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  • Cable Beach Sunset

    Cable Beach Sunset

  • Lake Argyle

    Lake Argyle

  • Bungle Bungle Range

    Bungle Bungle Range

  • Emma Gorge

    Emma Gorge

  • Geikie Gorge

    Geikie Gorge

  • Cable Beach, Broome

    Cable Beach, Broome

  • Fully-Guided Touring Experience

    Fully-Guided Touring Experience

  • Government House, Darwin

    Government House, Darwin


Tour code: WDB

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Cruise on ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience and a tour of a rum distillery. Visit a remote indigenous community to meet the locals and relax while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

Itinerary

1 April 2017 - 30 September 2017 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Darwin

On arrival in Darwin you'll be transferred by private car to your hotel. 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, and 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 on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Darwin – Katherine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. During WWII, Adelaide River was headquarters to a large military base, and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defence 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.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3 - 4
Katherine – Kununurra
Day 3: Katherine – 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.

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 huge 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. Be My Guest Dining Icon This evening, join your fellow travellers at 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 Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 3: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 4: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Day 5 - 6
Kununurra – El Questro
Day 5: Kununurra – El Questro

First up, visit Hoochery Distillery and meet the makers of the only rum produced in WA! Take a guided tour and try the famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Delish! Travel to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see the birdlife of this region. Marglu Billabong is an important waterbird feeding and breeding area and it's even a stop off point for migratory birds that come from as far away as Siberia! You'll see egrets, herons, ibises, magpie geese and maybe even a few jabirus and lurking crocodiles. Continue to the Gibb River Road and journey to El Questro Wilderness Park for your stay at Emma Gorge Resort. Nestled at the foot of the rusty red Cockburn Ranges, you won't even know the resort is there as you approach down the dusty dirt road, but before you know it, an oasis of native pandanus and palms appear. Staying in safari style tented cabins, you really feel like you're immersed in nature. It's just magic!

Day 6: El Questro Wilderness Park

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 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, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 6: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7
El Questro – 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! 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 near the site where prospector Charlie Hall found a one kilogram gold nugget in 1885.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 8
Halls Creek – Fitzroy Crossing

Travel through the Kimberley to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. Aboriginal Cultural Icon Stop at the Yiyili indigenous community. Yiyili is home to approximately 250 residents living scattered across Louisa Downs, a cattle property owned and operated by the community. In the late 80s the station was handed back to the Cox family and then leased by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) from the family on a 99 year lease. The majority of the residents are Cox family members. You'll get the chance to meet some of the family at Laari Gallery, an art gallery located at the community. 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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 9 - 10
Fitzroy Crossing – Broome – 'Free Time'
Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing – Broome

Travel to the resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the city with your Travel Director. See the sights including the Japanese Cemetery, which dates back to the pearling days and Gantheaume Point, whose deep red rugged rocks are in stark contrast to the striking blue Indian Ocean.

Day 10: Broome 'Free Time'

You have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may like to take a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Perhaps wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. This evening sit back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean and join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a farewell dinner to share some laughs and relive all the stories from your journey across the Kimberley.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast. Day 10: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Broome

Say farewell to your fellow travellers this morning when your holiday across The Kimberley concludes after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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11 Day Guided Vacation

Tour departs from Darwin and returns to Broome

Don't Miss

Moon rise over Cable Beach creating Staircase to the Moon illusion

Staircase to the Moon

Between March and October, for only three nights a month when the conditions are just right, visitors to Broome are treated to this natural phenomenon - Staircase to the Moon! This spectacle occurs when the full moon rises over the exposed mud flats of Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide creating the optical illusion of a staircase to the moon!

Highlights

  • Cruise Katherine Gorge & see ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset
  • Tour Darwin’s city sights
  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront
  • Take in some history at Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Visit fascinating Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • Admire views of Kununurra from Kelly’s Knob Lookout
  • Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at a unique private dinner at Kununurra’s Sandalwood Factory Be My Guest Dining Icon
  • Travel on the Gibb River Road
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Visit Yiyili Aboriginal Community & art gallery Aboriginal Cultural Icon
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Learn about the historic Boab Prison Tree at Derby
  • Enjoy two nights in Broome
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Dining

  • Full buffet breakfasts (10)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Be My Guest dinner (1)
  • Dinners with wine (7)
  • Farewell dinner (1)

Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1   Flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm
into Darwin Airport
Day 11   Flights to depart anytime
from Broome Airport

What to bring

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

Fitness Level

Moderate: The hike to Emma Gorge is classified as difficult. It may not be suitable for all guests.

Ways to Save

Departures from 1 April 2017
Early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $470
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $350
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $235
 
Kings Club early payment discount
Pay by 14 April 2017    Save up to $705
Pay by 02 June 2017    Save up to $585
Pay by 31 July 2017    Save up to $470
 
Triple share    Save up to $235
Kings Club    Save up to $235

All savings are per person.

Quality accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Mantra on the Esplanade
    88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT 0800

    Darwin

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Lobby
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Exterior
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room
    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Pool

    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
  • Paraway Motel
    9-9 O'Shea Terrace, Katherine NT

    Katherine

    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Standard Room
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Street Exterior
    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Pool Area
    • Paraway Motel - Balcony Exterior

    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
  • Kununurra Country Club Resort
    47 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra WA 6743

    2 nights

    •  Kununurra Country Club Resort front entrance
    • Swimming Pool at Kununurra Country Club Resort
    • Kununurra Country Club Resort Club Room
    • Tropical setting at Kununurra Country Club Resort

    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
  • Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities
    El Questro Wilderness Park, Gibb River Wyndham Rd, Durack, WA 6743

    El Questro, 2 nights

    • Emma Gorge Resort - Tented Cabins interior
    • Emma Gorge Resort - Tented Cabins
    • Emma Gorge Resort - Tented Cabins

    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
  • Kimberley Hotel
    9 Roberta Avenue, Halls Creek, WA 6770

    Halls Creek

    • Outdoor seating at the Kimberley Hotel
    • Hotel Lobby at the Kimberley Hotel
    • Gabi's Restaurant at the Kimberley Hotel
    • Pool and Hotel Grounds at the Kimberley Hotel
    • Swimming Pool at the Kimberley 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
  • Fitzroy River Lodge
    277 Great Northern Hwy, Fitzroy Crossing, WA 6765

    Fitzroy Crossing

    • Fitzroy River Lodge Exterior at sunset
    • Bathroom at Fitzroy River Lodge
    • Riverside Restaurant at Fitzroy River Lodge
    • Swimming Pool at Fitzroy River Lodge

    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
  • Cable Beach Club Resort
    1 Cable Beach Rd, Broome, WA 6725

    Broome, 2 nights

    • Cable Beach Club Resort Studio Room
    • Cable Beach Club Resort Studio Room
    • Cable Beach Club Resort Common Area

    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

Experience more on your holiday

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. We understand that everyone is an individual, and have therefore allowed some free time for you to experience different types of touring. These have not been included in the tour fare as we realise they may not appeal to all people. Our selection of optional excursions include scenic flights, helicopter rides, cruises, dinners, ballooning, fishing trips, four wheel drive tours, cultural experiences, and even camel riding.


Experiences available between 1 April 2017 - 30 September 2017

Full Day Bungle Bungle 4WD Tour (Kununurra)

Adult Price: AUD 805.00

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.

Bungle Bungle Adventurer Scenic Flight - 2 hours (Kununurra)

Adult 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.

Buccaneer Archipelago Scenic Flight - 2.5 hours (Broome)

Adult Price: AUD 635.00

Buccaneer Archipelago Scenic Flight - 2.5 hours

Join a spectacular scenic flight over rich pearling waters, hundreds of tiny islands and historic mission sites crossing mineral rich rugged Kimberley country. Land at Cape Leveque for morning tea.
*Min 4 passengers

Broome Scenic Flight - 20 minutes (Broome)

Adult Price: AUD 150.00

Broome Scenic Flight - 20 minutes

Enjoy a 20 minute scenic flight over Broome and see the local attractions. This flight provides the first time traveller to Broome a complete orientation of the town and its surrounds.
*Min 2 Passengers

"The Sea, the Men, the Legend" Pearl Luggers Tour (Broome)

Adult Price: AUD 25.00

"The Sea, the Men, the Legend" Pearl Luggers 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.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour (Broome)

Adult Price: AUD 105.00

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.

Camel Ride - Cable Beach (Broome)

Adult Price: From AUD 45.00

Camel Ride - Cable Beach

Enjoy a leisurely camel ride along the white sand of Cable Beach, one of Broome’s most famous attractions. A perfect way to unwind as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

  • AUD$95 Adult - 1 hour sunset camel ride 
  • AUD$45 adult - 30 minute afternoon camel ride


*Note: Weight restrictions apply.

Bookings

The excursions can be booked through your Travel Director. You will be asked during the early part of your tour to name those that you may wish to join, as advance reservations are often necessary. 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.

Prices

Prices indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars

Prices are valid from 1 April 2017. Optional experience pricing is indicated in Australian dollars or New Zealand dollars depending on the country of operation and may be subject to change. Please note that reduced rates for pensioners or children may apply on some tours. Prices are inclusive of GST.