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5 day Broome to the Bungle Bungles

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About this tour: Embark on an epic tour through Western Australia and the Top End
Join an adventure unlike any other on this 4WD journey through the Kimberley. Starting out from Darwin, venture offroad for some time checking out Tunnel Creek and the Napier Range. Then, taking the Gibb River Road, check out Windjana and Manning gorges, discover the hidden natural treasures of El Questro and weave a path through the giant sandstone karsts of the Bungle Bungles.

Drive from Darwin to Broome via Lake Argyle, Purnululu National Park and El Questro station

Tour Name: 4WD Broome to Darwin Overland

Broome to the Bungle Bungles

Valid:
01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Tour Code:
• PKBB-B (Basix)
• PKBB-O (Original)

Trip Style:
• Basix and Original options

Trip Theme:
Short Breaks - Group Adventures

Tour Departs From:
• Select Broome accommodation from 6.30am
• Default pick up: Beaches of Broome at 6:55am

Tour Finishes:
• Select Broome accommodation early evening day 5

Max People:
• 20
• Minimum age to travel is 8 years old

Tour Departs:
• 27APR17-19OCT17: Thu

Accommodation:
• Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights) This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. Basix camping involves a combination of swags with pop-up tents, to permanent tents with basic beds. Original accommodation uses permanent tents with proper beds, and cabins with shared facilities. A sleeping bag is required for both Basix and Original style accommodation.

Price:
• Basix Option: AUD $1695 per person
• Original Option: AUD $1995 per person
• Original Option: AUD $295 per person - Additional services - Adult Single supplement
• All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes 10% GST) based on per person
• Basix Option is suitable for children - 8 years and over
• Original Option is suitable for children - 8 years and over
• Additional services - Sleeping bag purchase (Basix) and (Orginial) AUS $35

 

Why we love this trip
• Marvel at striped 'beehives' in the Bungle Bungle
• Take a barefoot stroll along Broome Beach
• Go underground at Tunnel Creek
• Cool off in a waterhole at Cathedral Gorge •Experience wild beauty in north-west Australia
• Spot a flurry of birdlife in Geikie Gorge
• Learn Dreamtime stories from an Indigenous guide

Is this trip right for you?
• 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.

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing
Hitting the road east, stop in at Old Fitzroy Crossing before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge. Carved between the Geikie and Oscar ranges over time, Geikie Gorge is an awe-inspiring place that's home to a huge array of wildlife. Learn about the region's intriguing geology during the cruise, and be sure to keep an eye out for its freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. In the evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and tuck into our famous Kimberley BBQ. (L/D)

Day 2: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
En route to Purnululu National Park, stop in at the old gold rush town of Halls Creek for a gander at Australia's version of the China Wall. Purnululu is better known as the home of the Bungle Bungles, unique orange and black-striped 'beehive' formations that are over 20 million years old. On arrival there'll be time for setting up and settling into camp before witnessing a memorable bush sunset. See the evening out with a delicious dinner, then fell asleep under canvas amid the sounds of the bush. (B/L/D)

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Day 3: Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Spend today exploring the extraordinary landscape of Purnululu. It might be hard to believe, but up until the 1980s it was only locals who knew that the Bungle Bungles existed. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now has World Heritage status. We'll explore the Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palms, and take a short walk into Cathedral Gorge where towering rock walls create a natural amphitheatre (2-3km). In the afternoon there'll be the chance to take a scenic flight and get a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (Flight is optional and at own expense). (B/L/D)


Day 4: Mimbi Caves
Bidding farewell to Purnululu, travel to the Mimbi Caves: one of Western Australia's largest cave systems and oldest identified sites of human occupation. Located in the heart of Gooniyandi Country, these limestone caves are also of profound spiritual significance. On a guided tour through Mimbi's pools, fossils and ancient rock art, a local Gooniyandi guide will explain the concept of the Dreamtime through traditional stories. At the end, share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before continuing on to Fitzroy Crossing. (B/L)

 

Day 5: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek
Following a night by the Fitzroy River we head west into Bunuba country. Once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of plants and animal. In the company of a local Indigenous Bunuba guide, explore the 750-metre cave system of Tunnel Creek. While touring the cave and its stalactites, hear the story of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800s. Freshen up with a swim in the waterhole at the end of the tunnel, then travel on to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m high, enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then takes us out of the Napier Ranges and into Broome via the Derby 'Boab Prison Tree'. (B/L)



What to bring on tour:
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, shoes you don't mind getting wet, toiletries, warm clothing in winter, water bottle (1.5L), torch, insect repellent/net, camera and batteries or charger.

What's Included in tour:
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights) This trip is available in Basix and Original styles. Basix camping involves a combination of swags with pop-up tents, to permanent tents with basic beds. Original accommodation uses permanent tents with proper beds, and cabins with shared facilities. A sleeping bag is required for both Basix and Original style accommodation.

Activities:
Permits for National Park entry, walks & gorge visits, guided Geikie Gorge Cruise, Cathedral Gorge Walk (Bungle Bungle), Echidna Chasm Walk, Tunnel Creek exploration walk, Bunuba Indigenous Experience


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Important notes
1. This trip starts in Broome at approximately 6.00am and finishes early evening on day 5. Onward travel must be booked the following day.

2. This trip requires a sleeping bag, bring your own or pre-purchase one from us for AU$35

3. This trip is available in Basix or Original style accommodation

Dietary Requirements
Passengers with special meal requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA of this at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to commencement and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing. If you have not notified us prior to departure, you may be asked to pay for any additional food yourself. Due to the nature of our trips food is basic but plentiful.

We provide the below substitutes, please bring your own staples if you require specific foods not listed below:
• No Pork (Alternative to Ham provided) • No Dairy (soy milk provided) • Vegetarian (additional veg and vegie burgers provided) • Vegan (supply of additional fruit and veg provided) • Gluten Free (cereal, bread, wraps, pasta, snack bars, sweet and savoury biscuits provided) • *Religious dietary requirements and specifically prepared/sourced produce is not able to be catered for.

Itineraries
• Itinerary may vary and/or attractions substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. The Gibb River Road and Purnululu National Park may be closed in the shoulder seasons (approx. April and October). See terms and conditions of travel for full details.

Fitness Ratings:
The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.
• Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid Travel reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
• On this tour it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. In July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.

Fitness Level: 2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.

Children
• The minimum age for this trip is 8.

Travel Insurance
• Travel insurance is compulsory for all international travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. We recommend Australian citizens take out a domestic travel insurance policy which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Default Pickup Point
• The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure
• Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to departure to confirm pick-up location and time by phone direct with the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).

Luggage:
A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Please limit to one small to medium sized soft bag or backpack and a small daypack, which can be carried inside the vehicle.

Meal Abbreviations
• B = Breakfast, • L = Lunch, • D = Dinner.

Tour Operator
• The relationship between ATA and Intrepid Australia For over 25 years, Intrepid Travel and Adventure Tours Australia have been leading brands in the adventure travel business. With Intrepid's global product range and Adventure Tours' local knowledge, the two brands joined force in 2011 to provide the ultimate range of Australian product with Intrepid running all of it's local trips under the Adventure Tours Australia name. Today we're proud to bring Aussie-made trips to the world, both here with Adventure Tours and overseas through the Intrepid brand, so no matter which brand you have booked through, you're travelling with the best.

Vehicle:


All Terrain Vehicles
They are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, footrests, luggage storage area and with a removal water barrel often near the front door. There are no toilets on board but ample stops and breaks along the road.
Red Centre
• Rosa • Isuzu 600 • Mitsubishi Canter o Isuzu NPS300 • BCI Cruiser • Isuzu FRD500 • Mitsubishi Fuso Bus
Top End/West Coast
• Isuzu 600 (West Coast) • Isuzu 800 (Top End) • Isuzu 750 (Top End) • Isuzu 550 (Top End) • Isuzu 500 (Top End).
All NT trips are scheduled to run in the all-terrain vehicles. The only times in the Red Centre we would us a Rosa is as a backup option or for private charters if requested.

Tour All Terrain Vehicles

Accommodation:
• Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (5 nights), Permanent, furnished tented camp (with shared facilities) (1 night)

• Depending on the region you’re travelling in, Basix trips stay in either shared permanent tents at established campsites –some powered, some not (some Camping with basic facilities) – or in dorm-share accommodation. Sleeping bags are required on Basix trips – bring your own or purchase from us in advance – and some regions also feature the option of sleeping under the stars in a swag (a waterproof canvas bedroll, with a built in mattress).
(1 Night) (8 Nights)

The Tour Difference

• Scheduled tours operate.
• As one of Northern Territory's leading small group safari company, the operator run tours to some of Australia's most famous landmarks including Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kakadu National Park.
• From the tropical Top End to the spiritual heart of the Red Centre, from Aboriginal Culture to abundant wildlife - our experienced guides will help you discover the best of this unique and special state.
• The tour operator is an award winning company specialising in active, small group safaris for the adventurous traveller.
• We offer an extensive range of tours exploring the highlights and hidden delights of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
• Their tours are nature-based with the emphasis on the unique scenery, wildlife and Aboriginal culture of each area and they cater for everyone from the fit and adventurous who want to get off the beaten track to those who prefer the sound of ‘soft adventure’ and more comfortable facilities!

Fitness Ratings:
Alongside every ATA trip we have included physical ratings. These are designed to give you an idea of how demanding (or not) each trip is.
1 out of 5: Leisurely paced day trips. Minimal physical exertion required.
2 out of 5: Two and three day trips that include easy walking.
3 out of 5: Short participatory-level camping trips, walks that’ll get your heart rate up and extended periods in the elements.
4 out of 5: Fairly basic camping on most nights, limited amenities and some long (and challenging) walks. A high level of fitness required.
5 out of 5: The hardest of the hardcore. Long trips to remote destinations with limited facilities. Excellent health and fitness is essential.

 

 

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