Broome to Darwin Camping Tours
Dates / Prices
|Occupancy||Price per person|
|Twin Share (2021)||$4495|
There are 2 types of camping available on this tour:
Standard Camping: Camping (11nts), Safari tent – shared facilities (1nt), Private Room – shared facilities (2nt)
Camping Plus: Camping (6nts), Safari Tent – shared facilities (3nts), Private Room – shared facilities (4nts), Private Room – ensuite (1nt)
Price Camping: twin share $ 4, 495.00 / single supplement $ $ 155.00
Price Camping Plus option: twin share $ 5,055.00 / single supplement $ 545.00
Note: This tour is operated by another operator, travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle without on-board toilet with a maximum of 20 people. The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary & location of campsite and accommodation if necessitated.
You can arrive in Broome at any time today. An airport transfer is included if you advise us of your flight arrival. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure: Broome is one of the most interesting outback towns in Australia.
From the age of the dinosaurs and the ancient stories of local indigenous people to the region’s role in early global exploration and the flourishing south sea pearl industry, this cultural melting pot has many a tale to tell. In the evening, perhaps get to know some of your fellow travellers with dinner and a welcome drink, while we prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.
Departing Broome at 7:00am, travel through the remote and beautiful landscape, as the 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 long we hit the Gibb River Road, and travel towards the Napier Range. Once a Devonian reef, these mountains are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bush tucker.
After a picnic lunch, the afternoon is spent exploring Tunnel Creek with our local indigenous Bunuba guide, who will share ancient rock art and reveal the legend of his ancestor, Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we also discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. Return to Windjana Gorge that evening to camp.
Our two day diversion to the majestic Mitchell Plateau is a highlight of the trip. Take on real 4WD country as we travel the rugged Kalumburu Road then turn off onto the Mitchell Plateau Track. After crossing rivers and passing through ancient Livistonia palm forests, we emerge from the savannah and onto the Mitchell Plateau.
With two nights camping in the National Park, we trek to Little and Big Merten Falls, take a dip in pristine plunge pools and view Bradshaw rock art. There is an optional helicopter flight for a bird’s eye view of this extraordinary landscape.
Drysdale River Station is an oasis in the outback. This million acre, family owned and operated cattle station, runs approximately 10,000 head of cattle and lies in the North Kimberley on the Gibb River Road. Hanging out in the true blue Australian outback means you have all the magical scenery and feeling of isolation you could ask for.
On arrival you may wish to explore the nearby surroundings or sit back and enjoy a cold drink in the beer garden, warm yourself around the log fire in the cool night air.
Head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here 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 landscapeof 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 (approx $450pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective.
A morning cruise through Katherine (Nitmiluk) Gorge is a great start to our last day. Nitmiluk Gorge is an inspiring natural wonder comprising 13 different gorges, carved over a millennia by the Katherine River. On the Nitnit Dreaming Cultural Cruise, we explore two of these gorges, and discover the customs of the traditional land owners, the Jawoyn people.
After the cruise, enjoy a dip in Edith Falls then travel into Darwin, arriving at approximately 6.00pm.
You are free to depart Darwin at any time today.