3 5 7 9 14 16 24 25 26


Five Day Broome to the Bungle Bungles

Short of time and want the best value Bungle Bungles trip in the Kimberley? Check out one of the world’s most unique landscapes at the famous Bungle Bungles. Explore the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge, searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker. Venture into Tunnel Creek to discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife and swim in an idyllic waterhole and don’t miss a cruise on the waters of Geikie Gorge before returning to Broome.

HIGHLIGHTS
Windjana Gorge Tunnel Creek Bungle Bungles Echidna Chasm Cathedral Gorge
China Wall Mimbi Caves Geikie Gorge Cruise

Tour Codes
5DBB
Camping
5DBB1 Camping Plus
Fitness Level
MODERATE
Price
FROM AUD $1695

BOOK NOW
Broome to the Bungles Tour

The Facts

Tour Route Broome-Broome
Accommodation 5DBB: Camping: shared facilities (2nts), Safari Camp (2nts)
5DBB1: Safari Cabin: with ensuite (2nts), Safari Camp (2nts)
 
Vehicles Luxury 4WD Coach
Fitness Moderate
Tour Code 5DBB  
Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
Tour Style Kimberley Expedition  
Maximum Passengers 21 (Minimum 2)
Price 5DBB: Adult $1695, Child (4-12yo) $1595
*No Single Supplement

5DBB1: Adult $1995, Child (4-12yo) $1895
*5DBB1 Single Supplement $250
 
Departs Tuesdays (May-Oct)
Meals 4 x Breakfasts, 5 x Lunches, 3 x Dinners  
Luggage Max 15kg in Soft Bag/Backpack & Day Bag (No Suitcases)  
Private Charter Available On Request - email charters@kimberleywild.com.au  
Validity 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017  
Photo Album 5 Day Broome to the Bungle Bungles Facebook Photo Album  
Download Trip Notes  
Important Reading What You Need To Know  

Day 1 Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing

We ease into our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Visit the Old Fitzroy Crossing and colourful Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge that nature carved between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. That evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and enjoy our famous Kimberley BBQ. (LD)

Days 2-3 Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

Visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek and see the remarkable China Wall enroute to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. On arrival in Purnululu, there is time to orient ourselves and settle into our Safari Camp. After a delightful bush sunset, relax with a delicious meal and evening under the stars. Spend the next day exploring 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. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now enjoys World Heritage status. We explore the 2km long Echidna Chasm, 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 $350pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective. (BLD/BLD)

Day 4 Mimbi Caves

We bid farewell to Purnululu and travel to the ancient realm of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia's largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. Spiritually significant, these limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before we head for Fitzroy Crossing. (BL)

Day 5 Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

Following another night by the Fitzroy River, we head for Bunuba country - once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. In the morning we seek the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system in which we discover 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. Freshen up with a swim in the idyllic waterhole at the end of the tunnel before we travel to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge, a delightful oasis in the outback. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then leads us from the picturesque Napier Ranges as we begin the return to Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’. (BL)

Departure Dates

In 2016 this tour departs on Tuesdays (May to October).

Accommodation

5DBB Camping
Kimberley Camping Tours Nights 1 & 4 Camping in the grassy grounds of the Fitzroy River Lodge involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. Stretcher beds are available for hire - $100pp, must be requested with our office prior to travel. The large central ablutions block has hot showers and flush toilets. Power points are on site for recharging batteries.
Bungle Bungles Safari Camp Nights 2 & 3 Enjoy 2 nights in a Safari Camp in Purnululu National Park. The permanent tents/cabins have twin beds while a delightful communal dining area offers the chance to relax around a campfire under the magnificent night sky.
 
5DBB1 Camping Plus
Kimberley Wild Camping Plus Fitzroy Nights 1 & 4 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.
Bungle Bungles Safari Camp Nights 2 & 3 Enjoy 2 nights in a Safari Camp in Purnululu National Park. The permanent tents/cabins have twin beds while a delightful communal dining area offers the chance to relax around a campfire under the magnificent night sky.

Inclusions

  • Experienced Guide

  • Meals as specified

  • National Park Entry Fees

  • 1 Hour Ranger Guided Geikie Gorge Boat Cruise

  • Aboriginal Guided Mimbi Caves Tour

Tour Upgrades

5DBB1: Upgrade to Safari Tent: with ensuite on Nights 1 & 4, subject to availability.

Options

30 minute Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Bungle Bungles - allow approx $350 per person

5DBB3: 3 Day Bungle Bungles Adventure - join the tour for the 2 nights in the Bungle Bungles, meeting up with the group in either Halls Creek or at the entrance to the Purnululu National Park and returning to the same point. Bookable on request, on a last minute basis only - call 1300 73 88 70.

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 protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal water bottle.

You will also need to bring a sleeping bag - 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale at $35pp - these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities.

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

Notes

1. Departures are subject to weather conditions and road closures: usually only a concern for tours in April./October.

2. Accommodation upgrades are subject to availability.

3. Dinner on Night 4 is not included as the Fitzroy River Lodge has a great restaurant - allow approx AUD $30pp for a meal. (Allow a little more if you want a beer or glass of wine.)

4. This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds and ascending/descending into gorges. A reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is necessary to participate. Refer to the Fitness rating in The Facts.

5. Single travellers on the Camping option do not have to pay a Single Supplement but must understand that while a single tent is guaranteed on nights 1 & 4, they may have to twin share with another traveller of the same gender in the Bungle Bungles, unless a Single Supplement is paid.

6. It is important that you appreciate the Kimberley Wild experience and the remote, vast nature of the areas through which we travel - please ensure you read our What You Need to Know and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Tips

Combine this trip with the 2 Day Cape Leveque Experience and explore the highlights of the Dampier Peninsula as well!


Kimberley Wild Departures Guaranteed

Why Choose Kimberley
Expedition Tours?

Awarded Best Tour Operator 3 Years running and recently inducted to WA's Hall of Fame.

Travel in comfortable 4WD with air conditioning, reclining seats, personal adjustable air vents, great entertainment systems and walk-in luggage storage! These custom-built vehicles were designed for travel in the Kimberley and offer more leg room than most 4WD — no need to duck your head or tuck your knees in, just sit back and relax!

With frequent guaranteed departure dates there will be an adventure perfectly timed for you!

Itineraries developed with years of experience in the Kimberley.

Being West Australian-owned, our office is in the heart of Broome's Chinatown in Johnny Chi Lane so you can come and see us on arrival in Broome and we can ensure you are perfectly prepared for your outback adventure.

Enjoy the comfort of a Private Safari Camp in Purnululu National Park.

Experience idyllic camp sites with full facilities — hot showers, flush toilets, dome tents and traditional swags with thick mattresses, pillows and fresh linen or upgrade to a jumbo camp bed.

Enjoy well-planned, delicious meals and relax in camp chairs with back rests.

Explore with experienced guides — the best in the region — who are experts in the nature, history and unique landscape of the Australian outback

 

Phone...

National Ph: 1300 73 88 70
Local Ph: (08) 9193 7778
Local Fax: (08) 9192 2997

Online...

Email: sales@kimberleywild.com.au

In Person...

Kimberley Wild Expeditions
Shop 20
Johnny Chi Lane
Broome WA 6725

By Mail...

Kimberley Wild Expeditions
PO Box 3434
Broome WA 6725
AUSTRALIA