How old is 'too old'?
On an APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventure there's no such thing as too old, as our tours put the spring back into your step. It doesn't matter what age you are as long as you are in good health, and have a spirit of adventure.
Fit for adventure?
Join us and swim in remote waterholes and below striking waterfalls. Enjoy guided bushwalks (sometimes over uneven terrain) on all our tours. And yes, a good general level of fitness is required. Click here for hiking notes for Purnululu National Park issued by the Department on Environment and Conservation.
Wilderness Lodges, Tented Cabins, you call this a holiday?
Absolutely! Our network of exclusive Wilderness Lodges are designed for you to enjoy a unique experience in some of the most remote regions of the Kimberley, without compromising your comfort.
- Our Wilderness Lodges feature permanent and sturdy tented cabins on a raised wooden floor with private ensuites. A range of Standard and Superior tented cabins feature twin or king beds, spacious ensuites with hot showers and flushing toilets, and a private front deck.
- Our Wilderness Lodges also feature low voltage night lighting and solar powered hot water throughout the camp.
Is the environment impacted?
Our Wilderness Lodges has minimal environmental impact whilsts giving guests the unique opportunity to be surrounded by untouched habitat.
- We are proud to have been able to establish our Wilderness Lodges on Aboriginal land, with the welcome of traditional owners.
- Our Wilderness Lodges are operated to the most stingent environmental standards, and we recently received Advanced Ecotourism Certification in recognition of our environmentally sustainable practices.
What's a standard camping meal?
There's nothing standard about our meals; they are praised as being plentiful, well balanced, and healthy.
- Breakfasts include cereal, toast with condiments, and often with cooked options.
- Lunches are fresh with a variety of cold meats, salads and breads, served picnic style.
- Dinners are delicious home-style three-course meals, served in unique dining areas. Enjoy a glass of wine from the bar with your evening meal, and reflect on another great Kimberley day.
When is the Kimberley at its best?
April through to October are the most pleasant months to travel through the remote Kimberley region.
- In April/May and September/October the weather is fine and hot with mild nights (average maximum 33 degrees Celsius).
- From June to August the days are fine and warm with cold nights (average maximum 29 degrees Celsius). Inland conditions at night can drop down to 2 degrees Celsuis. Rainfall is rare.
What about the 4WD vehicles?
Our modern fleet consists of Mercedes and Isuzu Landcruiser 4-wheel drive vehicles that have air conditioning, comfortable coach-style seating, and are seat belt equipped. These vehicles are fitted with satellite telephones ensuring uninterrupted communications with our Broome base, in case of an emergency. All vehicles have been specifically designed for the rugged Kimberley terrain.
What to bring?
Casual, drip dry, hand washable clothing is recommended. Bring 4 or 5 changes of clothing, including shorts, T-shirts, collared and long sleeve shirts to avoid sunburn, and a windcheater and pants for cooler evenings. In winter, thermal wear offer great warmth and easy to pack. A good pair of hiking boots is recommended, along with some shoes you don't mind getting wet. It is recommended that you bring a sun hat, sunglasses, sun block and all necessary toiletries (Gentlemen, don't forget a razor as your electronic shaver cannot be powered out here!)
Can clothes be washed along the way?
Hand washing facilities are available at each of our Wilderness Lodges (hand washing is not encouraged at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge due to water conservation principles). In larger centres such as Kununurra and Broome, hotels feature coin-operated washing machines and dryers.
Are the Wilderness Lodges licensed to sell alcohol?
Our Wilderness Lodges are licensed to sell alcohol and stock a range of alcoholic beverage for purchase, allowing you to enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink (to guests over 18 years-of-age).
Which airlines fly to the Kimberley?
Qantas and Virgin Blue both fly to Darwin and Broome from all major Australian centres. Air North, the Kimberley's regional airline operates daily services between Darwin, Kununurra and Broome. Skywest operate flights from Perth to Broome and Kununurra. Ask our friendly reservations experts about our best available airfares to the Kimberley.
Are there scenic helicopter flights over Mitchell Falls and the Bungle Bungle?
The uniqueness of the Kimberley region can be fully appreciated from the seat of a nimble helicopter. Enquire with your driver/guide for prices as they vary depending on the duration and number of people on the flight.