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.
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Day 1: Arrive in Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley
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: 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: 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: 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: King Leopold Range, Derby, Broome
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel through the Wilinggin King Leopold 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.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 02, 03, 04, 05, 07,09, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27||$10,395.00||$12,895.00|
|June: 02, 04, 05, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28||$10,595.00||$13,144.00|
|July: 02, 03, 04, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31||$10,595.00||$13,144.00|
|August: 01, 02, 04, 07, 08, 09, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 29, 31||$10,395.00||$12,895.00|
|September: 02, 03, 05, 06, 09, 10, 12, 14||$9,995.00||$12,495.00|
|Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse|
|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.