Untamed Kimberley

11 day Escorted Tour - from £3790

With flights from £4689

An epic 11 day journey through the National Parks, outback towns and towering gorges of the stunning Kimberley Region in Australia’s undiscovered North West. Discover this majestic land on a unique escorted tour.

Highlights:

  • Cruise through the stunning Katherine Gorge
  • Discover the unique Bungle Bungles
  • Explore the spectacular El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Learn about diamond mining at Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Relax on Cable Beach’s pristine white sands
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Darwin

This afternoon enjoy a tour of this tropical city. See the mixture of old and new architectural styles and cultural influences including old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. You’ll also see for yourself some of the damage caused to the town during Cyclone Tracy of 1974. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at Wharf One with its spectacular views overlooking the Darwin Waterfront.

Hotel: Mantra Esplanade, Darwin
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Katherine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters of a large military base. A large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defense of their country. This afternoon you continue through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge where you’ll really feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show, it will be an experience you’ll never forget. Tonight you’ll have dinner at your hotel. Tonight you’ll have dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Kununurra

Watch the landscape transform as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum. The homestead was originally built in 1895 by the famous pioneering Durack family on Argyle Downs Station. It was faithfully removed brick by brick and reconstructed to become a museum when Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake was filled. Later, cruise along the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra. Prior to Lake Argyle being filled, the Ord River only flowed during the wet season between December and March, now the permanent water supply supports an abundance of life including fish, birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset on the water before you arrive in Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Kununurra

Today you can take an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour of Kununurra, or you may like to forgo your tour of Kununurra for a full day, in depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungle. Kununurra is the hub of local industry for agriculture, tourism and mining in the East Kimberley. On your tour of the town today, you’ll visit Mirima National Park, which is home to a big variety of wildlife including many species of birds, all manner of reptiles, wallabies, bats, dingoes and echidna. The National Park has great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people and features intriguing natural rock formations. Afterwards you’ll have time to view the town from Kelly’s Knob Lookout before enjoying a free afternoon to relax and unwind. This evening, you’re invited to a privately hosted ‘Be My Guest’ 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’.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - El Questro

This morning, take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery before travelling on the Gibb River Road to your safari-style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - El Questro

This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort’s large verandah for a hearty breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you’ll travel across the Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before it’s back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book on your cabin’s verandah or if you’re up for it, join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole. This evening after dinner, sit back with a drink and enjoy local entertainment.

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - Halls Creek

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine. Located at the traditional Barramundi Dreaming site at Barramundi Gap, it’s the world’s largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced 800 million carats of rough diamond since! A local Indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes look at the diamond mining process and cultural significance of the mine site. 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. The town is rich in Aboriginal and European history and culture. It’s passed by Aboriginal songlines and trading paths stretching from coast to coast and is nearby a site where prospector, Charlie Hall found a one kilogram gold nugget in 1885.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 - Fitzroy Crossing

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.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Broome

Travel to the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. On arrival, enjoy a Broome city sights tour with your Travel Director, before sitting back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Broome

Today you have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may 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. This evening join your travelling companions for dinner to celebrate your wonderful trip across the Kimberley.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Farewell from Broome

Bid farewell to your travelling companions when your trip comes to an end after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

11 day Escorted Tour - from £3790

With flights from £4689

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