Take 11 days to discover the Kimberly & Kakadu. See the Best of the Kimberley with us, including Darwin & Broome. Enjoy a dreamtime experience, wildlife spotting cruise and El Questro Wilderness Park.
|Start||Broome @ 02.00 pm|
|Finish||Darwin @ 10.00 am|
On arrival in Broome you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome reception with your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions.
Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome 2 nights.
Discover beautiful Broome
Experience a Cable Beach sunset
Explore the fascinating Boab Prison Tree at Derby
Cruise along Geikie Gorge and spot freshwater crocodiles
Visit Yiyili Aboriginal Community and explore its art gallery
Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
Take a challenging hike to Emma Gorge
Cruise on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
Drive along the Gibb River Road
Experience the Ord Valley's gourmet produce at a unique private dinner at Kununurra's Sandalwood Factory
Visit Kelly's Knob Lookout for views over Kununurra
Discover Kununurra's Zebra Stone Factory
Explore Hidden Valley National Park
Take a thrilling boat cruise on the Ord River
Visit Argyle Downs Homestead
Cruise on Katherine Gorge & view ancient Aboriginal rock art
Take in some history at Adelaide River War Cemetery
Indulge in food and wine on Darwin's waterfront
Tour Darwin's city sights
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Broome including Gantheaume Point and the historic township before an afternoon at leisure to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. Join your Tour Director this evening for dinner at the resort. B D
Travel to the Port of Derby, the oldest established town in the Kimberley, located at the base of King Sound. Visit the famous Boab Prison Tree, believed to be around 1,500 years old and used by the first police as an overnight holding cell. Travel through some of Australia's biggest pastoral properties to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing.
Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing. B D
This morning cruise with a local guide through Geikie Gorge, which was formed by the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River rises over 16 metres, staining the limestone walls of the gorge and flooding the national park with seven metres of water. In the dry season, the river transforms itself into a quiet stream strung beneath the towering cliffs of the Devonian Reef. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you. Travel to Halls Creek, situated on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek. B L D
Journey north of Halls Creek and enter the Argyle mining lease. A local guide will join you to conduct a tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest diamond mine, which produces one quarter of the world's diamonds annually. This afternoon travel to El Questro Wilderness Park, a million acres in the heart of the Kimberley, one of the world's few remaining wild frontiers.
Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights. B L D
This morning cruise with a local guide through Chamberlain Gorge, a three kilometre fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Keep your eyes peeled for fresh water crocodiles sunning themselves as you glide past. At Emma Gorge Resort there is time to sit by the pool or take a challenging hike into Emma Gorge for a refreshing swim in the waterhole. B D
This morning travel along the Gibb River Road to Parry Lagoon Nature Reserve, a haven for birdlife in this region (weather permitting). View the Dreamtime Statues at Warriu Park. This afternoon visit the historic Argyle Downs Homestead, which was faithfully removed brick by brick and reconstructed to become a pioneer museum. Then enjoy a riveting cruise along the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra with a local guide. This permanent water supply has formed wetland areas, which have become havens for myriads of birds and a variety of marsupials.
Hotel: Pinctada Kimberley Grande, Kununurra, 2 nights. B D
Today you can take an optional full day tour to the Bungle Bungle or an early morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive domes before you enjoy a tour of Kununurra, one of the youngest towns in Western Australia, which is the hub of local industry for agriculture, tourism and mining in the East Kimberley. See the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and Hidden Valley National Park, which features 300 million year old sandstone cliffs, often referred to as the 'mini Bungles'. Admire the local views from Kelly's Knob Lookout. 'You're invited' this evening to a privately hosted dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra's Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a presentation by a local Sandalwood expert and learn about this fascinating industry while you dine on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley, Australia's next 'food bowl'. B YD
Cross vast cattle stations en route to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory, often described as the place 'where the outback meets the tropics'.
Hotel: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine. B D
Join your local guide for a cruise on the placid waters of the Katherine River through the towering cliffs of two gorges. Look out for freshwater crocodiles. This afternoon travel to the city of Darwin for an orientation tour on arrival. This evening join your Tour Director and new-found friends for a farewell dinner at Il Lido, located at Wharf One with its spectacular views overlooking the Darwin Waterfront lagoon.
Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin. B FD
Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight. B
Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.
Escape to Kakadu and discover a wetland paradise. View Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and East Alligator River in search of crocs and exotic flora and fauna. Then go ashore in Arnhem Land with special permission of the local people.