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Western Australia - The Kimberley - Walking Holiday

Region: Western Australia // Dates: 06 - 20 August 2020 (14 nights)
Western Australia - The Kimberley Walking Holiday

The Kimberley has long held a place in Australian folklore for its wild, rugged scenery and palpable sense of remoteness. Our 15 day journey uses a comfortable 4WD vehicle and dome tent accommodation to access in the wilderness of the Kimberley. We depart Broome early and travel through the savannah country past Boab trees to Windjana Gorge National Park. Based here for two nights, we enjoy short walks to Tunnel Creek and in Windjana Gorge known for its bird life, Devonian reef walls and its many freshwater crocodiles. We continue through the Napier Range to our campsite at Silent Grove, our base for walking to the Bell Creek Gorge in King Leopold Range Conservation Park. Travelling to Mornington Station for two nights, we can relax, swim or canoe to the Fitzroy River. We also spend a day in the Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary, home to over 200 bird species including the Gouldian Finch and the Purple Crowned Fairy Wren. Back on the Gibb River Road, we travel to the oasis of Manning Creek for two nights. Walks include the less visited Adcock Gorge, Galvins Gorge and the Manning Gorge walk, with a refreshing swim at the end. Continuing to El Questro station, we cross the Durack river and lookout over the floodplain of the Pentecost River. During our two days at El Questro, there are plenty of walking options, including Emma Gorge, Telegraph Hill, El Questro Gorge Walk and Zebedee Springs. After a stop in Kununurra, we head for Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle) travelling via many outback tracks and creek crossings. We spend two full days exploring the wonders of Purnululu including Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge. Our journey ends with a transfer back to Kununurra where you may like to extend your stay in Broome or fly out via Perth or Darwin.

Overview

The Kimberley has long held a place in Australian folklore for its wild, rugged scenery and palpable sense of remoteness. Our 15 day journey uses a comfortable 4WD vehicle and dome tent accommodation to access in the wilderness of the Kimberley. We depart Broome early and travel through the savannah country past Boab trees to Windjana Gorge National Park. Based here for two nights, we enjoy short walks to Tunnel Creek and in Windjana Gorge known for its bird life, Devonian reef walls and its many freshwater crocodiles. We continue through the Napier Range to our campsite at Silent Grove, our base for walking to the Bell Creek Gorge in King Leopold Range Conservation Park. Travelling to Mornington Station for two nights, we can relax, swim or canoe to the Fitzroy River. We also spend a day in the Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary, home to over 200 bird species including the Gouldian Finch and the Purple Crowned Fairy Wren. Back on the Gibb River Road, we travel to the oasis of Manning Creek for two nights. Walks include the less visited Adcock Gorge, Galvins Gorge and the Manning Gorge walk, with a refreshing swim at the end. Continuing to El Questro station, we cross the Durack river and lookout over the floodplain of the Pentecost River. During our two days at El Questro, there are plenty of walking options, including Emma Gorge, Telegraph Hill, El Questro Gorge Walk and Zebedee Springs. After a stop in Kununurra, we head for Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle) travelling via many outback tracks and creek crossings. We spend two full days exploring the wonders of Purnululu including Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge. Our journey ends with a transfer back to Kununurra where you may like to extend your stay in Broome or fly out via Perth or Darwin.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Spend 14 nights camping in comfortable dome tents in the wilderness of the Kimberley
  • Explore Windjana Gorge & Tunnel creek to learn their historic & cultural significance 
  • Visit Bell Creek gorge & enjoy a walk in the King Leopold Range Conservation Park
  • Encounter the incredible birdlife of Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary
  • Discover the less visited Adcock & Galvin Gorges
  • Enjoy an adventurous day in the Manning Gorge with optional creek swims
  • Spend time at El Questro Station with its many walking & cruise options
  • Take in the spectacular views from the Pentecost & Five Rivers lookouts
  • Experience the natural wonder of Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle)

Details

Details:

06 - 20 August 2020 (14 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Broome/ends Kununurra)
Advanced Early Bird: A$7,800 until 17/02/2020
Regular: A$8,300
Single Supplement: no single supplement required

Minimum Group Size: 10 guests

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Botanical, History Geology

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 2-10km per walking day with some challenging options (agility required for uneven ground & rock scrambling). Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Tour Itinerary

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  • Ray Dickson

    Since arriving from Ireland in 1974, Ray Dickson has enjoyed living and working in the wide open spaces of Western Australia. Ray's love for the Australian outback and its unique wildlife is born out of many years working in the Pilbara, zoo keeper duties in the Perth Zoo and Northern Territory Wildlife Park. He has been guiding for speciality tour groups within Western Australia and Northern Territory for over 20 years. With interests including Geology, Ornithology, Herpetology, Australian Archaeology and Bushwalking, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our Western Australia journeys.  

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