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Untamed Kimberley

10 nights from £3,359 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • Internal travel
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Sights and excursions
  • Tour guide throughout
  • No credit card fees for Visa and Mastercard
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Overview

Explore the very best of Kimberley with this 11-day adventure starting in Darwin and ending in Broome. The tour takes you on an array of exciting experiences, offering up views of Australia’s world-renowned scenery, from the towering cliffs of the Geikie Gorge to the powder soft sands of Cable Beach. Included are wildlife viewing opportunities, picturesque cruises, fascinating learning experiences and a chance to unwind and admire your surroundings. (AA)

Highlights:

  • Take a cruise along the placid waters of the Katherine River
  • Admire the views over the Cambridge Gulf and witness ancient rock murals
  • Take a guided tour of Kununurra and explore the sandalwood plantations
  • Visit the Argyle Diamond Mine and learn more about the mining process
  • Cruise through the Geikie Gorge, overlooked by the cliffs of the Devonian Reef
  • Spend some free time in Broome to unwind and relax on Cable Beach

Details

Day 1

Darwin

Arrive into Darwin and transfer by private car to your hotel. In the afternoon, take a tour of the tropical city of Darwin as you explore the mix of old and new buildings, and visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, before making your way back to the Crocosaurus Cove for an evening welcome reception and dinner with your fellow travellers whilst overlooking the Darwin waterfront.

Overnight: Mantra on the Esplanade (Dinner with wine included)

Day 2

Katherine

Journey along the Stuart Highway as you make your way south towards Katherine. There will be time for a stop at the Adelaide River War Cemetery, dedicated to the WWII air raids on Darwin, before visiting the Nitmiluk National Park to cruise the peaceful waters of the Katherine River in the afternoon. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge where you'll feel the spirituality of the land, marvel at the gorges, spot wildlife and learn about the traditional culture and history. You'll later meet Tom Curtain and experience his Outback Show - an experience you will never forget.

Overnight: Paraway Motel, Katherine (Breakfast and dinner with wine included)

Day 3

Kununurra

Today sees you travel via Timber Creek and Victoria River as you pass the expansive cattle stations on your way to Western Australia. Today you will visit the Argyle Downs Homestead which is a historic building that reconstructed to become a pioneer museum. Visit Lake Argyle which is the largest man-made lake in Australia then cruise along the Ord River to Kununurra – be sure to watch out for the many marsupials which live along the lake. Experience a magical sunset on the water before arriving in Kununurra.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort (Breakfast and dinner with wine included)

Day 4

Kununurra

Take an optional early morning scenic flight over Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour of Kununurra which is one of the youngest towns in Western Australia. You’ll see the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and the Hidden Valley National Park, which homes 300 million year old sandstone cliffs and is an astonishing sight. Among the inspiring scenery, you’ll also find a varied display of wildlife, including a variety of birds, reptiles, wallabies and bats. Take in the amazing views from Kelly’s Knob Lookout then make your way to a privately hosted dinner at the Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory. Afterwards, learn about the fascinating industry of sandalwood plantations while dining in the Ord Valley.

Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

El Questro

Visit Hoochery Distillery and meet the makers of the only rum produced in WA! Take a guided tour and try the famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Weather permitting, take a trip to the Parry Lagoon Nature Reserve to see the birdlife before continuing on to Wyndham to the Five Rivers lookout overlooking the Cambridge Gulf. Visit the rock art murals at Warriu Park before heading along the Gibb River road to El Questro Wilderness Park.

Overnight: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro (Breakfast and dinner with wine included)

Day 6

El Questro Wilderness Park

Cruise along Chamberlain Gorge in the morning then relax and lounge by the pool at Emma Gorge Resort; alternatively, hike to the gorge itself for a swim in the waterhole. In the evening sit back with a drink and enjoy the local entertainment.

Overnight: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro (Breakfast and dinner with wine included)

Day 7

Halls Creek

Visit the Argyle Diamond Mine today which produces a quarter of the world’s diamonds every year. You’ll be guided by a local indigenous expert for a behind the scenes look at the mining process, before continuing on to the historic town of Halls Creek. This town is located on the cusp of the Great Sandy Desert at the doorstep of the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park.

Overnight: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine included)

Day 8

Fitzroy Crossing

Journey to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing, stop off at the Yiyili indigeneous community along the way to meet one of the local families at a gallery.  Afterwards, go for a guided afternoon cruise through the Geikie Gorge – this gorge was formed from the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. In the dry season, this river transforms into a gentle stream beneath the cliffs of the Devonian Reef; during the wet season, the river rises over 16 metres and floods the national park with seven metres of water. Be sure to keep a lookout for the freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies in this area.

Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine included)

Day 9

Broome

Travel to the port of Derby to witness the Boab Prison Tree which was used by the first police as a holding cell. Afterwards, continue on to the resort town of Broome where you’ll enjoy a tour of the city with your guide, taking in the sights and have some free time to relax and unwind or take a camel ride along the beach, if you would prefer.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Broome

Spend the day at leisure to explore the tropical hideaway of Broome, with a leisurely stroll along the beach or a wander through bustling Chinatown. In the evening, join your tour guide and group for a farewell dinner at the resort.

Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 11

Broome

Today marks the end of the trip – you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

(Breakfast included)

  • Internal travel: Coach; Cruise
  • Hotels (10 nights)
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners included (7 with wine)
  • Cruise along Katherine Gorge to view ancient aboriginal art; City tour of Darwin; Visit Adelaide River War Cemetery; Visit historic Argyle Downs Homestead; Boat ride on the Ord River; Explore Hidden Valley National Park; Visit Chamberlain Gorge and hike Emma Gorge; Tour Argyle Diamond Mine; Boat ride down Geikie Gorge; Learn about the historic Boab Prison Tree
  • Tour guide throughout, local guides

Please note - International flights and domestic flights throughout Australia are not included in the price shown.

Local 2017 Departure Dates: May 09, May 30, Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 08, Aug 22, Sep 12

Local 2018 Departure Dates: May 08, May 29, Jun 12,  Jun 26, Jul 10, Jul 24, Aug 07, Aug 21, Sep 11

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