Windjana Explorer

Full Day
The Kimberley, Western Australia
Immersion & Scenic Flight
April to September
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Fly on a journey of discovery exploring ancient culture, beautiful landscapes and stunning natural attractions. Fly to some of the most unique awe-inspiring locations including Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park. Air Kimberley’s passion is to connect people to the Kimberley and share the world's oldest living culture through unforgettable guest experiences.

This full day tour operates from April to September each year.

Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park is one of the Kimberley’s most stunning gorges, with water-streaked walls that rise majestically to heights of 100m.

Join respected Bunuba elder, Dillon Andrews on a culturally insightful journey that takes you through the heart of Windjana Gorge, revealing a side of this spiritual place few get to experience. Then journey deep beneath the limestone of the Napier Range and discover the secrets of Tunnel Creek and its spiritual significance to the Bunuba people.

Location

Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) National Park, Western Australia

What to expect

Depart Broome, flying over the spectacular pindan cliffs and turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, travelling over the vast mangroves and wetlands of Roebuck Plains.

Enjoy the views over the Fitzroy River as we approach the Napier Range, mostly made from heavily eroded limestone, or karst, with the ridges composed of an ancient Devonian reef system.

On arrival at Windjana airstrip meet your local guide and jump aboard your air-conditioned 4WD tour bus. Enjoy a walking tour through Windjana Gorge, learn about the spiritual significance of the gorge and closely observe freshwater crocodiles in their natural habitat.

Lunch is served beneath the shady bloodwood trees, followed by a walk and exploring the 750m long Tunnel Creek that runs beneath the 350-million-year-old Devonian Reef System.

Learn about the Bunuba people, and hear the story of Jandamarra the Aboriginal Warrior who hid out in the tunnel and led the Bunuba resistance against the oppression of the local Aboriginal people during the late 1800's.

Visit the historic ruins of Lillimooloora Police Station before the stunning afternoon flight back to Broome.

What is included

Tours available April to September departing at 8:30am returning at approximately 5:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Cost Includes:

  • Aboriginal guide at Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek
  • Return Scenic flight from Broome to Windjana Gorge; Total Flight Time 2.7 hours
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Head torches for Tunnel Creek walk

Planning your trip

  • A moderate level of fitness is required to undertake this hike.

To check availability and current pricing please click on the Book Now button.

Important Information:
For your convenience it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes at Windjana Gorge. (The track is mostly drift sand). The Tunnel Creek tour is a memorable experience and the 750m tunnel is entered over some large rocks requiring a reasonable level of fitness. Once inside you will negotiate a series of sand bottomed pools of variable depth. Strap sandals, reef shoes or sneakers with socks are recommended. It is suggested that you wear your swimsuit/bathers for the Tunnel walk, however you can wear an old shirt and shorts. Head torches are supplied for your tour. If you plan to carry your camera through Tunnel Creek, a suitable carrying bag is advisable as protection against potential water damage. Whilst we provide water throughout the tour, we do recommend bringing your own water bottle to ensure you are kept well hydrated in the extreme Kimberley heat.

Adverse weather conditions may mean that the scheduled itinerary cannot proceed as intended. If adverse weather means that you are unable to complete the full tour, then any refund will be adjusted on a pro rata basis depending on the flying time involved.

Meeting point

Air Kimberley, 7 Gus Winckel Road, Broome International Airport, Western Australia 6725. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.

What to bring

  • sturdy walking shoes
  • swimmers
  • towel
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • camera
  • water

YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER

Air Kimberley

A new name and a new look with a continued commitment to provide safe and reliable air services to Australia's Northwest, welcome to Air Kimberley!

Air Kimberley first took to the Kimberley skies back in 1992 as King Leopold Air, a small charter company based on a pastoral station close to its namesake, the spectacular King Leopold Ranges. With the renaming of the King Leopold Ranges in 2020 to the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges, Air Kimberley was born.

Air Kimberley operates remote air services and unforgettable scenic adventure flights exploring Australia's Northwest. Air Kimberley has been flying the skies of Western Australia for 28 years. Air Kimberley are passionate about aviation, sustainable tourism and supporting our Indigenous tour partners and local communities. We work closely with Aboriginal communities, businesses and other partners to ensure we can share the connection to Country through the eyes of the traditional custodians to educate and give our guests a deeper experience of the land and traditions.

Our passion is to connect people to the Kimberley through unforgettable experiences, to increase cultural awareness, to promote sustainable tourism and to share the amazing landscape through knowledge, excellence, and safety.
Experienced pilots are additionally trained as tour guides and provide a comprehensive and informative insight into the stunning Kimberley landscape. Each passenger has a window seat and a personal headset to listen to the pilot’s commentary. Pilots circle landmarks of interest throughout the tours to ensure maximum photo opportunities!

At Air Kimberley, we have the expertise and local knowledge to provide valuable assistance in charter requirements, itinerary and tour planning throughout the Kimberley and Australia’s Northwest.

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