Day 1: Tunnel Creek. Our experience in the Kimberley Gorges begins with a visit to the renowned "Boab Prison Tree" in Derby, before traveling along the famous Gibb River Road to the ancient Napier Ranges. Tunnel Creek is a dramatic cave system carved through a 350 million year old Devonian reef system. Here, we discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife before enjoying a swim in an idyllic waterhole. We also hear of the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the Tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800's. Towards sunset, we head to our Windjana camp as the guide prepares a delicious BBQ dinner under the sparkling Kimberley night sky.
Day 2: Windjana Gorge and Cattle Station. After breakfast we walk deep into the heart of majestic Windjana Gorge. In this oasis of the outback we search for freshwater crocodiles, bird life and Indigenous bush tucker and hear the dream time stories of the area. Traveling further up the Gibb River Road, we pause at Imintji Aboriginal Community for lunch. Freshen up with an afternoon swim amongst the water lilies at Galvins Gorge, a large pool surrounded by lush remnant rain forest. Tonight we camp and enjoy another great meal and perhaps a glass of wine on Mount Barnett Cattle Station, by a shady Kimberley billabong.
Day 3: Manning Falls and Silent Grove. A morning trek into Manning Falls offers the chance to swim in deep clear pools amid a stunning natural landscape. Relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. In the afternoon, we travel west to the tranquil waterhole of Adcock Gorge before a night spent in the shadows of the King Leopold Ranges, at the peaceful Silent Grove camp.
Day 4: Bell Gorge and Broome. Our last morning is devoted to exploring Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberleys. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years - an easy place to while away a few hours! Returning through Kimberley cattle country, we arrive back in Broome at approximately 6:45 pm.
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