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The Kimberley & Beyond

Introducing Australia’s last frontier, The Kimberley. It is a wild land of remote and spectacular scenery spread over huge distances. Travelling here is a true adventure, and each dry season a steady flow of explorers (including us) search for the real Outback along the legendary Buntine Hwy.

11 days from $4990*

* PP Twin Share. Single add $800

Departure Date

  • July 18, 2019

DAY 1 – 18th July 2019, Depart for Darwin Mindil Beach Markets

Welcome to our fabulous holiday to The Kimberley. Our timing is perfect as we’ll enjoy  beautiful winter weather

Boarding your flight to Darwin at own arrangements (Please arrive prior to 3pm)  and please make your way to Okas Elan Darwin where your Tour Host will meet you. We are lucky enough to be in Darwin on a Thursday night, so we are going to take the chance to explore the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market.  Departing our hotel at 5pm we make our way to Mindil Beach and you are sure to be tempted by the delicious food as we wander through the stalls and enjoy the spectacular Darwin Sunset.  Flights at own arrangements,  Overnight Darwin Oaks Elan

DAY 2 – Explore Darwin Harbour Dinner Cruise

Today we see the new Parliament House built on the site of the Darwin Post Office bombed during the war, the port area plus the many other fascinating sights of Australia’s northern gateway. We then take a drive to East Point where we visit the Military Museum. Then departing for our Sunset Dinner Cruise where the incredible Darwin Harbour sunset will provide a fantastic photo opportunity. (B, D) Overnight Darwin Oaks Elan

DAY 3 – DARWIN TO KATHERINE

Today we visit the award winning Territory Wildlife Park at Berry Springs. We then continue south to Adelaide River where we have a slight detour to visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the site of the only Australian war cemetery on Australian soil. There are 432 servicemen and 63 civilians, all of whom died as a result of Japanese bombing. Of course, a visit to Katherine would not be complete without a Katherine Gorge Cruise. Back on dry land, we enjoy dinner on the deck overlooking the river.   (B, L , D) Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine

DAY 4 – Kununurra, Lake Argyle

Victoria River Crossing and Timber Creek today, at the northern edge of the Gregory National Park. We then cross the border into Western Australia. Just over the border we turn south to Lake Argyle for lunch. One of the many highlights of our tour to the Kimberley Ranges will be our cruise this afternoon from below the massive wall of Lake Argyle.   (B, L, D) The Kimberley Grande Kununurra 

DAY 5 – Bungle Bungels, Hidden Valley

This morning we have time for optional flights over Purnululu National Park ex Kununurra (early morning is the best time to fly over the Bungle Bungles). For those of us not wanting to fly, this is the perfect opportunity for a sleep-in! After a slightly later breakfast, we take a tour of Kununurra. Later this afternoon, we visit the Mirima National Park, also called Hidden Valley. The sandstone formations here resemble the domes of the famous Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park), which is why they are sometimes called Mini Bungle Bungles.  (B, D) The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra

DAY 6 – Zebra Mine & Wetlands Cruise

Touring  Kununurra this morning before we begin making our way to the Zebra Mine on the Northern Territory border. We’ll enjoy some touring along the way including some unique off-road sights with our local coach captain. Lunch will be freshly caught Silver Cobbler and they say the lunch hits a 10 on the “fish ‘n chip-odometer”!! We’ll take a tour of the mine then enjoy our afternoon tea, followed by our Wetlands Cruise. How does some champagne and nibbles sound as we watch the sun set over Lake Argyle? And this is the only place where you can do this! What a fantastic last day in Kununurra.                  (B, D) The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra

DAY 7 – Fitzroy River Crossing Geikie Gorge

This morning, we continue west through the magnificent red mountain scenery of the Kimberley to Fitzroy Crossing. We enjoy lunch at the Lodge, and later this afternoon we travel out to nearby Geikie Gorge where we take a cruise through this spectacular landscape. The Fitzroy River has carved its path through the fossil “Barrier Reef” resulting in breathtaking scenery. (B, L, D) Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

DAY 8 – Boab Tree Prison Tree Derby, Arrive Broome

Our destination today is Broome, but on the way, we have a little detour to see the famous Boab Prison Tree, which was used in the early days as an overnight lock up for prisoners before the final trek into Derby. We too make the trek into Derby and then back on the highway stopping in at the Willare Bridge Roadhouse before the last leg of our journey into Broome. (B, D) The Oaks Resort, Broome

DAY 9 – Explore Broome Pearl Luggers, Cable Beach

We take a sightseeing tour of Broome this morning. We’ll see the red rocks of Gantheaume Point, the port area and we will take time to wander through the Japanese Cemetery. We then head to Chinatown with the jetty and pass by The Sun Pictures building, the open air theatre owned by the Yamsaki family. We’ll visit the fascinating attraction, Pearl Luggers and hear the stories first hand which is a memorable experience. Late afternoon, we’ll drive out to the famous Cable Beach where we have dinner. We arrive just before sunset for a unique photo opportunity and the extra option for anyone who wants to ride a camel. Following dinner, we return to our hotel. (B, D ) The Oaks Resort, Broome

DAY 10 – Relax or Explore

We have a free day today. Some of us may like to visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm or take a hovercraft ride over Roebuck Bay. Of course, some may just like to lay around the pool and relax – the choice is yours. All activities today are optional. Tonight we meet up to discuss our day’s activities over our final dinner together. (B, D) The Oaks Resort, Broome

DAY 11 – Homeward Bound

Following breakfast, it is time to check out and make your way home under your own arrangements. Or enjoy your extra time in Broome.

Return Flights at own arrangements, or can be pre-arranged if required  Extra nights Broome upon request

 

  • All Accommodation
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Coach Captain and Commentary
  • Dinner Cruise on Darwin Harbour
  • Guided Tour of Darwin,
  • Entry to the Darwin Military Museum,
  • Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Katherine Gorge Cruise
  • Cruise down the Ord River to Kununurra
  • Hidden Valley National Park
  • Zebra Mine & Wetlands Cruise
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Pearl Luggers Tour
  • Dinner at Zanders Cable Beach
  • Fully Hosted by our Friendly Staff

Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. A $1000 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 60 days prior to departure. Full payment is also non refundable with in 60 days of departure. We highly recommend taking Travel Insurance. Please contact our office for a quote if you require travel insurance.