Welcome to Gibb River Road


A high-clearance 4WD (eg Toyota Land Cruiser) is mandatory, with two spare tyres, tools, emergency water (20L minimum) and several days' food in case of breakdown. Britz in Broome is a reputable hire outfit. Fuel is limited and expensive, most mobile phones won't work, and temperatures can be life-threatening.


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$1472 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Broome to Darwin Multi-Day Camping Adventure Including Gibb River Road, Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle

Day 1: Broome to Tunnel CreekDepart Broome at 6am and head east into the Kimberley and onto the Gibb River Road. Visit Windjana Gorge, Derby and the Boab Prison tree before making this your exclusive bush camp under the stars.Day 2: Tunnel Creek To Bush CampBreak camp early and head for Tunnel Creek. Getting there nice and early normally ensures you'll have the place to yourself and are able to explore the 0.4-mile (700-meter) long cave and it's amazing features. From Tunnel Creek head for Bell Gorge, one of the nicest in the Kimberley where you'll do a short hike and have plenty of time for swimming and exploring. From Bell Gorge push onto another bush camp.Day 3: Bush Camp to Manning GorgeToday you'll spend most of the day exploring the amazing Manning Gorge. Having the whole day allows you to relax and take some of the less conventional routes which take you to lost gorges and ancient rock art. Camp tonight is on the banks of the Manning River. If time permits you may also see Adcock and Galvan's Gorges.Day 4: Manning Gorge to Pentecost RiverToday, push east toward the Pentecost River and Cockburn Range country. There are a few nice spots to visit today including waterholes and art sites.Day 5: Pentecost River to Purnululu National Park/Bungle BunglesFrom your amazing camp site, drive a short distance to Emma falls at El Questro Station. Here there is great 3km long hike ending at a beautiful waterhole. Next, push onto Purnululu National Park, ideally arriving in time for sunset.Day 6: Purnululu National Park to Bush CampSpend the day at Purnululu exploring all there is on offer including the Picaninny creek area, Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm. There is also time for a scenic flight for those interested (payable direct). Your camp tonight is by a waterhole.Day 7: Bush Camp to Lake ArgyleToday head for Lake Argyle where you'll jump on a boat and camp on an island (boat cruise is payable direct on the day of travel), an activity that is regularly voted as a highlight of the trip. Waking up with the sun on your private island is a great experience. Day 8: Lake Argyle to Victoria RiverFrom Lake Argyle, cross into the Northern Territory and head for the Victoria River region to another private campsite on the banks of the Victoria River.Day 9: Victoria River to DarwinYour last day allows plenty of time to explore Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park where there is a variety of hikes from a couple of kilometers up to 10-km depending on how enthusiastic you're feeling. There will also be plenty of time to spend in the last perfect waterfall of the trip. Arrive into Darwin at approximately 6pm.

$1401.17 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Kimberley Offroad Adventure from Darwin to Broome

This tour takes you on an incredible journey through the Kimberley outback allowing you to experience nature, wildlife and endless adventure, as you make your way along the Gibb River Road. Your guides are experienced leaders in the Kimberley and can share their extensive knowledge with you throughout the trip. Be prepared to bush camp throughout the tour, prepare all your own meals (with your guides help) and sleep under the stars in a swag. All your food and water is provided, apart from breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last. The vibe is relaxed and friendly; the aim is to have you feeling like you’re traveling with a group of mates, and having the time of your life in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia. Please see full itinerary details below.

$1401.17 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Kimberley Offroad Adventure from Broome to Darwin

This tour takes you on an incredible journey through the Kimberley outback allowing you to experience nature, wildlife and endless adventure, as you make your way along the Gibb River Road. Your guides are experienced leaders in the Kimberley and can share their extensive knowledge with you throughout the trip. Be prepared to bush camp throughout the tour, prepare all your own meals (with your guides help) and sleep under the stars in a swag. All your food and water is provided, apart from breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last. The vibe is relaxed and friendly; the aim is to have you feeling like you’re traveling with a group of mates, and having the time of your life in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia. Please see full itinerary details below.

$1250.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Broome to the Bungles

Day 1, We begin our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Visit the colourful Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through Geikie Gorge.Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. That evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and enjoy our famous Kimberley BBQ. (LD)Days 2-3, Visit the town of Halls Creek and see the China Wall enroute to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. On arrival in Purnululu, there is time to orient ourselves and settle into our Safari Camp. After a bush sunset, relax with a delicious meal and evening under the stars. Spend the next day exploring the highlights of this extraordinary National Park. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980’s. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now enjoys World Heritage status. We explore the 2km long Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective. (BLD/BLD)Day 4, We bid farewell to Purnululu and travel to the Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia’s largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. These limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before we head for Fitzroy Crossing. (BL)Day 5, Following another night by the Fitzroy River, we head for Bunuba country – once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. In the morning we seek the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system in which we discover secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. Swim in the idyllic waterhole at the end of the tunnel before we travel to Windjana Gorge, a delightful oasis in the outback. We enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then leads us from the Napier Ranges as we begin the return to Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’. (BL)

$2209.85 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12 Day Wild Kimberley Loop

Day 1 An airport transfer to our Kimberley Traveller’s Lodge is included if you advise us of your flight arrival. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure. In the evening, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner. (D) Day 2Visit the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’ before we hit the Gibb River Road. Visit the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes. This afternoon we explore Tunnel Creek. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife.That night we settle into our first night under the Kimberley night sky. (LD)Day 3The Napier Range is home to Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon we head off for Bell Gorge. This idyllic retreat, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools. (BLD)Day 4 Spend day 3 swimming in paradise: further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the waters of Galvans and Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear pools. Overnight we camp on Mt Barnett Cattle Station. (BLD)Days 5-6 Our journey up the Gibb River Road continues to El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in our private campsite allows free time to join one or more of the many activities on offer. We include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge. (BLD/BL)Day 7 Emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle. (B)Days 8-9After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying in our private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the park. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, own expense). (BLD/BLD)Day 10Enroute to Fitzroy Crossing, we break the long journey with a visit the  town of Halls Creek to see the China Wall. We also enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River. (BL)Day 11A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to the day. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing before we return to Broome – hopefully in time to enjoy the sunset on Cable Beach. (BLD)Day 12 As the adventure draws to an end, it is time to bid farewell to the Kimberley. If you are departing on a flight today, an airport transfer is included. (B)

$2652.56 Multi-day & Extended Tours

13 Day Kimberley Wild Explorer

Cruise the Islands of the Giant Tides, Cape Leveque, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour, Beagle Bay Pearl Shell Church Altar, One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery, Bardi-Jawa Cultural Experience, Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Manning Falls, El Questro Wilderness Park, Zebedee Springs, Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Bungle Bungles, Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge, Geikie Gorge CruiseDay 1 Beagle Bay, One Arm Point & Buccaneer Archipelago (LD) Day 2 Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Kooljaman, Cape Leveque & Broome  (BLD) Day 3 Tunnel Creek  (BLD) Days 4-5 West Kimberley Gorges  (BLD/BLD) Days 6-7 El Questro Wilderness Park  (BLD/BL) Day 8 Kununurra & Lake Argyle  (B) Days 9-10 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles  (BLD/BLD) Day 11 China Wall & Fitzroy Crossing  (BLD) Day 12 Geikie Gorge Cruise  (BLD) Day 13 Broome  (B)