Join Adventurous Women ® ™ on the experience of a life time, exploring the magical Kimberley Region of WA! The Gibb River Road is one of Australia's must do bucket list travel experiences and our journey takes us along this iconic route, heading towards Kununurra. The wide open spaces, the gorges, waterfalls and the spectacular Bungle Bungles, among so many other amazing & natural features of the area.
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).
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
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.
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). .
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.
Relax in air conditioned comfort in our 4WD vehicle â€“ 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).
You will need to arrive in Broome the day prior to departure and fly out of Broome the day after the tour finishes. We will pick you up from your hotel on the first day.
At this time of year the days are typically clear and warm (average max 33Â°C) and the evenings can be cool.
Non-Refundable Deposit Required To Secure Your Place $500.00 - CLICK ON THE BOOK NOW BUTTON BELOW, FILL OUT OUR BOOKING FORM AND WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PAYMENT DETAILS BY RETURN EMAIL.
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'll visit and the Prison Boab Tree, before starting our drive right at the beginning of the Gibb River Road. Our first stop on the Gibb, will be the Mowanjum Arts Centre, showcasing some of the Kimberley's best Aboriginal Art. By late afternoon we'll be setting up our first campsite at the beautiful Windjana Gorge. As the sunset hits the gorge, we'll be enjoying our first glass of wine, toasting the start of this fabulous adventure.
Meals: Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner
Get ready for an exciting day!!
We'll break camp early, head into Windjana Gorge and wander through this ancient Devonian Reef, hearing stories of a local Aboriginal hero and see if we can spot the freshwater crocodiles that live here. Then, it's time to break out the headlamps as we head to Tunnel Creek, where we walk and wade through this amazing 800m tunnel, with it's beautiful cave formations. As we re-emerge into the light, it's back on the bus to head to Silent Grove Campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Silent Grove Campsite
The Gibb River Road is known for its beautiful swimming holes and today we will visit three! In the morning we will walk into Bell Gorge and waterfall, where you can enjoy a number of swimming holes and laz on the flat orange rocks at the waters edge. Next up, it's 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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!! :) Do dome washing and enjoy a beer or wine at the bar. Later on we'll head over to the Steakhouse at El Questro where the staff will cook up a feast for us!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
2 Morning Teas
- Day pack - one with a waist strap is best to help take some weight off your shoulders
- Shorts, trousers and shirts for walking - lightweight and quick-dry material are best
- Casual clothing for evenings and rest days
- Warm clothing in case of cold evenings & mornings - jumper, tracksuit pants, beanie
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- Socks - note that thick explorer socks can get uncomfortably hot in the Kimberley
- Comfortable walking shoes or boots (ankle support recommended)
- Shoes suitable for walking in water (creeks). Sturdy walking sandals are best - they dry easily, you can shower in them wear them around camp
- Sun protection - hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothing
- Bathers and swimming towel (lightweight so you can easily carry it)
- Towel for washing
- Toiletries, hand sanitiser and personal medication
- Sleeping bag (warm enough for min temperatures of approx 4 degrees Celsius). You can hire a sleeping bag from us for $35 for the whole tour if you would prefer
- Reliable headlamp with spare batteries (better than a torch because you can still use both hands when wearing a headlamp)
- Any preferred first aid supplies such as blister treatment (Your guides will carry a full first-aid kit)
- Water bottle/s or camelback - 2 to 3 litre capacity
- Fly net
- Insect Repellent
- Camera and charger/batteries (optional)
- Walking poles (optional)
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.