Kimberley Adventure

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

  • Guided tour of Darwin
  • Spirit of Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Dinner & Outback Show with katherine Outback Experience
  • Guided tour of Kununurra
  • Entry to Argyle Homestead Museum
  • Lunch at Lake Argyle Resort
  • Ord River cruise from Lake Argyle to Kununurra with Triple J Cruises
  • The Jillwang Diamond Mine Tour including lunch
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Sunset and dinner at Cable Beach Club Resort
  • Broome sightseeing tour
  • Free day in Broome for personal sightseeing
Departing
31/07/2020
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                                                         HOME - DARWIN                                                Fri 31 Jul 20 (D)

Welcome to our tour to the magnificent Kimberley’s, featuring some of the most amazing and unusual landscapes in the country. Arrive in Darwin and transfer to the city centre to purchase lunch, then re-board the coach and take in the sights. Many people aren’t aware of the importance of Darwin during World War II so we’ll look at the city as it is today and also learn about the involvement and history of the bombings of Darwin. We see the new Parliament House built on the site of the Darwin Post Office bombed during the war, the port area plus the many other fascinating sights of Australia’s northern gateway. Our welcome dinner is aboard the Spirit of Darwin as we watch the sunset on the harbour, the perfect start to your holiday and listed as one of the top ten things to do whilst in Darwin. Travelodge Resort Darwin (PH: 08 8946 0111)

Day 2                                                    DARWIN - KATHERINE                                       Sat 1 Aug 20 (BLD)

We farewell our hosts and head to Adelaide River where we visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery. It’s a sobering reminder of the impact of World War II and is the only Australian war cemetery on Australian soil. There are 434 military burials and 63 civilians who died as a result of the Japanese bombing raid and a Memorial to the Missing, where 292 service personnel are remembered. From here, we visit the scenic Leliyn/Edith Falls, an idyllic spot to relax for lunch, take a bush walk or swim in the natural pool at the base of the falls.  Tonight, we are in for a real treat as Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire, Tom Curtain, delights and entertains us with his Katherine Outback Experience. The dinner and show celebrate the life in the outback through real horse-starting, working dog demonstrations, live music and humour bush tales.  Best Western Pine Tree Motel (PH: 08 8972 2533)

Day 3                                                    KATHERINE - KUNUNURRA                                    Sun 2 Aug 20 (BD)

Today after departing Katherine, travel to Victoria River Roadhouse in the Gregory National Park for our morning tea stop. Here you get a feel for the diversity of the Territory’s landscapes as it showcases the transition zone between the topical and semi-arid regions. Continue to Timber Creek to purchase lunch before crossing the border into Western Australia. The state of Western Australia is the largest in the country and covers approximately one third of the whole of Australia. Arrive in Kununurra where we check in to our hotel before travelling to Kelly’s Knob to watch the glorious sunset with 360-degree views of KununurraLakeside Resort, Kununurra (PH: 08 9169 1092)

Day 4                                                     KUNUNURRA                                           Mon 3 Aug 20 (BLD)

This morning there is time for a remarkable early morning optional flight over the Bungle Bungles (additional expense - must be pre-booked and pre-paid).  Later, take a tour of the town which was originally established as the residential and administrative centre of the Ord River Scheme that was developed in the 1970s. Our sightseeing will include a visit to the town centre, Diversion Dam and Ivanhoe Crossing. We visit the magnificent Argyle Homestead Museum, which was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station (now mostly submerged by the lake). The famous pioneering Durack family home became known far and wide as one of the social gathering places of the East Kimberley. One of the many highlights of our tour to the Kimberley Ranges will be our cruise below the massive wall of Lake Argyle into Lake Kununurra while the sun sets. Take in the untamed landscape of the magnificent Carr Boyd Ranges along the inaccessible North Western shoreline as we cruise through some of the lakes and inlets. Hopefully we’ll see some locals – Rock Wallabies, Crocodiles and the amazing spitting Archer Fish are all found in this area.  Lakeside Resort, Kununurra (PH: 08 9169 1092)

Day 5                                           ARYGLE DIAMOND MINE                                   Tue 4 Aug 20 (BLD)

Departing Kununurra, travel south to the Argyle Diamond Mine where we’ll meet our guide for a comprehensive tour of the mine. This is Australia’s only major diamond manufacturer, and this may be your last chance to tour the mine, as operations are expected to cease during 2020.  Your tour includes, the designated area; a high security zone accommodating the original open cut mine, and the current underground operations, mine tailings, processing plant and associated infrastructure. Your guide will describe all aspects of the diamond mining operation. Then 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. Here you can truly appreciate the beauty of the rare and coveted pink diamond, found only in this place where two cultures combine; where white and coloured diamonds came to be.  Finish with a drive through the mine site to the Workers Village where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and an opportunity to browse and purchase a diamond from the Village shop. Continue south to Bungle Bungle where you might like to see the breathtaking area by air on a scenic flight (additional expense - must be pre-booked and pre-paid). Tonight, we rest our heads in the unique and custom-made outback ensuited safari tents.  Bungle Bungle Caravan Park, cabins or ensuited safari tents (PH: 08 9168 7220)

Day 6                                                  BUNGLE BUNGLE                                        Wed 5 Aug 20 (BLD)

We uncover the maze of curious orange and black striped beehive shared domes in Purnululu National Park. This is without doubt one of the most fascinating and unusual landforms.  An earlier start today for a 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, to the Park Visitor Centre.  Next, discover Cathedral Gorge, an astonishing natural amphitheatre of red rock. The walk winds its way through the iconic beehives, heading down between two walls of rock before opening into Cathedral Gorge.  Water pounding through here in the wet season has created a huge amphitheatre of red rock with a pool of water in the middle.  The acoustics are so good that music has been played 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.  This afternoon return to our accommodation after a great day exploring.  Bungle Bungle Caravan Park, cabins or ensuited safari tents (PH: 08 9168 7220)

Day 7                                   BUNGLE BUNGLE – FITZROY CROSSING                        Thu 6 Aug 20 (BLD)

Today we travel to Halls Creek, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert and the site of Western Australia's first gold rush. The town is full of gold rush stories and relics. One of the more famous stories is of Russian Jack, a man who carried his injured mate in a wheelbarrow for over 300 kms to get medical attention. A statue is dedicated to his amazing feat outside the Shire Office. Just outside of town is the China Wall. The amazing natural white stone formations rise high out of the ground and then disappear back into the earth again making it look like a miniature ‘Great Wall of China’. We continue through the magnificent red mountain scenery of the Kimberley to Fitzroy Crossing for our overnight stay.  Fitzroy River Lodge, motel rooms (PH: 08 9191 5141)

Day 8                                  FITZROY CROSSING - BROOME                                  Fri 7 Aug 20 (BD)

This morning we enjoy the panoramic views and interesting commentary by a Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger while cruising the stunning Danggu Geikie Gorge. It has been carved by the Fitzroy River through part of an ancient limestone barrier reef which snakes its way across the Kimberley, creating mountainous cliffs and breathtaking scenery. From Geikie Gorge continue through the West Kimberley region and on to the West Coast of Australia and Broome.  Check in to our Cable Beach accommodation then head out to watch the sun setting over the Indian Ocean, a magical experience.  Oaks Cable Beach Resort, Broome (PH: 08 9192 8088)

Day 9                                                     BROOME                                                   Sat 8 Aug 20 (BD)

Today you can discover Broome at leisure with a free day. You may like to book a cruise, visit the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ride a camel or shop for pearls. Of course, some may just like to lay around the pool and relax – the choices are yours. Alternatively, you have the option of a full day tour to Cape Leveque with a scenic flight over the majestic Horizontal Waterfalls.  Stonestreets Travel will assist with any bookings and inquiries.  Please note, tours should be booked in advance especially Horizontal Waterfalls and Camel rides.

Oaks Cable Beach Resort, Broome (PH: 08 9192 8088)

 

Day 10                                                                       BROOME                                                     Sun 9 Aug 20 (B)

Broome’s rich and colourful history began with the mass migration of Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers seeking their fortune and creating a melting pot of cultures that makes this the multicultural town that it is today. We enjoy a town tour which will showcase the very best of Broome, including, Gantheaume Point, Japanese Cemetery & Chinatown.   Late morning, transfer to Broome Airport for your flight to home. 

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 negotiate.

 

Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 9 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
  • Dinner and Outback Show with Katherine Outback Experience
  • Guided tour of Kununurra
  • Entry to Argyle Homestead Museum
  • Lunch at Lake Argyle Resort 
  • Ord River cruise from Lake Argyle to Kununurra with Triple J Cruises
  • The Jaliwang Diamond Mine Tour including lunch
  • Geikie) Gorge Cruise
  • Sunset and dinner at Cable Beach Club Resort
  • Broome Sightseeing Tour
  • Free day in Broome for personal sightseeing

Return airport transfers and flights can be arranged on request.

Departing
31/07/2020
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
Need Flights?
Please contact us
Price
AUD $5,175
Price Inclusive of Land Tour Only. Speak to us about finding you a great deal on flights.
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