Gibb River Bungle Bungle 4WD Adventure
Broome to Darwin or Darwin to Broome (9 Days and
1 Broome to Fitzroy Crossing
Head towards Derby, taking time to explore
this historical town with its infamous prison boab tree. You
will have a 36 km back track to the Northern Highway with
directions to Fitzroy Crossing. Don’t worry, you will have
lots of time to experience the Gibb River Road later in your
journey. Suggested overnight stay - Fitzroy River Lodge. Please
check ahead with all accommodation and book well in advance.
2 Fitzroy Crossing to Charnley River Station
Mornings start early in the Kimberley so enjoy
the fresh clean air with an early morning cruise on the Fitzroy
River through Geikie Gorge. Leaving Fitzroy, head back 37
kms to the turnoff to Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge. Take
the time to explore these two natural phenomena and marvel
at the power of nature.
At Napier Downs turn right and you are now on
the famous Gibb River Road.We suggest you pack a picnic lunch
from Fitzroy and enjoy the outdoor facilities at Windjana
Gorge National Park.The Park is an ideal spot to get a close
look at the abundance of freshwater crocodiles that line the
After lunch make your way towards Silent Grove
and Bell Gorge for a late afternoon swim before arriving at
Charnley River Station, a fully operational cattle station.
No worries about dinner tonight as it is included in your
accommodation. Suggested overnight stay - Charnley River Station
3 Charnley River Station to Mt Elizabeth
After a hearty breakfast (included), again we suggest you
stock up for a picnic at the store attached to the station.You
are now in the heart of the Kimberley and not much distance
has to be covered today so take time to explore Adcock Gorge
and Galvin’s Gorge which are within easy reach of the road.The
walk into Manning Gorge takes about one hour on a fairly well
marked trail.Take your bathers as the water is very inviting
and the vista awe inspiring.
Have a water bottle with you and don’t deviate from the trail.
Once back in your car, its a short drive to Mt. Elizabeth
and you can reflect on a truly memorable day by relaxing on
the shady verandah. Dinner is again included and take time
to listen to the locals describe the many tales of the region.
Suggested overnight stay - Mt. Elizabeth Station. Check before
4 Mt. Elizabeth to Home Valley Station
Today you can have a leisurely breakfast (included) as the
distance travelled is not all that great and most of the touring
can be done from the car.
There are still plenty of opportunities for walks but the
day can be as relaxed as you desire.
You will cross the Gibb River and as with all river crossings,
it is best to keep a slow steady momentum and follow the makers
in the river beds.Tonight’s accommodation is one of newer
facilities along the Gibb River Road.Tonight’s dinner is included
with the tour and is an ideal venue to mix with fellow travellers
as well as local characters. Suggested overnight stay - Home
5 Home Valley Station to Emma Gorge (El Questro)
A hearty breakfast (included) will give you a good start
to the day. Upon arrival at El Questro’s Emma Gorge you will
be amazed at the colour of the rock.We suggest you take the
45 minute hike up to Emma Gorge and take a dip in its refreshing
pool. Make sure you are back to the poolside area in time
to enjoy a relaxing drink and watch the sunset change the
colour of the rock so it looks like it is glowing.There are
plenty of optional extras to do here from helicopter fishing
to horse back riding. Make your plans at reception and there
is plenty of time tomorrow to get in what you can’t do today.
Suggested overnight stay - El Questro Emma Gorge.
Day 6 El Questro to Kununurra
Within a few kilometres you are back on sealed road and civilisation
with a sense of accomplishment as you have conquered one of
the world’s last great adventure drives. Kununurra is the
capital of the East Kimberley region and the highlights of
the area include Ivanhoe Crossing and the Lake Argyle Dam.A
jetboat ride (optional) down the Ord River to the dam is a
thrilling and interesting way to travel. Stock up on film
and supplies as tomorrow will be a big day with an early start.
Suggested overnight stay - Mercure Inn Kununurra.
7 Kununurra Bungle Bungles Kununurra
Board your light aircraft for a journey of a life time. You
will get magnificent views of Lake Argyle, the dam that creates
this lake, 10 times larger than Sydney Harbour, as well as
the Bungles themselves.
The cost of the flight is included in your tour but for an
optional extra, you can leave the fixed wing aircraft at the
landing strip in the National Park and board a helicopter
for a spectacular trip amongst the errie domes.
With either choice you will be taken back to Kununurra after
yet another life time experience. Suggested overnight stay
- Mercure Inn Kununurra.
8 Kununurra to Katherine
As you pass into the Northern Territory, the terrain becomes
a little gentler and the rugged rock formation give way to
lush vegetation. Timber Creek and Victoria River Downs are
ideal points to stop for lunch or snacks.
When you cross the bridge at Victoria River, stop for a look
because in the wet season, the river regularly flows over
the bridge. Suggested overnight stay - Frontier Katherine.
9 Katherine to Darwin
Another early start but well worth the short drive up to
Katherine Gorge. Take the optional boat cruise for a relaxing
but spectacular look at this amazing act of nature. Complete
this journey in a comfortable pace as your room in Darwin
is included in the package and your car will be collected
from your hotel. Suggested overnight stay - Mirrembeena.