« Kimberley & Gibb River Road ex Broome, WA

Category:
Travel Australia
Code:
ADV0346
Dates/Times:
August 14th, 2018 – August 25th, 2018
Start Time:
7.30am
Duration:
12 Days
From:
AU$3550.00
Location:
ex Broome, WA

 

Day One:  Broome to Fitzroy Crossing (Geike Gorge)

We start off with a 7:30 - 8:00 pick up from your hotel in Broome and then hit the road - ready for adventure! We will be in Fitzroy Crossing for lunch where we'll set up camp, freshen up and head out to enjoy a scenic boat cruise through beautiful Geikie Gorge, formed as the mighty Fitzroy River carved through the ancient limestone reef....beautiful way to start the tour.



Day Two: Fitzroy Crossing to Tunnel Creek and ​Windjana Gorge

Today get ready to hit the dirt, as we take off for the iconic Gibb River Road.  Our first stop on the Gibb, willbe Tunnel Creek where we walk and wade through this amazing 800m tunnel, with it's beautiful cave formations. After we re-emerge into the light we'll head to our campsite at the beautiful Windjana Gorge where we will spend the afternoon exploring.

​Kick back and enjoy watching the colours change on the gorge walls as the sun sets.

 

Day Three: Windjana Gorge to Silent Grove (Bell Gorge)

In the morning we will head down to Bell Gorge to see and swim in one of the best waterholes in the Kimberley. It is then a short drive into our campsite at Silent Grove.



Day Four: Bell Gorge to Manning Creek

The Gibb River Road is known for its beautiful swimming holes and today we will visit three!  First up, it's over to Adcock Gorge which is deep and well shaded, perfect to escape the heat of the day.

Then it is over to Galvan's Gorge with it's crystal clear water and huge boab trees above. We will finish the day at the campsite at Manning creek, where the water babies can have a third dip if they wish, while others can opt to chill out under a boab tree.

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Day Five: Manning Gorge

After an early morning swim across the Manning Creek, we walk overland for about 1.5 hours, before dropping into Manning Gorge. There is a spectacular swimming hole and waterfall awaiting us, where we can spend the morning relaxing, swimming, climbing around on the rocks or just soaking up the sun. We then make our way back to camp for lunch, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming in the oasis of Manning Creek.

 

 

Day Six: Manning to El Questro

Today is a mostly travelling day. We will pass through some picturesque areas of the Gibb, including the Pentecost River with the stunning Cockburn Range as it's backdrop, and finish up the day at El Questro.Famous for it's $1500 a night Homestead, we'll be taking the more affordable option of dome tents ... yay!! :) After set up, perhaps do some washing and enjoy a beer or wine at the bar, before heading to El Questro's famous steakhouse, where the staff will cook up a feast for us!

 

 

Day Seven: El Questro

El Questro has so much on offer, but we're giving you a taste of the best!  We'll head into the adventurous El Questro Gorge this morning with it's fern lined rock walls, this is a stunningly beautiful experience. Some may choose not to challenge themselves to get right to the end, but some may take on the challenge...it's completely up to you. We'll return to base early afternoon, for those who wish to take part in one of the many 'optional' tours on offer at the resort.  These include horse riding, boat cruise up Chamberlain Gorge, 4 hour safari/boat cruise - Explosion Gorge / Branco Lookout / Sunset.

 

 

Day Eight: El Questro to Kununurra

This morning we pack up camp and take a short drive to Zebedee Springs for a luxurious soak in the hot springs, before heading out of El Questro to stunning Emma Gorge, where we take an enjoyable walk to explore. Emma Gorge is about a 40 minute walk each way from the carpark. We then drive onto Parry's Lagoon - a wonderful spot to view masses of waterbirds and then onto Kununurra.  We anticipate arriving late afternoon and setting up camp at a local caravan park, before enjoying sunset drinks & nibbles over the adjoining lake.

Tonight we'll be sampling the local food, with dinner out at a local restaurant (own expense)

 

 

Day Nine: Kununurra

Today is a day of leisure for you to explore the town of Kununurra, perhaps visit the stunning Mirima National Park and enjoy more walking, or take part in an 'optional' Full Day Ord River & Lake Argyle Tour/Cruise.

 

 

Day Ten: Kununurra to Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)

With a sense of anticipation we’ll head south to Purnululu National Park, home of the famed Bungle Bungles. ​Feel the adventure, as we head in via the 4wd road to arrive at one of the most iconic locations in the Kimberley.​

 

 

Day Eleven: Purnululu

The southern end of the Bungles Range is where we’ll find the incredible beehive domes that first attracted visitors to this outstanding place. We'll take a walk up the dry Picaninny Creek, taking in the beauty of this unique and incredibly beautiful landscape and end up at the Lookout. This morning's walk is quite exposed, so you'll enjoy spending some time in the cool shade of Cathedral Gorge afterwards. It's a magic place to lie back and quietly let the Kimberley in.  

After we break for lunch, we'll head off to the northern end of the Bungles Range and explore the enchanting Echidna Chasm, the ethereal light within the walls of the chasm will leave you spellbound.

 

 

Day 12: Purnululu - Kununurra

​For those who want to finish their tour with a bang, take an optional flight over the Bungle Bungle for the experience of a lifetime. ​

​From there we will be rocking and rolling out of the Bungles on that fun four-wheel drive track again, before we're back on the tarmac for our drive back to Kununurra. It's time to reflect on our amazing adventure with our fellow Adventurous Women before saying our goodbye's in Kununurra.

 

 

General Information


This is a camping tour!! There is no better way to do the Gibb than to camp out under the stars. We are looking after your comfort though and will endeavour to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

 

Toilets/showers: There are toilets and showers at all of the camp sites with the exception of no showers at the Bungle Bungles (where we rig up a rudimentary washing station).

 

Equipment:

Transport is by an air-conditioned custom built 4WD Tour Coach. All Camping equipment (except sleeping bags & pillows) is provided. In the case of breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances affecting the vehicle or guide, the operator reserves the right to substitute vehicles and guides, other than those specified, to ensure the operation of a tour.

 

Seat Allocation: Seats on tour vehicle are not pre allocated. To ensure all participants get to enjoy forward positioned and window seats, we have incorporated a daily seat rotation system.

 

Luggage: Please note that due to health and safety requirements luggage on tour is limited to one medium sized, soft sided bag per person. The sum of it's length, width and height is not to exceed 140cm. The maximum weight of the bag should not exceed 15 kilograms. If you are travelling as a couple, please pack two smaller bags, rather than one large one. A small daypack each is also permitted.

 

Group Sizes: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. This tour has a minimum of 8 passengers and a maximum of 15 passengers. Accompanying the group will be three guides, Sue & Brad Hile from Adventurous Women, as well as a male guide/driver from Inspiration Outdoors.

 

 

About the Camping Experience

 

Relaxed Evenings

A holiday isn’t a holiday if there isn’t time to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. It's our policy to provide crew members to carry out the campsite duties on camping tours - so there's no need for you to cook or wash dirty pots and pans.  All you need do is set up your tent (we provide demonstration on how to do this ... it's very simple) and we encourage you to help each other out, many choosing to put up the tents as a team of 2.

 

Delicious Food

Our very resourceful camp cook, Mr "AW", will be on board our tour!  He will ensure that fresh local produce and ingredients are used when available. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality of the meals prepared under what are sometimes difficult conditions. Three meals a day, plus morning tea and snacks are included in the price of your tour (unless otherwise specified - see tour itinerary for details). .

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know when you book, we are happy to adapt our tasty, nutritious meals to suit a variety of dietary needs.

 

Quality Equipment

Relax in air conditioned comfort in our 4WD vehicle – designed for outback conditions. Our vehicles are comfortable and regularly serviced to ensure their safety and reliability. They are also fitted with long-range high frequency radios and recovery gear, in case of emergency.

On our camping tours all the high-quality equipment you need is provided, including stretcher beds and a mattress to sleep on, double tents (YOU HAVE YOUR OWN TENT ... NO NEED TO SHARE) that you can stand up in and comfortable armchairs. All the eating utensils and crockery you will need, are provided for your convenience. All you need to bring are your personal effects, a pillow and a sleeping bag (or you can hire one from us if you need to).

 

Travel Arrangements

You will need to arrive in Broome the day prior to departure and fly out of Kununurra the day after the tour finishes. We will pick you up from your hotel on the first day. 

 

Cancellations

Adventurous Women reserves the right to cancel any tour in the event of minimum numbers not being reached. We hope that you do not need to cancel your booking. However, if you do, our cancellation fee, based on the notice given prior to the departure date, is:

 

More than 60 Days: $150 Administration Fee

60 days plus prior to trip departure – loss of deposit

59 – 30 days prior to trip departure – 50% of the full price of the tour

29 – 15 days prior to trip departure – 75% of full price of tour

Within 14 days of the trip departure – 100% of the full price of the total price for the trip.

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.


If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON:  $3595.00 / or $3550 for Financial Adventurous Women Club Members - (Join Now and Save)

 

 

TO SECURE A PLACE ON THIS TOUR, A $500 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED.  CLICK ON THE "BOOK NOW" BUTTON BELOW, FILL OUT OUR BOOKING FORM & SUBMIT IT.  WE'LL THEN PROVIDE YOU WITH AN INVOICE FOR YOUR DEPOSIT.


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