Contrasts of the Kimberley


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    11-20 June 2021

    Majestic canyons, prolific wildlife, freshwater swimming holes and outback stations; the Kimberley region of Australia is something else. Three times the size of England, with a population of just 40,000, this part of the country has become known as one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. Despite its vast remoteness, it certainly doesn’t lack in great food, friendly locals, luxury experiences and romantic beach towns. If there’s one certainty, it’s that you won’t return home the same person after experiencing the magic of Australia’s northwest corner on this 10-day escorted tour.

    Starting in Darwin, you’ll travel west through some of the most vast landscapes you’ll ever encounter, to Broome, with overnight stops in Darwin, Katherine, Kununurra, El Questro Station, Fitzroy Crossing and Broome.

    From beginning to end, you won’t be short of fascinating vistas on this guided holiday. Relax in the warm waters of the Zebedee Thermal Springs in El Questro Station, before joining a guided walk to Emma Gorge; Enjoy a cruise through the stunning Geikie Gorge, known for its sheer white and grey walls at Fitzroy Crossing; and, bask in the sunshine and sea-salty air during your stay at beautiful Broome.

    This is just a few of many highlights of this Kimberley & Top End tour featuring some of the world’s most stunning scenery, fascinating cultural sites and fun-filled experiences.

    Meals
    Breakfast: 9 Lunch: 2 Dinner: 4
    Transport
    Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach.
    Accommodation
    First-Class or Superior First-Class with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges. This tour visits some remote locations. We have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
    HighLights
    Broome
    Art Masterclass
    Kununurra
    El Questro
    Emma Gorge
    Katherine Gorge

    DAY 1: ARRIVE DARWIN
    Welcome to the Northern Territory! Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in time for a welcome meeting and drink.

    DAY 2: DARWIN -KATHERINE
    Travel from Darwin to Katherine KATHERINE (Local Favourite) Art masterclass led by a local indigenous artist; dinner cruise through the dramatic Katherine Gorge. See dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, pristine wilderness and wildlife. (B,D)

    DAY 3: KATHERINE – LAKE ARGYLE – KUNUNURRA
    Continue across the top end. LAKE ARGYLE Photo stop to see the lake, 21 times bigger than Sydney Harbour. KUNUNURRA Cruise on the Ord River, one of Western Australia’s most scenic and significant waterways. (B, L)

    DAY 4: KUNUNURRA
    KUNUNURRA Day at leisure. Choose to take an optional excursion and explore nearby UNESCO-listed Purnululu National Park and the dramatic beehive formations of the Bungle Bungle Ranges on a scenic flightseeing or 4-wheel drive tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing and ways to spend your day. (B)

    DAY 5: KUNUNURRA – EL QUESTRO STATION
    Drive to the famous El Questro Station in the heart of the Kimberley region and covering 700,000 acres of stunning landscape. EL QUESTRO STATION Guided walk to Emma Gorge with time to enjoy the tranquil setting and take a relaxing swim to the waterfall; special dinner under the sweeping outback evening sky. (B,D) (Local Favourite) Accommodation Spotlight: Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscape of the rocky, red Cockburn Ranges at the Emma Gorge Resort. You’ll sleep under the stars in safari-style tented cabins allowing you to experience the great outdoors in complete comfort. All tented cabins feature en-suite facilities, electricity, fans, and coffee/tea maker. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, and the stunning Emma Gorge, at your doorstep.

    DAY 6: EL QUESTRO STATION
    EL QUESTRO STATION Day at leisure. Optional visit to Zebedee Thermal Springs, where you can emerge and relax in the warm waters. Choose to explore more of the walking tracks, go horseback riding, or take a scenic helicopter flight. (B)

    DAY 7: EL QUESTRO STATION – FITZROY CROSSING
    Continue across the Top End. FITZROY CROSSING Evening at leisure. You may want to explore the Art Centre and Gallery or perhaps visit the original Fitzroy Crossing town site. (B, D)

    DAY 8: FITZROY CROSSING – BROOME
    FITZROY CROSSING Cruise through the stunning Geikie Gorge, known for its sheer white and grey walls. Learn the gorge’s history and geology plus there’s a chance to spot local wildlife such as crocodiles, and wallabies. BROOME Orientation tour. Evening at leisure. There’s time to stroll on the beach, wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. (B, L)

    DAY 9: BROOME
    BROOME Day at leisure. Choose to experience a trip of a lifetime when you join an optional excursion to Horizontal Falls; take a scenic seaplane flight and then take a thrilling ride on a fast boat through the waterfalls. It’s an opportunity not to miss! (Local Favourite) Tasting at a craft brewery followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Broome with a magical morning camel ride on Cable Beach where you’ll breathe in the fresh air and enjoy travelling along the shores of the Indian Ocean. This and many more options throughout your tour are available with MyACCOUNT. Get locals maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

    DAY 10: BROOME
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Broome and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)