Wonders of the Kimberley


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.

Members from: $4,810 P.PNon-members from: $5,450 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code

    WBD

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.

  • Company

    AAT Kings


Includes


  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset

  • Cruise on Geikie Gorge

  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artwork

  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine

  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea

  • Hike up Emma Gorge

  • Taste the rum at Hoochery Distillery

  • Visit Argyle Downs Homestead

  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River

  • Dinner at Kununurra’s Sandalwood Factory

  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park

  • See the Katherine Outback Experience show

  • Cruise Katherine Gorge and see ancient rock art

  • Tour Darwin’s city sights

  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront


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 local Indigenous artists 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.

This itinerary is valid from 1 April 2019


Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Day 1 Welcome to Broome

    Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the former pearling outpost of Broome, and relax over a drink before dining in your resort’s bar and grill with its sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.

  2. Day 2

    Day 2 Broome Free Time

    Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway independently. 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. At nearby Gantheaume Point, dinosaur tracks are revealed in the beach’s red rocks at low tide.

  3. Day 3

    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, then continue your journey east to Fitzroy Crossing.

  4. Day 4

    Day 4 Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek

    As you move on today through stunning landscapes, you’ll visit 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.

  5. Day 5

    Day 5 Halls Creek – Emma Gorge

    Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. Travel on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see vast flocks of egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or lurking crocodile. In the afternoon, continue to your safari style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

  6. Day 6

    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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking a dip in the pool, relaxing with a good book on your cabin’s veranda, or joining your Travel Director for a hike to Emma Gorge and a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

  7. Day 7

    Day 7 Emma Gorge – Kununurra

    This morning, travel on to Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. Take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery, and visit the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, a permanent waterway that supports an abundance of native birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

  8. Day 8

    Day 8 Kununurra

    Today you may choose to take an optional experience early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. If you don’t choose one of these, you’ll tour Kununurra, a hub for agriculture, tourism and mining. Dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

  9. Day 9

    Day 9 Kununurra – Katherine

    Witness the dramatic transformation of the landscape today as you journey to the north-east across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the river floodplains and grasslands of the Northern Territory’s stunning Top End. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

  10. Day 10

    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. Catch glimpses of 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’s poignant war cemetery. 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.

  11. Day 11

    Day 11 Farewell from Darwin

    Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.


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Disclaimer


Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for ten or more adults are available. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations.