6 Day West Kimberley Adventure
Escape the fray on this outback adventure into the rugged western Kimberley gorge country. This retreat from the world offers swimming in waterfalls, wildlife spotting, trekking to gorges, campfire tales, stargazing and more. Take this chance to retreat from the crowds, reconnect with nature and get back to the basic joys of outdoor life.
Gibb River Road, Derby Prison Tree, Cultural Walk, Fitzroy River, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Falls, Adcock Gorge, Art Gallery
|Accommodation||6DWK CAMPING: Camping (5nts)|
|Duration||6 Days / 5 Nights|
|Tour Style||Kimberley Expedition|
|Maximum Passengers||24 (Minimum 6)|
|Price||6DWK CAMPING: Adult $1845, Child (4-12yrs) $1745
|Departs||MAY-SEP: selected Saturdays|
|Meals||5 x Breakfasts, 6 x Lunches, 5 x Dinners|
|Luggage||Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)|
|Private Charter||Available On Request|
|Validity||1 May 2023 to 30 September 2024|
|More Infomation||What You Need To Know
Frequently Asked Questions
|Download Trip Notes||Trip Notes|
Alternative Itinerary, 2023
Please Note: Due to the effects of ex Tropical Cyclone Ellie in January 2023, some traditional attractions are closed for the season to give Country time to rest and recover. There is so much more to see in the Kimberley though, and we have been easily able to adapt our itineraries to include additional and extended activities, that we are normally not able to do! Plus, the landscape will be looking spectacular this year after such a great wet season: waterfalls will be thundering, swimming holes will be clean and fresh and our native wildlife will be thriving. So, while there are two destinations that we are unable to visit in the short term due to flood damage, those same big rains will mean the Kimberley has never been fresher. The season of 2023 promises to be a special opportunity to experience the Australian outback at its best.
Day 1 Fitzroy Crossing
We ease into our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Join the Darlgunya Cultural Walk where our local Indigenous guide greets us with a smoking ceremony and billy tea, then leads a stroll through the remnants of the old postal settlement. Learn about the wild Fitzroy River: its plants, wildlife and significance to local culture. (LD)
Day 2 Tunnel Creek & Silent Grove
Departing Fitzroy Crossing, we travel into the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges and 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. In the afternoon, we continue towards the Gibb River Road, reaching Silent Grove in time to set up camp and settle down for a delicious campfire dinner under the famous Kimberley night sky. (BLD)
Day 3 Adcock Gorge & Galvans Gorge
Discover Adcock Gorge, surrounded by rainforest and sandstone ranges. An afternoon swim at Galvans Gorge, amongst water lilies and boab trees, offers the chance to freshen up again before we settle into our camp on Mt Barnett Cattle Station at a billabong oasis in the heart of gorge country. (BLD)
Day 4 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. There is nothing quite like swimming in deep clear pools surrounded by a rugged natural landscape. In the afternoon, relax and swim by the Manning River before we get the camp fire going for dinner. (BLD)
Day 5 Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge)
Return to Silent Grove to set up camp and enjoy lunch before we explore the spectacular Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) in the ancient Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. This idyllic retreat boasts majestic cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years. (BLD)
Day 6 Derby & Broome
Returning to the Gibb River Road we visit Norval Art Gallery in Derby and the renowned ‘Boab Prison Tree’ then begin our journey back into Broome. (BL)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and related seasonal closures, some elements of this itinerary may not be available at time of travel. In particular all Indigenous communities are currently closed to travellers. This may result in substitute activities and/or rerouting as required. The situation is evolving daily, but please be prepared for possible changes to your Kimberley adventure if necessary.
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|Nights 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Camping involves dome tents single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. On site 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
- 1 Hour Geikie Gorge Boat Cruise
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 (particularly if travelling May-Aug), 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.
- Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures.
- 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.