12 Night "Spirit of the Kimberley" Loop
Operates: Mid May-October
Departs: Broome or Kununurra
Accommodation: Hotels, Homesteads, Safari Cabins (no camping)
Arrive into Broome and join the hotel's transfer to the Cable Beach Club. This afternoon you can relax and slip into 'Broome time', exploring Chinatown or Cable Beach. Overnight: Cable Beach Club
Day 1 / Night 2
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
Onward to the remarkable China Wall, a sub-vertical quartz vein protruding up to 6m from the earth's surface. Next stop is the pioneering gold rush town of Halls Creek before continuing on to our accommodation deep in the heart of Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles). Overnight: Bungle Bungles Savannah Lodge
Day 3 / Night 4
Explore the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park. Test out the acoustics of the natural amphitheatre at Cathedral Gorge. Enjoy breathtaking views from Piccaninny Creek lookout and admire the striped patterns of the beehive domes. Travel to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Witness the rocks change colour at sunset and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush under a blanket stars. Overnight: Bungle Bungles Savannah Lodge
Day 4 / Night 5
After breakfast we exit Purnululu National Park and head north to Kununurra, via Warmun Aboriginal art centre (if open). Warmun gallery displays and sells outstanding paintings by emerging and established artists. This afternoon we cross the Diversion Dam and travel through Kununurra and onward to scenic Lake Argyle. Overnight: Lake Argyle tourist village.
Note - overnight bag only, your guide will take additional luggage back to Kununurra this evening as you can only carry a day pack on tomorrow's cruise.
Day 5 / Night 6
Cruise Lake Argyle this morning, stopping on an island for lunch and a swim. Spot for crocodiles, birdlife and rock wallabies. You will drive across the Ord River Top Dam wall and see the Ord Hydro-Power Station before boarding the a scenic 55km boat cruise back to Kununurra. Take in a colourful East Kimberley sunset before re-boarding your coach to your accommodation. Overnight: Kununurra Country Club
Day 6 / Night 7
Enjoy some free time in Kununurra today. Relax by Lily Lagoon, wander through town, stock up on supplies, wash clothing and prepare for the next leg of the journey ... the mighty Gibb River Road. Overnight: Kununurra Country Club
Day 7 / Night 8
Enter the famous Gibb River Road. First stop Zebedee thermal springs, a series of gorgeous pools cascading into each other; Lunch at El Questro's Steakhouse; Your choice between 1) El Questro gorge - walk to a picturesque swimming hole known as 'halfway pool' then (depending on your fitness level) to Mackmicking Pool OR 2) Optional Miri Miri Falls chopper flight. Scenic lookout point for sundowners. Overnight: Emma Gorge Resort or El Questro Station Township
Day 8 / Night 9
This morning we will walk to the picturesque Emma Gorge waterfall (approx 40 mins -1 hour walk each way). Depart El Questro and stop for photos at the spectacular Pentecost River enroute to Home Valley Station. Lunch at Dusty Bar and Grill then relax in the shaded pool area. Enjoy the view from Luhrmann's Lookout, named after film director Baz Luhrmann who's movie 'Australia' was primarily set in this part of the Kimberley. Overnight: Home Valley Station
Day 9 / Night 10
Continuing down the Gibb we visit Bindoola Falls then on to Ellenbrae Station for a relaxing morning tea among their lovely gardens. Our guide takes us to a few local secret spots before we continue down the mighty Gibb to our overnight accommodation at Mt. Elizabeth Station
Day 10 / Night 11
At Manning Gorge we enjoy a walk and then a swim in the beautiful gorge and waterfall. Then on to Galvan's Gorge for a swim and photos. Here, a short walk leads to a lovely waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above and Wandjina rock art adorns the gorge walls. We continue down the Gibb to our overnight accommodation. Overnight: Bell Gorge Lodge OR Mt Hart Station (if Bell Gorge is unavailable)
Day 11 / Night 12
This morning we visit 'the jewel of the Gibb' - Bell Gorge. Here, stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. At Windjana Gorge we spot freshwater crocodiles lazing on the banks of the Lennard River. Windjana Gorge is over three kilometres long with 300 feet-high walls which are part of an ancient Devonian reef system. Onward to Broome where our journey concludes. Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort
Sadly, it's time to say farewell to Broome for your onward flight (there are daily flights to Darwin and Perth). Cable Beach Club include your departure airport transfer.
We can assist in arranging additional accommodation and tours, or booking your onward flight.
2 people exclusive private tour
$12,945 per person
2 couples (4 people) private tour
$8,445 per person
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). Families pay the 4 person rate LESS 5% DISCOUNT.
The 5th and 6th seats (small seats in the back) are free of charge for under 12yrs old. Children share in the existing accommodation bookings.
Two Vehicles are available for larger groups travelling together. Above rates apply per vehicle.
Strict luggage limit of 15kg per person in soft bags.
- An experienced, local guide
- Lake Argyle and Ord River cruise
- Geikie Gorge cruise
- Accommodation as indicated on itinerary
- National Park fees
- Flights to/from the Kimberley (we can assist in arranging)
- Meals (these can be purchased along the way)
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.
See our "accommodation" page for detailed information about where we stay.