Map of West Kimberley Adventure including Australia

Go wild on a four-wheel driving adventure through the Western Kimberley

Get a true taste for the Aussie Outback on this epic adventure that will lead you through some of the Western Kimberley’s most iconic scenery by day and see you camping under a blanket of Outback stars by night. This six-day adventure takes you off the beaten path (quite literally) and transports you to a land dotted with natural swimming holes, towering gorges, rugged landscapes and lush vegetation. Disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature – enjoy conversations over campfire dinners, spot native wildlife at every turn and immerse yourself in the beauty of the vast Western Kimberley region.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Destination
Australia
Style
Basix
Theme
Explorer
Code
PKRC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 6, Max 24

Why you'll love this trip

  • Go further than most with a custom-built 4WD truck to take you off the beaten path and into the rugged Australian Outback with ease.

  • Enjoy campfire dinners and sleep beneath a blanket of stars on this camping trip that will get you closer to nature

  • See the Danggu (Geikie Gorge) from a new perspective on a boat cruise by richly-coloured cliffs that tower above, carved by floodwaters of the nearby Fitzroy River

  • Visit Tunnel Creek – a cave system carved through the limestone of Napier Range – and learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800’s

  • Take in epic Outback sights as you explore Windjana Gorge National Park, hit the iconic Gibb River Road and swim in Galvans Gorge

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 has worked very closely with Kimberley Wild Expeditions to ensure that all of our customers will enjoy their time away, and experience all that the region has to offer.

  • This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds that are unstable underfoot and ascending/descending into gorges. The ability to swim and a reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is required to participate.

  • Western Australia is a big state, so travelling significant distances is necessary to fully experience the highlights. You will soon discover that they are well worth the journey.

  • Camping really is the best way to experience the Kimberley - connect with nature and leave less of a footprint. Camping in Kimberley National Parks involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. On site amenities include hot showers and flush toilets.

Itinerary

Welcome to Broome! After meeting up with your new travel companions and group leader, you’ll begin our Aussie Outback adventure and hit the wide, open road, heading east toward Fitzroy Crossing. Meet up with a local guide and jump aboard a cruise along the magnificent Danggu (Geikie Gorge). You’re in for a real treat – expect to cruise by richly-coloured cliffs that tower above, carved by floodwaters of the nearby Fitzroy River. Listen intently as your local guide tells stories about the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and learn about the array of native Australian wildlife – like crocodiles, birds and fish – that call this pocket of Western Australian paradise home. This evening, in true Aussie style, you’ll camp beneath the stars by the Fitzroy River and enjoy a special Kimberley BBQ dinner.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic & shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Geikie Gorge Cruise with Local Guide
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Geikie Gorge (Danggu)
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Distance Travelled: Approximately 400km / 5 Hours Driving
Rise and shine! After breakfast today, pack up camp and wave goodbye to Fitzroy Crossing, heading toward the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. These ranges soar up to almost 1,000 metres at their highest, this area features epic sandstone mountains and granite outcrops. Keep your eyes peeled during the drive and really soak up this typical Western Australian landscape. Our first stop is at Tunnel Creek – a cave system carved through the limestone of Napier Range. You’ll learn about this fascinating place, once part of an ocean reef system some 350 million years ago, as you walk through the tunnel that reaches up to 20m high and 15m wide in some parts. Look up in awe as stalactite rock formations cling from the cave walls and rays of light pierce through from above. You’ll also learn the intriguing story of the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800’s. This afternoon, set up camp in Windjana Gorge National Park and spend some time exploring this impressive area, searching for local wildlife – like crocodiles and native birds – and bushtucker. Tonight, tuck into another campfire dinner under the starry night sky. Cheers, mate!
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic & shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Windjana Gorge National Park (Bandilngan)
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Tunnel Creek National Park (Dimalurru)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Distance Travelled: Approximately 200km / 3 Hours Driving
After breakfast at camp, hit the globally recongised Gibb River Road (AKA the iconic journey of Australia). Gaze out the window and be mesmerised by the diverse landscapes on this drive – you could be treated to lush river gorges one minute and vast open plains the next. Our first stop is just off the Gibb River Road at Adcock Gorge, a picturesque pool and small waterfall surrounded by rainforest and sandstone ranges. From here, we’re off to Galvans Gorge for a refreshing afternoon dip among waterlilies and boab trees that cling to the water's edge and offer pleasant shade from the Outback sun. This evening, set up camp at Mt Barnett Cattle Station alongside a sweet billabong oasis. This is a refreshing spot to kick back, relax and listen to the sounds of the crickets chattering in the distance.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic & shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Adcock Gorge
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Galvans Gorge
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Distance Travelled: Approximately 250km / 3 Hours Driving
Today’s adventures lead you to Manning Gorge, a remote yet spectacular area surrounded by high cliffs. For something a little different, you’ll cross the tranquil Manning River either via pulley boat or by taking a leisurely swim across to the other side. Now that your muscles are warmed up, you’ll enjoy a bushwalk to the impressive Manning Falls. The calming sound of cascading water and a cool pool to dip your toes in will be a welcomed reward after your walk. This afternoon, you’ll have the chance to unwind even further with a refreshing dip in the Manning River before setting up camp and getting the fire going for another scrumptious camp dinner.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic & shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Manning Gorge & Falls
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Distance Travelled: Approximately 40km / 1 Hour Driving
Your Outback oasis today is Silent Grove. After another scenic drive, head straight there to set up our camp for the evening and enjoy lunch before exploring the spectacular Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) in the ancient Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. This is a relaxing place to stop and take in the scenery of the clear pools below, that were formed millions of years ago, and the dramatic cascading waterfall fed by the Bell River.
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic & shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Bell Gorge (Dalmanyi)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Distance Travelled: Approximately 250km / 3 Hours Driving
Your West Kimberly adventure comes to an end today but not without two final stops at Norval Art Gallery in Derby and the renowned ‘Boab Prison Tree’ on the way back to Broome. The Norval Art Gallery is run by a local Kimberley husband and wife duo and showcases their own works of art as well as pieces from indigenous artists in the local Kimberley area. You may even be lucky enough to see some artists at work in the gallery today. Finally, you’ll check out the ‘Boab Prison Tree’ named as it’s said to have been used as a holding area for prisoners being transported to Derby. The incredible tree is over 1,500 years old, with a circumference of over 14 metres. After this final stop, continue the journey back to Broome where you’ll bid farewell to your newfound friends and group leader – until the next adventure, of course!
Included Activities
  • Derby - Norval Art Gallery
  • Derby - Boab Prison Tree
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Distance Travelled: Approximately 500km / 6 Hours Driving

Meals

5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (with basic shared facilities) (5 nights)

Included activities

  • West Kimberley Gorges - Geikie Gorge Cruise with Local Guide
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Geikie Gorge (Danggu)
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Windjana Gorge National Park (Bandilngan)
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Tunnel Creek National Park (Dimalurru)
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Adcock Gorge
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Galvans Gorge
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Manning Gorge & Falls
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Bell Gorge (Dalmanyi)
  • Derby - Norval Art Gallery
  • Derby - Boab Prison Tree

Dates & availability

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Important notes

START & END TIME
This trip starts in Broome with an early pick-up at 7:00am on day 1 at our default pick-up location, unless you request an alternative pick-up location well ahead of departure. The trip finishes at around 6:30pm 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.

SLEEPING BAG
This trip requires a sleeping bag.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS
A Single Supplement is not available on this trip. As a single traveller you will have a tent to yourself on camping nights.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our trusted partners Kimberley Wild. You will be travelling with a mix of Intrepid travellers and Kimberley Wild travellers.

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.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

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