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.

Highlights

Gibb River Road, Derby Prison Tree, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Falls, Adcock Gorge, Norval Art Gallery

Tour Summary

Tour Code

5DKF

Fitness level

Moderate

Price

From $1295

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Tour Details

Tour RouteBroome-Broome
Accommodation5DKF CAMPING: Camping (4nts)
Vehicles4WD Vehicle
FitnessModerate
Tour Code5DKF
Duration5 Days / 4 Nights
Tour StyleKimberley Expedition
Maximum Passengers24 (Minimum 6)
Price5DKF CAMPING: Adult $1295, Child (4-12yrs) $1195
DepartsJUL & OCT: Selected Wednesdays: 3 July 2019, 10 July 2019, 17 July 2019, 2 October 2019
Meals4 x Breakfasts, 5 x Lunches, 4 x Dinners
LuggageMax 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)
Private Charter Available On Request
Validity1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
More InfomationWhat You Need To Know
Frequently Asked Questions
Download Trip NotesNot Available

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)

Live Availability

2019 TOURS

Departure CodeDepartsFinishesBook Online
5DKF1907033 July7 JulyCheck Availability & Book Online
5DKF19071010 July14 JulyCheck Availability & Book Online
5DKF19071717 July21 JulyCheck Availability & Book Online
5DKF19092525 September29 SeptemberCheck Availability & Book Online
5DKF1910022 October6 OctoberCheck Availability & Book Online

Camping

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.

Inclusions

  • 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 $35pp – 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.

Notes

  • 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.