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The Kimberley Small Group 4WD Adventure

7 Day Fly & Small Group Tour from Broome to the breathtaking Bungle Bungles by luxury 4WD

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  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Return Flights Included

Book By 30 June 2024

Tour on 5 September 2024

Product Code: MH-12608

The Kimberley Small Group 4WD Adventure

7 Day Fly & Small Group Tour from Broome to the breathtaking Bungle Bungles by luxury 4WD

  • Almost Sold Out
  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Return Flights Included

Package Inclusions Open All

Return economy flights to Broome with Virgin Australia or Qantas

Embark on an unforgettable adventure to Western Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region. Join a small group of likeminded travellers and journey through the ancient and rugged landscape from Broome to the mystical Bungle Bungles. Travel by custom-built 4WD vehicle and explore the natural wonders of Purnululu National Park, including the captivating Echidna Chasm and Cathedral Gorge. Enjoy a touch of luxury with a two-night stay at the award-winning Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in a tented cabin amongst the remote wilderness, but with the premium comforts of your own private ensuite bathroom and a furnished deck to admire some of Australia’s best stargazing.

Highlights:

  • Small Group 4WD adventure operated by Travelmarvel with a max 22 guests
  • Discover the town of Derby including the remarkable Prison Boab Tree
  • Explore Western Australia’s oldest cave system at Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek)
  • See the local wildlife and freshwater pools at Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge)
  • Indulge in two nights of glamping in a tented cabin with a private ensuite
  • Open-air dining with three course dinners at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
  • Marvel at the intricately striped domes of the incredible Bungle Bungle Range
  • Wander through the extraordinary Echidna Chasm & Cathedral Gorge
  • Immerse yourself in the local Kimberley language at Laari Art Gallery
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in the beautiful seaside town of Broome

Tour Inclusions:

  • Return economy flights to Broome
  • 4 nights in hand-selected 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • 2 nights in the remote Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
  • 6 breakfast, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Transport by custom-built Mercedes 4WD vehicle
  • Touring, sightseeing & admissions with Driver Guide
  • Broome Airport transfers on Day 1 & Day 7
  • Travel Pack including drink bottle and duffle bag
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Arrive Broome – Derby

Upon arrival into Broome, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the custom-built luxury 4WD vehicle where you will meet the rest of your small group.

Begin your Western Australia adventure with a stop at a quintessential Kimberley roadhouse enroute to visiting the Prison Boab Tree. Learn about the significance of this remarkable tree before arriving at Derby for an overnight stay. Visit the Sculpture on the Marsh Art Project, which celebrates the towns unique character with locally designed sculptures strategically placed to align with the glowing orange embers of the Kimberley sunset which creates a truly breathtaking sight.

Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel in Derby.

Note: Flights must arrive into Broome Airport prior to 2:00pm. Should you already be in Broome, pick up may be possible from select Broome hotel – please advise 65 days prior to departure of your hotel details in Broome if you are not arriving by morning flight on Day 1.

Meals included: Dinner
Hotel: Spinifex Hotel Derby

 
Derby – Halls Creek

This morning head to Halls Creek situated at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. Sit back and admire the dramatic Kimberley landscape before stopping for lunch (at your own expense). Pass over the new Fitzroy Bridge, recently rebuilt following the devastating floods of 2023, and hear about the impact this flood had on the local area.

Visit Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore the impressive gorge by foot which was carved by the Fitzroy River through an ancient limestone barrier reef. Look out for wildlife including freshwater crocodiles and the rare, white-bellied sea eagle.

Note: Danggu Geikie Gorge Walk is currently closed and set to open in June 2024, should there be a delay in the opening, please note this experience will not be visited and free time will be offered instead.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: The Kimberley Motel Halls Creek

 
Halls Creek – Purnululu National Park

Leave Halls Creek and venture to Purnululu National Park, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Bungle Bungles.

Discover the impressive Echidna Chasm, a spectacular long, narrow chasm with towering 200m high red rock walls topped with ancient Livistona palms. The 2km walk offers a photographer’s paradise with striking colour variations depending on the angle of the sun.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Purnululu National Park with two-nights at the award-winning Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. This glamping experience offers you a touch of luxury in the rugged and remote wilderness. Stay in a tented cabin with the premium comforts of your own private ensuite bathroom and furnished deck. The Lodge provides a three-course dinner in a beautiful open-air setting where you can dine under the evening sky and marvel at the twinkling stars above.

Note – Echidna Chasm Walk: is a moderate walk, 2kms return which will take approximately 1.5 hours. A rewarding walk which is mostly flat and involves a loose rocky riverbed with some boulders which you must be able to climb over.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

 
The Bungle Bungles

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Australia’s iconic Purnululu National Park.

Rising 300 metres above the grass-covered plains that surround them, the orange and black sandstone domes known as the Bungle Bungle are one of the world’s most fascinating geological landmarks.

Delve into the intricately striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range with a close-up encounter at Cathedral Gorge. Follow the sandy path of Piccaninny Creek before entering the breathtaking natural amphitheatre, where towering cliffs and vibrant red rocks await, promising an unforgettable exploration experience.

To enhance your experience, join an optional helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range to see this extraordinary ancient wonder from above. Optional sightseeing starts from $329 per person and paid to your local guide while on tour. This experience is subject to local weather conditions and operational capabilities including minimum numbers.

Note – Piccaninny Creek & Cathedral Gorge Walk: are moderate walks, 4.8kms return in total which will take approximately 3 hours. Mostly flat walk along a sandy path in full sun. Some rocky steps, loose river rocks along creek beds and a ladder type step approximately 4 feet high.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

 
Purnululu National Park – Fitzroy Crossing

Farewell the friendly lodge crew this morning as you head towards Fitzroy Crossing, a small town with big Australian character and charm.

Treasure a special visit to the Yiyili community, admiring Indigenous art at the Laari Gallery before immersing yourself into Gooniyandi culture with a language class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

 
Fitzroy Crossing - Broome

Today sees your return to Broome but not before a visit to Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge.

Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek) is Western Australia’s oldest cave system. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to discover a serene oasis.

Carved by the Lennard River, Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) is over three kilometres long with 300m high walls. At the base of the gorge, deep freshwater pools surrounded by native fig, cajeput and Leichardt trees attract flocks of corellas, fruit bats and freshwater crocodiles.

Arrive in Brome this evening and reflect on the wonders you have experienced with your fellow travellers over a farewell dinner.

Note – Tunnel Creek: is an active walk, 750m return which can take up to 1.5hours. This walk can be difficult to access the cave with climbing over slippery rocks and boulders required. A good level of fitness required as once inside the cave, walking through water with varying depths is required.

Note – Windjana Gorge: is an easy walk, 2kms return which can take 1 hour. This walk is a gravel path with a short steep decline. Some sections can be slippery due to the nearby riverbed.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: Oaks Broome Hotel or similar

 
Depart Broome

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to Broome Airport to meet your flight.

Note: Hotel check-out time is 10am. Should your flight be departing in the afternoon/evening, please note you will be required to vacate the hotel room however you may utilise the hotel facilities.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Price based on travelling 5 September 2024

Price based on departing from Perth

Extra charges apply for:

  • Sydney ($600pp)
  • Melbourne ($600pp)
  • Brisbane ($600pp)
  • Adelaide ($600pp)

Health/Fitness Required

The Kimberley region visits remote areas and features activities with varying degrees of difficulty. A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over terrain with uneven and slippery surfaces. Some walks on this itinerary may require you to walk on rocky riverbeds, climb over large boulders and slippery rocks. Mobility is needed for climbing stairs and alighting the custom-built 4WD daily. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchair, mobility scooters or facilities for disabled guests. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you are required to disclose physical ailments at the time of booking. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended. Please see the day by day itinerary with details of the walks included.

4WD Transportation

Transportation will be onboard a custom-built Mercedes 4WD. Due to the rugged landscape of this region, noise and vibration may be experienced. Your Driver will take reasonable steps to minimise vehicle noise and vibration for guests comfort and safety.

Luggage

On this 4WD adventure, due to the size of 4WD vehicles and strict regulations for vehicle weight, there is limited luggage capacity. Please pack your required items into one small bag (no hard suitcases) weighing no more than 16kg. You will be sent a complimentary Travel Pack which includes a medium sized duffle bag, which is the preferred soft luggage for this itinerary. This Travel Pack will be sent at time of documentation, no later than two weeks prior to your departure date.

Important Information 

Exclusions

Meals not stated, drinks, optional sightseeing, travel insurance (strongly recommended), tipping, personal expenses and anything not explicitly specified are at your own expense.

Payment

A first deposit from $499 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit (partial payment) is due 10 months before departure – the amount to be advised at the time of booking. The final balance will be due 5 months before departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for departures within 5 months.

Health/Fitness

The Kimberley region visits remote areas and features activities with varying degrees of difficulty. A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over terrain with uneven and slippery surfaces. Some walks on this itinerary may require you to walk on rocky riverbeds, climb over large boulders and slippery rocks. Mobility is needed for climbing stairs and alighting the custom-built 4WD daily. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchair, mobility scooters or facilities for disabled guests. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you are required to disclose physical ailments at the time of booking. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended.

4WD Transportation

Transportation will be onboard a custom-built Mercedes 4WD. This state-of-the-art vehicle is able to cross paths that most vehicles can’t and allows you to get the most out of your exciting 4WD adventure. Due to the rugged landscape of this region, noise and vibration may be experienced. Your Driver will take reasonable steps to minimise vehicle noise and vibration for guests comfort and safety.

Solo Occupancy

A single supplement from $1,000 per person is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy.

Triple Share

Triple share is not available.

Extra Accommodation

Pre or post tour accommodation pricing is not available on this itinerary. You may wish to purchase your own pre or post accommodation however Broome Airport transfers are forfeited should you not be arriving in Broome on Day 1 or departing from Broome on Day 7 of the itinerary.

Child

This tour is best enjoyed by adult travellers and is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Children 12 years and above are subject to the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult.

Price

Surcharges may apply for select travel periods and departure cities. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Amendment

Each amendment is subject to a non-refundable fee from $75 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, and accommodation providers may apply.

Cancellation

Cancellation at any time is subject to a non-refundable fee from $550 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, and accommodation providers may apply.

Deviation

Any request to deviate from the original dates or routing, including early arrival and stay behind, is subject to a flight deviation fee from $150 per person plus applicable airfare and tax difference.

Luggage

On this 4WD adventure, due to the size of 4WD vehicles and strict regulations for vehicle weight, there is limited luggage capacity. Please pack your required items into one small bag (no hard suitcases) weighing no more than 16kg. You will be sent a complimentary Travel Pack which includes a medium sized duffle bag, which is the preferred soft luggage for this itinerary. This Travel Pack will be sent at time of documentation, no later than two weeks prior to your departure date. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Meals

Please notify us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements and allergies. We will pass on your requirements but cannot guarantee that they can be met as certain choices may be limited or not catered for in The Kimberley due to its remote location. You are encouraged to reconfirm requirements with your tour guide whilst on tour.

Accommodation

In more remote locations, hotel standards may not be as high as in major city centres. We endeavour to utilise the most suitable accommodation available in each destination to ensure guests enjoy high levels of cleanliness, comfort and service. The hotels listed in the itinerary is an indicative guide and will be confirmed on your final documentation. The standard hotel check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is before 10am – actual times may vary.

Tipping

Tipping for guides and drivers is discretionary and recommended as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided.

Flights

All flights are required to land in Broome on Day 1 prior to 2:00pm. Flights are based on return travel from to Broome in economy class flying Virgin Australia or Qantas.  All East Coast cities will fly via Perth, this includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide – and there is an additional cost from $600 per person. Due to connections in Perth, some flights may require an overnight stay in Perth which will be at your own expense. Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure with the airline and flight details to be advised. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, fuel levies, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss the options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. No show of any flight sectors will result in the automatic cancellation of all onward flights by the airline.

Fuel

In the unlikely event of a significant increase in fuel costs levied by third-party air or land transportation operators before travel, a fuel supplement may be passed on to the customer.

Transfers

Transfers may operate at designated times and may be group or independent services using private or public transportation. You may be required to make your own way (at your own expense) to the transfer point should you not be arriving/departing at the suggested time.

Group Size

You will meet like-minded travellers on tour and may even make lifelong friends. This small group holiday will proceed with a minimum group size of approximately 12 passengers and a maximum group size of approximately 22 passengers. If the trip does not operate, you will be offered a credit.

Optional Sightseeing

Optional sightseeing is booked and paid directly with the tour guide. Optional sightseeing is subject to weather conditions and operational capabilities including minimum numbers.

Itinerary

The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, alternatives will be provided where possible. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Breakaway

Customers must always remain with the tour group and must not leave the tour unless written approval is provided before departure.

Documentation

Final documentation will be sent up to two weeks prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

Product Code: MH-12608

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