Kimberley Trail

14 Days | Get among the rugged landscapes of the Kimberley region

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
Explorer
Overland
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GBP £2,940
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Discover Australia’s wild west on a 14-day adventure through the Kimberley region. Hike to grandiose gorges, stand in awe of tiered waterfalls, take dips in secluded swimming spots and unwind in natural thermal pools. With time spent in the West Kimberley Gorges, Mitchell Plateau, El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle and Purnululu National Park, this magical corner of Australia will soon have you under its spell. From the strange beauty of the Bungle Bungles to the sheer size of the Mitchell Falls, landscapes don’t get more vast, rugged or dramatic than this.

Trip overview

Map of Kimberley Trail including Australia
Start
Broome, Australia
Finish
Broome, Australia
Theme
Explorer, Overland
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 6 - Max 20
Trip code
PKRB
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend two days exploring the iconic landscapes of the Purnululu National Park, including gorges, valleys and the delightfully unusual red domes of the ancient Bungle Bungles.
  • Enjoy two days at the peaceful Lake Argyle – kayak, stand up paddleboard or simply relax in the infinity pool offering up unforgettable views of the area.
  • Take your time discovering the unspoiled wonders of El Questro Wilderness Park. Hike to gorges and waterfalls and unwind in natural thermal pools shaded by palm trees.
  • Explore the rugged terrain of the Mitchell Plateau, including four-wheel drive adventures, a hike to the four-tiered Mitchell Falls and an unforgettable helicopter flight over the landscape.
  • Escape to the secluded Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge), home to a clear pool perfect for swimming, surrounded by a dramatic horseshoe of cliffs and a spectacular tiered waterfall.

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 plenty of walking over varied terrain, including wading through water and clambering over rocks, and is best suited to travellers with a great level of fitness and mobility. Good footwear and comfortable clothing are recommended.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2022 - 31 March 2024

Map of Kimberley Trail including Australia

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 10 dinners

Transport

4WD vehicle

Accommodation

: Camping: shared facilities (5nts), Manning Gorge Camp: shared facilities (2nts), El Questro Camp: shared facilities (2nts), Lake Argyle Camp: shared facilities (2nts), Bungle Bungles Safari Camp: shared facilities (2nts)

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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. In the permanent tented camps you will be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our partners Kimberley Wild Expeditions.

BEDDING
All accommodation will be provided with twin bedding. If you would prefer double bedding please advise Intrepid as early as possible. Double bedding is on request and is determined by the availability at the accommodation on your trip.

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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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Jacki · Traveled August 2023
An amazingly well-run trip through Kimberley Wild. If you enjoy early mornings, beating the heat and seeing the beautiful waterfalls and gorges this part of Australia has to offer then this is the trip for you. Great food and extremely knowledgeable guides.
Review submitted 27 Aug 2023

Amparo · Traveled September 2022
Highly recommend the Kimberly Trail 14-day tour, let yourself immerse in the natural beauty of waterfalls, gorges, springs, the unique flora and fauna of this stunning region. Learn more about the Aboriginal culture and its rock art which is found along the tour as well as the impacts of colonisation on their culture and lives. You will be left in awe at the great diversity of rock formations and their colours such places like Mitchell Plateau and Bungles Bungles. There is so much to experience and learn in this trip, as long as we keep an open mind to appreciate and embrace what is unique and so magical, as the Kimberley is.
Review submitted 26 Sep 2022

Frances · Traveled August 2022
14 Day trip in the Kimberley area with Kimberley Wild, great way to explore such an inaccessible and amazing area. Walks, Waterfalls, refreshing dips in plunge pools. Thanks Garath and Jessie, guides, drivers and cooks, you did an amazing job. Love it.
Review submitted 28 Aug 2022

marguerite · Traveled July 2022
Well this trip was AMAZING…Lindsay & Zan our wonderful guides and cook ..were just full of knowledge and informations about all our destinations ,historic infos and MORE …And (as older couple )We felt safe in all the walks Along the way….Soooo GREAT Thank you 🙏 KIMBERLEY WILD..👍
Review submitted 14 Aug 2022
Kimberley Trail
From
GBP £2,940