Solos Mix

Explore Australia’s rugged Kimberley region on this 13-day 4WD adventure through the red heart of the west.

No Kimberley experience is complete without discovering both gorge country and the Kimberley coast. Immerse yourself in one of Australia’s more remote, pristine wildernesses – from the savannah to the sea this trip explore the highlights of the Kimberley in depth. 

Experience the land of the saltwater people on the Dampier Peninsula, get a taste of the Kimberley Coast in the Buccaneer Archipelago, take an iconic journey up the famous Gibb River Road and explore El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle and the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles.

Explore the underground caves at Tunnel Creek, the tranquil pools at Bell Gorge and the lily-filled waters at Galvans Gorge. Trek through sandstone ranges at El Questro, spot wildlife in Geikie Gorge and hear stories from a descendant of the traditional owners of the Sunday Islands. Visit pearl farms at Cygnet Bay, admire the iconic Bungle Bungles and camp by a billabong (Banjo Patterson-style) on a cattle station. Get as active as you want or simply enjoy the serenity of this unusual corner of Australia.


  • 12 nights of camping accommodation (upgrade options available)
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 12 lunches
  • 10 dinners
  • Sightseeing entries & guided tours as detailed by itinerary
  • Community Entry Permits & National Park Entry Fees
  • Two Tour Hosts – including an Experienced Kimberley Tour Guide and Tour Assistant (on all tours with 8+ travellers)
  • Small group experience

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Not included: 

  • Airfares if booking a tour only package
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses

Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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27 JUL - 8 AUG 19
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$4095 Camping*

SAVE an additional $75 with our ‘Solo Traveller Saving’ (STC)

In addition to any other savings, when you book this tour with your own room and also the airfare with us, we include a $75 saving on your total package price.  Offer is not available when you book to share a room or in conjunction with any Reduced Single Supplement Offer (RSS)

Prices per person

Own room/tent



Camping Plus


If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $100 on camping and save $395 on camping plus package prices above that include your own tent/room (not sharing).

Trip Code: AUKWKE190727



The itinerary is well designed to explore the best of the Kimberley at a relaxed pace, with three two-night stays enroute: Manning Gorge, El Questro & the Bungle Bungles. The two night stays provide the opportunity to settle in and get out and about on foot! There are still a few early starts so we reach the waterfalls before other travellers and avoid walking in the heat of the day.


  • Islands of the Giant Tides Cruise (or Kimberley Island Explorer), valued at $190pp
  • Bardi-Jawi Cultural Experience
  • Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour
  • Guided tour of One Arm Point Aquaculture Hatchery
  • Indigenous guided Tunnel Creek experience
  • 1 Hour Ranger Guided Geikie Gorge Boat Cruise

You need to arrive at least one day prior to the tour commencement as day 1 of the tour commences from Broome at 6:30am. Ask us about accommodation options or feel free to make your own arrangements. See our GETTING THERE page for more information.

DAY 1  
Broome to Cygnet Bay

Beagle Bay, One Arm Point & the Buccaneer Archipelago 

The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling up the red 4WD track, learn about the region’s fascinating history from our guided commentary. The first stop is the Beagle Bay Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. Soon we arrive at the One Arm Point Community, perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. After a hatchery tour join Kevin, a local guide from the Ejai family, traditional owners of Jackson Island, at the family’s beach ‘bali’. Enjoy fresh damper cooked over the fire while Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family. After lunch we head for the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise. His descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia.

Embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. In the evening we relax round a fire in a private camp.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner 

Day Highlights: Beagle Bay, One Arm Point, Bardi Indigenous Experience & the Giant Tides Cruise (or Kimberley Island Explorer, depending on the tides) 
Distance Travelled: Approximately 250km / 3 Hours Driving

Stay Overnight: Kimberley Wild Private Camp, Cygnet Bay (All Travellers)

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Kooljaman & Cape Leveque

This morning a knowledgeable local guide will demonstrate a pearl harvest, providing a glimpse into this fully operational pearl farm. Discover how they cultivate some of the most sought after and beautiful pearls in the world and enjoy an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert! Mid morning, we depart for beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to head off for a swim, or take one of the lovely walks in the area to explore the rugged red coastline for which Cape Leveque is famous. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at the Kimberley Traveller’s Lodge at approximately 6.30pm. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour, Kooljaman & Cape Leveque
Distance Travelled: Approximately 250km / 3 Hours Driving

The Kimberley Traveller's Lodge, Broome
Stay Overnight: The Kimberley Travellers Lodge Twin Rooms, Broome (All Travellers)

Broome to Tunnel Creek

As we travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’ before we hit the Gibb River Road. Visit the fascinating

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes and their supreme spirit being, the Wandjina. 

The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek, with a local Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s.

Don’t miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. Tonight, settle into your first night under the Kimberley night sky.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Boab Prison Tree & Tunnel Creek
Distance Travelled: Approximately 400km / 4.5 Hours
Stay Overnight: Windjana Gorge National Park (All Travellers)

DAYS 4-5
West Kimberley Gorges

The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90 metres, we spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon we head off for Bell Gorge, considered to be a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley.

This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years – an easy place to while away a few hours! Spend the next day swimming in paradise: further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the cool waters of waterlily laden Galvins Gorge and stunning Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear waters, relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Tonight, camp by a billabong on Mt Barnett Cattle Station. 

Day 4 Tunnel Creek To Mt Barnett
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day Highlights: Windjana Gorge & Bell Gorge
Distance Travelled: Approximately 250km / 3 Hours Driving
Stay Overnight: Kimberley Wild Private Camp, Mt Barnett (All Travellers)

Day 5 Exploring Gorges
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Manning Gorge, Adcock Gorge & Galvins Gorge
Distance Travelled: Approximately 40km / 1 Hour Driving
Stay Overnight: Kimberley Wild Private Camp, Mt Barnett (All Travellers)

DAYS 6-7
El Questro Wilderness Park

Our journey up the Gibb River Road continues to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in a private campsite here allows free time to join one or more of the many activities on offer. This includes a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are amongst the many optional activities. Or you may choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.

Day 6 Mt Barnett to El Questro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Gibb River Road & the Pentecost River Crossing
Distance Travelled: Approximately 400km / 5 Hours Driving

Camping Plus, Permanent Safari Tents, El Questro Station
Image: Camping Plus Option, El Questro

Stay Overnight:
Kimberley Wild Private Camp, El Questro (Camping Travellers) OR
El Questro Station Tents (Camping Plus Travellers)

Day 7 El Questro Wilderness Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Highlights: Zebedee Springs & Emma Gorge
Distance Travelled: Approximately 40km / 1 Hour Driving

Stay Overnight
Kimberley Wild Private Camp, El Questro (Camping Travellers)
El Questro Station Tents (Camping Plus Travellers)

Kununurra & Lake Argyle

We emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel onto the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. There is free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (approx AU$100pp), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Highlights: Kununurra & Lake Argyle
Distance Travelled: Approximately 110km / 2.5 Hours Driving

Camping Plus, Lake Argyle Resort
Image: Lake Argyle Resort, Camping Plus

Stay Overnight
Lake Argyle Resort Campground (Camping Travellers)
Lake Argyle Resort Cabins (Camping Plus Travellers)

DAYS 9-10
Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying in a new private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the Park, allows a full day to explore the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which, are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years.

Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980’s; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. Explore Echidna Chasm (2km), known for its towering Livistona Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic flight and enjoy a birds eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective.

Day 9 Lake Argyle to the Bungle Bungles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Durack Ranges & Bungle Bungles Sunset
Distance Travelled: Approximately 400km / 6 Hours Driving

Stay Overnight
: Bungle Bungles Safari Camp (All Travellers)

Day 10 The Bungle Bungles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Echidna Chasm, Cathedral Gorge & the Bungles Domes
Distance Travelled: Approximately 60km / 2 Hours Driving
Stay Overnight: Bungle Bungles Safari Camp (All Travellers)

DAY 11
The Bungle Bungles to China Wall & Fitzroy Crossing

Enroute to the Fitzroy Crossing, we break the long journey with a visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall. Enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: China Wall
Distance Travelled: Approximately 450km / 6 Hours Driving

Camping Plus, Safari Cabins at Fitzroy River Lodge
Image: Fitzroy River Lodge Safari Cabins

Stay Overnight:

Fitzroy River Lodge Campground (Camping Travellers)
Fitzroy River Lodge Safari Cabins (Camping Plus Travellers)

DAY 12
Fitzroy Crossing to Broome & Geikie Gorge

A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to the last day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. Learn about the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before returning to Broome in time to enjoy the sunset on Cable Beach. (BLD)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Highlights: Geikie Gorge Cruise
Distance Travelled: Approximately 400km / 5 Hours Driving
Stay Overnight: The Kimberley Travellers Lodge Twin Rooms, Broome (All Travellers)

DAY 13

As the adventure draws to an end, it is time to bid farewell to the Kimberley. If you are departing on a flight today, an airport transfer is included. Alternatively, you may have booked into one of Broome’s many resorts for a little luxury following your intrepid experience in the Kimberley wilderness – there is plenty more of Broome to explore!

Meals: Breakfast

Day Highlights: Clean Clothes!
Stay Overnight: You are welcome to book additional accommodation at the Kimberley Travellers Lodge. Alternatively you are free to depart at any time today. Check out time is at 10am and we can offer a transfer to either the airport or your alternative Broome accommodation.


Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Hotel Name

Nights of Stay

Cygnet Bay

Cygnet Bay Safari Camp



Kimberley Travellers Lodge


Windjana Gorge

Windjana Gorge National Park campground


Mount Barnett

Manning Gorge private campsite


El Questro Station

El Questro Station campground


Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle campground


Bungle Bungles

Bungle Bungles Safari Camp


Fitzroy Crossing

Camping Fitzroy River Lodge


Places of stay may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control.

El Questro Camp

El Questro Camp

Bungle Bungles Safari Camp

Bungle Bungles Safari Camp

Cygnet Bay Safari Camp

Travellers on the 13 Day Kimberley Explorer enjoy the ease and comfort of an extensive network of permanent camps, including the Bungle Bungles Safari Camp, Cygnet Bay Camp, Manning Gorge Camp and El Questro Wilderness Camp.

Travellers have the choice of two styles of accommodation:

When not staying in one of the fabulous Private Camps, you are in dome tents and swags fitted with pillow and linen.

Camping (3nts), Private Camp with shared facilities (7nts), Lodge with shared facilities (2nts)

Involves limited Camping (as above) but with affordable upgrades en route:

Camping (1nt), Private Camp, shared facilities (5nts), Safari Tent with shared facilities (2nts), Safari Cabin with ensuite (2nts), Lodge with shared facilities (2nts)

All travellers will enjoy a night in Cygnet Bay Safari Camp. Shared on site ablutions have hot showers and toilets.

The Kimberley Traveller’s Lodge is close to town and features double or twinshare rooms with shared amenities, a beer garden and a pool. If you are a single traveller on the Camping option, you will share a room with a fellow traveller of the same gender.

Camping in the Windjana Gorge National Park involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. On site ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets.

Travellers on the Camping option will enjoy the private camp on the grounds of El Questro, which also features large tourer-style tents on raised platforms with stretcher beds. On site ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets.

Those who have chosen Camping Plus will retreat to the permanent Safari Tents, which offer an affordable upgrade option nearby. With twin beds, lighting and a quality ablutions block nearby, these tents ensure you have a comfortable nights sleep while still enjoying the outback essence of Kimberley camping.

Lake Argyle  
Camping on the grounds of Lake Argyle involves dome tents (single/twinshare), swags with fitted sheets & pillows with pillow cases. On site ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets. There is also a fabulous infinity pool overlooking the lake!

Bungles Bungles
In the heart of Purnululu National Park, travellers will love the eco safari tents at the Bungle Bungles Safari Camp boast views of the Bungles Massif from your door. The camp features modern facilities, a covered dining deck with panoramic views and an open air campfire around which you can relax beneath a sparkling Kimberley night sky: chatting, star-gazing and sharing the adventure with like-minded travellers. 

Campers will set up the dome tents & swags in the grassy grounds of the Fitzroy River Lodge. On site ablutions have hot showers and flush toilets.

Those on Camping Plus will settle into the Safari Cabins at the Fitzroy River Lodge, This traditional Kimberley-style accommodation is a great upgrade option for travellers looking for a little extra comfort. Similar to a regular motel room, they feature beds with pillows and linen, fans, power and private ensuite.

Relax on the porch and enjoy the bush ambiance.


Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

More About Accommodation


Arrive to: Broome, Western Australia                       
Depart from: Broome, Western Australia   

For visitors outside of Australia please check your visa entry requirements to Australia. In some cases you may require at least 6 months validity of your passport from your return date to your home country.

Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.
Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

You may request us to quote/book your flight or make your own arrangements.

The flight itinerary is provided with a quote.

Airport Transfers are not included.

Broome Transit
The Airport Shuttle Bus service aboard Broome Transit is an affordable on-demand door-to-door shuttle service. Your vehicle will be shared with others and will make stops for passengers travelling nearby. Your pick-up and travel time is flexible and will be adjusted to suit all passengers travelling together while making sure everyone gets to their destination on time.

Our Airport Shuttle Bus service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can be booked up to 24 hours ahead of travel. At Broome Transit we offer fixed transfer fares starting from $13.33 AUD total one-way and with enough seat capacity for up to 20 passengers. Your final fare with us includes luggage allowance for 1 carry-on bag and 1 check-in bag per passenger. Also included in all our fares are airport parking fees, any tolls along the route and your drivers waiting time.

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There’s a complimentary pick up service from selected hotels in Broome between 6:30am to 730am.


Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Tour space is limited. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

Departures are all subject to regional weather conditions and road closures – usually only a concern in April & October to November.

This is a Kimberley Expedition: perfect for those seeking to experience the real Kimberley in depth - either with comfortable camping or opting for Camping Plus, a basic upgrade option where available.

You will enjoy this group experience with a maximum of 20 travellers. This is a Solos Mix

We’ve hand picked a line up of tours with that are popular choices for solo travellers. There’s a mix of travellers, single travellers and couples travelling together – this is our SOLOS MIX offer.  From our ‘know-how’ these are trips popular with solo travellers.

We only select small group tours for our Solos Mix selection. There’s a good likelihood of more than a few solo travellers joining the tour.

For all ‘Solos Mix’ international tours receive our exclusive SOLO TRAVELLER SAVING (STS), when you book the tour with us, with your own room.

THE PACE  [4 out of 5]
The road to Cape Leveque can be rough and is therefore not suitable for pregnant women or travellers with back problems.

This itinerary involves some clambering over rocks, wading in water by torchlight, walking on rocky creek beds that are unstable underfoot and ascending/descending into gorges. The ability to swim and a reasonable level of fitness and being sure on your feet is required to participate.

Western Australia is a big state, so travelling significant distances is necessary to fully experience the highlights. You will soon discover that they are well worth the journey.

It is important that travellers participate in setting up camp each night, though the guide can assist where necessary. Your guides also appreciate the assistance or one or two group members in preparing/clearing meals. It is essential that all our groups leave the camps they stay in as they found them for the next travellers - the Kimberley is a pristine wilderness and it is our responsibility to ensure it stays this way.

Fit to Travel Holiday Requirements

Touring is exciting and diverse and the best way to enjoy your travels is to be sure that you meet the minimum physical requirements required for touring.

Travellers of 70 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures. 

Meals included are healthy and feature fresh ingredients, gourmet salads and local Kimberley flavours. Where possible, special diet needs are catered for so please discuss with us when booking.

Meals NOT included are: dinner at El Questro (1night), lunch in Kununurra & dinner at Lake Argyle – allow approximately AU$180p 

Alcohol is not provided. Travellers may bring a personal supply from Broome if desired – preferably no glass bottles. Cask wine cannot be purchased in Broome. Enroute, alcohol can be purchased in some locations. Note: alcohol restrictions are in place throughout the Kimberley.

This is a group tour with an experienced group guide and a tour assistant (if there are 8+ travellers on this trip). Your group guide is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.

4WD tours are operated in custom-built, 21 seat 4WD trucks with a PA system and built-in storage (no risky trailers!). These comfortable, strong remote area vehicles allow our small groups extra space (including remote area vehicles allow our small groups extra space 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. Rest assured, these are the conditions for which our 4WD trucks are designed.

Suitcases are NOT suitable.

Space in a 4WD is limited so please keep luggage light – bring only essentials in a small soft bag, maximum 15kg.  Excess luggage must be left in Broome or sent to a forward destination                                        

The Kimberley has a Wet Season (DEC to MAR) and a Dry Season (APR to NOV). During ‘the Wet’ most 4WD roads and National Parks are closed. Our tours 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 Purnululu, it can fall as low as 5ºC! During the day, we usually enjoy 28 to 30ºC. Note: in September and October, as ‘the Wet’ approaches, temperatures increase accordingly and it can be very hot during the day. It is essential that you are prepared for this – ask our office for advice prior to booking.

Power & Phone Reception
Telstra users will get phone reception in most towns and the occasional remote hot spot. 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.

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