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The Broome to Darwin 4WD Experience

14 Day Broome to Darwin Self-Drive Tour

Why you'll love your Broome to Darwin 4WD Experience Self-Drive Package

The Broome to Darwin 4WD experience is a journey well-trodden for many visitors to the region. This 4WD adventure contrasts the ruggedness and natural beauty of the Kimberley with the indigenous influenced regions of Nitmiluk and Kakadu in the Top End. Bookend your 4WD tour with a few days on Cable Beach Broome and multi-cultural Darwin.

Related: Gibb River Road travel tips blog post

Day 1 – Broome to Bell Gorge, 430kms, 5.75hrs

Depart early and travel towards Fitzroy Crossing, along the Great Northern Highway, to the Gibb River Road turn-off. Spend time exploring amazing Tunnel Creek, a 750 metre tunnel which runs right through the Napier Range. Travel onto scenic Windjana Gorge for a spectacular walk through the gorge, then continue to Bell Gorge.

Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge – Tented Safari Cabin (Dinner & breakfast)

Day 2 – Bell Gorge

Relax and spend the day exploring Bell Gorge, which is considered one of the most spectacular gorges and waterfall in the region.

Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge – Tented Safari Cabin (Dinner & breakfast)

Day 3 – Bell Gorge to Mt Elizabeth Station, 145kms, 2hrs

Travel to Mt Elizabeth Station, along the way explore the unique Galvan, Manning and Adcock Gorges. Experience the natural beauty of this unique environment.

Overnight: Mt Elizabeth Station – Twin Share Room with shared facilities (Dinner & breakfast)                                                     

Day 4 – Mt Elizabeth Station to El Questro, 312kms, 5.25kms

Continue your drive along the Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park. Be sure to stop at Ellenbrae Station en-route for their famous scones.

Overnight: El Questro Emma Gorge – Tented Cabin

Day 5 – El Questro

After a leisurely morning, spend the remainder of the day exploring the beautiful Emma Gorge. The walk to Emma Gorge is for the sure footed but definitely worth the effort once you are swimming in the stunning water hole.

Overnight: El Questro Emma Gorge – Tented Cabin

Day 6 – El Questro

Go barramundi fishing, take a horse trek, cruise on the Chamberlain Gorge or visit Zebedee Springs; take in all El Questro Wilderness Park has to offer.

Overnight: El Questro Emma Gorge – Tented Cabin

Day 7 – El Questro to Kununurra, 79kms, 1hr

Depart El Questro and travel the short distance to Kununurra. Enjoy the town of Kununurra where you may like to take a walk to Kelly’s Knob Lookout for a great view of the town and valley.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort – King Room.

Day 8 – Kununurra

A free day today to explore, visit to the Hoochery Rum Distillery or the Sandalwood Factory. The local Kununurra market is held on Saturday mornings. Or maybe take to a scenic flight to the Bungle Bungles.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort – King Room.

Day 9 –  Kununurra

Maybe join a guided tour of Lake Argyle and the Ord River – this includes a ground tour of the lake, a visit to the historic Durack Family Argyle Downs Homestead Museum, returning via a 55km boat cruise along the mighty Ord River to Kununurra.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort – King Room.

Day 10 – Kununurra to Nitmiluk Gorge, 542kms, 5.75hrs

Today is quite a drive from Kununurra to Katherine with over 500kms to travel. You have the option to stop for lunch at Timber Creek for an authentic outback dining experience at the Timber Creek Hotel.

Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets – One Bedroom Cabin

Day 11 – Nitmiluk Gorge 

You are staying just a 600 metre walk to the departure point for boat cruises and canoes at Nitmiluk Gorge. Take in the diversity of the landscapes and habitats with one of the cruises on offer or a canoeing adventure, a visual treat for any nature lover. Another alternative is the sunset dinner cruise to take in the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge as the sun sets.

Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets – One Bedroom Cabin/em>

Day 12 – Nitmiluk Gorge to Jabiru, 331kms, 3.5hrs

Leave Katherine this morning for an easy drive to Kakadu National Park. Stop at Kakadu Lodge Cooinda to take a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. At least 60 bird species including Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese are found in the wetlands. There are also plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains.

Overnight: Anbinik Kakadu Resort – Anbinik Suite

Day 13 – Jabiru
Today you are free to enjoy the sites of Kakadu. The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River or an exceptional Aboriginal Cultural & Heritage Day Tour into Arnhem Land & Northern Kakadu are just a couple of ideas. And a visit to Warradjan Aboriginal Centre and/or Bowali Visitor Centre is highly recommended.

Overnight: Anbibik Kakadu Resort – Anbinik Suite

Day 14 – Jabiru to Darwin, 253kms, 2.75hrs

Depart Anbinik Kakadu Resort visiting the galleries of rock art at Nourlangie Rock, one of the most significant Indigenous art sites in Kakadu National Park. If time permits, Ubirr to see superbly preserved Indigenous rock art. Your journey finishes in Darwin today with time to reflect on the memories collected.

Rates per person twin share based on 13 night package

Inclusions: Large 4WD hire with unlimited kms. Rate is PLS inclusive & hire based on 24 hour periods. Twin share accommodation with meals as shown & El Questro Wilderness Park Passes.

1 to 31 May 24
Twin Share ex BroomeFrom $4,328
Twin Share ex DarwinFrom $4,188
1 Jun to 26 Sep 24
Twin Share ex BroomeFrom $4,847
Twin Share ex DarwinFrom $4,693
Notes: One way vehicle hire drop fee of $550 applies (14 days or more). Prices available for optional side trip to Drysdale River Station with scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. Surcharge applies for Ord Valley Muster. Kakadu National Park Permits not included.

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