Kimberley Outback Tours – Gibb River Road Tour

Taste of the Kimberley  8 Day – Broome to Broome

For those with limited time, this 8 day, 7 night Taste of the Kimberley will introduce you to the highlights of the Kimberley but may leave you with a desire to return.

Experience the iconic Gibb River Road.

$4,500 pp

Tour Information

Highlights & Inclusions

For those with limited time, the eight day Taste of the Kimberley will introduce you to the highlights of the Kimberley

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Experienced Guide

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Boab Prison Tree
  • Gibb River Road
  • King Leopold Ranges
  • Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge
  • Bell Gorge
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Home Valley Station
  • Pentacost River Crossing
  • Zebedee Springs
  • El Questro
  • Five Rivers Lookout
  • Lake Argyle Dam
  • Purnululu National Park
  • Bungle Bungle Range
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • Piccaninny Lookout
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Fitzroy River
  • Tunnel Creek
  • Windjana Gorge

Taste of the Kimberley – 8 day / 7 night – Broome to Broome

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day One - Broome to Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge

Leaving Broome behind we make our way to Derby, the site of the largest tidal variance in Australia.

Learn of Derby’s role in World War 2 and take a brief stop at the 1500-year-old Boab Prison Tree.

From here we head deep into the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Reserve to the heart of the Kimberley where we will settle in for the evening at Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge.

Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge —Ensuited Safari Tent. (LD)

Day Two - Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge

Today’s journey is a drive to Bell Gorge, one of the most iconic gorges of the Gibb River Road.

After taking a relatively flat walk, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to take a swim in a magical Kimberley waterhole.

The more adventurous may then choose to go further to the larger bottom waterhole. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the perfect location.

Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge —Ensuited Safari Tent. (BLD)

Day Three - Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge to Home Valley Station

Our first stop is Galvans Gorge, where you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip.

We continue our journey along the Gibb River Road before arriving at Home Valley Station, where we stay tonight.

Home Valley Station is a training base for indigenous people to learn hospitality and pastoral skills.

Home Valley Station — Guest Room. (BLD)

Day Four - Home Valley Station to Kununurra

We cross the Pentecost River Crossing where I’m sure you will take a photo looking onto the amazing Cockburn Ranges.

This morning we will soak in the warm waters of Zebedee Springs on El Questro Station.

We visit the original town of the East Kimberley, Wyndham where we drive to the top of the Bastion Range to view the 5 major rivers of the East Kimberley entering the Cambridge Gulf.

We will then join Kimberley Cat at Lake Argyle as we cruise, swim and enjoy a unique sunset.

Ivanhoe Village — Cabin. (BBasketLD)

Day Five - Kununurra to Purnululu National Park

Take a Kununurra town tour before crossing the diversion dam and once again travelling the Great Northern Highway, this time through the spectacular Carr Boyd Ranges as we head towards the Bungle Bungles.

We will spend time exploring part of the magnificent Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungle Range. We will take a walk through the Bee Hive Domes as we make our way into Cathedral Gorge.

Tonight, we stay at a camp at the Bungles.

Safari Tent or Halls Creek (room), depending on availability. (BBasketLD)

Day Six - Purnululu National Park to Halls Creek

Today we will take a walk to Piccaninny Lookout where we will be rewarded with views over even more of the Domes and we will take a walk through the very special Echidna Chasm. Settle in at Halls Creek for a beautiful Kimberley dinner and our overnight stay at Halls Creek.

Halls Creek (room). (BBasketLD)

Day Seven - Halls Creek to Fitzroy River Lodge

Gold was first discovered in Western Australia at Halls Creek by Charlie Hall on Christmas Day in 1885. Today Halls Creek is a trading centre for this vast pastoral area.

This afternoon we will learn of the indigenous culture and bush tucker as we take a cruise on Geikie Gorge. This is our second encounter with the mighty Fitzroy River, which carved through this ancient limestone reef creating Geikie Gorge.

Fitzroy River Lodge Ensuited Safari Tent. (BLD)

Day Eight - Fitzroy River Lodge to Broome

We start our final day early as we explore more of the Napier Range, an ancient limestone reef. We will take a walking tour through Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system, carved beneath the Napier Range by Tunnel Creek.

Windjana Gorge is part of this same Devonian limestone reef system, carved by the Lennard River.

This afternoon we make our way back to Broome where we bid farewell to new friends.

Departure Dates – Tour Notes – Tour Vehicle Info – T&C’s

Taste of the Kimberley - 8 Day Broome to Broome

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What to Bring

It is essential that you bring a torch, good walking/trekking shoes, sandals or old runners, broad-brimmed hat with all round protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel and a personal water bottle.

It is also recommended that you bring insect repellent, warm clothes for the evening, personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required. Please also bring your own pillow and sleeping bag.

Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions can be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
  • This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 4-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Temperatures can be extreme i.e. very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some morning and frequent stops between destinations.
  • This tour is not suitable for children.
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.  Failure to purchase travel insurance may result in out of pocket expenses in the case of accident, illness or road closures.  We recommend Travel Insurance that includes coverage for Medical Evacuation.
  • It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred accommodation pick up point. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time. Our default pick up point is the local Visitor Centre.

Terms & Conditions

These are the Terms and Conditions under which Kimberley Outback Tours noted below. Payment of the Tour deposit represents an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below.

BOOKINGS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS

You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20% per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed. The deposit will be required within 7 days of booking. The balance of payment is due 30 days prior to departure date. Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars inclusive of GST for Australia and are valid for travel until 30 September 2018.

CREDIT CARD FEES

If paying by credit card a small transaction fee of 1.1% is applicable. Cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard.

CANCELLATIONS

For cancellations made within 29 days of your scheduled departure, you will be held financially responsible for your entire reservation, unless Kimberley Outback Tours Pty Ltd can fill the vacancy. Changes of reservation date or early departure are treated as cancellations and will carry the same fee. You

For cancellations made within 29 days of your scheduled departure, you will be held financially responsible for your entire reservation, unless Kimberley Outback Tours Pty Ltd can fill the vacancy. Changes of reservation date or early departure are treated as cancellations and will carry the same fee. You are, however, always welcome to send a friend or a family member in your place.

Note: Management reserves the right to re-assign, cancel or change seats in unforeseen circumstances.

  • 30 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit;
  • Between15 and 29 days prior to departure, we will retain 50% of the total booking cost
  • 14 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.

Cancellation fees will not be waived as a result of:
• Sickness or injury.
• Delayed, rescheduled or missed flights or connected travelling.
• Climatic, political or social incidents

HEALTH, FITNESS & MOBILITY

We will assume all passengers are in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness and we are not liable for any injury, illness during any activity. If a passenger requires any special mental or physical assistance, then a companion to help and assist must accompany them.

We will not be responsible for any costs associated with cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend comprehensive Travel Insurance be purchased to cover the loss of deposits, medical emergencies and all cancellation costs in case your health and fitness status should change.

BOOKING EXTRAS & LUGGAGE LIMITS

Passengers are requested to notify Kimberley Outback Tours of any special requirements, related to diet or health requirements at the time the booking is made. We will notify all third parties of these requirements and will endeavour to ensure they are met. However, we cannot guarantee that all special requirements will be met in all instances.

Luggage is restricted to 15-20kg soft bags per person with a small day pack for easy access of sunglasses, sunblock, camera, etc.. Passenger’s luggage is entirely at their own risk during the tour.

LIABILITY

Kimberley Outback Tours do not accept any responsibility or liability for any injury, loss, damage, change of itinerary or inconvenience caused either directly or indirectly as a result of events which are outside of Kimberley Outback Tours control. Kimberley Outback Tours will not be liable for any loss, damage, omission or act of negligence or otherwise committed by third parties or other operators, their assignees or agents.

Itineraries are correct at time of publication and may differ slightly to the one displayed in the brochure/website. Occasionally itineraries change as operators make changes based on feedback from past travellers or due to weather or conditions.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION:

No seats are allocated on tour. Rotation of seats is encouraged for interaction with fellow passengers

  • No smoking is allowed on board our tour vehicles.
  • At the discretion of Kimberley Outback Tours, if any passengers conduct or condition is creating an unsafe environment for themselves, other passengers or tour operator, they will not be permitted access to the bus to continue the tour and no refund will be paid.
  • Most tours require a certain level of participation. This may include assisting and cleaning with the preparation of meals and setting up camp.

Customer Feedback

We can’t recommend this tour enough. We look forward to more wonderful experiences with this fabulous company. Thank you all so much.

Bob

We grew together as a group and formed friendships.  We learned about the aboriginal dreamtime, the rainbows and sunsets.

Amanda S

A wonderful exciting adventure, The scenery was truly amazing. our guide was informative ,caring and very knowledgeable about the area

Morza

Every day we travelled through the scenic Kimberley ranges on roads that you wouldn’t want to take your own car on, to beautiful places that you wouldn’t find on your own. Most days, this involved a bushwalk to a river or a lake, with a swim or boat trip. A highlight was a challenging 1 hour walk up a dry river bed, for a welcome swim in a deep pool under a 60 metre droplet waterfall at Emma Gorge in El Questro Wilderness Park.

Roger S

About us

Kimberley Outback Tours commenced touring in the Kimberley in 2006.  We have gradually expanded across the Kimberley, introducing many Australian and International visitors to our wonderful part of Australia. Kimberley Outback Tours prides itself on offering something for everyone, no matter which way you like to travel, with Tours, Accommodation, Camping and Self Drive Packages. So please come join us as we help you discover the very best of the Kimberley and beyond.

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