Untamed Kimberley

11 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Broome

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Untamed Kimberley

11 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Broome

Untamed Kimberley

11 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Broome | Travel Period: 1 May 2019 – 30 Sep 2019

Untamed Kimberley

11 Day Guided Vacation

Darwin to Broome

Cruise ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at a fragrant sandalwood plantation. Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this outback journey also provides opportunities for observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

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  • Tour Darwin's city sights
  • Cruise Katherine Gorge and see ancient rock art
  • See the Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Visit fascinating Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • Dinner at Kununurra Sandalwood Factory
  • Admire views of Kununurra from Kelly’s Knob Lookout
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery featuring indigenous artwork
  • Cruise on Geikie Gorge
  • Learn about the historic Boab Prison Tree at Derby
  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset

Life in cosmopolitan Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital, is vibrant but unhurried. Take an afternoon tour of the city, then enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant that affords spectacular waterfront views.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway today, stopping at Adelaide River’s poignant War Cemetery. This afternoon, travel on via Katherine 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 on you’ll meet Tom Curtain during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Watch the landscape transform dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, which supports an abundance of native fish, birds and marsupials. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Today you may choose between an optional experience early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Otherwise tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. This evening, dine on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

This morning, take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery before travelling on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or lurking crocodile. Continue to the Gibb River Road to your safari-style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Awake to the calls of native birds, and after a hearty breakfast, take 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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Travel on to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing this morning, stopping en route at Halls Creek to visit an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise with a local guide through magnificent Geikie Gorge, watching for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Travel through spectacular landscapes today en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point, whose rugged red cliffs rise in stark contrast to the cobalt blue waters. Relax 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 leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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
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
  • 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 850.00 (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 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.

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 425.00   Child Price: AUD 425.00

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 779.00   Child Price: AUD 779.00

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.


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
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel

Fitness Requirements

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

Dining

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

Flight Information

  • Day 1 - flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Darwin Airport
  • Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Broome Airport

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