Broome to Kununurra (2 days)
I have a question regarding the Broome to Kununurra leg of our trip. Our time is limited so we are looking for the best value for time and money. We are planning to fly into Kununurra, hire a 4WD and spend some time exploring the surroundings including El Questro and a fly drive into the Bungles. Then to take the Gibb River Road bus to Derby.
From Derby we hope to take a tour to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek and then a flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago and land at Cape Leveque. Then on to Broome. We would like to see as much as possible on the return trip to Kununurra. What do you suggest? We will have just two days top to do that leg.
With Thanks, Helen
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Broome to Kununura (2 days)
Thanks, Helen :-).
Unfortunately I have some bad news for you. I'm afraid you will have to totally rethink your plans.
As you saw, the Gibb River Road Bus is not mentioned anywhere in the guide book
. There is a reason for that: that service does not exist any more and there are no comparable alternatives.
So you have two options: self drive the lot or join a small group 4WD tour.
Let me give you my thoughts on your question about the Broome to Kununurra leg anyway:
If following the outline above, by the time you get to Broome you have already seen just about everything there is to see in such a short time, except for Geikie Gorge
Broome to Kununurra is an over 1000 km drive so it will take up at at least one full day, or rather two half days. More once you include fuel stops, lunch breaks etc.
With Greyhound it would be an overnight trip. Not much fun, but at least you aren't wasting any of your precious travel days.
I don't know what your flight arrangements are but I would also look at flying back home out of Broome. That would give you two extra days to really see and do something.
Anyway, that's all just theory at this point. First you will have to figure out how you want to get from Kununurra to Broome.
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