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Wonders of the Kimberley

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$6150

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$4340

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  • Gantheaume Point

    Gantheaume Point

  • Cable Beach, Broome

    Cable Beach, Broome

  • Boab Tree

    Boab Tree

  • Geikie Gorge

    Geikie Gorge

  • Emma Gorge

    Emma Gorge

  • Katherine Gorge

    Katherine Gorge


Tour code: WBD

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Begin your magnificent Kimberley experience with a spectacular sunset over Broome’s Cable Beach, then enter a magical world of rich waterways, plunging gorges, stunning rock formations and prolific wildlife. Meet the residents of a remote Aboriginal community and tour the world’s principal source of rare pink diamonds. Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at a unique private dinner, and end your trip in tropical, cosmopolitan Darwin.

Itinerary

1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Broome
Day 1: Welcome to Broome

Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers over a drink before dining in your resort’s Bar and Grill with its sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.

Day 2: Broome Free Time

Today is yours to explore this tropical former pearling outpost. 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. This evening, sit back and relax with a drink, as you take in a spectacular sunset over Cable Beach.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 1: Dinner with wine. Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3
Broome – Fitzroy Crossing

Tour the city of Broome this morning before travelling on to Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise on tranquil waters bordered by the gorge’s towering limestone walls. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River floods the gorge to a depth of over 16 metres. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 4
Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek

Aboriginal cultureAs you move on today through stunning landscapes, stop in Halls Creek stop at an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. Continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in both Aboriginal and European history and culture.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine

Day 5 - 6
Halls Creek – Emma Gorge & El Questro
Day 5: Halls Creek – Emma Gorge

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. Travel on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. In the afternoon, continue on 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, lunch and dinner with wine. Day 6: Breakfast and dinner with wine

Day 7 - 8
Emma Gorge – Kununurra
Day 7: Emma Gorge – Kununurra

This morning, travel on to Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. Take a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum, then 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 sh, birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

Day 8: 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: The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra, 2 nights

Included Meals: Day 7: Breakfast and dinner with wine. Day 8: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner

Day 9
Kununurra – Katherine

Watch the dramatic transformation of the landscape as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory’s Top End. 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 10
Katherine – Darwin

This morning, travel 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, travel north along the Stuart Highway, 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. On arrival in Darwin, tour the sights of Australia’s only tropical State capital before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking the waterfront.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Darwin

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 Broome and returns to Darwin

Don't Miss

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

  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset
  • Enjoy two nights in Broome
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artworkAboriginal culture
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea 
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Travel on the Gibb River Road
  • Taste the rum at Hoochery Distillery
  • Visit Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River
  • Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at a unique private dinner at Kununurra’s Sandalwood FactoryBe my guest dining experience
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • See the entertaining Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise Katherine Gorge & see ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Take in some history at Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Tour Darwin’s city sights
  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront

Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and 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 4.00pm
into Broome Airport
Day 11   Flights to depart anytime 
from Darwin 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 – 10% saving

when you pay in full by 31 January 2018

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:

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

    Broome, 2 nights

    • 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
  • Fitzroy River Lodge
    277 Great Northern Hwy, Fitzroy Crossing, WA 6765

    Fitzroy Crossing

    • Fitzroy River Lodge Exterior at sunset

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

    Halls Creek

    • Pool and Hotel Grounds 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
  • 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

    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
  • The Kimberley Grande
    20 Victoria Hwy, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743

    Kununurra, 2 nights

    • King Terrace Room at The Kimberley Grande
    • King Terrace Room and seating at Kimberley Grande
    • Swimming Pool at Kimberley Grande

    The Kimberley Grande’s guest rooms reflect the Kimberley’s sense of space and the character of an Australian outback homestead whilst boasting contemporary style and comfort.
    Featuring cool polished concrete floors graced by cattle hides, artwork by prominent indigenous and regional artists, an abundance of natural light and wide verandahs, the mix of colours and textures in all rooms creates a calm and restful atmosphere.

    • Features
    • Ensuite
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Mini-bar (surcharge)
    • Swimming Pool
    • Room service
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Paraway Motel
    9-9 O'Shea Terrace, Katherine NT

    Katherine

    • Paraway Motel, Katherine - Pool Area

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

    Darwin

    • Mantra on the Esplanade - Superior Room

    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