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1. Posted by nichuie2 (Budding Member 59 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone - anyone know if 3 weeks or so is enough to do Perth - Darwin? Also, I know we can get as far as Broome in our station wagon, but can we also get to Darwin from Broome without a 4X4?? We're leaving in about two weeks...

Thanks guys

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5644 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Well, yes, the road is all tarred.
But you will miss a few spectactular roads in the Kimberleys. But hey, there is more to explore then the dirtroads.
So again, if you don't mind missing a few things or challenging the station, you will be fine.

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I also had 3 weeks to do the trip and thought it was a decent amount of time.
Utrecht is very right, you can drive on the Great Northern Highway from Darwin to Broome, but unsealed roads in the Kimberleys lead to amazing places. It's worth it to leave your car at the side of the road and do a day-trip or helicopter flight and for example Geikie Gorge near Fitzroy Crossing is really cool!

4. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


As everyone said, you'll be fine travelling from Broome to Darwin in your station wagon. I'd say 3 weeks would be a bit rushed, but that depends what you want to see. You won't be able to go to a few things like the bungle bungles because the creek crossings will be too deep, but travelling out to tunnel creek and Windjana gorge is well worth it if you don't mind the corrigations.

I wouldn't recommend trying to go out the bungle bungles in the station wagon, but you might be able to hitch a ride, my wife and I took a couple out who camped near us in the rest area opposite.

Also, please don't forget to go to Litchfield National Park near Darwin, it was one of my favourite places but don't try to go out to the homestead ruins because the creek is too deep

If you need more info feel free to message me, I was out there this time last year.

5. Posted by nichuie2 (Budding Member 59 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your help guys, really looking forward to it now!