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The Broome to Darwin 4WD Experience, Self-Drive Package

14 Day Broome to Darwin Self-Drive Tour

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.

Day 1 – Broome to Mount Hart

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 travel onto Mount Hart Homestead.

Overnight: Mount Hart Homestead – Homestead Room

Day 2 – Mount Hart to Bell Gorge

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

Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Camp – Tented Safari Cabin (Dinner, bed & breakfast)

Day 3 – Bell Gorge to Mt Elizabeth Station

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, bed & breakfast)                                                     

Day 4 – Mt Elizabeth Station to Home Valley Station

Continue your drive along the Gibb River Road. Home Valley Station is a 615,000 acre heritage cattle station and tourism property. On arrival, enjoy a cold one at the iconic Dusty Bar & Grill!

Overnight: Home Valley Station – Guesthouse Room (breakfast included)

Day 5 – Home Valley Station

Enjoy all Home Valley has available. A great range of activities including fishing, horse riding and cattle mustering; or maybe a relaxing day by the pool!

Overnight: Home Valley Station – Guesthouse Room (breakfast included)

Day 6 – Home Valley to El Questro

A short drive of about 50kms will take you to El Questro Wilderness Park. Spend today exploring the beautiful Emma Gorge. The walk to Emma Gorge is for the sure footed but worth the effort once you are swimming in the stunning water hole.

Overnight: El Questro Station – Station Gardenview Room

Day 7 – 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 Station – Station Gardenview Room

Day 8 – El Questro to Kununurra

Depart El Questro and travel on to Kununurra, which is 100kms further west. 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: Kimberley Grande Resort – King Terrace 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: Kimberley Grande Resort – King Terrace Room.

Day 10 – Katherine

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 Chalet

Day 11 – Katherine

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 Chalet

Day 12 – Katherine to Kakadu

Leave Katherine this morning for an easy 250km journey to Kakadu. Staying at Kakadu Lodge Cooinda allows you to take a sunset 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: Cooinda Lodge Kakadu – Standard Room

Day 13 – Kakadu

Today you are free to enjoy the sites of Kakadu. There are tours on offer which could include Jim Jim and Twin Falls or for those interested in Kakadu’s fascinating history maybe Footprints of Kakadu Tour.   There is also an afternoon safari combining wildlife and traditional aboriginal experiences before driving the short distance to Jabiru.

Overnight: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel – Superior Room

Day 14 – Kakadu to Darwin

Depart Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel 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.

Rates

Rates per person twin share based on 13 night package.

1 to 31 May 18
Twin Share$3,182
1 Jun to 31 Jul 18
Twin Share$3,568
1 to 31 Aug 18
Twin Share$3,528
1 to 30 Sep 18
Twin Share$3,376
Inclusions: Large 4WD hire with unlimited kms. Rate is PLS inclusive & hire based on 24 hour periods. Twin share accommodation with meals as shown.
Notes: Prices available for optional side trip to Drysdale River Station with scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. Surcharge applies for Ord Valley Muster. One way vehicle hire drop fee of $550 applies (14 days or more). National Park Permits not included.