Discovery Top End and Kimberley Wilderness Wonders
Discovery Top End and Kimberley Wilderness Wonders
13 days

Journey from Darwin to Broome Via the Gibb River Road

Overview

View the plunging waterfalls and magnificent scenery of Litchfield National Park, take a sunset dinner cruise on the Katherine Gorge, board a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Ranges, take walks in the Purnululu National Park, travel the Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park and finish in Broome.

Australian Destination Northern Territory, Western Australia
International Destination
Tour Date 04 to 16 July 2018
Number Of Days 13 days
Tour Price From (per person twin share) $6,710
Tour Cost Adult$0
Tour Price Single Option $1,150
MAXIMUM TRAVELLERS - 25

Holiday Activity Level

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highlights
  • Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Mindil Beach Markets
  • Darwin Military History Experiences
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Katherine Gorge Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Katherine Hot Springs
  • Cutta Cutta Caves Tour
  • Lake Argyle and Ord River Dam
  • Bungle Bungles Scenic Flight and Walks
  • Gibb River Road to El Questro
  • Geikie Gorge
  • Broome Hovercraft Experience

Pre/Post Tour Transfers (ex Perth, WA)

Airfares and Taxes (ex Perth, WA)

26 Meals

12 Nights Accommodation

Tours and Attractions

Professional Villa Tour Leader and Coach Captain

Experienced Local Guides

Your holiday itinerary (ex Perth, Western Australia)
 
Day 1. Perth to Darwin (D)
We pick you up from home and transfer you to the Perth Airport for your flight to the Top End’s cosmopolitan city of Darwin.  On arrival take an introduction tour of Darwin before settling into your accommodation. Overnight: Adina Apartment Hotel, Darwin
 
Day 2. Darwin’s Culture and History and Sunset Cruise (B)
This morning begins with a local who will take you on a 6o minute city heritage walk of Darwin.  Hear of pioneers and events that shaped the city, learn about the development of Darwin from the first settlement of Port Darwin, see buildings in the historic quarter and discover life in Darwin pre and post WWII. Your day then continues with visits to the Darwin Military Museum, the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery and the Australian Aviation Museum.  To complete your Darwin experience, a delightful evening at the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is at your leisure.  Overnight: Adina Apartment Hotel, Darwin
 
Day 3. Territory Wildlife (BD)
The Territory Wildlife Park is set within 400 hectares of natural bushland and includes wetlands, monsoon forest and crystal clear springs.  The park showcases the native flora and fauna of the Northern Territory in both natural habitats and man made features such as an aquarium tunnel, reptile exhibit and nocturnal house.  Darwin is a vibrant harbour city blessed with a tropical climate and a multicultural population.  Take your time to absorb the sights and sounds of the city at your own pace, explore the many galleries, shops and cafés.  This evening aboard a luxury harbour cruise, watch the sun set whilst enjoying a unique tropical dining experience.  Overnight: Adina Apartment Hotel, Darwin
 
Day 4. Litchfield National Park (BLD)
Situated in the spectacular Tabletop Range, Litchfield National Park features towering magnetic termite mounds, waterfalls that cascade from the sandstone plateau and unusual rock formations.  Visit the spectacular Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls.  After lunch, we return to the Stuart Highway and travel south through Adelaide River and Pine Creek to Katherine.  Overnight:  Ibis Styles, Katherine
 
Day 5. Sunset Dinner Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) (BD)
This morning, dip down 15 metres into a maze like limestone cave system.  On a guided tour under torchlight, take a fun informative walk below the Earth’s surface to discover another world.  Next, visit the natural thermal springs on the Katherine river bed.  Take a dip in the clear pools and unwind as the bubbling pools soothe your soul and your muscles.  In the afternoon visit the Katherine Museum.  This evening we have a very special evening planned.  On a sunset cruise immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings and changing colours of the magnificent backdrop, the Nitmiluk Gorge.  Your evening also includes a three course candle light dinner.  Overnight:  Ibis Styles, Katherine
 
Day 6. Katherine to Kununurra (BD)
Leaving the timeless land of the Top End behind, we cross the border into the Kimberley region.  View the great expanse of the Ord River Dam and the historic Argyle Downs Homestead, built by Patrick Durack in 1894 and reconstructed on its present site prior to the flooding of Lake Argyle.  Overnight: Kununurra Lakeside Resort, Kununurra
 
Day 7. Kununurra Ord River (BD)
Preliminary work on the Ord River Irrigation Area Project began as a small experimental farm in 1941. Seventy years later the bold and imaginative plan to dam the Ord River now supports approximately 14,000 hectares of irrigated farmland, producing an extensive variety of horticultural crops.  As we tour the area, a local guide will provide entertaining commentary on the fascinating history of this massive agricultural project.  There will be free time in the afternoon to explore the shops and galleries of Kununurra or just relax by the pool at the resort.  Overnight:  Kununurra Lakeside Resort, Kununurra
 
Day 8. World Heritage Bungle Bungles (BLD)
Marvel at the diverse Kimberley landscapes from the air aboard a scenic flight over Lake Argyle and the massive Argyle diamond mine, then witness the breathtaking aerial view of the Bungle Bungle Ranges. The orange and black stripes across the beehive-like mounds, encased in a skin of silica and algae are simply spectacular!  Landing on an airstrip in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, our guided ground tour by 4WD coach takes us to the spectacular domes area.  Enjoy a moderate 3km walk which takes in Picaninny Creek, the beehive shaped sandstone domes and Cathedral Gorge. Relax and enjoy your picnic lunch in the shade of Cathedral Gorge.  After the walk your guide will drive you to the Bungle Bungle Safari Camp for afternoon tea or to the airfield for your helicopter flight (helicopter flight optional and at own expense).  Later in the afternoon, re-board your plane for the return trip Kununurra, concluding an unforgettable Kimberley wilderness experience.  Overnight: Kununurra Lakeside Resort, Kununurra
 
Day 9. Gibb River Road and El Questro (BLD)
Today’s highlight is a journey down the famous Gibb River Road and into the raw beauty of El Questro Wilderness Park.  We will learn about the ancient geological and cultural history of the Kimberley on the Chamberlain River Cruise.  After a picnic lunch, we return to Kununurra.  Overnight:  Kununurra Lakeside Resort, Kununurra
 
Day 10. Kununurra to Fitzroy Crossing (BD)
Today we tour south along the Great Northern Highway into spectacular Kimberley scenery through the Carr Boyd and O’Donnell Ranges.  We visit Warmun Community (Turkey Creek) and Halls Creek before arriving into Fitzroy Crossing late in the afternoon.  Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing
 
Day 11. Fitzroy River and Geikie Gorge (BD)
North east of Fitzroy Crossing the Fitzroy River cuts through the Geikie Range to create an impressive gorge with sheer walls bleached by annual flooding.  Cruise along the gorge where the riverbanks are inhabited by freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and many bird species.  After lunch in Fitzroy Crossing, we continue our journey westward to Broome.  Overnight:  The Mangrove Hotel, Broome
 
Day 12. Broome Adventures (BD)
Begin this morning with the Pearl Luggers Museum followed by the Broome Courthouse Markets.  Set in the shade of the Tropical Gardens, browse the stalls and displays and purchase lunch at your leisure.  Broome Hovercraft then offers an experience that is truly unforgettable.  You will experience one of the most exciting and unique experiences that the Kimberly has to offer and learn about the scenic and historic sights of the magnificent Roebuck Bay coastline. Overnight:  The Mangrove Hotel, Broome
 
Day 13. Broome to Perth (B)
We bid farewell to the Kimberley and transfers to the airport for your return flight to Perth.  On arrival, our courtesy small charter vehicle will see you safely home in comfort.
 
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