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

Itinerary

1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1
Welcome to Darwin

Life in cosmopolitan Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital, is vibrant but unhurried. Take an afternoon tour of the city with its mix of old and new architectural styles and cultural influences, stopping to view Old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. Some traces of the devastation wreaked on the town by tropical Cyclone Tracy on Christmas Eve in 1974 can still be glimpsed. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant, which affords spectacular views over the Darwin waterfront.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2
Darwin – Katherine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway today, stopping at Adelaide River, the site of a large WWII military base and a significant War Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 500 military personnel and civilians who died in the service of their country. 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 while you catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

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

Watch the landscape transform dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead Museum: originally built in 1895, the homestead was relocated when nearby Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake, was created. Later, cruise along the Ord River, now a permanent waterway which supports an abundance of native fish, birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

Day 4: Kununurra

Today you may choose an optional early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. 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. Be my guest dining experienceAfter an afternoon at leisure, dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations while learning about this fascinating local industry.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

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

Day 5 - 6
Kununurra – Emma Gorge & El Questro
Day 5: Kununurra – Emma Gorge

This morning, take a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum, before travelling on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. Continue on 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.

Day 6: El Questro

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. Spend a little time at the station before returning to your resort to enjoy an afternoon at leisure: take a dip in the pool, relax with a good book on your cabin’s verandah or join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge and a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

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

Included Meals: Day 5: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 6: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 7
Emma Gorge – Halls Creek

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of natural coloured diamonds, where a local Indigenous guide will join you for a behind-the-scenes look at the mining process. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek. Situated on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, the town is rich in Aboriginal and European history and culture.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 8
Halls Creek – Fitzroy Crossing

Aboriginal cultureTravel on today to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing, stopping en route in 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. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Fitzroy Crossing

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 9 - 10
Fitzroy Crossing – Broome
Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing – Broome

Travel through spectacular landscapes today en route to the tropical 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.

Day 10: Broome Free Time

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.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 9: Breakfast. Day 10: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Broome

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

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Darwin and returns to Broome

Don't Miss

Staircase to the moon at Broome

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

  • Tour Darwin’s city sights
  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront
  • Take in some history at Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Cruise Katherine Gorge & see ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • See the entertaining Katherine Outback Experience show
  • 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 FactoryBe my guest dining experience
  • Travel on the Gibb River Road
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artwork
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Enjoy two nights in Broome
  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset

Inclusions

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

Dining

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

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 2018

Early Payment Discount
Save up to $485pp
Pay by 31 Jan 2018   10% saving
Pay by 27 Apr 2018   7.5% saving
Pay by 29 Jun 2018   5% saving
 
Kings Club   5% saving
 
2nd vacation discount   2.5% saving
 
Groups (5 people or more)   5% saving
 
Triple share   5% saving

* All savings are per person, apply only to the land component. Conditions apply.

 

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

    Fitzroy Crossing

    • 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
  • 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