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6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk

Guided 6-day Pack-Free walk

With us, walking is only part of the adventure. We’ve included a direct flight into the Bungles saving you 4 hours of driving. Experience a spectacular heli-hiking experience to explore by foot the remote areas of the Bungles where few tourists ever tread. Piccanny Gorge. Also included is our wow-mazing heli-hiking chopper experience. Walking with only a day-pack, our CEO – (Chief Experience Officers) will guide you across this stunning remote wilderness from the beehive-like Bungles, rugged sandstone ranges, rainforest pockets, stunning gorges, and El Questro’s palm-fringed waterholes. Enjoy 2 fabulous stays at the Bungles Savannah Lodge and at El Questro. At night you will be treated to local produce and wines too – which are all included. We even have flexible walking options so some days you can walk less or even enjoy a day just relaxing. This will be a journey you will remember forever with so many unforgettable 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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Wow-Amazing Inclusion

Scenic Flight into the Bungles - Save 4 hours of driving

Typically, reaching the Bungles entails a 4-hour journey from Kununurra, with 2 of those hours on rough bumpy terrain. In order to ensure your utmost enjoyment of this unique destination, we’ve included a flight from Kununurra into the Bungles. An added advantage of this arrangement is that you’ll have the opportunity to view the Bungles and Purnululu National Park from an aerial perspective, allowing you to fully grasp the magnitude and grandeur of this spectacular region.

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Option to go Heli-hiking into the Bungles

into remote Piccanny Gorge

Our journey has the option to include a spectacular heli-hiking experience in 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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Kimberley Grande Hotel

1 night stay

Enjoy your first night at the Kimberley Grande in Kununurra. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant, allowing you to relax before embarking on your upcoming walking adventure.

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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 - Emma Gorge Resort

2 night stay

Hidden within the fiery red of El Questro’s Cockburn Ranges lies the spectacular Emma Gorge Resort, allowing you to immerse yourself in the nature, flora, and fauna of the region with a few home comforts. With modern en suites, electricity, ceiling fans, and tea/coffee facilities, the safari-style tented cabins allow you to experience the great outdoors in complete comfort. Connecting these cabins are shaded pathways that lead to the restaurant, bar, and stunning turquoise pool.

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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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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

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

  • Scenic flight into The Bungles in Purnululu National Park (saving 4 hours driving)
  • Fabulous Kimberley walking experience
  • 1 night at Kimberley Grand Hotel
  • 2 nights in Deluxe Cabins in the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge with Swimming Pool
  • 2 nights accommodation at Emma Gorge Resort
  • Optional Bungles Heli-Hiking experience to walk in the remote Picaninny Gorge
  • 5 x superb restaurant dinners
  • 5 x buffet breakfasts
  • 6 x lunches
  • Transfers to/from Kununurra
  • National Park Fees
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • 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
Day 1: Arrival Day - Kununurra
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION: Kimberley Grande Hotel

Today is an arrival day. Fly into Kununurra (own expense) and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. A good suggestion is to visit the local indigenous gallery or diamond shops that sell the rare Argyle Pink Diamonds. Alternatively, head out to the local Hoochery Gin Distillery for lunch and tastings – taxis can be called to take you out there.

Tonight join one of your guides for a welcome dinner in the Kimberley Grande Hotel Restaurant at 7.00pm served with wine to chat about the adventure ahead.

Day 2: Kununurra to Bungles
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

This morning we are up early to fly directly down to explore the Bungle Bungles (flight included in the tour). We will depart Kununurra for a stunning flight taking in views of Argyle, the Carr Boyd Ranges, and the Bungles on a small plane to Purnululu National Park. The luxury of us flying saves us around 4 hours of rugged road travel and allows us to enjoy a smooth, scenic flight to one of Australia’s World Heritage Sites. 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 Savannah 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 3: Bungle Bungles Heli Hiking Experience or Whip Snake Gorge Hike
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

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

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

OPTIONAL: Heli-Hiking Experience
We join our helicopter and fly over the Bungle Bungles and land 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. On our journey, the 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 indigenous people and its 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 newfound friends.

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

Day 4: Bungles - Northern Region
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

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 5: Champagne Springs Walk & El Questro Gorge Walk
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

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 6: Emma Gorge Walk - Kunnunurra
6 Day Kimberley, Bungles & Beyond Walk (Bungles & El Questro)

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 holiday concludes at approximately 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Please note as airlines can change departure times, we will adjust the start time on day 6 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

SPOT SPECIALS:
Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to $250 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 24 – 29 June 2024

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run regular departures during the months of late May to August. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Spot Specials - Save up to $500 per couple on selected departures

HURRY OFFER ENDS UNTIL SOLD OUT - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Spot Special saving of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific departures when you pay in full at time of booking.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 - 12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.


Spot Specials Prices from
$ 5949 /p

Save up to $250 per person on specific departures

MAY – AUGUST 2024 DATES
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS

Normal Price…. $6199
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FIRST TIME PASSENGERS:
Spot Special…… $6049
SAVE $150 per person
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TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE:
Spot Special…… $5949
SAVE $250 per person
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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends until sold out – limited spots available! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:
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OPTIONAL HELI-HIKING EXPERIENCE
For those choosing to do the optional Heli-Hiking experience to explore the upper reaches of Piccaninny Gorge, add the upgrade of $1100 per person to your booking. Please note this experience requires a minimum of 2 guests.
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SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM
For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking. Limited single places available per tour. Subject to availability at time of booking.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $1970
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

Private Group Prices From
$ 5949 /p

Departure of your choice

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subject to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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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 strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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