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Darwin, Kakadu, The Kimberley and Broome

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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 sumptuous seafood buffet whilst admiring the sunset over Darwin Harbour, discover Ubirr rock art in Kakadu, soar above the Bungle Bungles, unearth the Argyle Diamond Mine, cruise Geikie Gorge then finish with a sunset camel ride on stunning Cable Beach.

Duration Duration:

12 days

Price From From

$6,990pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

12th May 2019
1st June 2019
8th June 2019
1st July 2019

Location Departure Location:
Flight to Darwin

Location Return Location:
Flight Home

Pricing

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

Itinerary (Flight to Darwin - Flight Home)

Day 1    (D) Darwin

cruise heritage plane

Flights arrive into Darwin Airport where we are met by our local coach captain for the start of a twelve-day adventure of Australia’s Kakadu and Kimberley regions. Our afternoon takes us on a guided cruise of the Darwin shoreline finishing with a visit to the RFDS Museum. We then check-in to our hotel.

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 2    (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 3    (B,L,D) Darwin to Kakadu

eco indigenous walking

Today takes us into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. This landscape of contrasts spans over 19,000sq km and will tantalise the senses with its abundance of flora, fauna, dreamtime connections and stunning vistas. 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.

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

2 Night Stay: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru 

Day 4    (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 5    (B,L,D) Kakadu to Katherine

heritage

We leave the mighty Kakadu and travel to Pine Creek for lunch at the unique Lazy Lizard Tavern which is constructed from termite mound mud bricks. There’s time to discover this quirky Northern Territory icon before we make our way to the picturesque and refreshing Edith Falls then travel on to Katherine.

1 Night Stay: Ibis Styles, Katherine

Day 6    (B,L,D) Katherine to Kununurra

cruise eco 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. We then venture west along the Victoria Highway, stopping for lunch at Victoria River Crossing, before moving into the East Kimberley region. From here we continue on, breaking at Timber Creek then cross the WA border into Kununurra.

2 Night Stay: Kimberley Grande Resort, Kununurra 

Day 7    (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 8    (B,L,D) Kununurra to Halls Creek

eco scenicflight

Today we take to the skies on a breathtaking scenic flight over Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungle Rangeand the Argyle Diamond Mine. Next we parallel the Durack Range to Halls Creek on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert and Tanami Desert, and the site of Western Australia’s first gold discovery.

1 Night Stay: Halls Creek Motel, Halls Creek 

Day 9    (B,L,D) Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing

cruise eco indigenous

This morning we travel through the open grasslands of the cattle stations to Fitzroy Crossing. We take time for lunch at the Fitzroy River Lodge, stretch our legs and then continue on 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.

1 Night Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

Day 10    (B,L,D) Fitzroy Crossing to Broome

Heading west we arrive at the township of Derby, the first town settled in the Kimberley, and home of the Boab Tree. We break for lunch here before continuing on to Broome, affectionally known as the ‘pearl of the north’.

2 Night Stay: Oaks Resort, Broome 

Day 11    (B,L,D) Broome

cruise heritage

We visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm to discover how the Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl is produced, followed by a visit to the Pearl Luggers Museum and Broome Cemetery. This afternoon we take a camel safari ride along famous Cable Beach.

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

Day 12    (B) Flights Home

plane

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before being transferred to the airport where we say our goodbyes and take our respective flights home

 

Tour Inclusions

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

**Pre-Darwin and Post-Broome 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 Componenet
Indigenous Experience
Food & Wine 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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