We have put together responses to a few of our most Frequently Asked Questions however if you can’t find your answer below, please feel free to Contact Us
What are the Tour Styles and how are they different?
If you have a week’s accommodation booked, our range of Broome Day Tours provide the opportunity to experience Broome and the West Kimberley, while returning to the sanctuary of your hotel in the evening. Be warned… Day Tours will leave you wanting more!
Our traditional specialised Kimberley Expeditions are perfect for those seeking to experience the real Kimberley in depth – either with comfortable Camping or making the most of basic upgrades where available on the Camping Plus option. The Kimberley is a true wilderness so a keen sense of adventure is vital! Our experienced, informative guides share their secrets and insight into the region’s history, culture, flora and fauna.
The new West Coast Expeditions were created to cater for those wanting to explore the remote west coast of Australia and inland Pilbara region. Travellers on these trips are comfortable with the travel distances required to traverse Western Australia, and fit and able to participate in the adventure, yet they appreciate the basic creature comfort of a private room or tent along the way.
Our Adventure Tours offer maximum flexibility! If you are travelling on a budget then these overland itineraries offer the best value in the region. You can ‘choose your own adventure’- travel on a shoestring and enjoy the natural environment at grass roots, or spend money locally on experiences such as diving with whale sharks or scenic flights. Note that while these tours are open age, due to their budget, adventurous nature they tend to appeal to backpackers.
Where do you pick up from?
What size vehicle do we travel in?
Kakadu Expeditions: Vehicles used on these trips vary and could be either in one of our custom-built 21-24 seat 4WD trucks or our smaller group 16 seat 4WD trucks.
Overland Adventure Tours: Travellers on these adventures kick back in the comfort of our big custom-built, 21 seat trucks. They have air-conditioning, standing room and PA systems for music.
How long do we spend in the truck?
What are the luggage limitations?
Where can I store luggage whilst on tour?
What camping gear is provided?
Adventure Tours: On West Coast itineraries the camping nights are in our own Private Wilderness Camps where twin share Tourer-style tents on platforms with stretcher beds are provided. On Kimberley itineraries we get back to basics with traditional outback swags and tents (optional) – sleeping under the stars is awesome! Most overnight campsites will have access to shared ablution facilities though these can sometimes be very basic. Pillows are not provided on Overland Adventure Tours.
On all tours you can either bring your own sleeping bag or buy one from us at $45 per person. If you choose to buy one, you are welcome to take it home following your trip or alternatively, donate it to local communities. These are limited and subject to availability – enquire with our office for more details.
As a Single Traveller can I have my own tent?
Are there shower / toilet facilities every night?
Kakadu Expeditions: All Private Wilderness Camps are well equipped with ablutions facilities.
Overland Adventure Tours: On most itineraries there is shared ablution facilities nearby every night. On tours through the remote Kimberley region, there may be the occasional night with very limited ablution facilities only.
Do I need to bring my own water?
Can I bring alcohol along?
Can we buy supplies along the way?
How can I charge my camera during the tour?
Do I get mobile reception during the tour?
Are the trips participatory?
Do I need a good level of fitness?
What is the age range likely to be of my fellow travellers?
What walking shoes are appropriate?
How far is the longest walk?
Can I opt out of any activities if I want to?
Do I need to reconfirm my booking?
Can I bring a child on tour?
Kakadu Expeditions: Our Kakadu Expeditions are also a great option for families, however we advise against younger children (under 6 years) joining itineraries that visit Twin and/or Jim Jim Falls as the walks involved can be challenging. A Child Rate can be applied for 4-12 year olds.
Overland Adventure Tours: These tours are not recommended for families as they are primarily designed for backpackers. In the Kimberley, there is a minimum age of 12 years, while our West Coast trips are more restricted with a minimum age of 18 years to travel.
Feel free to discuss further with our office if you have any questions relating to a particular tour.
What happens if my tour doesn’t meet minimum numbers?
What happens if my tour is cancelled due to weather and road conditions?
Where do we stay in Broome?
If your tour does not include accommodation in Broome, you are welcome to book any property in Broome or Cable Beach. Note that we cannot pick up from private addresses, including AirBnB. Alternative arrangements can be made however. Kimberley Wild reservations can assist with booking The Kimberley Travellers Lodge – Broome YHA or The Oaks Broome.
Do I need Travel Insurance?