11 Day Kimberley
4WD Tour, including Mitchell Falls,
start and finish Broome
Day 1 (D)
You will be collected from your hotel at 1pm this afternoon to begin your private 11 day 4WD tour through the Kimberley region.
Today we travel to Derby and en-route we visit the prison boab tree and the Mowanjum Art Centre as well as taking a look around the wharf.
Overnight accommodation- Derby, motel room with en-suite
Day 2 (B,L,D)
This morning we'll make our way through the Napier and King Leopld Ranges to Bell Gorge and waterfall, believed to be the most picturesque gorge in the Kimberley. We can have a nice relaxing swim here.
We continue to the beautiful Galvans Gorge, a small picturesque gorge, surrounded by boab trees. It has some interesting rock art and is a great place for a relaxing swim.
Our destination today is Mt Elizabeth Station, a working cattle station, established in 1945 by the pioneering Lacey Family.
Overnight accommodation- Mt Elizabeth Station, station rooms with shared bathrooms OR en-suite rooms (new for 2018 !)
Day 3 (B,L,D)
We depart Mt Elizabeth this morning, turn onto the Kalumburu Road and take a look around an art site in the Gibb River area.
We continue to Drysdale River Station, a working station and our accommodation for tonight.
This afternoon we can have a swim at nearby Miners Pool.
Overnight accommodation- Drysdale River Station, in station rooms with shared bathrooms OR
Station rooms with en-suites (2 night stay)
Day 4 (B,L,D)
Today you'll take a full day tour to Mitchell Falls, including a scenic flight and ground tour.
The day starts at 9am and you'll take a light aircraft to Mitchell Falls airstrip, followed by a 4WD transfer. Take a guided walk to the falls and a helicopter ride back to the car park. Then you'll take a scenic flight back to Drysdale Station, arriving at approximately 4.30pm.
Overnight accommodation- Drysdale River Station
Day 5 (B,L)
Our destination today is Emma Gorge, part of the El Questro Wilderness Park, which is a million acres in size.
En-route we'll view an art site of cuples, Wandjana figures and Petroglyphs (rock carvings). This is also where the local Aboriginal people used to shelter and sharpen their spears.
We'll also stop at a lookout for fantastic views of the Pentecost River and mighty Cockburn Range, before driving through the river.
Dinner tonight is available for purchase in the restaurant.
Overnight accommodation- Emma Gorge in tented cabins with en-suites (2 night stay)
Day 6 (B,L)
We start today with a relaxing dip at the Zebedee Springs thermal pools, set amongst palm trees.
Then back to Emma Gorge, where you can walk to the gorge and 200ft waterfall that is fed from a series of natural springs high above the plateau of the Cockburn Range. A cool reward awaits you at the end of the walk in, where you can swim at Emma Gorge Pool.
Dinner tonight is available for purchase in the restaurant.
Overnight accommodation- Emma Gorge in tented cabins with en-suites
Day 7 (B,L)
This morning we depart the Station township and make our way north, at the beautiful Parrys Lagoon, which is a haven for bird life.
We continue into Kununurra and out to Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man- made lake, covering 1000sq km and built as part of the Ord River scheme. It offers a great expanse of water from which steep red rocky slopes reach up approximately 150m, in awe-inspiring grandeur.
This afternoon we take the sunset cruise on the lake, where you will cruise through some of the 90 islands and inlets and take in the magnificent scenery of the Carr Boyd Ranges. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and nibblies as the sun sets over the rugged red cliffs and azure blue water.
Dinner tonight is available for purchase at the resort bistro.
Overnight accommodation- Cabins with en-suites at Lake Argyle Resort
Day 8 (B,L,D)
This morning we pop into Kununurra to collect fresh supplies (due to border restrictions) before heading south to the Bungle Bungles.
Purnululu National park (the Bungle Bungles) is famous for the ancient range of unusual beehive-shaped domes, gorges and chasms over 350 million years old. The section of road into the park is quite challenging and will give you a real sense of off-road adventure !
Overnight accommodation- Cabin with en-suite in the Bungle Bungles (2 night stay)
Day 9 (B,L,D)
We spend today in the Bungle Bungles. Our first stop in the park is Cathedral Gorge, a huge natural amphitheatre, with fantastic acoustics.
We take the “Domes trail walk” and then have lunch overlooking the Bungle Bungle massif.
This afternoon we take a walk into Echidna Chasm, which is a narrow gorge of conglomerate rock. The walk in is beautiful, passing endemnic livistonia palms.
There's time today for optional helicopter flights (additional cost).
Overnight accommodation- Cabin with en-suite in the Bungle Bungles
Day 10 (B,L,D)
Today we re-join the Great Northern Highway and make our way to the small township of Fitzroy Crossing.
We continue to nearby Geike Gorge, for a ranger led boat cruise through the gorge, where flood waters of the Fitzroy River have carved the 30-metre-deep Gorge through the limestone at the junction of the Oscar and Geike Ranges.
In the dry season, the river transforms itself into a quiet stream strung out beneath the towering cliffs of the Devonian reef. Here, layers of fossils and the limestone strata of an ancient reef are exposed in cross section, showing glimpses of life in the Devonian period before reptiles or mammals evolved.
Overnight accommodation- Fitzroy River Lodge, safari lodges with proper beds, en-suites, fridge, tea / coffee and power OR
Motel rooms with en-suites
Day 11 (B,L)
Our first stop this morning is Tunnel Creek, a 750m long limestone tunnel in the Napier Range, carved into the rock over thousands of years. As you walk through the tunnel, view stalactites and stalacmites and hear the story of Jandamarra, who used the tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800’s
Then onto Windjana gorge, part of an ancient Devonian reef system where the Lennard River has cut through the Napier range. We take a walk into the gorge to view the fossilised reef system and freshwater crocodiles can often be seen lazing around on the river banks.
We now travel back to Broome and you will be dropped off at your accommodation at approximately 7pm.
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
tour is only operated as a private charter (sole use of vehicle
and driver guide) and is valid for
travel from May to mid- September (due to road conditions) - please enquire
for prices and further details.
is exclusive to Sacred Earth Safaris, subject to availability, road,
weather and cultural conditions.
• Sole use of 4WD tour vehicle with professional driver guide & purpose built heavy duty trailer
• Meals, as stated
• Accommodation, as listed
• Entry fees including El Questro Wilderness pass
• Full day tour to Mitchell Falls including scenic flight, helicopter flight and ground touring
• Geike Gorge cruise
• Sunset Lake Argyle cruise
• Pre & Post tour accommodation
• Travel insurance
• Arrival / departure flights
• Mitchell Falls and Kimberley Coast scenic flight
• Optional extra activities such as Bungle Bungle helicopter flight (approx $290pp for 30 mins and $390 pp for 40 mins)
Thank you for an amazing Kimberley tour in July / August. I had no pre conceived idea about the trip to Kimberley's and was pleasantly surprised. The diversity of our country blows me away and every place we stopped had something special about it. Dave you were a great guide and made us feel free of any worries. The food and accommodation was good. Sorry about our delay in writing but unfortunately the pace of life is very different to the slow, peaceful outback. Phil and Marg, travelled July 2015