Experience the wild & rugged beauty of Australia's northwest tip on this 10-day 4WD journey through the Kimberleys & Top End, seeing iconic locations including The Gibb River Road, El Questro, & Bungle Bungles.
10 Day 4WD Broome to Darwin Overland Basix Tour Highlights
- Get up to $200 cash back per person when you book with us
- A 10-day epic tour through Western Australia and the Top End
- 9 nights twin-share camping accommodation, with a mix of facilities, including 6 nights camping with basic facilities, 2 nights camping with limited facilities, & 1 night in a permanent tented camp with shared facilities
- Meals including 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, & 9 dinners
- Transport in a private 4WD vehicle with the ability to take you place other vehicles can't
- A variety of activities are included, such as:
- Tunnel Creek Visit & Exploration Walk
- Windjana Gorge Exploration
- Bell Gorge Exploration
- Manning Gorge Exploration & Waterfalls Visit
- 4WD Experience on the Gibb River Road
- El Questro Wilderness Park
- Emma Gorge or El Questro Gorge Exploration
- Swim a Zebedee Springs
- Cathedral Gorge Walk
- Echidna Chasm Walk
- Katherine Gorge visit
Where we Visit:
- Fitzroy River
- Tunnel Creek National Park
- Windjana Gorge
- Bell Gorge
- Mt Barnett
- Galvans Gorge
- Manning Gorge & Waterfalls
- Gibb River Road
- El Questro Station
- Emma Gorge or El Questro Gorge
- Zebedee Springs
- El Questro Wilderness Park
- Purnululu National Park
- The Bungle Bungles
- Echidna Chasm
- Cathedral Gorge
- Lake Argyle
- Nitmiluk National Park
- Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some essential and recommended items for this trip. Please review the ‘Climate and Seasonal Information’ to ensure you pack appropriately for the weather at the time of year you are travelling.
- Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing and layers. Long shirts and pants are useful to protect against the harsh Australian sun. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry.
- Comfortable, closed-in shoes. These will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grasslands and will act as a protective barrier in the rare case of a bite or sting.
- Sun protection. Wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.
- A spare pair of shoes that can get wet, along with two towels.
- A pair of slip on shoes/sandals that you can carry in your day pack for riding the bus and casual wear.
- A headlamp or torch is recommended for around your accommodation at night.
- Sleep sheet. If you are travelling during the hot season you may wish to pack a sleep sheet so you will be comfortable no matter what the weather.
- Ear plugs.
- Binoculars for spotting wildlife.
Try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables. We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it much easier to obtain replacements if necessary.
Most of our trips have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. There are some days where there is no power at the campsites at all. We always recommend that you carry an extra battery for your phone/camera just in case. Your vehicle will be equipped with a 12-volt “cigarette lighter” socket which may be used at the crew’s discretion, however, do bear in mind that only one piece of equipment can be charged at a time and it will not be allowed if there is a risk of running the vehicle’s batteries low. Batteries may also be recharged from hotel room wall sockets. Hotels and many campsites have electricity for guests to recharge personal items.
A 15 kg (33 Lbs) luggage limit per person applies for this trip.
We recommend that you bring loose, cool, cotton clothing to protect yourself from the harsh sun. Casual wear, day wear, casual shoes/sandals.
- When travelling in Western Australia, temperatures be very hot during the day and drop quite dramatically at night. Have a think about what time of year suits you best to travel and pack accordingly.
- This trip involves plenty of walking and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility and fitness. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. An overview of physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
- This is a trip for those who are looking for the basics. Simple or limited facilities and lack of emphasis on creature comforts make this an authentic experience of the Australian outback.
- Western Australia is a very big state and this trip covers some serious distances. On some days of the trip you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of desert. Sit back and enjoy the landscapes. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. Think of it as a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. Please read the itinerary for details on estimated drive times and specific logistical information.
- The tour leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, can drive you to your next destination, take you on a guided hike or even whip up dinner for the group on some trips. While they won’t always do all these jobs on every trip, be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia.
To get the most out of this trip you need to be prepared for walks of between 3-9 km on some days. This may be on rough ground and perhaps getting feet wet in rivers and creeks. From October to March you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius (and sometimes well into the 40s) so be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist in keeping well hydrated.
This tour is designed for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Some hikes may require sections of walking or swimming through water. Temperatures can be extreme: very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
All food for this trip is purchased and packed prior to your group leaving on Day 1. After we’ve left town it can be very difficult to source food to meet dietary requests. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure so that we can purchase appropriate food prior to Day 1 of the trip. You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements in advance.
The below dietary needs can be easily catered for. Unfortunately, dietary requirements outside of these are generally unable to be catered for on these trips.
- Gluten free
- Dairy free (soy alternatives available)
- Pork free
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