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  • Location: Broome, Australia
  • Duration:  15 hours (approx.)
Visit two of the Kimberley region’s most popular attractions on a full-day trip by 4WD to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Enjoy morning tea at the Fitzroy River, visit the historic Boab Prison Tree and look for fossils in the ancient oasis of Windjana Gorge. Your Kimberley excursion from Broome also includes a guided walk through the underground caves of Tunnel Creek, and the chance to cool off in a tranquil waterhole in a beautiful subterranean setting.

Highlights

  • Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek tour by 4WD from Broome
  • See the historic Boab Prison Tree
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at Windjana Gorge
  • Take a guided walking tour of Tunnel Creek
  • Swim in a picturesque waterhole
  • Morning and afternoon tea included plus hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek 4WD Tour from Broome

Tunnel Creek

Your tour begins with an early morning departure from Broome as you travel east into the Kimberley gorges by 4WD. Listen to your guide's expert commentary on the history and geography of the countryside you're traveling through, and stop for morning tea at the Willare Roadhouse beside the Fitzroy River. Visit the historic Boab Prison Tree, measuring more than 50 feet (15 meters) and believed to be more than 1,500 years old.

Your tour continues along the Gibb River Road, traveling towards the ancient Napier Range and Windjana Gorge. Experience the tranquil beauty of this remote oasis, where the limestone walls rise more than 300 feet (90 meters). Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birds hiding in the Lennard River that runs through Windjana Gorge, and look for fossils of shells and sea creatures on the soaring rock walls.

After enjoying a picnic lunch at Windjana Gorge, spend the afternoon exploring Tunnel Creek on a guided walking tour. Discover secret caves in the network of underground tunnels that run for half a mile beneath the Napier Range, and take a refreshing swim in a picturesque waterhole. Hear legends from the past, including the tale of Jandamarra, a local Aborigine who led an insurrection against the settlers and hid out in the gorge in the 1890s.

The last stop on your tour is a sunset visit to the ruins of Lillimooloora Station, revealing the history of white settlement in this area more than a century ago.

Your return trip by 4WD includes an optional dinner (own expense), arriving back in Broome at around 10:30pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The drive was long but the parks were breathtaking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The trip was awesome. My wife and I just enjoyed the day.

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