Top End & Kimberley Spectacular

12 Day Itinerary (Darwin > Broome)

(Tour Code FLSCTEKS)

Let the spectacular Kimberley share its many stories with you as you journey into the heart of this incredible region.

Venture into the many delights of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit billabongs, spot crocodiles and immerse yourself in the ancient stories of this land. A dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge is a highlight, as is spending time on the breathtaking Ord River. Journey along the famed Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park and marvel at the beauty of Chamberlain Gorge. 

 

 

 

 

Visit an Aboriginal community, have a yarn with traditional owners and share a cup of tea with an old drover; the people you meet along the way will be just as memorable as the landscapes you encounter. Bid farewell to your new friends in Broome, but not before exploring the tropical waters and pristine beaches of this gorgeous town.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Darwin
Highlights: Welcome dinner
Welcome to Darwin, the gateway of the Kimberley. Enjoy a two night stay beginning with a delicious welcome dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
 
Day 2 - Darwin
Highlights: Freechoice
Freechoice Choose a safari on Corroboree Billabong or discover Litchfield National Park and its famous termite mounds. Alternatively, choose between a Jumping Crocs cruise on the Adelaide River, discover the breadth of sparkling Darwin Harbour on a lunch cruise or take the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
Day 3 - Darwin > Kakadu National Park
Highlights: Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
Travel to the amazing World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. Visit Bowali Visitors Centre for a greater understanding about the area before cruising on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and bird life. Overnight stay Kakadu.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 4 - Kakadu National Park > Katherine
Highlights: Enrich: Katherine Gorge Dinner Cruise
Heading south you stop at Pine Creek named after the many pine trees that Overland Telegraph workers found during construction of this incredible telegraph line, which connected Australia to the rest of the world in 1872. Visit Nitmiluk National Park, home to the breathtaking Katherine Gorge. Overnight special stay in Katherine.
Enrich:  Be transported into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and explore their culture and history as you cruise through spectacular Katherine Gorge. Enjoy the stories with the magnificent backdrop of towering cliff faces that change colour as the sun sets.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 5 - Katherine > Kununurra
Highlights: Ord River Cruise
Journey today to Western Australia and let the vast expanse of the Kimberley slowly reveal itself. Visit Lake Argyle, the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Your afternoon cruise on the Ord River is simply breathtaking. Marvel at the vast variety of bird life, immense gorge walls and river scenery before arriving for an overnight stay in Kununurra.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 6 - Kununurra > El Questro
Highlights: Gibb River Road
Optional flight  An optional flight over the Bungle Bungles gives you a chance to see the orange and black strips of these massive sandstone structures. (Additional expense).
Enrich  Your local guide this morning will take you on a tour of the farming region around Kununurra. Hear stories about how this town has become the ‘fruit bowl’ of Australia and learn about the region’s famous fragrant timber, the sandalwood tree.
Travel along the famous Gibb River Road to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park. Set in the untamed Kimberley landscape, El Questro began life as a working cattle station. Your two night special stay is in deluxe tented cabins at Emma Gorge.
Optional homestead stay  Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead. An exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain gorge. This will substitute accommodation and touring activities. (Additional expense and must be booked before departure).
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
 
 
 

 

Day 7 - El Questro
Highlights: Freechoice
Freechoice  Choose between a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge or an outback experience learning about traditional medicines, hunting techniques and the use of fire on a culture and history tour of El Questro. Alternatively relax with a picnic hamper and enjoy the ambience of this amazing place or join a park ranger on a bird tour.
Sundowners Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset at Emma Gorge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 8 - El Questro > Halls Creek
Highlights: Argyle Diamond Mine
Visit the world’s largest single producer of diamonds on your tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine. Learn about the open cut mine and the original indigenous inhabitants. Overnight stay in Halls Creek. Halls Creek sits on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 9 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing
Highlights: Enrich: Yiyili Aboriginal School
Enrich  Visit the Yiyili Aboriginal Community School for a chance to meet the principal, hear about the school and see the local artwork.
Visit China Wall, a natural white stone wall that looks just like the Great Wall of China but in Western Australia. Cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge. You may even spot local wildlife including sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles. Overnight stay Fitzroy Crossing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 10 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome
Highlights: Enrich: Boab prison tree
Enrich  Have a yarn with a traditional land owner whose grandfather was both a prisoner and prison warden at the remarkable Boab prison tree. View the tree and visit one of the oldest supermarkets and chemists in the world replete with no walls or cash registers. Enjoy a cup of tea with an old drover where you can sit and reminisce about the Kimberley cattle industry of old.
Optional flight  Take an optional scenic flight over the azure waters and islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago including Horizontal Falls. (Additional expense).
Arrive at the jewel of the Kimberley, the town of Broome. It’s the perfect place to relax with its long stretches of white sand beaches and warm tropical waters. With a rich history in pearling and a strong multicultural foundation, you’ll fall in love with this unique town. Two night stay Broome.
Freechoice Dining.  Dine at Sunset Bar and Grill, Zanders or Rambutans Malaysian, all at Cable Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 11 - Broome
Highlights: Freechoice
Freechoice  Discover the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea pearl on a Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour or enjoy a colourful and informative tour taking in the city sights on a Harley Davidson trike. Alternatively, soak up the views from the top of a camel at sunset along the famous Cable Beach or visit remote and inaccessible areas on a hovercraft tour of Broome.
Finish the day with a farewell dinner with new friends.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 12 - Broome
Highlights: Farewell  
It’s time to leave the wonders of the Kimberley and head home.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

Departures / Pricing 2018

$6645 adult twin 

Departs - Returns

15 June  - 26 June
26 June  - 07 July
06 July  - 17 July
17 July  - 28 July
27 July  - 07 August
07 August - 18 August