Darwin / Katherine Gorge
Welcome to the tropical city of Darwin, where your overland adventure begins. Meet your group and leader at 6.30 am and hit the road. Stop at either Edith Falls for a swim or at Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park for a walk (depending on the season). Eat lunch, then continue to your overnight private campsite on the edge of Nitmiluk National Park, where permanent tents with swags await you. In the evening, settle down for dinner with the group.
After breakfast this morning, continue on to Lake Argyle, which has been created by the Ord River Dam. On arrival admire the sheer size of this 700 square kilometre man made spectacle. The lake is home to many species of native fish and thousands of freshwater crocodiles. Take an optional sunset cruise before setting up camp nearby for the night.
Kununurra / Purnululu National Park
Start the morning with some free time for a stroll around the picturesque town of Kununurra. Don’t forget to use this time to stock up on any last minute supplies before heading out into the remote Kimberley region. Get ready for some 4WD action as your experienced leader winds the truck across the rugged terrain of Purnululu National Park, home of the iconic Bungle Bungles. It’s a bumpy ride but the scenery is fantastic. Enjoy an amazing Kimberley sunset at your bush camp.
Bungle Bungles / Purnululu National Park
After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities, as the group heads back out to explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungles. Hike to the thin, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the enormous Cathedral Gorge. As the sun goes down, head back to your overnight bush camp.
El Questro Station
After breakfast today, get back on the road toward El Questro Station. Admire the remarkable scenery of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges, and head along the vast nature trail of Warnum (Turkey Creek). In the late afternoon, head to your campsite in El Questro wilderness park for dinner and a cool drink at the swinging Arm Bar.
El Questro Station
Spend the day exploring El Questro. Start off with a dip at Zebedee Springs before taking on a hike in the Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge or El Questro Gorge. Tonight, enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite.
Gibb River Road / Mt Barnett
After breakfast, its time to hit the road again and start travelling along the legendary Gibb River Road, a 600 kilometre dirt track running through the centre of the Kimberley. We’ve got a fair bit of ground to cover today, so there is a fair bit of drive time, but we’ll be breaking the journey up with lunch and at a few stops along the way. Tonight’s destination is at Mt Barnett campsite located very close to Manning Gorge, by the banks of a fresh-water river, perfect to cool off in after your day on the road.
Manning Gorge / Mt Barnett
Spend the morning exploring Manning Gorge and enjoy a swim in the natural pools under Manning Falls. Depending on the season, post-lunch we spend the afternoon exploring Galvans gorge before heading back to camp to relax around the campfire.
Bell Gorge / Windjana Gorge
After breakfast, head to Bell Gorge for a swim under the cascading waterfalls. The afternoon sees us head to Windjana Gorge, a segment of 375 million-year-old reef that was once underwater. Cut through by the Lennard River, which runs during the wet season then breaks up into little billabongs during the dry, this gorge attracts many species of bird and bat and is a great spot to see wild freshwater crocodiles.
Tunnel Creek / Broome
Begin the day exploring the Napier Range. The major attraction here is a guided walk through Tunnel Creek, an extensive limestone cave system that extends 750-metres underground. Inside, shards of sunlight stream in through crevices, little bats flutter about and enormous stalactites rear down from the ceiling. Then make the final drive on to Broome, hopefully arriving in time for a stunning Cable Beach sunset.
Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
Echidna Chasm Walk
Gibb River Road
Tunnel Creek exploration walk