Untamed Kimberley Escorted Tour • Freedom Destinations
Mitchell Falls, The Kimberley
Lake Arygle, Kununurra, Australia
Emma Gorge, El Questro, Australia
Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park
Streeters Jetty, Broome, Western Australia
El Questro Gorge, Western Australia
Aerial View of The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia

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.


  • 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


Save up to15% on selected departures between May and August 2024!

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 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.

Hotel: Vibe Hotel, Darwin
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - 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.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - 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.

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

Day 4 - 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.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club, Kununurra
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - 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

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented cabin with private facilities
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - 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.

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

Day 7 - 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.

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

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.

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 and dinner

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 £5570 £4735

With flights from £5995

Save up to 15% on selected departures between May and August 2024!


  • Add nights in Darwin, Broome or Perth before or after your tour
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class
  • Add a stopover to Australia in Singapore, Dubai or another destination

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Your Touring Experience

We are proud to partner with AAT Kings to provide first class touring across Australia. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

  • Sightseeing, walks and activities
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Luxury, air conditioned coach travel
  • En suite hotel accommodation
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  • Extra night options
  • Luggage handling and transfers

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