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Wonders of the Kimberley

11 Day Guided Vacation | Broome to Darwin

The Top End of Australia, from Western Australia to the Northern Territory, was made for postcards. The yawning gorges, mirror-like waterholes, immense rock formations, wild national parks… All wrapped in millennia strong First Nations culture that guides any tour through the region. From Broome to Darwin, things are steamy most of the time. Thankfully, there are Kimberley rock pools and clifftop waterholes to cool off in, whether at Emma Gorge or the Ord River.

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Trip Details

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  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
    • UNESCO World Heritage Site – Purnululu National Park (optional Bungle Bungles tours)
    • Centrally located premium hotels
    • Arrival and departure private airport transfers

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  • • 7 Dinners with Wine
  • • 10 Full Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

trip-details-flight-infoFlight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Broome Airport
    Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport
    Flights are not included in the holiday price
    Return airport to hotel transfers are included in the holiday price

trip-details-what-to-bringWhat to Bring

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

trip-details-fitness-level-requirementsFitness Requirements

    Extreme temperatures can be experienced in this remote region of Australia. Guests should be made aware that this trip is recommended to guests with a moderate level of fitness. In addition, the walk to Emma Gorge considered “Difficult” not all guests will be able to complete the walk.

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You’re about to spend the next 10 days with a group of similarly minded adventure-seekers who will likely become best friends before you even leave tonight’s dinner venue. Break the ice over a few cool drinks and a suitably dazzling Broome sunset.

  Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort

  Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Multicultural Broome became a base for fortune-seekers the world over during its ‘pearl rush’. The pristine waters here grow great oysters, and the resulting pearls are prized by lovers of all things that gleam. Your day here is one of decisions. Go to the source and opt to see how pearls are grown and harvested, or head north to feel the full force of nature on an optional scenic flight over (and heart-starting cruise through) the Horizontal Falls.

  Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Preserved for 125 million years in the reef rock at Gantheaume Point are the imprints of long-extinct dinosaurs. Remarkably, the Broome coast has become one of the most significant paleontological sites in the world. Next stop – Fitzroy Crossing, the gateway to Danggu (Geikie) Gorge. Jump aboard a boat to discover how this part of the Kimberley was formed.

  Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Begin your deep dive into First Nations culture at a Fitzroy Crossing art gallery, a thriving venue dedicated to works by Aboriginal creatives. Your connection to this culture continues as you travel toward the Great Sandy Desert, on the edge of which is Halls Gap.

  Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine, Lunch

The Argyle Diamond Mine was once the world’s largest producer of rare pink diamonds. While operations have ceased, you can still visit. Your First Nations guide will explain the Aboriginal significance. The Gibb River Road is the stuff road trip legends are made of. You’ll see why, your route to El Questro Wilderness Park covering
a few kilometres of the epic expanse.

  Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine, Lunch

The best way to wake up? With the sun streaming through your tent. The Kimberley’s sounds follow you across the mighty Pentecost River, a mecca for those who love a spot of barramundi fishing. Arriving at Chamberlain Gorge, your cruise chariot awaits. Jump aboard to feel very small indeed, your boat dwarfed by soaring 65-metre escarpments. When it’s time to cool down, take a dip in the resort pool or at a waterhole within Emma Gorge.

  Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Discover how Kununurra’s Hoochery Distillery makes its lip-smacking rums and whiskys. Try a tasting paddle to get your heart started or sit down to a slice of rum cake - morning tea sorted. Kununurra only exists because of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Farming pioneers came here to establish vast cattle stations, the life of one family is chronicled at the Durack Homestead Museum, which you’ll visit before enjoying sunset while cruising the Ord River.

  Hotel: The Cambridge Kununurra

  Included Meals: Breakfast

How active and adventurous do you want today to be? Rise early for a bird’s-eye view of the beehive-like Bungle Bungles on a scenic flight, or stay grounded on a 4WD tour through the national park. Otherwise lace up your walking shoes and wander with your Travel Director through Mirima National Park, known as the ‘mini-Bungles’ for its rocky resemblance.

  Hotel: The Cambridge Kununurra

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Say goodbye to WA and hello to the NT. Locals come with plenty of country swagger, as you’ll discover when you meet the horseman and award-winning musician Tom Curtain for an afternoon of knee-slappin’ fun on a cattle station. Tom is larger than life, and entertains crowds through songs and bush stories. The ultimate way to discover life on the land.

  Hotel: Contour Hotel Katherine

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Nature reigns supreme at Nitmiluk National Park bordering Kakadu. This is Jawoyn land, and a place where you’ll feel your spirit soar. Particularly when you’re cruising through dramatic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, your boat the only sound in this enormous chasm. The balmy Darwin climate sets the pace for your final city tour: relaxed. Discover the city’s architecture and learn about the events that have shaped life.

  Hotel: Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Eleven days. Countless adventures. A bunch of new friends. And a renewed appreciation for the wild side of Australia. What a journey.

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Wonders of the Kimberley

First Choice

11 Day Guided Vacation

Broome to Darwin

The Top End of Australia, from Western Australia to the Northern Territory, was made for postcards. The yawning gorges, mirror-like waterholes, immense rock formations, wild national parks… All wrapped in millennia strong First Nations culture that guides any tour through the region. From Broome to Darwin, things are steamy most of the time. Thankfully, there are Kimberley rock pools and clifftop waterholes to cool off in, whether at Emma Gorge or the Ord River.

Highlights

Local Connection

WA sunsets are epic, as you’ll discover cruising the Ord River from Lake Argyle as well as exploring Danggu (Geikie) Gorge. Your ranger will spot lurking crocs.

Cultural Immersion

Your Aboriginal guide through the Argyle Diamond Mine knows about the rare pink gems once mined here. They’ll also enlighten you on how sacred this land is.

Sustainable Footprints

Aboriginal Songlines are strong across Western Australia. Ensure they stay that way with a visit to a First Nations art gallery, and support creatives by picking up a piece or two.

Accommodation

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

Optional Experiences

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

Broome Cruise - Sunset, Seafood & Pearling Cruise

Adult: $389.00

Senior: $369.00

Join in harvesting wild Cygnet Bay pearl oyster shells from the sea, then taste rare pearl meat delicacies as one course of our menu. Feast on an exquisite 7-course banquet, prepared by our onboard chef, using fresh, local, seafood and ingredients. Sip on free-flowing, premium, sparkling and still wines, local beersand soft Drinks - fully inclusive and served throughout your cruise. Relax on board while anchored overlooking glorious Cable Beach, with white-tablecloth, full-service dining. Gaze in awe at the golden sunset from one of three decks on our deluxe vessel and take in this unforgettable, breathtaking journey of the senses.

Full Day Bungle Bungle Flight & 4WD Tour

Adult Price: AUD 899.00   Child Price: AUD 899.00

Experience Kununurra, the eastern gateway to the Kimberley and surroundings by air with a morning scenic flight over the renowned Ord Irrigation area, mighty Ord River and the enormous man made Lake Argyle before arriving at the Bungle Bungle where you will transfer to an air conditioned 4WD. On your hike into Cathedral Gorge let our guides recount the Bungles heritage and share nature’s hidden secrets. Enjoy a memorable picnic lunch before returning on your hike to rejoin the 4WD. Travel to our Bungle Bungle Bush Camp for afternoon tea then rejoin the aircraft to complete your afternoon scenic flight over the Argyle Diamond Mine. 3km hike on uneven ground so sturdy footwear and good fitness is required.

Bungle Bungle Adventurer Scenic Flight - 2 hours

Adult Price: AUD 475.00   Child Price: AUD 475.00

Enjoy the exhilarating sensation of freedom in a high winged aircraft especially selected for air tours. You’ll be amazed at what you will see and learn in this two hour flight, from the irrigation and farming areas, the vastness of Lake Argyle, dam walls, cattle stations, mineral exploration sites, rivers, the largest Diamond mine in the world, and not to forget the star of the tour… The World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park home to the famous Bungle Bungle Range.

Pearl Luggers Museum Tour

Adult Price: AUD 30.00   Child Price: AUD 15.00

Through daily guided tours and enthralling stories learn of the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and why such a large number of nationalities were enticed, often by force, into our pearling industry. Experience what it was like to be a pearl diver and discover why so many put their lives at risk. See two of Broome’s last remaining wooden pearling luggers, taste the exclusive pearl meat from the pearl oyster, view artefacts from the early perilous days of deep sea pearl diving, and see a pearl valued in excess of $100,000.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

Adult Price: AUD 145.00   Child Price: AUD 79.00

Located 38 kilometres north of Broome, the Willie Creek Pearl Farm is perfectly situated on the protected tidal estuary of Willie Creek. A natural harbour, the warm azure waters of the creek provide a perfect growing environment for the Pinctada maxima oyster and produces world renowned South Sea Pearls. At Willie Creek Pearl Farm you will gain a fascinating insight into the world of cultured pearling. On board our boat you will learn about modern pearling techniques and after refreshments your guide will demonstrate the intricate process of cultured pearling including the seeding of a live oyster shell.

Art-Rageous Bus Tour

Adult: $135.00 AUD
Child: $35.00 AUD

Broome and Around brings you some of the best of Broome’s Art and Culture in a unique 4-hour tour. You’ll get to experience Indigenous, traditional Australian, and Contemporary art in so many mediums including, paintings, artwork, prints, fabrics, soaps, textiles and art gifts and crafts. You’ll learn more about the Yawuru people, culture and traditions and finish the day by enjoying hand-crafted gins and spirits at Broome’s favourite distillery. We’ll take care of all the transport, including pick up and drop off and include food platters, bubbles and a gin and tonic of your choice. All you need to do is slip into Broome time!

Mirima National Park Walk

Adult: $85.00 AUD
Child: $45.00 AUD

Immerse yourself in the richness of Miriwoong culture among the ancient escarpments of Mirima National Park. Take a 30 minute walk with our local Aboriginal tour guides, see some rock art, learn about bush tucker while sharing in the knowledge and stories of Miriwoong art and culture.

Dinosaur Adventure Tour

Adult: $233.00 AUD
Child: $124.00 AUD

Immerse yourself in the beauty, history, culture, wildlife and scenery that Roebuck Bay has to offer. Stand in 120 Million year old dinosaur footprints on a stunning secluded beach while learning about Broome’s prehistoric past. Sip sparkling wine and enjoy gourmet platters whilst cruising the creek inlets spotting marine animals and exotic birds. Enjoy a fully guided tour with informative and entertaining commentary on-board our modern, and comfortable touring vessel “Brahminy Kite”. This is followed by an indulgent five course tapas meal and cocktails at our exclusive, spectacular beach-side venue. Not into Dinosaurs? – No matter, there is something for everyone on these tours. Think of it as indulgent cruising with a unique, adventures twist. Exceptional beach-side venue to start and finish your tour with a well stocked bar on site.

Flavours of Broome

Adult: $150.00 AUD
Child: $50.00 AUD

Slip into “Broome Time” and let us take care of the transport while you spend the afternoon savouring the flavours of local brews and fresh produce at the most iconic venues in Broome. Our locally guided Broome restaurant-hopping tour includes; share plates, beer paddles, White Pearl Gin & tonics, and oysters to sample during your Oyster Masterclass! Bubbles and pearl appreciation at Willie Creek Pearl Showroom. You’ll meet our local brewers & distillers and learn about their Broome-inspired food and drinks! While also discovering the best of Broome award-winning restaurants, you’ll be in pole position for sunset cocktails overlooking our famous Cable Beach. Now that’s living the dream.

Incredible Islands Tour

Adult: $875.00 AUD
Child: $875.00 AUD

Departing Broome, track over the Chinatown and Roebuck Bay before heading to the Dampier Peninsula. View the ancient Kimbolton Ranges and the vastness of King Sound. Fly over the '8th Natural Wonder of the World' and witness astonishing rapid tidal movements unique to this region at the Horizontal Waterfalls. Marvel at the hundreds of islands that make up the Buccaneer Archipelago including Cockatoo Island and Koolan Island. ​Get an aerial view of Cape Leveque, witnessing the stunning red cliffs that meet the white sand and crystal clear ocean. Land at Australia's oldest family owned and operated pearl farm at Cygnet Bay for a delicious breakfast or lunch and time to relax by the pool. Take a guided pearl farm tour learning the history of pearling and the methods of cultivating these beautiful and sought after jewels. Return to Broome via the coast flying over Pender Bay, Beagle Bay, Carnot Bay, James Price Point, Willie Creek and Cable Beach.

Scenic & Prehistoric Boat Tour

Adult: $166.00 AUD
Child: $96.00 AUD

Immerse yourself in the beauty, history, culture, wildlife and scenery that Roebuck Bay has to offer. Stand in 120 Million year old dinosaur footprints on a stunning secluded beach while learning about Broome’s prehistoric past. Sip sparkling wine and enjoy gourmet platters whilst cruising the creek inlets spotting marine animals and exotic birds. Enjoy a fully guided tour with informative and entertaining commentary on-board our modern, and comfortable touring vessel “Brahminy Kite”.

Adult: $120.00 AUD
Child: $120.00 AUD

Your guides Chris and Robyn have lived in Broome since 1992 and will give you a unique insight into Broome as we take a leisure­ly stroll around the new­ly revi­talised Chi­na­town precinct, stop­ping for refresh­ments along the way. Salty Plum Social small bar walk­ing tour of Chi­na­town. Walk with us as we take you on a his­tor­i­cal walk­ing tour of Chi­na­town Broome. We’ll take you to three of our favourite small bars in Chi­na­town for a drink and canapes at each venue. This is a 3 hour evening tour of the Chi­na­town precinct. You will be walk­ing for half the time and sit­ting social­iz­ing and chat­ting for the oth­er half. In total we walk about 2 km.

Snubfin Dolphin Morning Eco Cruise

Adult: $135.00 AUD
Child: $85.00 AUD

Relax on a morning discovery as we search for one of Australia’s largest populations of snubfin dolphins and an array of marine life in Roebuck Bay. Spot snubfin dolphins or bottlenose dolphins socialising and having fun in the sun on your morning dolphin cruise. Depending on the seasons, you could catch a glimpse of the graceful manta rays or watch turtles bobbing their heads on the water.

Sunset Cruise

Adult: $135.00 AUD
Child: $85.00 AUD

Fancy the warmth and beauty of a magnificent Broome sunset aboard our beautifully appointed 50foot catamaran ‘Orcaellla’? Why not join us on a 3hour Broome sunset cruise? Meet our friendly team and enjoy delicious canapes as you cruise along the stunning coast. Purchase a beverage from our licensed bar or BYO drinks. Our crew will chill and serve them for you on board. Jump into our boom net to add some extra fun to your afternoon. Your friends and family will love it! On your return, listen to some chilled music and embrace the beautiful backdrop of the Kimberley sunset with your loved ones.

Whale Watching Sunset Cruise

Adult: $160.00 AUD
Child: $95.00 AUD

Our Broome sunset cruise takes you on a 4.5 hr tour aboard our beautifully appointed catamaran ‘Orcaella’. With shaded decks and comfortable seating ‘Orcaella’ is a fantastic stable platform. Our vessel provides great vantage points, giving you uninterrupted views of the world’s largest population of humpback whales. Cruise the stunning waters of Broome, in search for these majestic whales. Come face to face with them in the friendliest way possible. Respect for the ocean and its marine life is of paramount importance to us. We take great care of you and our whales. Discover why Broome is such an incredible winter holiday for humpback whales. Learn all about their breeding and mating behaviours from our informative and commentary. Immerse yourself in boundless natural beauty as our crew spoil you with delicious nibbles all afternoon.

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