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12 Day The Great Kimberley Overland for your next vacation to Australia.

Valid:
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Tour Code:
• PKOL

Tour Departs:
• Select Broome accommodation from 6:30am
• Default pick up: Kimberley Klub YHA at 06:30am

Tour Departs:
• 14MAY - 20AUG: Sat

Tour Finishes:
• Select Broome accommodation early evening day

Tour Style:
• Original

Standard Camping Option:
• Station Camping (7nts), National Park Camping (4nts), Wilderness Lodge - ensuite (2nts)

Upgrade Camping Option:
• National Park Camping (4nts), Station Camping (1nts) Safari Tent - no ensuite (2nts), Private Room - shared facilities (2nts), Cabin - ensuite (2nts), Wilderness Lodge - ensuite (2nts).
• • Accommodation upgrades and prices are On Request and subject to availability; Single accommodation cannot be guaranteed in the Bungle Bungles (2nts)

Max People:
• 20

Price:
• AUD $4195 per person
• AUD $675 per person - Additional services - Single Supplement

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

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Broome to Tunnel Creek
DEFAULT PICK UP: Kimberley Klub YHA, 06:30am
It's an early start this morning as we leave the Broome as the sun begins to rise. As we travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree' before we hit the Gibb River Road. Visit the fascinating Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes and their supreme spirit being, the Wandjina. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek, with our local Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800's. Don't miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. That night we settle into our first night under the Kimberley night sky. (LD)

Day 2 – Windjana Gorge & Bell Gorge
The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon we head off for Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberleys. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years - an easy place to while away a few hours! (BLD)

Day 3 – Galvins Gorge, Adcock Gorge & Mt Barnett Station
Spend day 3 swimming in paradise: further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the cool waters of water lillie-laden Galvans Gorge and stunning Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear pools, relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Overnight we camp by a billabong on Mt Barnett Cattle Station. (BLD

Day 4 – El Questro Wilderness Park
A morning trek into Manning Falls offers the chance to swim in deep clear pools amid a stunning natural landscape. Relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools before our journey up the Gibb River Road continues to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in our private campsite here allows free time join one or more of the many activities on offer. We include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are amongst the many optional activities. You may choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure. (BLD)

Day 5 – 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 6 – Kununurra & Lake Argyle
We merge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. There is free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (approx AU$100pp), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area. (B)

Day 7 and 8 – Purnululu National Park: The Bungle Bungles
After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying overnight in our new private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the Park, allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped 'beehive' geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980's; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $365pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective. (BLD)

Day 9 –China Wall and Fitzroy Crossing
Enroute to Fitzroy Crossing, we break the long journey with a visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall. We also enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing. (BL

Day 10 – Geikie Gorge & Broome
After morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to our last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before we travel to the southern end of the Dampier Peninsula. This evening, explore the Kimberley night sky in depth with Broome’s own astronomer, Greg Quicke. (BL)

Day 11 – Beagle Bay, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm & Buccaneer Archipelago
The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling up the red 4WD track, learn about the region's fascinating history from our guided commentary. Our first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. By mid morning we arrive at the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise: his descendents continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. Enjoy an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour. After a picnic lunch, we embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides, accompanied by Kevin, our local guide from the Ejai family, traditional owners of the Sunday island group. As we glide through the island landscape Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family. In the evening we reach our remote private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers and nestled on the beach overlooking the bay. In this stunning location, we can swim, explore the mangroves and perhaps catch a fish for dinner before a warm Kimberley sunset: truly a privileged experience. (BLD)

Day 12 – Kooljaman / Cape Leveque / One Arm Point / Broome
Returning to civilisation we travel to the One Arm Point Community perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. Soon we reach beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to head off on a snorkelling adventure (equipment provided), or take one of the lovely walks in the area. Alternatively you may prefer to enjoy the pristine beaches and rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous. as we return south we pause for afternoon tea in the laid-back Lombadina Community, a beautiful and welcoming community, which is home to an interesting bush timber church. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving back in Broome at approximately 6.30pm. (BL)

Standard Camping Option:
Station Camping (7nts), National Park Camping (4nts), Wilderness Lodge - ensuite (2nts)

Upgrade Camping Option:
National Park Camping (4nts), Station Camping (1nts) Safari Tent - no ensuite (2nts), Private Room - shared facilities (2nts), Cabin - ensuite (2nts), Wilderness Lodge - ensuite (2nts). Accommodation upgrades are On Request and subject to availability; Single accommodation cannot be guaranteed in the Bungle Bungles (2nts)


Fitness Level:
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.
Level 2 fitness  ©

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 at the time of booking).

 

Included:
Experienced guide, national park entry, meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, air-conditioned vehicle, Astronomy tour, Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre, Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise, Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, Indigenous Bunuba Guided Walk in Tunnel Creek, Geikie Gorge Experience, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Islands of the Giant Tides Cruise

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

• 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.

• It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of departure.

• 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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