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Meet APT Driver-Guide – Steve Kelsall

If you're planning to head down the Gibb River road on an APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventure, chances are your driver-guide could be Steve Kelsall. Hear from Steve in this video; someone whose take on isolation is very different out in remote Kimberley frontier country.

Steve Kelsall is one of APT’s passionate driver-guides, so passionate he sticks around as the caretaker at APT’s exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge after the tourist season has given way to the wet season. Steve worked in IT from the late 1980s, but found himself on a Kimberley tour in 2014. It was his first visit to the region, but he knew it wouldn’t be his last. He returned in 2016 to take over responsibilities at the wheel and microphone and hasn't looked back.

Need to Know

Access the Kimberley region in Australia’s remote northwest with ease on APT's 12-day Iconic Kimberley tour.


See – a fabled Broome sunset, marking the start of an incredible wilderness adventure. Get up close to sheer gorges and explore the spendour of Mitchell Falls from the skies.


Stay – at APT's exclusive network of wilderness lodges, including the newly upgraded Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Located close to the region's natural attractions with all the amenities you need to enjoy that touch of luxury in the wilderness.


Do – a section of the Gibb River Road, which leads to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek before two nights at APT’s exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Discover cattle country, Galvans Gorge and Manning Gorge. Move on to the Mitchell Plateau and its ancient Indigenous art, staying for two nights at our Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls. Rejoin the Gibb River Road and visit El Questro. Then discover Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek and Cathedral Gorge with two nights at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Take a wildlife cruise on the Ord River, before ending your journey at Kununurra.


For the inside word on what's happening on the ground in the Kimberley learn from the experts APT host Jill Lance, Kimberley guide Steve Kelsall and Triple J Tours Director Dylan as they take you through the region's highlights here on APT Live Discover the Remote Kimberley.