Tour ID: 10031371
We guarantee this will be a trip of a lifetime. You will love what nature has to show you in this beautiful part of the world. The diversity of this great land will captivate you. Camping out, hearing the sounds and seeing stars brighter than you have ever seen them before, this experiece will never leave you. See below for the itinery.
Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, T = Toilets, S = Showers, L = Laundry, Bc = Bush Camp
DAY 1 DARWIN – UBIRR - COOINDA (LD)
After a 6.30am pick up from the Palms City Resort in Darwin your adventure begins, heading towards the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. Our first stop is at Ubirr Rock. From this rocky plateau enjoy the spectacular view over the East Alligator River flood plains and Arnhemland and view one of the Aboriginal Rock Art sites in this region. After lunch we visit Nourlangie Rock, before we continue on to our campsite at Cooinda. (STL)
DAY 2 COOINDA - KATHERINE GORGE (BLD)
This morning we embark on a sunrise cruise on the world renowned Yellow Waters Billabong with its abundance of birdlife, wildlife, and amazing vegetation, before travelling south to Katherine and Nitmiluk National Park. This afternoon enjoy an unforgettable cruise on the renowned Katherine River Gorge. We camp at Katherine Gorge. (STL)
DAY 3 KATHERINE - KUNUNURRA (BLD) (2 nights)
Heading west along the Victoria Highway, we pass the towering escarpments and rock formations that make this region unique. Crossing the Northern Territory border into Western Australia, we arrive at Kununurra. Our campsite for the next 2 nights is located at Kimberleyland Tourist Park, on the banks of Lake Kununurra. Here you can relax and enjoy a sunset over the lake. (STL).
DAY 4 KUNUNURRA (BLD)
This morning enjoy a leisurely 3 hour cruise on the Ord River from Lake Kununurra to the Dam Wall of Lake Argyle. This cruise provides you with magnificent scenery, prolific bird life and varying fauna as you pass through a variety of different landscapes. Upon conclusion of the cruise at the Dam Wall on Lake Argyle we return to Kununurra and stop off at the Durack Homestead Museum. (STL)
DAY 5 KUNUNURRA- BUNGLE BUNGLE (BLD) (2 nights)
Departing Kununurra we cross the Lake Kununurra Dam Wall and along the Great Northern Highway towards Purnululu National Park, better known as the Bungle Bungle. We spend time here exploring one of Australia's greatest natural wonders visiting such areas as Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm. The regions vegetation contrasts from the unique Bungle Bungle Livistonia Palms to the tough eucalyptus and spinifex in the wide-open plains. This is a unique opportunity to experience one of Australia's most unspoilt and beautiful regions. (Bc+T)
DAY 6 BUNGLE BUNGLE (BLD)
Today you can take a helicopter flight (own expense) for a bird's eye view of the amazing area. We explore the unusual BeeHive Domes at Piccaninny Gorge, Cathedral Gorge and witness the setting sun lighting the red escarpment of the Bungle Bungle. This afternoon we explore the magnificent landscape of Echidna Chasm. (Bc+T)
DAY 7 BUNGLES – EL QUESTRO (BLD)
Leaving the Bungle Bungle, we retrace our steps along the Great Northern Highway. Travelling along the Gibb River Road, we pass the spectacular Cockburn Ranges, before making our way to our camp at El Questro Wilderness Park on the Chamberlain River. (STL)
DAY 8 EL QUESTRO – HOME VALLEY (BLD)
Today is a dream start for our day in this world's unique holiday destination, enjoy a relaxing and revitalizing swim amongst Livingstonia Palms at Zebedee Thermal Springs. We head west on the Gibb River Road, we travel along the spectacular Cockburn Ranges, cross the mighty Pentecost River before arriving at our camp for the night at Home Valley Station. (STL)
DAY 9 HOME VALLEY – KING EDWARD RIVER (BLD)
This morning we travel north onto the Kalumburu Road before arriving at our camp tonight on the banks of King Edward River with its crystal clear water pools. (Bc+T)
DAY 10 KING EDWARD RIVER – MITCHELL PLATEAU & MITCHELL FALLS (BLD)
We drive through unique forests of Livistonia Palms and landscapes into the remote Mitchell Plateau. We start our 4 km walk into the Mitchell Falls. Along the way we explore Little Merten and Big Merten Falls. Time to explore Mitchell Falls before we take a scenic helicopter flight back to our camp site. (Those not wishing to walk have the option to take a return helicopter flight). (Bc+T)
DAY 11 MITCHELL FALLS - DRYSDALE (BLD)
Today we retrace our steps to the Gibb River Road. We discover some amazing Aboriginal Rock art galleries along the way, before we make our way to Drysdale Station. (STL)
DAY 12 DRYSDALE - BELL GORGE (BLD)
This morning we travel on to Mt Barnett Station. We stop off at Galvans Gorge, before arriving at our camp at Bell Gorge, which is an ideal location to relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon, or enjoy a walk to the gorge. (ST)
DAY 13 BELL GORGE – WINDJANA GORGE (BLD)
As we push on along the Gibb River Road, we really learn the meaning of isolation with sparsely scattered cattle stations being the only signs of civilization. This afternoon finds us arriving at the imposing Windjana Gorge, impressive and uniquely formed from ancient limestone reef. Take time to walk through this fascinating gorge. Camp tonight at Windjana Gorge. (ST)
DAY 14 WINDJANA – TUNNEL CREEK - GEIKIE GORGE- FITZROY CROSSING (BLD)
Departing Windjana we make our way to Tunnel Creek, a fascinating 750m tunnel with permanent pools of water snaking its way through the Napier Range. A short walk through the water enables us to examine exotic lime stone formations at close hand. This afternoon, we head out to Geikie Gorge for a fascinating cruise of Geikie Gorge, down the Fitzroy River where the gorge has been cut through an ancient fossilized reef. Camp at Fitzroy River Lodge and campground. (STL)
DAY 15 FITZROY CROSSING – DERBY - BROOME (BL)
This morning we depart Fitzroy Crossing and make our way to Derby, where we take a tour of the township, Boab Prison Tree, Myall's Bore and the 120 meter long Cattle Trough. We stop off at the Derby Wharf for lunch, with its 11.5 meter tides, the second largest in the world. This afternoon we travel on the Great Northern Highway to Broome and we bid farewell to our new friends and the end of your Kimberley Adventure.
The operator reserves the right to alter itinerary and locations of camp site when necessitated.
All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner.
(S) Showers, (L) Laundry, (T) Toilets, (Bc) Bushcamp.
All camping, accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary.
Tents and 2 inch high density foam mattresses on camping safaris.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary) Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance, sleeping bag and pillow. Fuel levy may apply.
15 Days and 14 Nights
6:30 AM Daily
Between 5 and 6PM
Darwin and Broome
Pick up from Palms City Resort Darwin at 6.30am.
Casual gear is a must. You will need 4 to 5 changes of clothing. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath and hand towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, sleeping bag, pillow, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.
Tours are not suitable for children.
Heritage Tours and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their travel or insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, sleeping bags and pillows, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance. Fuel levy may apply.
Darwin, Broome, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Mitchell Falls, Fitzroy Crossing, El Questro Station, Lake Argyle and Katherine Gorge
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