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Broome to the Bungle Bungles

5 Days | Enter the extraordinary landscape of the Kimberley, Australia's wildest region

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Overland
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A region of astounding natural beauty and great spiritual significance, Western Australia's Kimberley region is Australia untamed. And while the roads here can be rough and distances between attractions far, that doesn't mean you need to put aside weeks to travel here. This 5-day inland adventure takes in several of the Kimberley's highlight attractions, plus a whole host of lesser-known favourites. Weave through the boulders and chasms of the Bungle Bungles, encounter Dreaming stories in the Mimbi Caves and learn the legend of Jandamarra on a tour of Tunnel Creek.

Trip overview

Map of Broome To The Bungle Bungles including Australia
Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Theme
Explorer, Overland
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 4 - Max 20
Trip code
PKBB-B
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Marvel at the Bungle Bungles, unique orange and black-striped 'beehive' formations that are more than 20 million years old.
  • Take a guided tour of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia's largest cave systems, with a local Gooniyandi guide.
  • See the old gold rush town of Halls Creek and The China Wall, a naturally-formed white quartz wall which rises up to six metres above the landscape.
  • Cool off in a waterhole at Cathedral Gorge surrounded by birdsong and the towering red rock walls of the 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 works closely with Kimberley Wild Expeditions to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.
  • This is a 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.
  • 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 itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate.
  • Please Note: Due to the effects of ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie in January 2023, some traditional attractions are closed for the season to give Country time to rest and recover. There is so much more to see in the Kimberley though, and we have been easily able to adapt our itineraries to include additional and extended activities, that we are normally not able to do! Plus, the landscape will be looking spectacular this year after such a great wet season: waterfalls will be thundering, swimming holes will be clean and fresh and our native wildlife will be thriving. So, while there are two destinations that we are unable to visit in the short term due to flood damage, those same big rains will mean the Kimberley has never been fresher. The season of 2023 promises to be a special opportunity to experience the Australian outback at its best.

Itinerary

Map of Broome To The Bungle Bungles including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

4WD vehicle

Accommodation

Camping (2 nights), Bungle Bungle Safari Camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights)

Add on activities
  • Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles) - 30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight - AUD500

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Important notes

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

TRIP STYLE & SLEEPING BAG
Accommodation on this trip is a combination of pop-up tents, and permanent tents with basic beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag or purchase one from us in advance.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS & ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE
A Single Supplement is not available on the default version of this trip. As a single traveller you will have a tent to yourself on camping nights, however in the remote Bungle Bungles Safari Camp (nights 2 & 3) you will be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender. An accommodation upgrade (Camping Plus) is available upon request and subject to availability, at an additional cost. Camping Plus can also be booked with the option for a single supplement. Please see the accommodation section of your trip notes or speak to your travel agent for more details.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our trusted partners Kimberley Wild Expeditions. It is essential that you call the Kimberley Wild office on 9193 7778, the day prior to departure to confirm pick up, and provide a mobile number for any late notifications.

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.

WEATHER
Departures are all subject to regional weather conditions and road closures – usually only a concern in Apr & Oct / Nov.

LUGGAGE
Space in our vehicles is limited so please keep luggage light – bring only essentials in a small soft bag, MAXIMUM 15kg. Suitcases are NOT suitable. Excess luggage must be left in Broome or sent to a forward destination.

PARTICIPATORY CAMPING
It is important that travellers participate in setting up camp each night, though the leader can assist where necessary. The leader also appreciates the assistance or one or two group members in preparing/clearing meals. It is essential that all our groups leave the camp they stay in as they found them for the next travellers - the Kimberley is a pristine wilderness and it is our responsibility to ensure it stays this way.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Kim · Traveled June 2022
This is a fantastic tour which is well organized and packs in alot of experiences in a well planned itinery.
Review submitted 17 Jun 2022

Troy · Traveled September 2020
Jodie, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Aboriginal culture and geological and historical information about the Kimberley. The experiences, meals, accomodations and facilities were fantastic. An exceptional way to experience our home state of WA. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 03 Oct 2020

Brian · Traveled August 2020
This trip had been on my radar for a while, I'm so glad it was available during Covid! This is a great option to see the Bungles and points on the way, it's very remote and taking this tour took the hard work out of it. Long days and early starts, but our group got along really well and our driver/guide/cook worked tirelessly to keep us informed, entertained and well fed (Joey you're a legend mate!). Recommended.
Review submitted 08 Sep 2020
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