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Broome, The Kimberley, Kakadu and Darwin

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Australia’s Top End and the Kimberley await with adventures to be had, Dreamtime culture to enlighten and glorious nature to explore. Take in a sunset camel ride on stunning Cable Beach, cruise Geikie Gorge, unearth the Argyle Diamond Mine, soar above the Bungle Bungles, discover Ubirr rock art in Kakadu then finish with a sumptuous seafood buffet whilst admiring the sunset over Darwin Harbour.

Duration Duration:

12 days

Price From From

$6,990pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

24th May 2019
13th June 2019
20th June 2019
13th July 2019

Location Departure Location:
Flight to Broome

Location Return Location:
Flight Home

Pricing

Twin Share
$6990pp
Sole Use
$8580pp
$1,200pp non-refundable

Itinerary (Flight to Broome - Flight Home)

Day 1    (D) Broome

plane

Flights arrive into Broome Airport where we are met by our local coach captain to transfer to our hotel in the heart of this town affectionately known as the ‘pearl of the north’.

2 Night Stay: Oaks Resort OR Mercure Hotel, Broome

Day 2    (B,L,D) Broome

cruise heritage

Arrive at Willie Creek Pearl Farm to discover how the Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl is produced. After lunch we take in a visit to the Pearl Luggers Museum then make a brief stop at Broome Cemetery, filled with the gravestones of Japanese, Afghan and Malay pearlers. An adventurous finish to our day taking a camel safari ride along Cable Beach. It is magical beyond belief, with the sea wind in your hair, the outback stretching out one side and the Indian Ocean to the other.

**Please note: 95kg weight restrictions apply to camel ride.

Day 3    (B,L,D) Fitzroy Crossing

Heading east we travel the Great Northern Highway to the township of Derby, the first town settled in the Kimberley, and home of the Boab Tree. We break for lunch here then make a visit to the Information Centre and Derby Wharf before continuing on to Fitzroy Crossing for our overnight stay.

 

1 Night Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Day 4    (B,L,D) Halls Creek

cruise eco indigenous

This morning we check-out and head to Danggu Geikie Gorge to take a cruise on the Fitzroy River. Witness the spectacular geography of the area, freshwater crocodiles and abundant birdlife, and gain insight into the Kimberley region’s rich indigenous history and culture. We return to Fitzroy River Lodge for lunch then travel through the open grasslands of the cattle stations to Halls Creek.

1 Night Stay: Halls Creek Motel OR Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek 

Day 5    (B,L,D) Kununurra

scenicflight

Departing Halls Creek we parallel the Durack Range to Kununurra. After lunch we embark on a breathtaking scenic flight over Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungle Range and the Argyle Diamond Mine.

2 Night Stay: Kimberley Grande Resort 

Day 6    (B,L,D) Kununurra

cruise eco

A relaxed and awe-inspiring day today as we cruise the famous Ord River with its majestic appeal, rugged landscapes and plentiful wildlife. After lunch we return through Durack country to Kununurra for a free afternoon.

Day 7    (B,L,D) Katherine

This morning we cross the border into the Northern Territory before breaking at Timber Creek. We then venture east along the Victoria Highway, stopping for lunch at Victoria River Crossing, before continuing on to the thermal hot springs on the outskirts of Katherine.

1 Night Stay: Ibis Styles, Katherine

Day 8    (B,L,D) Kakadu National Park

cruise eco heritage indigenous

Enjoy a guided gorge cruise on the tranquil calm green waters of the Katherine River taking in some of the park’s 13 gorges. Later we travel to picturesque Edith Falls and then on to Pine Creek for lunch at the unique Lazy Lizard Tavern which is constructed from termite mound mud bricks. Our afternoon takes us into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, a landscape of contrasts that spans over 19,000 sq km and will tantalise the senses with its abundance of flora, fauna, dreamtime connections and stunning vistas.

2 Night Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru  

Day 9    (B,L,D) Kakadu National Park

cruise eco indigenous scenicflight

Taking to the skies we enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight over the Archway, Arnhem Land escarpments, East Alligator Valley, Mikinj Valley billabongs and Magela floodplains. In Jabiru we visit the Bowali Visitor Centre and the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, then lunch at Cooinda Lodge before embarking on a Yellow Water wetlands cruise, taking in part of the South Alligator River floodplain. Birdlife includes tiny azure kingfishers and white-bellied sea eagles, long-legged brolgas, jabirus and masses of magpie geese which migrate to Kakadu each dry season. Buffalo and brumbies roam the area and it’s Crocodylus central with an estimated four crocodiles per 100sqm.

Day 10    (B,L,D) Darwin

eco heritage indigenous walking

This morning we traverse the Magela floodplains and pass spectacular escarpments to the Aboriginal rock art site of Ubirr, where our guide takes us through the natural stone galleries giving an insight into the culture associated with these intriguing works of art. Discover paintings of spirit characters and the famous x-ray art depicting the internal structure of some of the animals of this country. We then make the last leg of our journey to Darwin where we take a city sights tour.

**Please note: Strict Level 3 active fitness level required today.

2 Night Stay: SKYCITY Hotel & Casino OR Adina Vibe Apartment Hotel , Darwin

**Bonus!! Free upgrade to Ocean View Rooms at SKYCITY for the first 11 bookings. Selected dates only.

Day 11    (B,L,D) Litchfield National Park

eco foodwine walking

Today we discover Litchfield National Park taking in the inspiring views of Tabletop Range, a sandstone plateau adorned with a curtain of cascading waterfalls. Marvel at the termite mounds and learn how these astonishing structures are built by armies of tiny insects. We then make our way to Florence Falls lookout before making our way to Litchfield Café for lunch. Our afternoon takes us to nearby Wangi Falls, where year-round currents pour into a large swimming hole. Enjoy a refreshing dip before we make our way back to Darwin. This evening we dine out, enjoying a sumptuous seafood buffet whilst admiring the sunset over Darwin Harbour.

Day 12    (B) Flights Home

cruise heritage plane

Enjoy breakfast before checking out and enjoying a guided cruise along the Darwin shoreline finishing with a visit to the RFDS museum. We then depart for the airport and take our respective flights home.

Tour Inclusions

  • Economy class flights to Broome and from Darwin ex Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • 2 nights Broome
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour
  • Pearl Luggers Museum; Broome Cemetery
  • Camel ride on Cable Beach
  • Derby Boab Tree
  • 1 night Fitzroy Crossing; Geikie Gorge cruise
  • 1 night Halls Creek
  • 2 nights Kununurra
  • Ord River cruise
  • INCLUDED: Scenic flight over Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle
  • 1 night Katherine
  • Katherine Gorge river cruise
  • Lazy Lizard Tavern
  • Edith Falls
  • 2 nights Kakadu
  • INCLUDED: 30-minute scenic flight of Kakadu
  • Yellow Water wetlands cruise
  • Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Ubirr rock art site
  • Darwin Harbour cruise; RFDS Museum
  • 2 nights 5 star Darwin
  • Litchfield National Park day tour visiting the termite mounds, Florence Falls and Wangi Falls
  • Seafood dinner at sunset
  • 32 meals
  • Locally operated comfort plus coach travel
  • **Pre-Broome and Post-Darwin extensions can be arranged and must be confirmed in writing at time of booking**

Additional Information

DEPOSIT
Non-refundable deposit of $1200pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components.

HORIZONTAL WATERFALLS EXTENDER
Includes:
• 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast
• Fly directly from Broome to the Horizontal Falls
• Board the fastest boat in the Kimberley and take a thrill ride through the falls
• Experience the thrill of swimming in a huge croc/shark free cage
• Enjoy a cooked breakfast or Barramundi BBQ lunch
• Take off from Talbot Bay, flying low across the Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque, Lombadina, Beagle Bay, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, Cable Beach and Broome township prior to landing
Plus $1248pp Twin Share
Plus $1404 Sole Use
**120kg max weight restriction per person – dates available on request**

INCLUDED MEALS
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

Flights Included
Cruise/Boat
Comfort Plus Coach Travel
Scenic Flight
Heritage
Eco Experience
Walking Component
Food & Wine Experience
Indigenous Experience
Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Active

Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 20 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 45 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

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