Broome to Darwin Safari

Embark on an 8 day adventure along the Gibb River Road. You'll swim under waterfalls, spot Australia's unique wildlife and sleep under the stars!

Broome, Australia
Duration
8 Days 7 Nights
Start time
6:00 am
Group size
12
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Fitness level
High
Meals
Included
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Camp + Single: AUD $3295
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Highlights

  • 7 nights of camping
  • All camping equipment
  • Meals as listed
  • Transport
  • Park and station entry fees
  • Attractions as listed
  • An experienced tour guide

What's excluded

Optional activities at El Questro, helicopter ride at Bungle Bungles, boat cruise at Lake Argyle

WHAT TO EXPECT

Enjoy 8 days of camping fun! Join this safari from Broome to Darwin and discover the majestic Kimberly as you follow the Gibb River Road. Amazing landscapes, remote gorges, waterfalls and wonderful native wildlife awaits you along the way. And what's more?! You will also have the chance to sleep under a ceiling of stars in swags around a bonfire. The ultimate Australian bush culture experience! 

 


Highlights:

  • Gibb River Road
  • Windjana Gorge, Silent Grove 
  • Tunnel Creek
  • Bell, Galvans 
  • Manning Gorge
  • Mt Elizabeth Homestead
  • Emma Gorge 
  • El Questro Station
  • El Questro Wilderness Park and free time to explore El Questro and do optional activities
  • Zebedee Springs & El Questro Gorge
  • Purnululu National Park: the famous Bungle Bungles with the option to do a helicopter ride!
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Cathedral Gorge 
  • Piccaninny Creek
  • Lake Argyle with free time to explore or take an optional boat cruise
  • Victoria River
  • Edith Falls
  • ... and more!

 

Departure times Broome:
Season 2017: May 3rd - September 27th
Every Wednesday at 6:00 am
Point of departure: Beaches of Broome and The Kimberley Klub YHA Backpackers

 

Arrival in Darwin:
Approx. 6:00 pm on Day 8

 

What to Expect?

Jump on board of our safari. Enjoy the ride and we will take care of the rest. All accommodation is pre-booked, entry fees are taken care of, great meals are planned and daily schedules are organised. And what's more? An experienced tour guide will join you and share his/her knowledge on this journey. So sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing sights along the road! 

 

Getting Involved on Tour

Our experienced guides are passionate about making sure you get the ultimate customer experience. However, to make sure everything runs smoothly on this safari, we kindly ask that you actively help out your guide as a team in day-to-day activities. This includes:

  • packing/unpacking of the bus
  • preparation of meals and cleaning up afterwards
  • setting up and packing down camp sites
  • looking after your and other people's safety

 

Small Groups. Big Fun!

You will be travelling in one of our mini buses or a custom safari vehicle. No matter which vehicle you're travelling in, there will be an average of 12 people in your group. We don’t have a maximum age limit, but most of our passengers are between 20 and 50-years-old active travellers.
Travelling in small groups means that you won't feel like you’re ‘on tour’. It feels more like you’re on a road trip with freshly found friends.


Our Guides

Our experienced guides are energetic and passionate locals from all over Australia. They are highly trained, knowledgeable, accredited, and qualified first aiders. The guides will be there every step of the way to make sure you have a fun, informative, safe and relaxing tour experience.
 

Level of fitness 

This tour includes hikes of up to 8 kilometres per day. The hikes often require some scrambling over uneven terrain. That is why a good level of fitness is recommended. This safari is suitable for active travellers who want to experience the untamed nature of Western Australia. Please be aware that extreme temperatures can be experienced while travelling in the outback (very hot, very cold, and very humid). Remember to bring a small day backpack and a pair of hiking boots. 
 

Notes

  • Accommodation upgrades depend on availability.
  • Accommodation includes shared facilities unless otherwise stated on the itinerary.
  • Upgrade package includes 3 nights of camping and 4 nights in a twin/double or single room.
  • Upgrades require a minimum of 6 weeks advanced booking.

 

(B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner) 

ITINERARY
Start Point:
Broome
End Point:
Broome

We leave Broome early in the morning (6:00 am). We head east towards the Gibb River Road. Then we will stop and have lunch at Windjana Gorge in the Napier Ranges. After lunch, we will have the chance to explore the gorge. Admire the native birds and freshwater crocodiles. In the afternoon we will explore Tunnel Creek. Listen to the legend of Jandamarra, the Aboriginal freedom fighter. We will then continue to Silent Grove for our very first night at our campsite under a ceiling of stars.

(L, D)

Enjoy a morning of waking up surrounded by wilderness far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. On day 2 we will explore more of the gorges in the region. The gorges of Bell, Galvans and Manning will no longer have secrets for us. Which gorges we will visit, depends on the water levels at the time of our journey. Each gorge is unique and special in its own way. So no matter which gorges we visit, it will be more than worth it! After an active day of swimming and walking in these magnificent natural highlights, it is time to travel to our lovely overnight location: Mount Elizabeth Station.

(B, L, D)

Let's head further east. We will explore, hike and swim in this stunning part of Western Australia. A drive crossing the Pentecost River will bring us to the breath-taking Emma Gorge. Then we will arrive at El Questro for night 1 of our 2 nights in this outback oasis.

(B, L, D)

On day 4 we discover part of the one million acres of the El Questro Wilderness Park. After a refreshing swim in the Zebedee Springs, we will visit El Questro Gorge. You will be able to continue your exploration and choose between many optional activities to do.

(B, L, D)

Today Purnululu National Park is on our list! The park is the home of the world-famous Bungle Bungles. In the afternoon, we will explore the wonderful sandstone formations of Echidna Chasm. Then we will give our 4WD a hard-earned rest and settle into camp for a relaxing evening.

(B, L, D)

In the morning we explore Piccaninny Creek, The Domes and Cathedral Gorge. There will be plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures of the renowned beehive-shaped domes. You can join a helicopter ride over the domes (optional). One to tick off on your bucket list! Then we will head towards Kununurra and set up our camp at the Argyle Tourist Village.

(B, L, D)

We spend the morning exploring Australia’s largest human-made lake, Lake Argyle. Join an optional cruise on the lake. Then we will visit the Dam Wall and enjoy a lunch break by the Ord River. With filled-up tummies, we continue and cross the border into the Northern Territory. There we will set up camp at Victoria River.

(B, L, D)

Our final day is definitely an exciting one! We will visit one of the most stunning areas of Northern Territory, Nitmiluk National Park. Dream away admiring its towering cliff walls and meandering waterways. We visit Edith Falls before arriving in Darwin in the early evening. Then it's time to say goodbye and take all the wonderful memories (and pictures!) we've made with us.

(B, L)

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Jump on board and let us take care of the rest. All your accommodation is pre-booked, entry fees taken care of, great meals planned, daily schedules organised and a tour guide taking care of you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the amazing sights we take you to.

Our guides are passionate about providing the ultimate customer experience. However, to keep the tour running smoothly, we kindly ask that as a team, you actively assist your guide in day-to-day activities, including;

  • the packing/unpacking of the bus.
  • the preparation of meals and cleaning up afterwards.
  • looking after your own and each others safety.

Our tours are aimed at the young and the young at heart and they all include hikes of 2+ kilometres over moderate to difficult terrain, often in high temperatures. A moderate level of fitness is required to fully participate in most activities. Our itineraries that travel north from Perth include activities such as sand boarding, snorkelling, swimming and canyoning (hiking, climbing and wading through gorges).

Our tours to Broome and through the Kimberley and Top End include hikes of up to 8 kilometres often in high temperatures and humidity and involve a degree of canyoning (hiking, climbing and wading through gorges). A high level of fitness is required to fully participate in the activities on these tours.

Our guides are there every step of the way to make sure you have a safe and hands-on adventure tour experience, however, our guides are not qualified to conduct or instruct in water activities such as swimming or snorkelling. None of our tours require you to enter water if you do not feel comfortable doing so and choosing to engage in in water activities is a decision you should make based on your own ability and confidence to do so safely. For this reason we require passengers to hire their own snorkelling equipment (on tours with snorkelling as an optional activity) and by doing so you, at your own free will, are assuming responsibility for you own actions while using the equipment you have hired. Optional activities that include in water activities (such as Whale Shark Swims) are conducted by trusted 3rd party company’s with the necessary skills, experience, qualifications and licences to make sure you are safe, comfortable and having the best experience possible.

Western Australia is known for its extremes and after a long day of activities a good night sleep is the key to having a great tour. Accommodation include hostels, farms, outback stations, (traditional bush) camp sites, swags and large comfortable safari tents. All accommodation is based on a 4 – 10 bed shared dorm style.

On all tours there are Double, Twin and Single Room upgrades available. All upgrades need to be booked at the time of the tour booking and are subject to availability. All private rooms use shared bathroom facilities (no en-suites).

Meals are provided at cafes and restaurants as well as fresh meals prepared by the group that include hot and cold lunches, hot dinners with salads and vegetables and continental style breakfasts. We cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten free and other requests. Please advise when booking (a small surcharge may apply). Water and snacks are provided in all vehicles.

Children are not permitted on our extended tours and all passengers must be 18 years or older.

Due to the nature of extended touring strict luggage restrictions apply.

1 Large Piece (preferably a soft bag/backpack) + small carry on bag and no luggage heavier than 15kg.

Greyhound Australia offer luggage forwarding services from Broome to Darwin and reverse. Please see www.greyhoundfreight.com.au for more information.

Due to the rough nature of some of the roads we travel on Aussie Wanderer Tours Pty Ltd cannot be held liable for any damage caused to luggage that does not meet the above criteria.

Aussie Wanderer provides all the food, equipment and expertise you need to have a great trip. However, there are a few small things we can recommend to make your trip more enjoyable:

Hat, sunglasses, bathers, 2 towels, water bottle (1L), sunscreen, insect repellent, small torch, warm clothing and rain jacket (winter), sturdy walking shoes, camera with LOTS of memory and battery.

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

Pick-up/Drop-off: Aussie Wanderer picks up from Perth CBD locations only (Hotels and Hostels). Please advise of your Pick-up location when booking. All Pick-ups are between 7 am - 7:30 am

Terms & Conditions: Tour will operate with a maximum of 16 and minimum of 6 persons per tour. All persons must be aged 18 years or older. Children allowed on day tours. All bookings to be made minimum 2 days prior to required departure date. A non-refundable deposit of 30% per person must be payed when booking any tour. Final payment must be made 7 days prior to departure. All fares are accurate at the time of printing. Should there be an unforeseen fare increase, fares will be confirmed at time of payment. An 'Exclusion of Liability' form is to be signed by all passengers before departing on any tour.

Travel Insurance: Aussie Wanderer requires passengers to be aware of the importance of travel insurance when travelling on adventure tours. We strongly advise to take out travel and cancellation insurance to cover against cancellation costs, lost or damaged luggage or costs incurred from injury or illness. If your customer chooses not to travel with travel insurance please advice to be aware Aussie Wanderer will take no liability for any cost incurred.

Liability: No liability can be taken by Aussie Wanderer or the Owner/Operators in case of damage, personal loss, theft, injury or sickness whilst participating in designated activities including but not limited to bush walking, snorkeling, sand boarding, off road driving or camping. Aussie Wanderer operates in outback and remote areas and reserve the right to alter the route, itinerary or to cancel the operation if road, weather or other conditions dictate. If for any reason the route is altered and a different itinerary offered, no refund will be paid. Please note this tour includes hikes up to 8 kms per day, often requiring some scrambling over uneven terrain, it requires a good level of fitness and is recommended for active travelers who want to experience the wild nature of Western Australia. Extreme temperatures can be experienced while travelling in the outback (very hot in summer and very cold in winter). Please bring a small day pack for use when hiking and a pair of hiking boots is recommended.

Camping and Accommodation Notes:
o All Campsites include toilets and most have showers and running water.
o Camping is in Swags (Bedroll) and 2 Person Tents (please request when booking).
o Accommodation Upgrade package includes private room/permanent tent/cabin at Mt Elizabeth Homestead, El Questro Station and Lake Argyle Tourist Village (4 Nights Total)
o Accommodation Upgrades use shared bathroom facilities.
o Accommodation Upgrades must be booked 6 weeks in advance to ensure availability.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of booking 3 days or more prior to the departure date - loss of deposit (30% total fee). Cancellation less than 3 days prior to departure - total loss of payment (100% total fee).


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Aussie Wanderer Tours & Safaris
45 Frederick St, Broome WA 6725, Australia

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