Day 1: Welcome to Broome
Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers over a drink before dining in your resort’s Bar and Grill with its sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome, 2 nights. Included Meals: Dinner with wine.
Day 2: Broome ‘Free Time’
Today is yours to explore this tropical former pearling outpost. 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. This evening, sit back and relax with a drink, as you take in a spectacular sunset over Cable Beach. Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome. Included Meals: Breakfast
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. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River floods the gorge to a depth of over 16 metres. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
Day 4: Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek
As you move on today through stunning landscapes, stop in Halls Creek stop at 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. Hotel: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek. Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine
Day 5: Halls Creek – Emma Gorge
Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of natural coloured diamonds, where a local Indigenous guide will join you for a behind-the-scenes look at the mining process. Travel on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. In the afternoon, continue on to your safari-style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park. Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine.
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. Spend a little time at the station before returning to your resort to enjoy an afternoon at leisure: take a dip in the pool, relax with a good book on your cabin’s verandah or join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge and a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole. Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
Day 7: Emma Gorge – Kununurra
This morning, travel on to Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. Take a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum, then pause at the historic Durack Homestead Museum. Originally built in 1895, the homestead was relocated when nearby Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake, was created. Later, cruise along the Ord River, now a permanent waterway which supports an abundance of native sh, birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra. Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra, 2 nights. Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine.
Day 8: Kununurra
Today you may choose an optional early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Kununurra, the hub for agriculture, tourism and mining. It’s also close to Mirima National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife and a site of great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people. It also features intriguing natural rock formations. After an afternoon at leisure, dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations while learning about this fascinating local industry. Hotel: The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra. Included Meals: Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner
Day 9: Kununurra – Katherine
Watch the dramatic transformation of the landscape as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory’s Top End. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner with wine
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 while you catch glimpses of the abundant 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, the site of a large WWII military base and a significant War Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 500 military personnel and civilians who died in the service of their country. 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. Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin. Included Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner
Day 11: Farewell from Darwin
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast
dates & pricing
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Moderate: The hike to Emma Gorge is classified as difficult. It may not be suitable for all guests.