10 Day Kimberley Kapers

 

Departing:  Monday, 8th August 2022

 

Don’t miss this incredible journey!  Three times larger than England, the Kimberley region is spread over Australia’s entire north-western corner.  Join us and explore one of Australia’s hidden treasures.  View spectacular gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, pockets of lush rainforest, and an astonishing variety of wildlife.  Wild and wonderful, the Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.  Let us take you to places you never dreamt could be so amazingly real.

 

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FLY/COACH/FLY

 

Fitness Level:  M – Moderate

Meals:  B = Breakfast,  M = Morning Tea,  L = Lunch,  A = Afternoon Tea,  D = Dinner

 

DAY 1  HOME – DARWIN     D

Monday, 8th August:  Passengers fly into Darwin today.  Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight with your fellow travelling companions.  Stay Doubletree on Hilton Hotel Esplanade

 

DAY 2  DARWIN – KATHERINE     BMLD

Tuesday, 9th August:  Farewelling Darwin, make our way to Litchfield National Park.  A photo stop at the amazing Magnetic Termite Mounds before continuing to Florence Falls.  Stroll along the Shady Creek walk, spot colourful birds and enjoy the ambience.  Next, lunch at the Litchfield Café followed by a visit to the stunning Wangi Falls.  Leaving Litchfield NP, make our way to Katherine to settle in and prepare for our special evening at Marksie’s Stockman’s Camp Tucker.  Dine by the campfire of a traditional territory stock camp which includes a traditional camp oven meal cooked over a bed of hot coals and be entertained with stories and hands-on displays.  Stay Contour Hotel Katherine

 

DAY 3  KATHERINE – KUNUNURRA     BLD

Wednesday, 10th August:  Travel the Victoria Highway to VICTORIA RIVER.  The settlement itself is little more than a roadhouse and camping ground, but the scenery along the highway as it winds past immense escarpments split by the mighty Victoria River ranks as some of the most stunning in the Territory.  Crossing the border into Western Australia, make our way to Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, for a tour with an artist.  Learn the history of the centre, view artists at work and chat with local Indigenous staff while tasting delicious homemade damper, then settle into our accommodation.  Three night stay Ibis Styles Kununurra

 

DAY 4  ORD RIVER CRUISE & LAKE ARGYLE     BLD

Thursday, 11th August:  Cruise the stunning waterway this morning and marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna found along the way and maybe even spot a crocodile!  Relax a while as we stop at the Riverside Camp for a sumptuous buffet lunch before cruising up to the Ord Top Dam – an incredible sight when at the waterline base on the Lake Kununurra side.  Board the coach for a drive across the Ord Top Dam and stop at a scenic lookout.  Leaving Lake Argyle, we make a short stop at the historic Durack Homestead Museum.  The Museum was constructed as a replica of the original family Homestead.  Re-boarding the coach, return to our accommodation.

 

DAY 5  KUNUNURRA SIGHTSEEING     BD

Friday, 12th August:  Meet our guide for an Ord River Farming District Tour.  The tour includes a stop at the Diversion Dam, Ivanhoe Crossing, an Indian Sandalwood Plantation, The Sandalwood Shop and Café.  After the tour, return to Kununurra for some free time in town to purchase your lunch and explore.

 

DAY 6  KUNUNURRA – HALLS CREEK     BLD

Saturday, 13th August:  Up and away this morning on our flight over the Bungle Bungles.  Departing Kununurra, the flight heads south over Lake Kununurra, the Packsaddle Irrigation area, and the upper Ord River onto Lake Argyle, flying over vast cattle stations, the Osmond Ranges, and onto the imposing sight of Bungle Bungle Range.  The orange and black ribbons across the beehive-like mounds are clearly visible as you approach from the north.  We sweep further over the range, and its hidden world of gorges before setting course for the Argyle Diamond Mine, the birthplace of the spectacular Argyle pink diamond.  Leaving Kununurra, stop at Warmun Roadhouse for lunch then on to Halls Creek.  Stay Kimberley Hotel

 

DAY 7  HALLS CREEK – FITZROY CROSSING     BMLD

Sunday, 14th August:    This morning view the unusual China Wall, a natural vein of sub-vertical white quartz rising up to 6 metres above the surrounding country in places.  Continue to Fitzroy Crossing where you will cruise the exquisite Geikie Gorge with its unusual white banded walls.  Keep an eye out for local wildlife including sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocs.  Stay Fitzroy River Lodge

 

DAY 8  FITZROY CROSSING – BROOME     BMLD

Monday, 15th August:  Away early for a day exploring the unique areas of the Kimberley.  Pause for morning tea at Tunnel Creek.  At striking Windjana Gorge time to discover the area’s sheer cliffs, water pools and wildlife, then take the Gibb River Road to Derby where huge 11-metre tides commonly occur.  See the Circular Wharf, the famous Boab Prison Tree and adjacent to Myalls Bore view the longest cattle trough in the world.  Two Night Stay Oaks Broome Hotel

Please note:  a very strong torch and a second pair of shoes suitable for wading through water are required for Tunnel Creek.

 

DAY 9  BROOME SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME     BMD

Tuesday, 16th August:  This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Broome including the Wharves, Gantheaume Point and Roebuck Bay then on to Willie Creek Pearl Farm for an informative tour and delicious morning tea before your crew drop you in town for lunch (own expense) and an afternoon of leisure to explore the tropical town of Broome.  At the end of the day join your fellow travellers and sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular sunset over Cable Beach followed by a scrumptious dinner.

 

DAY 10  BROOME – HOME     B

Wednesday, 17th August:  After a fabulous Kimberley adventure it’s time for a farewell breakfast before transferring to the Broome Airport for your flight home. 

 

Adult:  $6498 pp
Pensioner:  $6478 pp
Past Passenger:  $6468 pp
Single Supplement:  $1194 pp

Final Payment Due:  Friday, 24th June 2022

 

 

Bookings Close on Sunday August 7th, 2022