the Fitzroy River. The tide changes
in King Sound reach 12m, the largest in Australia.
We visit Myalls Bore and Cattle Trough, 120m long
and able to handle over 500 bullocks, then the
Prison Boab Tree believed to be over 1,500 years
old and having a girth of 14.7m. Onto the Gibb River
Road and down to Windjana Gorge. After setting up
our first nights camp take a walk through the gorge,
a stunning location for a Kimberley camp complete
with a great number of fresh water crocs.

Day 3: (Tent in Nat Park) South along
the range to Tunnel Creek, a challenging dark walk
through a creek which has carved a tunnel through
the Napier Range. Back on the Gibb River Road
bisecting the picturesque King Leopold Ranges to
Bell Creek flowing down Bell Gorge, our first chance
for a swim in a Kimberley waterhole. Camp the
night at Silent Grove.

Day 4: (Tent in CVan Park) Back onto
the Gibb to Imintji Roadhouse before Galvan’s
Gorge to view Aboriginal Artwork. We reach
Mt Barnett and camp at Manning Gorge. In the
afternoon we can swim at the clear waterhole.

Day 5: (Tent in CVan Park) Passing the
Gibb River Station we turn north on the Kalumburu
Road to Drysdale River Station. In the afternoon
there is time to relax or take an optional scenic
flight over the Mitchell Falls in the remote far north.
Note: Scenic Flight not included, approx $400.

Day 6: (Tent in CVan Park) Returning
to the Gibb River Road we enter the East Kimberley.
Reaching Home Valley Station, the pastoral
lease is currently owned by the Indigenous Land
Corporation and sits in the shadow of the Cockburn
Range. In the afternoon we head down to the
Pentecost River to soak in the Kimberley sunset.

Day 7: (Tent in CVan Park) We spend
the day exploring the gorges and sights of El
Questro Station, Zebedee Hot Springs and Emma
Gorge. We also visit the station on the Pentecost
River. We then hit the bitumen after completing the
Gibb River Road and settle into Kununurra on the
Ord River for 3 nights.

Day 8: (Tent in CVan Park) In the early morning
you can take an optional flight over Lake Argyle,
the Bungle Bungle National Park and the Argyle
Diamond Mine. An interesting tour of the vast
irrigated farms growing a diverse range of goods
from melons and mangoes to sandalwood. Later
take a wander down to the old Ivanhoe Crossing
before a free afternoon in town for dinner. Note:
Bungles Flight, not included, approx. $400.

Day 9: (Tent in CVan Park) The Ord is
spectacular, we have an optional cruise 55km
along the Ord from Kununurra to Lake Argyle. After
lunch at the Argyle Village we board a sunset cruise
of Lake Argyle, feeding fish and swimming with
freshwater crocs. Note: Lake Argyle Boat Cruise
included. Ord River Cruise not included, approx
$120.

Day 10: (Tent in CVan Park) Back to the
West then head inland between the stunning Carr
Boyd Range on the east and the Durack Range on
the west. Through Warmun down to the Bungle
Bungle Camp. Afternoon Helicopter flights over
the Purnululu National Park are available to obtain
another perspective of this stunning environment.
Note: Helicopter flight not included approx. $350.

Day 11: (Tent in CVan Park) Taking the
Spring Creek Track into the National Park exploring
Cathedral Gorge and the Domes Walk. The
structures in the Purnululu National Park are breath
taking, the effects of erosion can be seen from small
pools to massive gorges. Returning along the Spring
Creek Track through Mabel Downs Station to camp.

Day 12: ( Tent in CVan Park) To Halls
Creek, where gold was first discovered in WA in
1884. Afternoon to Fitzroy Crossing on the Fitzroy
River near its junction with the Margaret River.
Enjoy a cruise on the tranquil and very beautiful
Geikie Gorge, our last night camp at Fitzroy. Note:
Geikie Gorge Boat Cruise included.

Day 13:  Motel) We cross the Fitzroy River
for the last time at Willare Bridge and return to
Broome having explored the amazing features of
the Kimberley. Final night dinner in town with our
group and staff.

Day 14: (FB) A free morning relaxing in and around
Broome before a flight home.

Prices

Adult: $5050 Twin Share
Senior: $4990 Twin Share
Single Supplement: Motel/Tent $380
Single Supplement: Tent only: $80

Inclusions

  • Airfares to & from Broome
  • Lake Argyle Cruise
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Tunnel Creek
  • Bell Gorge
  • First Night Dinner on Cable Beach
  • Home Valley Station
  • Emma Gorge, El Questro Station
  • Galvan’s Gorge
  • Manning Gorge
  • Zebedee Hot Springs
  • Purnululu National Park
  • Camping & Motel Accommodation
  • 12 evening meals, 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches

Conditions

  • Valid for departure 22 August 2021
  • Deposit of $350 due within 7 days of booking
  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Final payment due 60 days prior to departure
  • Amendment and cancellation fees will apply
  • Subject to availability and subject to change without notice
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