Darwin to Broome

Travel from Darwin to Broome 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

Darwin to Broome

Trip length: 12 days
Early bird: $950
Regular Price $1028

Start dates:

Start your trip by exploring some great National Parks in the Northern Territory. Here you can check out famous gorges, waterfalls, Aboriginal art, see some crocs and swimming holes (but not at the same time!). Then you’ll make your way south, stopping off at hot springs and beautiful hiking tracks. Afterwards you’ll turn westwards, crossing the border into WA.

At this point you’ll get to travel back in time, allowing more hours to explore the awesome Lake Argyle. Hire a kayak to explore the lake, go swimming, or relax at the infinity pool overlooking the lake.

Next, take the highway from Kununurra towards Broome. There’s some cool camps and a gorge to check out along the way.

Then make your way into Broome in time to watch a sunset on the 22.5km long Cable Beach, as camels pass in front. 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 not 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

Day 01/02: Litchfield National Park

Visit Litchfield National Park close to Darwin. There are so many amazing sights close to each other. Swim in Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, see the magnetic termite mounds and go for a hike.

Day 03/04: Kakadu National Park

Visit the famous Kakadu National Park. There are many gorges to see, some great lookouts, wetlands, opportunity to spot crocs snapping up fish and a town within the park.

Day 05/06: Nitmiluk National Park and Mataranka Hot Springs

Here you can visit the town of Katherine, stock up, and make your way to the real attraction of Nitmiluk National Park and the gorge. You can camp at a waterfall the firstt night, and visit the gorge to hike the second day. It’s worthwhile to detour to Mataranka and Bitter Springs Hot Springs after seeing the gorge: a detour an hour south.

Day 07: Judburra 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! Go for a hike if its not too hot, and visit the Gregory Tree and camp overnight before heading to the next destination.

Day 08/09: Lake Argyle

Take a day to relax into Lake Argyle.You can kayak here, take a sunset cruise, or even jump on a canoe and spend two days canoeing down the Ord River to Lake Argyle on a self-guided adventure.There’s plenty of nature and freshwater crocodiles (the non-biting) to see! After your adventure head towards your next destination and free camp.

Day 10/11: Wyndham, The Grotto, Emma Gorge

Spend the day seeing some really beautiful places in the Kimberly. Stay near Wyndham the previous night, 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 12: The Great Northern Highway and Geikie Gorge

Make your way toward Broome via Great Northern Highway (back in the Share Bus). There are some stops along the way i.e. visit a working station at Lawarra station stay or stop at Mary Pool. Make sure to stop off Geikie Gorge – which is very close to the highway – to spend a few hours by the water, relaxing or exploring. Then roll in to Broome. Depending on what time you arrive you can spend a few hours discovering Broomes highlights like Cable Beach and Gauntheame Point. Or just drive in to the finish point before the end of the day – and then go to enjoy a beer at Matso’s Brewery.


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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