24 days Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road, including Dampier Peninsular

by Judy and John
(New Zealand)

We are a couple of NZdrs - 76 and 69 - hiring a 4wd camper in July to drive from Darwin to Perth (42 days). Last year we went to Katherine and Kakadu so will not need to detour (not that we wouldn't like to). This is our planned NT and Kimberley itinerary. We would appreciate comments.

Day 1 Darwin-Litchfield NP After picking up campervan

Day 2 Litchfield NP-Katherine

Days 3 and 4 Katherine-Kununurra

Day 5 Kununurra-Bungle Bungles

Day 6 Bungle Bungles

Day 7 Dungle Bungles-Kununurra

Day 8 Kununurra-El Questro

Day 9 El Questro-Home Valley

Day 10 Home Valley-Ellenbrae

Day 11 Ellenbrae-Mt Elizabeth

Day 12 Mt Elizabeth-Manning Gorge

Day 13 Manning Gorge-Charnley River

Day 14 Charnley River-Mornington Wilderness Camp

Day 15 Mornington Wilderness Camp

Day 16 Mornington Wilderness Camp-Bell Gorge

Day 17 Bell Gorge-Windjana Gorge/Tunnel Creek

Day 18 Windjana Gorge/Tunnel Creek-Birdwood Downs

Day 19 Birdwood Downs-Derby

Day 20 Derby-Broome

Day 21 Broome-Dampier Peninsular

Day 22 Dampier Peninsular

Day 23 Dampier Peninsular

Day 24 Dampier Peninsular-Broome

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24 Days Darwin to Broome
by: Birgit

Hi Judy,

Your itinerary does not contain any detail regarding what exactly you plan to see and do, so I can't tell you whether you allowed enough time for that or not. I can however tell you that your driving distances are all very reasonable. As long as you have no plans to spend more than a few hours at most of those places actually hiking and swimming and exploring, and as long as you are happy to set up and break camp almost every single day, there are no obvious problems.

You did allow an extra night each at the Bungles and Mornington, you have a long relaxing stay at the end on the Dampier Peninsula.

You did something similar last year, so you know what to expect and I am sure you have planned everything accordingly.

I think it should all work out very well.

Hope it will be a great trip!

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