THE GIBB RIVER ROAD DRIVE
Routing: Broome to Darwin
Duration: 9 Days
From AUD$2,320.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 8 nights’ accommodation, 9 days unlimited km use of a full size 4WD, half board in Imintji & Kimberley and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Broome to Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (577 km)
Today you will be heading onto the unsealed and corrugated road of the Gibb River Road. Travel northwest to wade through the cool waters at Tunnel Creek National Park and make time to stop at Windjana Gorge National Park. Continue travelling on the Gibb River Road until you reach Saddlers Creek crossing, the entry point for Imintji Safari Camp.
Note: Travel through the Imintji Township is forbidden. Access the camp from Gibb River Road only.
DAY 02: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge to Mount Elizabeth Station (145 km)
Continue your Kimberley adventure today, departing from Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge and travelling once again along the Gibb River Road. Stop at Barrnett River Gorge and Galvans Gorge before arriving at the working cattle station property of Mt Elizabeth Station. The homestead is 30 kilometres from the Gibb River Road.
DAY 03: Mt Elizabeth Station to El Questro (330 km)
More wide open spaces as you continue the challenge of driving the Gibb River Road. Depart Mt Elizabeth Station and travel past Home Valley and follow the turn-off signs to Voyages El Questro Station. A million acres in size, El Questro is located on the eastern perimeter of the Kimberley region, and extends for approximately 80 kilometres into the heart of the region.
DAY 04: El Questro Wilderness Park
Your day is at your leisure to explore this amazing wilderness that the vast El Questro property has to offer.
DAY 05: El Questro Wilderness Park to Kununurra (111 km)
After leaving El Questro today, it’s the last part of the Gibb River Road section of your journey before re-joining the main highway. Travel to Kununurra, the vibrant provincial town and hub of the East Kimberley. Re-stock any supplies and fuel and later this afternoon head to Kelly’s Knob Lookout to watch your last sunset in the Kimberley’s.
DAY 06: Kununurra to Katherine (520 km)
Your adventure today leads into the Northern Territory and the town of Katherine. As you travel southeast of Kununurra towards the border, consider stopping at Lake Argyle. The lake is 72 kilometres from Kununurra. The Victoria Highway will take you through the town of Timber Creek and the Gregory National Park before reaching today’s destination of Katherine.
DAY 07: Katherine to Kakadu National Park (310 km)
A must do, is taking a cruise on the beautiful Katherine Gorge this morning (own expense). This afternoon travel north to Pine Creek on the Stuart Highway and then, turn onto the Kakadu Highway. The scenery of Kakadu National Park is dramatic and the area has prolific wildlife and birdlife. In addition, the aboriginal rock art is amongst the finest rock art in the world. This afternoon a visit to the Bowali Visitor Centre which is 2.5 kilometres from Jabiru, is highly recommended to gain a better appreciation of Kakadu.
Please be aware it may be unpassable in wet weather (from November to April). Please seek local advice before departure.
DAY 08: Kakadu National Park
You have a full day to explore the Kakadu National Park. This morning we recommend taking a 1.5 hour cruise on Yellow Waters for views of colourful birdlife and the ever present crocodile (own expense). The most accessible Aboriginal art sites not to be missed are accessible by road are Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock.
DAY 09: Kakadu National Park to Darwin (260 km)
It is an easy journey back along the Arnhem Highway to Darwin. Depart Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway and stop at the famous Bark Hut. We suggest you take a cruise on the Adelaide River to see the jumping crocodiles or stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre. Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and is a cosmopolitan mix of cultures. It is the perfect place to relax and don’t miss the pink, purple and orange hues of a Darwin Harbour sunset!
Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
*Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2020. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.
This package only available from 24 May- 22 Sep.