SHORTLIST

Broome to the Bungle Bungles

A region of astounding natural beauty and great spiritual significance, Western Australia's Kimberley region is Australia untamed. And while the roads here can be rough and distances between attractions far, that dsn't mean you need to put aside weeks to travel here. This 5-day inland adventure takes in several of the Kimberley's highlight attractions, plus a whole host of lesser-known favourites. Weave through the boulders and chasms of the Bungle Bungles, encounter Dreaming stories in the Mimbi Caves and learn the legend of Jandamarra on a tour of Tunnel Creek.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

START & END TIME
This trip starts in Broome with an early pick-up at 7:30am on day 1 at our default pick-up location, unless you request an alternative pick-up location well ahead of departure. The trip finishes at around 7:00pm on the last day. We recommend you arrive a day prior to the trip's departure date and onward travel should not be booked until the following day.

TRIP STYLE & SLEEPING BAG
Accommodation on this trip is a combination of pop-up tents, and permanent tents with basic beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag or purchase one from us in advance.

SINGLE TRAVELLERS & ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE
A Single Supplement is not available on the default version of this trip. As a single traveller you will have a tent to yourself on camping nights, however in the remote Bungle Bungles Safari Camp (nights 2 & 3) you will be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender. An accommodation upgrade (Camping Plus) is available upon request and subject to availability, at an additional cost. Camping Plus can also be booked with the option for a single supplement. Please see the accommodation section of your trip notes or speak to your travel agent for more details.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated by our trusted partners Kimberley Wild Expeditions. It is essential that you call the Kimberley Wild office on 9193 7778, the day prior to departure to confirm pick up, and provide a mobile number for any late notifications.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

WEATHER
Departures are all subject to regional weather conditions and road closures – usually only a concern in Apr & Oct / Nov.

LUGGAGE
Space in our vehicles is limited so please keep luggage light – bring only essentials in a small soft bag, MAXIMUM 15kg. Suitcases are NOT suitable. Excess luggage must be left in Broome or sent to a forward destination.

PARTICIPATORY CAMPING
It is important that travellers participate in setting up camp each night, though the leader can assist where necessary. The leader also appreciates the assistance or one or two group members in preparing/clearing meals. It is essential that all our groups leave the camp they stay in as they found them for the next travellers - the Kimberley is a pristine wilderness and it is our responsibility to ensure it stays this way.

Tour details
Tour Provider Intrepid Travel
Price From
$2,255
Number of Days
5
Start Location
Broome, Australia
End Location
Broome, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 20
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1: Broome / Geikie Gorge / Fitzroy Crossing
We ease into our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Join the Darlgunya Cultural Walk where our local Indigenous guide greets us with a smoking ceremony and billy tea, then leads a stroll through the remnants of the old postal settlement. Learn about the wild Fitzroy River: its plants, wildlife and significance to local culture.
Day 2: China Wall / Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek and see the remarkable China Wall enroute to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. On arrival in Purnululu, there is time to orient ourselves and settle into our Safari Camp before a delightful bush sunset. Relax with a delicious meal and evening under the stars.
Day 3: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Spend the next day exploring the highlights of Purnululu National Park, the most famous of which are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980s. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now enjoys World Heritage status. We explore the 2 km-long Echidna Chasm, known for its towering
Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre.
Day 4: Mimbi Caves / Fitzroy Crossing
We bid farewell to Purnululu and travel to the ancient realm of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia's largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. Spiritually significant, these limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before we head for Fitzroy Crossing.
Day 5: Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) / Windjana Gorge / Derby / Broome
Following another night by the Fitzroy River, we head for Bunuba country - once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. In the morning we seek the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system in which we discover secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. Travel to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge, a delightful oasis in the outback; beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then leads us from the picturesque Napier Ranges as we begin the return to Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’.
Inclusions
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Transport: 4WD vehicle.
  • Accommodation: Camping (2 nights), Bungle Bungle Safari Camp (with shared facilities) (2 nights).
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
07 May 2024 11 May 2024 7 $2,255
21 May 2024 25 May 2024 20 $2,255
28 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 20 $2,255
04 Jun 2024 08 Jun 2024 16 $2,255
11 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 19 $2,255
18 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 17 $2,255
25 Jun 2024 29 Jun 2024 15 $2,255
02 Jul 2024 06 Jul 2024 15 $2,255
09 Jul 2024 13 Jul 2024 19 $2,255
16 Jul 2024 20 Jul 2024 13 $2,255
23 Jul 2024 27 Jul 2024 19 $2,255
30 Jul 2024 03 Aug 2024 13 $2,255
06 Aug 2024 10 Aug 2024 20 $2,255
13 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024 18 $2,255
20 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 14 $2,255
27 Aug 2024 31 Aug 2024 20 $2,255
03 Sep 2024 07 Sep 2024 19 $2,255
10 Sep 2024 14 Sep 2024 18 $2,255
17 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 20 $2,255
24 Sep 2024 28 Sep 2024 18 $2,255