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Twin Gorges Walk

We pick you up at Broome Airport 11.00 AM and drive some 400 km to the east to the traditional lands of the  Bunuba people in the far North West of Australia. Our first full day is spent in an large aboriginal community at Fitzroy Crossing - named after the Fitzroy River - a river that has the largest flow of any river in Australia. Here we learn about contemporary aboriginal people - their art, culture, history and day to day struggles in a modern world.The next day we take a boat tour up Geike Gorge and witness wildlife of the river including crocodiles.  After this we start our trip out into  cattle station country to places that no other tours visit. We visit the beautiful Brooking Creek and gorge and get glimpses of life on the Brooking Springs Cattle station. The next day we head out to Leopold Station and the Oscar Ranges Conservation Park. Here we visit important aboriginal ceremonial sites and admire the ancient rock art while our indigenous guides explain the symbolism of the art and the importance of the site to the Tradional owners - the Bunuba people.  After a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water we move on to our home for the next few nights - the tiny outpost of the Biridu community.  Remarkably this remote site has full amenities and unique traditional "bower shed" style accommodation - and we have it to ourselves.  After a delicious meal of local beef or fish from the rivers (Barramundi or Black Bream or, if you like, local bush tucker - don't ask) campfire stories of the drovers and station life of the past come to life under the stars in this unique and remote part of the Kimberley – you have it to yourselves. Early risers will be rewarded with prolific bird life including Brolgas, huge flocks of Budgerigars and many other species.  The next few days are spent exploring the Fitzroy river, Oscar Ranges and Leopold Ranges including the historical ruins of settlers first homesteads and aboriginal sites. Our 2nd last  day  takes you to Tunnel Creek and and Windjana Gorge - back on the tourist track but it is worth it. During our story telling you would have  learnt about the local Bunuba hero -  Jandamarra.  You have been on his country for most of this week and now it will all come to life - this is the scene of the most dramatic battles and ultimate demise of one Australia's most significant resistance fighter and his followers.  These battles occurred started and finished here in caves and tunnels of Tunnel Creek.  No trip here is complete without visiting these sites. Our last day takes us to the historical old town and port of Derby.  Set on mud flats and with an 8m tide the Derby pier is unique. This town  was the capital of the Kimberley and has many significant historical sites to round off your trip.  This is the only night we stay in a hotel - a good chance to get the dust out. Early next morning we return to Broome.

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