16 Day Top End & Kimberley Discovery

16 Day Top End & Kimberley Discovery

This adventure commences in the tropical Top End, taking in the highlights of Kakadu and Katherine before crossing the border into Western Australia. Journey the rugged Gibb River Road, discovering El Questro Station, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle) and the Mitchell Plateau en route to Broome.

Tour Highlights

  • Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River
  • Bungle Bungle Range
  • hike into the spectacular Echidna Chasm, walk along Piccaninny Creek
  • discover the amazing acoustics of Cathedral Gorge
  • Discover El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Take a Mitchell Falls helicopter ride
  • Explore Kakadu National Park
  • Cruise through Katherine Gorge
  • Admire ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Torch in hand, explore Tunnel Creek

Tour Info

Code KW-GKD16
Style
  • Deluxe Safari
Duration 16 Days
Price From $9795
Departures

This tour is a seasonal tour.

Selected departure

Vehicle Mini Bus / Ferry / Flight
Suitability Open Age
Start Darwin @ 03.00 pm
Finish Broome @ 10.00 am
Travel Insurance Required

Arrive in Darwin and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Stay: Darwin, Mantra Pandanas

Depart Darwin and travel across the sweeping wetlands of the Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Head to Ubirr to explore galleries of ancient Aboriginal art before taking an unforgettable journey along the East Alligator River on the Guluyambi Cruise. As the evocative landscapes glide by, an Indigenous guide will explain the colourful culture, intriguing history and fascinating wildlife of this stunning region.

Stay: Two Nights: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Accompanied by a local guide, cross the East Alligator River into the spiritual Arnhem Land. Experience the art and natural beauty of a region that is inaccessible to most travellers. Return to enjoy the surrounds of Hawk Dreaming as the sun sets.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Travel to stunning Kakadu, the Northern Territory's best known national park. At Nourlangie Rock, view Aboriginal rock art. Enjoy canapés and drinks at the beautiful Cicada Lodge, before indulging in an exceptional gourmet three-course meal.

Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Head to the beautiful Nitmiluk National Park, before boarding an unforgettable cruise through the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people as you learn about their spiritual culture. Afterwards, travel into Western Australia.

Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

Travel to Purnululu National Park, home to the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Hike to Piccaninny Creek and through to the spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Perhaps indulge in an optional helicopter flight - own expense. Watch as the sun sets over the stunning Bungle Bungle Range.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel to El Questro Wilderness Park, a million-acre cattle station in the heart of the Kimberley. Stay two nights immersed in nature to explore this primordial setting.

Stay: Two Nights: Emma Gorge Resort in the picturesque El Questro Wilderness Park

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Choose your preferred sightseeing activity at El Questro: embark on a tranquil cruise on the Chamberlain River; take a guided bird watching tour; or perhaps set out on a horse trek.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

Journey along the Gibb River Road to arrive at Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy the facilities of the lodge's brand new Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Discover the beauty of these spectacular falls. When available, local Indigenous guides will join you as you hike around the area. Enjoy a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

View unique Wandjina and Bradshaw Art Gwion Gwion on the banks of the King Edward River.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Journey to the beautiful Barnett River Gorge to see rock art, and perhaps take a swim. Enjoy lunch before travelling to Galvans Gorge.

Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 14. Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming

Travel to Bell Gorge and enjoy lunch. Take a dip, go birdwatching, or perhaps enjoy a hike.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 15. Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Broome

Journey to Windjana Gorge, where cliffs tower above white sands. Wade through Tunnel Creek to the stunning oasis beyond. Travel to Broome and arrive at the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, where you can enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset before a Farewell Dinner at the resort's Sunset Bar and Grill.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Day 16. Depart Broome

Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

Included 

  •  41 meals - Enjoy 15 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 14 Dinners including
  • Sightseeing, park and excursion fees
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Small groups - maximum 20 travellers
  • The services of expert Driver-Guides
  • Additional guides on selected walks
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD

Accommodation 

  • Stay a total of six nights at Our Exclusive Wilderness Lodges
  • APT EXCLUSIVE! Stay at Cicada Lodge

Fitness Level

  • Tour includes some longer and more challenging walks, travel into very remote regions with limited services. A good level of fitness and health is required to participate in Our holiday packages.  Some sightseeing excursions will involve the climbing of stairs and walking over uneven surfaces and in some cases walking over rocks and through shallow streams. Please enquire about our Health and Fitness Mobility checklist at the time of booking.

Notes

  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • Weather events may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations and at the start of the season
  • We highly recommends travel insurance
  • Tides may prevent the crossing of East Alligator River
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-away bed. Please check details at time of booking