Kimberley Trail
from $5535
Duration: 14 Days
Discover Australia’s wild west on a 14-day adventure through the Kimberley region. Hike to grandiose gorges, stand in awe of tiered waterfalls, take dips in secluded swimming spots and unwind in natural thermal pools. With time spent in the West Kimberley Gorges, Mitchell Plateau, El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle and Purnululu National Park, this magical corner of Australia will soon have you under its spell. From the strange beauty of the Bungle Bungles to the sheer size of the Mitchell Falls, landscapes don’t get more vast, rugged or dramatic than this.
  • Spend two days exploring the iconic landscapes of the Purnululu National Park, including gorges, valleys and the delightfully unusual red domes of the ancient Bungle Bungles.
  • Enjoy two days at the peaceful Lake Argyle – kayak, stand up paddleboard or simply relax in the infinity pool offering up unforgettable views of the area.
  • Take your time discovering the unspoiled wonders of El Questro Station. Hike to gorges and waterfalls and unwind in natural thermal pools shaded by palm trees.
  • Explore the rugged terrain of the Mitchell Plateau, including four-wheel drive adventures, a hike to the four-tiered Mitchell Falls and an unforgettable helicopter flight over the landscape.
  • Escape to the secluded Bell Gorge, home to a clear pool perfect for swimming, surrounded by a dramatic horseshoe of cliffs and a spectacular tiered waterfall.
  • Derby - Boab Prison Tree
  • Derby - Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Tunnel Creek National Park (Dimalurru)
  • Bandiln͟gan National Park - Windjana Gorge
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Galvans Gorge
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Adcock Gorge
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Bell Gorge (Dalmanyi)
  • West Kimberley Gorges - Manning Gorge
  • Mitchell River National Park
  • Mitchell River National Park - Mitchell Falls (Punamii-unpuu)
  • Mitchell River National Park - Helicopter flight
  • Mitchell River National Park - Gwion Gwion rock art
  • Ord River - Hike to lookout
  • El Questro - Zebedee Hot Springs
  • Lake Argyle - Historic Durack Homestead Museum
  • Purnululu National Park - Cathedral Gorge walk
  • Purnululu National Park - Echidna Chasm walk
  • Halls Creek - China Wall
  • Halls Creek - Mary Pool
  • Yiyili Aboriginal Community - Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Day 1 Location: Broome to Tunnel Creek
    Welcome to Kimberley, a spectacular land of wild and rugged scenery. Your adventure begins in Broome where you’ll link up with your local leader and new travel companions. Then it’s time for your first taste of Kimberley’s beautiful landscapes as you hit the road and drive towards Tunnel Creek. Stop off for a snack alongside the Fitzroy River, then pay a visit to the 1500-year-old hollow boab tree. Afterwards, visit an Aboriginal cultural and art centre for insight into the history and culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal peoples. Return to the road and come upon the ancient Napier Range, home to Tunnel Creek. Your leader will explain how this extensive cave system sheltered an Aboriginal freedom fighter in the 19th century. Later in the afternoon, head to Windjana Gorge, a seriously impressive gorge carved into the Napier Range. Explore the area on foot in search of freshwater crocodiles, birdlife and bush tucker, then retire to your camp for an evening under the stars.
    Day 2 Location: Mt Barnett Station
    Start the day with a visit to Dalmanyi (Bell Gorge), a picturesque spot in West Kimberley. Here you’ll find a deep, clear pool surrounded by a horseshoe of cliffs, but the star of the show is the spectacular tiered waterfall that tumbles into the pool below. Take some time to enjoy this secluded spot and take a refreshing dip, then stretch out in the sun on the surrounding rocks. Next, follow the Gibb River Road up to Galvans Gorge, a place so pretty it has to be seen to be believed. Swim in emerald waters encircled by granite outcrops covered in thriving plant life. For your last stop of the day, take a dip in the peaceful green pool of little-known Adcock Gorge. After a day of swimming in some of the Kimberley’s most stunning spots, retire to your camp on the side of a billabong on a cattle station – a true Aussie experience!
    Day 3 Location: Mt Barnett Station
    Wake up to the sounds of the Kimberley and enjoy a peaceful morning at camp, then head out to the Manning Gorge, a truly unforgettable swimming spot. First cross Manning creek then follow a rugged 3km trail to the top of the gorge, marked out with rock cairns and red disks, enjoying views of the wide-open spaces along the way. When you arrive at the gorge you’ll soon see that your efforts were worth it – don’t be surprised if this place takes your breath away! There are multiple pools to enjoy here, plus gorgeous meandering streams, fascinating wildlife and even some examples of ancient rock art. After a day enjoying all Manning Gorge has to offer, return to camp for the evening.
    Day 4 Location: Mitchell River National Park
    Rise bright and early this morning and travel to the Mitchell Plateau. Few visitors venture this far north, but those who do are rewarded with one of the highlights of the Kimberley region, especially the remarkable scenes of Mitchell River National Park, brimming with tropical rainforest, soaring waterfalls and dramatic escarpments. Weave through backcountry landscapes, up the red earth Kalumburu Road and onto the Mitchell Plateau Track. Cross rivers and pass through shady Livistona palm forests before coming upon the Mitchel Plateau. Set up camp in the national park and rest up for an exciting day tomorrow.
    Day 5 Location: Mitchell River National Park
    Today will be spent exploring the wonders of the Mitchell River National Park. Set out on a hike to a series of magnificent waterfalls, first crossing Mertens creek and arriving at the Little Mertens Falls. Take some time to explore the surrounding caves and natural pools, then continue through rainforest on your way to the Big Mertens Falls. Your leader will fill you in on the biodiversity of the region as you pass through an ever-changing display of flora and fauna on your walk. You’ll also have the chance to admire Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock paintings on your journey, and while the age and the artists of these ancient pieces aren’t known, it’s estimated they are up to 12,000 years old. Arrive at the falls and stand in awe of their sheer size – you’ll feel pretty small watching the cascade plunge into the gorge below. But the final waterfall might just be the most impressive. Continue over rocky terrain to the Mertens Falls, an awe-inspiring four-tiered waterfall. Rather than turning around and walking back the way you came, you’ll board a helicopter from the Mitchell Falls and be treated to unbeatable birds-eye views on the return journey.
    Day 6 Location: Drysdale Station
    Leave the magical landscapes of the Mitchell Plateau behind and head to the Drysdale River Station. Covering a million acres and home to 10,000 cattle, this family-owned station is a vast oasis in the heart of the outback. Here you’ll experience life on a working cattle farm while also enjoying some isolation from the outside world. On arrival you may like to head out on a walk to get to know your remote surroundings, or just chill out in the beer garden and soak in the untouched scenery. This evening, gather around the log fire and swap stories beneath the stars.
    Day 7 Location: El Questro Station
    Say goodbye to the cattle station and continue up the Gibb River Road to the El Questro Wilderness Park. Set on the grounds of a sprawling cattle station, the property is bursting with exciting things to discover – there’s striking gorges, wonderful waterfalls, natural hot springs and plenty of excellent restaurants. On arrival, you may like to take a cruise to the Chamberlain Gorge, an area only accessible by boat. Learn about the unique plant life that clings to the escarpments bordering the gorge and the intriguing fish that live beneath the water.
    Day 8 Location: El Questro Station
    Start the day with a trip to the beautiful Emma Gorge within the El Questro Wilderness Park. Walk for around an hour over rocky terrain and emerge at the gorge, a serene waterhole surrounded by cliffs and fed by a towering drop waterfall. The waterfall is connected to a little thermal spring making for a pleasant temperature when swimming in the pool. Later in the day, pay a visit to Zebedee Springs. Take a short walk through leafy forests of Livistona and pandanus palms, then arrive at a stunning series of thermal pools and waterfalls. Enjoy some time out to soak in these gorgeous pools while appreciating the serene location.
    Day 9 Location: Lake Argyle
    Depart the El Questro Wilderness Park and drive to the town of Kununurra. Enjoy some down time here to explore the town. You may like to swing by the sandalwood shop to browse their range of deliciously scented locally made beauty products. In the afternoon, continue to the shores of Lake Argyle, the lifeblood of the Ord River Irrigation System, turning the arid landscapes of the region into lush agricultural land. On arrival, head to a breathtaking infinity pool and enjoy a peaceful swim while taking in unbelievable views across the lake.
    Day 10 Location: Lake Argyle
    The day is yours for further discoveries of Lake Argyle. Why not hire a kayak or stand up paddleboard to explore the lake, or perhaps join your leader on a visit to the Historic Durack Homestead Museum or on one of the many fantastic bush trails in the area. In the evening you’ll have the option to take a sunset cruise around the lake – there’s no better way to see out the day here.
    Day 11 Location: Purnululu National Park
    It’s time to hit the iconic Great Northern Highway and venture on to Purnululu National Park, home to the delightfully unusual Bungle Bungles. These stripey beehive-shaped sedimentary formations have existed for more than 300 million years, but were only known to the Gija people and stockmen until the 1980s. Australia’s best kept secret is now able to be admired by those who make the trip to this remote and truly spectacular location. You may like to take a scenic helicopter flight over the national park for an unmatched view of the landscape – you’ll be able to see how the domes of the Bungle Bungles were carved out by rivers over millions of years. This evening, set up camp in a secluded location in the heart of the park.
    Day 12 Location: Purnululu National Park
    Set out to explore the natural wonders of Purnululu National Park. Walk to the Echidna Chasm, a natural pathway framed by towering walls up to 200m high. The chasm is also home to impossibly tall Livistona palm trees, and you may even be able to spot some tiny bats high up on the walls. Next, follow a scenic trail along to Cathedral Gorge, a gigantic natural amphitheatre made of red rock. You’ll soon see why the gorge got its name, and be sure to test out the acoustics here!
    Day 13 Location: Fitzroy Crossing
    Leave Purnululu National Park in the rear-view mirror and make tracks to Fitzroy Crossing. A long day of driving will be broken up with interesting stops along the way. Pull into Halls Creek to see its fantastic natural wall made of white quartz, break for lunch at Mary Pool and pay a visit to the remote Laarri Gallery, displaying works by Aboriginal artists. In the evening, arrive into Fitzroy Crossing, a little outback town on the banks of the Fitzroy River. With around fifty Aboriginal communities living in the town and its valley, this part of the country is home to many spiritual and cultural sites.
    Day 14 Location: Fitzroy Crossing to Broome
    Kick off the day with a morning cruise through the grand Danggu Geikie Gorge, sculpted by the Fitzroy River during the Devonian geological period. Float through the gorge while learning how the geological wonder was formed and observe its abundance of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. After your cruise, it’s time to make the drive back to Broome, where on arrival your Kimberley adventure will come to an end.
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    04 Jul 2023

    Trip title

    Kimberley Trail

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    Validity: 01 Jan 2022 to 31 Mar 2024


    Discover Australia’s wild west on a 14-day adventure through the Kimberley region. Hike to grandiose gorges, stand in awe of tiered waterfalls, take dips in secluded swimming spots and unwind in natural thermal pools. With time spent in the West Kimberley Gorges, Mitchell Plateau, El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle and Purnululu National Park, this magical corner of Australia will soon have you under its spell. From the strange beauty of the Bungle Bungles to the sheer size of the Mitchell Falls, landscapes don’t get more vast, rugged or dramatic than this.






    4WD vehicle

    Physical Rating


    Physical preparation

    This trip includes hikes of moderate difficulty over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Temperatures can be extreme; very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. Due to the remote nature of the Kimberley region we use bush camps with limited facilities on some nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.

    Joining point

    Kimberley Travellers Lodge departing 07:00am

    9a Bagot Street



    Joining point instructions

    The default pick up location for this trip is at 7:00 am at Kimberley Travellers Lodge. The default pick up point is where we will meet you for your tour, unless you or your travel agent requests an alternative location (contact our Reservations team for more information). It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred pick up point well ahead of departure. We do not take responsibility for missed tours if we have not been advised of an alternative in advance and you are not at the default location on time.

    Finish point




    Important information

    START & END TIME This trip starts in Broome with an early pick-up at 7:00am on day 1 at our default pick-up location, unless you request an alternative pick-up location well ahead of departure. The trip finishes at around 6:30pm on the last day. We recommend you arrive a day prior to the trip's departure date and onward travel should not be booked until the following day. SLEEPING BAG This trip requires a sleeping bag. SINGLE TRAVELLERS A Single Supplement is not available on this trip. As a single traveller you will have a tent to yourself on camping nights. In the permanent tented camps you will be paired up with another single traveller of the same gender. OPERATOR This trip is operated by our partners Kimberley Wild. BEDDING All accommodation will be provided with twin bedding. If you would prefer double bedding please advise Intrepid as early as possible. Double bedding is on request and is determined by the availability at the accommodation on your trip. MINIMUM NUMBERS Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.

    Group leader

    AUSTRALIAN LEADERS All group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is often also your driver, taking you from start to finish. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, as well as recommend great local eating venues. They will also introduce you to our local friends along the way. Please be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia.


    REMOTE AREA TRAVEL We carry a satellite phone on all our remote/overland trips to be used by our leaders in the event of an emergency and for your safety. Our leaders are all First Aid trained and certified.


    Sorry, no wi-fi! Telstra users will get phone reception in most towns and the occasional remote hot spot. But there will be long stretches where we are out of phone range. Power points will be accessible on most nights for recharging cameras and other electronic equipment.


    PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. Entry requirements can change and are different depending on your nationality. Please refer to your government's foreign travel advisories, the consular websites for the countries you’re travelling to and those you may transit through. Always follow visa advice from official websites; not all visa information found online may be valid. You can also head to Intrepid’s Entry & Health requirement page to get the latest information on travel documents and visa requirements, plus local government COVID-19 vaccination and quarantine policies: All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please check the following website or with your relevant Australian visa issuing office for your nationalities requirements.

    Why we love it

    Spend two days exploring the iconic landscapes of the Purnululu National Park, including gorges, valleys and the delightfully unusual red domes of the ancient Bungle Bungles.

    Enjoy two days at the peaceful Lake Argyle – kayak, stand up paddleboard or simply relax in the infinity pool offering up unforgettable views of the area.

    Take your time discovering the unspoiled wonders of El Questro Station. Hike to gorges and waterfalls and unwind in natural thermal pools shaded by palm trees.

    Explore the rugged terrain of the Mitchell Plateau, including four-wheel drive adventures, a hike to the four-tiered Mitchell Falls and an unforgettable helicopter flight over the landscape.

    Escape to the secluded Bell Gorge, home to a clear pool perfect for swimming, surrounded by a dramatic horseshoe of cliffs and a spectacular tiered waterfall.

    Is this trip right for you

    This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner, Kimberley Wild Expeditions. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Kimberley Wild Expeditions customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Kimberley Wild Expeditions to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away. On some days of the trip, you’ll spend several hours driving through very sparse areas of Australia. Sit back and enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike or even whip up dinner for the group on some trips. While they won’t always do all these jobs on every trip, be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia. This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain, including wading through water and clambering over rocks, and is best suited to travellers with a great level of fitness and mobility. Good footwear and comfortable clothing are recommended. This is a camping trip for those who are looking for the basics. Simple facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback. Temperatures in Western Australia are extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Australian sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing.


    GENERAL HEALTH All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements in their original packaging as they may not easily be obtained while travelling. COVID-19 The safety and wellbeing of our travellers, leaders, crew, staff, and suppliers continues to remain our highest priority as we travel. You can read more about how we will keep you safe on our trips, including our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines here: VACCINATION POLICY From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for this trip. However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers get vaccinated to protect themselves and others. Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully. For more information, including a detailed FAQ about this policy, please visit HEALTH SCREENING If you are unwell prior to travelling, please stay at home and contact us to make alternative arrangements. From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to complete a self-screening health form at the group meeting for this trip. If you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms or have any health concerns during the trip, we will follow the advice of local health authorities to determine whether medical assistance, isolation or further action is required. Travellers who test positive while taking part in an Intrepid trip will need to leave the group for a minimum of five days and may only rejoin the group if presenting as asymptomatic – our team will assist them in arranging a place to self-isolate and any onward journey. It's quite possible that the destination country may have different or more strict protocols than your home country regarding COVID-19. This may include hotel or hospital quarantine or quarantine for the group. Please check your government's travel advice or contact the closest embassies to find out the details. We ask all travellers to continue to monitor their health throughout their travels and report any relevant symptoms to their tour leader.

    Food and dietary requirements

    On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Your leader will prepare most of the meals whilst on tour. Please read the daily itinerary to find out what is included. Due to the often remote nature of our trips, food is basic but plentiful and delicious. PARTICIPATORY CAMPING Our tours are activity and participation based. During your travels with us you will have the opportunity to assist with daily activities such as setting up camp, helping prepare meals and clearing dishes. None of this is difficult however many hands make light work and any assistance provided to crew is always much appreciated. Most people agree that this type of activity helps you feel like less of a tourist and more of an explorer. DIETARY REQUIREMENTS All food for this trip is purchased and packed prior to your group leaving on day one. After we’ve left town it can be very difficult to source special dietary requests. Travellers with special dietary requirements or food allergies are required to advise us at the time of booking. You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements. Please don’t hesitate to contact u if you have any specific dietary concerns.

    Money matters

    CURRENCY The Australian Dollar (A$ or AUD) is the currency of Australia. CREDIT CARDS Credit and debit cards can be used for purchases in most shops and restaurants. ATMs are common across Australia but may be limited in remote areas. Your leader will advise when this may occur so you can withdraw enough cash in advance. Credit cards in Australia require a PIN rather than a signature and may have a small surcharge for purchases. SPENDING MONEY When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget an appropriate amount for things like optional meals, drinks, shopping, optional activities, and laundry. Make sure you have read the itinerary and inclusions thoroughly so you know what is included in the trip price and what you may need to pay for while travelling. BUDGET FOR MEALS NOT INCLUDED: Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less. CONTINGENCY FUNDS We try to plan for every eventuality, but there are still some things beyond our control. We reserve the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or a Force Majeure Event. In such emergency circumstances, the additional cost of any necessary itinerary alterations will be covered by you. Please note we are not responsible for any incidental expenses that may be incurred as a result of the change of itineraries including but not limited to visas, vaccinations or non-refundable flights. Make sure you have access to an extra US$500 for emergencies (e.g. severe weather, natural disasters, civil unrest) or other events that result in unavoidable changes to the itinerary (e.g. transport strikes or cancellations, airport closures). Sometimes these things necessitate last-minute changes to enable our trips to continue to run, and as a result, there may be some extra costs involved. The recommended amount is listed in USD for the relatability of universal travellers, however, local currency may be needed once in the country to cover these costs.

    What to take

    It is essential that you bring a day walking backpack, torch, shoes you don’t mind getting wet – and we mean fully immersed in water: ideally, wet shoes, sandals or old runners, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round sun protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes and a personal water bottle. You will also need to bring a sleeping bag; 10ºC sleeping bags are available for sale – these must be requested with our office prior to travel and can be kept following your trip or donated to local indigenous communities. Other recommendations include: warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling May-Aug), personal toiletries and first aid kit, with any personal medication required. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Don’t forget the necessary luggage restrictions – due to limited space in the vehicles it is important that your luggage is in a small, soft bag (suitcases are not suitable) and weighs a maximum of 15kg. VALUABLES Try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables. We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it much easier to obtain replacements if necessary. BATTERIES/POWER Most of our trips have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. There are some days where there is no power at the campsites at all. We always recommend that you carry an extra battery or power bank for your phone/camera just in case. Your vehicle will be equipped with a 12 volt “cigarette lighter” socket which may be used at the crew’s discretion, however, do bear in mind that only one piece of equipment can be charged at a time and it will not be allowed if there is a risk of running the vehicle’s batteries low. Batteries may also be recharged from hotel room wall sockets. Hotels and campsites may have sockets for guests to recharge personal items. MORE! If you need some further tips for packing, you can always check out our ultimate packing list.

    Climate and seasonal

    While much of Australia experiences a traditional four season year, Australia’s north, including the Kimberley, has a tropical climate with a Wet Season (November to March/April) and a Dry Season (April/May to October). All of our tours in the north operate during ‘the Dry’, when it can get surprisingly cold overnight, depending on where you are — in Broome it can get down to 12ºC, while in the Bungle Bungles, it can fall as low as 5ºC! During the day, we usually enjoy a lovely 28 to 30ºC. Note however that during September and October, as the Wet Season approaches, the temperatures increase accordingly and from this time, and throughout the Wet Season, it can be very hot during the day. If you plan to travel at this time, it is essential that you are prepared for the tropical weather — feel free to ask our office for advice prior to booking.

    A couple of rules

    We like to think our Intrepid travellers are all connected by a love of adventure and passion for seeing the world in a different way. We've laid down a few non-negotiable rules to ensure everyone feels connected, comfortable and safe on our trips. We ask that you respect your fellow travellers, group leader, and local people and places we visit in all circumstances. We don't tolerate any forms of violence and expect that you follow the local laws, customs and regulations in any destination we travel to. Any behaviour contrary to the above, including any behaviour that prevents our staff from performing their duty of care or continuing the itinerary as planned, may result in travellers being removed from the trip. If you consume alcohol while travelling, we encourage responsible drinking and expect you to abide by local alcohol laws. To ensure the well-being of everyone on the trip, all decisions made by group leaders and ground staff are final. Romantic relationships between travellers and group leaders are not permitted while on trip. By travelling with us, you agree to comply with these rules and the laws and customs of all countries visited. If something is concerning you during your travels with us, please speak to your group leader or local guide immediately. Alternatively, contact us on the emergency contact number detailed in your Essential Trip Information’s Problems and Emergency Contact section.


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    Emergency contact

    While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip. We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager. You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time. For general contact details please use the following page: In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below: PERTH AND BROOME: ALL general enquiry must be directed to our Reservations team on 1300 654 604. In the case of a GENUINE EMERGENCY, or concerns about a missed pick-up on the DAY OF DEPARTURE ONLY please contact our Operations Manager in Broome . If your call does NOT warrant an emergency situation you will be asked to call our Reservations team in business hours.’ Intrepid's Local Operator: +61 8 9193 7778

    Responsible travel

    Our Responsible Travel Policy outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable, and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders, suppliers, and staff are trained on these principles and are core to us delivering sustainable, experience-rich travel. Explore the different parts of our Responsible Travel Policy by visiting: RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN As an Australian-owned business with a vision to change the way people see the world, Intrepid is committed to reconciliation and strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. While Intrepid might have done a lot to empower communities, businesses and our partners around the world over the years, there’s still a lot for us to do here at home. We are working towards a better, more inclusive and fairer Australia. You can find more information about our Reconciliation Action Plan here:

    The Intrepid Foundation

    We created our not-for-profit, the Intrepid Foundation because you – our travellers – told us you wanted to make an even greater impact in the communities you visit. The Foundation works by teaming up with partners around the world so that together we can deliver greater positive impact at scale. Partners are identified by our local staff who live and work in our destinations. They harness their powerful community connections to determine the issues that matter most and select local partners who can deliver real solutions. Since 2002, the Intrepid Foundation has raised more than 12.8 million dollars and supported more than 130 communities worldwide. Now, with almost 40 partners all over the world, your donations are helping to restore forests in Kenya, empower women in Honduras and promote elephant welfare in Laos, to name just a few. By simply being on this trip, Intrepid Travel will make a donation to the Intrepid Foundation on your behalf. If you choose to donate too, 100% of your donations will go directly to our partners on the ground – where they’re needed most. For more information about the Intrepid Foundation, please ask your leader or visit our website:

    Accommodation notes

    This trip is a Basix trip. Accommodation on this trip is a combination of swags with pop-up tents, and permanent tents with basic beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

    Transport notes

    4WD tours are operated in custom-built, 21-25 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage. These comfortable, strong remote area vehicles allow our small groups extra space (including standing room), are fully air-conditioned and fitted with adjustable air-vents, reclinable seats, map pockets and footrests. It is important that when booking a 4WD outback adventure in the Kimberley, you understand that the roads we travel on can be heavily corrugated, which can be a bit uncomfortable at times. Rest assured, these are the conditions for which our 4WD trucks are designed. DRIVING DISTANCES IN AUSTRALIA Australia is a BIG country! In fact, the whole of Europe fits into Australia with plenty of room to spare. Australians are accustomed to driving long distances on holiday, but you may not be. Perth to Broome is roughly the length of Portugal. Driving from Alice Springs to Darwin is about the length of the UK, and Perth to Adelaide is about the same distance from Spain to Poland. However, that's why we think seeing Australia from the ground is better. We live in a country that has it all; stunning coastline and beaches, the outback, tropical rainforests, and some seriously amazing landscapes and wildlife. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

    Travel insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your leader. If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: AUSTRALIANS TRAVELLING DOMESTICALLY Travel insurance will help ensure you’re protected in case of any unforeseen changes to your journey – such as flight cancellations or COVID-19 related disruptions. For this reason, we recommend you purchase comprehensive domestic travel insurance for your trip. This may not be something you would have typically done in the past when travelling domestically in Australia, but it does offer you a number of benefits in these dynamic times. While Australians and Australian Permanent Residents travelling within Australia are not required to be covered for hospital care due to being covered by Medicare, a comprehensive domestic travel insurance policy should cover you for expenses resulting from – among other things – COVID-19 related changes, including an outbreak in your destination or on your departure necessitating changes to your travel plans that incur additional costs. Domestic travel insurance plans may also include personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects, and other benefits. It is also advisable that domestic travellers have current ambulance cover in the case of emergency evacuation or incidents requiring ambulance transportation. Please be sure to carefully check the policy’s inclusions with your preferred insurer.

    Your fellow travellers

    As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

    Itinerary disclaimer

    During ‘the Wet’ most 4WD roads and National Parks in the Kimberley are closed, including the Gibb River Road which in the wet season turns into a fully flowing river. Due to the region being mostly inaccessible, we only operate these trips through the dry months, usually April until October. Departures during the shoulder season (usually April/early May and October) are at some risk of road and National Park closures. In most cases we will try and operate an amended itinerary, depending on the extent of the closures. We reserve the right to amend itineraries at short notice, during any time of the year. ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL EXPERIENCES & COMMUNITIES First Nations people have complex community obligations, and at times activities or experiences may be cancelled at late notice due to cultural commitments. In the case that we are unable to include planned activities with First Nations communities, we will endeavour to find a suitable alternative in the same or another destination on your trip.


    Camping - with basic facilities (5 nights),Safari Tent - shared facilities (8 nights)

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