Day 1 Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek
Travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, your guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree' before we hit the Gibb River Road.
The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker.
The afternoon is spent exploring Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, in which you will discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife.
It is here you also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800's. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. ?
Overnight: Windjana Gorge Campsite
Day 2 Bell Gorge and Mt Barnett Station
The morning is devoted to exploring Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberleys.
This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years - an easy place to while away a few hours!
Further up the Gibb River Road, via the water lillie-laden Galvans Gorge, you reach Mt Barnett Cattle Station.
Camp by a billabong on Mt Barnett Station.
Overnight: Mt Barnett Station Campsite
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Day 3 Manning Falls and El Questro Wilderness Park
A morning trek into Manning Falls offers the chance to swim in deep clear pools amid a stunning natural landscape.
Relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools before your journey up the Gibb River Road continues to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights at El Questro allows free time join one or more of the many activities on offer.
El Questro is located in the east of the Kimberley and extends for approximately 80 kilometres north-south and 60 km east-west, totalling just under 1,000,000 acres in size.
Overnight: Camping: El Questro Wilderness Park Station CampsiteCamping Plus: Bungalow - private ensuite
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Day 4 El Questro Wilderness Park
Included in your tour is a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and a guided walk into Emma Gorge.
A cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are amongst the many optional activities.
El Questro boasts four major river systems - from fresh water springs to the lazy salt-water estuaries in the northern part of the property. Here youll find an abundance of animals, fish and bird life congregating near rivers and waterholes.
You may choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.Overnight: Camping: El Questro Wilderness Park Station CampsiteCamping Plus: Bungalow - private ensuite
Day 5 Kununurra and Lake Argyle
Emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. Why not try the Historical Society Walk, a walk trail developed to provide an historical overview of the town and give visitors an opportunity to view the local bird life.
In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis.
There is free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (own expense), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.
Lake Argyle is the biggest man made lake in Australia. Its several times larger than Sydney Harbour and holds up to 32 million cubic metres of water. Created by the Ord River Dam, its so huge that its classified as an inland sea.
Overnight: Camping: Lake Argyle campsiteCamping Plus: Cabin - private facilities
Day 6 Bungle Bungles
After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles.
Two nights here, staying overnight in the new private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp for 2012, allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes.
Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped 'beehive' geological formations over a period of 20 million years.
Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980's; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987.
Overnight: Bungle Bungle Safari Camp
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Day 7 Bungle Bungles
Explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre.
There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (own expense) to put it all into perspective.
Overnight: Bungle Bungle Safari Camp
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Day 8 China Wall and Fitzroy Crossing
Enroute to Fitzroy Crossing, you break the long journey with a visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall.
A natural rocky quartz vein that has intruded into fissures of the soft sandstone. This chunky, natural wall meanders over the scrubby hillside reminiscent of the Great Wall of China.
Enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.
Overnight: Camping: Fitzroy River Lodge campsite - shared facilitiesCamping Plus: Safari Tent - private ensuite
Day 9 Geikie Gorge and Broome
A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to your last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period.
Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder 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 in time to enjoy the sunset on Cable Beach.