Kimberley Dreams, P.O. Box 37070, Winnellie, Northern Territory 0821; 8942-0971, fax 8942-0974, www.kimberleys.com.au, has nine- to 13-day tours that depart from Broome or Darwin. Special-interest and educational tours ranging from aboriginal culture and art to scenic beauty. All-inclusive camping tours start at $113 per person, per day; homestead stays, $170.
Wilderness 4WD Adventures, P.O. Box 2071, Palmerston, Northern Territory 0831; 8941-2161, fax 8942-3377, www.wildernessadventures.com.au, runs all-inclusive nine-day tours from $761 per person.
Kimberley Wilderness Adventures, P.O. Box 2046, Broome, Western Australia 6725; 9192-5741, fax 9192-5761, www.kimberleywilderness.com.au. All-inclusive eight-day Gibb River Road camping tour costs $1,238 per person, double.
WHERE TO STAY:
Campsites are all along the Gibb River Road. Those with facilities, such as Bell Gorge and Wandjina Gorge, charge about $5 per person. Others, such as Galvan Gorge and Mitchell Falls, are free but undeveloped.
Mt. Hart Wilderness Lodge, P.O. Box 653, Derby, Western Australia 6728; 9191-4645, fax 9191-7836, www.mthart.com.au. Rate of $85 per person, double, includes dinner and breakfast.
Beverly Springs Station, P.O. Box 691, Derby, Western Australia 6728; 9191-4646, fax 9191-7878. Rate $71 per person, with dinner and breakfast; children younger than 10 free. Camping $5.65.
El Questro Homestead, P.O. Box 909, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743; 9169-1777, fax 9169-1383, www.elquestro.com.au. This million-acre cattle station, set in some of the Kimberley's most beautiful scenery, has tent cabins from $75 per room to $480 (including meals) per person for a suite. The less wealthy can camp for $7 per person.
TO LEARN MORE:
Australian Tourist Commission, 2049 Century Park East, Suite 1920, Los Angeles, CA 90067; (800) 369-6863, fax (661) 775-4448, www.australia.com.