Essence of the Kimberley

9 Day Kimberley Wilderness Adventure from Broome to Broome with APT

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 9 Day Essence of the Kimberley. Discover the beauty of the Kimberley on this Remote Land Journey. Explore Purnululu National Park, listen to the acoustics in Cathedral George & wander El Questro.

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$ 5,371
Per Person ($AU)
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Kimberley Wilderness Adventure Starts In
Starts In
Broome
Kimberley Wilderness Adventure Ends In
Ends In
Broome
Accomodation
Accomodation
4.5 - 5 Star
22
Max Group Size
22
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Moderate
Trip Pace
Moderate
Countries Explored:
Australia
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
342 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.6 out of 5
7 Reviews
Trip Code:
GKBR9

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Broome, Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Visit the Boab Prison Tree before traversing the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Later, continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (L/D)
2 Geikie Gorge, Purnululu National Park
Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore Geikie Gorge. Head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
3 Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Today starts with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.
4 Echidna Chasm, Kununurra
Enjoy a hike to Echidna Chasm. Afterwards, travel to Kununurra. Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)
5 Ord River, El Questro
A wildlife cruise on the Ord River provides a front-row seat to the area's unique wildlife this morning. Later, travel to El Questro. Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D)
6 Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station
Hike to Emma Gorge before a relaxing Signature Experience. Tonight, head to a spectacular viewpoint just in time for sunset. Soak up the views with a glass of bubbly and watch as the ever-changing colours dance over the Cockburn Range. Stay: Home Valley Station (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest.
7 Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road
Enjoy lunch at Manning Gorge then continue to Galvans Gorge to admire the rock art. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
8 Bell Gorge
Travel to Bell Gorge today, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. (B/L/D)
9 Derby, Depart Broome
Travel to Derby and visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later, return to Broome, where your journey comes to an end. (B/L)
1 Arrive Broome, Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Visit the Boab Prison Tree before traversing the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Later, continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (L/D)
2 Geikie Gorge, Purnululu National Park
Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore Geikie Gorge. Head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
3 Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Today starts with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.
4 Echidna Chasm, Kununurra
Enjoy a hike to Echidna Chasm. Afterwards, travel to Kununurra. Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)
5 Ord River, El Questro
A wildlife cruise on the Ord River provides a front-row seat to the area's unique wildlife this morning. Later, travel to El Questro. Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D)
6 Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station
Hike to Emma Gorge before a relaxing Signature Experience. Tonight, head to a spectacular viewpoint just in time for sunset. Soak up the views with a glass of bubbly and watch as the ever-changing colours dance over the Cockburn Range. Stay: Home Valley Station (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest.
7 Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road
Enjoy lunch at Manning Gorge then continue to Galvans Gorge to admire the rock art. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
8 Bell Gorge
Travel to Bell Gorge today, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. (B/L/D)
9 Derby, Depart Broome
Travel to Derby and visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later, return to Broome, where your journey comes to an end. (B/L)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Cruise the iconic Ord River, spotting countless freshwater crocodiles before a sunset over the Carr Boyd Ranges
  • Enjoy sunset drinks and canapes overlooking the spectacular Bungle Bungle Massif as the colours turn from orange to red
  • Soak in hot pools of Zebedee Springs, a natural oasis in the heart of Kimberley
Trip Inclusions
  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • Expert APT Driver-Guide
  • Airport transfers and park fees
Included Meals
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 25 meals are included throughout this trip
Accommodation
  • APT's network of secluded Wilderness Lodges are perfectly placed in the key Kimberley locations
Activity Level
  • A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over rugged terrain with uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces. Some walks will require you to clamber over large boulders up to one metre high. This tour contains some longer, more challenging walks. Sturdy walking shoes are an absolute must on all adventures. Please enquire about our Health and Fitness Mobility checklist at the time of booking
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Journey Highlights
  • Cruise the iconic Ord River, spotting countless freshwater crocodiles before a sunset over the Carr Boyd Ranges
  • Enjoy sunset drinks and canapes overlooking the spectacular Bungle Bungle Massif as the colours turn from orange to red
  • Soak in hot pools of Zebedee Springs, a natural oasis in the heart of Kimberley
Trip Inclusions
  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • Expert APT Driver-Guide
  • Airport transfers and park fees
Included Meals
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 25 meals are included throughout this trip
Accommodation
  • APT's network of secluded Wilderness Lodges are perfectly placed in the key Kimberley locations
Activity Level
  • A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over rugged terrain with uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces. Some walks will require you to clamber over large boulders up to one metre high. This tour contains some longer, more challenging walks. Sturdy walking shoes are an absolute must on all adventures. Please enquire about our Health and Fitness Mobility checklist at the time of booking
Trip Notes

  • The 2021 itinerary may differ slightly to the 2020 itinerary outlined here. APT will advise guests of any changes upon release of their full Kimberley Wilderness Adventures 2021 Brochure
  • Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations
  • Tours at the start of the season are more susceptible to itinerary changes due to late seasonal rain
  • APT highly recommends travel insurance
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (7)

9 Day Essence of the Kimberley reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Fantastic tour of the Kimberley”
- CA, United States Sep 2019

Our tour through the Kimberley was all that we were hoping for. We were treated like royalty and the small group size meant that the guide could be very accommodating. The tour does cover a lot of ground so we were on the move a lot. The 15-day tour might be better than the 9-day in that respect. Yvonne and Global Journeys were very informative and made the booking process really easy. I'd definitely go through them again.
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“Adventure Tour Through The Kimberleys”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019 1 Helpful Vote

Global Journeys were very good to book through, helpful all the way. Enjoyed our tour Guide who did an amazing job - she did everything - drove the bus, organised food, luggage, hikes and other activities, with a great knowledge of the area and of Aboriginal Culture! Rather strenuous hikes on rough terrain into the gorges - needed to be fit and agile. Food very good and accommodation reasonably good, but you are in remote areas. Lots of kilometres to travel but that is the price to pay for...read more

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“Fantastic Kimberley Tour”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2018 3 Helpful Votes

This was a great way to see the Kimberley and travel to places we would not normally get to see. Travelling the infamous Gibb River Rd and the even worse road to the Bungles was a highlight. Spectacular walks to Gorges where we could swim in the pools, although quite fresh, and amazing colours of the geological formations. Great chance to see lots of wildlife. The accommodation provided by APT and the food exceeded expectations. Our tour group was of similar age but with diverse backgrounds and...read more

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“9 Day El Questro, Gorges & Purnululu Tour”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2018 2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful tour to magnificent areas of the Kimberley....made especially enjoyable by our brilliant Driver/Tour Director Kat whose knowledge and love of this unique part of Australia was fantastic. Accommodation/meals were excellent. A range of diverse activities added to the enjoyment of the tour. Global Journeys' streamlined booking system was very good and Hannah's attention to detail was excellent.

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“We felt special on this tour, a nice touch!”
- New Zealand Jun 2014 4 Helpful Votes

Probably my only comment is that although this is a 9 day trip, in reality it's 11 days, since it begins at 6am and ends after 5pm. It would be honest, and helpful, to maybe note that 'additional days may be required, before and after' or something to that effect. My understanding is that APT picks up at only 3 hotels in Broome. If we were given a list of those 3, perhaps we could have chosen which one. The Cable Beach Resort, however, was very nice (albeit, expensive). I certainly would have...read more

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