The style and standard of accommodation varies throughout our Extended Tour itineraries, ranging from outback station stays and ‘billion star’ camping to private wilderness camps and safari tents. On Kimberley Expeditions, we offer the choice of comfortable Camping or Camping Plus, on which we assist you to make the most of basic upgrades where available.
The accommodation we provide our travellers varies across each Tour Style:
While Wild Expeditions offer outback camping adventure tours, our travellers stay in a wide variety of accommodation, as illustrated in the gallery below. Chosen with tour style, location and budget in mind, we believe the overnight stay should add to the overall outback experience we aim to provide.
Travellers on our Kimberley Expeditions, can choose between Camping and Camping Plus accommodation options.
Those who choose the comfortable Camping option stay at our permanent camp sites or in portable tents (4-man tents used as twinshare so plenty of room!), with swags, linen and pillows provided. We charge no Single Supplement on this option yet those travelling alone are guaranteed a tent to themselves.*
Those who choose the Camping Plus option will also camp on some nights – either in National Parks or at our permanent camp sites – but will enjoy a higher comfort level of affordable accommodation upgrades where available. These upgrades are situated close by the camp sites and can be arranged on request. Single supplements may apply.* Details are provided in the Accommodation tab, on each itinerary.
Whatever accommodation option is chosen our travellers get together in the evening to kick back and relax in comfortable camp chairs with back rests, usually around a crackling fire under a blanket of Kimberley stars. Chat with fellow travellers, reflect on the day’s experiences or find a stick to toast marshmallows!
Kimberley Wild is especially proud of our range of permanent camp sites, which includes:
Bungle Bungles Safari Camp, in the heart of Purnululu National Park – exclusive to travellers on our Kimberley Expeditions. While travellers on other camping tours are in the public camp ground or staying outside the park, our travellers enjoy the comfort and atmosphere of the only private camp in the National Park to boast views of the Bungles Massif. The camp features modern facilities, a covered dining deck with panoramic views and an open air campfire around which we can relax beneath a sparkling Kimberley night sky: chatting, star-gazing and sharing the adventure with like-minded travellers.
The unique Cygnet Bay Coastal Safari Camp overlooks the azure waters of Cygnet Bay. Exclusive to travellers on our Kimberley Expeditions, the group arrives at camp on an amphibious vehicle as the sun sets across the Buccaneer Archipelago. Enjoy a delightful dinner by the ocean, followed by an evening round the campfire before drifting off to sleep listening to the waves. In the morning, depending on the tide you can enjoy a late swim, a stroll over the mud flats or a trek to Shenton Bluff before we depart for the next part of our adventure.
Our seasonal camp sites at Mount Barnett and El Questro Station is built each year in a delightful part of the station grounds, set aside exclusively for your groups. These camps feature Tourer-style tents on raised platforms with twin stretcher beds. Simply arrive at camp, throw your bag in your tent and head off to explore.
* Note that due to capacity constraints, single tents cannot be guaranteed in the Bungle Bungles therefore any Single Supplement paid does NOT cover those nights. Single travellers of course will get first priority for a single tent in the Bungle Bungles when available (which, rest assured, is most of the time!).
Travellers on our Kakadu Expeditions enjoy the comfort and serenity of our network of private Safari Camps throughout the Top End, the largest network of any Top Ed tour operator. These camps have been built in areas chosen both for their natural beauty and their proximity to regional highlights such as Kakadu, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park.
Our most comfortable trip, the 4 Day Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield, includes overnight stays in our comfortable permanent Safari Tents, each featuring a light, a fan, standing room & twin beds with spring mattresses and full linen provided. All Safari Camps locations have shared facilities and are close to the fabulous outback pubs where our groups enjoy dinner.
On our more adventurous itineraries our travellers stay in our permanent Explorer Camps. The Explorer Tents can be twinshare or quadshare, and feature twin beds with spring mattresses. Linen is not included at our Explorer Camps but sleeping bags can be provided for $35pp – must be requested with our office prior to departure. All Explorer Camp locations have shared facilities, including a screened, powered kitchen-dining area.
Despite being designed as ‘no frills’ backpacker adventures, our Adventure Tours include a range of accommodation, with overnights stays chosen to reflect the tour style as well as the local area, and enhance the overall adventure experience. These include multi-share dorm-style rooms at popular backpacker properties, billion-star bush camping in National Parks and remote outback station stays.
Our special campsite at Yardie Creek Station, exclusive to our travellers, is a true highlight as our groups enjoy an afternoon and evening in our own space, in the company of local wildlife including kangaroos and emus.
Groups on our overland tours that travel to and from Darwin, enjoy a stay at our Katherine Explorer Camp, on the doorstep of Nitmiluk National Park. These Explorer Tents can be twinshare or quadshare, and feature twin beds with spring mattresses. The camp has shared facilities, including a screened, powered kitchen-dining area.
Throughout the Kimberley travellers on these tours enjoy getting back to basics and Bush Camping in some of the most beautiful National Parks in Western Australia. Up close and personal with nature, these groups pull together to produce a delicious outback dinner, kick back around a camp fire telling tall tales and then roll our swags out under the Kimberley night sky (tents optional) and spot shooting stars until we succumb to a well-earned sleep.