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5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

Guided 5 day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

Walk the Kimberley on this sensational guided Pack-Free walk. This 5-day innovative walk is like no other tour! Your journey walking tour has been designed to provide a remote wilderness walking experience in the Kimberley. Enjoy a heli-hiking experience in the ancient Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park the remote fingers of Piccaninny Gorge (a place which is only normally accessible on a 3-day hike with a heavy pack), a World Heritage Site and one of the most striking wonders of Western Australia. Then head to El Questro, located in the East Kimberley, showcasing an outstanding diversity of landscapes from rugged sandstone ranges to rainforest pockets, stunning gorges and palm-fringed waterholes.

Come with us on a wonderful journey as we explore the spectacular beehive domes of the Bungles. Part of the mystique of the Bungle Bungle range is that although it has a rich indigenous culture for over 20,000 years, it was not until 1879 that the first white Australians saw the brilliance of this hidden jewel. But we don’t stop here, we then head further into the Kimberley to explore the El Questro with its rugged sandstone ranges, rainforest pockets, stunning gorges and palm-fringed waterholes. This will be a journey you will remember forever with so many memorable moments included!

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A Pack Free Walking Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes, food or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle, lunch and camera each day.

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Unique Heli Hiking Experience

Explore the remote Bungles

Our journey has the option to include a spectacular heli-hiking experience into the Bungles to explore the upper reaches of Piccaninny Gorge. To experience this area, would normally take 3 days hiking with overnight camping supplies in a heavy pack. (Including one day to reach the mouth of the gorge, then another day to explore the gorge and then another day to retrace your steps and hike back to the start). With OUR journey we will access this area in a day with our helicopter dropping us at the mouth of the gorge, allowing us the day to explore the best areas of this enormous gorge, that cuts through the Bungle Range. The helicopter will then pick us up for a unique return journey.

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Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge

2 night stay

The Bungle Bungles are a remote region and as such most visitors that come here have to camp. With Life’s An Adventure, you’ll enjoy the comfort of staying in modern cabins with ensuites at the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge. Enjoy the delights of this property including a large outdoor deck and bar to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a large pool to cool off after a day’s walking. At night enjoy hearty dinners in the restaurant.

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El Questro Station

2 night stay

El Questro is a 700,000-acre cattle station in the Eastern Kimberley Region. We’ve chosen this location due to its character, atmosphere, charm and stunning nearby walks. With live entertainment most nights, you’ll love the atmosphere of this traditional Cattle Ranch.

During your stay at El Questro Station, you’ll stay in the best accommodation, enjoying modern Riverview or Gardenview bungalow rooms with ensuites and balconies. Breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in the Verandah Restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River. Featuring wonderful local produce, enjoy fine dining featuring local produce such as wonderful Barramundi.

Room bedding configuration:
1 Queen bed and 1 single bed

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Personalised Tours

Make new friends on the trail

Our tours are designed to be personal and intimate. We love the clients we attract on a Life’s An Adventure walking experience. Happy, down to earth people, who are passionate about walking and simply excited to be on holidays. We find our guests often form lifelong friendships on tour as they are travelling with wonderful like-minded people.

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Fabulous restaurant meals featuring local produce

and Australian wines

Mealtime is a special time on tour. Not only does it provide the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers in a relaxed environment, but it also allows you to sample regional specialities. At El Questro Station enjoy fine dining in the Verandah Restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River. The restaurant has a wonderful selection of local produce including barramundi and succulent beef.

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are truly exceptional at what they do. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guide’s caring attitude and wonderful outgoing nature ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

Nothing more to pay

Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive and once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you will enjoy a la carte dining and won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as this is included in the price of the tour. Even down to the smallest detail has been taken care of, we won’t ask you to pay additional credit card fees.

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Kimberley-and-Bungles-Pack-Free-Walk-brochure.pdf (3 downloads) Click below to download a brochure for detailed information, menus, maps and more.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • Choice of Heli hiking experience to the mouth of Piccaninny Gorge with a day’s hike to explore the inner reaches of this enormous gorge. Or hiking trip to Whip Snake Gorge (see itinerary for full details).
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Deluxe 2 nights accommodation in Riverview or Garden View Rooms at El Questro Station.
  • 2 nights in Deluxe Cabins in the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge with Swimming Pool
  • 2 Highlight Dinners at El Questro Verandah Restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River, with wine
  • 2 x hearty meals in the Bungles
  • 4 x buffet breakfasts
  • 5 x lunches
  • Transfers to/from Kununurra
  • National Park Fees
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
Day 1: Kununurra to Bungles
5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

This morning meet your guides at Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra at 6.30am. Today we travel south to the spectacular Purnululu National Park. Travel by 4WD into the park crossing rivers and taking in your first views of the spectacular landscapes. The Bungle Bungle Range is an intricate maze of beehive-shaped peaks, narrow gorges lined with majestic Livistonia fan palms and soaring cliffs with seasonal waterfalls and rock pools. After lunch, we enjoy an afternoon walk into the Bungle Bungles exploring the Southern Region of Purnululu National Park. Our walk takes us past banded domes towering majestically around you. We head to stunning Cathedral Gorge a spectacular natural amphitheatre with a pool reflecting the soaring sandstone beehives guarding the entrance.

This afternoon we arrive at our accommodation at the Bungle Bungle Savanannah Lodge where we stay in modern cabins with ensuites. Enjoy time to cool off with a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on the outdoor deck and enjoy pre-dinner drinks (own expense). Tonight join the group for a wonderful hearty dinner and chat about the day’s adventures.

Day 2: Bungle Bungles Heli Hiking Experience or Whip Snake Gorge Hike
5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

This morning we are up early to have breakfast. Today you have the choice of two Bungles experiences. See pricing page for Tour options.

Option 1: Heli -hiking
We join our helicopter and fly over the Bungle Bungles and lands in the heart of the Bungles. This area of the gorge is set deep inside the Bungle Domes and normally takes 3 days round trip to access. With our journey our helicopter drops us at the mouth of the gorge, allowing us the day to explore the best of this enormous gorge that spreads into five fingers as it cuts through the Bungle Bungle Range. Your guide will lead the hike into the gorge and tell you about the area’s cultural significance to the indigneous people and it’s unique history. After our walk, we fly back by helicopter and transfer to our accommodation in the Bungles. Enjoy a swim and a relaxing dinner with your new found friends.

Option 2: Whip Snake Gorge walk hike
Our guides will take the group on a 10km walk to pretty Whip Snake Gorge. Follow the Piccanniny Creek sculptured dry track through the striped bungles formations until we reach Whip Snake Gorge, a narrow gorge filled with ferns which end in a rock pool.

Afterwards, both groups return to the Bungles Savannah Lodge for a swim before enjoying our evening meal served with Australian wine.

Day 3: Bungles - Northern Region
5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

This morning we enjoy an early morning start and head to the Northern Region of the Bungles for our morning walk. Our walking tour today takes us to Echidna Gorge and Mini Palms Gorge. We start with a walk into Echidna Gorge a spectacular 200m gorge with varying hues. The Gorge takes its name from echidna found nearby. We head along a dry pebbly creek bed to the entrance of the chasm, passing Livistonia palms that grow along the banks. We head through the impressive chasm taking in the dramatic views of the sheer cliff walls. We then head to Mini Palms Gorge over sand and spinifex along the base of the main range. This walk features soaring cliffs, dramatic palms and a natural amphitheatre and cave. A gentle breeze in the cave comes from the hidden opening of an inaccessible gorge upstream. The magnificent contrasts of the red cliffs and green palms make for a dramatic view. After lunch, we drive to El Questro in the eastern Kimberley. Enjoy the comfort of a modern garden or river view bungalows with ensuites. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and live entertainment in the outdoor bar (own expense) before joining the group in the Verandah Restaurant for dinner, taking in views of the Pentecost River.

 

Day 4: Champagne Springs Walk & El Questro Gorge Walk
5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

Enjoy early morning breakfast at the beautiful Verandah Restaurant. Today we will walk to beautiful Champagne Springs named after the thermal springs that can be found at the end of this walk. This walk features sheer cliffs on the western and northern side that rise up to 375m and are mostly made up of ancient sandstone. At the end of the walk enjoy a dip in the beautiful freshwater pools surrounded by lush vegetation. Afterwards, we return to El Questro for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, relax at El Questro Station, or join a later afternoon walk to El Questro Gorge. This trail passes along a gorge flanked by sheer cliffs lush tropical vegetation and crystal clear pools. Under the rainforest canopy, a diverse ecosystem thrives and the surrounding cliff faces are up to 1800 million years old and known as King Leopold sandstone. When we reach the end, cool off in the pretty waterhole before tracing our steps. Notes: Walks in this region, will depend on the conditions and may be adjusted to suit.

Tonight enjoy dinner in the Steakhouse Verandah Restaurant enjoying fine dining featuring local produce such as barramundi and succulent beef.

Day 5: Emma Gorge Walk - Kunnunurra
5 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

This morning enjoy an early breakfast and head to Emma Gorge for the last of our walking trails. Emma Gorge forms part of the Cockburn Ranges. This scenic trail takes us through a gorge characterised by cliff face escarpments reaching up to 120 metres high on both sides of the trail. See the ever-changing vegetation as you make your way along the gorge until you reach the crystal clear pools and a 65-metre waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools to cool off before heading back. After lunch, our journey takes us back to Kununurra, where our walking holidays concludes at approximately 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Please note as airlines can change departure times, we will adjust the start time on day 5 to ensure guests can meet flights departing at 2.00pm or 3.00pm. We are able to drop guests directly at the airport to catch outgoing flights.

Tour Availability

We run regular weekly departures during the months late May to August. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a special savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecials /Notes
28 June 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds savings
8 July 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds savings
22 August 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds savings
30 August 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds savings

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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All you need to do is press the 'book now' button below and then select your preferred departure date. Fill in your details and then press submit. When everything opens up and restrictions are eased we will contact you to confirm your tour. For new bookings only. See full conditions on link below.
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NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
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Super Earlybird Price*…..$4399
Normal Price………………. $4699

TOUR NO HELI-HIKE
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NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
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Super Earlybird Price*…..$4299
Normal Price………………. $4599

TOUR NO HELI-HIKE
Super Earlybird Price*…..$3199
Normal Price………………. $3499

*Super Earlybirds available only when you book and pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES
May 2021 to Aug 2021

TOUR WITH HELI-HIKE
Super Earlybird Price*…..$4299
Normal Price………………. $4599

TOUR NO HELI-HIKE
Super Earlybird Price*…..$3199
Normal Price………………. $3499

*Super Earlybirds available only when you book and pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Additional past passengers discount not available for groups.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS
Solo travellers willing to share a room with someone of the same gender will pay no extra.

Those wanting their own room will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.
Single Supplement Price: Add $1115 for the entire 5 days.

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For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Book Now and Pay Later offer click here.

Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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