Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek day tour, Kimberley

From: AUD249

per adult



$229 - Concession
$149 - Child (4-12yrs)

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Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek day tour, Kimberley

Departs : 7:00 AM Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (Apr-Oct), subject to minimum orders.


Travel east from Broome for a day, heading into Kimberley cattle country via the Derby Prison Tree and the Gibb River Road. Spend the morning in the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker, followed by an afternoon exploring the fascinating Tunnel Creek cave system. A swim in the waterhole is a highlight of the day. This day trip from Broome offers a delightful glimpse of Australia’s beautiful Kimberley region.

HighlightsThe Windjana Gorge

  • Gibb River Road

  • Derby Boab Prison Tree

  • Windjana Gorge

  • Tunnel Creek

  • Wildlife

Departing Broome at 7:00am, we head east towards the Kimberley gorges. As we travel through the remote and beautiful landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break at Willare Roadhouse on the mighty Fitzroy River and visit the notorious Derby 'Boab Prison Tree', a significant historical site of the West Kimberley. This tree, believed to be over 1500 years old and measuring almost 15 meters 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.

 

Before long we hit the Gibb River Road, and travel towards the picturesque Napier Range. Once a Devonian reef, these mountains are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we search for freshwater crocodiles, local bird life and indigenous bushtucker.

 

After a picnic lunch, we explore Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, in which we discover secret caves and subterranean 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. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day.

 

As sunset approaches, we visit the historical ruins of Lillimooloora Station to appreciate what life would have been like during early white settlement in the area. There is time for an optional dinner (own expense) en route back to Broome. Then after dark, relax and spot natural savannah fires, before arriving back at your hotel at approximately 10.00pm.

PricesThe Crocodiles at the Gorges

Rate per person

Adult : AUD $249

Concession : AUD $229

Child (4-12yrs) : AUD $149

 

What to Bring

It is essential that you bring shoes you don't mind getting wet - and we mean fully immersed in water! Ideally, wet shoes, sandals or old runners. Other recommendations include: your swimmers and a towel, a broad-brimmed hat with sun visor (broad brimmed being better for all round protection), personal water bottle, sunscreen and camera.

Notes

Dinner is not included but can be purchased en route back to Broome - allow approximately $25