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The Scenic Broome to Darwin via Katherine (Part I)

Estimated Travel Period: 10 Days, about 31 hours
Estimated Travel Distance: 2,230 kms

Best Time To Travel

The Broome to Darwin tour is best experienced during the dry season, which is between April to October. There is high humidity and plenty of rainfall during the wet season (November to March), so proceed with caution.

Anyone who wants to try a 4WD adventure will enjoy this route that makes use of the Gibb River Road and includes a visit to the Bungle Bungles. Just remember that there are long drives ahead, so you'll need to rest after about two hours on the road and stock up on water. Get tips on how to prepare for your trip with What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday.
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Day 1 Broome to Cable Beach

Estimated Travel Period: about 15 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:7.2 kms

Go for a fun camel ride and take in the magnificent Kimberley sunset in Cable Beach.

Day 2 Cable Beach to Derby

Estimated Travel Period: about 6 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:364 kms

It's a long drive so you can rest in Derby before setting off to Windjana Gorge for an afternoon walk and a quick look at the freshwater crocodiles.

Day 3 Derby to Fitzroy Crossing

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:146 kms

Visit the underground cave in nearby Tunnel Creek before heading to Fitzroy Crossing.

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Day 4 Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours
Estimated Travel Distance:289 kms

Discover the meteorite crater in Wolfe Creek Crater.

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Day 5 Halls Creek

Estimated Travel Period: 3 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:190 meters

Go birdwatching in Paruku.

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