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10 Day Kimberley Adventure 2022

  • See the best of the Kimberley on guided nature walks
  • Visit Bungle Bungles, Nitmiluk, Lake Argyle & more
Travel aboard a modern 4WD with max 24 guests

Often dreamed of but rarely explored, the Kimberley region is one of Western Australia’s greatest natural treasures. The untamed natural beauty, the strange and exotic wildlife, and the moments where you just breathe in the remoteness of it all can create memories that last a lifetime.

Departing from either Broome or Darwin, this 10 day adventure will showcase the very best of the Kimberley, from the 'beehives' of Purnululu (the Bungles) to El Questro Wilderness Park, the famous Pentecost River, Lake Argyle and beyond. You’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the region on guided nature walks with a professional guide, swim in cool waterholes fed by cascading falls, drive along dusty tracks past vast cattle stations, soak in a thermal hot spring beneath a canopy of palms, and watch in awe as sunsets dance across the horizon. Plus a whole lot more!

Along the way you’ll travel by air-conditioned 4WD, stay in remote campsites under the stars with high quality camping equipment provided, enjoy 26 meals, and discover just what makes this awe-inspiring region tick. Sound like your kind of adventure? 2022 is just around the bend.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Depart Broome at 6:30 am for your 10 day Kimberley adventure, we travel along the Great Northern Freeway to your first stop at Windjana Gorge to set up our first nights camp and have lunch.

After lunch, it’s only 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 head torch as you follow your guide, wading through the tunnel beneath the Napier Range. A level of swimming ability is required here as the water may sometimes get to a depth of two metres and you may need to swim 8-10 metres through the water..

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. The 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.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. Gorges and waterfalls may be closed by park authorities at any time and itineraries may 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.

Time permitting we’ll check out Galvans gorge before arriving at our overnight bush camp.

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

It’s an adventure getting into Manning Gorge but it is one of the most beautiful and best swimming spots in the Kimberley. There’s the option to swim the 40 metres across Manning Creek, but if not chosen then you definitely need to be able to swim 10 metres to enjoy this experience. 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 two nights. Dinner will be booked at the restaurant tonight but will be at your own expense.

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. 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

This morning it is only a short distance to 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!

El Questro Gorge trail is nearby 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. We all re-group to return to camp to relax or undertake optional activities which are on offer such as 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 Archerfish and large, swirling Barramundi who’ll be sure to swim near the boat.

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

Today we head to Bungle Bungle caravan park which will be our base for the next two nights. If this is not available then we will park inside the National Park with basic facilities. As we 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’.

Within the hour we will arrive at the picturesque Emma Gorge. After a challenging walk in you can relax in the cool oasis by the turquoise pool or swim to the 65m waterfall. From Emma Gorge we start to travel south to arrive late afternoon at the Bungle Bungle camp, setting up camp for dinner and an evening under the outback stars.

Overnight: Bungle Bungle – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today have a day to enjoy this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage National Park, to make the most of the walks and nature on offer. Making the most of our morning in the Bungles we hike into the red rock natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge.

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 however is from above and you’ll have this option today on a helicopter flight from Bellburn Airstrip, which is highly recommended to all visitors.

This afternoon we then walk into Echidna Chasm, with its Livistona palm and striking colours. A leisurely and stunning walk before heading off and leaving the Bungles, to make our way back to camp. Subject to Helicopter flight times, the walks may be reversed but either way, you will enjoy the wilderness and wildlife here.

Overnight: Bungle Bungle – Camping
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Your next destination is Lake Argyle, where you stay two nights on the edge of the lake where you will enjoy great views and a nice sunset. 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 in 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. For those wanting a morning walk the guide may also find time with the group to do the Baruwei Lookout walk, which is a 1.8km moderate grade walk.

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 re-live 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.

Please note: Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility. Gorges and waterfalls may be closed by park authorities at any time and itineraries may be amended as required.

Overnight: Private Campsite
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

After a well-deserved leisurely start, we head towards one of the highlights of the tour, Purnululu, staying at Bungle Bungle caravan park which will be our base for the next two nights. If this is not available then we will park inside the National Park with basic facilities.

We arrive late afternoon, setting up camp for dinner and an evening under the outback stars.

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

Today we have a day to enjoy this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage National Park, to make the most of the walks and nature on offer. 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.

Making the most of our morning in the Bungles we 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 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).

This afternoon we then walk into Echidna Chasm, with its Livistona palm and striking colours. A leisurely and stunning walk before heading off and leaving the Bungles, to make our way back to camp. Subject to Helicopter flight times, the walks may be reversed but either way, you will enjoy the wilderness and wildlife here.

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

This morning we head off and turn onto the infamous Gibb River Road stopping firstly to enjoy a hike into the picturesque Emma Gorge. After a challenging walk in you can relax in the cool oasis by the turquoise pool or swim to the 65m waterfall. From Emma Gorge, we travel the final few kilometres to El Questro Station, where we base ourselves for the next two 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. 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. Dinner will be booked at the restaurant tonight but will be at your own expense.

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.

We all re-group to return to camp to relax or undertake optional activities which are on offer such as 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;Dinner

An early start this morning 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.

Time permitting this afternoon you may be able to visit Galvans Gorge, nestled in the King Leopold Ranges and an easy walk in.

Overnight: Manning Gorge campground
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will visit more of the stunning gorges on the Gibb River Road. It’s an adventure getting into Manning Gorge but it is one of the most beautiful and best swimming spots in the Kimberley. There’s the option to swim the 40 metres across Manning Creek, but if not chosen then you definitely need to be able to swim 10 metres to enjoy this experience. There’s a 3km walk to the top of the gorge but the reward is another refreshing dip. Those visiting will be dependent on road conditions and the pace of the group.

As we travel further along the Gibb River Road, we will visit Dalmanyi (Bell) Gorge Ranges. The waterfalls, cascades and perfect swimming pools with perfect resting places offer places to relax and explore. We then farewell ‘The Gibb’ travelling towards Windjana Gorge.

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.

Afterwards, 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 re-live 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 the wild, remote and untouched landscapes of the Kimberley
  • Immerse yourself in the region on guided nature walks
  • Discover Aboriginal cultural experiences
  • See Broome, the ‘pearling capital of the world’
  • Drive through vast savannah woodlands interspersed with giant termite mounds
  • Marvel at the 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 birdlife 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 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
  • View Lake Argyle, Australia's second largest man-made lake
  • Explore one of the main highlights 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 area campsites under the stars
  • High quality camping equipment provided
  • Enjoy 26 meals including daily breakfast
  • Professionally trained and accredited tour guide
  • 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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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
 
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 13th October 2022.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
No supplement required however single travellers may be required to share a tent with another traveller of the same sex. 
 
Travel Period
Itinerary 1 - ex Broome
21st May to 13th October 2022
 
Itinerary 2 - ex Darwin
9th May to 1st October 2022
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Departure Cities
Broome or Darwin



Accommodation Used


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: Bungle Bungle Caravan Park - budget camping with flushing toilets & shower facilities.

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

- Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge): 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: Bungle Bungle Caravan Park - budget camping with flushing toilets & shower 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). - 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.

 

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 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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x single mattresses.
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.



Minimum group size 15, maximum group size 24 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Chamberlain Gorge Cruise: $67 per person
- Helicopter Flight over the "Bungle" Domes (20 minutes): $299 per person
- Lake Argyle and Ord River lunch cruise (3 hours): $129 per person
- Lake Argyle - Kimberley Durack Sunset Cruise (4 hours): $99 per person
- Katherine Gorge Helicopter Flight: Various options including full gorge experience (20 minutes): $249 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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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:
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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. Expect walking distances of approximately 5 - 6 km per day. 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).



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.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
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.