Untamed Kimberley

10 nights from £3,359 per person

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 - WDB)

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
  • Spend some free time in Broome to unwind and relax on Cable Beach

Whats included?
  • Internal travel
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Sights and excursions
  • Tour guide throughout
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Day 1

Darwin

Arrive into Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital. Take an afternoon tour of this vibrant but unhurried city. Explore the mix of old and new buildings meeting your Travel Director and your fellow travellers for a welcome reception and dinner at a local restaurant overlooking the beautiful 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 Gorge in the afternoon 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 during his entertaining show the “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 or a full day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungle range. Otherwise join your travel director for a tour of Kununurra, one of the youngest towns in Western Australia. This evening, enjoy dinner at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

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

Day 5

El Questro

Visit an Ord River rim 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. Continue your journey on the Gibb River Road to your safari style tented cabin located at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the 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 with you travel director. 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 en route at Halls Creek to visit an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. 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 through spectacular landscapes en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a tour of the town with your travel director, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point, followed by free time and the opportunity to enjoy a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. 

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 farewell 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 (7 nights), Motel (1 night) and Tented Cabin (2 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 Durack Homestead; Boat ride on the Ord River; Explore El Questro Wilderness Park; Visit Chamberlain Gorge and hike Emma Gorge; Tour Argyle Diamond Mine.
  • Tour guide throughout, local guides


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

Local 2020 Departure Dates: 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep

We would recommend you take...

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel
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