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9 Day Darwin to Broome Outback Adventure

Darwin, Australia

Explore the Kimberley region on an adventurous camping and hiking tour!

Duration
Duration9 days
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVaries
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffIncluded
Minimum Age
Minimum Age18 yrs old
Meals
MealsIncluded
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationStart Darwin, End Broome

9 Day Darwin to Broome Outback Adventure Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us!
  • NEW SEASON STARTS: 20 APRIL 2024
  • This tour takes you on an incredible journey through the Kimberley outback!
  • 8 nights accommodation - camping with swags
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included where indicated.
  • Travel by custom-built 4WD trucks
  • Bush camp throughout the tour, prepare all your own meals, and sleep under the stars

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What's the style of this trip?

This tour is an adventure for those who are after a unique adventure-based experience, assisted by the knowledge of a local guide who knows the best places and how to get there. The guides are experienced in Australia's remote areas and will sometimes make alterations to the itineraries to suit the current conditions, or if they feel it will provide you with a better experience. This is a participation tour, everyone helps out by contributing to the cooking, cleaning, setting up camp, rolling out swags, collecting firewood, lighting the fire, etc. This allows the tour to run more efficiently, helps the group to bond and gives you the opportunity to get involved in the bush camping experience. Bush camping is all part of the adventure and the experience of the outback. For many centuries Australia’s ancestors survived in the bush living off nature. Sometimes you will bush camp and there will be no facilities such as a toilet and a shower. We do have ways of dealing with this, which will be explained to you by your guide. One way of dealing with not having a shower is by making the most of the swimming opportunities, which occur on most days.

This tour aims to get you off the beaten track and into the remote gorges, waterholes and rock art sites. In order to do this, you will be required to hike for several kilometres a day and occasionally swim and climb (swimming is not essential). You will also need to carry the water you need for each walk or hike (we recommend a 2-litre water bottle). If you are generally healthy and can walk around 5 kilometres a day, our tours are likely to be suitable for you. We do not recommend pregnant women travel on this tour; this is due to the risks involved with hiking on uneven ground, and the fact that the roads are corrugated and bumpy which can affect unborn babies.

The truck carries first aid kits and there are satellite phones for use in an emergency. All guides are trained in first aid and know where the remote area evacuation points are. They also carry first aid kits on each of the walks. In areas where it is rocky, uneven ground or if you are going on a long-distance walk, your guide will recommend suitable footwear, the amount of water you should be taking, and the amount of shade that will be available on the hike. Your guide will also inform you of all the relevant information to keep you safe during the hike and whilst swimming.

Passengers are typically aged between 18 -70 years old. If you think you can handle hiking, climbing and swimming for several hours each day, and you are generally fit and healthy, then this tour is likely to suit you. This tour is not suitable for children, although teenagers travelling with parents are welcome. 

If you choose to travel during September, October or November, these are the hottest months; humidity is high and temperatures can reach 40 degrees. During April and May, there is some humidity and June, July and August are the coolest months, where you will experience cool nights and warm daytime temperatures. During the hotter months, guides will alter the itineraries to suit the weather conditions, for example, long walks will be done early in the morning to beat the heat. The tour will also aim to camp near watering holes so you have the opportunity to cool off in the afternoon.

The tour provides drinking water only; if you would like alcohol or soft drinks please bring them with you. The tour will have an Esky to help keep your drinks cool and recommends you purchase cans rather than glass. It is very hard to purchase any alcohol on tour due to strict liquor laws in the north. Feel free to bring as much as you need for the trip. 

Food is fresh and passengers are often amazed at the meals that are cooked in the bush. The guides aren’t chefs but they can most definitely cook a great feed in a camp oven or on a BBQ plate.

  • Breakfast – Continental style and some morning cook ups
  • Lunch – Varies from wraps, sandwiches, burgers, salads, cold meats, etc.
  • Dinner – Roasts, stir-frys, curries, stews, damper, etc.

The truck can carry camp ovens, frying pans, BBQ plates, pots, etc., so the tour guides can cook almost anything. The tour caters for vegetarians and gluten-free passengers. Other allergies are also catered for, although guides are not specialists in these areas, so we ask that you provide some assistance when meals are being prepared to ensure you are correctly catered for. Please make sure you inform us at the time of booking if you have a dietary requirement or allergy.

A custom-built 4WD truck fitted with 17 forward-facing seats. The truck is air-conditioned. The size of the truck allows access to tracks that larger tour vehicles cannot use. 

  • Sleeping Bag suitable for the conditions (-5 degree Celsius sleeping bag if travelling between May – September)
  • Comfortable, appropriate hiking shoes or boots / strapped sandals with ankle support (whichever you feel most confident hiking in)
  • Thongs / your comfy breathable shoes for on the truck and around the campsites
  • Torch
  • Large water bottle
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Suitable clothing to keep you cool and protect you from the sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Jumper / long pants (to keep you warm in the evening)
  • Cash for souvenirs
  • Small or inflatable pillow
  • Rain jacket (for tours running in May, September, October & November)

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Darwin. They can also often pick up from surrounding suburbs but please contact us to confirm. If you are outside of these pick-up areas please get in touch so we can arrange a central pick-up point. Your guide will pick you up between 6.00 - 6.30am. The tour will be in touch a couple of days prior to your departure to provide you with an estimated pick-up time. Please be aware that this time is an estimate but your guide can get held up so please be patient.

A swag is a traditional outback bed, you will be provided with one on your tour. It’s a soft mattress with a canvas cover, like a big sleeping bag with zips on either side. You still use your sleeping bag and pillow inside the swag, but the swag provides you with extra protection from the elements. It also means you don’t have to use a tent, although there is always one available to you. If you don’t want to use a swag, some people simply take the mattress from inside the swag to put in their tent.

The tour provides a simple two-person dome tent, which uses 2 poles. They are simple to construct and your guide will give you a demonstration of how to put the tent up properly.

Your guide will drop you at your accommodation if it is in the city of Broome. They can often drop-off at surrounding suburbs but please contact us to confirm. If you are staying beyond these areas please call to discuss your options. You will arrive at your accommodation at approximately 6pm. 

Yes at El Questro station there are laundry facilities for about $4 a wash. We recommend bringing some dollar coins if you’re keen to do some washing. You'll stay at El Questro Station on Day 5.

It has been known to get down to 0 degrees in the Bungle Bungles; hence why we recommend a -5 degree sleeping bag and a set of warm clothes for the evenings.

The tour does not hire out sleeping bags so you will need to bring your own. Make sure it is suitable for -5 degrees.

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Pickup Locations

    • Alatai Holiday Apartments
    • Argus Hotel Darwin
    • Capitanos
    • Darwin City Hotel
    • Darwin Poinciana Inn

Tour Operator

Kapalga Travel
Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
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