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Untamed Kimberley

11 Day Guided Vacation | Darwin to Broome

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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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$6163

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$7362

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.

$5553

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have minimum age requirements.
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Untamed Kimberley

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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.

Highlights

Local Connection

Kununurra’s sandalwood is exported globally, and supports many in the community. Discover how while dining amid a plantation.

Insider Knowledge

The Ord River and Lake Argyle are among Australia’s most immense. On a sunset Kununurra cruise, your guide will reveal their formation.

Cultural Immersion

The Aboriginal work on display at an Art Centre tells an intimate tale of sustaining Kimberley culture over generations.

Sustainable Footprints

From its reefs to its deserts, the Kimberley nurtures fragile ecosystems. Your National Park fees help fund vital protection projects.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Darwin! This afternoon you will 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. You'll also see for yourself some of the damage caused to the town during Cyclone Tracy of 1974. Enjoy dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Darwin Waterfront.

  Hotel: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters of a large military base. 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. In the afternoon, you’ll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

  Hotel: Paraway Motel

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

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.  Cruise the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra on an exhilarating and educational boat journey where you will experience an abundance of wildlife and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Kimberley. The magical sunset on the water at the end of this journey as you arrive into the town of Kununurra is something you will never forget.

Note: Accommodation may be amended on some departures due to availability. Our friendly Reservations Team will advise full details at time of booking.

  Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

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 join an in depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Alternately join your Travel Director and visit Mirima National Park, which 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. This evening, you’re invited to a privately hosted ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra’s Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a dinner based on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley, Australia’s next ‘food bowl’.

  Included Meals: Be My Guest Dinner, Breakfast

Our long-time partners and family at Hoochery Distillery will take you on a guided tour to hear how Spike Desert and his family came to open this award winning rum distillery. The family will take you behind the scenes of the distillery before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Today you get to hit the Gibb River Road and travel 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!

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

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort's large veranda for a hearty breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you'll travel across the mighty Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park 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 heading 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 veranda or if you have a high level fitness you might take the challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole.

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine, Breakfast

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 since!  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. The town is rich in Aboriginal and European history and culture.

  Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Travel through the Kimberley to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. Stop at an indigenous Art Gallery and experience what the gallery is doing for the local community. This afternoon a beautiful boat cruise with a local guide through the remarkable Geikie Gorge. Discover how the gorge was formed by the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you.

  Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

  Included Meals: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Travel to the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. On arrival, enjoy a Broome orientation tour with your Travel Director and hear stories of this famous pearling town. Cable Beach has some of the best sunsets in Western Australia so sit back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean.

  Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner overlooking Cable Beach.

  Included Meals: Farewell Dinner, Breakfast

Bid farewell to your travelling companions when your holiday across the Kimberley comes to an end after breakfast.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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

Perfectly positioned amongst the entertainment and dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is surrounded by great shopping, a range of pubs and night clubs, as well as some of the most amazing restaurants and cafés in the NT.

No matter how you spend your day, Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is the perfect place to retreat to. Dive into the refreshing waters of the pool, enjoy some delicious cuisine or a refreshing drink in Curve Restaurant + Bar, or withdraw to your private, comfortable hotel room.

    Features

  • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
  • Telephone - Voice Mail
  • In-room safe
  • Security peephole
  • Hairdryer
  • Ensuite
  • Shower
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Manual temperature control
  • Work desk with lamp
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-room Movies (fee applies)
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
 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. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • Centrally located premium hotels

What to Bring

  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Camera
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 10 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 7 Dinners with wine
  • • 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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