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15 Day Kimberley Broome to Darwin Camping Safari - Departs 1 August
Heritage Tours and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their travel or insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, sleeping bags and pillows, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance. Fuel levy may apply.
- Included in price:
- All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner. (S) Showers, (L) Laundry, (T) Toilets, (Bc) Bushcamp. All camping, accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary. Tents and 2 inch high density foam mattresses on camping safaris.
- Able to be purchased/hired:
- WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary) Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance, sleeping bag and pillow. Fuel levy may apply.
- What to bring:
- Casual gear is a must. You will need 3 to 4 changes of clothing. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath and hand towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, sleeping bag, pillow, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.
- Fitness level required:
- Child policies:
- Tours are not suitable for children.
- Departure points:
- Darwin, Northern Territory
Broome, Western Australia
- Departure time:
6:30 AM Daily
- Pickup/departure instructions:
- Pick up from Beaches of Broome Cable beach or Palms City Resort Darwin at 6.30am.
- 15 Days and 14 Nights
- Approximate Return Time:
- Between 5 and 6PM
- Heritage 4WD Safari Tours
- Darwin, Broome, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Mitchell Falls, Fitzroy Crossing, El Questro Station, Lake Argyle and Katherine Gorge
- Departs From
- Darwin and Broome
Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, T = Toilets, S = Showers, L = Laundry, Bc = Bush Camp
DAY 1 BROOME â€“ DERBY â€“ FITZROY CROSSING (LD)
After a 6.30am pick up from the Beaches of Broome, your adventure begins. Travelling along the Great Northern Highway to Derby, where we take a tour of the township, Boab Prison Tree, Myall's Bore and the 120 meter long Cattle Trough. We stop off at the Derby Wharf, with its 11.5 meter tides, the second largest in the world. Continuing onto Fitzroy Crossing and our camp at Fitzroy River Lodge Campground. (STL)
DAY 2 FITZROY CROSSING â€“GEIKIE GORGE- TUNNEL CREEK - WINDJANA GORGE (BLD)
This morning, we enjoy a fascinating cruise of Geikie Gorge on the Fitzroy River where the gorge has been cut through an ancient fossilized reef. We then make our way to Tunnel Creek, a fascinating 750m tunnel with permanent pools of water snaking its way through the Napier Range. With torch in hand, we wade through the water to view the wonderful oasis that awaits us on the other side (walk optional). This afternoon finds us arriving at the imposing Windjana Gorge, impressive and uniquely formed from ancient limestone reef. Take time to walk through this fascinating gorge. Camp tonight at Windjana Gorge. (ST)
DAY 3 WINDJANA GORGE â€“ BELL GORGE (BLD)
Before leaving, you may still see freshwater crocodiles lazing on the banks of the Lennard River, which runs through Windjana Gorge. As we push on along the Gibb River Road, we really learn the meaning of isolation with sparsely scattered cattle stations being the only signs of civilization. This afternoon we arrive, at Bell Gorge, our camp tonight. (ST)
DAY 4 BELL GORGE â€“ DRYSDALE STATION (BLD)
This morning you can enjoy a walk up to Bell Gorge. Continuing east on the Gibb River Road, we stop off at Galvans Gorge, before turning north onto the Kalumburu Road, to reach our camp site at Drysdale Station. (STL)
DAY 5 DRYSDALE - MITCHELL FALLS (BLD)
Today we discover some amazing Aboriginal Rock art galleries along the way. We drive through unique forests of Livistonia Palms and landscapes into the remote Mitchell Plateau. Camp tonight at Mitchell Falls Campground (Bc+T)
DAY 6 MITCHELL PLATEAU & FALLS â€“ KING EDWARD RIVER (BLD)
After an early morning start we take a scenic helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls. Time to explore the falls, before starting our 4 km walk out. Along the way we explore Big Merten and Little Merten Falls. (Those not wishing to walk have the option to take a helicopter flight back). This afternoon we travel to our campsite on the banks of King Edward River with its crystal clear water pools. (Bc+T)
DAY 7 KING EDWARD RIVER â€“ HOME VALLEY (BLD)
Today we retrace our steps to the Kalumburu Road, before heading south on the Gibb River Road to our overnight camp at Home Valley Station. (STL)
DAY 8 HOME VALLEY - EL QUESTRO (BLD)
We rejoin the Gibb River Road as we cross the mighty Pentecost River along the picturesque Cockburn Ranges, before arriving El Questro Wilderness Park on the Chamberlain River. In this world's unique holiday destination enjoy a relaxing and revitalizing swim amongst Livistonia Palms at Zebedee Thermal Springs. (STL)
DAY 9 EL QUESTRO - BUNGLE BUNGLE (BLD) (2 nights)
Via Doon Doon and Turkey Creek we spend the day making our way into the awe inspiring and unique Purnululu National Park also known as the Bungle Bungle. With its many and varied features the Bungle Bungle provides a unique opportunity to experience one of Australiaâ€™s most unspoilt and ancient landscapes adorned with contrasting vegetation from the hardy spinifex and eucalypts to the majestic more selective Livistonia Palms with sunsets second to none! (Bc+T).
DAY 10 BUNGLE BUNGLE (BLD)
Today you can take a helicopter flight (own expense) for a bird's eye view of the amazing area. We explore the unusual BeeHive Domes at Piccaninny Gorge, Cathedral Gorge and witness the setting sun lighting the red escarpment of the Bungle Bungle. This afternoon we explore the magnificent landscape of Echidna Chasm. (Bc+T)
DAY 11 BUNGLE BUNGLE - KUNUNURRA (BLD) (2 NIGHTS)
Leaving the Bungle Bungle, we take a short break at Warmun also known as Turkey Creek before travelling on. On arrival at Kununurra it is onto our campsite for the next 2 nights at Kimberleyland Tourist Park located on the banks of Lake Kununurra. (STL)
DAY 12 KUNUNURRA (BLD)
This morning enjoy a leisurely 3 hour cruise on the Ord River from Lake Kununurra to the Dam Wall of Lake Argyle. This cruise provides you with magnificent scenery, prolific bird life and varying fauna as you pass through a variety of different landscapes. Upon conclusion of the cruise at the Dam Wall on Lake Argyle we return to Kununurra, stopping off at the Durack Homestead Museum. The afternoon is yours to sit back and relax or take in the sights. (STL)
DAY 13 KUNUNURRA - KATHERINE GORGE (BLD)
Heading East along the Victoria Highway we cross the border from Western Australia into the Northern Territory and into the Victoria River Region with towering escarpments and rock formations that make this region unique. After refreshment stops at Timber Creek and the "Vic" River Roadhouse we venture through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. Overnight camp at Katherine Gorge. (STL).
DAY 14 KATHERINE GORGE - KAKADU NATIONAL PARK- COOINDA (BLD)
This morning you enjoy an unforgettable cruise on the renowned Katherine Gorge. This afternoon takes us onto the Kakadu Highway to Cooinda within the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Enjoy a sunset cruise on Yellow Waters Billabong, with its abundance of birdlife, wildlife, and amazing vegetation. We camp tonight at Cooinda. (STL)
DAY 15 KAKADU- UBIRR ROCK- DARWIN (BL)
After an early start we make our way to Nourlangie Rock featuring some magnificent Aboriginal Rock Art Galleries. Then it is onto our last but not least tour highlight of Ubirr Rock. From this rocky plateau enjoy spectacular views over the East Alligator River flood plains and Arnhemland and view one of the Aboriginal Rock Art sites of this region. Our final leg of the journey takes us along the Arnhem Highway to Darwin where we bid farewell and our Kimberley adventure concludes.