Map of Broome to the Bungle Bungles  including Australia

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

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, spot crocodiles on a wildlife cruise through Geikie Gorge, encounter Dreamtime stories in the Mimbi Caves and learn the legend of Jandamarra on a tour of Tunnel Creek.


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

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.

  • Join a National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge which is home to an incredible array of wildlife.

  • 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.

  • 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 COVID-19 restrictions and related seasonal closures, some elements of this itinerary may not be available at time of travel. In particular all First Nations communities are currently closed to travellers. This may result in substitute activities and/or rerouting as required. The situation is evolving daily, but please be prepared for possible changes to your Kimberley adventure if necessary.

Itinerary

Hitting the road east, visit the Old Fitzroy Crossing and colourful Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge. Carved between the Geikie and Oscar ranges over time, Geikie Gorge is an awe-inspiring place that's home to a huge array of wildlife. Learn about the region's intriguing geology during the cruise, and be sure to keep an eye out for its freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. In the evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and tuck into our famous Kimberley BBQ.
Accommodation
  • Cabin (ensuite) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Geikie Gorge - Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Fitzroy Crossing - Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Departure this morning is at 7:30am. Please make sure you are on time as we will depart Broome right after pick-up. Please see the Essential Trip Information for details. You may want to stay a night in Broome prior to the trip's departure. Today's drive will be approximately 400km / 5 hours.
En route to Purnululu National Park, stop in at the old gold rush town of Halls Creek for a gander at Australia's version of the China Wall. Purnululu is better known as the home of the Bungle Bungles, unique orange and black-striped 'beehive' formations that are over 20 million years old. On arrival there'll be time for setting up and settling into camp before witnessing a memorable bush sunset. See the evening out with a delicious dinner, then fall asleep under canvas amid the sounds of the bush.
Accommodation
  • Safari camp (shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Halls Creek - Town Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today's drive will be approximately 400km / 6 hours.
Spend today exploring the extraordinary landscape of Purnululu. It might be hard to believe, but up until the 1980s it was only locals who knew that the striped 'beehives' of the Bungle Bungles existed. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now has World Heritage status. We'll explore the Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palms, and take a short walk into Cathedral Gorge where towering rock walls create a natural amphitheatre (2-3km). In the afternoon there'll be the chance to take a scenic flight and get a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (Flight is optional and at own expense).
Accommodation
  • Safari camp (shared facilities) (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bungle Bungles - Echidna Chasm Walk
  • Bungle Bungles - Cathedral Gorge Walk
Optional Activities
  • Bungle Bungle - Scenic Helicopter Flight - AUD375
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Today's drive will be approximately 60km / 2 hours.
Bidding farewell to Purnululu, travel to the Mimbi Caves: one of Western Australia's largest cave systems and oldest identified sites of human occupation. Located in the heart of Gooniyandi Country, these limestone caves are also of profound spiritual significance. On a guided tour through Mimbi's pools, fossils and ancient rock art, a local Gooniyandi guide will explain the concept of the Creation-time through traditional stories. At the end, share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before continuing back to Fitzroy Crossing.
Accommodation
  • Cabin (ensuite) (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today's drive will be approximately 400km / 6 hours.
Following a night by the Fitzroy River we head west into Bunuba country. Once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of plants and animal. Explore the 750-metre cave system of Tunnel Creek. While touring the cave and its stalactites, hear the story of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Freshen up with a swim in the waterhole at the end of the tunnel, then travel on to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m high, enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and traditional bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then takes us out of the Napier Ranges to the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’ before heading back to Broome as the sun sets. The trip ends upon arrival in town.
Included Activities
  • Tunnel Creek National Park - Tunnel Creek Visit & Exploration Walk
  • Windjana Gorge - Visit & Picnic Lunch
  • Derby - Boab Prison Tree
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today's drive will be approximately 550km / 6 hours. Please note that our return into Broome this evening will be at around 7pm. Please keep this in mind when booking onward travel.

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

4WD Vehicle

Accommodation

Cabin (ensuite) (2 nights), Safari camp (shared facilities) (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Geikie Gorge - Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Fitzroy Crossing - Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre
  • Halls Creek - Town Visit
  • Bungle Bungles - Echidna Chasm Walk
  • Bungle Bungles - Cathedral Gorge Walk
  • Tunnel Creek National Park - Tunnel Creek Visit & Exploration Walk
  • Windjana Gorge - Visit & Picnic Lunch
  • Derby - Boab Prison Tree

Dates & availability

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Important notes

All travellers on Intrepid trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

START AND END TIME
This trip starts in Broome with a pick-up at 7:30am and finishes around 7:00pm. We recommend you arrive a day prior to the trip's departure date and onward travel should not be booked until the following day.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement is available on this trip for the accommodated nights (nights 1 & 4), subject to availability. It excludes nights 2 & 3 at the remote Bungle Bungles Safari Camp where you will be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender.

LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS
Travellers can carry a maximum of 15kg. It is essential you bring only one small to medium soft-sided bag plus a day pack. We are not able to carry hard / externally framed suitcases

TRIP STYLE
This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. Original accommodation uses permanent tents with proper beds, and cabins with shared facilities. For the Basix version please look for trip code PKBB-B.

LOCAL OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our trusted partners Kimberley Wild.

Essential trip information

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