Broome to the Bungle Bungles

Start: Broome Finish: Broome

Visiting: Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing, China Wall & Purnululu National Park, Bungle Bungles, Mimbi caves and Fitzroy Crossing, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek


Duration: 4 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians

Tour Operator: Intrepid Travel

Group size: 6 - 20

Age range: 8-99 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1603

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Tour Overview

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 doesn'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, spot crocodiles on a wildlife cruise through Geikie Gorge, encounter Dreamtime stories in the Mimbi Caves and learn the legend of Jandamarra on a tour of Tunnel Creek.

Highlights

  • iconCool off in a waterhole at Cathedral Gorge
  • iconExperience wild beauty in north-west Australia
  • iconMarvel at striped 'beehives' in the Bungle Bungle
  • iconSpot a flurry of birdlife in Geikie Gorge
  • iconGo underground at Tunnel Creek
  • iconTake a barefoot stroll along Broome Beach

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing

Location: Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing

Meals: lunch, dinner

Hitting the road east, stop in at Old Fitzroy Crossing before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge. Carved between the Geikie and Oscar ranges over time, Geikie Gorge is an awe-inspiring place that's home to a huge array of wildlife. Learn about the region's intriguing geology during the cruise, and be sure to keep an eye out for its freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. In the evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and tuck into our famous Kimberley BBQ.

Included Activities:
-Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
-Guided Geikie Gorge Cruise

icon Day 2: China Wall & Purnululu National Park

Location: China Wall & Purnululu National Park

Meals: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

En route to Purnululu National Park, stop in at the old gold rush town of Halls Creek for a gander at Australia's version of the China Wall. Purnululu is better known as the home of the Bungle Bungles, unique orange and black-striped 'beehive' formations that are over 20 million years old. On arrival there'll be time for setting up and settling into camp before witnessing a memorable bush sunset. See the evening out with a delicious dinner, then fell asleep under canvas amid the sounds of the bush.

icon Day 3: Bungle Bungles

Location: Bungle Bungles

Meals: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Spend today exploring the extraordinary landscape of Purnululu. It might be hard to believe, but up until the 1980s it was only locals who knew that the Bungle Bungles existed. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now has World Heritage status. We'll explore the Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palms, and take a short walk into Cathedral Gorge where towering rock walls create a natural amphitheatre (2-3km). In the afternoon there'll be the chance to take a scenic flight and get a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (Flight is optional and at own expense).

Included Activities:
-Echidna Chasm Walk
-Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)

Optional Activities:
-Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight

icon Day 4: Mimbi caves and Fitzroy Crossing

Location: Mimbi caves and Fitzroy Crossing

Meals: breaksfast, lunch

Bidding farewell to Purnululu, travel to the Mimbi Caves: one of Western Australia's largest cave systems and oldest identified sites of human occupation. Located in the heart of Gooniyandi Country, these limestone caves are also of profound spiritual significance. On a guided tour through Mimbi's pools, fossils and ancient rock art, a local Gooniyandi guide will explain the concept of the Creation-time through traditional stories. At the end, share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before continuing on to Fitzroy Crossing.

icon Day 5: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

Location: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

Meals: breaksfast, lunch

Following a night by the Fitzroy River we head west into Bunuba country. Once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of plants and animal. Explore the 750-metre cave system of Tunnel Creek. While touring the cave and its stalactites, hear the story of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Freshen up with a swim in the waterhole at the end of the tunnel, then travel on to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m high, enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and traditional bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then takes us out of the Napier Ranges and into Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’ before heading back to Broome as the sun sets.

Included Activities:
-Tunnel Creek exploration walk

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights)

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    Meals

    4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

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    Echidna Chasm Walk

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    Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits

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    Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)

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    Guided Geikie Gorge Cruise

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    Tunnel Creek exploration walk

Accommodation

  • Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits
  • Guided Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Echidna Chasm Walk
  • Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle)
  • Tunnel Creek exploration walk

Transport

  • All Terrain vehicle

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 21 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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