The Kimberley is twice the size of Victoria covering approximately 243,000 square kilometres. The route we travel is approximately 3000 km’s over 12 days. The Gibb River Road and the access track into the Bungle Bungles are both corrugated roads. Our vehicles stop regularly usually every hour on the rough roads. The longer days of travel are along the Great Northern Highway on our final two days back to Broome. The roads vary from sealed highway to rough dirt track. You can expect that dust will infiltrate some of our equipment during the journey.
We use custom built All Terrain 4X4 Isuzu NPR300 5.2 litre Turbo-charged tour coaches with 16 comfortable forward facing seats fitted with seat belts. Air conditioning is standard enabling comfortable travel in the harshest conditions. We have a PA system and an on-board entertainment system to keep you informed and entertained throughout your journey.
A maximum of 16 guests will be in the group and we achieve a great variety of couples, independent travellers and friends travelling together.
Adventure Wild is unique as the only operator in the region to offer two experienced guides hosting each and every tour, increasing safety, security and service. In addition our guides are mature husband & wife teams who share their passion and knowledge of this spectacular region with you.
Our tours are all inclusive. Adventure Wild will provide you with all bedding including a swag, brand new sleeping bag, yours to keep, a sheet, pillow and pillowcase. The swags have a mattress between 2 ½ and 3 inches thick that is enveloped in canvas. The tents vary in style from a Kodiak Flex Box tent or an easy to assemble ‘Tourer’ style tent for couples or a three person Dome style tent for independent travelers. Our larger tents weight between 15 and 20 kg each depending on the style.
We are now pleased to advise that we have achieved permanent campsites for 10 out of 11 nights on tour. This means more time to relax and explore the beautiful Kimberley region. You will only need to set up and pull down your tent only on the first two night when we camp at Windjana Gorge, a Department for Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) Campground.
A limited number of canvas camp stretchers are available upon request. The stretchers do not increase overall comfort, they are supplied for people with mobility difficulties or who have difficulty getting up and off ground level. The stretchers are available at a hire charge of $60 per stretcher per trip and MUST be pre-booked in advance. Please note there is a weight limit of 110 kg on hire of stretchers and the stretchers weigh approximately 13 kg and can be cumbersome to set up.
No! Adventure Wild do not charge a single supplement, nor do we expect you to share a tent with a complete stranger. Independent travellers have privacy without charge. Please note that your tent may be a smaller dome style tent as opposed to the larger Kodiak Flexbow or Tourer style tents offered to couples or guests sharing.
Please be aware that this is a hands on tour. You will need to set up and pull down your tent on the first night and yes, you will need to roll your own swag each time we change camp. Everyone ‘pitching-in’ with the loading and unloading (chairs / tables), setting up camp, meal preparation and cleaning up is essential for a successful tour. The chores are not hard or strenuous and you may find it is actually fun! It is also a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
We have flushing toilets and showers at all campsites. The campsites vare between Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) Camp Grounds and privately owned / managed caravan parks or cattle stations. The campsites we use are:
All food is provided from morning tea on day one to lunch on day twelve. Please ensure you advise us when booking if you have any special medical dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them. Vegetarians, Vegan, Coeliac, Lactose intolerance and similar medical dietary allergies are catered for.
We have fresh fruit and snacks available to guests at all times.
Breakfast: Toast, Muesli, Cereal, Fruit, Tea, Coffee & Juice.
Morning Tea: Coffee, Tea, Milo, Cordial, Biscuits / Cake & Fruit.
Lunch: Cold meats, Fresh Salads, Bread & Butter.
Dinner: Delicious roasts, tasty casseroles, curries and pasta are just some of the main courses. Aussie Damper, BBQ and other camp specials will help ‘tame’ that outdoors appetite.
Your tour guides are very adventurous and you will be amazed at the meals and desserts they conjure up in ‘The Outback’! This is quality dining. An eleven night dinner party under a million stars.
We will do our best to accommodate your food preferences, however please take into consideration that you are one of 16 guests, we have limited storage, operating in a remote and rugged location where fresh supplies are not readily available after departure. We are camp cooking for a group in the remote outback, so your flexibility to work with our guides will assist greatly. Food preferences cannot be guaranteed however please discuss your preferences with us at the time of booking, thank you.
BYO Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks.
Please bring your own (BYO) alcohol and soft drinks. Please purchase any alcohol or soft drinks you want to bring on the trip the day before in Broome. Due to alcohol restrictions in The Kimberley it is not possible to purchase alcohol prior to midday. Cask wine and fortified wine is also not available. Initially you will need enough drinks to last you six nights. We will restock in Kununurra. Adventure Wild will supply an esky and ice to cool your drinks.
If you are drinking beer please bring cans rather than stubbies (bottles), however if your favourite beer comes in a bottle, please buy what you prefer to drink. As there is no rubbish collection in The Outback we crush cans and take them with us. Bottles of wine are fine! We do not have an alcohol limit so please bring whatever you would like to drink, it is your holiday so relax and enjoy!
Due to the time we are on the road and the rugged conditions we encounter, space is at a premium. We cannot accommodate suitcases or hard framed luggage.
The Adventure Wild bag will be mailed to you when your tour has been paid in full. For international guests we will deliver your bag to your accommodation of choice on arrival in Broome.
Luggage allowance is 15 kilograms.
Adventure Wild has the facilities to store extra luggage for you in Broome. We will pick up your excess bags the morning of departure and deliver them to your accommodation of choice on your final day. A standard pick-up/drop off fee of $25.00 is applicable. Please note that this service is provided to help you enjoy your tour without being encumbered with too much luggage. If you are travelling ‘One Way’ Greyhound Freight Service can transport excess baggage.
A reasonable level of fitness is required to hike into the spectacular gorges and other interesting places we visit. Guests need to be capable of walking up to five kilometres through bushland and over uneven ground in the Kimberley warmth. The weather will average 28 to 32 degrees every day.
The walks include dry river beds and gorges where large rocks move underfoot, so stability is essential. Many of the walks include stepping up and climbing down into and out of river beds, at times clambering over and around rocks. We ask that you be healthy, active and be able to walk a few kilometres at a time.
Should you suffer from any medical condition, please discuss your abilities or condition when booking and advise your tour guides when boarding. Please ensure you bring your correct medication and quantities for the duration of the trip. We can refrigerate medication for you as required.
Adventure Wild can suggest powered or unpowered vehicle storage facilities in Broome whilst you are on tour. Please be aware that our tour guest pick-ups commence from 6.15 a.m. on day one of your adventure. For further information regarding applicable fees and arrangements, please contact us.
Qantas and Virgin airlines fly direct between Broome and Perth a number of times each day.
Qantas also fly direct between Broome and
making travel to Broome very easy. It is worth waiting for a Qantas flight special. Planning your holiday in advance you have great opportunity of achieving discounted fares.
Adventure Wild offer you the opportunity to make a non-obligatory reservation. Please let us know your preferred date and we will ‘pencil’ you in. Once you know that everything will work for you we ask for a deposit of $600 each. The full amount is due two months prior to departure. Should you plans not come together then we ask you to advise us at your earliest convenience so that we may open the seat for another guest. Please book your travel insurance at the time of reservation.
Yes, our coach is fitted with a 12v/240v inverter system to keep your cameras and laptops charged throughout the journey.
ABSOLUTELY!! Travel Insurance is essential when travelling in remote areas of Australia. Accidents, Inclement weather, road closures, vehicle breakdowns can all result in missed connections, lost or damaged luggage or injury.
Please ensure that you have comprehensive cover from the time of reservation.
Should your family or friends need to contact you, please ask them to ring the free call number 1800 359 008 or 0408 221 104 at any time.
Although there is no mobile communication between Broome and Kununurra, satellite telephones are carried by our vehicles and staff. There is further regular communication between our tour guides and the owners / operators of Adventure Wild Kimberley Tours.
There is limited mobile service for the first two hours after leaving Broome. Once you turn onto the Gibb River Road between Derby and Kununurra there is no mobile or telephone service available. Should you wish to ‘phone home’, there is access to public telephones at a number of locations including Windjana Gorge, Imintji Store, Mt Barnett Roadhouse, Home Valley Station and El Questro Station. All public telephones require a Telstra Phonecard. These cards may be purchased at the Chinatown Newsagency in Broome. It is possible to purchase WiFi access at El Questro Station (day 5–7). Full mobile service is available in Kununurra, Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing.
Your tour fee includes all meals, accommodation, park entry fees and camping fees. We stop at various roadhouses and shops where you may like to purchase drinks, snacks or momentos, most of these do not have ATM facilities, so we recommend that some cash is carried.
There are also other optional activities, such as helicopter flights and boat cruises that you may like to participate in. The ‘Optional Tours’ are not included in the tour fee and some tours including Kingfisher Tours and Kimberley Air Tour activities will need to be paid to your guides via cash or credit card authority. Please refer to the Optional Tours list for full details on these products.