True North – Coral Atoll Cruise

The Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity; but perhaps more important than anything else – even today they are visited by only a fortunate few! Guided by a marine biologist and a team of underwater naturalists; divers and snorkelers alike will revel in a diverse wonderland of coral habitats including maze-like lagoons, surging tidal canyons and breathtaking walls. And the keen anglers will match wits with big blue-water pelagics such as black marlin, sailfish, wahoo and yellow-fin tuna. Wander the enticing shores of Bedwell Island, see the rookeries of the red-tailed tropicbird and indulge in a True North favourite – sunset drinks on the beach – 300 kilometres from the shore. The Rowley Shoals are Western Australia’s premiere coral playground.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Broome – Welcome Aboard the True North

Your “welcome aboard” the luxurious True North is in the frontier pearling port of Broome. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1800. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port and then it’s an overnight steam to the Rowley Shoals.

Day 2: Rowley Shoals

We arrive early at Clerke Reef. Sample our fruit platter and a sumptuous breakfast before exploring the atoll’s huge lagoon. You will marvel at crystal clear waters teaming with life – clouds of fish and corals of every imaginable colour and shape. There will be plenty of opportunity for beach combing on Bedwell Island, relaxed snorkelling in tropical waist deep water or perhaps some “catch and release” lagoon fishing using eco-friendly tackle. Our qualified and experienced crew will be on-hand to personally introduce everyone to the delights of this pristine environment. When you’re not on excursion, relax onboard TRUE NORTH and indulge in our renowned cuisine – the alfresco bar and lounge will definitely be ‘the spot’ to witness your first spectacular Rowley sunset.

Day 3: Rowley Shoals

Start the day with a visit to the Aquarium! Forget the Great Barrier Reef – this is world-class snorkelling at its very best! Even if you’ve never put your head under water before – this is an absolute must. The water is only waist deep however the experience is literally “out of this world”! Brilliantly coloured corals, giant clams and more than 600 of the world’s most beautiful fish species at your fingertips! Don’t forget your underwater camera! After another sumptuous lunch try an introductory scuba dive or hand feed maori wrasse and potato cod from True North’s back steps! Then we’ll “crank up the action” with something very unique – high-speed snorkel drifts through the outer reef! Again our friendly crew members will be on hand to ensure that everyone gets to try this once-in-a lifetime experience – as many times as you like! Our anchorage tonight is in the “swimming pool like” waters of Clerke Lagoon – 300 kilometres off the coast of Australia!

Day 4: Rowley Shoals

Another day in paradise – perhaps an early morning swim and breakfast on the deck before we manoeuvre True North out of the lagoon. Now it’s time to experience the thrill of snorkelling from a 50 metre cruise boat – our captain will “back-up” to within inches of the reef and all you need to do is step off True North’s convenient rear steps! Outer reef snorkelling is a totally different experience – the sheer coral walls will take your breath away! Close encounters with humpback whales, manta rays and sailfish are also on the agenda as we cruise the outer reef. Finish the day with sunset drinks on the beach and one of our famous Island Parties! Then it’s back to the ultimate comfort of TRUE NORTH and another perfect night in Clerke Lagoon – 360° stars reflected in a glassy ocean!

Day 5: Rowley Shoals

Start the day with an early morning stroll on your very own sand cay before we enjoy a leisurely cruise to Mermaid Reef – the Rowley’s northern-most atoll. By now you will be addicted to snorkelling on the outer reef and your wish is our command! We’ll spend the day exploring the outer reef of this remote and untouched wilderness – highlights will include face to face encounters with the curious residents of the Cod Hole and, the mesmerising depths of the Northern Wall. Then all too soon, it’s time for our overnight steam to Broome. Re-live what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime as the Rowleys merge into a blazing western sky! Join the crew at the Captain’s Party and then enjoy “the best sleep of your life”.

Day 6: Broome

Early morning arrival in Broome in time to disembark at 0800 hours. Transfer to the airport or your accommodation.

2018 Dates & PricesOcean Class Twin ShareRiver Class Twin ShareExplorer Class Twin Share
September: 08, 13$5,995.00
$7,995.00$8,995.00
2019 Dates & PricesOcean Class Twin ShareRiver Class Twin ShareExplorer Class Twin Share
September: 07, 12$6,295.00
$8,495.00$9,495.00
Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & non-alcoholic beverages on board
Accommodation:5 nights on-board the True North
Crew: 22 Australia Crew
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
** Scenic Helicopter flights extra charge
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Monkey Mia Dolphins & West Coast

Drive up the West Coast of Western Australia and discover the Batavia Coast and the wildflowers in Kalbarri National Park (seasonal). Be charmed by the Monkey Mia dolphins and the stromatolites at Hamelin Pool will arouse your sense of wonder. Discover Aboriginal culture and traditions at Yanchep National Park, and the cosmopolitan cities of Perth and Fremantle.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Fremantle – Geraldton

Today you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for your journey to Geraldton. Heading north to Yanchep National Park, you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal Cultural Experience in a bush setting. Meet your entertaining Indigenous guide Derek Nannup, a local Nyoongar man, who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It’s a hands-on experience where you’ll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal tools. Continue to Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles, a series of intriguing limestone formations. On arrival in Geraldton, you’ll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have time on your own to discover the seaside township.

Please note: As this Guided Holiday departs at 7.30am from Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges, accommodation will need to pre-booked for the previous night.

Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

Day 2: Geraldton – Monkey Mia

Travel to the crystal blue waters and pristine white shell and sandy beaches of Monkey Mia, in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Shark Bay Marine Park. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional experience scenic flight over Shark Bay Marine Park or a wildlife cruise aboard a catamaran to spot sea creatures great and small. This evening, sit back with a cocktail or cool beer and watch the world go by as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Day 3: Monkey Mia – Kalbarri

Every morning, Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins swim to shore to be fed. After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay, watch the famous dolphins swim into shore (as dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed). Visit fascinating Shell Beach, one of only two in the world, formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells up to ten metres deep. Later, travel to Hamelin Pool to see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Venture into Kalbarri National Park to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge from a perfect vantage point. Keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. During wildflower season, the National Park is abloom with many a variety of wildflower. You’ll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more!

Hotel: Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort

Day 4: Kalbarri – Perth

On your way south, travel past Hutt Lagoon, one of the famous Pink Lakes in Western Australia. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. What a great opportunity to share a few laughs as you recount stories from your time together!

Hotel: Travelodge Perth

Day 5: Depart Perth

Say farewell to your new-found friends and this magical part of the country after breakfast when you are transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 18$1,940.00$2,480.00
June: 15$1,940.00$2,480.00
July: 13$1,940.00$2,480.00
August: 17, 31$1,940.00$2,480.00
September: 07, 21, 28$1,940.00$2,480.00
October: 05, 12, 19, 26$1,940.00$2,480.00
November: 02$1,940.00$2,480.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury coach
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Broome to the Bungles

Short of time and want the best value Bungle Bungles trip in the Kimberley? Check out one of the world’s most unique landscapes at the famous Bungle Bungles. Explore the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge, searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker. Venture into Tunnel Creek to discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. Swim in an idyllic waterhole and don’t miss a cruise on the waters of Geikie Gorge before returning to Broome.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Geikie Gorge & Fitzroy Crossing

We ease into our adventure as we travel east towards Fitzroy Crossing. Visit the Old Fitzroy Crossing and colourful Mangkaja Aboriginal Arts Centre before joining a local National Park Ranger on a guided cruise through majestic Geikie Gorge that nature carved between the Geikie and Oscar Ranges. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife, including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. That evening, camp by the Fitzroy River and enjoy our famous Kimberley BBQ.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 2 & 3: Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

Visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek and see the remarkable China Wall enroute to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. On arrival in Purnululu, there is time to orient ourselves and settle into our Safari Camp. After a delightful bush sunset, relax with a delicious meal and evening under the stars. Spend the next day exploring the highlights of this extraordinary National Park, the most famous of which are the Bungle Bungle domes. Rivers created this landscape of unique orange and black striped ‘beehive’ geological formations over a period of 20 million years. Unbelievably, only the locals knew it existed until the early 1980’s. To protect its unique landscape, the area was made a national park in 1987 and now enjoys World Heritage status. We explore the 2km long Echidna Chasm, known for its towering Livistonia Palm trees, and take a short walk (2-3km) into stunning Cathedral Gorge, where towering rocks create a natural amphitheatre. There is time in the afternoon to take an optional scenic helicopter flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $450pp, own expense) to put it all into perspective.

Hotel: Kimberley Wild Expeditions Bungle Bungles Safari Camp, 2 nights

Day 4: Mimbi Caves

We bid farewell to Purnululu and travel to the ancient realm of Mimbi Caves, one of Western Australia’s largest cave systems, in the heart of Gooniyandi Country. Spiritually significant, these limestone caves are one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. Delve into Dreamtime with our local Gooniyandi guide who shares traditional stories and reveals the secrets of Mimbi Caves, a sanctuary of crystal clear pools, rare fossils and ancient rock art. Share fresh damper and billy tea with the Gooniyandi traditional owners before we head for Fitzroy Crossing.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 5: Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek

Following another night by the Fitzroy River, we head for Bunuba country – once a Devonian reef, this terrain is over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. In the morning we seek the adventure of Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system in which we discover secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. Freshen up with a swim in the idyllic waterhole at the end of the tunnel before we travel to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge, a delightful oasis in the outback. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we enjoy a picnic lunch and search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bushtucker. The Gibb River Road then leads us from the picturesque Napier Ranges as we begin the return to Broome via the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’.

2021 Dates & Prices - CampingTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 04, 11, 18$1,795.00No Single Supplement
June: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$1,795.00No Single Supplement
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$1,795.00No Single Supplement
August: 03, 10, 17, 31$1,795.00No Single Supplement
September: 07, 14, 21, 28$1,795.00No Single Supplement

2020 Dates & Prices - Camping PlusTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 05, 12, 19, 26 $2,025.00$2,275.00
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 $2,025.00$2,275.00
July: 07, 14, 21, 28 $2,025.00$2,275.00
August: 04, 11, 18, 25 $2,025.00$2,275.00
September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$2,025.00$2,275.00
2021 Dates & Prices - Camping Plus
May: 04, 11, 18$2,095.00$2,395.00
June: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$2,095.00$2,395.00
July: 06, 13, 20, 27$2,095.00$2,395.00
August: 03, 10, 17, 31$2,095.00$2,395.00
September: 07, 14, 21, 28$2,095.00$2,395.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:Camping: Camping (2 nights), Bungle Bungle Safari Camp - shared facilities (2 nights)

Camping Plus: Safari Cabin - with ensuite (2 nights), Bungle Bungle Safari Camp - shared facilities (2 nights)
Guide: Experienced Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wave Rock Outback Experience

Begin your Outback Experience through the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia to Wave Rock, one of Australia’s incredible natural monuments. Visit the historic township of York and view other significant geological formations of the area..

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Perth – Wave Rock

Heading east we enjoy morning tea (own expense) at historic York, the first township founded in the Avon Valley. We then head east towards Wave Rock and the town of Hyden. On arrival at the hotel, check-in followed by a casual lunch in the hotel. The afternoon is then yours to explore this outback environment. See the old town and settlement and have an in depth visit to the Wildlife Park, unique Antique Lace Collection and Toy Soldier museum. Although the main visit to Wave Rock is the following day, an unguided visit is available for the adventurous. After returning to the hotel to freshen up, enjoy a bush bistro dinner before a private after hours visit to Wave Rock (sunset permitting) and hopefully some kangaroo spotting in the early evening. End the evening stargazing at the huge night sky.

Please note: Dinner on Day 1 is designed to give travellers the full Australiana experience where they are given the opportunity to cook their own meats on a BBQ/grill stove top.

Hotel: Wave Rock Motel (or similar)

Day 2: Wave Rock – Perth

Enjoy a sleep-in before enjoying breakfast surrounded by Western Australia’s natural outback beauty and perhaps even spot more kangaroos and wildlife in the morning sunrise. After breakfast, explore the historic and quintessentially Australian settlement of Hyden Wave Rock before receiving a private tour of the old historic homesteads, working farm and restored car museum. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the outback and bush. Just before lunch, rejoin the day tour for the main attractions and visit to Hippo’s Yawn – a rock formation which resembles a hippo yawning. We then break for a lunch at the Wildflower Shop. Then it’s the main highlight – the spectacular Wave Rock and sacred Aboriginal sites. Whilst here visit either the Wildlife Park or view a unique Antique Lace Collection; depending on the previous day’s experience. Afterwards, continue the Wave Rock experience and visit Mulka’s Cave. Then “wave” goodbye to the rock as we travel to a quaint country town for afternoon tea (own expense) and then head back to Perth for a late evening arrival where your Outback Experience comes to an end. (Dinner on arrival back in Perth and at own arrangement and expense).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
Departures: Tuesday$599.00$799.00
1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Dates & Prices
Departures: Tuesday$599.00$799.00
** Child & Concession prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price

Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Travel in an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation:1 night accommodation
Guide: Experienced Driver Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cape Leveque & Kimberley Coast

Cape Leveque and the Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Western Australia, and the perfect place to experience indigenous culture in the Kimberley. Visit historical local communities, see the exquisite pearl shell altar in Beagle Bay church, discover the art of pearling at one of Australia’s oldest family-owned pearl farms – Cygnet Bay, enjoy an insight into indigenous Bardi-Jawi lifestyle and take a remarkable boat cruise through the islands of the giant tides, culminating in a night at our private Safari camp.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Beagle Bay, One Arm Point & Buccaneer Archipelago

The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Travelling up the red 4WD track, learn about the region’s fascinating history from our guided commentary. Our first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. Soon we arrive at the One Arm Point Community, perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. After a picnic lunch we head for the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. In 1946 Dean Brown skippered a rickety wooden lugger into an unknown frontier to discover this hidden paradise: his descendants continue to operate what is now the oldest Pearl Farm in Australia. Embark an extraordinary Sea Safari through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. As dusk approaches we head for our private Safari Camp, exclusive to our travellers.

Hotel: Cygnet Bay Coastal Safari Camp

Day 2: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Kooljaman & Cape Leveque

Return to the pearl farm to gain an insight into this remote pearling industry on the Farm Tour, concluding with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert! Come mid morning, we travel across the peninsula to beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. You may like to discover the rugged red cliffs for which the area is famous or take one of the lovely walks. Alternatively you may prefer to enjoy a swim off the pristine beach. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving at your accommodation at approximately 6.00pm.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 01, 08, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29$895.00No Single Supplement
June: 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26$895.00No Single Supplement
July: 01, 03, 08, 10, 17, 22, 24, 31$895.00No Single Supplement
August: 05, 07, 14, 19, 21, 28$895.00No Single Supplement
September: 02, 04, 11, 18, 25$895.00No Single Supplement
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transport: Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:1 night Safari Tent - shared facilities
Guide: Experienced Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Kimberley Complete

The Kimberley Complete our most popular journey that lives up to its name. From a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls to standing under the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, you’ll explore the Kimberley from every angle. Enter remote gorges. Soak in thermal pools. Examine ancient Indigenous art. And along the way, you’ll stay at APT’s exclusive wilderness lodges.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Broome

Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome’s iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. This evening, a relaxed dinner gives you the chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Day 2: Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek

Leave Broome this morning and head to the Boab Prison Tree, believed to be 1,500 years old. Continue along the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where ancient marine fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it’s on to Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to discover a serene oasis.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 3: Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park

Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park today and explore incredible Geikie Gorge, famed for its towering walls that have been bleached white by the river when it floods. Afterwards, head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Settle in to your lodge before an open-air dinner tonight.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Purnululu National Park today, starting with a walk along Piccaninny Creek. This winding gorge is set deep within the Bungle Bungle Range, offering unparalleled views of the beehive domes. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural red rock amphitheatre created by millions of years of water erosion. This spacious cavern is renowned for its acoustics, and you’ll see why as you wander through it. End your day of discovery by watching the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course.

Day 5: Echidna Chasm, Kununurra

Set out on a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock that reaches a staggering 200 metres in height while only being one metre wide at certain points. Later, travel along the Spring Creek Track to Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra

Travel to Lake Argyle and join a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From a modern shaded vessel, discover the area’s ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations. Later, enjoy sunset while cruising on Lake Kununurra. Keep an eye out for wildlife and soak up the views as your boat makes its way through winding creeks and picturesque lagoons.

Day 7: Parry’s Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro Wilderness Park

Visit Parry’s Lagoon this morning, home to an array of birdlife. Next it’s on to Wyndham, where you’ll soak up the views of the Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout. Stop for lunch before arriving at El Questro, a sprawling wilderness area which covers 700,000 acres. Afterwards, continue to Emma Gorge Resort, located in the heart of El Questro.

Hotel: El Questro – Emma Gorge Resort

Day 8: El Questro Wilderness Park, Home Valley Station

Hike to Emma Gorge where you’ll be rewarded with a swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Afterwards head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling refreshed. Continue to the iconic Home Valley Station, crossing the Pentecost River along the way. Nestled in the midst of the sweeping Cockburn Range, it’s not hard to see why this immense cattle property was used as the setting for Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster film, ‘Australia’. Tonight, head to a spectacular viewpoint just in time for sunset. Soak up the breathtaking views with a glass of bubbly and watch as the ever-changing colours dance over the Cockburn Range.

Hotel: Home Valley Station

Day 9: Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau

Back on the Gibb River Road, ford the mighty Durack River, then turn off and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Along the way, stop at Drysdale River Station for lunch. Afterwards, enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 10: Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight

Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its tiered waterfalls and Indigenous rock art. When available, local Indigenous guides will join the adventure. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen rock art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at the incredible Mitchell Falls. Go for a swim in the pools above the falls then take an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to your 4WD vehicle (or if you prefer, hike back with your guide).

Day 11: Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion), King Edward River, Drysdale River Station

Visit Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. Cross Drysdale River and arrive at Drysdale River Station.

Hotel: Drysdale River Station

Day 12: Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road

At Manning Gorge, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water under paperbarks. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole, the ideal spot for a refreshing swim.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 13: Bell Gorge

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where spectacular cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Should you be feeling particularly energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall.

Day 14: Wunaamin Miliwundi Range, Derby, Broome

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel through the Wunaamin Miliwundi Range Conservation Park to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before a farewell dinner at your resort.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Day 15: Depart Broome

Discover the delights of Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa as you enjoy your day to unwind at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight home as your Kimberley Complete tour comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 30, 30$9,995.00$12,495.00
May: 03, 04, 05, 07, 14, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 31$10,495.00 $13,045.00
June: 03, 05, 08, 11, 15, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30$10,695.00$13,245.00
July: 02, 07, 08, 13, 14, 18, 24, 26, 28$10,695.00$13,245.00
August: 02, 07, 08, 09, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31$10,695.00$13,245.00
September: 02, 05, 07, 09, 13, 15$9,995.00$12,495.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 8 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Indian Pacific – Fares 2020 / 2021

When it comes to the great rail journeys of Australia, there’s nothing quite like The Indian Pacific. Going far beyond the means of regular rail travel, you simply won’t be disappointed as you sit back, relax and embrace the true Australia from the comfort of your beautiful cabin.

The Indian Pacific does the contrary, crossing from Perth to Sydney (and vice versa) through the Nullarbor Plain and Adelaide. This wondrous quest takes 4 days/3-nights and is one of the safest ways to see this unique landscape, taking you through the stunning blue mountains and the wild west of Australia.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Fares valid for rail travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

THE INDIAN PACIFIC
AUD $ Per person One Way
LOW SEASON
02 June 2020 to 28 July 2020
01 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
(eastbound)
03 June 2020 to 30 July 2020
02 December 2020 to 28 January 2021
(westbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $809.00 $639.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $1,609.00 $1,279.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,299.00 $1,819.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,639.00 $1,309.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,249.00 $2,589.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,609.00 $3,669.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $909.00 $719.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $1,799.00 $1,429.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,559.00 $2,029.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,409.00 $1,919.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $4,749.00 $3,789.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $6,289.00 $5,019.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,339.00 $1,069.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,639.00 $2,109.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $3,499.00 $2,779.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,699.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $5,289.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $6,999.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,499.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,939.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $3,889.00 Not Available

 

THE INDIAN PACIFIC
AUD $ Per person One Way
SHOULDER SEASON
05 April 2020 to 31 May 2020
02 August 2020 to 30 August 2020
01 November 2020 to 29 November 2020
02 February 2021 to 30 March 2021
(eastbound)
01 April 2020 to 28 May 2020
05 August 2020 to 17 August 2020
04 November 2020 to 26 November 2020
03 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

(westbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $999.00 $789.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $1,949.00 $1,549.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,599.00 $2,069.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,019.00 $1,609.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,899.00 $3,109.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $5,229.00 $4,179.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,119.00 $889.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,169.00 $1,729.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,899.00 $2,309.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,869.00 $2,289.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $5,789.00 $4,629.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $7,609.00 $6,079.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,599.00 $1,269.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,219.00 $2,569.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,229.00 $3,379.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $3,209.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $6,449.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $8,479.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,779.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,579.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,709.00 Not Available

 

THE INDIAN PACIFIC
AUD $ Per person One Way
HIGH SEASON
01 September 2020 to 27 October 2020
(eastbound)
02 September 2020 to 29 October 2020
(westbound)
GOLD SERVICE SINGLE
EVERYDAY ADVANCE PURCHASE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,109.00 $879.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,139.00 $1,709.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $2,899.00 $2,309.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,129.00 $1,699.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $4,089.00 $3,269.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $5,529.00 $4,419.00
GOLD SERVICE TWIN
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,179.00 $939.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $2,269.00 $1,809.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $3,069.00 $2,449.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $2,979.00 $2,379.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $5,879.00 $4,699.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $7,929.00 $6,339.00
GOLD SERVICE SUPERIOR
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,659.00 $1,319.00
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,269.00 $2,609.00
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,409.00 $3,519.00
PLATINUM SERVICE SOLE OCCUPANCY
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $3,339.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $6,559.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $8,849.00 Not Available
PLATINUM SERVICE
Sydney – Adelaide or vv $1,849.00 Not Available
Adelaide – Perth or vv $3,639.00 Not Available
Sydney – Perth or vv $4,909.00 Not Available

* Fares based on twin share per person with single supplements applicable
* Advance Purchase fares are subject to availability and bookings must be made a minimum of 6 moths in advance. Fares are non-refunable and non-changeable and must be paid in full within 7 days of confirmation.
* Children aged between 4-15 inclusive, receive 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
* Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all services.
* Fares and timetables are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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Purnululu Experience

Purnululu National Park houses the iconic beehive domes that create the Bungle Bungle Range. While here, venture inside Echidna Chasm, and be sure to test the acoustics of Cathedral Gorge.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Kununurra

Today we meet you on arrival in Kununurra and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep before your journey to Purnululu National Park tomorrow.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 2: Kununurra, Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Head south on the Great Northern Highway, bound for Purnululu National Park. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, towering 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Catch your first glimpse of the range before venturing to the southern end of the park to explore Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the domes. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheatre of red rock, created by millions of years of water erosion. This spacious cavern is renowned for its acoustics, and you’ll see why as you wander through it. We can’t think of a more fitting way to end your day of discovery than watching the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course. Later tonight, settle into the tranquil ambience of Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of the national park. Recount the day’s adventures as you sit down to dinner with your fellow guests this evening.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Purnululu National Park, Osmand Lookout, Echidna Chasm

After breakfast, start your day of discovery with a short walk to Osmand Lookout and pause to take in the views over the Osmand Range and surrounding landscape. Afterwards, set out on a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock that reaches a staggering 200 metres in height while only being one metre wide at certain points. As you follow a Livistona palm-fringed trail, see striking colour variations dance along the walls of this narrow cleft as the sun beams down into it. Afterwards, return to your wilderness lodge, where you may like to relax on your private deck before a delicious dinner this evening.

Day 4: Purnululu National Park, Kununurra

Today, visit a local Indigenous community and gain an insight into their culture (when available). Then it’s time to farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel along the Spring Creek Track through rugged red landscapes before returning to Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 5: Depart Kununurra

Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveler From
May: 29$2,795.00$3,445.00
June: 29$2,795.00$3,445.00
July: 10, 22, 24, 28, 30$2,795.00$3,445.00
August: 05, 13, 22$2,795.00$3,445.00
September: 10, 15$2,795.00$3,445.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:2 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 2 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Iconic Kimberley

On is Iconic Kimberley trip explore the Mitchell Plateau and Purnululu National Park on this epic 4WD adventure. Stay at APT’s exclusive wilderness lodges and discover natural wonders including the iconic Bungle Bungle Range and Mitchell Falls.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Broome

Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome’s iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. Settle in and enjoy the evening at leisure. Head to the Sunset Bar and Grill and soak up the views of Broome’s incredible sunset as you enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Day 2: Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek

Journey on the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above pristine white sands and fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it’s on to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to a serene oasis.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Bell Gorge

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. You might like to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a dip in the waterfall below. Alternatively, relax in the shade and enjoy a spot of birdwatching.

Day 4: Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station

Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans Gorge, where a refreshing swim awaits. Then, continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you’ll enjoy lunch before arriving at the historic cattle station of Drysdale River Station.

Hotel: Drysdale River Station

Day 5: Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River

Explore the Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries of the Mitchell Plateau before a swim in the clear waters of the King Edward River.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Mitchell Falls

A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery today. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls and view rarely seen rock art. See Big Mertens Falls, then enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, or you can hike back to the vehicle with your guide.

Day 7: Gibb River Road, El Questro

Bidding the Mitchell Plateau goodbye, rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the Durack and Pentecost rivers on the way to El Questro, an incredible cattle station come nature reserve that covers a staggering 700,000 acres.

Hotel: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, 2 nights

Day 8: El Questro

Hike to Emma Gorge where you’ll be rewarded with a swim beneath a towering droplet waterfall. Afterwards, head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling revitalised.

Day 9: Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm

Journey into Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Travel the Spring Creek Track before hiking to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock. Later, arrive at your lodge in the heart of the national park.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 10: Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. Start with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.

Day 11: Ord River, Kununurra

Travel to Lake Argyle today, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. From here, set out on a wildlife cruise along the mighty Ord River. Explore this ecological system that has developed from the damming of the river to create an area rich in native wildlife and flora.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 12: Depart Kununurra

Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveler From
April: 30$8,795.00$10,795.00
May: 06, 16, 19, 22$8,895.00$10,895.00
June: 01, 06, 11, 20$8,995.00$10,895.00
July: 03, 06, 1620, 26$8,995.00$10,895.00
August: 07, 11, 20, 24$8,895.00$10,895.00
September: 03, 06$8,795.00$10,795.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
Transport:Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 5 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Darby Park Serviced Residences

Darby Park Serviced Residences

Darby Park Serviced Residences offers accommodation right in the centre of Margaret River town. It features free WiFi, a heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Darby Park Serviced Residences offers modern studios and self-contained apartments with spacious balconies overlooking the forest. Studios include tea/coffee making facilities. Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen. Other facilities include barbecue area, family activity room and conference room.

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