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The Broome to Darwin 2WD Highlights

10 Day Broome to Darwin Self-Drive Tour

Why you'll love your Broome to Darwin 2WD Highlights Self-Drive Package

The drive from Broome to Darwin: The Broome to Darwin Highlights travels on sealed road the complete itinerary. It will take you to some of Northern Australia’s most iconic natural attractions including Geikie Gorge, Lake Argyle, Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Yellow Water Billabong and Kakadu National Park. Less dust than the Gibb River Road but just as much fun!

Day 1 – Broome to Fitzroy Crossing, 398kms, 4.25hrs

Depart early and travel to Fitzroy, possibly taking a slight detour to visit the Prison Boab Tree near Derby.  Stop at Geikie Gorge National Park just outside Fitzroy Crossing and take a 1 or 2 hour cruise on Geikie Gorge or walk one of the many trails.

Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge – Motel Room

Day 2 – Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek, 287kms, 3hrs

If you didn’t arrive in time yesterday for a Geikie Gorge cruise don’t miss out on doing one this morning. Take your time & drive to Halls Creek with a stop at Mimbi Caves, a 400 million year old Devonian reef system. It will also be worth a visit to China Wall, a natural white stone wall which looks just like a miniature ‘Great Wall of China’. It is located just outside of the town of Halls Creek.

Overnight: Kimberley Hotel – Standard Room

Day 3 – Halls Creek to Kununurra, 358kms, 3.75hrs

Travel to Kununurra today, home to Lake Argyle, the Ord River, Kelly’s Knob and Elephant Rock.  The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the town of Kununurra. Take a walk to Kelly’s Knob Lookout late in the afternoon for a great view of the town and valley at sunset.

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – Studio

Day 4 – Kununurra

A couple of ideas to consider are a full day Bungle Bungle tour including scenic flight down to the Bungle Bungles, a ground tour including a 3km walk into Cathedral Gorge and a return scenic flight over the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine.  Another option is a guided tour with a beautiful cruise down the Ord River. The tour includes a visit to Lake Argyle and the historic Argyle Homestead Museum. Then return via a 55km boat cruise along the mighty Ord River to Kununurra.

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – Studio

Day 5 – Kununurra to Lake Argyle, 71kms, 1hr

Head to Lake Argyle this morning and admire the amazing marine environment created by the damming of the Ord River.  Join a Sunset cruise this afternoon and learn about the natural history and development of Lake Argyle and the Ord River Irrigation System.  As the sun begins to set you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the Lake and marvel at the spectacular scenery.

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort – Standard Studio

Day 6 – Lake Argyle to Nitmiluk Gorge, 541kms, 6hrs

Leave the East Kimberley and travel into the Northern Territory. Today travel to Katherine, renowned for Nitmiluk Gorge and National Park. It is over 6 hours driving today so an early lunch at Timber Creek should help to break the journey.

Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets – One Bedroom Cabin

Day 7 – 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 maybe a canoeing adventure, a visual treat for any nature lover. A sunset cruise with delicious Australian cuisine can be enjoyed, whilst taking in the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, with its cliff face changing colour as the sun sets.

Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets – One Bedroom Cabin

Day 8 – 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 9 – 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. A visit to Warradjan Aboriginal Centre and/or Bowali Visitor Centre is highly recommended.

Overnight: Anbinik Kakadu Resort – Anbinik Suite

Day 10 – Jabiru to Darwin, 253kms, 2.75hs

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

Rate per person twin share based on 10 night package

Inclusions: Intermediate SUV AWD vehicle with unlimited kms. Rate is PLS inclusive & hire based on 24 hour periods. Twin share accommodation.

01 to 30 Apr 24
Twin Share ex BroomeFrom $2,269
Twin Share ex DarwinFrom $2,203
01 to 31 May 24
Twin Share ex BroomeFrom $2,294
Twin Share ex DarwinFrom $2,228
01 Jun to 30 Sep 24
Twin Share ex BroomeFrom $2,552
Twin Share ex DarwinFrom $2,475
Notes: One way vehicle hire drop fee of $770 applies (13 days or less). National Park Permits not included.

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