Walk Western Australia's Kimberley

Trip Code: PJXM

Why we love it

Enjoy the great outdoors in comfort with high-quality camping equipment like stretcher beds with a mattress, your own 190cm high tent and comfortable camping chairs provided., Watch a fiery sunset light up the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park, one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes, where the changing light creates one highlight after another., You’ll have two days to explore the untamed natural beauty of El Questro Station. Go swimming near tumbling waterfalls, hike through gorges and soak up the scenery your way., There’s no need for a map or GPS on this walking trip – with an expert local leader that knows the area inside-out, all you have to do is enjoy the journey., Escape the everyday, get active, and take the time to reconnect with nature in one of Australia’s – and the world’s – most beautiful and diverse regions.

Is this trip right for me?

This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, clothing for all types of weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.

The itinerary may change depending on local conditions and weather.

This trip is operated and run by our trusted partner, Inspiration Outdoors. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid has worked very closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers will enjoy their time away, and experience all that the region has to offer.

You will camp almost every night in designated campgrounds, staying between one and three nights at each location. All of the high-quality camping equipment you need is provided, including stretcher beds and a mattress to sleep on, 190cm high tents, and comfortable camping chairs.

Important information

START & END TIMES
Pick-up in the morning of day 1 will be from Broome Time Resort at 7:30am. The trip finishes on arrival back into Broome on the last day at around 5pm.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking.

OPERATOR
This trip is operated and run by Inspiration Outdoors, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Inspiration Outdoors customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Inspiration Outdoors to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time away.

What to bring/pack

ESSENTIAL ITEMS
• Day-pack - with a thick waist strap to help take some weight off your shoulders. In wet weather, a waterproof cover or a bin bag to wrap your belongings in can be handy
• Shorts/long pants and shirts for walking - as many sets as you wish! Quick-dry material is best, especially for trousers. Don't wear jeans walking.
• Socks - whichever thickness you're comfortable walking in and as many pairs as you like
• Boots/shoes for walking (make sure you wear them in well- see note on footwear below)
• Windcheater or lightweight jumper for walking
• Waterproof jacket
• Sun protection - hat (secure fitting and/or with chin strap), sun cream, sun glasses
• Casual clothes for evenings
• Torch/headlamp (can be handy when twin sharing for getting up at night)
• Any preferred first aid supplies - such as your favourite blister treatment! (Your guide will carry a full first-aid kit)
• Water bottle/s or camelback - 2 to 3 litre capacity

OPTIONAL ITEMS:
• Waterproof pants. Some people love them and some hate them - personally, we don't wear them but there have been times when we have wished for a pair!
• Head Fly net
• Camera and charger/batteries
• Gaiters for snake bite protection are recommended unless you are wearing long pants and long socks. They're also good for keeping dirt out of your shoes.
• Bathers and towel
• Small towel to carry during the day
• Snacks and alcohol - there will be time to purchase more during the week if you need to. Some people like to have some snacks for the trail including muesli bars, nuts, lollies or other special things.
• Walking poles
• A lunch container (with freezer brick and fork for salads if desired) and/or Beeswax wrap. Gladwrap will otherwise be provided.

Physical rating

4

The itinerary has been designed to be very achievable to those of reasonable fitness. A positive mental attitude is most important. If you focus on the scenery, the company and the moment, not on the kilometres, then you find yourself reaching your destination with little problem. If you have done some training prior to the walk you will enjoy it all the more.

The best way to prepare physically for the trip is to walk, walk and walk some more - preferably on rocky surfaces and over a variety of terrain. Try to walk frequently. Even walking around your suburb will get you walk-fit. By the start of the tour you should be able to comfortably walk 10km. For instance, walking 3km four times a week, and 5km once a week, is a great help.

We know that this type of preparation is difficult to fit into a busy schedule. If you don't have the time to do long walks, we recommend doing regular stair walking sessions. If you're doing short training sessions, make sure you get yourself puffed and sweaty. Otherwise you won't benefit from your efforts. And start walking in the shoes you will wear on the walk now!

Joining your group

Broome Time Resort, 1 Cable Beach Road East, Broome, AUSTRALIA

Alternate Joining Point


Joining instructions

Finishing your trip

Broome, , Broome, AUSTRALIA

Alternate Finish Point


Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 12

Lunches included: 12

Dinners included: 9

Climate & seasonal information

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

1300 544 882 or +61 8 6219 5164

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