21 night trip, July 2010
Thanks for this fantastic guide. I've poured over it. I also really appreciate all the reader stories. I'm travelling through the Kimberley on a 21 night trip - last week of June and first two weeks of July. It's me in 4WD camping, with my 3 kids.
The way I've organised my itinerary is to try to mix up driving with decents stays - that is, make the tough choice spend a couple of days in a few key places, then getting to the next place with a LONG days drive.
Could you let me know whether I've bitten off too much on these long days. I'm particularly worried about the end of the trip, as it is all getting too compressed. I'm also worried about how busy the camping ground at Bell Gorge might be in mid-July - is there any chance there won't be room for us to camp there?
- Nights 1,2,3 Broome - pick up vehicle, pack, have fun (accommodation already booked)
- Nights 4,5,6,7 - Kooljaman, explore around Bardi country
- Night 8 - LONG DAYS DRIVE - up very early - into Broome by late morning - restock 1 weeks food - drive to Derby, collapse at Birdswood Downs
- Night 9 - Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge (camp there)
- Night 10 - LONG days drive via Fitzroy to Halls Creek, perhaps look at Geikie Gorge, camp at Halls Creek
- Night 11,12,13 Purnululu
- Night 14 and 15 Leave Purnululu early for LONG days drive. 1 weeks food Kununurra, sleep El Questro for 2 nights
- Night 16 and 17 Home Valley
- Night 18 and 19 Mt Elizabeth
- Night 20 on drive swim Adcock Gorge - destination Bell Gorge
- THEN waking at Bell Gorge, LONG LONG drive to Broome Night 21 Broome (accommodation booked, flight home.
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