Gibb River Road 4WD Self-Drive
8 nights from £1,459 per person
- In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
Discover some of Western Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and charming towns on this fantastic nine day self-drive tour along Gibb River Road. One of the most famous four wheel driving routes in Australia, Gibb River Road is a brilliant, scenic path to take in a 4WD vehicle, driving past wonderful national parks including Kakadu and El Questro, pioneering towns including Katherine, and more stunning natural geological formations, including Katherine Gorge and Mt Hart (ATS).
- Drive along the rough and scenic Gibb River Road
- Explore Mt Elizabeth Station
- Discover the natural beauty of El Questro
- Watch a gorgeous sunset at Kelly’s Knob Lookout
- Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Katherine Gorge
- Witness the natural splendour of Kakadu National Park
- Have a drink at the famous Bark Hut
- Hop on a cruise along the Adelaide River to see the jumping crocodiles
Tailor-make this holiday:
Our travel specialist can tailor-make this self-drive itinerary to your requirements, whether you’d like to extend your stay, change a hotel or perhaps you would like an upgraded stay along the way – our experts will be happy to create a tailor-made holiday for you.
Darwin to Kakadu National Park (210 km)
Today you will leave Kakadu via the Arnhem Highway, stopping at the famous pub Bark Hut to try out the delicious food and see Jack the Buffalo. In the afternoon you’ll hop on a fun cruise along the Adelaide River to see the jumping crocodiles, or stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre.
Your car is booked until the following day, and will need to be dropped off at the city or airport by the same time as it was picked up on day one, or you will be given an extra charge.
Kakadu National Park
In the morning of day 2 you’ll enjoy a scenic cruise along the striking Katherine Gorge (at own expense), before travelling north to Pine Creek and then on to the Kakadu Highway. You’ll soon arrive in Kakadu National Park, a luscious park with dramatic waterfalls and brilliant wildlife. There’re some great options here, including a cruise along Yellow Waters Billabong to spot colourful birds and elusive crocodiles (at own expense), or visiting the Aboriginal art sites of Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock.
Kakadu National Park to Katherine (310 km)
Journey to the state border and stop at Australia’s second largest man-made reservoir, Lake Argyle. You’ll then continue along the Victoria Highway, passing the small town of Timber Creek and journeying through Gregory National Park’s rugged sceneries before arriving in Katherine, a naturally beautiful town.
Katherine to Kunururra (514 km)
Today you will journey to Kununurra, a lively provincial town known as the hub of the East Kimberley. In the afternoon you will venture to Kelly’s Knob Lookout to see a spectacular sunset.
Kununurra to El Questro Wilderness Park (80 km)
Continue along the Gibb River Road, driving past Home Valley before finishing your drive at El Questro, a wonderful wilderness park. Located on the eastern perimeter of the Kimberley region and coming at a whopping million acres in size, this lovely area is full of gushing waterfalls and rugged landscapes.
El Questro Wilderness Park
The day will be free for you to explore the park.
El Questro to Mt Elizabeth Station (322 km)
Continue to Mt Elizabeth Station, a working Kimberley cattle station with stunning gorges, hiking and swimming areas, and great fishing. There are also multiple rock art sites that can be seen on an Aboriginal guided tour.
Mount Elizabeth Station to Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (150 km)
Depart from Mount Elizabeth and travel on the Gibb River Road. On your journey there, stop at Barnett River Gorge and Galvans Gorge, before arriving at Bell Gorde Wilderness Lodge.
Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge to Broome (577 km)
The final day of your Gibb River Road adventure. Why not head off earlier so that you can travel via Windjana Gorge National Park and Tunnel Creek – once known as the cave of bats! Your car is booked until the following day, and will need to be dropped off at the city or airport by the same time as it was picked up on day one, or you will be given an extra charge.
- 8-nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- 9-day 4WD hire
What’s Not Included
- International flights