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Tour code: 59521DWT
This Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek 4WD tour from Broome explores two of the Kimberley region’s most popular attractions. After morning tea at a roadhouse along the Fitzroy River, see the historical Boab Prison Tree in Derby, then traverse the 4x4 Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge National Park. Search for freshwater crocodiles and look for fossils in the ancient reef, part of the Napier Range. After a picnic lunch, follow your guide on foot through an underground labyrinth at Tunnel Creek, with the option to swim in a refreshing watering hole.

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

Start your Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek 4WD tour with early morning pickup from your hotel. Departing Broome for the Kimberley, hear informative commentary from your guide on the geography of the region.

You'll stop at the Willare Roadhouse for morning tea beside the Fitzroy River, then continue on to the Boab Prison Tree, rumored to have been used in the 1890s to imprison indigenous Australians en route to nearby Derby for sentencing.

After a look, continue along the Gibb River Road, a former cattle route accessible by 4WD vehicles. You'll arrive at Windjana Gorge, an ancient reef oasis of the Napier Range, made of soaring limestone walls rising more than 300 feet (90 meters). Search for fossils of shells and tiny marine creatures as your guide points out any wildlife, including birds and freshwater crocodiles that stealthily inhabit the Lennard River.

After a picnic lunch, depart Windjana Gorge for Tunnel Creek in the afternoon. Disembark your vehicle for a guided walking tour of subterranean tunnels that form an underground labyrinth beneath the Napier Range. Your guide reveals the history of white settlement in the Kimberley region and shares the legendary tale of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal tracker who led an insurrection against colonizing pastoralists and hid out in the gorge in the late 19th century.

Reward your walk with a refreshing dip in a swimming hole before a last stop at the ruins of Lillimooloora Station to view the sunset. Your 15-hour day trip includes afternoon tea and an optional dinner (own expense), before arriving back in Broome at night.

Customer Reviews

Sharon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an excellent tour! The guide was knowledgable and funny. The trip was long but well worth the time. I would highly recommend it. The tea and lunch prepared by the guide was really good. Bring water it is hot!

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Once again just an amazing tour. It was a bit day but fantastic. Once again the guides are great and informative, food was great. The sights and experience will stay with us forever.

Graham N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day Windjana Gorge was great and a swim at Tunnel Creek was refreshing after all the driving. Had a vehicle breakdown on the way but just added to the adventure.

Matthew P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a great time on the tour. The guide was very informative and clearly passionate about his role and sharing his experiences.

The coach was comfortable and well equipped and the stops were well planned and evenly spaced.

The highlight would have been Tunnel Creek. Brighter torches would have been a plus - note to bring your own ultrabright torch and batteries!!

Would have been nice to have caught the sunset over the black soil planes but due to one participant's difficulty getting out of the cave, this delayed our arrival at the site. Nonetheless, post sunset views were spectacular.

Highly recommended.

nicola

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The drive was long but the parks were breathtaking.

Alex W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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

Michelle M

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Fantastic day out! Great food for lunch. Great way to see some of Western Australia.

Heather N

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Chrissy our guide was wonderful. It is a long day but everything ran to schedule and was impressed with how the amount of kilometres, rough roads and organsing people worked so seamlessly.

Jo Brown

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

James was a great guide and driver and had plenty of historical information about the area to share. Yes, it was a long day but well worth the travel to see the magnificent Tunnel creek and Windjana Gorge. The day was broken up with regular stops and the lunch, morning and afternoon tea was well catered for. I would recommended this trip.

pam103

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Wonderful day out. Lovely scenery, great tour company. All staff very obliging and friendly. Tunnel Creek was the high light for me. Only negative thing, a long day. But one knew that before we booked. My wife and I missed this place 20 years ago when we came with our caravan. We came especially to see it this time,. with the Horizontal Falls

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