AUSTRALIA

Kimberley Complete

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from £6495 14 nights | Apr - Sep Exc. flights See price details
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  • Apr - Sep

Overview

On this small group 4WD adventure explore Australia’s last frontier – the untouched Kimberley region. Admire breathtaking gorges, explore hidden caves, secret water holes and marvel at an array of spectacular wonders from the Bungle Bungle Range and expansive El Questro Wilderness Park to the remarkable Mitchell Falls and the regions remaining cattle stations.

Tour Highlights

  • Exploring the 750 metre long Tunnel Cave and Windjana Gorge
  • A scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls
  • Traversing the outback highway, the Gibb River Road
  • Sleeping at Home Valley Station, the setting for Baz Luhrman's 'Australia'
  • Swimming in  secret water holes and exploring hidden waterfalls
  • A wildlife cruise along Ord River
  • Admiring the Bungle Bungle range in Purnululu National Park
  • Watching the sun set over Cable Beach and the Indian Ocean

Maximum group size: 20

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Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Broome (D)
Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this laid back beachside town. Later that evening enjoy a tour briefing by your driver-guide and a welcome dinner.
Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Day 2: Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge (B, L, D)
Visit the fascinating 1500 year old Boab Tree, once a natural holding cell for incarcerated prisoners. Experience the renowned Gibb River Road, a remote outback highway stretching between Broome and Kununurra. Pass spectacular landscapes, dramatic ranges, almighty gorges and remarkable waterfalls. Explore Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above glistening white sands before visitingTunnel Creek, a 750- metre long natural tunnel that carves its way through the Napier Range. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing.
Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge
Day 3: Geikie Gorge, Hiking and Swimming (B, L, D)
Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Geikie Gorge. Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time - an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise along the stunning gorge and learn more about the beautiful flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Enjoy a visit to Halls Creek, before travelling to the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park. Experience the first of three exclusive wilderness lodges as you settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park. Enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow guests tonight.
Overnight: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
Day 4: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge (B, L, D)
Explore the magic of Purnululu National Park for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes, ascending to 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Take a walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the unique orange and black stripped domes. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history of the range to life. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the domes (own expense). This evening, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over the striking dome formations of the iconic Bungle Bungle massif.
Overnight: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
Day 5: Echidna Chasm, Kununurra (B, L, D)
Join a hike with your Driver-Guide along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel along the Spring Creek Track through glorious rugged red landscapes to Kununurra, the gateway to the eastern Kimberley and the home of the Ord River Scheme, which is one of Australia’s greatest engineering feats.
Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort
Day 6: Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra
Travel to the majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Join an unforgettable wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From a modern shaded vessel, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations. Later, enjoy sunset while cruising on Lake Kununurra. This evening enjoy dinner and relax within the surrounds of your hotel.
Overnight: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
Day 7: Parry's Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro Wilderness Park (B, L, D)
Visit the serene Parry’s Lagoon, where you may see an array of birdlife. Head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch before arriving at El Questro Wilderness Park, which covers a staggering 700,000 acres. Afterwards, make your way to Emma Gorge Resort, where you will enjoy dinner this evening..
Overnight: Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro Wilderness Park
Day 8: El Questro Wilderness Park, Home Valley Station (B, L, D)
After a hearty breakfast, continue to explore remarkable El Questro Wilderness Park. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised before enjoying lunch. Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and be rewarded with a revitalising swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Cross the mighty Pentecost River into iconic Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Discover the spellbinding scenery that captivated audiences in Baz Luhrmann’s movie ‘Australia’, including the imposing yet strikingly beautiful Cockburn Range. At the viewing area, you will savour this inspirational setting with sunset drinks, as you gaze out to the ever-changing colours of the Cockburn Range as the sun retreats
Overnight: Home Valley Station
Day 9: Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau (B, L, D)
Back on the Gibb River Road, ford the mighty Durack River, then turn off and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Along the way, stop at Drysdale River Station for lunch. Afterwards, enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes. For the next two nights, experience APT’s Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, with its Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture. In the heart of the Mitchell Plateau, your accommodation is perfectly positioned beside the Pandanus palm-fringed Camp Creek, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Perhaps unwind as the sun sets, then later this evening, be treated to a tantalising dinner that showcases the region’s finest local produce. For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, a selection of flavoursome beers from Matso’s Broome Brewery and wines from Rosabrook Estate are available for purchase.
Overnight: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
Day 10: Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight
Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its magnificent tiered waterfalls and Indigenous rock art. When available, local Indigenous guides will join the adventure, imparting their knowledge of the area and sharing their cultural beliefs. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen rock art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at the incredible Mitchell Falls. Enjoy the superb scenery as you swim in the pools above the falls, spotting some of the region’s abundant wildlife. Take an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to your 4WD vehicle (or if you prefer, hike back with your guide). Longer helicopter flights over this captivating and remote coastline are available at an additional expense. Later, it’s time to return to your wilderness lodge to relax, and enjoy a gourmet dinner. Later, spend some time in the lounge recounting today’s tales.
Overnight: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
Day 11: Bradshaw Art Gwion Gwion, King Edward River, Drysdale River Station (B, L, D)
The Kimberley’s rock art is arguably some of the world’s oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years. Visit Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. Cross the beautiful Drysdale River and arrive at Drysdale River Station, where you will enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property, including a delicious dinner.
Overnight: Drysdale River Station
Day 12: Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road (B, L, D)
Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to discover some of the region’s most secluded and beautiful gorges. At beautiful Manning Gorge, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water under paperbarks. Continue to Galvans Gorge. Here a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above and you can take a leisurely swim. Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge in time for dinner, which will become your home for the next two nights. This remarkable lodge is situated in an enviable position, with a sprawling lawn to relax and unwind, while offering stunning views of the King Leopold Range.
Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Day 13: Bell Gorge, Hike and Swim (B, L, D)
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Here you can also enjoy a spot of bird-watching. Should you be feeling particularly energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.
Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Day 14: King Leopold Range, Derby, Broome (B, L, D)
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel through the Wilinggin King Leopold Range Conservation Park to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Today, your magnificent 4WD adventure through the Kimberley draws to a conclusion, as you return to Broome’s Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before a special Farewell Dinner at your resort. There is no better setting to bid farewell to your Driver-Guide and new-found friends as you recount the amazing adventure you have all shared.
Overnight: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
Day 15: depart Broome
Enjoy the wide variety of facilities at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa or alternatively relax on the world famous Cable Beach Club.

Accommodation Options

Cable Beach Club, Broome

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa provides the ultimate pl…

El Questro Wilderness Park, Kimberley

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Unique and Boutique

El Questro Wilderness Park stretches over 700,000 acres,…

Accommodation

A variety of accommodation options are included in this holiday, some of which are listed above. For further details, please contact us.

Prices & Dates

Please note that prices vary depeding on departure date

Prices from £ per person (valid on the below dates)

Twin Rate Single Rate
 £6,495 £7,845

2018
30 Apr
02, 06, 08, 12*, 16*, 18*, 19, 21, 22* May
07, 17*, 21, 25, 27*, 29* Aug
04, 06, 07, 12, 13* Sept

Please note single rooms are only available on the dates marked with a *

 

Prices from £ per person (valid on the below dates)

Twin Rate  Single Rate
 £6,595  £7,995

2018
01, 04, 05*, 09*, 11*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 23, 27, 29 June
03, 12, 16, 20, 24, 26*, 28*, 30 July

Please note single rooms are only available on the dates marked with a *

Price Includes
Return airport-hotel transfers ●All transportation by custom designed 4WD vehicles ● 14 nights accommodation as listed ● 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) & 13 dinners (D) ● Welcome reception • Services of an experienced Driver Guide throughout ● Local aboriginal guides when available ● All sightseeing excursions as detailed in the itinerary, including Helicopter Flight over Mitchell Falls ● APT backpack

Price Excludes
Flights and airport taxes ● Additional meals not specified above ● Personal travel insurance ● Gratuities & items of a personal nature

 

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