Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event
On arrival in tropical Darwin today, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s iconic sights before indulging in a special Welcome Dinner this evening where you will have the chance to get to know your fellow travellers.
Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the EsplanadeDaily :
Today you will travel to the sandstone country of Nitmiluk National Park. The land was recently returned to its traditional owners, the Jawoyn people, an Aboriginal group whose ancestors are said to have lived in the area for up to 45,000 years. The name ‘Nitmiluk’ translates to ‘place of cicada dreaming’ which nods to the culture and ceremonial history of the land. You’ll explore the rugged beauty of Nitmiluk Gorge on a guided cruise. Winding down stretches of still tributaries and river rapids, you’ll admire the sandstone walls that tower up to 70 metres on either side. This area is rich in Indigenous history and serves as a home to ancient sites adorned with early Aboriginal art. If you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of the artwork etched on the canvas of the walls. Continue to the remote town of Katherine, the gateway to the north, south, east and west.
Stay: Ibis Styles KatherineDaily :
On the journey to Kununurra, see Lake Argyle, coined the ‘jewel of the Kimberley’ and Australia’s largest man-made lake. Formed through the damming of the Ord River in the 1970s, this immense freshwater lake houses over 70 small islands and rocky outcrops. Later, join a wildlife cruise along a serene section of the Ord River. Stretching over 320-kilometres long and home to a unique ecosystem and an incredible array of wildlife, keep an eye out for crocodiles, short-eared rock wallabies and over 270 species of birds.
Stay: Kununurra Country ClubDaily :
Savour a home-style dinner and stay at Emma Gorge Resort.
Today you will tour Kununurra and visit the Kununurra Visitors Centre, gaining a wealth of insight into the Indigenous and European history of the area. Afterwards, travel the Gibb River Road. Initially, this road was constructed in the 1960s to transport stock from surrounding cattle stations. Now it offers a true Outback adventure as the road winds through spectacular scenery, passing picturesque gorges, waterfalls and rivers. On arrival at the sprawling El Questro Wilderness Park, enjoy an Insider Experience.
Stay: Two Nights: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with ensuitesDaily :
Today you will travel to Zebedee Springs, located within the wilderness park. Here, babbling brooks and dappled sunlight filter in through the overhead trees, and you’ll find yourself in a stunning oasis in the middle of the desert. Stop for a rest, perhaps even choosing to take a relaxing soak in the thermal waters. Later this afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise along Chamberlain Gorge, where the river carves a path through the sheer rock-face which is surrounded by a diverse range of native flora and fauna. Visit El Questro Station, the central hub of El Questro and enjoy the chance to relax by the Pentecost River. Take in the lush evergreen surrounds of the river that provide a stark difference to the ochre red of the Kimberley landscape. On your return to Emma Gorge Resort, enjoy a delightful dinner before retiring for the night.Daily :
Travel through the heart of the Kimberley to the Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine. On a guided tour, learn about the relationship the mine shares with the traditional owners, a partnership established to deliver long-term economic benefits to Aboriginal communities of the area. Continue to the old gold mining town of Halls Creek, a community rich with Indigenous and European history and culture.
Stay: Halls Creek, Kimberley HotelDaily :
Cruise through the striking Geikie Gorge. Have your camera at the ready as you drift past towering limestone cliff-faces bleached white from the continuous rise and fall of the Fitzroy River, creating a beautiful layered effect. Enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding gorges and wildlife before continuing to the township of Fitzroy Crossing. Set on the banks of the Fitzroy River and located 390 kilometres from Broome, Fitzroy Crossing is a true Outback town.
Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River LodgeDaily :
Travel to the historic pearling town of Broome and enjoy a guided tour. Discover the dark side of the pearl diving boom of the 1800s, when the hugely profitable yet extremely dangerous pearl shell industry used cheap foreign labour and force to extract pearls from the ocean. In spite of the difficult pearling past of the town that took the lives of many Aboriginal and foreign divers, today’s population of Broome thrives as a multicultural and colourful society.
Stay: Two Nights: Oaks BroomeDaily :
With the day to spend at your leisure today in Broome, perhaps meander along the stretch of white sand and turquoise ocean of Cable Beach, set against a backdrop of ochre cliffs. Or you may prefer an active day full of swimming, walking or riding camels across the beach. Be sure to take a front row seat and toast farewell to the sun as it sets below the horizon in a spectacular explosion of colour.Daily :
Today you will say goodbye to the wonders of the West Coast as you are transferred to Broome airport for your return flight home.Daily :
Explore stunning Nitmiluk Gorge on a guided cruise and discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people
Your accommodation is situated deep in the heart of the Kimberley, on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River
Enjoy an authentic home-style gourmet dinner under the stars at El Questro Wilderness Park, in the heart of the Outback
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