Broome to Darwin

Travel from Broome to Darwin with us and you’ll get to see the real outback of the Kimberly and Northern Territory. It’s time to watch out for crocodiles, and relax in the paradise of beautiful gorges and waterfalls.

Trip details

Broome to Darwin

Trip length: 12 days

Early bird: $950 (6+ weeks before Start Date)
Full fee: $1028

Travel along the Great Northern Highway. Visit Geikie Gorge, Emma Gorge and spend some time kayaking in Lake Argyle. Or you could just relax in the infinity pool overlooking the lake or go for a swim in the lake itself.

After the Kimberley, you’ll travel into the Northern Territory to see some famous gorges, national parks, and the mini Bungle Bungles. You’ll find some incredible waterfalls inside Litchfield National Park and Kakadu – as well as some aboriginal art. Perhaps you’ll also some interesting Aussie wildlife (and spot a crocodile or two in Kakadu).

Finally, cruise into Darwin to enjoy a beer and sunset to celebrate the end of the trip!

Expect to get fit with lots of hiking, snorkelling and exercise as you appreciate the natural sights. This is a no-frills adventure – you’ll be setting up your own tents, cooking your own dinner and sharing your tent with another person. The target age group is 18-35.

Things to note

Please note this is a minibus rental, not a guided tour. You rent a seat on the bus. We provide a recommended itinerary to help guide you.

You will rent your seat as either a ‘driver’ or ‘non-driver’. Non-drivers must never drive. Drivers can share driving and must be aged 21+.

A few days before your trip you will be given a full guide book with free activities, paid activities, recommended campsites to visit, access to discounts, as well as recommended sights to see.

Please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen and torch. However please limit your luggage to about 20kg – 1 big bag, and one day bag/small backpack.

The minibus seats 12, anyone with a regular driver’s license can drive it. There is a trailer attached with all camping equipment and space for your bags. Be prepared to mostly free camp!

Trip Highlights

  • National Parks, Gorges, Crocodiles and Swimming Holes
  • The beautiful Emma Gorge
  • Exploring Lake Argyle
  • Kakadu National Park and Litchfield


General inclusions

  • Your Toyota Hiace Minibus, to drive to the places you choose (but non on 4WD roads!)
  • Fully equipped trailer with everything you need for camping, cooking, and fun (equipment list)
  • Consumables such as: toilet paper, oil, salt and pepper, gas, bin bags etc
  • Recommended itinerary (but you have freedom!)
  • Guidebook (for activities and camping locations – both free and pay sites)
  • Fuel consumption for unlimited km
  • Comprehensive insurance with roadside assistance
  • Special discounts on activities and accomodation

Trip-specific inclusions

  • National Park Entries


  • Accommodation: although you can choose to stay at plenty of affordable, free, and/ or interesting places
  • Food: We will give you all the equipment you need to cook what you like!
  • Sleeping bag: bring your own for hygiene reasons
  • Guide: it’s just you and fellow “rentees” driving this minibus. Enjoy!

Recommended itinerary

These are the places you can see

Day 01: The Great Northern Highway and Geikie Gorge

Make your way north along the Great Northern Highway. Make sure to stop off at Geikie Gorge – which is very close to the highway – to spend a few hours by the water, relaxing or exploring. When you are ready, make your way to Ngunam Cliff Rest Area to set up camp for the night.

Day 02/03: Wyndham, The Grotto, Emma Gorge

Make a stop at Mary Pool as you head towards Wyndham. Stay near Wyndham overnight, then visit the Grotto in the morning, a nice small natural waterhole, ideal for swimming and relaxing. However, make sure you save most of the day for Emma Gorge which is the real beauty.

Day 04/05: Lake Argyle

Stop by Kununurra to restock supplies, then kayak through the incredible Lake Argyle, which is so warm as well! Blue water, surrounded by red mountain. Make sure to head up to the caravan park to see the infinity pool overlooking the lake. Camp nearby, or head over the border and camp in Keep River National Park overnight (so you can see the mini bungle bungles in the morning!)

Day 06: Judburr and Gregory Tree National Park

You’re in the Victoria River Region. And now, you might want to start looking out for crocodiles – so don’t stay too close to the river! Visit the Gregory Tree and camp overnight before heading to the next destination.

Day 07/08: Mataranka Hot Springs

Head to Mataranka to check out some nice hot springs. Very close to these ones are the possibly more beautiful ‘Bitter Springs’. Elsey National Park is nearby if you feel like a walk.

Day 09: Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park

Nitmiluk National Park is the real attraction. You can go bushwalking, swimming, and canoeing (although canoeing is very expensive). Butterfly Gorge is recommended. You can also check out Edith Falls. We recommend camping nearby the night before, so you can start your hike early and avoid the heat of the day.

Day 10/11: Kakadu National Park

Visit the famous Kakadu National Park. There are many gorges to see, some great lookouts, wetlands, and a town within the park. Make sure to visit the Aboriginal art and spot some crocs at Cahills Crossing. On day 11 leave the park and camp in or near to Litchfield to take full advantage of the next day

Day 12: Litchfield National Park

Visit Litchfield National Park close to Darwin. See magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls, nice creeks and more. The waterfalls here are incredible (i.e., Florence Falls!). You can also see some other interesting things i.e., Buley Rockholes (which are surprisingly deep!). Head to Darwin for the final night. Check out the foreshore and town.


Discounts are available:

  • if you book more than 6 weeks in advance
  • for groups of friends travelling together
  • if you want to stay on the Share Bus for more than one trip

Please send us an email for details and to ask for your discount eligibility.

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