11 Day Untamed Kimberley Guided Holiday

Cruise ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at a fragrant sandalwood plantation. Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this outback journey also provides opportunities for observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

Price Includes

• 10 nights in Quality Accommodation
• Many meals including breakfast daily
• Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
• Travel by Luxury Coach
• Airport transfers in destination
Highlights:
• Afternoon city tour of Darwin
• Cruise Katherine Gorge
• Pause at historic Durack Homestead
• Cruise the Ord River’s wilderness
• Witness the beauty of the Bungle Bungle Ranges by air or land
• Discover the importance of Sandalwood to Kununurra
• Ord River Rum Distillery tour
• Explore El Questro Wilderness Park
• Crusie Chamberlain Gorge fringed by vegetaion
• Hike Emma Gorge and take a dip in one of its waterholes
• Meet Indigenous artists at Halls Creek Gallery
• Tour the famous Argyle Diamond Mine
• Cruise through magnificent Geikie Gorge
• Explore the the former pearl trading outpost of Broome

Was from $5,795* per person twin share
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Room/Cabin information

Room Type: Quality Accommodation
Room Configuration: Twin Share

Travel Dates

Available departures:
12 May 2020
26 May 2020
09 June 2020
23 June 2020
07 July 2020
21 July 2020
04 August 2020
11 August 2020
18 August 2020
01 September 2020
Other departures available in September 2020, seasonal surcharges may apply.

Offer Ends

29 Feb 20,

Unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Darwin

Life in cosmopolitan Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital, is vibrant but unhurried. Take an afternoon tour of the city, then enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant that affords spectacular waterfront views (D)
Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade


Day 2 Darwin to Katherine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway today, stopping at Adelaide River’s poignant War Cemetery. This afternoon, travel via Katherine 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 on you’ll meet Tom Curtain during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. (B,D) Hotel: Paraway Motel

Day 3: Katherine to Kununurra

Watch the landscape transform dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, which supports an abundance of native fish, birds and marsupials. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra. (B,D) Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights


Day 4: Kununurra

Today you may choose between 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. Otherwise tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. This evening, dine on locally-grown produce at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations. (B,D)


Day 5: Kununurra – Emma Gorge

This morning, take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery before travelling on to the Gibb River Road 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. (B,D) Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights


Day 6: El Questro Wilderness Park

Awake to the calls of native birds, and after breakfast, explore El Questro Wilderness Park followed by a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, an extensive waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and soaring escarpments. Enjoy a free afternoon, 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. (B,D)


Day 7: Emma Gorge – Halls Creek

Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek. (B,L,D) Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Day 8 Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing

Travel on to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing this morning, stopping en route at Halls Creek to visit an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise with a local guide through magnificent Geikie Gorge, watching for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you. (B,L,D) Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 9: Fitzroy Crossing to Broome

Travel through spectacular landscapes today en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point, whose rugged red cliffs rise in stark contrast to the cobalt blue waters. Relax with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. (B) Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

Day 10: Broome Free Time

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. 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. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

Day 11: Farewell from Broome

Say farewell to your new-found friends when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. (B)
Breakfast – B
Lunch – L
Dinner – D

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 January 2020 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Exclusive 10% discount, valid on all First Choice AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys operated Guided Holidays in Australia and New Zealand when booked and deposited by 29 February 2020. Valid for travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Subject to availability, seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Offer combinable Kings Club Past Guest Discount of up to 5%. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. AAT Kings, Inspiring Journeys and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.