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Darwin to Broome 4WD Adventure

Explore the rich beauty, hidden gorges, flowing rivers and stunning landscapes of the Kimberley region of North West Australia. For the fit and active who want to well and truly get off the beaten track. 

Experience the wild and rugged beauty of Australia’s northwest tip on this 4WD journey through the Kimberleys. A region of breathtaking natural scenery, rich brooding landscapes and plentiful iconic wildlife, this is a taste of Australia at its most untamed. Explore the narrow rock passages winding through the Bungle Bungles, spot crocodiles sunning on the banks of Windjana Gorge and discover the gorgeous swimming holes of El Questro and Katherine. For a trip that brings you face-to-face with Australia’s vast horizons and immense wilderness, you really can’t go past this Darwin to Broome 4WD adventure.

Day 1 : Darwin
Welcome to the tropical city of Darwin, where your overland adventure begins. After meeting up with your group and leader, head south and stop at either Edith Falls for a swim or explore Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. This is where the group will have lunch (seasonal choice). Head to your overnight private campsite on the edge of Nitmiluk National Park, where permanent tents with swags await you. In the evening, settle down for dinner with the group.

Accommodation: Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 4 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 2 kilometres.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Lake Argyle
After breakfast this morning, continue on to Lake Argyle, which has been created by the Ord River Dam. Admire the sheer size of this 700 square kilometre man made spectacle. The lake is home to many species of native fish and thousands of freshwater crocodiles. Take an optional sunset cruise before setting up camp nearby for the night.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 7.5 hours. Total walking distance is around 1 kilometre.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Ranges)
Start the morning with some free time for a stroll around the picturesque town of Kununurra. Don’t forget to use this time to stock up on any last minute supplies before heading out into the remote Kimberley region. Once out of town its time for some 4WD action as your experienced guide winds our specially designed truck across the challenging terrain of the entrance to Purnululu National Park, home of the iconic Bungle Bungles. It’s a rugged ride but the scenery is fantastic. Enjoy an amazing Kimberley sunset at your bush camp.

Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities - no showers)
Note: Total driving today is around 5.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 5 kilometres.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : The Bungle Bungles
After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities, as the group heads back out to explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungles. Hike to the thin, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the enormous Cathedral Gorge. There’s also the opportunity to experience a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head back to your overnight bush camp.

Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities - no showers)
Note: Total driving time today is around 1 hour. Total walking distance is approximately 5 kilometres.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Bungle Bungles and El Questro
After breakfast today, get back on the road toward El Questro Station. Admire the remarkable scenery of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges, and head along the vast nature trail of Warnum (Turkey Creek). In the late afternoon, head to your campsite in El Questro, a wilderness park since 1991 for dinner and a cool drink at the swinging Arm Bar.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 1 kilometre.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : El Questro Station
Spend the day exploring El Questro. Start off with a dip at Zebedee Springs before taking on a hike in the Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight, enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to 7 kilometres.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Gibb River Road and Mount Barnett
After breakfast, its time to hit the road again and start travelling along the legendary Gibb River Road, a 600 kilometre dirt track running through the centre of the Kimberley. Fording rivers and weaving through gorges, travel by 4WD along the wild Gibb River Road – a 600-kilometre stretch that winds right through the heart of the Kimberley. We’ve got a fair bit of ground to cover today, so there is a fair bit of drive time, but we’ll be breaking the journey up with lunch and at a few stop-offs along the way. Tonight’s destination is at Mt Barnett station located very close to Manning Gorge. This evening we camp at Mount Barnett by the banks of a crystal clear fresh water river, perfect to cool off in after your day hiking.

Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 2 kilometres.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Manning Gorge
We spend the morning exploring the stunning Manning Gorge and enjoy a swim in the pools under Manning Falls. Depending on the season, post-lunch we spend the afternoon exploring Adcock or Galvans gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 1 hr hours. Total walking distance is approximately 6 kilometres.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Bells Gorge and Windjana Gorge
The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this morning is no exception. After breakfast we adventure to Bell Gorge home to a stunning cascade of water flowing from the previous wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. The afternoon sees us head to Windjana Gorge, a segment of 375 million-year-old reef that was once underwater. Cut through by the Lennard River, which runs during the wet season then breaks up into little billabongs during the dry, this gorge attracts many species of bird and bat and is a great spot to see wild freshwater crocodiles.

Accommodation: Camping (with facilities)
Note: Total driving time today is around 4.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 4-6 kilometres.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Broome
Begin the day exploring the Napier Range. The major attraction here is a guided walk through Tunnel Creek, an extensive limestone cave system that extends 750 m underground. Inside, shards of sunlight stream in through crevices, little bats flutter about and enormous stalactites rear down from the ceiling. Then make the final drive on to Broome, hopefully arriving in time for a stunning Cable Beach sunset.

Note: Total driving time today is around 4 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 4 kilometres. Any onward travel must be booked for the following day after the tour finishes.
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Departure Points: Select Darwin accommodation from 6.30am
Default pick up: The Youth Shack between 6.30-7.15am (69 Mitchell St, Darwin)

Selcted Saturdays from April to September

Tour Finishes: Select Broome accommodation early evening day 10

A sleeping bag is required for this tour. You can bring your own or pre-purchase one from Adventure Tours for AUD $50

There are optional activities available on this tour, all of which can be booked by your Guide on the bus.

Day 2 - Lake Argyle

  • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise 

Day 4 - Bungle Bungles

  • Helicopter Flight – Bungle Bungles