Magic in the Kimberley

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12 days | Departs Sep 2019 –
Enjoy a tour through Western Australia’s magnificent Kimberleys region, travelling from Broome to Darwin. Includes a scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungles Range.

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Highlights
  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artwork
  • Tour the Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Travel on the Gibb River Road
  • Taste the rum at the Hoochery Distillery
  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River
  • See the spectacular Bungle Bungles from the air on a scenic flight
  • Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at Sandalwood Factory
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • Cruise Katherine Gorge & see ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Indulge in food & wine on Darwin’s waterfront
Inclusions
  • Return flights to Broome & from Darwin (as required)
  • Luxury coach touring through the Kimberleys
  • Choice of activities in Darwin
  • 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 9 dinners (D)
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Day 1 – Homeport to Broome (D)

Your Kimberleys adventure begins today with a flight from your homeport to the city of Broome, Western Australia. Meet your Travel Director in the former pearling outpost of Broome, and relax over a drink before dining in your resort’s bar and grill with its sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.

❱ Hotel stay: Cable Beach Club Resort (2 nights)

Day 2 – Free Time to explore Broome (B)

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. At Gantheaume Point, dinosaur tracks are revealed in the beach’s red rocks at low tide.

Day 3 – Broome to Fitzroy Crossing (BD)

Tour the city of Broome this morning before travelling on to Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise on tranquil waters bordered by the gorge’s towering limestone walls. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies, then continue your journey east to Fitzroy Crossing.

❱ Hotel stay: Fitzroy River Lodge (1 night)

Day 4 – Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek (BLD)

As you move on today through stunning landscapes, you’ll visit an art gallery for the chance to meet Indigenous artists. Continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in both Aboriginal and European history and culture.

❱ Hotel stay: Kimberley Hotel (1 night)

Day 5 – Halls Creek to Emma Gorge (BLD)

Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. In the afternoon, continue to your tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

❱ Cabin stay: Emma Gorge Resort – tented cabin with private facilities (2 nights)

Day 6 – El Questro Wilderness Park (BD)

Awake to the calls of native birds, and after breakfast, explore El Questro Wilderness Park followed by a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, an extensive waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and soaring escarpments. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking a dip in the pool, relaxing with a good book on your cabin’s veranda, or joining your Travel Director for a hike to Emma Gorge and a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

Day 7 – Emma Gorge to Kununurra (BD)

This morning, travel on to Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. Take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery, and visit the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, a permanent waterway that supports an abundance of native birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

❱ Hotel stay: The Kimberley Grande (2 nights)

Day 8 – Kununurra & Bungle Bungles Scenic Flight (BD)

Board an early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the imposing Bungle Bungle Range. The 2 hour scenic flight takes you an unforgettable adventure over the Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine & the Ord River Irrigation Area. You will also fly over the stunning Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, the Ord River & the Bow River. It is an exhilarating adventure taking in the Kimberleys’ best scenic views.

Later, join a tour of Kununurra, the hub for agriculture, tourism and mining. It’s also close to Mirima National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife and a site of great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people. It also features intriguing natural rock formations. After an afternoon at leisure, dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations while learning about this fascinating local industry.

Day 9 – Kununurra to Katherine (BD)

Witness the dramatic transformation of the landscape today as you journey to the northeast across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the river floodplains and grasslands of the Northern Territory’s stunning Top End. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

❱ Hotel stay: Paraway Motel (1 night)

Day 10 – Katherine to Darwin (BD)

This morning, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land. Catch glimpses of wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Later, travel north along the Stuart Highway, stopping at Adelaide River’s poignant War Cemetery. On arrival in Darwin, tour the sights of Australia’s only tropical state capital before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant overlooking the waterfront.

❱ Hotel stay: Mantra on the Esplanade (2 nights)

Day 11 – Included Activity Choice in Darwin (B)

We have included some sightseeing choices to some of the best regions surrounding Darwin for you today. Choose from a selection of popular day tours to Kakadu or Litchfield National Parks, or join a bluewater fishing adventure.

Day 12 – Darwin to Homeport (B)

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport in time for your flight home.

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02 Aug 2019, 09 Aug 2019, 06 Sep 2019, 13 Sep 2019, 20 Sep 2019, 22 May 2020, 05 Jun 2020, 03 Jul 2020, 10 Jul 2020, 31 Jul 2020, 07 Aug 2020, 04 Sep 2020, 11 Sep 2020, 18 Sep 2020

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The following terms & conditions apply to your booking in addition to our General Booking Terms & Conditions:

  • Flights are included from all departure cities shown as required. These are based on Economy Class group airfares, and are subject to availability at the time of your booking confirmation.
  • The following fees apply for cancellations made once your booking is confirmed:
    After deposit is received – loss of deposit;
    31 to 60 days before departure – 50% of total booking value plus deposit;
    Within 30 days of departure – 100% of total booking value.
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