5 Day Kimberley Family Safari
This outback family adventure offers an escape to the dramatic gorges, wildlife retreats and ancient cave passages of the rugged western Kimberley. Sharing the experience with other like-minded families, the kids will forget about wifi and be immersed in nature: swimming, wildlife spotting, trekking, campfires, stargazing and more! It doesn’t get much better than this.
Gibb River Road, Derby Prison Tree, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Falls, Adcock Gorge, Norval Art Gallery
|Accommodation||5DKF CAMPING: Camping (4nts)|
|Duration||5 Days / 4 Nights|
|Tour Style||Kimberley Expedition|
|Maximum Passengers||24 (Minimum 6)|
|Price||5DKF CAMPING: Adult $1595, Child (4-12yrs) $1495
|Departs||JUN/JUL & SEP: Selected Wednesdays: 25 June 2023, 5 July 2023, 20 September 2023 & 27 September 2023|
|Meals||4 x Breakfasts, 5 x Lunches, 4 x Dinners|
|Luggage||Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)|
|Private Charter||Available On Request|
|Validity||1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024|
|More Infomation||What You Need To Know
Frequently Asked Questions
|Download Trip Notes||Trip Notes|
Day 1 Tunnel Creek
Departing Broome, we journey to the renowned ‘Boab Prison Tree’ and the start of the iconic Gibb River Road. Set up camp in Windjana Gorge National Park and enjoy lunch before we head for the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a cave system carved through the Napier Range, discover stalactites and a large variety of wildlife. Also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800’s. Towards sunset, we arrive at our campsite for a delicious campfire dinner under the famous Kimberley night sky. (LD)
Day 2 Windjana Gorge & Galvins 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. An afternoon swim at Galvins Gorge, amongst water lilies and boab trees, offers the chance to freshen up. That night, we camp on Mt Barnett Cattle Station at a billabong oasis in the heart of gorge country. (BLD)
Day 3 Manning Falls
Today we explore the remote and spectacular Manning Gorge surrounded by high cliffs. Cross the meandering Manning River – either swimming or by pulley boat! – and take on a bushwalk to the impressive Manning Falls. The kids will love swimming in deep clear pools surrounded by a rugged natural landscape. In the afternoon, relax, swim and play games by the Manning River before we get the camp fire going for dinner and marshmallow toasting! (BLD)
Day 4 Adcock Gorge & Bell Gorge
Enjoy a morning swim in Adcock Gorge, surrounded by rainforest and sandstone ranges. Travel to Silent Grove to set up camp and enjoy lunch before we explore the spectacular Bell Gorge in the ancient King Leopold Range. This idyllic retreat boasts majestic cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years. (BLD)
Day 5 Derby & Broome
Returning to the Gibb River Road we head for the Norval Art Gallery in Derby. Here we discover some of the great works produced by local Aboriginal artists. There is even an opportunity for the kids to have a go at producing their own! Arrive back in Broome around 5pm. (BL)
|Nights 1 & 4 Camping in National Parks involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. On site ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets.|
|Nights 2 & 3 Enjoy two nights in the comfort of our own private safari camp at Manning Gorge. The camp features tourer-style tents on raised platforms with twin stretcher beds, and our own sheltered kitchen area. Nearby shared ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets.|
- Two Tour Hosts – including an Experienced Kimberley Tour Guide and Tour Assistant (on all tours with 8+ travellers)
- Meals as specified
- Camping Accommodation
- National Park Entry Fees
- Lots of fun!!
We operate our 4WD Kimberley Expeditions in custom-built, 21 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage (no risky trailers!). These comfortable, strong remote area vehicles allow our small groups extra space (including standing room), are fully air-conditioned and fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats, map pockets and footrests. It is important that when booking a 4WD outback adventure in the Kimberley, you understand that the roads we travel on can be heavily corrugated. Rest assured, these are the conditions for which our 4WD trucks are designed.
What to Bring
It is essential that you bring a torch, shoes you don’t mind getting wet – and we mean fully immersed in water: ideally, wet shoes, sandals or old runners, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal water bottle.
You will also need to bring a sleeping bag; 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $50pp – these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.
Other recommendations include: warm clothes for the evening, personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.
** Don’t forget the necessary luggage restrictions – due to limited space in the vehicles it is important that your luggage is in a small, soft bag (suitcases are not suitable) and weighs a maximum of 15kg. You are welcome to store any excess luggage at your accommodation in Broome, to be collected on your return.
- This tour is designed specifically for families only.
- Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures: usually only a concern for tours in April.
- This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate. Refer to the Fitness rating in The Facts.
- Expect some early morning starts! It is nicer to walk in the cooler morning and travel in the vehicle during the heat of the day.
- It is important that you appreciate the Kimberley Wild experience and the remote, vast nature of the areas through which we travel – please ensure you read our What You Need to Know and Frequently Asked Questions pages.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
- A Tour Assistant is provided on tour for all larger groups of 8 or more travellers.
- Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of our extended camping tours it is essential for older travellers to review and sign our Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary.