Trace a line separating the desert from the tropics along this Darwin to Broome portion of your rocky adventure through the outback. After you finish touring Queensland or New South Wales in your Walkabout Wagons campervan, why not continue and visit Australia's Northern Territory for more adventure, sightseeing and fun. See the palms shooting out from reddish bluffs, sun basking crocodiles lining gorges, and boad fruit ripe for the picking straight from the tree. Cruise along the Katherine Gorge at Nitmiluk National Park and get a glimpse of the Aboriginal rock artwork at Keep River National Park. Enjoy a peaceful canoe ride along the Ord River to the enormous, man-constructed Lake Argyle. Explore the wonders of Bungle Bungle Range at Purnululu National Park, and then bushwalk towards Mitchell Falls with a stop at the Argyle Diamond Mine. Marvel at the unique, circular shaped Boad Prison Tree close to Derby, and then go swimming at Broome’s Cable Beach to enjoy its balmy water and delicate, powdery sands. Hire a campervan rental and bring the added convenience of stay-anywhere accommodation with you!
Darwin to Katherine - Day 1
Start your journey along Stuart Highway with a half-day tour, heading south, from Darwin to the town of Katherine. This outback township features rocky landscapes, foliage filled gorges, and dazzling waterfalls in Nitmiluk National Park. Make your way through the gorgeous waterways of Katherine Gorge via boat or canoe, or take a scenic helicopter flight above a series of stunning gorges. Camp overnight in the gorge with your rental campervan or find a local inn in Katherine to suit your needs. Extend the adventure with the four or five day hike along Jatbula Trail from the Katherine Gorge to Edith Falls. Have an underground limestone encounter at the Cutta Cutta Caves and continue south for Manyallaluk to join the cultural Aboriginal tour offered there.
Katherine to Timber Creek - Day 2
Exit Victoria Highway at Flora River Nature Park and get the fun started for the day! Cruise in a canoe alongside rich vegetation and past limestone dams, or trek over the grassy woodlands and floodplains. Continue along the highway to huge Gregory National park in all its glory. Follow Escarpment Lookout Walk with its spectacular views, or take Joe Creek Walk to glimpse the rock wall artwork and various palm plants. Take a sunset cruise on Victoria River, and try to spot saltwater crocodiles and the unusual boab trees of the region. Make your way to Coolibah Crocodile Farm for a close up, nail-biting look at the thousands of crocodiles who call it home, and then climb up to Kuwang Lookout for a striking Stokes Range view. The southern section of parkland offers a hike to Limstone Gorge or four-wheel drive the rocky 90-kilometre stretch of the Bullita Stock Route. Rest overnight in the accommodation offered at Timber Creek or camp at history rich Bullita Homestead with your campervan rental.
Timber Creek to Kununurra - Day 3
Get back on the road, past the savannah and boabs of Timber Creek, to arrive at the half-million acreage of the Bullo River Station. Enjoy a morning of cattle mustering, bull catching, fishing, or take a helicopter ride for an exciting aerial view. Hit the road again and stop at Keep River National Park, just shy of the border for Western Australia. Glimpse the rock artwork of the local Aborigines in the Keep River Gorge, and then head over to Nganalam for a look at a rock painting of Rainbow Serpent. On the other side of the border lies Kununurra, with cruising on the Ord River or the vast Lake Argyle. See the tops of beehives during a breathtaking flight over Bungle Bungles, as well as Mitchell Falls in the distance, and the enormous Argyle Diamond Mine. Encounter beautiful walking trails and a miniature Bungle Bungles at Mirima National Park, then check out birds galore in the Lily Creek Lagoon.
Kununurra to Halls Creek - Day 4
Head towards Halls Creek and detour to Western Australia’s most northern town of Wyndham, or stop in at El Questro Station, stretching an astounding million acres. Continue to southern Bungle for Purnululu National Park, a World Heritage-listed site with its towering, striped, black-and-orange rocks in the Bungle Range. Take a four-wheel drive tour, hike the area, or take a scenic flight for an above ground view. Head in a southern direction on Domes Walk towards Cathedral Gorge, or trek north to the Echidna Chasm and Mini Palms Gorge. Jump back in time to the gold rush era in Halls Creek, which also boasts swimming in springs and gorges and a glimpse at Aboriginal art and works. A must see is the Wolfe Creek Crater, 50-metres in depth and close to 1-kilometre at its widest which was formed from a crashing meteorite. Stay at a local inn or hotel or find a caravan park for your rental campervan.
Halls Creek to historic Broome – Day 5
Cruise into the day at Geikie Gorge, near Fitzroy Crossing, guided by a local Bunuba Aboriginal member, and then delve into the dark of the Tunnel Creek underground passage. Travel onto Derby, past the Boah Prison Tree, used to confine prisoners at one time. Here you will experience tides recorded as tall as 11-metres at Derby wharf, and then fly overhead to see the resulting waterfalls created at Talbot Bay in the north. Cross over Fitzroy River to the beautiful Broome, for some unique sights. Learn about the exotic heritage of pearling around Chinatown, and then enjoy a camel-top ride along Cable Beach with the sunset for a backdrop. Ensure to tour world famous Broome Bird Observatory in Roebuck Bay for peek at the fully array of bird life that call it home.
Take advantage of the benefits of freedom on the road, see Australia your way, create your own adventure, no worries about schedules, stop when you feel like it, stay where your want in a camper van from Walkabout Wagons. Camping trips that are flexible and convenient, share the adventure with friends old and new, listening to your favorite tunes along the way… A great way to travel in QLD or NSW and fit your holiday budget with a Walkabout Wagons campervan rental in Australia.
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