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7 Day Kimberley Explorer

Guided 7 day Kimberley Explorer Walk

Bungles, Lake Argyle & Beyond
(5 Day version of this walk also available)

This unique Kimberley pack-free walk encompasses two magnificent flights to reduce travelling time in the vast Kimberley saving you around 9 hours in driving. The 7-day innovative walk is like no other tour! Your journey has been designed to provide a remote wilderness walking experience in the Kimberley with added touches of luxury along the way! Enjoy Lake Argyle, located in the remote Kimberley region in the far north of Western Australia. The vast freshwater lake nestled amongst a rugged billion-year-old landscape is brimming with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking colourful vistas. We also visit El Questro Station, located in the East Kimberleys for a few nights. This area showcases an outstanding diversity of landscapes from rugged sandstone ranges to rainforest pockets, stunning gorges and palm-fringed waterholes. A highlight of the Kimberley’s will be our flight into the stunning Bungles, saving 9 hours of driving and seeing the Kimberley’s in all their glory from up above. Once we land, we’ll change aircraft and experience heli-hiking into the remote Picaninny Gorge in the Purnululu National Park (a place which is only normally accessible on a 3-day hike with a heavy pack). Wonder at the amazing beehives domes as we wander through the gorge, a World Heritage Site and one of the most striking wonders of Western Australia.

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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.

Cruise to Lake Argyle

Ord River Cruise

Cruise to Lake Argyle

Why drive when you can cruise to Lake Argyle. Our tour includes a fabulous cruise up the stunning Ord River from Kununurra to Lake Argyle, stopping along the way for a riverside lunch. Marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna we’ll see along the way.

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Cruise Lake Argyle

including a private charter to your walk

This tour includes several cruises so you can experience the best of the Kimberley. Our private charter boat takes us to Pintpot Bay on Lake Argyle where we join a special walk through this stunning region in the Carr Boyd Ranges. Later that afternoon we indulge in a sunset tour on stunning Lake Argle a magic way to end the day.

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Scenic Flight into the Bungles

Save 9 hours of driving

To access the Bungle is normally a 9 hour return journey from Kununurra, with 3 of those hours on rough bumpy terrain. On this journey we want you to enjoy every minute of this special place, which is why we have included a return flight from Kununurra into the Bungles. The added bonus is you will see the Bungles and Purnululu National Park from the air and see the magnitude and grandeur of this spectacular region.

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INCREDIBLE unique Heli Hiking Experience!

Explore the remote Bungle Bungle Domes!

Enjoy 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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Lake Argyle Resort

2 night stay

The vast freshwater Lake Argyle is nestled amongst a rugged billion year old landscape is brimming with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking colourful vistas. Enjoy the delights of this property including the stunning infinity pool! 35 metres of infinity wet edge, spa, and some of the most breath-taking scenery of the Kimberley’s! Stay in a Lakeview Villa designed and constructed specifically for the stunning Kimberley landscape overlooking the lake.

 

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El Questro Station

2 night stay deluxe camping

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. Enjoy all the fun of a camping adventure, but with the little extras. In the campground you’ll find your walk-in touring tent set up for your arrival including an off the ground bed with a deluxe camping mattress and pillow. There are toilet and shower facilities provided in the campground.

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Kununurra

2 nights with day trip to Bungles

Stay 2 nights on 10 acres of Australian bushland on the edge of Lake Kununurra at the Discovery Park. Guidest will stay in modern cabins. Note a few departures stay at the  Country Club see departure page for details.

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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.

Dusty Bar & Grill is an iconic part of Home Valley Station, serving quality Australian cuisine against a backdrop of authentic Station memorabilia.

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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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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.

No Credit Cards fees.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

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

  • Ord River cruise
  • Private boat charter to your Lake Argyle walk
  • Sunset Cruise Lake Argyle
  • Scenic return flights to The Bungles in Purnululu National Park (saving 9 hours driving)
  • Bungles Heli-Hiking experience to walk in the remote Picaninny Gorge
  • Fabulous Kimberley walking experiences
  • 2 nights Lake Argyle Resort in a Grandview Villa or Kimberley Cabin
  • 2 nights El Questro camping in walk-in tents with off the ground beds with a deluxe camping mattress and pillow
  • 2 nights in Kununurra
  • 6 x fabulous dinners
  • 6 x buffet breakfasts
  • 6 x lunches including:
  • Restaurant lunch at El Questro Station
  • Restaurant lunch at Emma Gorge
  • Restaurant lunch at Home Valley Station
  • Transfer to all walk
  • 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: Kununurra to Lake Argyle
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR ACCOMMODATION: Kununurra Country Club or Villas at Lake Kununurra Discovery Park.

TRANSFERS: Transfer by boat to walk and accommodation

TRAIL NOTES: 5.3-kms. Grade: easy. 1 hour walk.

ITINERARY: This morning meet your guides at Kununurra at 7:30am to be transferred to join our cruise to explore the Ord River where we can marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna we’ll see along the way to Lake Argyle! We will stop at a Riverside Camp’s for a sumptuous buffet lunch, before continuing on up to the Ord Top Dam – an incredible sight! In 1971 the Ord River Dam was completed and Lake Argyle was filled by 1974. Lake Argyle is located in the remote Kimberley region in the far north of Western Australia. The vast freshwater lake nestled amongst a rugged billion-year-old landscape is brimming with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking colourful vistas.

Once we’ve disembark off the cruise we will view the impressive Ord Dam before making our way to historic Durack Homestead. From here we begin our walk to Lake Argyle Bluff a 5.3-kilometre easy trail.  Look out for the interesting wildlife you may see along the way. Birds, marsupials, reptiles, insects and maybe even an Echidna! Once we’ve walked out to the lookout we head to our accommodation for the next two nights at Lake Argyle Resort which has been designed and constructed specifically for the stunning Kimberley landscape overlooking the lake. Enjoy the delights of this property including the stunning infinity pool! 35 metres of infinity wet edge, spa, and some of the most breath-taking scenery of the Kimberley’s. Tonight we’ll enjoy a hearty dinner in the restaurant, served with wine.

Day 2: Pint Pot Bay Exploration Walk
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

TRANSFERS: Transfer by private charter boat to walk

TRAIL NOTES: Choice of 8kms or 6kms. Grade: Medium to Hard.

ITINERARY: This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before we cruise across the lake on a private charter to take us to the start of our walk for the day. The boat will take us past many bays and inlets that make this vast body of water so incredibly unique. We may see wallabies, wallaroos, fish, birdlife and freshwater crocs along the way. We will be dropped off at Pint Pot Bay where our walk begins. This Exploration Walk, covers 6-8km walk depending on which option you choose. This walk is part of the Southern Carr Boyd Ranges which, from afar, seem arid and barren. But once up close reveal their hidden delights with cool gorges, waterfalls, and lovely, fern-lined pools just begging for someone to swim in them! Some of the best bushwalking tracks in the Kimberley can be found here. This walk is trackless and a unique opportunity to walk in the real Kimberley Wilderness. The walk is medium to hard in grade and ranges in terrain with some fairly steep parts onto the plateau, but once on top walking becomes easier and the amazing views on top of the Carr Boyd Ranges make it worthwhile. Optional: An additional 2 km diversion into Little Revolver Creek to a secluded water pool is available to those who want to venture further. After our walk, we’ll head back to Lake Argyle Resort for lunch and an afternoon dip in the stunning infinity pool taking in the beauty that surrounds us. Late this afternoon we’ll enjoy a private sunset cruise taking in all the glory of Lake Argyle at this time of the day. Afterwards, we return to the resort to enjoy dinner in the restaurant, served with wine.

Day 3: Lake Argyle to El Questro - Amalia Gorge walk & El Questro Gorge walk
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

TRAIL NOTES: Amalia Gorge walk: 3.4kms. Grade: moderately difficult.
El Questro Gorge: 3 kms. 2 hours. Medium. Terrain: Some section rocky creek bed requiring good level of fitness & agility. Walking poles suggested.

ITINERARY: This morning after breakfast we’ll drive out to El Questro in the Eastern Kimberley where we’ll walk both Amalia Gorge and El Questro Gorge. The drive will take around 2-hours. The Amalia Gorge walk, a return trek to the waterfall and plunge pool takes over an hour and passes by several small flowing waterfalls and crystal clear pools, including a lovely half-way pool. The beginning of the walk is over a rocky dry river bed, with some tough narrow areas of the trail, but the scenery is worth it. After this walk, we’ll enjoy a sit-down lunch at El Questro Station, before heading to El Questro Gorge for our second walk of the day which takes you through a butterfly-filled rainforest and a boulder-strewn valley before arriving at the most beautiful waterfall. Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear bathing hole and take in the rainforest’s splendour! After both of these fabulous walks, we’ll head to the campground at El Questro where we’ll be staying the night. Enjoy all the fun of a camping adventure, but with the little extras. In the campground you’ll find your walk-in touring tent set up for your arrival including an off the ground bed with a deluxe camping mattress and pillow. There are toilet and shower facilities provided in the campground. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Steakhouse Verandah Restaurant enjoying fine dining featuring local produce such as barramundi and succulent beef.

Day 4: Moonshine Walk
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

TRAIL NOTES: 5kms. Grade: moderately difficult. Sections of the trail lead along a rocky riverbed with creek crossings

ITINERARY: This morning after breakfast we’ll enjoy Moonshine Gorge Circuit trail which follows Moonshine creek. The circuit is 5km. Along the way, we’ll see tall Livistona Palms and cliff faces on both sides of the gorge providing shade and plenty of areas to rest and swim. Afterwards, we return to El Questro for a cruise down Chamberlain Gorge. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Steakhouse Verandah Restaurant.

Day 5: Emma Gorge Walk - Kununurra
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

TRAIL NOTES: Zebedee Springs. Easy short walk. Emma Gorge Walk: 3.5kms. Terrain: Rocky creek bed requiring good level of fitness & agility. Walking poles suggested. Enjoy a challenging, partially shaded, one hour walk. Moderately difficult with some rugged creek crossings.

ITINERARY: This morning enjoy an early breakfast before we travel 45-minutes to Zebedee Springs, a natural oasis found after a short, easy walk. The trail leads us through dense Livistona Palms to a series of rocky thermal pools. The thermal springs are the perfect place to relax and take in the beauty that surrounds us. Next we’ll 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 enjoying lunch. After lunch, our journey takes us back to Kununurra where we will head to our accommodation for the next two nights at either Discovery Park, Kununurra Country Club or Freshwater Apartments (dependant on availability). Once we’ve checked in enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the pool or explore the local area. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner in the restaurant, served with wine.

Day 6: Bungle Bungle Flight and Heli-Hike Experience
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

TRAIL NOTES: 10 km return hike. Requires a good level of fitness and mobility.

ITINERARY: This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off to explore the Bungle Bungles. We will depart Kununurra for a stunning flight taking in views on Argyle, the Carr Boyd Ranges and the Bungles on a small plane to Purnululu National Park. The luxury of us flying saves us around 9-hours of rugged road travel and allows us to enjoy a smooth, scenic flight to one of Australia’s World Heritage Sites. We will witness the beauty of the Bungles from above before landing at a nearyby airstrip to meet our helicopter that will fly us near the mouth of the remote Piccaninny Gorge, the largest of all the gorges in the National Park. Our guide will lead the hike into the gorge and share stories of the area’s significance to the Aboriginal people and its unique history, which led to the World Heritage listing of Purnululu National Park. We will enjoy a morning tea and picnic lunch here. 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 back to the local airstrip for us to meet our plane which will take us back to Kununurra for our final dinner on this incredible journey.
Please note this day is operated by the airline and all transfers and guides are provided by them.

Day 7: Kununurra Departure Day
7 Day Kimberley Explorer

This morning enjoy breakfast at the Pumphouse at 8.00am. After breakfast our tour concludes. We hope you enjoyed your fabulous journey.

 

 

5 DAY OPTION:
If you do not wish to travel to The Bungles there is an option to finish this walking tour on Day 5 finishing back in Kununurra at approximately 3pm. See pricing panel for details.

Due to warmer weather in the early morning starts will mean we will walk in the cooler part of the day. Some days include several short walks. Most walks include a swim to cool off during the walks.  All walks outlined above are subject to them being open. When walks are not opened alternative walks or activities will be substituted.

Tour Availability

We run regular weekly departures during the months of late May to September.

Alternative Itineraries for selected departure dates:
Please note our tours run in two directions. All tour pick up and drop offs are in Kununurra. Most of the itineraries start by going to Lake Argyle, then onto the East Kimberley Region staying at El Questro Station and finish off with a 2 night stay in Kununurra for a day trip with a scenic flight and Heli-hike experience in the The Bungle Bungles. See full details below for specific departures.

Departure DatesAlternative ItineraryNotes
2022:
18 July 2022VIEW ITINERARYVariations to the order we stay at the accommodation
27 Jul 2022VIEW ITINERARYVariations to the order we stay at the accommodation
11 Sep 2022VIEW ITINERARY5 Day Itinerary including Bungles fly-in and Heli-Hike. Variations to the order we stay at the accommodation. Price reduction for this departure. See pricing tab.
18 Sep 2022Normal itinerary

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Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
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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. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

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.

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  • 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.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • 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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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
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    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
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  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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