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Gibb River Bungle Bungle 4WD Adventure
Broome to Darwin or Darwin to Broome (9 Days and 9 Nights)
Day 1 Broome to Fitzroy Crossing
Head towards Derby, taking time to explore this historical
town with its infamous prison boab tree. You will have a 36 km back
track to the Northern Highway with directions to Fitzroy Crossing.
Don’t worry, you will have lots of time to experience the Gibb River
Road later in your journey. Suggested overnight stay - Fitzroy River
Day 2 Fitzroy Crossing to Charnley River Station
Mornings start early in the Kimberley so enjoy the
fresh clean air with an early morning cruise on the Fitzroy River
through Geikie Gorge. Leaving Fitzroy, head back 37 kms to the turnoff
to Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge. Take the time to explore these
two natural phenomena and marvel at the power of nature. At Napier
Downs turn right and you are now on the famous Gibb River Road.We
suggest you pack a picnic lunch from Fitzroy and enjoy the outdoor
facilities at Windjana Gorge National Park.The Park is an ideal
spot to get a close look at the abundance of freshwater crocodiles
that line the river banks. After lunch make your way towards Silent
Grove and Bell Gorge for a late afternoon swim before arriving at
Charnley River Station, a fully operational cattle station. Suggested
overnight stay - Charnley River Station
Day 3 Charnley River Station to Mt Elizabeth
After a hearty breakfast (included), again we suggest you stock
up for a picnic at the store attached to the station.You are now
in the heart of the Kimberley and not much distance has to be covered
today so take time to explore Adcock Gorge and Galvin’s Gorge which
are within easy reach of the road.The walk into Manning Gorge takes
about one hour on a fairly well marked trail.Take your bathers as
the water is very inviting and the vista awe inspiring. Have a water
bottle with you and don’t deviate from the trail. Once back in your
car, its a short drive to Mt. Elizabeth and you can reflect on a
truly memorable day by relaxing on the shady verandah. Dinner is
again included and take time to listen to the locals describe the
many tales of the region. Suggested overnight stay - Mt. Elizabeth
Day 4 Mt. Elizabeth to Home Valley Station
Today you can have a leisurely breakfast (included) as the distance
travelled is not all that great and most of the touring can be done
from the car. There are still plenty of opportunities for walks
but the day can be as relaxed as you desire. You will cross the
Gibb River and as with all river crossings, it is best to keep a
slow steady momentum and follow the makers in the river beds.Tonight’s
accommodation is one of newer facilities along the Gibb River Road.Tonight’s
dinner is included with the tour and is an ideal venue to mix with
fellow travellers as well as local characters. Suggested overnight
stay - Home Valley Station.
Day 5 Home Valley Station to Emma Gorge (El Questro)
A hearty breakfast (included) will give you a good start to the
day. Upon arrival at El Questro’s Emma Gorge you will be amazed
at the colour of the rock.We suggest you take the 45 minute hike
up to Emma Gorge and take a dip in its refreshing pool. Make sure
you are back to the poolside area in time to enjoy a relaxing drink
and watch the sunset change the colour of the rock so it looks like
it is glowing.There are plenty of optional extras to do here from
helicopter fishing to horse back riding. Make your plans at reception
and there is plenty of time tomorrow to get in what you can’t do
today. Suggested overnight stay - El Questro Emma Gorge.
Day 6 El Questro to Kununurra
Within a few kilometres you are back on sealed road and civilisation
with a sense of accomplishment as you have conquered one of the
world’s last great adventure drives. Kununurra is the capital of
the East Kimberley region and the highlights of the area include
Ivanhoe Crossing and the Lake Argyle Dam.A jetboat ride (optional)
down the Ord River to the dam is a thrilling and interesting way
to travel. Stock up on film and supplies as tomorrow will be a big
day with an early start. Suggested overnight stay - Mercure Inn
Day 7 Kununurra Bungle Bungles Kununurra
Board your light aircraft for a journey of a life time. You will
get magnificent views of Lake Argyle, the dam that creates this
lake, 10 times larger than Sydney Harbour, as well as the Bungles
themselves.The cost of the flight is included in your tour but for
an optional extra, you can leave the fixed wing aircraft at the
landing strip in the National Park and board a helicopter for a
spectacular trip amongst the errie domes.With either choice you
will be taken back to Kununurra after yet another life time experience.
Suggested overnight stay - Mercure Inn Kununurra.
Day 8 Kununurra to Katherine
As you pass into the Northern Territory, the terrain becomes a
little gentler and the rugged rock formation give way to lush vegetation.
Timber Creek and Victoria River Downs are ideal points to stop for
lunch or snacks. When you cross the bridge at Victoria River, stop
for a look because in the wet season, the river regularly flows
over the bridge. Suggested overnight stay - Frontier Katherine.
Day 9 Katherine to Darwin
Another early start but well worth the short drive up to Katherine
Gorge. Take the optional boat cruise for a relaxing but spectacular
look at this amazing act of nature. Complete this journey in a comfortable
pace as your room in Darwin is included in the package and your
car will be collected from your hotel. Suggested overnight stay
• Fatigue causes many crashes in Australia.
• When driving long distances, stop and rest every 1-2 hours.
• Try to have someone sit beside you to keep you company driving
as our NT roads can be long and straight.
• Alcohol and driving don’t mix.
• For experienced drivers the blood alcohol level is 0.05.
• Provisional drivers and young drivers may not have any alcohol
• Seat belts and child restraints must be worn by all vehicle occupants.
• Always carry a copy of your driver’s license in English.
• Take plenty of water on all Outback trips;
• check distances and driving conditions;
• and ensure you have adequate petrol at all times.
• Remember, rule ‘Number 1’ in the Outback: if your car breaks down
you MUST stay with your vehicle for safety reasons.
• Don’t drive after dark.
• Parks & Wildlife Commission Northern Territory provides information
on camping, National Parks, and permits.
• Ensure you are informed re the safety of swimming in the ‘Top
End’ – many areas are not safe to swim due to crocodiles.
• Call +61 (0) 8 8999 4401 for information.
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