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10 Day Kimberley Adventure

  • Explore the untouched landscapes of the Kimberley
  • Visit The Bungle Bungles, Windjana Gorge, Katherine & more
Travel in a small group aboard a modern 4WD

Often dreamed of but rarely explored, the Kimberley region is one of Australia’s greatest natural treasures. A vast, untamed landscape of rugged gorges, snaking rivers and fiery desert sands. The beauty, the wildlife and the wonders encountered here can create memories to last a lifetime.

This 10 day small group adventure will showcase the very best of the Kimberley region, from the 'beehives' of Purnululu (the Bungles) to El Questro Wilderness Park, Pentecost River, Lake Argyle and beyond. Swim in cool waterholes fed by cascading falls, drive along dusty outback tracks past vast cattle stations, explore picturesque gorges filled with strange and exotic plant life, soak in a thermal hot spring beneath a canopy of palms, and watch in awe as sunsets dance across the horizon.

Along the way you’ll travel by air-conditioned custom-built 4WD, embark on nature walks with two professional tour guides, stay in remote campsites under the stars, and discover just what makes this awe-inspiring region tick. Sound like an adventure worth undertaking? This is your chance.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Depart Broome at 7.30am, travel along the Great Northern Freeway to Tunnel Creek. Hear the story of Jandamarra, the Aboriginal leader who used the tunnel as his hideout. Torches are needed to follow your guidethrough the tunnel beneath the Napier Range.

After lunch, it’s only a short drive to Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge). Carved by the Lennard River, Windjana Gorge is over 3km long and dwarfed by 300m high walls, formed in the limestone barrier reef that existed here in the Devonian period. Walk along the banks of the deep freshwater pools and see native fig and Leichhardt trees which attract noisy Corellas and fruit bats and keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles.

Please note:
As Day 1 is an early start from Broome, it is advised to arrive at least 1 day prior. Itinerary is subject to change due to cultural factors, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. Gorges and waterfalls may be closed by park authorities at any time and itineraries will be amended as required.

Overnight: Bush Camp, Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge)
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

Today begin the Gibb River Road adventure and this morning is reserved for the jewel of the Kimberley – Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) – nestled in the King Leopold Ranges. It’s a relaxed walk-in, then a scramble down a relatively steep rock wall for the final descent to the water’s edge. The waterfall cascades down u-shaped cliffs into the perfect swimming pool and nearby flat rocks provide the perfect resting place. Some may wish to stay here and relax, while others explore the creek and gorge further, both upstream and down.

A little further along the ‘Gibb’ today there are two other gorges to explore and the guides will select one depending upon the road and weather conditions of the day. After an afternoon of walking through creek beds, over ranges, through savannah woodlands and swimming in refreshing waterholes we will travel the final leg of the day to our overnight bush camp.

Overnight: Bush Camp, Manning Gorge Campground
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

It’s an adventure getting into Manning Gorge. There’s the option to swim the 100 metres across Manning Creek, or you may prefer to use the rope-guided dinghy! Then there’s a 3km walk to the top of the gorge but the reward is another refreshing dip.

Our Gibb River Road journey continues as we cross the Pentecost River this afternoon, with the grand backdrop of the Cockburn Ranges. Shortly afterwards we turn off for the final few kilometres into El Questro Station, where we base ourselves for the next three nights.

El Questro Station (incorporating El Questro Wilderness Park) remains a working cattle station with a herd of approximately 6000 head. The name El Questro remains somewhat of a mystery and while the station lease has changed hands many times it was in 1991 that the Burrell family pursued their dream of venturing into tourism. Located on the banks of the Pentecost River, the station is a central hub of sprawling campgrounds and air-conditioned accommodation that shares landscaped lawns and gardens for all station guests.

Overnight: El Questro Station – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After a well-deserved leisurely start to the morning we travel the short distance to picturesque Emma Gorge. After a short walk relax in the cool oasis by the turquoise pool or swim to the 65m waterfall. After returning to camp, the afternoon is either leisure-time, or you may wish to book an optional Chamberlain Gorge Cruise (not included).

Only accessible by boat, Chamberlain Gorge is a 3km fresh waterhole eclipsed by towering escarpments. Enjoy sparkling wine and fresh fruit from the local Ord Valley and while on the water, ask your Ranger about the cheeky, spitting Archerfish and large, swirling Barramundi who’ll be sure to swim near the boat.

Overnight: El Questro Station – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

A short distance from camp is Zebedee Springs where a short walk through dense Livistona palms to a series of rocky thermal pools for a soak, is the most relaxing way to start the day! Nearby is the El Questro Gorge trail where you will walk beside a narrow spring-fed creek through palm and fern clad escarpments to a small, crystal clear swimming hole. Here you can relax and drink in the beauty of the rainforest and decide if the next part of the adventure is for you.

From this half-way point the more adventurous can continue on a path, which increases in difficulty, for another 1.5 hours to reach the top where another pool and waterfall await. We all re-group to return to camp to relax or undertake an afternoon of various optional activities which are on offer.

Overnight: El Questro Station – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

As you farewell the station, and if you haven’t already, be sure to snap a photo of the ‘ELQ’ signpost and appreciate our last few kilometres on the ‘Gibb’. We’re on the Great Northern Highway for much of the morning, engaging four-wheel drive as we turn on to unsealed Spring

Creek Track for a couple of hours, before the breath- taking orange and black striped beehive-like mounds of ‘the Bungles’ come into view. This afternoon we will walk into Echidna Chasm, with its Livistona palm and striking colours before setting up camp for dinner and an evening under the outback stars.

Overnight: Bush camp with pit toilet facilities
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Hike into the red rock natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge while the morning is still fresh. Then a hike along the water-smooth rock creek bed to Piccaninny Creek Lookout that provides an impressive view of the Bungle Bungle Range. However the ultimate view of ‘the Bungle’s is from above and you’ll have this option today on a helicopter flight from Bellburn Airstrip (not included).

Afterwards, traverse back along Spring Creek Track and the Great Northern Highway before turning right onto the Victoria Highway and the last leg of our day into Lake Argyle. Dinner tonight is at the Lake Argyle Resort restaurant (own expense) and tomorrow night we’ll cook a camp dinner.

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort and Park – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

The immense freshwater lake formed by the damming of the mighty Ord River has created an amazing marine environment and today you can choose which activity you would like to do to explore some of its 1,000sqm surface (it is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour)!

You can choose to take an optional Lake Argyle and Ord River lunch or sunset cruise (not included).

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort and Park – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

An early start this morning. After crossing the Northern Territory border, stop for a break at the outpost township of Timber Creek before arriving into Katherine, where the ‘outback’ meets the ‘tropics’. In the afternoon you will participate in a 2.5 hour ‘Top Didj ‘cultural experience which showcases the Aboriginal artwork technique of Rarrk painting (Cross Hatch), the skills of spear throwing and didgeridoo playing and listen to the artist’s stories about tribal life and cultural differences. We then travel to our private campsite which is located ten minutes’ drive from Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Overnight: Private Campsite
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning join a dawn cruise on Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. You will see the colours of the morning awaken while the wildlife stirs, appreciating the solitude of being the only boat on the water. After exploring two gorges you will also have the opportunity to view the gorges from above aboard an optional scenic helicopter flight.

Now it’s time to relax and relive the past 10 days as we drive the final hours into Darwin, the cosmopolitan and tropical capital city of the Northern Territory.


Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Itinerary - 2

Depart Darwin at 8.00am. Travel to Katherine, where the ‘outback’ meets the ‘tropics’. After lunch you will participate in a 2.5 hour ‘Top Didj ‘cultural experience which showcases the Aboriginal artwork technique of Rarrk painting (Cross Hatch), the skills of spear throwing and didgeridoo playing and listen to the artist’s stories about tribal life and cultural differences. Travel to the private campsite which is located ten minutes’ drive from Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Get to know your travelling companions over the first dinner together in peaceful surrounds.

Overnight: Private Campsite accommodation
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

This morning join a dawn cruise on Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. See the colours of the morning awaken while the wildlife stirs, appreciating the solitude of being the only boat on the water. After exploring two gorges you will also have the opportunity to view the gorges from above aboard an optional scenic helicopter flight (not included).

Leaving the Katherine Region we stop for a break at the Territory outpost of Timber Creek before crossing the border into Western Australia and arriving shortly after at Lake Argyle, where we stay two nights on the edge of the lake. Dinner tonight is at the Lake Argyle Resort restaurant (own expense) and tomorrow night we’ll cook a camp dinner.

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort and Park - Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

The immense freshwater lake formed by the damming of the mighty Ord River has created an amazing marine environment and today you can choose which activity you would like to do to explore some of its 1,000km2 surface (it is 18 times the size of Sydney Harbour)! You can choose to take an optional Lake Argyle and Ord River lunch or sunset cruise (not included).

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort and Park - Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

We’re on the road early this morning with the majority of our journey being along the Great Northern Highway. Engaging four-wheel drive we turn on to unsealed Spring Creek Track for a couple of hours, before the breath-taking orange and black striped beehive-like mounds of ‘the Bungles’ come into view.

This afternoon we will walk into Echidna Chasm, with its Livistona palms and striking colours before setting up camp for dinner and an evening under the outback stars.

Overnight: Bush Campsite with pit toilet facilities
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Making the most of our morning in the Bungles we hike into the red rock natural amphitheater of Cathedral Gorge while the morning is still fresh. Then a hike along the water-smooth rock creek bed to Piccaninny Creek Lookout provides an impressive view of the Bungle Bungle Range. The ultimate view of ‘the Bungle’s is from above and you’ll have this option today on a helicopter flight from Bellburn Airstrip (not included).

We traverse back along Spring Creek Track and the Great Northern Highway before turning onto the infamous Gibb River Road for the final few kilometres to El Questro Station, where we base ourselves for the next three nights. El Questro Station (incorporating El Questro Wilderness Park) remains a working cattle station with a herd of approximately 6000 head. The name El Questro remains somewhat of a mystery and while the station lease has changed hands many times it was in 1991 that the Burrell family pursued their dream of venturing into tourism.

Located on the banks of the Pentecost River, the station is a central hub of sprawling campgrounds and air-conditioned accommodation that shares landscaped lawns and gardens for all station guests.

Overnight: El Questro Station - Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After a well-deserved leisurely start to the morning we travel the short distance to picturesque Emma Gorge. After a short walk you can relax in the cool oasis by the turquoise pool or swim to the 65m waterfall. After returning to camp, the afternoon is either leisure-time, or you may wish to book an optional Chamberlain Gorge Cruise.

Only accessible by boat, Chamberlain Gorge is a 3km fresh waterhole eclipsed by towering escarpments. You’ll enjoy sparkling wine and fresh fruit from the local Ord Valley and while you’re out on the water, ask your Ranger about the cheeky, spitting Archer fish and large, swirling Barramundi who’ll be sure to swim near the boat.

Overnight: El Questro Station - Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

A short distance from camp is Zebedee Springs where a short walk through dense Livistona palms to a series of rocky thermal pools for a soak, is the most relaxing way to start the day! Nearby is the El Questro Gorge trail where you will walk beside a narrow spring-fed creek through palm and fern clad escarpments to a small, crystal clear swimming hole. Here you can relax and drink in the beauty of the rainforest and decide if the next part of the adventure is for you. From this half-way point the more adventurous can continue on a path, which increases in difficulty, for another 1.5 hours to reach the top where another pool and waterfall await.

We all re-group to return to camp to relax or undertake an afternoon of various optional activities which are on offer.

Overnight: El Questro Station - Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

As we farewell the station, and if you haven’t already, be sure to snap a photo of the ‘ELQ’ signpost. Our Gibb River Road journey continues and we cross the Pentecost River this morning, with the grand backdrop of the Cockburn Ranges. We’ve a few kilometres to travel before we arrive in the waterfall/gorge area which is home to Manning, Galvans and Adcock Gorges. Your guide will select two gorges to explore, depending upon the road and weather conditions on the day. After an afternoon of walking through creek beds, over ranges, through savannah woodlands and swimming in refreshing waterholes we will travel the final leg of the day to our overnight bush camp.

Overnight: Bush camp, Wunaamin Conservation Park
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today is reserved for the jewel of the Kimberley – Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge) – nestled in the King Leopold Ranges. It is a relaxed walk in, scrambling down a relatively steep rock wall for the final descent to the water’s edge. The waterfall cascades down u-shaped cliffs into the perfect swimming pool and nearby flat rocks provide the perfect resting place. Some may wish to stay here and relax, while others explore the creek and gorge further, both upstream and down. We spend the majority of the day here before travelling towards Windjana Gorge, we farewell ‘The Gibb’.

Overnight: Bush camp, Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

We have a few kilometres to travel for our final day, so it’s an early morning start at Windjana. Carved by the Lennard River, Windjana Gorge is over 3km long and dwarfed by 300m high walls, formed in the limestone barrier reef that existed here in the Devonian period. As we walk along the banks of the deep freshwater pools you will see native fig and Leichhardt trees which attract noisy Corellas, fruit bats while spotting for freshwater crocodiles.

Afterward, we will take a short drive to Tunnel Creek. Here you will hear the story of Jandamarra, the Aboriginal leader who used the tunnel as his hideout. You’ll need a torch as you follow your guide, wading through the tunnel beneath the Napier Range.

Now it’s time to relax and relive the past 10 days as we drive the final hours into Broome, home of 22km long Cable Beach with camel rides along the Indian Ocean coastline.


Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Tour Inclusions

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  • An unforgettable small group tour of northern WA and NT
  • Journey through wild, remote and untouched landscapes in the Kimberley
  • Immerse yourself in the region on guided nature walks
  • Discover Aboriginal cultural experiences
  • See Broome, on the Indian Ocean coastline
  • Drive through vast savannah woodlands interspersed with giant and unusual termite mounds
  • Marvel at the rugged beauty and ancient geological formations of Purnululu (Bungle Bungles)
  • Swim in remote waterholes fed by waterfalls and surrounded by red cliffs
  • Explore Windjana Gorge, with its varied bird life and many freshwater crocodiles
  • Visit Tunnel Creek, spending time within the 750m long cave system
  • Enjoy a swim in Bell Creek Gorge, with its waterfall and rock pools
  • Drive past outback cattle stations on the famed Gibb River Road
  • Enjoy a short walk and a swim at picture-perfect Galvans or Adcock Gorge
  • Relax under a giant boab tree or enjoy a swim in the magnificent oasis Manning Creek
  • Enjoy a guided walk to Manning Gorge
  • Admire stunning scenery from Pentecost River, overlooking the Cockburn Ranges
  • Explore El Questro Gorge in the El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Visit the picturesque Emma Gorge and relax in the oasis by the turquoise pool and swim to the 65m waterfall
  • Visit the Zebedee Springs and enjoy a well-earned soak in the inviting thermal pools
  • Admire the beauty of the rainforest
  • Enjoy a guided walk into Echidna Chasm
  • Explore Purnululu National Park, one of just three natural World Heritage sites in WA
  • See Piccaninny Creek and red rock natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge
  • View Lake Argyle, Australia's second largest man-made lake
  • Explore one of the main highlight of NT, Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.
  • Discover the ‘Top Didj ‘cultural experience’ Aboriginal artwork technique
  • Enjoy a dawn cruise on Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
  • Spot a variety of native flora and fauna
  • See Darwin, the cosmopolitan and tropical capital city of NT
  • 9 nights in a mixture of remote areas campsites under the stars
  • High quality camping equipment provided
  • Enjoy 26 meals including daily breakfast
  • One professionally trained and accredited tour guide
  • One professionally trained tour host
  • Travel in a late model air-conditioned 4WD vehicle tour coach, designed for comfort in outback conditions

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.
  
Booking Guarantee:
Booking is subject to final confirmation from the tour provider. If you do not receive an email from the tour provider within 7 Business Days 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 27th of August 2021.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
Standard Camping Package: No supplement required however single travellers may be required to share a tent with another traveller of the same sex.
Standard Ensuite Upgrade: $940
Superior Ensuite Upgrade: $1140
  
Departure Dates
Itinerary 1 - ex Broome, Western Australia
May: 22, 29
June: 20, 27
July: 3
August: 27
 
Itinerary 2 - ex Darwin, Northern Territory
May: 10, 17
June: 8, 15
July:15
August: 1
  
Departure Cities
Broome or Darwin



Accommodation Used


Standard Camping Option

Itinerary 1 ex Broome:

Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge): Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) with flushing toilet & shower facilities

Manning Gorge: Manning Gorge campground with flushing toilets & shower facilities.

El Questro: El Questro Station – camping with flushing toilets & shower facilities

Purnululu National Park: Bush camp with pit toilet facilities

Lake Argyle cruise: Lake Argyle Resort and Park – camping with flushing toilets & shower facilities

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge): Private campsite with permanently erected twin share tents and

shower/toilet facilities

 

Itinerary 2 ex Darwin:

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge): Private campsite with permanently erected twin share tents and

shower/toilet facilities

Lake Argyle: Lake Argyle Resort and Park – camping with flushing toilets & shower facilities

Purnululu National Park: Bush camp with pit toilet facilities

El Questro: El Questro Station – camping with flushing toilets & shower facilities

Wunaamin Conservation Park: Wunaamin Conservation Park with flushing toilets & shower facilities.

Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge): Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) with flushing toilet & shower facilities

 

Please Note: The tour campsites are in a variety of remote areas with basic facilities (showers are available each night except one, at Purnululu,Bungle Bungle). All tents are twin shared to be used for one person or two people if you are coming as a couple. Single travellers will be offered their own private tent or if too many singles are on tour, clients will be asked to share with another traveller of the same sex. If a specific campsite or location is unavailable at time of booking then we will use another site of equal or better facilities.

  

All equipment for camping is carried in the vehicle and set up and packed away by the tour group each day. This tour is participatory, and you may be required to assist the guide and host with meal preparation, dish- washing, wood collection and other tasks as requested.

 

Standard Ensuite Upgrade (4 nights camping / 5 nights twin share accommodation):

Includes two nights cabin accommodation at Lake Argyle and three nights’ accommodation in garden view rooms at El Questro.

  

Superior Ensuite Upgrade (4 nights camping / 5 nights twin share accommodation):

Includes two nights of villa accommodation at Lake Argyle and three nights’ accommodation in river view rooms at El Questro.

  

Extra Nights
Not Available
  
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
  
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 16 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
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
  
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single mattress
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 8, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
- Chamberlain Gorge Cruise: $67 per person
- Helicopter Flight over the "Bungle" Domes: $299 per person
- Lake Argyle and Ord River lunch: 3 hours $125 per person
- Lake Argyle 2 hours: $95 per person
- Katherine Gorge Helicopter Flight: Various options including full gorge experience for 20 minutes: $235 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Domestic flights & transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



CAMPING EQUIPMENT
Guests will be provided with 3-man tents and sleep on the ground in swags used as their mattress for all nights except the night in Katherine. The mattresses in the swags are made of high density foam and are approximately 6-8cm in depth. Guests can choose to sleep outside under the stars in the swag or sleep inside their tent. At the camp in Katherine Gorge customers will have proper single beds with a mattress inside a permanently erected tent. Note also, while there is access to electricity in most of the camps, it will not be available inside the tents.
 
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
The Kimberley
There are three seasons in the Kimberley region, with the dry season the best time to visit. It generally goes from April/May to September, a period which is followed by the so-called ‘build-up’, where high humidity and temperatures prevail before the ensuing ‘wet’.
- The Kimberley dry season is the tourist season, when hotels are fuller and booking ahead is recommended. It has the ideal climate for the most part, with several months of generally rain-free, blue skies and pleasant temperatures at night even—bearing in mind that this is effectively the Aussie autumn and winter when the Northern Hemisphere is taken in context.
- Along with the nicer weather, the region opens up to visitors during the dry season in the Kimberley, where roads become passable again and the rivers and waterfalls have less water to enable swimming. Just after the end of the wet season is one of the best times to visit, with fewer tourists and generally greener scenery and buzzing wildlife.
- The dry season in the Kimberley is also the best time to go snorkelling on the coast, with clearer waters and even humpback whales making an appearance sometime between July and October, especially during August.
- Visiting in April can be a bit of a gamble, while May has less rainfall and high level waterfalls, though some sections of the Gibb River Road will still be flooded. June to July is peak time in the Kimberley dry season, but you get the very best weather and full access. Note: for impressive waterfalls and cooler nights, visit in May or June rather than July or August
August sees the mercury rising again, though there is less water in the rivers and billabongs. The build-up comes in October and November, where you can expect high temperatures and big storms. Like April, this is a tricky time to visit and is a bit of a gamble. The wet season hits well and truly in December.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
The tour menu is designed for meat eaters and vegetarians. If you have any special dietary needs or allergies, please advise at time of booking as it may be necessary for you to provide/supplement your own food. As this safari operates in a very remote region of Australia certain foods may not be available and therefore it may not be possible to accommodate all dietary requests. At times, produce and products may be substituted as supply dictates and we cannot guarantee the ingredients contained in these alternatives.
 
While our guides and hosts are trained in remote touring, they are not nutritionists and neither they nor the operator can advise of all ingredients contained in each food served on tour and are not
responsible should an allergic reaction occur. If you have any allergies, please carry the necessary medication. An allergy declaration will be provided for your signature prior to a booking being confirmed.
 
WHAT TO BRING
All camping equipment is provided. Torch, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle (1.5 litres), walking shoes/boots, sleeping bag (if you prefer to use your own), toiletries, swim wear, towel, camera, comfortable and casual clothing for ten days in a soft bag or backpack (maximum 15kg) plus a small day pack for inside the vehicle (max 10kg), can be additional to your main luggage bag.
 
Luggage:
Due to health, safety requirements and limited space on the vehicle, please limit your luggage to one small-medium sized, soft bag/backpack sided per person – it has to be loaded and unloaded many times. maximum 15 kg. If you’re travelling as a couple, please pack two smaller bags rather than one large one. a small day pack for inside the vehicle (max 10kg).
 
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 good level of fitness is required as you will hike, swim, climb and scramble for several kilometres at a time over uneven surfaces, often in high temperatures. Travel is very remote and medical attention can be hours away. Please advise of any fitness and/or medical concerns when booking to establish your suitability level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Are you over 70 years old? Due to the remote location and challenging nature of this camping tours, it is essential for older travellers to review and sign a Medical Form to ensure you can participate fully in the itinerary. This will be supplied by the tour operator after purchase.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customer's 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).


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.
 
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.
  
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.