This full day four-wheel-drive tour is designed for those with a true spirit of adventure and the desire to tick the infamous Karunjie Track off their ‘bucket list’. Often described more like a ‘ride’ than a drive, we traverse a variety of terrain including: gum-lined river roads, shimmering mudflats, scoured creek beds and rocky spinifex plains; with the iconic Cockburn Ranges as a most spectacular backdrop.
7:00am: Pick-up from your accommodation or meeting point before tour
Leaving Kununurra via the Ord River Diversion Dam, we'll head toward Wyndham and drive to the historic Port and jetty. We’ll then call in to the infamous Croc Cafe to purchase your morning tea to take up The Bastion to the Five Rivers Lookout. Here you’ll take in the views of the country we are about to traverse and learn a little more about the area. Note: this is your last opportunity to use the facilities before we head down and across the tidal mudflats to the tree-lined King River Road, stopping in at some Aboriginal art sites, prison Boab tree and King River viewpoints. The excitement begins as we start our journey along the bumpy but beautiful Karunjie Track, with stunning views of the Cockburn Ranges it’s entire length.
12:30pm: Our lunch stop will be somewhere along the track under a Boab or by a billabong where you can watch for brolga, jabiru and a multitude of waders. As we continue west along the track we'll poke in to a few vantage points along the mighty Pentecost River with its huge tidal variations and maybe spot one its giant estuarine crocodiles.
3:00pm: On reaching the Gibb River Road, we'll cross the Pentecost River for some postcard-worthy photographs looking back across the river to the Cockburns bathed in orange afternoon light. As we set off along the Gibb, we follow an endless seam of golden ramparts with their hidden maze of gorges and creeks, best explored by air or foot. With the setting sun behind us, we'll aim to be back in Kununurra by 5:00pm to drop you off at your accommodation or meeting point.
What to bring
This tour operates for a limited time from July to Nov due to the vulnerability of the track after any rain. It may also depend on station activities at the time such as mustering. You will be updated closer to the time of tour commencement and offered an alternative tour of equivalent value if cannot proceed. Please click on Terms and Conditions for our cancellation policy and more information.