Absolute outback adventure. Discover Kimberley, Broome, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles, Fitzroy Crossing, El Questro, Cable Beach. Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Broome. Themes include: Kimberley, Kimberley Self-Drive, Western Australia, Departs from Broome, Fly-Drive 4WD, Returns from Fitzroy Crossing. + Show more
9 Days 4WD Vehicle hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Explorer Kit (instructions, travelogue, maps etc)
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
Gibb River RoadBungle Bungles (Purunululu) National ParkLake ArgyleEl Questro Wilderness ParkGeikie Gorge National ParkKimberley
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DAY 1 Broome - Bell Gorge
See Derby Prison Boab Tree before hitting to the fabled Gibb River Road, the original Kimberley beef road where 'Cattle is King'. 4WD to hauntingly beautiful Windjana Gorge National Park and Lennard Gorge before arriving at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge in the heart of the King Leopold Ranges. Perhaps take a walk and soak up the beautiful Kimberley sunset before enjoying the friendly hospitality for dinner. Direct driving 416 km (8.20 hours)
Overnight Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
DAY 2 Bell Gorge - Mt Elizabeth
Set off early today - so much to see with the spectacular Kimberley gorges at your feet today: visit Inglis Gap, Bell Creek, Isdell Gorge, perhaps take a cooling swim at Adcock Gorge and Galvans Gorge. See Manning River Gorge, the Barnett Range and take another chance to cool off at Barnett River Gorge before arriving at Mt Elizabeth Station and more legendary Kimberley hospitality. Direct driving 222 km (8 hours)
Overnight Mt Elizabeth Station
DAY 3 Mt Elizabeth - "Faraway Downs" Station
Another day of wondrous Kimberley wilderness scenery, traversing the Kimberley backdrop that stars in Australia the movie; make the Durack River Crossing and see Jack's Waterhole, be in awe of the spectacular Pentecost Range and cross the Pentecost River. Choose from many levels of accommodation for the next two nights: At Home Valley Station you can ford the river at Kidman Crossing where Lady Sarah did in the movie Australia, and you can be accommodated in a lavishly appointed Grass Castle, in a guest room in the Homestead or you can really connect with nature in an Eco Tent. El Questro offers the opulent Chamberlain Suite or Homestead, a bungalow at the Station Township or an ensuite safari bush cabin at Emma Gorge Resort. Fictional "Faraway Downs" was created for "Australia" the movie; you can experience the actual film locations including this real working station. Direct driving 312 km (9.45 hours)
Overnight Home Valley Station
DAY 4 Discover "Faraway Downs" Station Country
Time to spend today exploring your Kimberley adventure playground. Experience spectacular gorge after spectacular gorge. Thrill to life on the working Cattle Station; see station cattle, brumbies, wild donkeys, bustards, frilled neck lizards, goannas, brolgas, jabirus and technicoloured parrots. At El Questro perhaps take a heli-picnic or go heli-fishing for barramundi. El Questro Wilderness Park contains some splendid scenery, including the Zebedee Falls oasis, perhaps take a plunge in the hot thermal Zebedee Springs or join one of the other organised activities available in this beautiful Kimberley wilderness. Home Valley Station is a working cattle station set against the romantic backdrop of the majestic Cockburn Range. At Home Valley you can take the chance of a lifetime to experience authentic cattle mustering, horse trekking through the Kimberley Outback, boating on a magnificent wilderness river, fishing in a waterhole brimming with wildlife, or to enjoy a magical sunset ride and get to know the locals with the fabulous locations of Australia the movie as the backdrop. Home Valley Station is owned by Indigenous people and is dedicated to training outback skills to young people; many outback skills are used at Home Valley with blacksmithing, mustering, horse riding all part of everyday life at Home Valley Cattle Station.
Overnight Home Valley Station
DAY 5 "Faraway Downs" - Kununurra
Take in more local geography and wildlife before leaving the red dust for Kununurra and "civilisation". An optional flight is highly recommended and will be the flight of a lifetime - Perhaps take a flight from Kununurra to see the Bungles from the air and Lake Argyle, Ord River, Argyle Diamond Mine, Ord River Irrigation System and Plantations, or take fast boat trip up the Ord to Lake Argyle dam wall. Direct driving 104 km (2.30 hours)
DAY 6 Kununurra - Bungles
Begin the day early; see Warmun / Turkey Creek then hit red dirt again for the Bungle Bungle Range and the Purnululu National Park. A 4WD vehicle is essential to travel through this phenomenal Kimberley wilderness. Direct driving 360 km (3.45 hours)
Overnight Bungle Bungle Bush Camp
DAY 7 Explore the Bungle Bungles
Spend the day exploring and soaking up the awesome energy of this important World Heritage Listed landscape which as special meaning for the indigenous people of the region; see wildflowers in season and look out for the unique wildlife of the area. Drive through the phenomenal Kimberley Wilderness, taking care to use only established trails. See the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, visit Echidna Chasm and see the Livistonia palms. An optional helicopter ride over the Bungle Bungle Range is most highly recommended to get a true perspective of this ancient and pristine area.
Overnight Bungle Bungle Bush Camp
DAY 8 Bungles - Fitzroy Crossing
Explore the old ruins from the first gold rush at Halls Creek and see the amazing natural phenomenon China Wall, en route to Fitzroy Crossing. Take an easy self guided walk or perhaps an optional cruise on the mighty Fitzroy River through Geikie Gorge National Park and be amazed at the unique wildlife indigenous to the waters before returning to Broome for a swim at beautiful Cable Beach. Direct driving 289 km (3 hours)
Overnight Fitzroy River Lodge
DAY 9 Fitzroy Crossing - Broome
Cruise on the mighty Fitzroy River through Geikie Gorge National Park , before returning to Broome for a swim at Cable Beach. Direct driving 396 km (4.20 hours).
This itinerary takes you through some beautiful Kimberley wilderness, mostly on remote unsealed roads. Large wheel base 4WD vehicles with "no worries" unlimited kms are required.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Explorer Kit
Explore Western Australia at your own pace, but not on your own. Detailed information in the exclusive "Explorer Kit" will help you to choose the exact route you would prefer to take, what you want to see and do on the way and even where to eat. It also provides fascinating day-by-day information on natural features, and the history of some of our interesting characters.
Your Explorer Kit includes: - Full poster-sized fold-out maps - Detailed itineraries and helpful instructions - Read-along 'Travelogue' (historic details, anecdotes, natural wonders and attractions based on the Harding family's own long love affair with West Australia - this exclusive tool will help you maximise every precious day). Full street directory included with your vehicle.
Your DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Explorer Kit is given to you with your Holiday Documentation before you travel so you can read ahead.
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