Tour Code: GKC15

APT 15 Days Kimberley Complete

Start your complete Kimberley experience by travelling up the red 4WD track to visit Cape Leveque. Continue on to Mitchell Plateau enjoying a scenic flight over Mitchell Falls and spend two nights in Purnululu National Park.

Fitness Level (1-4):

Tour Fitness level 2 out of 4

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the beauty of Cape Leveque and the remote Dampier Peninsula
  • Journey on the famed Gibb River Road
  • Torch in hand, wade through Tunnel Creek
  • Discover Windjana, Bell, Galvans and Barnett River gorges
  • Ascend beautiful Mitchell Plateau
  • See Wandjina and Gwion rock art
  • Take a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls

Tour Points

Bus Type: Medium
Accomodation: Hotel
Group Size: 20
Departs: 7:00am Broome
Returns: 7:00PM Broome
Bring: Camera, hat, water bottle, walking shoes, swimwear



Tour Features:

Sunset DrinksExperience Aboriginal Culture during the tour

Special Inclusions:

Cruise Included in TourHelicopter Flight Included in Tour

Tour Information

Day 1. Broome

Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore this fascinating place. Broome suffered numerous attacks by the Japanese during World War II, and there are a number of remarkable and poignant sites to visit in this historic pearl diving town. Make your way to the Sunset Bar and Grill at your resort to see one of Australia’s best sunsets. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure before your fascinating journey into the Kimberley commences.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Day 2. Boab Prison Tree, 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 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 that laze on the shores of the Lennard River.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 3. Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming

Journey on the Gibb River Road into the King Leopold Range National Park. Covering more than 900,000 acres and featuring seven rugged ranges, it is also home to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of spectacularly tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Take a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall that feeds the lower pool and then go birdwatching. If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can choose from a number of hiking options.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 4. Galvans Gorge, Wandjina Art, Barnett River 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. Inspect the Wandjina rock art on the gorge walls and take a leisurely swim. Continue to the beautiful Barnett River, where you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim. Turn off the Gibb River Road and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Arrive at Drysdale River Station and enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 5. Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Wandjina Art, 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. The Kimberley’s rock art is arguably some of the world’s oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. Visit Wandjina and Bradshaw Art - Gwion Gwion galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. For the next two nights, experience Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, with its brand new 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 bird life includes brolgas, herons, kites and sea eagles, as well as rainforest birds.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 6. Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight

Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its magnificent waterfalls and Indigenous art. When available, local Aboriginal guides will join the adventure, imparting their knowledge of the area and sharing their cultural beliefs. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen Aboriginal art. Continue on to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at Mitchell Falls. With superb scenery and rich culture, you can swim in the pools above the falls and spot the region’s abundant wildlife. We have also included a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to the vehicle - or, if you prefer, hike back with your guide. Longer helicopter flights over this captivating and remote coastline are available at additional expense. Then, it’s time to return to our wilderness lodge to relax, knowing you have just experienced a day most people can only dream of. Perhaps spend some time in front of the camp fire recounting today’s tales with your new found friends.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 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 Cockburn Range. Here you’ll enjoy an overnight stay in this inspirational setting.

Stay: Home Valley Station

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 8. Home Valley Station, El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge

Learn about the Indigenous training program and the history of the Kimberley’s cattle stations on a tour of Home Valley Station. Gain insight into the work that the Indigenous Land Corporation - ILC do here and discover the amazing scenery where the movie ‘Australia’ was filmed. Later, cross the Pentecost River into El Questro Wilderness Park, covering a staggering one million acres. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and visit the station township. Tonight, absorb the serene surroundings before indulging in a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Emma Gorge Resort in El Questro

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 9. El Questro, Wyndham, Parry’s Lagoon

After a delicious breakfast, continue exploring the remarkable El Questro Wilderness Park. 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 bird watcher’s paradise.

Stay: Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 10. Kununurra, Freedom of Choice

Today, explore the beauty of Kununurra with an exclusive Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusion. Perhaps travel to Lake Argyle and explore one of the most stunning river systems in Australia with a cruise along the mighty Ord River. Alternatively, perhaps board a purpose-built airboat and arrive at a location filled with stunning scenery. Another option is to take in the agricultural highlights of Kununurra, including a tour of Diversion Dam, the Pumphouse and Ivanhoe Crossing, as well as a tour of the Hoochery Rum Distillery. This evening, spend your time at leisure.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

Day 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 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 beneath a star-studded sky and share your adventures around the camp fire with your fellow travellers.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 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 high walls of 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. Gaze down at the domes from above for a new appreciation of this truly spectacular landscape. As the sun begins to set, savour the magnificent scene created by the striking colours of the range.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 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

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 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. Enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset before a Farewell Dinner at Cable Beach Club’s Sunset Bar and Grill.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 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, be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast