9 Night 'Spirit of the Gibb'

Operates: Late May-October

9 Nights Broome-Kununurra or reverse

Night 1: Cable Beach Club, Broome
Arrive into Broome and join the hotel's bus transfer to the luxurious Cable Beach Club. This afternoon you can relax and slip into 'Broome time', exploring Chinatown and Cable Beach.
Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort

Day 1/Night 2: Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Geikie Gorge cruise
The adventure begins! Departing from your Broome accommodation after breakfast, we journey to Fitzroy Crossing to join a local Ranger on a fascinating guided cruise through Geikie Gorge, carved by the Fitzroy River through an ancient limestone barrier reef. Encounter wildlife such as freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish.
Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 2/Night 3: Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Gibb River Road, Bell Gorge
Heading toward the Gibb River Road we stop at Tunnel Creek and wade through the cool waters of the cave by torchlight. Tunnel Creek National Park was the famous hideout used late last century by the Aboriginal leader Jandamarra. Next is Windjana Gorge National Park where we'll spot for freshwater crocodiles lazing on the banks of the Lennard River. Windjana Gorge is over three kilometres long with 300 metre-high walls which are part of an ancient Devonian reef system. We continue on to join the Gibb River Road.
Overnight: Bell Gorge Lodge OR Mt Hart Station (if Bell Gorge is unavailable)

Day 3/Night 4: Bell Gorge, Galvan's Gorge, Mt. Elizabeth Station
Today we explore 'the jewel of the Gibb' - Bell Gorge. Here, stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. You can enjoy some birdwatching or take a refreshing dip in the in the lower pool of the gorge below the cascading waterfall. This afternoon we head to Mount Elizabeth Station, stopping for a swim at Galvan's Gorge enroute. Here, a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above and Wandjina rock art adorns the gorge walls.
Overnight: Mt. Elizabeth Station

Day 4/Night 5: Manning Gorge, Mt Elizabeth Station
Next stop is Manning Gorge for a leisurely walk and then a swim in the beautiful river and waterfall. The river is beautiful for a swim and the gorge itself is always a favourite. Back to Mt. Elizabeth again for tonight's stay. 
Overnight: Mt Elizabeth Station

Day 5/Night 6: Ellenbrae Station, Bindoola Falls, Home Valley Station
Continuing up the Gibb we visit Ellenbrae Station for a relaxing morning tea amongst their lovely gardens. Next is Bindoola Falls, before heading to Home Valley Station. Stop at Luhrmann's Lookout, named after film director Baz Luhrmann who's movie 'Australia' was primarily set in this part of the Kimberley. Lunch at Dusty Bar and Grill then relax in the shaded pool area or join an optional helicopter flight over the spectacular Cockburn Ranges. 
Overnight: Home Valley Station

Day 6/Night 7: Pentecost River Crossing, El Questro: Zebedee springs, El Questro gorge
Depart Home Valley and stop for photos at the spectacular Pentecost River enroute to El Questro. Today's highlights include: Zebedee thermal springs, a series of pools cascading into each other set within sheer cliffs and local vegetation; El Questro gorge - walk to a picturesque swimming hole known as 'halfway pool' then (depending on your fitness level) on to Mackmicking Pool; Enjoy lunch at El Questro's famous Steakhouse on the banks of the Pentecost River; Swim in the creek by the Steakhouse then head up to a scenic lookout point for sundowners.   
Overnight: Emma Gorge Resort or El Questro Station Township

EMMA GORGE TENTED CABIN

EMMA GORGE TENTED CABIN

Day 7/Night 8: Emma Gorge, Lake Argyle
This morning we will walk to the picturesque amphitheatre waterfall of Emma Gorge (approx 40 mins -1 hour walk each way) for a swim and morning tea. Those who don't want to hike can enjoy the shaded poolside cafe area at Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon we continue on toward Kununurra and Lake Argyle. 
Overnight: Lake Argyle tourist village

Day 8/Night 9: Lake Argyle, Ord River cruise
This morning you will cruise Lake Argyle, stopping on an island for lunch and a swim.  Listen to a personalised commentary from your Lake Argyle skipper and spot for crocodiles, birdlife and rock wallabies. You will drive across the Ord Top Dam wall and see the Ord Hydro-Power Station before boarding the a scenic 55km boat cruise back to Kununurra. Enjoy spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna along the way, including the elusive freshwater crocodile! Take in a colourful East Kimberley sunset before docking back at the Marina and re-boarding your coach for your accommodation drop-off. 
Overnight: Kununurra Country Club

Day 9: Farewell
Check-out of your hotel this morning and sadly bid farewell to Kununurra. Alternatively, we can book additional nights if you'd like to stay on and continue exploring locally!.

We can assist in arranging additional accommodation or booking your onward flight. 

 

2017 & 2018 RATES

Private Tour (2 people)
Full Rate: $8,240 per person
Earlybird Offer: $7,415 per person
Earlybird Offer represents 10% off the full rate when booking your 2018 tour prior to 31 Dec. 2017.

2 couples (4 people booking together)
Full Rate: $6,175 per person
Earlybird Offer: $5,557 per person
Earlybird Offer represents 10% off the full rate when booking your 2018 tour prior to 31 Dec. 2017.

All rates based on twin room share.

FAMILIES WITH KIDS

Our Landcruiser carries 4 in comfort, with 2 additional back seats suitable for children (6 total). Please enquire for the family rate on this tour.

BIGGER GROUPS

12 passenger Isuzu available for larger groups, please enquire.

Luggage limit: 15kg per person in soft bags.

Inclusions

  • An experienced, local guide
  • Lake Argyle and Ord River cruise
  • Geikie Gorge cruise
  • Accommodation as indicated on itinerary
  • Towels
  • National Park fees

Not Included

  • Alcohol
  • Flights to/from the Kimberley (we can assist in arranging)
  • Meals (can be purchased at cafes and restaurants along the way)

Highlights

  • Geikie Gorge cruise
  • Tunnel Creek torchlight tour
  • Lake Argyle and Ord River cruise
  • Lake Argyle overnight stay
  • Gibb River Road
  • El Questro wilderness park
  • Zebedee Springs
  • Emma Gorge
  • Home Valley Station
  • Ord Valley irrigation area
  • Mt. Elizabeth Station
  • Ancient indigenous art
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Bell Gorge

Note: Whilst we try our best to adhere to advertised itineraries, sometimes itinerary variations may occur at the discretion of the tour guide dependant on current weather conditions etc.

2 Night Add-Ons

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9 Nights not long enough? Check out our 2-3 Night Add-On Packages here including:

  • Cape Leveque
  • Mornington Wilderness Camp
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Bungle Bungles

Click here for more information


Accommodation

See our "accommodation" page for detailed information about where we stay.


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Reviews

Kimberley private charter

“The clients have just popped into the office to rave about how wonderful everything was, and how impressed they were with your services.  To quote his words "it felt like we were part of the family. I cannot praise you or the company highly enough.”

— Brigitta Boulton (travel agent), Australia, 2007

Taste of Kununurra

“Fabulous guide, Scott, who ensured we had an informative, interesting tour around Kununurra. His local knowledge was impressive. Highly recommend him and his company Kimberley Spirit Tours.”

— Merrilyn G, Mildura Australia

El Questro day tour

“Scotty was an extremely pleasant young man with so much knowledge of the Kimberley. I felt completely safe and comfortable whilst on this tour where we visited Elquestro and Emma Gorge. This is a beautiful part of the Kimberley and I can highly recommend anyone wishing to explore this breathtaking region to travel with Kimberley Spirit. You will not be disappointed.”

— Gail George, Perth Australia