Broome to Broome itinerary, including the Gibb River Road in a 14 day journey or take your time and experience Western Australia’s north west.
Leg 1 Broome to Cape Leveque 210 kms 2.5 hours
The Dampier Peninsula stretches about 200 kilometres north of Broome along the partly unsealed Cape Leveque Road.
You can swim in the sparkling water, go snorkelling, fishing or relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Experience the amazing force of the giant tides, standing waves and whirlpools of King Sound near Cygnet Bay. Enjoy the pristine beaches and spectacular coastline.
Stay at Kooljaman for the night.
Leg 2 Cape Leveque to Windjana Gorge 544 kms 7 hours
Windjana Gorge National Park is one of the Kimberley’s most stunning gorges!
Leg 3 Windjana to Bell Gorge and Silent Grove 179 kms 2 hours
Explore and swim at the waterfalls including Bell Gorge along the lengths of the Gib River Road. Silent Grove campsite is the best area to set up camp and to see Bell Gorge and Bells Falls, which are about 11km to the north-west of this campsite.
Leg 4 Bell Gorge and Silent Grove to Manning Gorge 122 kms 1.5 hours
Enjoy a bushwalk and experience the tranquility of Manning Falls. Manning Gorge is a great place to camp for one night.
Leg 5 Manning Gorge to El Questro 344 kms 4.5 hours
On your way to El Questro, visit Barnett River Gorge and enjoy the hospitality of a pioneering family-owned cattle station and explore the magnificent waterholes on the property. Look out for incredible aboriginal art on the rock walls surrounding the waterholes.
Spend a couple of days exploring the El Questro park. Visit the thermal pool at Zebedee Springs, Emma Gorge or take a boat down the Chamberlain Gorge and fish for barramundi. Stay at El Questro’s campsite.
Leg 6 El Questro to Kununurra 78 kms 2 hours
Visit Lake Argyle. It is the largest lake in Australia and home to abundant wildlife. Check in at one of the many campsites available in Kununurra such as Ivanhoe Village Resort.
Enjoy the day in Mirima National Park.
Leg 7 Kununurra to Purnululu National Park 265 kms 3.5 hours
Bushwalking, plane or heli-tours, bus tours, station tours and more. From Bungle Bungle Caravan Park there is 70-80km of rough 4WD road to either Echidna Chasm or Cathedral Gorge. Plan ahead and allow yourself enough time to visit a few attractions. Suggested trips: Visitor centre, Cathedral Gorge and Picaninny Creek Walk – including Whipsnake Gorge and Picaninny Lookout. The park’s main feature, the Bungle Bungle Range, stands 300 metress above the spinifex covered plain and is dominated by the famous orange and black banded beehive-shaped dome. The park has limited accessible drinkable water. Good to know that our Safari Camprite trailers can hold 160 litres of drinkable water! Stay at the Bungle Bungles Caravan Park.
Leg 8 Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles) to Halls Creek 149 kms 3 hours
Have a look at the China Wall, just outside of town. It looks like the miniature of the Great Wall of China! 45 kms out of town, you will find Palm Springs, where you can have a swim. Other places to have a look at include Caroline Pool, Old Halls Creek and Sawpit Gorge.
Leg 9 Halls Creek to Wolfe Creek National Park 149 km 3 hours
The Wolfe Creek meteorite crater is the second largest crater in the world from which fragments of a meteorite have been collected. The crater is 880 metres across and almost circular. A camping area in the national park is free to visitors.
Leg 10 Wolfe Creek National Park to Fitzroy Crossing 428 kms 6 hours
It’s the gateway to Geikie Gorge and it is is one of only two “towns” along the over 1000 km stretch of highway between Broome and Kununurra. The Geikie Gorge National Park does not have camping facilities so he only option is to stay at one of the two caravan parks in town.
Leg 11 Explore Geikie Gorge National Park (or head back to Broome 471 kms 6 hours)
There are several walk trails which can be explored or you can take a boat cruise to admire the gorge. Please note it is always recommended to purchase your tickets in advance. Depending on the time you are finished with Geikie Gorge National Park, you might wish to stay another night at Fitzroy Crossing or make your way back to Broome and stay in one of their caravan parks.
Broome is a compact town to explore and attractions are all within 15 minutes drive.
Must see & do:
- Camel ride on Cable Beach
- Matso’s mango beer brewery
- Whale Watching
- Pearl tour
- Crocodile farm
Total kilometers: 2,790
Total travel hours: 38
Travel times are estimated based on an average speed of 80km p/h, the maximum legal speed while towing is 100km p/h and should be adjusted to suit road conditions and weather. The travel times indicated should allow for delays due to road works, traffic, fuel, food and bathroom stops. Travel times and distances are approximate and we recommend using as a guide only, along with a published book or GPS navigational system.
Staircase to the Moon across Roebuck Bay in Broome.
The waterfalls at upper Manning Gorge, on Mount Barnett Station, off the Gibb River Road
Windjana Gorge King Leopold Range
Couple riding on Home Valley Station past the Cockburn Range, located west of Kununurra
Bell Gorge in the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park
Crikey 4WD and Safari Camper
Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park
Camel trek on Cable Beach at sunset
Boab Tree El Questro Wilderness Park