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The West Kimberley Crossing


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The Kimberley, The Pilbara & Karijini, Broome & Dampier Peninsula

  • Multiple day
  • 1135 km
    • 4WD More Difficult

In the West Kimberley, a 350-million-year-old reef system has created a trio of spectacular natural treasures - Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Geikie Gorge.  Venture into one of the last true wilderness areas on earth to experience all three, and get a taste of the Kimberley’s pioneering spirit on the legendary Gibb River Road.

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Broome, 2200km north of Perth

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Leg 1 Broome to Derby 222km. Visit the Boab Prison Tree, Wharfinger's House Museum, Mowanjum Art and Cultural Centre, the Royal Flying Doctor Base and School of the Air.  Take a scenic flight over the world's only Horizontal Waterfalls and the islets of the Buccaneer Archipelago.

Leg 2 Derby to Fitzroy Crossing 295km. Visit Windjana Gorge National Park., Tunnel Creek National Park is WA's oldest cave system. Take a torch lit walk through the 750metre tunnel and its subterranean world of bats and fresh water crocodiles.

Leg 3 Fitzroy Crossing to Geikie Gorge 40km (return) Join the local Bunuba people for a river cruise and cultural tour of the dramatic 30-metre deep Geikie Gorge. 

Leg 4 Fitzroy Crossing to Broome 396km (+180km return to Mimbi Caves) Venture into the enchanting labryinths and cultural sites of Mimbi Caves with an indigenous guide.  Explore the exotic pearling town of Broome. Take in the beauty of a Cable Beach sunset from a camel train and witness the natural phenomenom of the Staircase to the Moon.

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Time / Duration

4 - 5 days


1135km return

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Broome, 2200km north of Perth

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Low Range 4WD vehicles required with standard clearance. 4WD experience or training required.

Best time of year

May to September


National Park and camping fees apply.

Trail Access

Drive from Perth to Broome, or fly from Perth to Broome.

Prohibited Items

No pets in National Parks.
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