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9 Day 4WD Darwin to Broome Overland for your next vacation to Australia.

• 4WD Adventure • Bungle Bungle National Park • Bunuba Indigenous Experience
• El Questro Station • Gibb River Road • Kimberley Gorges
• Lake Argyle • Tunnel Creek • Windjana Gorge

About this tour:
From the Top End to the Kimberley, this adventure will give you a great taste of the Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia. Travelling along the Gibb River Road in a 4WD adventure, we'll take you to Bungle Bungle National Park, El Questro Station, Kimberley Gorges, Lake Argyle, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge.

Valid:
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Tour Code:
• PDB9

Tour Departs:
• Select Darwin accommodation from 06:20am
• Default pick up: Melaleuca on Mitchell at 06:50am (52 Mitchell St, Darwin)

Tour Departs:
• 16APR16-8OCT16: Sat

Tour Finishes:
• Select Broome accommodation early evening day 9

Tour Style:
• Basix

Tour Accommodation:
•
8 nights camping (non-permanent campsites with pop-up tents/swags, basic facilities only for 3 of the nights). There are no upgrades or single supplements available on this trip.

Max People:
• 20

Price:
• AUD $1995.00 per person

• All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
• Basix Option is not suitable for children. Tour is not suitable for children. The minimum age for this trip is 12.
• Levies included: National Park park fee.
• Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) AUS $35

ATTENTION: This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme; very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.

Highlights:

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Kimberley camping

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Darwin to Katherine Region
DEFAULT PICK UP: Melaleuca on Mitchell, 52 Mitchell St Darwin, 06:50am
Heading down from Darwin, we stop at either Edith Falls for a swim, or explore majestic Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge, part of the Nitmiluk National Park, depending on season. After lunch we start our journey to the Katherine region where we will stay overnight. (LD)

Day 2 – Katherine Region to Lake Argyle
Take off for Lake Argyle; an artificial lake created by the Ord River Dam. Admire the beauty and sheer size of this 700 square kilometre man made spectacle. The lake is home to many species of native fish and thousands of freshwater crocodiles. Take some time and explore the area before we set up camp for the night. (BLD)

Day 3 – Lake Argyle to Bungle Bungles
Time for some 4WD action as we wind our way into the Bungle Bungle sandstone massif! The ride in is bumpy, but the scenery is fantastic and you will have the chance to enjoy your first Kimberley sunset as we set up our bush camp. (BLD)

Day 4 – Bungle Bungles
Prepare for a full day of exploration today. The rock formations of the Bungle Bungles are remarkable and we visit breathtaking Echidna Chasm and magnificent Cathedral Gorge. For passengers that are looking for a truly spectacular experience, there is the opportunity to view the Bungles by helicopter (at your own expense), before we return to camp. (BLD)

Day 5 – Bungle Bungles to El Questro
We leave the Bungles and make our way to El Questro Station. Sit back and admire the awesome scenery of the Carr Boyd and Durack Ranges as we head to Turkey Creek and onto El Questro to set up camp. (BLD)

Day 6 – El Questro Station
Today we spend the day exploring the amazing sights of El Questro station. Highlights include a hike in the beautiful Cockburn Ranges for a swim under the waterfall at Emma Gorge. Tonight we enjoy another night at our El Questro campsite where you might choose to enjoy a well-earned beer at the station bar. (BLD)

Day 7 – Gibb River Road to Mt Barnett
We start our journey over the Pentecost River and along the famous Gibb River Road. Today is all about swimming and hiking in the Kimberleys! You’ll visit striking Manning Gorge, where your experienced guide will use their local knowledge to determine the most accessible spots to explore. Tonight’s camp is at Mt Barnett. (BLD)

Day 8 – Mt Barnett to Windjana Gorge
This morning we will explore either Galvins or Adcock Gorge, depending on the time of year. Later we make our way to Windjana Gorge, known for its abundant freshwater crocodiles, so bring your camera and get some snaps of these incredible reptiles. Windjana Gorge is also our camp for the night. (BLD)

Day 9 – Windjana Gorge to Broome A visit to the Napier Range reveals the fascinating 750 metre underground cave at Tunnel Creek; an area rich in bushranger history. Join a local Bunuba Indigenous Guide for a walk through Tunnel Creek, learning about culture and Aboriginal traditions. Next we set off for Broome, but not before stopping briefly at Willare Bridge to see the rushing torrent of water that flows along the mighty Fitzroy River (seasonal). We arrive in Broome late afternoon. With any luck you’ll be just in time to catch a brilliant Cable Beach sunset. (BL)

Windjana Gorge Map general route of Broome to Darwin Bungle Bungles - Western Australia Tourism

 

Fitness Level:
This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking/swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme; very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure. Tour is not suitable for children. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights.
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• Staying:
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• 8 nights camping (non-permanent campsites with pop-up tents/swags, basic facilities only for 3 of the nights). There are no upgrades or single supplements available on this trip.



Trip Transport - 2WD 'all terrain' vehicles' 24 seats front facing air-conditioned vehicle. Our have 'all terrain' vehicles' spacious cabs with ample legroom and forward facing seats for increased comfort and a view for appreciation of the scenery. Image for general purpose only.

Denotes:
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Bring:
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, torch, insect repellent, camera, travel pillow, and sleeping bag (can be purchased for $35).

Included:
Experienced guide, Bunuba Aboriginal cultural experience, national park entry, meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, air-conditioned vehicle, 8 nights camping (non-permanent campsites with pop-up tents/swags, basic facilities only for 3 of the nights). There are no upgrades or single supplements available on this trip.

Notes:

• 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.

• 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.

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

• A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies.

• This tour requires a sleeping bag. You may bring your own or pre-purchase a sleeping bag from us.

• 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.

• Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to your tour guide before departure.

• 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.

• B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

• 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).

• 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.

Special Dietary requirements and allergies

• 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.

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• 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!

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