Tour ID: 10006678
This full day Kimberley adventure will have you traversing the secret caves of the Napier Range, the wondrous Windjana Gorge, the Prison Tree and the historical ruins of Lillimooloora Station.
• Enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a picnic lunch, while traversing the magnificent Kimberley landscape, purported to be more than 35 million years old.
• Visit the Willare Roadhouse, the boab Prison Tree, Windjana Gorge, the historical ruins of Lillimooloora Station and Tunnel Creek's 750-metre long cave system.
• Learn the history of the area and of the local people, as you travel along Gibb River Road, to the magnificent Napier Range, where you'll enjoy a refreshing swim in a local waterhole.
Departing from Broome at approximately 6.30 am, you will be picked up from your Broome accommodation and head east into Kimberley cattle country, through the remote and striking landscape particular to this region. Whilst travelling, your guide will share stories of the local people and history, before you arrive for morning tea at the Willare Roadhouse on the Fitzroy River. Upon leaving the Roadhouse, you will journey to the Boab Prison Tree in Derby. Measuring almost 15 metres in diameter and believed to be more than 1500 years old, this is a site of some considerable cultural sensitivity, due to the giant, hollowed out tree being used as a prison for Aboriginals being transported to Derby in the 1890s.
Travelling along the Gibb River Road, you will see the extraordinary Napier mountain range, estimated to be more than 350 million years old and the habitat of a diverse array of flora and fauna. Soon you will arrive at the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge – a 3.5 km geological wonder, with walls rising to a height of 90m – where you'll search for freshwater crocodiles, colourful birdlife and bush tucker.
Following a picnic lunch, you will spend the afternoon exploring fascinating Tunnel Creek, a cave system that extends for 750 metres, carved out of the Napier Range, replete with secret caves and subterranean wildlife. Here, you will learn the legend of Indigenous freedom fighter, Jandamarra, who hid out in the tunnels in the 1890s. Take a revitalising swim in a tranquil waterhole before leaving for Lillimooloora Station as dusk descends.
The historical ruins of Lillimooloora Station are a unique example of what life would have been like during early white settlement in the Kimberley region. After dark, relax and enjoy the naturally occurring savannah fires, before returning to your hotel at approximately 10:00 pm. Time is allowed for an optional dinner (own expense) en route back to Broome.
Please note that this tour operates from April to October only.
Morning & Afternoon Tea, Lunch, National Park entry fees.
Dinner can be purchased enroute back to Broome - allow approx $30 pp.
6:30 AM Mon, Wed, Fri
Complimentary pick up from Broome hotels is available. Please add your accommodation details in the space provided on the booking form and a pick up time will be advised when reconfirming tour.
Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, April to October only.
Departure Time: 6.30am
It is essential that you bring shoes you don't mind getting wet - and we mean fully immersed in water! Ideally, wet shoes, sandals or old runners. Other recommendations include: your swimmers and a towel, a broad-brimmed hat with sun visor (broad brimmed being better for all round protection), personal water bottle, sunscreen and camera.
Child prices apply to children between the ages of 4 and 12 years inclusive. Kimberley Wild advises against younger children joining our tours as the days can be long, the distances travelled extended and the walks difficult for little legs.
Concession/pensioner rates apply to YHA Members and those holding valid Australian Pension, Seniors and Student Cards. Not applicable to international concession card holders.
Kimberley Wild will cater for special dietary requirements, so please advise us of this when booking.
Travel in luxury 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!
Broome, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge
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