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Kimberley Travel Tips

We are very excited to have you join us to explore the natural beauty of the Kimberley. Below are a few key bits of information you will want to know before departing on your Australian adventure.

Before You Leave Home

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Airport Transfer

Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of the tour; or if pre and post accommodation is booked with APT. Transfers must be booked and arrival and departure details advised to APT at least 60 days prior to travel, otherwise transfers cannot be guaranteed.
Learn from a member of the 10-member expedition team on Kimberley Coast cruise

Clothing

It is recommended that you consider the time of year you are travelling and bring a variety of warm and cool clothing to suit the climate. Pack sufficient lightweight, comfortable clothing and ensure you have appropriate footwear for walking. An extensive list of what to pack can be found in the APT Kimberley Guide.
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Luggage

We ask that you pack your required items into ONE SOFT bag or suitcase, which is to weigh no more than 16kg (44lbs) and measure within the dimensions of 66cm length x 35cm width x 32cm height. A small day bag or backpack to take onboard is also required.

While You Are Travelling With APT

4WD driving through a shallow body of water, Kimberley Western Australia

4WD Vehicles

APT’s custom built 4WD vehicles are designed to take you over rugged terrain in comfort, safety, and style. As standard they feature: seat belts, air-conditioning, a toilet/restroom, PA system, reclining seats and large tinted windows to protect you from the sun, while providing unimpeded views.
People peering down into the deep red crevice of Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory.

Walks on Tour

On tour a good level of health and fitness is required to undertake walks in hot conditions or uneven terrain. If you have trouble with balance, walking poles can be a great help. Before your tour we recommend walking three times a week to build up your fitness.
Interior of Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge tent with passengers sitting outside

APT Wilderness Lodges

Our lodges are designed to add a touch of luxury to the wilderness. Your lodge will include a twin or double bed (as requested – however please note standard tents are only twin bedding configuration), private ensuite with hot shower, deck with chairs and bush view. For details on the outback electricity supply and using Sleep Apnea Machines, view our APT Kimberley Guide.

On Tour Information

Dining
Each night, enjoy a delicious dinner, sometimes in an open-air setting, and expect a full breakfast in the morning. There is a fantastic array of quality food on offer, with plenty of healthy options. Regional specialties are often served with a sprinkling of Indigenous herbs for an authentic Outback flavour. All included meals will be indicated in your personalised itinerary.
If dietary requirements are strict, please check with your booking agent or APT concerning catering in advance.

After Dinner
After dinner, depending on location, you are welcome to spend the evening by the campfire, enjoy a drink at the bar, or simply retire to your room.

Dress Code
Most people dress casually on tour, however, in the evenings, you might want to wear something a little smarter.

Mobile Phones
Reception and internet service is very poor in the Kimberley, but you will have access to free public telephones along the way. Internet may be available at accommodation along the tour to check email.

Cameras
We strongly recommend packing a camera or camera-phone for this tour. As electrical charging points will not always be available, it is advisable to pack additional battery packs.

Seat Rotation
To ensure everyone gets to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system will be employed.

Early Starts
Kimberley tours often have early starts, so be prepared to get up before the sunrise.

View of chef cooking in Mitchell Falls Resort taken by Steve Strike
Stand on the cusp of the King George River while taking a small ship expedition cruise along the Kimberley Coast
View across rocky land towards huge rock mounds, Western Australia
Passengers in Cathedral Gorge

Find Out More

For a more extensive guide to your trip through the Kimberley, you can read our APT Kimberley Guide, which covers everything from luggage to your destination’s climate.

Explore More

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Book with Confidence

We know that now, more than ever, you want flexibility when making your holiday plans. If you’d like freedom to change your plans, our flexible booking policies allow you to cancel and move your holiday to another time.
Remote gorge surrounded by red rocks as water falls down to the gorge, WA

The Kimberley

Whatever your style of travel, discover Australia’s last frontier, where fiery red landscapes and emerald flora are set off against cobalt skies. Explore secluded gorges that hide ancient Indigenous rock art, enjoy welcoming waterholes and get up close to the Bungle Bungle Range.
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FAQs

To help prepare you for your travels, you can find answers to all your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions.