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Introductory
Activities
  • Photography
  • Adventure Touring
  • Walks
Accommodation
  • 5 nights camping
  • 2 nights Fixed Tents, El Questro
  • 4 nights hotel
Meals
  • 11 Dinners
  • 10 Lunches
  • 11 Breakfasts

12 Days$10590AUD

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Trip Code: SOG6730

Trip highlights


  • Drive the famous Gibb River Road from Kununurra to Broome
  • Incredible beehive domes in Purnululu National Park
  • Spectacular one hour heli-flight over the Bungle Bungles and Osmand Ranges
  • Untamed beauty of El Questro in the heart of the Kimberley
  • Breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over ancient landscapes
  • Camping under star filled skies
  • Photograph the Staircase to the Moon in Broome
  • Photograph the incredible coastline and the Horizontal Waterfalls on a full day air safari trip to Mitchell Falls
  • Exhilarating Mitchell Falls heli flight
  • Trip escorted by acclaimed photographer, Richard I'Anson

On this exceptional photographic trip through the Kimberley with accaliamed photographer Richard I'Anson, you will explore the best that the Kimberley region has to offer as we travel from east to west along the famous Gibb River Road. From the Gibb River Road gorges, El Questro Wilderness Park to the Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles) – you will see an abundant array of wildlife, stunning views and historic sites. You will travel for the entire trip in air-conditioned comfort in a well appointed 4WD coach, and enjoy fully guided walks along the way. Highlights of the trip will undoubtedly be a heli flight over the incredible beehive domes of Purnululu National Park, as well as a full day trip from Broome to visit the breathtaking Mitchell Falls.

As you journey into the untouched unparalleled beauty that is the Kimberley, Richard, and your local guides, will ensure the group is in the right place at the right time to give you the best opportunity of capturing photographs of this incredible and ancient landscape in the best possible light.

Activities:

Itinerary

Arrive Kununurra. In the late afternoon we'll head to Keep River National Park for sunset. Return to Kununurra for dinner and overnight. Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments

Meals:  D

This morning we leave Kununurra early to catch the sunrise at Hidden Valley in Mirima National Park and then continue to Purnululu National Park – one of only three natural World Heritage sites in Western Australia. The 53 kilometre 4wd road into the park is our reintroduction to outback tracks with creek crossings, wash aways and rough slow sections. After setting up camp, we will go for a stroll and set up for sun set against the red rock of the Bungle Bungle Range – bring a drink if you like!

Meals:  B,L,D

We spend a full day exploring the natural wonders the park including Echidna Chasm, Mini Palms Gorge, the spectacular orange and black ‘beehive’ domes, Piccanniny Creek and Cathedral Gorge. A spectacular 60 minute, doors off, helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range is included today. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

An early morning departure as we head for El Questro. Today's drive will take us via Wyndham where we will visit the old port and take in the spectacular views from the Five Rivers lookout. We will also spend time visiting Parry’s Lagoon which is a great spot to experience masses of waterbirds and possibly sight a saltwater crocodile or two. Fixed Tents, El Questro

Meals:  B,L,D

There are plenty of options to explore at El Questro including Amalia Gorge, Emma Gorge, Telegraph Hill & El Questro Gorge walks plus we will enjoy a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge. Fixed Tents, Questro

Meals:  B,L,D

We continue up the Gibb River Road. Our drive will see us cross the Durack River and pass the site of the old Durack River Homestead – destroyed by flood in 2002. The road is often quite corrugated. The spectacular scenery includes the Pentecost River Lookout, which overlooks the river flood plain. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

Sunrise at Manning Gorge & Falls and back onto the Gibb River Road, heading for Silent Grove, we will visit the lovely Galvans Gorge on the way. Overnight Camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we will visit Bell Creek Gorge with its many rock pools, rapids and a waterfall. This is a spectacular spot for a swim. We then head through the Napier Range to our campsite at Windjana Gorge. We explore Windjana Gorge this evening. The high walls of this gorge were once part of an ancient Devonian reef that surrounded the Kimberley. With its varied bird life, interesting reef walls and its many freshwater crocodiles. Overnight camping.

Meals:  B,L,D

We make our way to Broome to photograph the stunning stairway to the moon. Overnight Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today will be a more relaxing day in Broome. We'll take a tour of the town and photograph sunset at Reddell Beach. Overnight Cable Beach Club Resort

Meals:  B,L,D

Early this morning we take off in our fixed wing aircraft and as we head east, marvel at the sight of the rugged Kimberley coastline. We'll touch down at the remote Mitchell Plateau Airstrip and enjoy a 4km hike travelling past waterfalls and ancient Bradshaw rock art before arriving at the unforgettable Mitchell Falls. You'll have an opportunity to swim and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch before you board HeliSpirit’s helicopter for your scenic flight over the falls back to where you started your hike. This is the ultimate way to get up close to see this unique natural icon! Top off a great day with spectacular views of the Cockburn Ranges and the unique tidal flats surrounding Wyndham. We return to Broome for our final celebratory night! Overnight Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Meals:  B,L,D

Your trip concludes today in Broome. Please make your own way to the airport for onward flights.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation at campsites
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kununurra and Broome
  • Transport in air-conditioned 4WD tour coach
  • Full day Mitchell Falls Air Safari trip and Mitchell Falls Heli-Flight
  • Bungle Bungles Heli Flight
  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • All group camping equipment including sleeping bags when camping
  • All park entry fees
  • Emergency support satellite phones and first aid kit
  • Trip escorted by Richard I'Anson

  • Flights to and from departure points
  • Additional pre or post tour accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Pillow (when camping)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Day packs

About Your Leader

This photography adventure will be led by one of the world’s most acclaimed travel photographers, and a good friend of ours for over 25 years, Richard I’Anson. Richard represents Canon Australia as a Canon Master Photographer, has published thirteen books, including five editions of the best-selling Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Photography, and was featured in the first series of the documentary series Tales by Light, now screening on Netflix. He has built an enviable career on his twin passions for travel and photography and over the past 35 years has travelled the world, amassing a substantial and compelling collection of images of people and places – in more than 90 countries on all seven continents. Richard has a Master of Photography awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), is an Ambassador for the Australian Himalayan Foundation and we’re honoured to have his amazing images featuring in our brochures since the early 90’s. For more inspiration, visit www.richardianson.com and head to his Instagram page @richianson.


Suitability

Introductory

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This trip has been graded at an introductory level. Most days will be quite active with early starts and late finishes. These adventures are best prepared for with some regular moderate exercise. As always with adventure travel, you should enjoy a healthy lifestyle before undertaking this trip. Please bear in mind that because you will be travelling into a remote wilderness, creature comforts are limited. Your level of fitness can also help you acclimatise to the warm temperatures and humidity, so we suggest a bit of swimming, walking, jogging or cycling to get yourself ready for the Kimberley region!


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Total Priceper person from

$10590AUD

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed The Kimberley with Richard I'Anson trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Apart from when we stop over in Kununurra on day 9 before we head to the Bungles, there is no phone reception. We carry satellite phones for emergencies only.

We have the ability to charge cameras/phones/ipads/kindles in the vehicle. However, we can only charge two or three at a time. Bring your own USB charging cables. Please ensure your cameras are fully charged at the start of the tour.

Days are usually dry with average max temps of 30C and average minimum temps of 15C. Keep in mind it can get can get below 10 Deg during the night at some of the campsites, incl Bungles and Bell Gorge so make sure you come prepared with warm clothing and sleeping gear.

Drinking water is always available. Guests may bring a small quantity of alcohol, cardboard wine casks are preferred and beer must be in cans rather than stubbies. You can purchase alcohol in Broome, at El Questro Station and in Kununurra.

There will be opportunities to hand wash clothing during the tour as well as washing machines at El Questro and Kununurra.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.