Kimberley Adventure

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Experience The Kimberley, Australia's ruggedly romantic wonderland! Discover a land of Dreamtime stories, breathtaking unspoiled scenery and striking native plants and wildlife on an adventure drive from Darwin to Broome. Uncover the history of Darwin and the Northern Territory, explore awe-inspiring gorges, plateaus, river systems and geological formations. Visit the working heart of the region from real outback stations to massive mining operations. Join us on our Kimberley Adventure, riding in the comfort of our luxury 4x4 coach and discover why so many travellers count tackling The Kimberley and The Top End as one of their greatest bucket list achievements. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Darwin City Sights tour
  • Spirit of Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park 2-hour cruise
  • Katherine Outback Experience
  • Triple J Ord River cruise – Lake Argyle to Kununurra
  • Option for scenic flights of Bungle Bungles
  • El Questro Station & Chamberlain Gorge cruise 
  • See Ord River Irrigation Area
  • Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park
  • Argyle Diamond Mine Tour
  • Full day tour to Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) National Park
  • Danggu (Geikie) Gorge National Park and cruise
  • 3 nights stay in Broome – Cable Beach area
  • Broome sightseeing Tour
  • Broome free day for person sightseeing
  • Option for Horizontal Waterfall day tour 
Departing
16/08/2019
Duration
10 Days
Maximum Tour Size
22
Physical Rating
Moderate level of fitness required – some walking and traveling up to 2 ½ hours at a time Please note walks within Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park can be more difficult and require some level of fitness – some deep sand areas and river stones to n
Transport
4x4 Coach

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Day 1: Friday 16 August 2019:
Darwin sights and Sunset Dinner Cruise
Meet your crew and awaiting coach in Darwin before you transfer into the city for lunch. Later, re-board the coach and enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour, of the remains of Christ Church Cathedral and Darwin Post Office, both victims of Cyclone Tracy.  See beautiful Government House, the Darwin Esplanade, Cullen Bay Marina, Sky City Casino and Fannie Bay Goal. Later, check-in to your central accommodation, then board the Spirit of Darwin for a spectacular Sunset Dinner Cruise on Darwin Harbour. One of the top ten things to do in Darwin and the perfect way to end the first day of your holiday. Meals: D
Accommodation: Travelodge Darwin Resort. 

Day 2: Saturday 17 August 2019:
Katherine Gorge & Katherine Outback Experience
Travel south along the Stuart Highway to Adelaide River; stop off at the beautiful Adelaide River War Cemetery, a stark reminder of the Top End’s involvement in WWII. Next, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before a stunning 2-hour cruise through the first two gorges at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. Please note there are steps and walks of approximately 400m each way between the first and second gorge. 
Later, you'll check in to your accommodation in Katherine, then join Tom Curtin for his entertaining Katherine Outback Experience. Experience the day to day life of an outback Australian cattle station with real horse-work and working dog demonstrations, entwined with live acoustic music and humorous bush tales. Meals: BLD 
Accommodation: Pine Tree Motel, Katherine

Day 3: Sunday 18 August 2019:
Lake Argyle & Ord River Cruise
Head west along the Victoria Highway through the vast cattle stations of the Northern Territory, cross the mighty Victoria River and pass through the impressive Gregory National Park. Pass by the small community of Timber Creek before crossing the Western Australia border with much joy and celebration! Then continue to Lake Argyle Tourist Village to enjoy a delicious lunch (including the local Silver Cobbler caught direct from Lake Argyle!). Cross over the Dam wall and descend to the Ord River for Triple J cruises'  55km river cruise to Kununurra. Along the way you’ll marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna, including the elusive freshwater crocodile. Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Kununurra Lakeside Resort (2 nights)

Day 4: Monday 19 August 2019
El Questro, Chamberlain Gorge Cruise & Ord Irrigation Area
You'll have a chance this morning to take an optional 2-hour scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle Ranges. Past travellers have raved about seeing the striking honeycomb canyons from up high. This option must be pre-booked and pre-paid. Mid-morning, leave Kununurra and travel to El Questro Station, situated in the stunning Cockburn Ranges on the Gibb River Road. This morning on your Chamberlain Gorge cruise takes in the breathtaking scenery whilst you enjoy a sparkling wine and fresh fruit from the local Ord valley. After yet another delicious lunch, this time in the El Questro Steakhouse, return to Kununurra and the Ord River Irrigation Area. Pause at Diversion Dam and Ivanhoe Crossing on the Ord, then travel through the irrigation area to Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park. The short walk into Mirima reveals steep, broken walls of colourful layered rocks that come alive as they reflect the changing light. Before returning to your accommodation visit Kelly’s Knob for spectacular views over the town and Lake Kununurra as the sun sets. Meals: BLD

Day 5: Tuesday 20 August 2019:
Argyle Diamond Mine Tour
After breakfast, and a good nights sleep, depart Kununurra and travel a few hours south to the Argyle Diamond Mine. On arrival at the main gate our Luridgii guide will tell the fascinating and beautiful story of the Jaliwang Dreaming where the Gidga and Miriuwung stories combine. The guide will take you to the designated area; a high security zone accommodating the open cut mine, underground operations, mine tailings, processing plant and associated infrastructure. Your guide will describe all aspects of the diamond mining operation. Then, the guide will take you to the viewing platform high on the ridge where you will begin to appreciate the enormous toil and effort that has been invested in the extraction of these highly valued stones.
Next, visit the Argyle Mine diamond gallery, with over $2million of Argyle Diamonds and jewellery on display. You will certainly appreciate the beauty of these rare and coveted pink diamonds, found only in this place. Finish with a drive through the mine site to the Workers Village for a buffet lunch and an opportunity to browse and purchase a diamond from the Village shop. Your Luridgii guide will disembark at the main gate then you'll continue a little further south to the Bungle Bungle Caravan Park, home for the next 2 nights. You may wish to take an optional late afternoon scenic Helicopter flights over the Bungle Bungles (must be pre-booked and pre-paid).  Meals: BLD
Please note: tonight’s accommodation will be in pre-erected Safari Tents with twin/double bedding and *private ensuite.  *Some non-ensuited tents may be required, however good quality, clean facilities are very close by.
Accommodation: Bungle Bungle Caravan Park (2 nights)

Day 6: Wednesday 21 August 2019:
Bungle Bungles Tour – Cathedral Gorge & Echidna Chasm
After an early start today, begin your full day in Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle Range. Travel through Mabel Downs Station, keeping an eye out for the king of the Kimberley Cattle Industry, Brahman Cattle. Arrive at the Park Visitor Centre and then discover Cathedral Gorge, an astonishing natural amphitheatre of red rock. The walk winds its way through the iconic bee hives, heading down between two walls of rock before opening into Cathedral Gorge. Water pounds through here in the wet season which has created a huge amphitheatre with a pool of water in the middle. The acoustics are so good that special live music performances have been held within the gorge. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading to the northern end of the park and Echidna Chasm which is one of the Parks Highlights. Hundreds of Livistona Palms line the Chasm and cling to the sheer sides of the cliffs. At times you can reach out and touch both sides of the Chasm. Relax this afternoon as you make your way back to the accommodation after a great day exploring.  Meals: BLD

Day 7: Thursday 22 August 2019
Old Halls Creek and China Wall
Just an hour's drive south is Halls Creek, an area famous for it's Gold Rush glory days. Travel to the old township of Halls Creek where on Christmas Day 1885, prospector Charlie Hall found a huge 28-ounce (nearly 1 kilogram) gold nugget at a site that would eventually be named after him. The gold rush lasted less than 3 months in this inhospitable land and people soon moved on. See all that remains of this old township, then visit one of the natural wonders of this area, China Wall. A hard and weathering resistant sub-vertical quartz vein protruding up to 6m from the surrounding surface. Next, head into Halls Creek for lunch and a look around the outback town. This afternoon continue along the Great Northern Highway stopping at Mary Pool before arriving at your accommodation along the banks of the Fitzroy River.  Meals: BLD
Accommodation: The Crossing Inn, Fitzroy River  

Day 8: Friday 23 August 2019:
Danggu (Geikie) Gorge Cruise – Broome
Another highlight on your tour will be spectacular Danguu (Geikie) Gorge where you'll be treated to a scenic cruise along the calm waters of the Fitzroy River. Centuries of water flow has carved the gorge from the surrounding ancient limestone creating a spectacular scene of sheer white and grey walls and an abundance of wildlife including both fresh and salt water crocodiles. From Geikie Gorge continue through the West Kimberley region and on to the West Coast of Australia to Broome. Check in to your Cable Beach accommodation, then travel to the beach to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean, a magical experience! Meals: BLD
Accommodation: Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary, Broome (3 nights)

Day 9: Saturday 24 August 2019:
Broome Free Day
Today has been left free for you to explore or pursue your own personal interests for the day. Perhaps you’d like to join a full day tour to see the Horizontal Waterfalls, take a camel ride on Cable Beach, visit a Pearl Farm, ride a hovercraft on Roebuck Bay or explore Chinatown. Whatever you decide Stonestreets Travel can make all the arrangements for you. Meals: B

Day 10: Sunday 25 August 2019: 
Broome sights
Today, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Broome, see Chinatown and the old Sun Picture Theatre, Roebuck Bay, and Streeters Jetty, pass the Broome Courthouse and visit one of Broome’s Churches famous for its Mother of Pearl altar. See the port of Broome and visit Gantheaume Point where you’ll get a great photo of Cable Beach and the contrasting colours of the red pindan cliffs, white sandy beach and clear blue skies. Transfers to Broome Airport are included today for your arranged flights back home. Flights to the East Coast and airport transfers back home can be arranged on request. Meals B

Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Transport: Luxury 4x4 Coach 

Accommodation: 

9 Nights in Hotel/Motel Accommodation
  • 1 Night - Darwin Travelodge Resort
  • 1 Night - Katherine, Pine Tree Motel 
  • 2 Nights - Kununurra, Lakeside Resort
  • 2 Nights - Bungle Bungle Caravan Park
  • 1 Night - Fitzroy River Lodge
  • 2 Nights - Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary

Activities:

All entries to Attractions, Guided Tours, Cruises and National Park entries as follows

  • Darwin City Sights tour
  • Spirit of Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park 2-hour cruise
  • Katherine Outback Experience
  • Triple J Ord River cruise – Lake Argyle to Kununurra
  • El Questro Station and Chamberlain Gorge cruise 
  • Argyle Diamond Mine Tour
  • Full day tour to Purnululu (Bungle Bungles) National Park
  • Danggu (Geikie) Gorge National Park and cruise
  • Broome Sightseeing Tour

Other Inclusions:

  • Home Pickup and Return and Airport Transfers (pre-arrangement required) within Toowoomba City, Westbrook and Highfields areas.
Departing
16/08/2019
Duration
10 Days
Maximum Tour Size
22
Physical Rating
Moderate level of fitness required – some walking and traveling up to 2 ½ hours at a time Please note walks within Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park can be more difficult and require some level of fitness – some deep sand areas and river stones to n
Transport
4x4 Coach

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Price
AUD $4,995
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