The Kimberley, remote and wild, is considered one of the most beautiful regions of Australia. This 14-day safari starts in Broome where you'll travel the length of the famous Gibb River Road, visiting spectacular gorges where the colors come alive with the sun. Get up-close views of freshwater crocodiles and beautiful Australian birds. Admire Aboriginal rock art, soak in hot springs, and visit the famous El Questro Station and other famous sites. An almost endless list of experiences awaits you.

Highlights

  • Admire Aboriginal rock art that's been around for centuries
  • Swim and soak in beautiful pools, waterfall, and rivers
  • Be amazed by the incredible rock formations of the Bungle Bungles
  • Travel through parts of Australia that few tourists see

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Broome Broome
Day 2 Broome to Windjana Gorge Windjanna Gorge
Day 3 Windjana Gorge to Mt. Barnett Station Mt. Barnett Station
Day 4 Mt. Barnett Station Mt. Barnett Station
Day 5 Mt. Barnett Station to Home Valley Station Home Valley Station
Day 6 Home Valley Station to El Questro El Questro
Day 7 Explore and Relax in El Questro El Questro
Day 8 El Questro to Kununurra Kununurra
Day 9 Free Day in Kununurra Kununurra
Day 10 Kununurra to Bungle Bungle Station Bungle Bungle Station
Day 11 Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles Bungle Bungle Station
Day 12 Bungle Bungles Station to Fitzroy Crossing Fitzroy Crossing
Day 13 Fitzroy Crossing to Broome Broome
Day 14 Depart Broome  

Detailed Itinerary

Aerial shot of Broome

Day 1: Arrive in Broome

After your arrival in Broome you'll be met and taken to your hotel. Settle down for some rest, or head out to explore Broome. Cable Beach is an ideal first stop in town.

A soft-sided bag will be delivered to your accommodation, for you to use and keep. Leave time to pack this bag with the things you will take on safari.

Day 2: Broome to Windjana Gorge

Boab Tree Prison ©Tourism Western Australia
Boab Tree Prison © Tourism Western Australia

Be picked up at your accommodation in a custom-built coach and depart Broome for the mighty Fitzroy River.

Stop for morning tea at Willare Bridge Roadhouse. After a visit to the historic Boab Prison Tree, head out along the picturesque Gibb River Road to your first overnight campsite, Windjana Gorge. Pitch in to help set up camp before going on a cave walk through Tunnel Creek.

As the sun sets, snap some photos of the gorge and the amazing colors of desert. Enjoy your first night in the Australian Outback!

Day 3: Windjana Gorge to Mt. Barnett Station

Bell Gorge ©Tourism Western Australia
Bell Gorge © Tourism Western Australia

Start early today to explore the ancient Devonian reef system that is Windjana Gorge. This area is the world’s best example of an exposed ancient barrier reef. Keep your camera handy to capture close-range photos of freshwater crocodiles and birds.

Continue along the Gibb River Road, across the rugged King Leopold Range and into cattle country. Your destination is Mt. Barnett Station. En route, stop at breathtaking Bell Gorge and take some time to relax and have a swim.

Arrive at your pre-set-up camp on the banks of the Lower Manning River at Mt. Barnett Station.

Day 4: Mt. Barnett Station

Aboriginal Rock Art ©Lauren Bath
Aboriginal Rock Art © Lauren Bath

This morning, admire ancient Aboriginal rock art while enjoying a walk into Manning Gorge. The clear pools near the striking Manning Falls are a perfect way to cool off.

This afternoon, take a short drive and an enjoyable stroll into Galvan’s Gorge. After another relaxing swim, return to Mt. Barnett for your second night’s camp on the banks of the Lower Manning River.

Day 5: Mt. Barnett Station to Home Valley Station

Cockburn Ranges ©Tourism Western Australia
Cockburn Ranges © Tourism Western Australia

Continuing east today, head to Home Valley Station. Once a working cattle station, this delightful oasis in the middle of the harsh Australian outback will be a refreshing end to a day of exploring. Visit Gibb River and Durack River, and see Aboriginal art. Today’s views of the Cockburn Ranges are awesome.

As the sun goes down on the Pentecost River, swim in the pool and explore Dusty’s Bar while you relax after another exceptional day in the Kimberley.

Day 6: Home Valley Station to El Questro

Emma Gorge ©Tourism Australia
Emma Gorge © Tourism Australia

The adventure continues as you head along the Gibb River Road to the famous El Questro Station. Cross the Pentecost River and explore the impressive Emma Gorge. Cool shade and dramatic cliffs surround you as you enjoy a refreshing swim under the graceful droplet waterfall.

Take the afternoon to relax and explore El Questro township, or take the optional Champagne Chamberlain Gorge cruise. Enjoy another evening under the stars.

Day 7: Explore and Relax in El Questro

Cattle station at El Questro

Today, enjoy a soak to rejuvenate your travel-weary body in crystal-clear thermal water, under tropical palms at Zebedee Hot Springs. Explore the beauty of the fern and palm-lined El Questro Gorge as you make your way to the halfway pool for a swim, and many photo opportunities. Enjoy a stunning view of the Pentecost River cutting its way through the landscape, and towering red stone cliffs reflecting the afternoon sun onto the river at Pigeon Hole Lookout.

Day 8: El Questro to Kununurra

Diversion Dam ©Tourism Western Australia
Diversion Dam © Tourism Western Australia

Have a relaxed morning today, and then a short drive to thriving Kununurra. This unique town was developed around the Ord River Scheme, Diversion Dam, and agriculture. Have a walk-through town, visit local art galleries and the Kununurra Visitor Centre.

If you like, take an optional scenic flight to explore Mitchells Falls, or visit the Kalumburu Indigenous Community. Both of these options reveal ancient Indigenous art and experiences.

Day 9: Free Day in Kununurra

Lake Argyle

Today is a free day for you to relax or explore at your leisure. There are many things to see and do around here. 

Take an optional tour to Lake Argyle and the mighty Ord River, where rock wallabies, crocodiles, and over 270 species of birds can be seen. Perhaps fish for Barramundi or just lounge by the pool.

Finish the day with another scrumptious dinner while sharing stories of your trip so far with your companions.

Day 10: Kununurra to Bungle Bungle Station

Purnululu National Park ©Tourism Western Australia
Purnululu National Park © Tourism Western Australia

Before hitting the road today, you may visit Ivanhoe Crossing, Zebra Rock Gallery, or local art galleries to see the creative artwork produced by local indigenous artists.

Then, onward to Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles. One of the world’s most fascinating geological landmarks, these orange and black sculpted sandstone domes are a site of international significance, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Consider taking an optional helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungles to get an overview of the area before you explore closer up tomorrow.

Day 11: Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungles

Purnululu National Park, WA ©Australian Pacific Touring ptl ltd
Purnululu National Park, WA © Australian Pacific Touring ptl ltd

The slow and scenic four-wheel-drive-only track into the park is the ideal approach to the Bungle Bungles. There is so much to do and see, but you will experience the Domes Walk, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge, and Echidna Chasm.

After a full day’s exploration, head back to camp and enjoy watching the endless stars of the light-pollution-free outback sky.

Day 12: Bungle Bungles Station to Fitzroy Crossing

China Wall ©Tourism Western Australia
China Wall © Tourism Western Australia

Today you will journey south along the Great Northern Highway and more remarkable Kimberley backdrops. At Halls Creek, an old gold rush town, visit the China Wall, a natural stone wall that looks like a miniature Great Wall of China. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Your camp next to a billabong is on a working cattle station. 

Day 13: Fitzroy Crossing to Broome

Geikie Gorge ©Tourism Western Australia
Geikie Gorge © Tourism Western Australia

Today's scenic river cruise is the perfect start to your last full day on the tour. Float along Geike Gorge, carved by the floodwaters of the Fitzroy River through the Devonian fossil reef, looking up at the towering, multi-colored cliffs.

Return to lovely Broome, say goodbye to your guide, and spend the rest of the day relaxing and reflecting on the remoteness and rugged beauty of the Kimberley.

Day 14: Depart Broome

Baobab tree in Broome
Baobab tree in Broome

Depending on the time of your flight, there may be some time in the morning to enjoy some last shopping, dining, or sightseeing in Broome. You'll be transferred to the airport in good time to make your flight.

Map

Map of Kimberley Safari in Remote Northwestern Australia - 14 Days
Map of Kimberley Safari in Remote Northwestern Australia - 14 Days