Allow at least 15 days to make the most of this four wheel drive adventure.
Broome – Cape Leveque
Enjoy breakfast overlooking Cable Beach before heading to Cape Leveque on the Dampier Peninsula. Well off the beaten track, allow up to three hours to drive from Broome. Accommodation includes rustic cabins and safari style tented retreats. Camping is permitted in designated areas and available at properties scattered across this stunning cape.
Cape Leveque - Derby
Take the three hour journey back to the Broome Highway, turn left and continue along the road to Derby (approximate two-hour drive). If you have time, stay a day in Derby and enjoy the great fishing or a scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago, Horizontal Falls and King Sound.
Derby - Windjana National Park
The start of the Gibb River Road
The Gibb River Road is one of Australia’s classic outback drives – a 660 kilometre track accessible only between April to November. Spend the night at the Windjana Gorge camp site, within the stunning Windjana Gorge National Park, and take a trip out to explore the spectacular Tunnel Creek.
Windjana Gorge National Park - Bell Gorge
Follow the road into the Kimberley highlands, stopping at Lennard Gorge for a swim on your way to Bell Gorge to camp under the stars, or travel a little further to Mount Hart Homestead.
Bell Gorge/ Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge
Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge is a good base for exploring the untouched landscapes of King Leopold Range Conservation Park. Stay at the homestead or head back to Bell Gorge campsite.
Bell Gorge/ Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge - Manning Gorge
Stop at the spectacular Galvans Gorge on the way to Mount Barnett roadhouse and the camping ground at Manning Gorge (fees payable). Join a guided walk (operated by Mount Barnett roadhouse) up the river to Upper Manning Gorge.
Manning Gorge - Drysdale River Station
Head for Drysdale River Station - the gateway to the Mitchell River National Park, Mitchell and Merton Falls, Surveyors Pool, Mitchell and King Edward rivers as well as many historical Indigenous sites. Stay for two nights in cabin-style accommodation or camping in the station grounds.
Drysdale River Station
Take a morning charter flight over the coastal canyons of the Prince Regent River, circle the Mitchell Falls and fly along the dramatic Kimberley coastline. In the afternoon, explore the rainforests and open woodlands surrounding Drysdale River Station, or go fishing on the riverbanks.
Drysdale River Station – Home Valley Station
Head towards Home Valley Station. An outback oasis nestled at the foot of the spectacular Cockburn Range, the station offers wide range of guided tours, activities, and accommodation options.
Home Valley Station – El Questro Wilderness Park
The journey to El Questro Wilderness Park takes you past the popular swimming spot at Durack River crossing, Jack’s Waterhole (famous for its barramundi fishing), the Cockburn Ranges and the stunning Pentecost River. Arriving at El Questro Wilderness Park you’ll find a wide range of guided nature experiences and accommodation options. Spend a few days exploring the park. Visit the thermal ponds at Zebedee Springs or take a boat down the Chamberlain Gorge and try barramundi fishing.
El Questro Wilderness Park – Kununurra
Arrive in Kununurra and take a flight south over the Bungle Bungle Range in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Take a walk through the park’s amazing landscapes before heading back to Kununurra.
From here, you can follow the Great Northern Highway back to Broome, stopping at Fitzroy Crossing and taking a guided tour along the canyons of Geikie Gorge along the way.
An adventure such as this requires drivers to take necessary precautions to ensure a safe journey. See the Important travel tips and Road safety sections for useful information.