KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS
Our Tag-along tours are one of a kind...
Which means you need to be fully self-sufficient and prepared for
Before BOOKING your tour please ensure
you read the following very important information AND our Terms & Conditions:
FOOD & WATER
Bring enough food and water for each person in your vehicle for the duration of the tour,
whether it be a half day or a 5-day tour. 5 Litres of water per person per day is recommended.
KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS carries extra water in the tour vehicle, however, it is advisable to carry extra water in your own vehicle as a backup. Also, having a variety of water containers is a great idea.
5/ 10/ 20 Litre containers are very useful, as well as small water bottles, which fit under the seat or in the door pockets.
We travel to some very remote areas, so food shopping needs to be done in Kununurra or elsewhere before your tour departs. Dry foods and tinned food will last well over many days/weeks and is easily stored in your vehicle.
Vacuum sealed is also a great way to store meat and other foods and will last for several weeks if stored in a fridge/freezer.
Each client is responsible for managing their own food and water supplies. You need to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner and any snacks in between. KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS provides morning and afternoon tea on all of our tours.
Tea, coffee and long life milk is available, as well as tinned fruit, biscuits/cake.
Each client is responsible for their own sleeping arrangements. We camp in some designated campgrounds but mostly in private bush settings. A tent is a great form of shelter and an inflatable mattress to fit inside is a good option.
You will need to bring enough bedding for everyone in your vehicle, blankets or sleeping bags are a good idea.
Temperatures can vary from low 20's to mid 30 degrees Celsius by day.
By night, however, it can get down to single figure temperatures.
Here is a useful link for the weather in The Kimberley: http://www.kimberleyaustralia.com/kimberley_climate.html
In Australia, a swag is a very comfortable and common camping item.
Here is a useful link: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=double+dome+swag&rlz=1C1AVFC_enAU738AU746&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibp4j2p7jXAhUDoJQKHVC4AfAQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=949
Appropriate protective clothing is recommended, as many of our tours involve hiking outdoors in warm weather.
We recommend long-sleeved shirts, shorts or long pants, a hat and sturdy footwear for all of our tours.
Hiking boots are a great idea or Crocs (rubber footwear) are great for everyday use.
See here: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=crocs+footwear&rlz=1C1AVFC_enAU738AU746&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEwZjgr7jXAhXHWLwKHSHKAcEQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=949
***Swimwear is a must, as we take every opportunity to cool off when we can.
Freshwater swimming holes and waterfalls are on various tours we conduct.
Sunscreen is advisable to carry in your vehicle too.
***Toiletries are each persons' responsibility. We can provide a shovel and toilet paper if needed.
There are few toilets/ shower facilities on our tours, so please be mindful and bring your own devices for these.
Any medication/s must be stored in your vehicle and each person in that vehicle should know where it is located.
Your health is your responsibility and we encourage everyone to be prepared when it comes to medication/s.
FIRST AID KIT
We recommend you carry a First Aid Kit in your vehicle at all times, especially in remote area travel.
KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS carries a fully stocked Off-Road First Aid Kit on every tour.
We also carry a smaller kit for during the day on hikes and activities.
A RELIABLE 4X4 VEHICLE
We recommend you have your vehicle serviced and maintained before arriving on any of our tours.
We travel in remote areas and on harsh terrain, which may show any weak points on an unmaintained vehicle.
A mechanical safety check is also highly recommended before joining our tours.
Carrying spares for your vehicle is also vital. Spare belts; hoses; fuses and filters are a great start.
Oils and other fluids specific for your vehicle are always essential items.
KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS carry a full recovery kit on all of our tours.
We do encourage all clients to carry their own snatch strap; shackles and a shovel as a minimum.
Rated recovery points fitted to your vehicle are a must for off-road travel.
Maxtrax are a great recovery tool, we definitely recommend investing in - Maxtrax link: https://www.maxtrax.com.au/
We recommend all clients carry 2 spare tyres on all of our tours.
Some of the tracks we travel on are well maintained during the dry season,
however, they deteriorate quickly and can damage tyres easily.
There are times we drive off tracks and over rough terrain, however, we try to minimise this travel where possible.
Carrying a few 20 Litre fuel cans is helpful, unless your vehicle is fitted with a long range fuel tank
or has dual tanks, this is a good option.
We do make regular fuel stops on certain tours, as needed.
A UHF radio fitted to your vehicle is a must have, especially for remote bush travel.
KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS carry a few handheld radios in the tour vehicle if you require one.
We also carry a Satellite phone at all times in case of emergency.
A SENSE OF ADVENTURE
It may sound cliche but having an open mind and a sense of adventure are must-haves when joining our tours.
We pride ourselves on doing things a bit different and not following the typical 'Tourist trails'.
We visit some very remote places and there are times you may question 'Where on Earth are we?'
KIMBERLEY 4X4 TOURS are all about adventure, unique experiences and getting off the beaten path!
We advise all of our clients to be Culturally aware when travelling on our tours or on your own.
A little knowledge and understanding of the areas you travel in and through goes a long way,
especially with local Indigenous Australians.
We travel to and through remote Communities and we promote Culturally aware practices during these trips.
For more information, please see this following link:
There are plenty of opportunities for photos and videos on our tours.
The Kimberley provides MANY amazing scenes and you will surely want to capture the highlights of your time on tour with us. We definitely recommend you bring your camera/ go pro etc with you.
Drones are becoming ever more popular for the travelling photographer and holidaymaker.
We encourage you to bring it (drone) with you, however, please be aware of the rules and regulations in using them,
especially near airfields. Here is a link for flying drones in National Parks in Western Australia:
In regards to Alcohol, please be advised, that we do travel to and through 'dry' Communities on certain tours.
There are NO outlets to purchase alcohol in Balgo community, it is a 'dry town' (no alcohol is allowed).
We pass through here on the Yagga Yagga Cultural Tour.
On our other tours, please be discreet with alcohol in your vehicle.
Keep it stored out of sight but please enjoy in moderation.
Please make your purchases in Kununurra or elsewhere before joining our tours.
Here is an article on Alcohol bans in The Kimberley: