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Wonders of the Kimberly

11 Day Guided Vacation | Broome to Darwin

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Some say Broome sunsets are Australia’s best. They blaze into the Indian Ocean and set the tone for the rest of your trip: unbeatable. On this Broome to Darwin tour, you’ll cruise to feel the force of Australia’s biggest tides (Horizontal Falls) and to witness one of the world’s largest concentrations of freshwater crocs (Ord River), alongside adventures in far-flung gorges that tell a 60,000-year-old Indigenous story.

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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.

$7822

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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Wonders of the Kimberly

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11 Day Guided Vacation

Broome to Darwin

Some say Broome sunsets are Australia’s best. They blaze into the Indian Ocean and set the tone for the rest of your trip: unbeatable. On this Broome to Darwin tour, you’ll cruise to feel the force of Australia’s biggest tides (Horizontal Falls) and to witness one of the world’s largest concentrations of freshwater crocs (Ord River), alongside adventures in far-flung gorges that tell a 60,000-year-old Indigenous story.

Highlights

Local Connection

Locals will tell you Kununurra really shines at sunset, as you’ll discover on a cruise down the Ord River from Lake Argyle.

Insider Knowledge

Your Geikie Gorge ranger will tell you they – and other locals – think nothing of swimming with friendly freshwater crocs. You’ll spot them on a cruise.

Cultural Immersion

Pink diamonds may no longer be mined in Argyle, but a visit to the former mine with an Aboriginal guide reveals the land’s enduring spiritual significance.

Sustainable Footprints

Every piece within an Indigenous Art Centre is covetable, but the works also tell an important story of sustainability in the Kimberly.

Itinerary

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Welcome to tropical Broome! Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and get to know them over a Welcome drink then join them for a delicious dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill with views of the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

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, sit back and relax with a drink to watch another spectacular sunset over Cable Beach.

Preserved for over 125 million years in the reef rock at Gantheaume Point are the footprints of long-extinct dinosaurs. After exploring one of the best paleontological sites in the world you will say good bye to the coastline as we head deep into the Kimberley. Arriving at Geike Gorge you will join your local guide on a relaxing boat cruise to take in the magnificent colours and structure of the gorge's stone walls. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you before continuing to Fitzroy Crossing. 

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Today we stop at an indigenous Art Gallery and experience what the gallery is doing for the local community. This is a great opportunity to purchase some indigenous art from the locals. Discover the town of Halls Creek, a town rich in history and culture where we will stay overnight.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. A local Indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes to look at the diamond mining process and teach you about the cultural significance of the mine to the local indigenous people. Driving along the Gibb River Road and deep into El Questro Wilderness Park before we arrive at 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!

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

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.

This morning you depart for Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. First up you visit the family run award winning Hoochery 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. A visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum to find out why the homestead as relocated to its current location before you join your local guide for a boat cruise along the Ord River. Departing from Lake Argyle your local boat guide will show you remarkable landscapes, an abundance of birdlife and give you an exhilarating ride before experiencing a magical sunset on the water as you arrive in Kununurra. This evening, you're invited to a privately hosted exclusive dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra's Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a By My Guest presentation by a local Sandalwood expert and learn about this fascinating industry while you dine on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley.

Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights

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.

Watch the landscape transform as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory's Top End. Local horseman and award winning country singer Tom Curtain will entertain you about live in the outback with real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, entwined with live music and humorous bush tales.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

This morning travel to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge on the placid waters of the river where you'll really 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. On arrival in Darwin, enjoy a city sights tour of the tropical State capital, before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a delicious final dinner overlooking the Darwin waterfront.

Hotel: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

This morning after breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey across Western Australia comes to an end.

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

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
 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

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

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 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
 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

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)
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

  • • Remote region of Western Australia - Moderate level of fitness required
    Extreme temperatures can be experienced in this remote region of Australia. Pack warm clothes for the cool evenings and comfortable clothes for the heat of the day.

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 3.00pm into Broome Airport
  • • Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport

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