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Wonders of the Kimberley

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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 with a spectacular Cable Beach sunset then enter the rugged Kimberley to cruise down rich waterways teeming with wildlife. Visit a remote Aboriginal community and tour through Argyle Diamond Mine. Experience the Ord Valley's gourmet produce at a unique private dinner and top off your trip in tropical Darwin.

Itinerary

1 April 2017 - 30 September 2017 ?
Day 1 - 2
Welcome to Broome – 'Free Time'
Day 1: Welcome to Broome

On arrival in Broome you'll be transferred by private car to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and get to know them over a drink at a welcome reception, then join them for a delicious dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill with views of the Indian Ocean.

Day 2: 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 to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights

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

Day 3
Broome – Fitzroy Crossing

Today after a Broome city sights tour, where you'll see the Japanese Cemetery and Gantheaume Point, travel to Geikie Gorge for a relaxing cruise and to take in the magnificent colours and structure of the gorge’s stone walls. 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. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4
Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek

Aboriginal Cultural Icon Today stop at the Yiyili indigenous community to visit Laari Gallery. 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 the community's art gallery. Continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in history and culture.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 5 - 6
Halls Creek – El Questro
Day 5: Halls Creek – El Questro

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, 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 teach you about the cultural significance of the mine site before you sit down to a buffet lunch in the mine's staff village. Next travel to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see the bird life of this region. You'll see egrets, herons, ibises, magpie geese and maybe even a few jabirus and lurking crocodiles. Continue 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 bound to be a highlight!

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 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 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, Lunch, Dinner with wine. Day 6: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7 - 8
El Questro – Kununurra
Day 7: El Questro – Kununurra

This morning head for Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. First up visit Hoochery Distillery, makers of Ord River Rum, the only rum produced in Western Australia. Take a guided tour and hear how Spike Dessert and his family came to open the distillery, before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Delish! Later enjoy a visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum. The homestead was originally built in 1895 by the famous pioneering Durack family and was faithfully removed brick by brick from its original location 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 back to Kununurra and experience the abundance or birdlife these permanent waters have brought to the region. Experience a magical sunset on the water before you arrive in the Kununurra.

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

Included Meals: Day 7: Breakfast, Dinner with wine. Day 8: Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner

Day 9
Kununurra – Katherine

Watch the landscape change as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory's Top End. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show.

Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 10
Katherine – Darwin

This morning travel to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge on the placid waters of the river where you'll feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the towering cliffs while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. Travel north 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. On arrival in Darwin, enjoy a city tour of the tropical capital, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious farewell dinner overlooking the waterfront.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11
Farewell from Darwin

This morning, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey across the Kimberley concludes after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Tour departs from Broome and returns to Darwin

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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 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
  • 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