Full Day Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek Adventure
A day experiencing inland Kimberley. Three of the Kimberley’s well known icons, the Prison Boab Tree, Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek leave you with a great insight into this fascinating part of outback Australia.
Tour Code: WT
(14/05/2018 - 31/08/2018 ONLY)
- Tour Highlights
The Fitzroy River is known to West Australian’s as ‘The Mighty Fitzroy’, a legendary location for Barramundi fishing and crocodile spotting.
Boab Prison Tree
This ancient attraction is one the Kimberley’s most iconic landmarks believed to be around 1500 years old and used to house convicts in the early days.
The historic Myalls Bore is believed to be one of the longest troughs in the southern hemisphere and was built in the early 1900s. It’s founding purpose was to serve as a resting place for cattle and was able to provide water to approximately 1000 of them at any one time.
Gibb River Road
A 660km track that runs through the heart of the Kimberley and is known as one of the main attractions of this region. As you journey down this road be awestruck by the beautiful scenery surrounding both sides and keep an eye out for beautiful gorges, lush rock pools and waterfalls.
One of the Kimberley’s most breathtaking gorges, spanning over three kilometres long with walls that have an approximate height of 100 metres. Whilst here keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles, noisy corellas and hanging fruit bats.
This attraction is a part of Western Australia’s oldest cave system. Whilst here, discover the 750 metre long flooded cavern and embark on an adventure walk through knee to thigh high water and hear the story of Jandamarra.
We set off on our journey travelling east from Broome into the Kimberley region. Heading over the Willare Bridge, crossing the mighty Fitzroy River for our morning tea break. From here we stop at one of the Kimberley’s most famous landmarks the massive ancient Boab Prison Tree, once used to house convicts. Whilst here view Myalls Bore.
Heading east through the Kimberley Cattle country we continue along the famous “Gibb River Road” arriving at Windjana Gorge for a scrumptious picnic lunch. Regarded as a classic world geological feature, the gorge is also a renowned freshwater crocodile spotting site. Keep an eye out for wildlife hiding in the Lennard River that runs through Windjana Gorge where the limestone walls rise more than 100 metres and is home to fossils of shells and sea creatures.
Afterwards, head to Tunnel Creek, a 750 metre long flooded cavern. On this great adventure walk, wade through knee to thigh high water and hear the story of Jandamarra. The tunnel features many beautiful formations including stalactites and stalagmites, and is also home to a variety of bats, olive pythons and freshwater crocodiles.
Enjoy a swim at the end of the tunnel in a waterhole before heading back to afternoon tea and then onwards back to Broome into the sunset. Time to stop en route for dinner (own expense), with an expected arrival time back in to Broome at approximately 10:00pm.
There is no accommodation on this tour.
Below prices are valid for travel from 14 May 2018 – 31 August 2018:
- Adult $259
- Concession $239
- Child (4-12 yrs) $159
Please note itinerary may be reversed depending on weather conditions and other factors beyond our control. A moderate level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour as we are walking over uneven ground, climbing rocks and wading through water. You need to bring a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, either reef shoes or old tennis/trainers, and potentially swimming costume and towel. Headlamp torches are supplied. Hotel pickup time available at booking. Operates mid May to late August. Please advise of any dietary requirements. Please note: The Tunnel Creek component of this tour may not be suitable for children aged 4 and under.