On is Iconic Kimberley trip explore the Mitchell Plateau and Purnululu National Park on this epic 4WD adventure. Stay at APT’s exclusive wilderness lodges and discover natural wonders including the iconic Bungle Bungle Range and Mitchell Falls.
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Day 1: Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome’s iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. Settle in and enjoy the evening at leisure. Head to the Sunset Bar and Grill and soak up the views of Broome’s incredible sunset as you enjoy a welcome dinner.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Day 2: Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Journey on the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above pristine white sands and fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it’s on to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to a serene oasis.
Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Bell Gorge
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. You might like to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a dip in the waterfall below. Alternatively, relax in the shade and enjoy a spot of birdwatching.
Day 4: Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans Gorge, where a refreshing swim awaits. Then, continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you’ll enjoy lunch before arriving at the historic cattle station of Drysdale River Station.
Hotel: Drysdale River Station
Day 5: Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River
Explore the Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries of the Mitchell Plateau before a swim in the clear waters of the King Edward River.
Hotel: APT’s exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights
Day 6: Mitchell Falls
A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery today. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls and view rarely seen rock art. See Big Mertens Falls, then enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, or you can hike back to the vehicle with your guide.
Day 7: Gibb River Road, El Questro
Bidding the Mitchell Plateau goodbye, rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the Durack and Pentecost rivers on the way to El Questro, an incredible cattle station come nature reserve that covers a staggering 700,000 acres.
Hotel: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, 2 nights
Day 8: El Questro
Hike to Emma Gorge where you’ll be rewarded with a swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Afterwards, head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling revitalised.
Day 9: Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm
Journey into Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Travel the Spring Creek Track before hiking to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock. Later, arrive at your lodge in the heart of the national park.
Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights
Day 10: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. Start 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). Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.
Day 11: Ord River, Kununurra
Travel to Lake Argyle today, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. From here, set out on a wildlife cruise along the mighty Ord River. Explore this ecological system that has developed from the damming of the river to create an area rich in native wildlife and flora.
Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort
Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort
Day 12: Depart Kununurra
Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
|2021 Dates & Prices||Twin Share From||Solo Traveler From|
|May: 06, 16, 19, 22||$8,895.00||$10,895.00|
|June: 01, 06, 11, 20||$8,995.00||$10,895.00|
|July: 03, 06, 1620, 26||$8,995.00||$10,895.00|
|August: 07, 11, 20, 24||$8,895.00||$10,895.00|
|September: 03, 06||$8,795.00||$10,795.00|
|** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse|
|Meals:||11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners|
|Transport:||Custom-designed 4WD vehicle|
|Accommodation:||6 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 5 nights outback accommodation|
|Guide:||Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.