Kununurra – Alice Springs
(Remote art galleries and outback tracks tour)
18/6/18 – 24/6/18
Legend – B. Breakfast, L. Lunch, D. Dinner, T.Toilets, S. Showers, C.Camping, A. accommodation available.
Kununurra - Purnululu National Park
After a quick town tour of the irrigation country of Kununurra, we drive between the Carbouyd Range and King Leopold Range to the World Heritage Area of Purnululu National park. We pass the site of the Argyle Diamond mine and visit the township of Warnum and its art gallery along the way. Our camp is on Mable Downs a Kimberley station that surrounds the western end of the National Park.
Purnululu National Park
Today we drive into the park to visit the famous Bungle Bungle massive and bee hive sandstone structure that make this area so famous. Our day will be filled with bush walking, visit the Piccanini creek area, Echidna chasum and a chance to take a helicopter ride over the land formation. Then back to our camp site at Mable Downs station for camp oven dinner.
Mable Downs - Wolf creek
A short days drive to the now famous Wolf creek meteorite site. We will travel through the catchment area of the Ord river, to Hall Creek and then turn down onto the Lake Gregory basin area and drive along the Tanami Desert track to Wolf Creek Creator. You will be able to walk the perimeter of the creator or down into it, before we make camp for the night. WATCH OUT FOR MICK.
Wolf creek creator - Lake Gregory
We will continue along the Tanami track cross the Sturt Creek, then turning into the Kururrungku Community at Bililuna. Then along the Canning Stock route to well 51, and around Lake Gregory where we will make camp on this Internationally recognised IBA (Important Birdlife Area) which is home to 1% of the worlds water bird population.
Lake Gregory - Tanami Track
This will be our third day in the remote parts of the Great sandy, Gibson and Tanami Deserts. We will continue around Lake Gregory passing through the remote communities of Mulan and Balgo (the birth place of dot art), where we will visit and spend some time at the art gallery. We will be camping on the Tanami Desert track for another magic night under the stars.
Tanami Track - West McDonald Ranges
Traveling today along the Tanami track we will pass the old Roadhouse Rabbit Flat, on route to the NT most remote Art Gallery, Papaya. Here we will have a chance to purchase and view some of the NT best indigenous art. After a stunning afternoons drive towards the West McDonald ranges, we will arrive at our camp, being at the head of the Fink River at Glen Helen Gorge.
West McDonald Ranges - Stanley Chasm
Our day will be spent exploring this wonderful part of Australia, swimming in the gorges and walking amongst these wonderful ranges. We will be traveling along the Larapinta trail.
Stanley chasm - Alice Springs
Another day exploring the West McDonald Ranges, and the Larapinta trail, finishing our Day at the Old Telegraph station. We will have time for a town tour, then drop you off at your accommodation and have a final dinner together in town.
On this tour there will be plenty of opportunity for you to take photos, sketch or paint the wonderful scenery we will see along the way. We hope that you will have a better understanding of indigenous art at the different style that influence each area that we travel through.
THIS ITINERARY IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDE ONLY.
ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE TOUR OPERATOR
- Travel by 4WD Vehicle.
- All meals unless specified.
- All National Park Entrance Fees.
- All access road and camping Fees.
- All Camping Gear including two-person tents, foam sleep mats, tables and chairs & camp stretchers.
- Any additional flights, cruises and side excursions are optional extras, and need to be booked before departure from Toowoomba.
- If you require a single tent, just let us know.
- All accommodation options can be organised by AGT, happily, but are subject to availability.
- B.L.D.S.T: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Showers, Toilets, Bush shower, Accommodation.
FARE: $2500 pp
Minimum 3, Maximum 5 People (another vehicle can be organised if the need be)
Ex Kununurra - Alice
What to bring:
Keep your luggage to a minimum
Pillow, sleeping bag or sheet and good blanket
Good walking shoes with ankle support
Thongs or sandals
Brimmed hat (Straw is best)
4 sets of casual clothes, plenty of underwear and socks for 8 days
1 set of smart casuals
Swimmers and towel
Back pack and water bottle
Binoculars / camera
Tropical strength repellent
Phone service will be available in certain areas so you can stay in touch with the outside world.
What will be available for your use:
A solar powered refrigerator will be available for any medicine. In car chargers can be used for charging appliances and also opportunities for 240 vlt charging.
Washing machines will not be available on this tour, although bucket washing at any time. Water will need to be used with caution, as we will be traveling threw desert country, a bush shower will be made available with hot water from the camp fire.
We will provide powder, pegs and line for hanging clothes and buckets to wash in, Bush shower, toilet paper, hand sanitiser and fresh drinking water
Esky for keeping drinks and alcohol cold
Cutlery, crockery and glass wear
First aid kit
Maps and reference books Satellite phone for emergency use.
Please remember that we are traveling through a beautiful remote part of Australia, as safety is our first thought, this is an adventure you will never forget.