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4WD Broome to Darwin Overland
Embark on an epic tour through Western Australia and the Top End

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4WD Darwin to Broome Overland

About this tour: Embark on an epic tour through Western Australia and the Top End

Experience the wild and rugged beauty of Australia's northwest tip on this 4WD journey through the Kimberleys. A region of breathtaking natural scenery, rich brooding landscapes and plentiful iconic wildlife, this is a taste of Australia at its most untamed. Explore the narrow rock passages winding through the Bungle Bungles, spot crocodiles sunning on the banks of Windjana Gorge and discover the gorgeous swimming holes of El Questro and Katherine. For a trip that brings you face-to-face with Australia's vast horizons and immense wilderness, you really can't go past this 4WD Broome to Darwin adventure.

Drive from Darwin to Broome via Lake Argyle, Purnululu National Park and El Questro station

Tour Name: 4WD Broome to Darwin Overland

Valid:
01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Tour Code:
PBD10

Trip Style:
Basix

Trip Theme:
Explorer, Overland

Tour Departs From:
Default pick up: Kimberley Klub YHA at 06:30am

Tour Finishes:
Select Darwin accommodation early evening day 10

Max People:
20
Minimum age to travel is 12 years old

Tour Departs:
26 APR 2018 - 18 OCT 2018: Thusday's

Accommodation:
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night

Price:
AUD $1995 per person
All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
Basix Option is not suitable for children
Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $35

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Why we love this trip
Experience the beautiful Kimberleys in rugged style with a local guide. Our passionate leaders love this trip as much as you will Enjoy plenty of time to discover the untamed natural beauty of El Questro Station. Paddle around in waterfalls, hike through gorges and access remote parts of this huge park on adventurous 4WD expeditions
The red domes of the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park form one of the most iconic Australian landscapes in existence. You'll have two whole days to explore the gorges and valleys of the park, not to mention soak up a few fiery sunsets
Tunnell Creek has a rich Aboriginal and bushranger history. Walk through the underground passage with your Guide learning about the culture and traditions of the first Australians

Is this trip right for you?
You'll spend most nights of the trip sleeping in outback camping grounds. While it's all a part of the adventure, facilities can be extremely basic
This trip requires a HIGH level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to truly enjoy the surrounding nature. Some long hikes will really get the blood pumping, and involve wading through water and clambering over rocks. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Some drives along off-road tracks can be bumpy as you really get 'amongst it'. Get to know your fellow travellers and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
Temperatures in Western Australia are extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing. We don't recommend this trip for older passengers who are perhaps less fit or agile

cockburn range el  questro

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Broome sights tour and Beach day
Welcome to Broome, a coastal enclave famous for its great beaches and historic pearling industry. We will pick you up from your accommodation mid-morning and show you around this vibrant outback town and share the history as to why this is such a unique place. Afterwards, we'll head down to the beach where we can drive the truck onto the sand for a picnic lunch and try your hand at the best Aussie outdoor sport - beach cricket! This evening, we'll head back to our accommodation in Broome for some dinner before we hit the road tomorrow morning.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Broome beach activity day and Broome sights tour

Meals Included Lunch Dinner

 

Day 2: Windjana Gorge
After meeting with your leader and group this morning, leave Broome and, depending on the season, make your first stop at Willare Bridge overlooking the Fitzroy River. From here head out into the great Australian outback towards Oscar Range, and on to Tunnel Creek. The creek has worn a 750-metre tunnel through the Napier Range. Join your guide for a walk through Tunnel Creek, learning about Aboriginal culture and traditions. Next we head to Windjana Gorge, once an underwater reef just 350 million years ago. During the wet season a river flows all the way through it, but during the dry its really more a series of ponds and billabongs. Set out on a bit of an explore, hopefully spotting a freshwater crocodile or two. The western Kimberley region is full of endless stunning gorges that have to be explored and this afternoon is no exception. After lunch, adventure to Bell Gorge a hidden highlight. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful gorge on the Gibb River Road, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools filled with water from the wet season rains that fall in the King Leopold Ranges. Surrounded by a horseshoe of bright orange rock wall, there are smooth rocks to lounge on and welcome areas of shade. We make our way back to camp for dinner and camping under the stars.

Note: Total driving time today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately six kilometres.

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Windjana Gorge Bell Gorge Tunnel Creek exploration walk

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

 

Day 3: Windjana Gorgeand the Gibb River Road
Hit the road again and travel along the legendary Gibb River Road, a 600 kilometre dirt track running through the centre of the Kimberley region. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to explore the gorges of Galvans or Adcock. In the evening, set up camp at Mount Barnett for the night, our campsite near Manning Gorge. Sit in the crystal clear freshwater river that flows by the campsite and watch the sun set as you start to feel like you are in the 'real' Australia.

Note: Total driving time today is around two hours. Total walking distance is approximately six kilometres.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Galvans Gorge Adcock Gorge Manning Gorge

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

 

Day 4: Gibb River Road to El Questro
In the morning, explore Manning Gorge, taking an invigorating dip in a waterhole before continuing down the Gibb River Road. If theres enough time, the group will also visit Barnett Gorge. Your guide will point you in the direction of the best gorges to explore. Pass through remote and extraordinary country as you travel through this historic part of Australia. Cross the Pentecost River to reach the famous El Questro Station, where youll spend the night camping under the stars.

Note: Total driving time today is around three-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Included Activities Gibb River Road

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

bungle bungles

 

 

Day 5: El Questro Station
Today spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro Station. Take a hike in the beautiful Cockburn Ranges and a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight enjoy another night at the El Questro campsite, where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned drink at the station bar with your travel mates.

Note: Total driving time today is only around 45 minutes. Total walking distance is up to five kilometres.

Accommodation Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner



Day 6: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
In the morning head out through the peaks and cliffs of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges, as you make your way to the remote outback township of Warnum (also known as Turkey Creek). In the afternoon, venture out in a 4WD to take on the challenging terrain of Purnululu National Park, home to the iconic Bungle Bungles. Arrive just in time to catch the sunset over the Osmond Ranges before relaxing into your overnight bush camp for dinner.

Note: Total driving time today is approximately three hours. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

swimming

 

Day 7: The Bungle Bungles
After breakfast prepare for a full day of activities. Explore the remarkable rock formations of the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to the constricted, red gap of Echidna Chasm and the immense Cathedral Gorge. You'll also have the opportunity to experience another perspective of the Bungles in a helicopter flight (at your own expense). As the sun goes down, head back to your overnight bush camp.

Note: Total driving time today is around an hour. Total walking distance is approximately five kilometres.

Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night)

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

Optional Activities Helicopter Flight - Bungle Bungles - from - AUD350

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 8: Bungle Bungles to Lake Argyle
Today, it's time for some serious 4WD as you wind your way out of the Bungle Bungles towards Kununurra. Depending on time, the group will have the opportunity to explore the weather-beaten gorges and red peaks of the Hidden Valley. In the late afternoon, travel down beside the Ord River to make camp at Lake Argyle.

Note: Total driving time today is around three-and-a-half hours. Total walking distance is approximately three hours.

Accommodation Camping (with facilities) (1 night)

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner


swimming

 

Day 9: Lake Argyle to Katherine region
Not long after breakfast this morning, explore the fringes of Lake Argyle. This vast body water has been forged by the Ord River Dam. The biggest manmade lake in Australia, Lake Argyle is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour. From here, cross the state border into the Northern Territory to reach your campsite in the Katherine Region.

Note: Total driving time today is around five hours. Total walking distance is approximately one kilometre.

Accommodation Permanent tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Optional Activities Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise - AUD100

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 10: Darwin
On the final day of the trip, the group will either stop at the secluded gorge of Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) or take one last plunge into the cool waters of Edith Falls. In the afternoon, make your way to Darwin, where your adventure comes to an end. There are no more activities planned for today and youre free to explore Darwin, but please book any onward travel the following day.

Note: Total driving today is around four hours. Total walking distance is approximately two kilometres.

Meals Included Breakfast Lunch

 

Visit the sights and sounds of Manning Gorge


What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, a spare pair of shoes that can get wet, swimming gear (2 towels recommended as can swim multiple times in one day), hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping bag (can be purchased at the time of booking), Second pair of shoes that can get wet, extra towel for swimming, Power pack for charging without electricity.

What's Included in tour:
Meals 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport All Terrain vehicle
Accommodation Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Hostel (1 night), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

Activities:
Included activities Broome beach activity day and Broome sights tour Windjana Gorge Bell Gorge Tunnel Creek exploration walk Galvans Gorge Adcock Gorge Manning Gorge Gibb River Road Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle) Echidna Chasm Walk


Bungle Bungles



Waterfalls
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Important notes


1.Tour commences in Broome on day 1 at 10:00am. Day 1 is spent exploring Broome so you can fly in on day 1 if you require and meet the group.

2. Trip finishes in Darwin day 10 at approx 6pm please. Onward travel must be booked for the following day.

3. This trip requires a sleeping bag

4. Trip runs in reverse see tour code PDB10

5. This trip has a difficulty rating 4 out of 5. Please ensure this trip is suitable for you; we also offer an Original level Kimberley trip. See code PKOW.

Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Hostel (1 night), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)
This trip is Basix camping and consists of portable, easy to erect, dome tents. We provide comfortable swags (canvas bedroll including 2 inch mattresses). You can either bring your own sleeping bag or purchase one from us. Pillows are not provided so you can bring your own if you wish.

This trip is specifically designed to embrace the outback and provide an authentic camping experience. It is for this reason, that we do not offer upgrades on this trip. Eight out of the nine nights have basic toilet and shower facilities, however on nights 3 and 4 we stay in the remote Purnululu National Park where only basic long-drop toilet facilities are available. Shower facilities are not available on these nights. Please ensure this level of camping is suitable for you.

Night 1: Kimberley Travelers Lodge. Multishare hostel with shared facilities.
Night 2: Windjana Gorge - Pop-up tents and swags. Basic toilet and shower facilities.
Night 3: Mount Barnett - Pop-up tents and swags. Basic toilet and shower facilities.
Night 4: El Questro Station - Pop-up tents and swags. Basic toilet and shower facilities.
Night 5: El Questro Station - Pop-up tents and swags. Basic toilet and shower facilities.
Night 6: Bungle Bungles - Pop-up tents and swags. Drop-Toilet, no shower facilities.
Night 7: Bungle Bungles - Pop-up tents and swags. Drop-Toilet, no shower facilities.
Night 8: Lake Argyle - Pop-up tents and swags. Basic toilet and shower facilities.
Night 9: Katherine - Permanent tents with swags. Basic toilet and shower facilities.

(1 Night) (8 Nights)

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) No Dairy (soy milk provided) Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

Fitness Ratings:
The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

Our tours are activity and participation based:
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, collecting firewood, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. Many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer.
On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.


Children
Tour is not suitable for children. The minimum age for this trip is 12.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Luggage:
Larger suit cases are not appropriate for this trip and risk damage in the loading and unloading of the vehicle. Due to the longer haul overland nature of this trip, the amount of camping equipment needed and space limitations within our 4wd vehicles, a 10 Kg (22 Lbs) luggage limit per person applies for this trip. If you are travelling with more than this amount of luggage, you will need to make prior arrangements to have it couriered to our finishing point city for pick up at the end of your trip. This is usually done by coach, such as Integrity Coachlines. This luggage transfer is at your own expense but is for the safety and comfort of all members of the group.

Kimberley - Clothing & Climate:
During dry season months (May-July) overnight temperatures can drop below 0 Celsius but daytime temperatures can still exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperatures and humidity can be extreme in the shoulder seasons of March, April and September, October with temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius. Night time temperatures can also be high at this time of year. Australia has relaxed attitudes to standards of dress, however during the day extreme sunshine can cause sunburn all year round. We recommend that you bring loose, cool, cotton clothing to protect yourself from the harsh sun. A sun hat, sunscreen, swimwear, towel, sturdy walking shoes and sunglasses are a must.

Kimberley - Water Bottle:
Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.

Kimberley - Batteries/Power:
Most of our trips have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. We always recommend that you carry an extra battery for your camera just in case. Your vehicle will be equipped with a 12 volt cigarette lighter socket which may be used at the crews discretion, however, do bear in mind that only one piece of equipment can be charged at a time and it will not be allowed if there is a risk of running the vehicles batteries low. Batteries may also be recharged from hotel room wall sockets. Hotels and many campsites have electricity and charging of batteries is advised before checking out the following day.

Kimberley - Head lamp or Torch:
A headlamp or torch is recommended for around your accommodation at night. Some properties have limited lighting and are powered by generators that switch off at a certain time. Its a good idea to bring a headlamp or torch, particularly as there are some nights spent camping. KARIJINI and THE KIMBERLIES Please ensure you pack two towels, as you may swim frequently on these trips. You will also need to pack at least 2 pairs of walking shoes/trainers as you will be walking through water in Karijini National Park, and also Tunnel Creek. It is also useful to have a pair of slip on shoes/sandals that you can carry in your day pack for riding the bus and casual wear.

Meal Abbreviations
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:


All Terrain Vehicles

They are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, footrests, luggage storage area and with a removal water barrel often near the front door. There are no toilets on board but ample stops and breaks along the road.
Red Centre
Rosa Isuzu 600 Mitsubishi Canter o Isuzu NPS300 BCI Cruiser Isuzu FRD500 Mitsubishi Fuso Bus
Top End/West Coast
Isuzu 600 (West Coast) Isuzu 800 (Top End) Isuzu 750 (Top End) Isuzu 550 (Top End) Isuzu 500 (Top End).
All NT trips are scheduled to run in the all-terrain vehicles. The only times in the Red Centre we would us a Rosa is as a backup option or for private charters if requested.

Tour All Terrain Vehicles


The Tour Difference

Scheduled tours operate.
As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of soft adventure and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks thatll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

Optional Activities •Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise - AUD100

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