Kimberley Wild Expeditions Kimberley Gorges Escape (2DGE)

Kimberley Wild Expeditions
Kimberley Gorges Escape (2DGE)

$525.00

Discover the dramatic gorges, wildlife retreats and ancient cave passages of the rugged western Kimberley.



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Starts: Broome WA 6725, Australia
Ends: Broome WA 6725, Australia

Accommodation:

  • 2DGE: Camping: shared facilities (1nt)
  • 2DGE1: Safari Tent: with ensuite (1nt)
  • 2DGE2: Motel Room: with ensuite (1nt)

Day 1 Geikie Gorge

Departing Broome at 7:00am, we begin our journey into Kimberley gorge country. Passing boab trees, fascinating termite mounds and roaming cattle, enjoy the local knowledge and interesting stories our guide has to share. Following morning tea at Willare Roadhouse on the mighty Fitzroy River we continue east, pausing at a magnificent boab that is well over a thousand years old, to learn some of the secrets of this unusual tree. On reaching the historic town of Fitzroy Crossing, we discover the ancient Napier Range, home to the famous Geikie Gorge. Nature carved this spectacular 30m deep gorge between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. The best way to experience the scenery and abundant wildlife of this natural wonder is to join the Geikie Gorge Ranger-guided Cruise (included). Geikie Gorge floods during the wet season, with the swirling water leaving its bleached mark on the colourful gorge walls. Though the water retreats during the dry season, permanent water remain to sustain the wide variety of Kimberley wildlife. Towards sunset, settle in for an evening under the Kimberley night sky – relax as your guide prepares a traditional barbeque dinner before retiring to your choice* of accommodation: camping (2DGE), Safari Cabin: with ensuite (2DGE1) or Motel Room: with ensuite (2DGE2). *This choice is made at the time of booking. (LD)

*Day 2 Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek *

After breakfast it is a 4WD route to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, a Devonian reef system 350 million years old. Here, we explore secret caves and a variety of unusual wildlife. We also hear of the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the Tunnel as a hideout in the late 1800’s. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. Then it’s off to Windjana Gorge for a delicious lunch and to search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker in the stunning natural beauty of this oasis of the outback. Travelling back through Kimberley cattle country, we pause in Derby to see the infamous ‘Boab Prison Tree.’ This tree, believed to be over 1500 years old and measuring almost 15 metres in girth, is a relic of some cultural sensitivity due to its use as a prison for local Aboriginals during the era of Kimberley pioneers. Relax enroute back to Broome, where we arrive at approximately 6:30pm. (BL)

2DGE Camping

Kimberley Camping Tours. Night 1 Camping in the grassy grounds of the Fitzroy River Lodge involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. Stretcher beds are available for hire – $100pp, must be requested with our office prior to travel. The large central ablutions block has hot showers and flush toilets. Power points are on site for recharging batteries.

2DGE1 Camping Plus – Safari Cabin

Safari Cabin Kimberley Wild Expeditions. Night 1 The Safari Cabins at the Fitzroy River Lodge offer a traditional Kimberley-style accommodation upgrade option for travellers looking for a little extra comfort. Similar to a regular motel room, they feature beds with pillows and linen, overhead fans, power and private ensuite. Relax on the porch and enjoy the bush ambiance.

2DGE2 Camping Plus – Motel Room

Kimberley Wild Expeditions. Night 1 The Motel Rooms at the Fitzroy River Lodge offer an additional accommodation upgrade option for travellers who want a taste of the outback but still want to enjoy a few creature comforts. Featuring private ensuites, air conditioning, colour TVs, teas & coffee making facilities, these rooms are a little more like home.

 

Terms & Conditions

If you wish to cancel your tour you must immediately inform Kimberley Wild Expeditions Pty Ltd in writing. Once we have received your notice, cancellation will take effect. You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation penalties in certain circumstances. If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. Kimberley Wild Expeditions Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone any tour at any time prior to departure if, due to weather conditions, road conditions, natural disasters, mechanical defect, cultural considerations or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. If we cancel a trip you may choose between us applying the amounts paid toward an alternative trip or receiving a full refund. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as visas, vaccinations or non-refundable flights.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Kimberley Wild Expeditions Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 14 days of the start date incur a 100% fee. Between 14 and 21 days incur a 50% fee.Between 21 and 28 days incur a 25% fee. http://www.kimberleywild.com.au/booking_conditions.html

 

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