Untamed Kimberley & West Coast

21 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Perth

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$8415

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Untamed Kimberley & West Coast

21 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Perth

Untamed Kimberley & West Coast

21 Day Guided Vacation

Darwin to Perth

The contrasting landscapes of the rugged Kimberley, from its spectacular coastline to its rich mineral fields, will amaze and delight you on this extensive northerly expedition. Cruise on rivers and gorges, hike to waterholes, tour working mines, relax on pristine beaches and stay in safari-style accommodation. Discover the ocean at Broome, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia, and the stunning Outback landscapes of the Pilbara.

  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront
  • See the entertaining Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Visit fascinating Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take a thrill ride on the Ord River
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce
  • Visit WA’s only rum distillery
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge
  • Take a hike to Emma Gorge
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artworkAboriginal culture
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Visit Karijini’s waterholes
  • Tour an Iron Ore mine
  • Cruise on stunning Coral Bay
  • Walk along Shell Beach
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • Included Choice Experiences in Monkey MiaIncluded Choice
  • Discover WA’s famous wildflowers at Kalbarri (seasonal)Wildflower
  • Explore the mystical Pinnacles
  • Delve into indigenous culture at Yanchep National ParkAboriginal culture

Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city. Then, enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and at a restaurant, with Darwin waterfront views.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway, stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery. Then meet Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. Later, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, for a cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Watch the landscape transform as you journey past vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead Museum and Lake Argyle. Later, cruise the Ord River, see its abundance of wildlife and experience a magical sunset.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Today you may choose an optional early-morning flight over the Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Later, explore Mirima National Park, home to an array of wildlife and a site of cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people. Be my guest dining experienceDine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest experience in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner

Tour the Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum, before travelling on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to an abundance of wildlife. Continue on the Gibb River Road to your safari-style tented cabins in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

This morning Chamberlain Gorge, a tropical waterhole fringed by soaring escarpments. Then enjoy an afternoon at leisure at your resort or join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge and perhaps take a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Tour the Argyle Diamond Mine, with a local Indigenous guide. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Aboriginal cultureTravel to remote Fitzroy Crossing, stopping en route at a local art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise through magnificent Geikie Gorge.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Journey to the tropical resort town of Broome. Enjoy a city tour before relaxing with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a stroll or a swim on pristine Cable Beach or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Discover the vast Pilbara region, known for its red earth and vast mineral deposits. Skirt the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, passing vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands to Port Hedland, a deepwater harbour.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland, Port Hedland

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Today explore Karijini National Park, where its spectacular gorges and waterfalls provide a contrast to the stark red Pilbara. Explore Fortescue Falls at Dale’s Gorge.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Explore more of Karijini before travelling to Tom Price for a tour of Rio Tinto’s massive open-cut iron-ore mine with its huge trucks and machinery.

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Visit Exmouth, on the boundary of Cape Range National Park. See Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay, then tour the township. Tonight’s accommodation is metres from the waters of beautiful Exmouth Gulf.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Explore Exmouth at your leisure. Swim with huge Whale Sharks in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park, or take a stroll along the beach or relax by the hotel pool overlooking the Gulf.

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Today, cruise over World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay in a glass-bottomed boat. Then journey south to Carnarvon, visiting the town’s Space and Technology Museum.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Travel to Hamelin Pool to see a unique colony of Stromatolites and Shell Beach, formed from billions of shells. Continue to the pristine blue waters of Monkey Mia.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Watch as the Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Included ChoiceLater today, choose from two Included Choice experiences. Join an evening indigenous experience or unwind on a bay cruise.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Venture into Kalbarri National Park to Murchison River Gorge. WildflowerDuring wildflower season, the National Park is alive with blooms. Explore the seaside Geraldton and visit the HMAS Sydney memorial.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

Aboriginal cultureVisit the mystical Pinnacles, then continue to Yanchep National Park for a fascinating Aboriginal cultural experience. Then in Perth, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin’s CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. 

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • LCD TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Paraway Motel is within walking distance to the town centre. Set in tropical gardens with a shaded pool, Paraway Motel is a great place to relax while on holiday or traveling for work.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Refrigerator
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Guest Laundry
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Centrally located in the heart of Kununurra and just five minutes from the airport, the Kununurra Country Club Resort features smart, modern rooms set amongst lush tropical gardens – the perfect retreat after a long day exploring Kimberley World Heritage Area.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Foxtel
  • Ensuite
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Hidden within the fiery red of El Questro's Cockburn Ranges, lies the spectacular Emma Gorge Resort with excellent facilities.

Tented cabins

Tented cabins allow you to stay in The Kimberley in style, while still remaining close to nature, in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape. The raised roofs of the tented cabins allow tropical sounds and scents to filter in as you drift off to sleep. And the canvas outer can be rolled up in parts, to assist the flow of a natural breeze through the cabins. All Tented Cabins have their own private en suite bathroom facilities.

    Features

  • Private cabins with en suites
  • Pedestal fans
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • Wireless Internet access
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Kimberley Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the local airport and approximately 500 metres from the town centre. It offers stylish kimberley accommodation and boasts the largest motel units in the region so if you like a little breathing space within your accommodation you won’t be disappointed.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • In-house movies
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV
  • Room service
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Foxtel
  • Business Facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Fitzroy River Lodge is located in the heart of the Kimberley. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Fitzroy River Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all travellers. At the Fitzroy River Lodge you can relax on fifty acres of natural bush with shady trees and landscaped gardens.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Colour TV
  • In-house movies
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Room service
  • Towels and Bedlinen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Take one idyllic, seaside location – complete with spectacular sunsets, gently swaying palm trees and Kimberley charm – add the finest food, unique experiences and luxury indulgences; and you have the ideal setting for a memorable holiday.

Welcome to the magnificent Cable Beach, home of the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – a holiday destination like no other. Your stay will be full of surprising wonders and endless ways to reconnect; with nature, your partner, your family and yourself.

Cable Beach Club offers a place to unwind, with two glistening pools, delicious cuisine at a choice of three restaurants, leisure facilities, the first Australian L'Occitane spa and a personal touch to every experience.

    Features

  • Private veranda or courtyard
  • Ensuite
  • Shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • TV
  • Foxtel
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Wireless Internet access
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • In-room safe
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The New Esplanade Hotel was completed in 2013 and offers something for everyone – from business to tourists travellers.
Most of the 108 hotel rooms feature balcony access to the well-manicured hotel grounds. All our modern rooms boast free Foxtel and In-House movies, broadband and wireless Internet access, tea and coffee-making facilities, a well stocked bar fridge and private en-suite bathroom. Interconnecting rooms to suit families and those featuring spas are also available as well as ample onsite parking for the discerning traveller.

    Features

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Foxtel
  • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
  • Refrigerator
  • Ensuite
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

An environmentally friendly Retreat and Campground, nestled in the pristine bushland at Joffre Gorge - in the heart of the world class Karijini National Park.

Alongside the outback bush camping experience, the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat is the first and only facility to offer comfortable glamping accommodation in the Park! Offering quality accommodation and facilities, the management and staff look forward to welcoming you to a unique world of environmentally friendly, affordable accommodation and camping options with a touch of luxury and a taste of genuine mateship and hospitality in outback Western Australia!

    Features

  • Barbecue facilities
  • Linen
  • Ensuite
  • Solar Power
  • Front and rear deck
  • Natural ventilation (No air-conditioner)
  • Rechargeable lantern
  • Minimal power for low wattage applications
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Well located in the centre of town, ibis styles Karratha sits within walking distance of the main shopping centre. Featuring 47 rooms, this Karratha hotel is warm and welcoming, with an outdoor pool, BBQ area and a bistro providing pleasant al fresco dining. ibis Styles Karratha also features two bars, a bottle shop and a conference room, making it a great option for leisure and business guests alike. The hotel room rate includes free continental breakfast and includes internet access.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • In-house movies
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Iron
  • Work Desk
  • Manual temperature control
  • Radio
  • Data port in room
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security peephole
  • Direct Dial Telephone
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Novotel Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, is your gateway to the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday escaping the winter chill or an action packed holiday taking part in the many activities the region has to offer.

Novotel Ningaloo, in the Exmouth Marina, has opened 68 of the planned 150 rooms, servicing the growing popularity of the nature based tourist destination.

The deluxe development includes a range of hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self contained apartments. Three bedroom apartments are available on request. The complex includes Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray's restaurant, bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym with stunning beaches right outside your door.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Direct beach access
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

We offer comfort and country hospitality. After a delicious breakfast with us, you may care to choose a relaxing day - take a day out  at the Banana Plantation, relax by our swimming pool, have a coffee, or just enjoy a casual meal in our attractive alfresco garden dining area. Or you may wish to explore the local sights of Carnarvon and surrounds.   Reminisce on the day's adventure and dine in with us at 'Sails', our fully licensed, a La carte restaurant, offering high quality food at affordable prices.  There's something for every palate as well as a special children's menu for children 12 years and under.

    Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-house movies
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the heart of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, Monkey Mia is one of the world’s premier natural dolphin sighting areas.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • In-house movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Linen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Looking for somewhere to stay in Geraldton? You want location, you want comfort, you want value. Mantra Geraldton hotel has it all and it's right on the Batavia Coast Marina, Champion Bay.
Mantra Geraldton's spacious apartments are close to the region's best attractions like the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton CBD and the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

    Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Room service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Private balcony
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Perth is located in the heartland of beautiful Perth Western Australia with picturesque Langley Park at the hotel doorstep. An upscale riverside hotel with spectacular views of the city’s iconic Swan River and just minutes from the Perth CBD, Crowne Plaza Perth is in the ultimate location.
Easy reach of the city and its many attractions make this Perth hotel the ideal place to stay whatever the occasion or reason for travel. The natural surrounds are ideal for relaxing and recreation, while onsite parking and free public transport make it simple and convenient to get around town.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Gym facilities
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Swimming Pool
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Quality accommodation
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Half Day Tour - Adult Price: AUD 850.00   Child Price: AUD 750.00 (up to 12 yrs)

Horizontal Falls Scenic Flight Half Day Tour

Join a spectacular scenic flight over rich pearling waters, hundreds of tiny islands and crossing mineral rich rugged Kimberley country. While you don’t get to experience them from the water, this scenic flight is an amazing way to see the astonishing Horizontal Falls from the air. Land at the beautiful and remote Cape Leveque for morning/afternoon tea.

Adult Price: AUD 30.00   Child Price: AUD 15.00

Pearl Luggers Museum Tour

Through daily guided tours and enthralling stories learn of the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and why such a large number of nationalities were enticed, often by force, into our pearling industry. Experience what it was like to be a pearl diver and discover why so many put their lives at risk. See two of Broome’s last remaining wooden pearling luggers, taste the exclusive pearl meat from the pearl oyster, view artefacts from the early perilous days of deep sea pearl diving, and see a pearl valued in excess of $100,000.

Adult Price: AUD 120.00   Child Price: AUD 65.00

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

Located 38 kilometres north of Broome, the Willie Creek Pearl Farm is perfectly situated on the protected tidal estuary of Willie Creek. A natural harbour, the warm azure waters of the creek provide a perfect growing environment for the Pinctada maxima oyster and produces world renowned South Sea Pearls. At Willie Creek Pearl Farm you will gain a fascinating insight into the world of cultured pearling. On board our boat you will learn about modern pearling techniques and after refreshments your guide will demonstrate the intricate process of cultured pearling including the seeding of a live oyster shell.

Adult Price: AUD 399.00   Child Price: AUD 399.00

Bungle Bungle Adventurer Scenic Flight - 2 hours

Enjoy the exhilarating sensation of freedom in a high winged aircraft especially selected for air tours. You’ll be amazed at what you will see and learn in this two hour flight, from the irrigation and farming areas, the vastness of Lake Argyle, dam walls, cattle stations, mineral exploration sites, rivers, the largest Diamond mine in the world, and not to forget the star of the tour… The World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park home to the famous Bungle Bungle Range.

Adult Price: AUD 799.00   Child Price: AUD 799.00

Full Day Bungle Bungle 4WD Tour

Experience Kununurra, the eastern gateway to the Kimberley and surroundings by air with a morning scenic flight over the renowned Ord Irrigation area, mighty Ord River and the enormous man made Lake Argyle before arriving at the Bungle Bungle where you will transfer to an air conditioned 4WD. On your travels to Cathedral Gorge let our guides recount the Bungles heritage and share nature’s hidden secrets. Be amazed on your walk into Cathedral Gorge, where you will be surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. Arrival into the gorge displays a magnificent amphitheatre designed by nature at its best. Relax in this shaded area and enjoy a memorable picnic lunch before returning on your walk to rejoin the 4WD. Travel to our Bungle Bungle Bush Camp for afternoon tea then rejoin the aircraft to complete your afternoon scenic flight over the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Easy to moderate 3 km walk into Cathedral Gorge via the Beehive Domes. Sturdy footwear is required.

Adult Price: AUD 215.00   Child Price: AUD 215.00

Francois Peron National Park 4WD Tour

This is a full day trip adventuring through a spectacular, special piece of earth, right where outback Australia meets the coast. Your tour is a combination of cultural history, sensational scenery, fascinating plants, wild animals and bush survival skills. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, sunscreen, use of binoculars, polarised sunglasses and an expert local guide.

Adult Price: AUD 99.00   Child Price: AUD 99.00

Sail With A Bunch of Animals Cruise

Potentially see the same animals as the morning “Wow! Wildlife Experience” but with a much better chance of seeing dugong since this is usually when we visit the Restricted- Access, Dugong Management Zone, which we are allowed into only once a day. Dugong feed on sea-grass. Shark Bay has the largest sea-grass banks in the world, and its 10,000 dugongs represent about 10% of the world’s dugong population. Although dugongs are shy and extremely difficult creatures to find and approach, we have over the last 14 years developed techniques for getting you close without disturbing them.

Adult Price: AUD 225.00   Child Price: AUD 225.00

Shark Bay Scenic Flight

A 45 minute scenic flight crosses Freycinet Reach to the fascinating patchwork of salt ponds at Useless Loop. It then crosses the sandy finger of Bellefin Prong and out over the rugged Zuytdorp Cliffs. Following the cliffs northward to Australia's most westerly landfall at Steep Point and crosses part of Dirk Hartog Island. Keep you eye out for marine life

Adult Price From: AUD 50.00   Child Price From: AUD 30.00

Camel Ride - Cable Beach

Enjoy a leisurely camel ride along the white sand of Cable Beach, one of Broome’s most famous attractions. Choose from a morning, afternoon or sunset ride. Prices from


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

Moderate level of fitness required for most walks. Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available. A good level of fitness is required to complete the Emma Gorge Walk.

Dining

  • 20 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner 
  • 15 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner 

Flight Information

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Darwin Airport
Day 21   Flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

Untamed Kimberley & West Coast

21 Day Guided Vacation

Darwin to Perth

The contrasting landscapes of the rugged Kimberley, from its spectacular coastline to its rich mineral fields, will amaze and delight you on this extensive northerly expedition. Cruise on rivers and gorges, hike to waterholes, tour working mines, relax on pristine beaches and stay in safari-style accommodation. Discover the ocean at Broome, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia, and the stunning outback landscapes of the Pilbara.

This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2019

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  • See the Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Visit fascinating Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take a thrilling ride on the Ord River
  • Dinner at Kununurra Sandalwood Factory
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • Visit WA’s only rum distillery
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge Cruise
  • Take a hike to Emma Gorge
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine and an iron ore mine
  • Visit a gallery and view Indigenous artwork
  • Cruise on Geikie Gorge
  • Cruise on stunning Coral Bay
  • Get up close to the dolphins at Monkey Mia
  • See WA’s wildflowers at Kalbarri (seasonal)
  • Explore the mystical Pinnacles
  • Indigenous culture at Yanchep National Park
  • Included Choice Experiences in Monkey Mia

After a sightseeing tour of the city, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner at a Darwin waterfront restaurant.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Travel south this morning along the Stuart Highway, stopping at the poignant Adelaide River War Cemetery. In beautiful Nitmiluk National Park, take a cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Watch the landscape transform today as you journey past vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead Museum and Lake Argyle. Later, cruise the Ord River with its abundance of wildlife and experience a magical sunset.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Today you may choose an optional experience early-morning flight over the Bungle Bungle Range or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Otherwise, you’ll tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. Later, explore Mirima National Park, home to an array of wildlife and a site of cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people. Dine this evening at a privately-hosted Be My Guest experience in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Tour an Ord River rum distillery this morning before travelling on to the wildlife-rich Parry Lagoons (weather permitting). Continue to the Gibb River Road to your safari-style tented cabins in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

This morning, cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a tropical waterhole fringed by soaring escarpments. Relax at your resort this afternoon, or join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge and perhaps take a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Tour the Argyle Diamond Mine with a local Indigenous guide, then continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Travel to remote Fitzroy Crossing today, stopping en route at a local art gallery with an opportunity to meet Indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise through magnificent Geikie Gorge.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Settle in this morning for a comfortable drive to the resort town of Broome. Enjoy a city tour before relaxing with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a stroll and the sunset over pristine Cable Beach or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls.

Included Meals: Breakfast

The Pilbara region, known for its vast mineral deposits, awaits you on the next leg of your journey. Skirt the edge of the Great Sandy Desert on your way to the deep-water harbour of Port Hedland.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Today explore Karijini National Park, whose spectacular gorges and waterfalls provide a stark contrast to the iron-rich red earth of the Pilbara. Pause at majestic Fortescue Falls.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

You’ll have time to further explore Karijini before travelling to Tom Price for a tour of Rio Tinto’s massive open-cut iron-ore mine.

Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Today’s journey takes you to remote Exmouth, in the Cape Range National Park. The nearby lighthouse at Vlaming Head affords stunning views over Lighthouse Bay. After a short tour of the township, settle in to your accommodation just metres from the blue waters of beautiful Exmouth Gulf.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Explore Exmouth at your leisure today. Perhaps take an optional experience and swim with huge Whale Sharks in the pristine waters of the Ningaloo Marine Park (June-July).

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Cruise the turquoise waters of World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef at Coral Bay in a glass-bottomed boat. Then journey south to Carnarvon, where you’ll visit the town’s interactive Space and Technology Museum.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Travel to Hamelin Pool to see a unique colony of ancient stromatolites, and Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny white shells. Continue to the pristine blue waters of Monkey Mia.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Watch as the famed Monkey Mia dolphins swim into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Later today, your Included Choice sightseeing experience offers an evening Indigenous experience or a relaxing bay cruise.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Venture into rugged Kalbarri National Park today to the magnificent Murchison River Gorge. During wildflower season, the Park is alive with blooms. Later, explore seaside Geraldton and visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Included Meals: Breakfast

Visit the mystical Pinnacles, then continue to Yanchep National Park for a fascinating Aboriginal cultural experience. In Perth, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Say goodbye to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Mantra on the Esplanade offers guests an unrivalled location near Darwin Harbour and the convenience of close proximity to Darwin’s CBD. The property boasts panoramic views across the harbour, out to the Arafura Sea and presents the ideal vantage point from which to experience a famous Northern Territory sunset. 

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • LCD TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Paraway Motel is within walking distance to the town centre. Set in tropical gardens with a shaded pool, Paraway Motel is a great place to relax while on holiday or traveling for work.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Refrigerator
  • Phone
  • TV
  • Guest Laundry
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Centrally located in the heart of Kununurra and just five minutes from the airport, the Kununurra Country Club Resort features smart, modern rooms set amongst lush tropical gardens – the perfect retreat after a long day exploring Kimberley World Heritage Area.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Foxtel
  • Ensuite
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Hidden within the fiery red of El Questro's Cockburn Ranges, lies the spectacular Emma Gorge Resort with excellent facilities.

Tented cabins

Tented cabins allow you to stay in The Kimberley in style, while still remaining close to nature, in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape. The raised roofs of the tented cabins allow tropical sounds and scents to filter in as you drift off to sleep. And the canvas outer can be rolled up in parts, to assist the flow of a natural breeze through the cabins. All Tented Cabins have their own private en suite bathroom facilities.

    Features

  • Private cabins with en suites
  • Pedestal fans
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Shared self-service laundry facilities
  • Wireless Internet access
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Kimberley Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the local airport and approximately 500 metres from the town centre. It offers stylish kimberley accommodation and boasts the largest motel units in the region so if you like a little breathing space within your accommodation you won’t be disappointed.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • In-house movies
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV
  • Room service
  • Refrigerator
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Towels and Bedlinen
  • Foxtel
  • Business Facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Fitzroy River Lodge is located in the heart of the Kimberley. Situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, Fitzroy River Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all travellers. At the Fitzroy River Lodge you can relax on fifty acres of natural bush with shady trees and landscaped gardens.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Colour TV
  • In-house movies
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Room service
  • Towels and Bedlinen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Take one idyllic, seaside location – complete with spectacular sunsets, gently swaying palm trees and Kimberley charm – add the finest food, unique experiences and luxury indulgences; and you have the ideal setting for a memorable holiday.

Welcome to the magnificent Cable Beach, home of the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – a holiday destination like no other. Your stay will be full of surprising wonders and endless ways to reconnect; with nature, your partner, your family and yourself.

Cable Beach Club offers a place to unwind, with two glistening pools, delicious cuisine at a choice of three restaurants, leisure facilities, the first Australian L'Occitane spa and a personal touch to every experience.

    Features

  • Private veranda or courtyard
  • Ensuite
  • Shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • TV
  • Foxtel
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Wireless Internet access
  • ISD/STD phone
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • In-room safe
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

An environmentally friendly Retreat and Campground, nestled in the pristine bushland at Joffre Gorge - in the heart of the world class Karijini National Park.

Alongside the outback bush camping experience, the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat is the first and only facility to offer comfortable glamping accommodation in the Park! Offering quality accommodation and facilities, the management and staff look forward to welcoming you to a unique world of environmentally friendly, affordable accommodation and camping options with a touch of luxury and a taste of genuine mateship and hospitality in outback Western Australia!

    Features

  • Barbecue facilities
  • Linen
  • Ensuite
  • Solar Power
  • Front and rear deck
  • Natural ventilation (No air-conditioner)
  • Rechargeable lantern
  • Minimal power for low wattage applications
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Well located in the centre of town, ibis styles Karratha sits within walking distance of the main shopping centre. Featuring 47 rooms, this Karratha hotel is warm and welcoming, with an outdoor pool, BBQ area and a bistro providing pleasant al fresco dining. ibis Styles Karratha also features two bars, a bottle shop and a conference room, making it a great option for leisure and business guests alike. The hotel room rate includes free continental breakfast and includes internet access.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • In-house movies
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Iron
  • Work Desk
  • Manual temperature control
  • Radio
  • Data port in room
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Security peephole
  • Direct Dial Telephone
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Novotel Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, is your gateway to the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday escaping the winter chill or an action packed holiday taking part in the many activities the region has to offer.

Novotel Ningaloo, in the Exmouth Marina, has opened 68 of the planned 150 rooms, servicing the growing popularity of the nature based tourist destination.

The deluxe development includes a range of hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self contained apartments. Three bedroom apartments are available on request. The complex includes Gold Plate Award winning Mantaray's restaurant, bar, lounge, resort-style swimming pool and gym with stunning beaches right outside your door.

    Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Direct beach access
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

We offer comfort and country hospitality. After a delicious breakfast with us, you may care to choose a relaxing day - take a day out  at the Banana Plantation, relax by our swimming pool, have a coffee, or just enjoy a casual meal in our attractive alfresco garden dining area. Or you may wish to explore the local sights of Carnarvon and surrounds.   Reminisce on the day's adventure and dine in with us at 'Sails', our fully licensed, a La carte restaurant, offering high quality food at affordable prices.  There's something for every palate as well as a special children's menu for children 12 years and under.

    Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Wi-Fi
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-house movies
  • Room service
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Located in the heart of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, Monkey Mia is one of the world’s premier natural dolphin sighting areas.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite
  • TV
  • In-house movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Linen
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Looking for somewhere to stay in Geraldton? You want location, you want comfort, you want value. Mantra Geraldton hotel has it all and it's right on the Batavia Coast Marina, Champion Bay.
Mantra Geraldton's spacious apartments are close to the region's best attractions like the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton CBD and the HMAS Sydney Memorial.

    Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Room service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Private balcony
  • Air Conditioning
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Crowne Plaza Perth is located in the heartland of beautiful Perth Western Australia with picturesque Langley Park at the hotel doorstep. An upscale riverside hotel with spectacular views of the city’s iconic Swan River and just minutes from the Perth CBD, Crowne Plaza Perth is in the ultimate location.
Easy reach of the city and its many attractions make this Perth hotel the ideal place to stay whatever the occasion or reason for travel. The natural surrounds are ideal for relaxing and recreation, while onsite parking and free public transport make it simple and convenient to get around town.

    Features

  • Ensuite
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Gym facilities
  • Laundry facilities (Self-Service)
  • Swimming Pool
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)

Fitness Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness required for most walks
  • Walking on uneven surfaces is required to complete the walks, though there are alternate options available
  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the Emma Gorge Walk

Dining

  • 20 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 15 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Darwin Airport
  • Day 21 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

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