Map of Wild Kimberley Overland  including Australia

Explore caves, gorges, oases and mountains of this Outback paradise

Get wild on a 11-day tour through the remote Kimberley. Sparsely populated and ruggedly beautiful, the Kimberly is the ultimate adventure destination. Swim in gorges filled with clear waters and under waterfalls. Hike through red-rock formations and palm oases. Learn about the rich First Nations history of the area from Traditional Custodians, take guided walks that illuminate local geography and listen to Outback yarns over a beer in the pub. Whether you’re visiting from overseas or travelling from an urban part of Australia, this tour through the Kimberly is not to be missed.


Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Original
Theme
Explorer, Overland
Code
PKOW-O
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 6, Max 20

Why you'll love this trip

  • Cruise between the sheer, multi-coloured walls of Geikie Gorge and discover the huge array of wildlife like freshwater crocodiles, wallabies and wren.

  • Explore the Tunnel Creek cave system with a Bunuba guide and learn about Janamarra, a First Nations freedom fighter who used the caves to evade police in the late 1800s.

  • Take a guided hike through the King Leopold Ranges to Manning Gorge, where you can swim under a waterfall and see ancient First Nations rock art.

  • Spend two nights in a private safari camp in the heart of Purnululu National Park, with glorious views of the Bungle Bungle Range.

  • Go inside Cathedral Gorge and wonder at the natural amphitheatre of red rock, hollowed out over millions of years to create this massive acoustic wonder.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner, Kimberley Wild Expeditions. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Kimberley Wild Expeditions customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Kimberley Wild Expeditions to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

  • On some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie.

  • Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike or even whip up dinner for the group on some trips. While they won’t always do all these jobs on every trip, be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia.

  • This trip involves activities like hiking on uneven terrain and clambering over boulders. It is best suited to travellers with a very good level of mobility and fitness. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.

  • This is involves some camping trip for those who are looking for the basics. Simple facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback.

  • You’ll be travelling through regions with very little mobile service or internet connection.

Itinerary

Welcome to Broome! Embrace an early start this morning, meet your local leader and fellow travellers, then leave Broome when the sun begins to rise. While travelling your leader will share stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree' and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre. Continue along the Gibb River Road. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek with a local Bunuba guide. Go inside this 750-metre-long cave system and discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. You'll also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. From here you’ll travel to Windjana Gorge in time to set up camp and go for a walk down to the gorge itself where you’ll be able to spot freshwater crocodiles and enjoy the sunset over the Napier Range. Tonight, settle into your first night under the Kimberley night sky.
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek NP - Tunnel Creek National Park
  • Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) National Park - Tunnel Creek Walking Tour
  • Derby - Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Please note that the tour commences early this morning in Broome at our default pick-up location (details can be found in the Essential Trip Information document), unless you or your booking agent requests an alternative pick-up location well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time. You may want to stay a night in Broome prior to the trip's departure.
Rise and shine! Head for Bell Gorge early this morning. A hidden highlight of the West Kimberleys, this idyllic retreat boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years. Spend a few hours enjoying the serenity, then continue slowly along Gibb River Road to Mt Barnett Cattle Station. On the way, make stops to explore the ancient King Leopold Range. Tonight, camp by the Manning River.
Included Activities
  • Bell Gorge - Gorge Exploration
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Spend today exploring this wild paradise. Cross the Manning River and hike through the rugged King Leopold Ranges to arrive at Manning Gorge. Swim beneath the cascade of Manning Falls, relax in the deep clear pool, discover Aboriginal rock art and look out for wildlife on the edges of the water. Tonight, camp on Mt Barnett Cattle Station.
Included Activities
  • Mt Barnett Station - Manning Gorge & Falls
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning, drive the back end of the Gibb River Road into the Pentecost Range. Stop at a lookout for views over the mesas (flat-topped elevations) of the Cockburn Range with the Pentecost River snaking its way past the mountains out to the sea. Drive down to the Pentecost River for a photo opportunity, then cross the river to El Questro Wilderness Park. Get settled into your permanent camp.
Included Activities
  • Gibb River Road - Pentecost River & Cockburn Range
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Enjoy a full free day at El Questro today. If you want a little guidance there are plenty of optional activities to choose from. Perhaps take a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs or join an optional cruise on Chamberlain Gorge. Or maybe sample local bush tucker on a guided walk. The choice is yours.
Optional Activities
  • El Questro - Bird Watching Tour - AUD80
  • El Questro - Bush Culture & History Tour - AUD129
  • El Questro - Horse Riding - AUD70
  • El Questro - Zebedee Springs - Free
  • El Questro - Chamberlain Gorge Cruise - AUD89
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
The morning is free to sleep in or continue exploring El Questro at your own pace. clear waters of Lake Argyle, a manmade wonder that provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of the region. On arrival, enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You may like to pay a visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum to brush up on the history of the region, or perhaps explore one of the many bush trails that weave through the landscape.
Optional Activities
  • Lake Argyle - Historic Durack Homestead Museum - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The day is yours to discover all this slice of paradise has to offer. Be sure to speak to your leader for tips on how to get the most out of a day here. Why not take a relaxing dip in the infinity pool and soak in sweeping views of the lake, or perhaps explore its waters from a kayak. If you’d like to see the lake from a different perspective, there are also scenic flights available, or you may like to round of the day with a fabulous sunset boat cruise.
Optional Activities
  • Lake Argyle - Sunset Cruise - AUD100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungle Range. Spend the next two nights in a private safari camp in the heart of the park, with glorious views of the Bungle Bungle Range. Today, you will have time to begin exploring the area, including the famous ‘beehive domes’.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Explore Echidna Chasm on a roughly two-kilometre walk. Next, take another short walk of roughly three kilometres into Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There's time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approximately AUD 379 per person) to put it all into perspective. Otherwise, you can relax at camp or keep exploring on the ground.
Included Activities
  • Purnululu National Park - Echidna Chasm walk
  • Purnululu National Park - Cathedral Gorge Walk
Optional Activities
  • Purnululu National Park - Scenic Helicopter Flight - AUD375
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Leave Purnululu National Park for Fitzroy Crossing. Break the long journey with a visit to the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall – a natural ‘wall’ of white quarts that rises from the ground. Enjoy lunch at Mary Pool and perhaps visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening camping by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.
Included Activities
  • Yiyili Aboriginal Community - Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Halls Creek - China Wall
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Take a morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge. Nature carved this wonder through the Napier Range during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before returning to Broome, where on arrival your Kimberley adventure will come to an end.
Included Activities
  • Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park - Geikie Gorge Experience
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (10 nights)

Included activities

  • Tunnel Creek NP - Tunnel Creek National Park
  • Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) National Park - Tunnel Creek Walking Tour
  • Derby - Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre
  • Bell Gorge - Gorge Exploration
  • Mt Barnett Station - Manning Gorge & Falls
  • Gibb River Road - Pentecost River & Cockburn Range
  • Purnululu National Park - Echidna Chasm walk
  • Purnululu National Park - Cathedral Gorge Walk
  • Yiyili Aboriginal Community - Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Halls Creek - China Wall
  • Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park - Geikie Gorge Experience

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

TRIP STYLE & SLEEPING BAG
This is a Original style trip. For the same itinerary in our Basix style, please see code PKOW-B. Please note that a sleeping bag is required on this itinerary.

START & END TIME
This trip starts in Broome with an early pick-up at 6:30am on day 1 at our default pick-up location, unless you request an alternative pick-up location well ahead of departure. The trip finishes in the late afternoon or early evening on the last day. We recommend you arrive a day prior to the trip's departure date and onward travel should not be booked until the following day.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our partners Kimberley Wild.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement is available on this trip for the accommodated nights (nights 6, 7 & 10), subject to availability. It excludes all other nights spent in permanent tented camps where you will be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender.

PRE-DEPARTURE TESTING
The remote Kimberley region is an extraordinary part of Australia, but also home to some of our nation’s most vulnerable people. In order to protect our Indigenous communities, fellow travellers and staff, we require all travellers on this trip to be fully vaccinated and to complete a rapid antigen test prior to boarding the vehicle on day 1, to be presented to the leader.

Essential trip information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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