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Mitchell Falls, The Kimberley
Cullen bay, Darwin
Katherine Gorge Sunset Cruise
Lake Argyle Kununurra
Aerial View of The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia
Emma Gorge, El Questro, Australia
El Questro Gorge, Western Australia
Kimberley diamond mine
Motorhome, Fitzroy Crossing
Broome, Western Australia
Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA, Western Australia
Gantheaume Point, Broome

Untamed Kimberley

11 day Escorted Tour – from £5570 £4735

With flights from £5995

An epic journey through the National Parks, outback towns and towering gorges of the Kimberley Region in Australia’s undiscovered North West.

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

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before or after your Untamed Kimberley tour. Just let us know what you would like to do

Cullen bay, Darwin

Day 1 – Welcome to Darwin

The balmy Darwin climate sets the pace for your city tour: relaxed. Things don’t happen in…

The balmy Darwin climate sets the pace for your city tour: relaxed. Things don’t happen in a hurry here. Even the fiery sunsets seem to linger just over the horizon. You’ll catch one later, but first: an orientation tour to meet locals (there are some characters), discover the city’s architecture and learn about the events that have shaped life at the Top End, from Cyclone Tracy to WWII when the Northern Territory capital was bombed. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in Darwin, the Mindil Beach Sunset Market is an institution. Browse the food stalls before gathering to watch the day disappear and meet your fellow adventure seekers.

    Vibe Hotel, Darwin

    Dinner
Cullen bay, Darwin
Katherine Gorge Sunset Cruise

Day 2 – Katherine

As you begin your sojourn south, yet more reminders of the impact WWII had on the…

As you begin your sojourn south, yet more reminders of the impact WWII had on the region are outside your window. The headquarters of a military base once stood along the banks of the Adelaide River, and there’s a cemetery nearby to remember those who lost their lives here. It’s a sobering sight. Then nature takes over at Nitmiluk National Park bordering Kakadu. This is Jawoyn land, and a place where you’ll feel your spirit soar. Particularly when you’re cruising through dramatic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, your boat the only sound echoing around this enormous chasm. Remarkably, this is one of 13 gorges carved through the national park, and at every bend in the river, the sun casts soaring sandstone cliffs a different colour. There’s no time to catch your breath – you’re off to meet Tom Curtain on a vast working outback station. Tom’s quite the entertainer, and regales visitors with songs and stories during his Katherine Outback Experience. Fun, engaging and insightful.

    Paraway Motel, Katherine

    Breakfast, dinner
Katherine Gorge Sunset Cruise
Lake Argyle Kununurra

Day 3 – Kununurra

Say goodbye to the NT and hello to WA, your introduction to the state the unexpected…

Say goodbye to the NT and hello to WA, your introduction to the state the unexpected delights of Kununurra. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and only exists because of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Before it was a twinkle on the map, farming pioneers came here to establish vast cattle stations. The life of one such family is chronicled at the Durack Homestead Museum, revealing how the property was dismantled then reassembled on higher ground when much of the countryside was flooded for the dam. The project not only helped water the countryside, but created Lake Argyle. A sunset cruise here, surrounded by tens of thousands of freshwater crocs and an embarrassment of birds, is something you won’t forget in a hurry. Well, until the next expedition: from Kununurra, all roads lead to some of WA’s most postcard-worthy sights, the Bungle Bungles among them.

    Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra

    Breakfast, dinner
Lake Argyle Kununurra
Aerial View of The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia

Day 4 – Kununurra

How active and adventurous do you want today to be? Rise early to enjoy a bird’s-eye…

How active and adventurous do you want today to be? Rise early to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the beehive-like rock formations of the Bungle Bungles on an optional scenic flight over World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Or stay grounded on a 4WD tour through the ethereal landscape. Otherwise, lace up your walking shoes and wander with your Travel Director through Mirima National Park, known as the ‘mini-Bungles’ for its rocky resemblance. Both destinations reveal the mind-boggling geology of this part of the world. Whatever direction you go, be sure to join the locals atop Kelly’s Knob for views over the town.

    Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra

    Breakfast
Aerial View of The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia
Emma Gorge, El Questro, Australia

Day 5 – Emma Gorge

It’s not every day that you have the privilege of glimpsing the inner workings of a…

It’s not every day that you have the privilege of glimpsing the inner workings of a rum distillery with the family that owns it. Thanks to our AAT Kings connections, we’ve organized for you to meet the makers and discover how Hoochery Distillery prepares its lip-smacking, award-winning rums and whiskys. Try a tasting paddle to get your heart started or sit down to a slice of rum cake – morning tea sorted. The Gibb River Road is the stuff road trip legends are made of. You’ll see why, your route to El Questro Wilderness Park covering a few kilometers of the epic expanse. Now exhale – your safari-style tents for the night are backdropped by the Cockburn Range, surrounded by an oasis of pandanus and palms. When darkness falls, expect a bedazzlement of stars overhead

    Emma Gorge Resort, Tented cabin with private facilities

    Breakfast, dinner
Emma Gorge, El Questro, Australia
El Questro Gorge, Western Australia

Day 6 – El Questro

The best way to wake up? With the sun streaming through your tent, wildlife all around….

The best way to wake up? With the sun streaming through your tent, wildlife all around. The Kimberley’s sounds follow you across the mighty Pentecost River, a mecca for those who love a spot of barramundi fishing. Arriving at Chamberlain Gorge, an enormous fresh waterhole, your cruise chariot awaits. Jump aboard to feel very small indeed, your boat dwarfed by soaring 60-metre escarpments, a brilliant shade of orange in the morning sun. When it’s time to cool down, take an afternoon dip, whether in the resort pool or at a waterhole within Emma Gorge. Take your pick. The latter is a challenge to reach – you will work up a sweat hiking there. But diving in at the end is worth the effort. Be back on your patio in time for sundowners.

    Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro

    Breakfast, dinner
El Questro Gorge, Western Australia
Kimberley diamond mine

Day 7 – Halls Creek

Until recently, the Argyle Diamond Mine was the world’s largest producer of rare, and dazzling, pink…

Until recently, the Argyle Diamond Mine was the world’s largest producer of rare, and dazzling, pink diamonds. While operations have ceased, you can still visit and go behind the scenes. Your Aboriginal guide will not only point out where the magic once happened, but also explain the significance of this land – the traditional Barramundi Dreaming site – to First Nations communities. Equally important to Aboriginal communities is the Great Sandy Desert, which Halls Gap perches on the edge of. This place is small in population, but big in personality.

    Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Kimberley diamond mine
Motorhome, Fitzroy Crossing

Day 8 – Fitzroy Crossing

Travel through the Kimberley to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. This afternoon cruise with a…

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.

    Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Motorhome, Fitzroy Crossing
Broome, Western Australia

Day 9 – Broome

Among the most multicultural cities in Australia, Broome became a base for fortune-seekers the world over…

Among the most multicultural cities in Australia, Broome became a base for fortune-seekers the world over during its ‘pearl rush’. Many of them never left. The pristine waters here grow great oysters, and the resulting pearls are prized by lovers of all things that gleam. A city tour will give you your bearings, taking you through colourful Chinatown and pointing out the legendary outdoor cinema (back in the day, it used to flood, and locals would bring along fishing lines). Then it’s time to settle in for Broome’s other attraction: its sunsets. Follow locals to the sand on Cable Beach – there’s 22 kilometres to explore here, with space for 4WDs, camels and foot traffic. Grab a drink to salute the end of another spectacular day in WA.

    Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

    Breakfast
Broome, Western Australia
Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA, Western Australia

Day 10 – Broome

Today you have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may…

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.

    Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

    Breakfast, dinner
Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA, Western Australia
Gantheaume Point, Broome

Day 11 – Farewell from Broome

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

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

    Breakfast
Gantheaume Point, Broome

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or activities before or after your Untamed Kimberley tour. Just let us know what you would like to do

Day 1

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Welcome to Darwin

The balmy Darwin climate sets the pace for your city tour: relaxed. Things don’t happen in a hurry here. Even the fiery sunsets seem to linger just over the horizon. You’ll catch one later, but first: an orientation tour to meet locals (there are some characters), discover the city’s architecture and learn about the events that have shaped life at the Top End, from Cyclone Tracy to WWII when the Northern Territory capital was bombed. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in Darwin, the Mindil Beach Sunset Market is an institution. Browse the food stalls before gathering to watch the day disappear and meet your fellow adventure seekers.

    Vibe Hotel, Darwin

    Dinner
Cullen bay, Darwin

Day 2

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Katherine

As you begin your sojourn south, yet more reminders of the impact WWII had on the region are outside your window. The headquarters of a military base once stood along the banks of the Adelaide River, and there’s a cemetery nearby to remember those who lost their lives here. It’s a sobering sight. Then nature takes over at Nitmiluk National Park bordering Kakadu. This is Jawoyn land, and a place where you’ll feel your spirit soar. Particularly when you’re cruising through dramatic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, your boat the only sound echoing around this enormous chasm. Remarkably, this is one of 13 gorges carved through the national park, and at every bend in the river, the sun casts soaring sandstone cliffs a different colour. There’s no time to catch your breath – you’re off to meet Tom Curtain on a vast working outback station. Tom’s quite the entertainer, and regales visitors with songs and stories during his Katherine Outback Experience. Fun, engaging and insightful.

    Paraway Motel, Katherine

    Breakfast, dinner
Katherine Gorge Sunset Cruise

Day 3

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Kununurra

Say goodbye to the NT and hello to WA, your introduction to the state the unexpected delights of Kununurra. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and only exists because of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Before it was a twinkle on the map, farming pioneers came here to establish vast cattle stations. The life of one such family is chronicled at the Durack Homestead Museum, revealing how the property was dismantled then reassembled on higher ground when much of the countryside was flooded for the dam. The project not only helped water the countryside, but created Lake Argyle. A sunset cruise here, surrounded by tens of thousands of freshwater crocs and an embarrassment of birds, is something you won’t forget in a hurry. Well, until the next expedition: from Kununurra, all roads lead to some of WA’s most postcard-worthy sights, the Bungle Bungles among them.

    Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra

    Breakfast, dinner
Lake Argyle Kununurra

Day 4

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Kununurra

How active and adventurous do you want today to be? Rise early to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the beehive-like rock formations of the Bungle Bungles on an optional scenic flight over World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Or stay grounded on a 4WD tour through the ethereal landscape. Otherwise, lace up your walking shoes and wander with your Travel Director through Mirima National Park, known as the ‘mini-Bungles’ for its rocky resemblance. Both destinations reveal the mind-boggling geology of this part of the world. Whatever direction you go, be sure to join the locals atop Kelly’s Knob for views over the town.

    Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra

    Breakfast
Aerial View of The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia

Day 5

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Emma Gorge

It’s not every day that you have the privilege of glimpsing the inner workings of a rum distillery with the family that owns it. Thanks to our AAT Kings connections, we’ve organized for you to meet the makers and discover how Hoochery Distillery prepares its lip-smacking, award-winning rums and whiskys. Try a tasting paddle to get your heart started or sit down to a slice of rum cake – morning tea sorted. The Gibb River Road is the stuff road trip legends are made of. You’ll see why, your route to El Questro Wilderness Park covering a few kilometers of the epic expanse. Now exhale – your safari-style tents for the night are backdropped by the Cockburn Range, surrounded by an oasis of pandanus and palms. When darkness falls, expect a bedazzlement of stars overhead

    Emma Gorge Resort, Tented cabin with private facilities

    Breakfast, dinner
Emma Gorge, El Questro, Australia

Day 6

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El Questro

The best way to wake up? With the sun streaming through your tent, wildlife all around. The Kimberley’s sounds follow you across the mighty Pentecost River, a mecca for those who love a spot of barramundi fishing. Arriving at Chamberlain Gorge, an enormous fresh waterhole, your cruise chariot awaits. Jump aboard to feel very small indeed, your boat dwarfed by soaring 60-metre escarpments, a brilliant shade of orange in the morning sun. When it’s time to cool down, take an afternoon dip, whether in the resort pool or at a waterhole within Emma Gorge. Take your pick. The latter is a challenge to reach – you will work up a sweat hiking there. But diving in at the end is worth the effort. Be back on your patio in time for sundowners.

    Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro

    Breakfast, dinner
El Questro Gorge, Western Australia

Day 7

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Halls Creek

Until recently, the Argyle Diamond Mine was the world’s largest producer of rare, and dazzling, pink diamonds. While operations have ceased, you can still visit and go behind the scenes. Your Aboriginal guide will not only point out where the magic once happened, but also explain the significance of this land – the traditional Barramundi Dreaming site – to First Nations communities. Equally important to Aboriginal communities is the Great Sandy Desert, which Halls Gap perches on the edge of. This place is small in population, but big in personality.

    Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Kimberley diamond mine

Day 8

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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.

    Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Motorhome, Fitzroy Crossing

Day 9

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Broome

Among the most multicultural cities in Australia, Broome became a base for fortune-seekers the world over during its ‘pearl rush’. Many of them never left. The pristine waters here grow great oysters, and the resulting pearls are prized by lovers of all things that gleam. A city tour will give you your bearings, taking you through colourful Chinatown and pointing out the legendary outdoor cinema (back in the day, it used to flood, and locals would bring along fishing lines). Then it’s time to settle in for Broome’s other attraction: its sunsets. Follow locals to the sand on Cable Beach – there’s 22 kilometres to explore here, with space for 4WDs, camels and foot traffic. Grab a drink to salute the end of another spectacular day in WA.

    Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

    Breakfast
Broome, Western Australia

Day 10

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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.

    Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

    Breakfast, dinner
Roebuck Bay, Broome, WA, Western Australia

Day 11

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Farewell from Broome

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

    Breakfast
Gantheaume Point, Broome

This Tour Includes

10 nights accommodation
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners
Travel by luxury, air conditioned coach
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary

Departure Dates

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2024-05-28

2024-06-25

2024-07-02

2024-07-23

2024-07-30

2024-08-13

2024-08-20

2025-05-06

2025-05-27

2025-06-17

2025-07-01

2025-07-15

2025-07-29

2025-08-05

2025-08-12

2025-08-26

To confirm availability call 0333 234 2889

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Untamed Kimberley escorted tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Nights in Darwin, Broome or Perth before or after your tour
  • A stopover to Australia in Singapore, Dubai or another destination

Next Step

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Untamed Kimberley

11 day Escorted Tour – from £5570 £4735

With flights from £5995

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room and include meals shown. Seasonal supplements may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability.

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