- 11 days, 10 nights
- 10 nights first class accommodations
- All transfers
- All tours & sightseeing as per itinerary
- 21 meals
Explore North Western Australia
On this 11-day tour, discover the best of the Kimberley, including Darwin & Broome. Enjoy a dreamtime experience, wildlife spotting cruise and El Questro Wilderness Park.
Day 1: Welcome to Darwin Day 2: Darwin – Katherine Day 3: Katherine – Kununurra Day 4: Kununurra Sights Day 5: Kununurra – El Questro Day 6: El Questro Wilderness Park Day 7: El Questro – Halls Creek Day 8: Halls Creek – Fitzroy Crossing Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing – Broome Day 10: Broome Day 12: Tour ends
On arrival in Darwin you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a tour of the tropical city of Darwin. See the mixture of old and new building styles including the old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Tour Director and fellow travellers at Crocosaurus Cove, where you’ll enter the world of the awesome Northern Territory saltwater crocodile.
Stay: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin
Head south along the Stuart Highway towards Katherine. Stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, a site dedicated to the WWII air raids on Darwin. In Nitmiluk National Park, cruise the placid waters of the Katherine River through the towering cliffs of two gorges as the walls reflect the colours of the late afternoon sun.
Stay: Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine
Travel via Timber Creek and Victoria River across vast cattle stations into Western Australia. Visit the historic Argyle Downs Homestead, which was faithfully removed brick by brick and reconstructed to become a pioneer museum. See Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake. Later, cruise along the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra. This permanent water supply has formed wetland areas, which have become havens for myriads of birds and a variety of marsupials that inhabit the islands in the lake.
Stay Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra
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 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. The park is home to a big variety of wildlife including many species of birds, all manner of reptiles, wallabies, bats, dingoes and echidna. Admire the local views from Kelly’s Knob Lookout.
Travel to Parry Lagoon Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see the birdlife of this region. Continue to Wyndham to the 5 Rivers Lookout for sensational views over the Cambridge Gulf. View the Dreamtime Statues and rock art murals at Warriu Park, before continuing along the Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park.
Stay Two Nights: Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with private facilities, El Questro
This morning cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. At Emma Gorge Resort there is time to relax and sit by the pool or to hike into Emma Gorge for a refreshing swim in the waterhole.
Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, which produces one quarter of the world’s diamonds annually. A local guide will join you for a behind the scenes look at the diamond mining process. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek, situated on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, at the doorstep of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park.
Stay: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek
Travel through the Kimberley to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. This afternoon 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.
Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing
Travel to the port of Derby and see the Boab Prison Tree, used by the first police as an overnight holding cell. Continue to the resort town of Broome. This evening sit back, relax and watch the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean. Or you may like to take a camel ride along Cable Beach.
Stay Two Nights: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome
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 a farewell dinner at the resort.
Your tour concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Broome Airport for your onward flight.
Day 1: Welcome to Darwin
Day 2: Darwin – Katherine
Day 3: Katherine – Kununurra
Day 4: Kununurra Sights
Day 5: Kununurra – El Questro
Day 6: El Questro Wilderness Park
Day 7: El Questro – Halls Creek
Day 8: Halls Creek – Fitzroy Crossing
Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing – Broome
Day 10: Broome
Day 12: Tour ends
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