Kimberley Complete (Reverse)

15 Day Kimberley Wilderness Adventure from Broome to Broome with APT

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Kimberley Complete (Reverse). Explore spectacular gorges, remote pools and see the wonders of the Kimberley, from stunning Mitchell Falls to breathtaking Bungle Bungles staying at the region's best stations and resorts....read more

     
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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
312 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
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1 Reviews
Trip Code:
GKC15R

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore this fascinating place. Head to the Sunset Bar and Grill at your resort to see one of Australia’s best sunsets over Cable Beach. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner before your fascinating journey commences. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (D)
2 Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge
Your day starts with a visit to the fascinating Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be more than 1,500 years old and measuring an incredible 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was once used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they were walked to Derby. Today, the hollow tree is a registered Aboriginal site of great cultural significance. Continue your journey along the iconic Gibb River Road, a remote 660-kilometre outback highway stretching between Broome and Kununurra. The‘Gibb’ traverses the wild heart of the Kimberley, passing spectacular landscapes of intensely coloured ranges, dramatic gorges, deep rock pools and spectacular waterfalls. Turn off the Gibb River Road to the extraordinary Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. With torch in hand, wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to the sight of a tranquil and stunning oasis. Continue on to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above glistening white sands. Admire the ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and scour the banks for a glimpse of the freshwater crocodiles. Back on the Gibb River Road, travel into the King Leopold Range National Park, which covers more than 900,000 acres and features seven rugged ranges. Later, arrive at your lodge for dinner. Stay Two Nights: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
3 Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Here you can also enjoy a spot of birdwatching. If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can hike to the lower pool of the gorge and take a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall. (B/L/D)
4 Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to discover some of the region’s most secluded gorges. At Galvans Gorge, a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above. Continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water. Turn off the Gibb River Road and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Later, arrive at Drysdale River Station and enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property, including a delicious dinner. Stay: Drysdale River Station (B/L/D)
5 Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion)
Cross the beautiful Drysdale River, then ascend the Mitchell Plateau to enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes. For the next two nights, experience Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, with its Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture. In the heart of the Mitchell Plateau, your accommodation is perfectly positioned beside the Pandanus palm-fringed Camp Creek, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. For wildlife watchers, the region’s fantastic array of bird life includes brolgas, herons, kites and sea eagles, as well as rainforest birds. This evening, be treated to a superb three-course dinner that showcases the region’s finest local produce. For the perfect accompaniment, a selection of flavoursome beers from Matso’s Broome Brewery and wines from Rosabrook Estate are available. Stay Two Nights: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • See ancient rock art during a visit to Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries.
6 Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight
Spend a full day discovering Mitchell Falls. When available, a local Indigenous guide will join the adventure. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy an included spectacular helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding area on the way back to your vehicle.
7 Mitchell Plateau, Gibb River Road, Home Valley Station
Rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the mighty Durack River before arriving at Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Discover the spellbinding scenery that captivated audiences in Baz Luhrmann’s movie “Australia”, including the imposing yet strikingly beautiful backdrop of the majestic Cockburn Range. Head to a superb viewing area as you savour this inspirational setting with sunset drinks, as you gaze out to the ever-changing colours of the Cockburn Range as the sun retreats. Stay: Home Valley Station (B/L/D)
8 El Questro, Emma Gorge
Cross the Pentecost River into El Questro, covering a staggering 700,000 acres. Tonight, absorb the serene surroundings before indulging in a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers. Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • End your day with a relaxing soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs.
9 El Questro, Wyndham, Parrys Lagoon
After a hearty breakfast, continue exploring remarkable El Questro. Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and take a revitalising swim. Afterwards, head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch at an iconic outback pub before visiting the serene Parry’s Lagoon, a splendid birdwatcher’s paradise. Stay Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)
10 Ord River, Lake Kununurra
Explore the beauty of Kununurra this morning at leisure before travelling to the majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Join a spectacular wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From modern shaded vessels, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations to create an area rich in wildlife, flora and undeniable beauty. Enjoy a mesmerising sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra. (B/L/D)
11 Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm
Depart Kununurra and journey to Purnululu National Park, one of Australia’s most stunning natural landscapes. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, ascending to 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park. Enjoy a delicious dinner and share your adventures with your fellow travellers. Stay Two Nights: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
12 Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the Bungle Bungle domes. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history of the range to life. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the domes (own expense). (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy drinks as you take in a sensational sunset over the striking Bungle Bungle massif.
13 Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing
Head to Halls Creek and admire the unusual China Wall. A natural quartz formation that runs six kilometres along the landscape, the wall is an echo of that for which it was named - the Great Wall of China. Continue on towards Fitzroy Crossing, a small settlement situated on the Fitzroy River. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (B/L/D)
14 Geikie Gorge, Broome
Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time - an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise before returning to Broome. Return to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before your Farewell Dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (B/L/D)
15 Depart Broome
Discover the delights of Cable Beach Resort and Spa as you enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach, enjoy a free art and history tour, or take an early morning Yoga session. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Hike to Mitchell Falls, seeing ancient rock art, then return by helicopter, flying over the impressive cascade
  • Soak in hot pools of Zebedee Springs, a natural oasis in the heart of Kimberley
  • Enjoy sunset drinks and canapes overlooking the spectacular Bungle Bungle Massif as the colours turn from orange to red
Trip Inclusions
  • Included sightseeing in up to 19 locations
  • APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Small group travel with a maximum of 20 guests
  • Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
  • All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers
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. On some of the more challenging walks at Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls and Piccaninny Creek, you'll be accompanied and assisted by two expert APT guides. 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 based on 2019 season and are subject to change.
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • 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
  • Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. Obtaining Comprehensive Travel Insurance which includes (without limitation) coverage for medical expenses, loss or damage to luggage, cruise and land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, disruption, loss of deposit and strikes is mandatory and forms part of your booking contract when booking an Outback holiday. We highly recommend that you take out a policy out at the time of booking for all tours and ensure it covers for remote evacuations, which may be at a high cost.
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Reviews (1)

15 Day Kimberley Complete (Reverse) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“We were able to really get a feel for the Kimberley”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2017 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

The trip was excellent. We were able to really get a feel for the Kimberley. Food on the trip was excellent - better in the lodges than even Cable Beach. Walks were a little challenging due to terrain but always rewarded with a wonderful swim. A little downtime at the wilderness lodges would have been great but not at the expense of seeing all the sights.

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