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  • Crossing the Gibb River

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  • A campfire under the stars

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  • Cygnet Bay

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  • Echidna Chasm

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  • Exploring the Bungle Bungles

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  • Beagle Bay Church

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  • Lake Argyle

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  • Cygnet Bay

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  • Bell Gorge

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  • Bungle Bungle Range

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  • Cathedral Gorge

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  • Crossing the Gibb River

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  • A campfire under the stars

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  • Cygnet Bay

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  • Echidna Chasm

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  • Exploring the Bungle Bungles

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  • Beagle Bay Church

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  • Bungle Bungle Safari Camp

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  • Cape Leveque

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13 Day Kimberley Explorer

  • One of WA’s greatest natural treasures
  • See rugged gorges, pearl farms & wild coastline
Includes Pick Up & Drop Off ex Broome

The Kimberley region is like nowhere else in Australia; a wild and untamed land of fiery desert sands, towering gorges filled with strange and exotic plant-life, and an ancient living culture which has called this incredible place home for millennia. It’s also one of the top points on every Australian bucket list. Isn’t it time you experienced the diverse wonders of the Kimberley for yourself?

This 13 day small group tour ex Broome makes that easy, taking in icons from the Bungle Bungles to Lake Argyle, the stunning El Questro Wilderness Park and so much in between. Travel along the famous Gibb River Road, seek out wild crocodiles and local birdlife on a boat tour of Geikie Gorge, learn about the pearl farming industry of Cygnet Bay, witness the region from a different perspective on a sea safari - and more! Along the trip you’ll encounter colourful characters, travel in a custom-built 4WD vehicle, enjoy quality camping accommodation, and indulge in delicious daily meals.

Sound like an adventure worth undertaking? Now is your chance!

**Camping accommodation upgrade available. See the Important Info below for more info**

ITINERARY

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This morning you will be collected between 7.00am and 7.30am. The tour operator will provide a free pick up from key hotels and significant locations (eg Broome Visitor Centre) in Broome. We recommend arriving a day or more prior to the tour start date to ensure you don't miss the start of the tour. The pick up location can be arranged with the operator after booking, and you will need to provide them with some information upon confirmation of booking such as mobile phone number, date of birth, dietary requirements and any medical concerns.

The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling up the red 4WD track, learn about the region’s fascinating history from our guided commentary. Your first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. Soon we arrive at the One Arm Point Community, perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. After a hatchery tour we join an indigenous Bardi guide for a picnic lunch, while we learn of local traditions, lifestyle and culture. After lunch we head for the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise: his descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. Embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. In the evening we relax round a fire in our own private camp.

Overnight: Cygnet Bay Safari Camp
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

This morning a knowledgeable local guide will demonstrate a pearl harvest, providing a glimpse into this fully operational pearl farm. Discover how they cultivate some of the most sort after and beautiful pearls in the world and enjoy an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert! Mid morning we depart for beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to head off for a swim, or take one of the lovely walks in the area to explore the rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving in Broome at approximately 6.30pm.

Overnight: Broome YHA (private room, shared amenities)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

As we travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’ before we hit the Gibb River Road. Visit the fascinating Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes and their supreme spirit being, the Wandjina. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek, with our local Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. Don’t miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. That night we settle into our first night under the Kimberley night sky.

Please note: Tonight's camping accommodation requires you to erect your own dome tent. Don't stress though, it is so easy, it only takes about three minutes and the tour leader will be happy to assist.

Overnight: Windjana Gorge Department of Parks Campground
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

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. In the afternoon we head off for Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years – an easy place to while away a few hours!

Overnight: Private Safari Camp at Manning Gorge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy swimming in paradise: further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the cool waters of water lillie-laden Galvins Gorge and stunning Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear waters, relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools.

Overnight: Private Safari Camp at Manning Gorge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Our journey up the Gibb River Road continues to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in our private campsite here allows free time join one or more of the many activities on offer. We include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are amongst the many optional activities (not included). You may choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.

Overnight: Private Camp El Questro
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another day at leisure, or alternatively join one of the many optional activities available (not included)

Overnight: Private Camp El Questro
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

We emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. There is free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (not included, approx. AU$100pp), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.

Please note: Tonight's camping accommodation requires you to erect your own dome tent. Don't stress though, it is so easy, it only takes about three minutes and the tour leader will be happy to assist.

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort Campground
Meals included: Breakfast

After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying in our new private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the Park, allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980’s; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (not included, approx. $400pp) to put it all into perspective.

Overnight: Bungle Bungles Safari Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy another day at leisure exploring the Purnululu National Park.

Overnight: Bungle Bungles Safari Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enroute to Fitzroy Crossing, we break the long journey with a visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall. We also enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.

Please note: Tonight's camping accommodation requires you to erect your own dome tent. Don't stress though, it is so easy, it only takes about three minutes and the tour leader will be happy to assist.

Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge Campground
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to our last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before we return to Broome in time to enjoy the sunset on Cable Beach.

Overnight: Broome YHA (private room, shared amenities)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

As the adventure draws to an end, it is time to bid farewell to the Kimberley. If you are departing on a flight today, an airport transfer is included. Alternatively, you may have booked into one of Broome’s many resorts for a little luxury following your intrepid experience in the Kimberley wilderness – there is plenty more of Broome to explore and experience!


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the wild majesty of the Kimberley
  • Visit the spectacular El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker
  • See a different side of the region on a sea safari
  • Experience an Indigenous guided Tunnel Creek tour
  • Journey to Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System
  • Take a 1 hour ranger guided Geikie Gorge Boat Cruise
  • Enjoy a Bardi-Jawi Cultural Experience
  • Learn about pearls at the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
  • Enjoy a guided tour of One Arm Point
  • Discover the Aboriginal Community’s Aquaculture Hatchery
  • Camping Accommodation (Upgrade Options available)
  • Enjoy 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 10 dinners
  • Two Experienced Guides
  • Big Comfortable 4WD Trucks: you can stand up in them
  • Community Entry Permits & National Park Entry Fees
  • Custom-built, 21 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage
  • Pick Up & Drop Off ex Broome

Important info

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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase. Your place will not be secured until this form has been completed.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
Booking Guarantee:
Booking is subject to final confirmation from the accommodation provider. If you do not receive an email from the accommodation provider within 7 Business Days of submitting your passenger information from please contact TripADeal. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided.
 
Please refrain from booking travel arrangements prior to final email confirmation from the accommodation provider.
 
Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th of September 2021.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 13 Day Kimberley Explorer Camping per person: $110
- 13 Day Kimberley Explorer Camping w/ Broome Upgrade per person: $310
- 13 Day Kimberley Explorer Camping PLUS per person: $485
- 13 Day Kimberley Explorer Camping PLUS w/ Broome Upgrade per person: $795
 
Please note: All solo surcharges are in addition to standard upgrade prices
  
Departure Dates
2021
May: 1, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29
June: 5, 10, 17, 19, 24, 26
July: 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24, 31
Aug: 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 28
Sept: 2, 4, 11, 18, 25



Accommodation Used


- Cygnet bay: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Private Safari Camp

- Broome: Broome YHA (private room, shared amenities)

- Windjana Gorge: Department of Parks Campground

- Manning Gorge: Private Safari Camp

- El Questro: Private Safari Camp

- Lake Argyle: Lake Argyle Resort Campground

- Fitzroy Crossing: Fitzroy River Lodge Campground

- Kununurra: Fitzroy River Lodge

- Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles Safari Camp

 

Acommodation type:
- Camping Plus:
The Camping Plus package includes the following upgrades:
  
Nights 6 & 7 – The permanent Safari Tents at El Questro Station offer an affordable upgrade option at the famous El Questro Wilderness Park. With twin beds, lighting and a quality ablutions block nearby, these tents ensure you have a comfortable nights sleep while still enjoying the outback essence of Kimberley camping.
  
Night 8 – UpgradeThe Standard Rooms at Lake Argyle Resort each have a queen & single bed, private ensuite bathroom, a small fridge, tea/coffee making facilities. air conditioning and a private verandah to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
  
Night 11 – The Safari Cabins at the Fitzroy River Lodge offer a traditional Kimberley-style accommodation upgrade option for travellers looking for a little extra comfort. Similar to a regular motel room, they feature beds with pillows and linen, fans, power and private ensuite. Relax on the porch and enjoy the bush ambiance.
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
 
Upgrade Options:
Broome Upgrade:
For those travellers who would prefer a little extra comfort while in Broome, an optional upgrade to a Private Room - with Ensuite at The Oaks Broome is available.
 
Extra Nights
Not Available
  
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People (subject to availability).
  
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 13 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
Not Available
  
Bedding Configuration
Single Swag or Single bedding (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not a requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- International/ Domestic flights
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



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, even if you have chosen the Camping Plus option as these are necessary for the Camping nights and also the Bungle Bungles Safari Camp stay. 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $45 per person – these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities. Sleeping bag hire must be requested and paid to the operator upon confirmation of booking.

 

Other recommendations include: warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling May-Aug), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.

 

Please note: 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.

 

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER

Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Broome & The Kimberleys
While Australia’s south and the West Coast experience a traditional four season year, Australia’s north including the Kimberley and the Top End – has a tropical climate with a Wet Season (November to March/April) and a Dry Season (April/May to October). All of our tours in the north operate during ‘the Dry’, when it can get surprisingly cold overnight, depending on where you are — in Broome it can get down to 12ºC, while in the Bungle Bungles, it can fall as low as 5ºC! During the day, in Broome and Darwin we usually enjoy a lovely 28 to 30ºC.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
33 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is at the customers own discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
  
·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
  
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.