Kimberley Family Holiday

Head straight into the wilds of the Kimberley region on this five-day family-friendly Top End adventure. This often overlooked and untouched part of Australia’s outback is thriving with unique wildlife, rugged cliffs, gigantic gorges and clear waterholes for young – and old – kids to explore. Learn of the area’s myths and legends, stake out your next pristine swimming spot, try your hand at some local artwork and relax beside the campfire to watch the Kimberley night sky come alive in swathes of stars above. 


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5 Days from $1,395 per adult & $1,256 per child

Inclusions:

  • Meals - 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transport - Private 4WD vehicle
  • Accommodation - Camping (4 nights)

Highlights:

  • Your whole family will be spoilt with the amount of places to swim and explore in the Kimberley. On the cards are Windjana Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge and more!
  • Learn of the mysterious legend of the Aboriginal freedom fighter who hid out in the Tunnel Creek cave system as you explore the same paths on a guided nature walk.
  • Spend quality time sharing stories and toasting marshmallows around a campfire as the night sky in the Kimberley lights up with stars you’ll never have seen at home.
  • During your hike through in the Windjana Gorge National Park, you and your leader will go in search of resident freshwater crocodiles in the area. Be sure to keep your distance!
  • Get the opportunity to appreciate the works of local Indigenous artists as you stop by Norval Art Gallery in Derby. Kids – you may even have time to try some out yourself!



Itinerary

Day 1: Broome - Windjana Gorge

Welcome to Broome! After meeting your leader and fellow families at a central location in town this morning, transfer to your private vehicle and journey along the Gibb River Road to the renowned ‘Boab Prison Tree’. It’s nothing like you’ve seen before – just imagine what type of treehouse could be built on top! Continue into the Windjana Gorge National Park where you’ll set up camp and enjoy lunch together. Afterwards, get ready for an adventure to Tunnel Creek – a cave system carved through the Napier Range. There is a large variety of wildlife on display here, plus some seriously impressive stalactites. Your guide will also explain the legend of Jandamarra, who was an Aboriginal freedom fighter in the 1800s who used this tunnel as a hideout. Arrive back at your group campsite at around sunset, and as you watch the day turn to night deep in the Kimberley, enjoy a delicious campfire dinner.

Accommodation: Windjana Gorge National Park (camping with facilities)

Included Activities:

  • Tunnel Creek - Cave visit
  • Derby - Boab Prison Tree

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Special Information: This trip starts at 8am on Day 1 at the Kimberley Travellers Lodge. Please ensure you make your way to the hotel in time for the start of the trip. Today’s driving time is approximately 4.5 hours.


Day 2: Galvans Gorge - Mt Barnett Station

Spend the morning weaving through Windjana Gorge searching for freshwater crocodiles (at a distance!), local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker with your guide. Part of the 350-million-year-old Napier Range, this geological wonder has gorge walls rising over 90 metres into the sky and each way you look, you’ll discover something new. This afternoon, you and the family have the chance to swim at Galvans Gorge – a stunning waterhole surrounded by boab trees and set among water lillies. Tonight, camp and enjoy an included dinner on Mt Barnett Cattle Station deep in the heart of gorge country, set near a billabong.

Accommodation: Mt Barnett (camping with facilities)

Included Activities:

  • Windjana Gorge - Bell Gorge
  • Galvans Gorge - Visit and swim

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Special Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 3 hours.


Day 3: Manning Gorge - Mt Barnett Station

Today, it’s time to explore the remote and eye-opening Manning Gorge. It’s quite an adventure to get to Manning Falls today – surrounded by high cliffs, cross the meandering Manning River either by swimming or pulley boat and take a rugged bushwalk towards the waterfalls. You’re right in the wilderness now. You and your family will have earned a well-deserved swim in the deep clear pools of Manning Gorge, so take your time and relax here. In the afternoon, relax by the Manning River, perhaps with another swim or some games, before setting up the campfire for an included dinner. Also, get some long sticks ready – let’s toast some marshmallows under the night sky!

Accommodation: Mt Barnett (camping with facilities)

Included Activities:

  • Manning Gorge - Bushwalk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Special Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 1 hour.

Day 4: Adcock Gorge - Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges - Silent Grove

Your morning will be spent relaxing in Adcock Gorge, surrounded by sandstone ranges and lush rainforest. Enjoy a swim, and then travel to Silent Grove to set up camp and have some lunch together. After lunch, get your walking shoes on as you head off to explore the spectacular Bell Gorge in the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges. You’ll arrive at some of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls cascading into crystal clear pools below, formed over millions of years and considered sacred natural wonders. Today – like most days on this adventure – all meals are included, so all you’ll have to do is keep your eyes peeled for the next wildlife spotting or stunning panorama shot.

Accommodation: Silent Grove Campsite (camping with facilities)

Included Activities:

  • Adcock Gorge - Visit and swim
  • Bell Gorge - Visit and walk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Special Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 3 hours.



Day 5: Silent Grove - Broome

Set off in your group vehicle as you return on the Gibb River Road bound for Norval Art Gallery in Derby. Discover local First Nations artists who have stunning works on display, interpreting the wilderness you’ve explored in the past days as well as local legends and stories through art. What’s more, the kids may even have an opportunity to produce a local artwork of their own! Head back on the road towards Broome, arriving at around 5 pm, where your family adventure will end on arrival.

Included Activities:

  • Derby - Norval Art Gallery

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Special Information: Today’s driving time is approximately 6 hours. Your Kimberley adventure ends on arrival in Broome this evening. 


*Terms and Conditions: Price correct as of 8 July 2021. Prices are per adult / child based on multi share accommodation. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old. This trip is a camping trip. You will be required to put up and down your own tent. All campsites will have hot showers and flush toilets. You will be required to bring your own sleeping bag on this tour. Dates and itineraries are valid until 31 December 2021. Beyond 31 December 2021 dates and itineraries are indicative only. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to availability and can change at any time without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for more information. SUPPLIER: Intrepid