10 Day 4WD Tour From Broome To Darwin

Witness the rugged beauty of Australia's northwest region on this multi-day camping tour
Broome, Australia
10 days
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Day 1: 6:30am, Day 10: 6pm
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Start: Broome, End: Darwin
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive
What's Included

  • Meals (9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners)
  • All-terrain Vehicle transportation
  • Accommodation - 3 nights camping with basic facilities, 5 nights camping with facilities, 1 night permanent, furnished tented camp with shared facilities
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk

Where We Visit

  • Broome 
  • Fitzroy River
  • Napier Range
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Bell Gorge
  • King Leoplold Ranges
  • Gibb River Road
  • Manning Falls
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Adcock Gorge
  • Pentecost River
  • El Questro Station
  • Zebedee Springs
  • Emma Gorge
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Durack Ranges
  • Osmond Ranges
  • Echidna Chasm 
  • Lake Argyle
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)
What to Expect

Australia's northwest region is a wild and rugged area home to breathtaking natural scenery, rich brooding landscapes and plentiful iconic wildlife. On this 4WD journey through the Kimberleys, you will get to experience a taste of Australia at its most untamed. From crocodile-spotting to exploring the Bungle Bungles to soaking in the swimming holes of El Questro and Katherine, there are plenty of adventures to be had on this trip. For an experience that brings you face-to-face with Australia's immense wilderness, don't pass up this 4WD Broome to Darwin adventure.


Day 1: Broome to Windjana Gorge

Broome, Western Australia is a laid-back and beautiful coastal town. Your trip will depart there, but before you know it you'll be deep into the wild Australian west. After a bit of driving, you will arrive at the Fitzroy River, then move off-road towards the Napier Range. While here, you will get to experience a guided walk through Tunnel Creek, which is an extensive underground cave system that extends a whopping 750 metres! You're sure to be tired after all that walking around, so head to camp for some dinner and a good sleep.

Total driving time: Approximately 5 hours. Total walking distance: Approximately 3 km (including walking through water in Tunnel Creek).


  • Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)


Day 2: Bell Gorge
Today, you will wake up and head to Windjana Gorge, which was once an underwater reef about 350 million years ago. The gorge becomes an active river during wet season, but remains a series of ponds and billabongs during the dry season. You will have a while to explore the gorge, maybe spotting some crocodiles along the way. There will be many more gorges to see on this trip, including Bell Gorge, which is home to a stunning cascade of water that results from the previous wet season's rainfall. The remainder of the day will include free time to swim in the gorge's large plunge pool before you make your way to your campsite along the Gibb River Road.

Total driving time: 4.5 hours. Total walking distance is approximately 4 -6 km including walking through water in Tunnel Creek


  • Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)


Day 3: Manning Gorge

On day 3, you will hike to Manning Gorge, where you will spend the morning exploring the area and swimming in the large rock pools under Manning Falls. Then, spend the afternoon exploring Adcock Gorge or Galvans Gorge before heading back to your camp to eat dinner and relax around the campfire.

Total driving time: Approximately 1 hour. Total walking distance: Approximately 6-8 km.


  • Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)


Day 4: Gibb River Road to El Questro
Day 4 will begin with a 4WD along the 600-kilometre Gibb River Road, passing an abundance of rivers and gorges that make up the Kimberley region. This remote and extraordinary country setting will provide an authentic taste of historic Australia. You will continue across the Pentecost River, then arriving at the famous El Questro Station, where you’ll spend the night camping under the stars.

Total driving time: Approximately 6 hours. Total walking distance: Approximately 2 km.


  • Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)


Day 5: El Questro Station

Today, you get the treat of not having to pack up camp, as you will be staying in the same spot for the night. You will spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station, which include boab trees and lots of wildlife. Enjoy a relaxing swim at Zebedee Springs before tackling the hike into either Emma Gorge or El Questro Gorge, where you will be rewarded with a stunning waterfall and a swim. Then, head back to your campsite where you can enjoy dinner and a much-deserved drink at the station bar.

Total driving time: Approximately 45 minutes. Total walking distance: Up to 6 km.


  • Camping (with facilities) (1 Night)



Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range)

It's time to say goodbye to El Questro and hello to the world heritage-listed Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. You and your group will drive through the rugged landscape of Carr Boyd and the Durack Ranges on the way. Once at the national park, you will set up camp and have some time to explore the area, which is home to massive sandstone karsts that are hundreds of metres tall. Then, head back to camp to relax and watch the sunset over the Osmond Ranges. If you’ve had enough of tent camping by now, you have the option to spend tonight sleeping out beneath the stars snuggled up in a swag.

Total driving time: Approximately 5 hours. Total walking distance: Approximately 5 km.


  • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)



    Day 7: The Bungle Bungles

    Try and eat a big breakfast this morning, because you're about to have an action-packed day. You will start by exploring the impressive rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Next, hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. If you'd like, you will also have the chance to experience another perspective of the Bungles in a helicopter flight (additional fees apply). As the sun goes down, head back to your overnight bush camp.


    Total driving time: Approximately 1 hour. Total walking distance: Approximately 5 km.


    • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)


    Optional Activities

    • Helicopter Flight - Bungle Bungles - from - AUD350


    Day 8: Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle

    It's time for more 4WD action today as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles. You will have time to take a look around the picturesque town of Kununurra before travelling down beside the Ord River to make set up camp at Lake Argyle. If you're looking to relax, soak in the famous infinity pool overlooking the magnificent Lake Argyle, a manmade lake that was forged by the Ord River Dam. You can also opt to take a cruise around the lake (additional fees apply). Lake Argyle is the biggest manmade lake in Australia, at 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour!

    Total driving time: Approximately 5.5 hours. Total walking distance: 1 km.


    • Camping (with basic facilities) (1 Night)


    Optional Activities

    • Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise - AUD100


    Day 9: Lake Argyle to the Katherine region

    After breakfast, it's time to depart Western Australia and cross the border into Northern Territory. You will spend the day enjoying even more views of ancient Boab trees as you make your way towards your final campsite for the tour. You will be camping just outside of Nitmiluk National Park in the Katherine Region. Enjoy a final communal dinner with your new travel friends. 

    Total driving time: Approximately 7 hours. Total walking distance: Approximately 1 km.


    • Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 Night)


    Day 10: Darwin

    On the final day of your trip, you and your group will either stop at the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge into the cool waters of Edith Falls. One you've finished up, you will make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. Please book any onward travel the following day.

    Total driving time: Approximately 4.5 hours. Total walking distance: Approximately 2 km.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    This tour requires all the basics you would typically bring on any trip e.g. toiletries, towels, camera and extra money for optional snacks and activities. Due to the nature of the tour, we recommend bringing sturdy walking shoes (preferably ankle high), swimming gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, torch, insect repellent and fly net to cover your head if you are bothered by flies (outback tours particularly). 

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    Pack only your bare essentials. Due to limited space and strictly enforced road laws regarding weight limits, you can carry a maximum of 10 kg. You are required to limit your luggage to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle. We cannot guarantee to carry overweight or oversized luggage. Please store bulky items at your pre-tour accommodation. It may be necessary to freight excess luggage at your own expense.

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    Yes! But passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they inform us of this at the time of booking. Due to the nature of the trip, food is basic but plentiful. The supplier can provide the following substitutions:

    • No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided)
    • No Dairy (soy milk provided)
    • Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided)
    • Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided)
    • Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided)
    • *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for


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    Terms & Conditions:

    • If you wish to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party you must notify us at least 56 days prior to the proposed departure date. A fee of $200 per person per change will apply (in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators or airlines). If you notify us less than 56 days prior to the proposed departure date the refund policy applicable to cancellations will apply.
    • All travellers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian, or in lieu of a legal guardian, by an escort over the age of 18, appointed by their legal guardian. 
    • You consent to the supplier using images of you taken during the trip for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium they choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.
    • Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. 

    Cancellation Policy:

    • The supplier may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if, due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. If they cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate departure date or alternatively receive a full refund.
    • A cancellation by the traveller will only be effective when the supplier receives written confirmation of the cancellation.
    • If you cancel a trip: 30 days or more prior to departure, they will retain the deposit; between 15 and 29 days prior to departure, they will retain 50% of the total booking cost 14 days or less prior to departure, they will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.

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