Outback Australia: The Colour of Red

Journey to the Red Centre of Australia to the sacred landscapes of Outback Australia and imposing Uluru, as you uncover an ancient culture that dates back thousands of years. Delve into fascinating rituals of the Anangu during your Inspiring Journey through outback Australia and share in their spiritual connection with this ancient land that spans millennia.

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

Day 1: Welcome to Uluru

Welcome to Uluru. This afternoon you’ll meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers and then take a drive to Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park. Having lived in the region for tens of thousands of years, Traditional Owners, the Anangu, have a strong connection with this land. You’ll learn about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge, religion, morality and law of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors. Travelling to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta, you’ll take a guided walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the largest domes. Kata Tjuta has great cultural significance for the Anangu people, specifically for Anangu men. Later enjoy canapés and wine at the Uluru sunset viewing area. As the sun sets over the western horizon, the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned. This evening get to know your fellow travellers over a delicious meal at Ilkari Restaurant at your hotel.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert Hotel

Day 2: Uluru Curtin Springs – Kings Canyon

Start the day with an impressive sunrise over Uluru from the sunrise viewing area. Take a walk at the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, once an important water source for the Aboriginal people and animals in the area. Visit Curtin Springs Station at lunch time. Curtin Springs has been home to the Severin family since 1956, when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. Take part in a paper-making workshop at Curtin Springs Paper then sit down to a barbecue lunch and meet one of the locals as you hear about the Severin family and the logistics of running a million-acre cattle property. This evening you’re treated to Local Dining Experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the southern night sky (weather permitting). Enjoy sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four-course dinner, prepared from fresh produce.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 3: Kings Canyon – Mereenie Loop – Alice Springs

Perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape, today you’re off on a sunrise six-kilometre Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. As you venture around the rim, highlights include the domed ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Afterwards you’re off the beaten track, travelling along the Mereenie Loop Road past Gosses Bluff, through the West MacDonnell Ranges and then continue to Alice Springs for dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters, 2 nights

Day 4: West MacDonnell Ranges

This morning you will visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn about the overland telegraph line and why Alice Springs is in this location. Then you will travel out to the West MacDonnell Ranges, where you’ll will take a walk into Angkerle (Standley Chasm) and Simpsons Gap. Tonight, enjoy a Local Dining Experience with your hosts at an open-air barbecue dinner with campfires as the Milky Way lights up the wide Australian sky.

Day 5: Farewell From Alice Springs

This morning you’ll visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote outback Australia. Before your trip comes to an end, visit the School of the Air and learn how children living in the far reaches of the Outback receive an education over the air waves. Your Inspiring Journey concludes in the late morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 10, 24$2,750.00$3,465.00
April: 10, 14, 21, 28$2,550.00$3,310.00
May: 08, 12, 22, 26$2,550.00$3,310.00
June: 05, 09, 19, 23$2,550.00$3,310.00
July: 03, 07, 17, 21, 31$2,550.00$3,310.00
August: 04, 14, 18, 28$2,550.00$3,310.00
September: 01, 11, 15, 25, 29$2,550.00$3,310.00
October: 13
$2,550.00$3,310.00
2021 Dates & Prices
March: 09, 16, 23$2,550.00$3,310.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury 4WD vehicles
Accommodation: 4 nights 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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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 flight and enjoy a birds-eye view of the beehive domes (approx $400pp, 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’.

2020 Dates & Prices - CampingTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 05, 12, 19, 26 $1,745.00No Single Supplement
June: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 $1,745.00No Single Supplement
July: 07, 14, 21, 28 $1,745.00No Single Supplement
August: 04, 11, 18, 25 $1,745.00No Single Supplement
September: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$1,745.00No 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

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, York, Wildflowers & Aboriginal Experience

Journey through the wheatbelt region of Western Australia to overnight at Wave Rock one of Australia’s incredible natural monuments.

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 1: 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. (Dinner on arrival back in Perth and at own arrangement and expense).

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
Departures:
January to March: Tuesday
$579.00Price on Application
** Child prices available upon request
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
**Prices valid for travel till 31 March 2020

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 hatchery tour we join an indigenous Bardi guide for a picnic lunch, while we learn of local traditions, lifestyle and culture. After 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.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 02, 09, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30$845.00No Single Supplement
June: 06, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27$845.00No Single Supplement
July: 02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25$845.00No Single Supplement
August: 01, 06, 08, 15, 20, 22, 29 $845.00No Single Supplement
September: 03, 05, 12, 19, 26$845.00No 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

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, 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 & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 30$9,995.00$12,495.00
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

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 Last Shangri-La

Journey over several of Bhutan‘s scenic passes, and witness spectacular Himalayan views. Drive out of Paro to the highest road pass in the country at nearly 4,000 meters above sea level, enjoying superb scenery,villages and monasteries. Take short rural walks into villages and scenic areas of mountain valleys.

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

Day 1: Paro to Thimphu

On arrival in Paro be transferred to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu. Stay the next two nights at Hotel Namgay Heritage.

Day 2: Thimphu

Embark on a scenic walk to Tango monastery which is situated north of Thimphu. Continue on to Folk Heritage Museum, the Museum is dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage through exhibits, and educational programs.

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha

Travel on the scenic east-west National Highway crossing Dochula, the first of several Himalayan passes on your journey through Bhutan. The scenery on these winding roads is superb with rhododendron forests and terraced fields. Stay the next two nights at Meri Puensum Resort.

Day 4: Punakha

Embark on a walking tour to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, built to remove negative forces and promote peace. Later, visit Chimi Lhakhang. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and pray at this temple will be blessed with a child.

Day 5: Punakha to Paro

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Paro.The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. Upon arrival, visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong before visiting a traditional farm house. Stay the next two nights at Tashi Namgay Resort.

Day 6: Paro

Venture to Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger Nest, which is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on a cliffs edge.

Day 7: Paro

Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Paro:From $2,519.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
Visa:Bhutan Visa

* 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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Savannah Explorer

Travel along the iconic Savannah Way on a 12 Day Small Group 4WD Tour and explore Australia’s adventure drive from Cairns to Darwin. Along the way, watch sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria and take to the skies for scenic flights over Boodjamulla Lawn Hill National Park and the Lost City.

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

Day 1: Arrive Cairns

Your journey begins today as you are met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests, Tour Director and Driver-Guide during a Welcome Dinner. Today, be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow guests during a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Day 2: Woodleigh Station – Millstream Falls – Undara

Travel from Cairns to Woodleigh Station and enjoy lunch amid the surrounds of the Australian bush. Later this afternoon, journey to the beautiful tiered waterfall of Millstream Falls, the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A unique experience awaits tonight at Undara, where you’ll stay in restored turn-of-the-century train carriages.

Stay: Undara Experience

Day 3: Undara – Cobbold Gorge

After a bush breakfast this morning, discover the site of the 190,000-year-old Undara Lava Tubes, a series of underground tunnels formed during a volcanic eruption in the region. Join a savannah guide for a tour of the mysterious caves before enjoying lunch. Later, arrive at Cobbold Gorge.

Stay: Cobbold Gorge Hotel, 2 nights

Day 4: Cobbold Gorge

An exploration of Cobbold Gorge awaits today, hidden within a rugged sandstone formation. A jewel in the Gulf Savannah, learn about its ancient geological formations. This afternoon, join your guide for a boat cruise and tour. As your boat meanders through the narrow waterways of the gorge, be sure to keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles.

Day 5: Croydon – Karumba

Journey to the historic goldrush town of Croydon and visit the True Blue Interactive Information Centre, home to an array of heritage items and sculptures. Continue to Karumba and end your day with a relaxing sunset cruise in Karumba and indulge in a selection of local king prawns as you take in the sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: End Of The Road Motel or similar

Day 6: Karumba – Normanton – Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Travel along the iconic Savannah Way towards Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Journey to Normanton, where you’ll see the famous Purple Pub and Victorian-era railway station. Stop at Leichhardt Falls and Camp 119, before heading off-road into Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Once covered in tropical rainforest and dotted with freshwater pools, the landscape of Boodjamulla has eroded over millions of years, leaving behind deep gorges and rugged escarpments.

Hotel: Adels Grove, 2 nights

Day 7: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

After a guided tour around the desert oasis of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, set out on a cruise through Lawn Hill Gorge, awash with emerald waters, lush vegetation and native wildlife. Home to over 80 species of birds, the gorge has been named as one of the top 10 bird watching spots in Australia. Continue cruising along tranquil Lawn Hill Creek before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Board a scenic flight from Adels Grove and take in the spectacular landscapes over Leichhardt Country and Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Continue to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a sprawling one-million-acre working cattle station. The landscape here is incredibly diverse, ranging from open savannah and dense forest to coastal floodplains, salt flats and mangroves

Hotel: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, 2 nights

Day 9: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park – Lost City

This morning has been set aside for you to explore the natural surrounds of Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Join your guide for a scenic walk through a number of the park’s trails and perhaps go for a dip in one of the waterholes or thermal springs. Afterwards, take to the skies on a helicopter flight over the Lost City, made up of incredible sandstone formations. Said to be more than 500 million years old, the unique formations of the Lost City resemble the ruins of an ancient city, with a maze of narrow alleys. This evening, watch the sunset over the property before enjoying dinner.

Day 10: Roper River – Mataranka

Today, learn about the mystery that surrounds the death of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, who disappeared with his exploration party in 1848. In the remote town of Roper Bar, see the monument commemorating the centenary of Leichhardt’s crossing of the Roper River before enjoying a cruise along the water. Continue to the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, where you might like to take a dip in the warm, crystal-clear waters, said to have healing properties. Afterwards, head to Mataranka for dinner.

Hotel: Territory Manor

Day 11: Adelaide River – Litchfield National Park – Darwin

After breakfast this morning, visit the poignant war cemetery at Adelaide River, then continue to the falls at Litchfield National Park, set amongst a monsoon forest. Enjoy a swim after lunch before returning to Darwin. This evening, toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Hilton Darwin

Day 12: Depart Darwin

Your adventure draws to a close after a final breakfast this morning. Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 23$8,895.00$9,795.00
June: 6,07, 17, 21 $8,995.00$9,895.00
July: 02 $8,995.00$9,895.00
August: 12, 26 $8,895.00$9,795.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Flight: Scenic Flight: Adels Grove - Boodjamulla
Accommodation:11 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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Cooktown & Cape York

There is nothing quite so rewarding as journeying through the rugged tracks of Far North Queensland. Venture to the northernmost tip of Australia and discover one of the wildest tropical environments on Earth. Soar over Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands in a Helicopter, wander through ancient rainforests, and admire Indigenous Rock Art.

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

Day 1: Arrive Cairns – Port Douglas

Your adventure begins in Cairns today, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your resort in Port Douglas. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. You might like to go for a dip in one of the resort’s many pools, or head into Port Douglas for a wander through town. This evening, a relaxed welcome dinner provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Day 2: Mossman Gorge – Daintree National Park

Travel to Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park and set off on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk, led by local Indigenous guides. Start with a smoking ceremony, before journeying along private, gentle tracks visiting culturally significant sites. Learn about traditional hunting and gathering techniques, hear stories of the Dreamtime and gain a deeper understanding of how the indigenous people have lived off the land here for thousands of years. Later, embark on a Daintree River Cruise and keep an eye out for crocodiles, birds, butterflies and a variety of reptile species. Tonight, dine amidst the rainforest in an open-air restaurant.

Hotel: Heritage Lodge and Spa

Day 3: Cape Tribulation – Bloomfield Track – Cooktown

Explore Cape Tribulation this morning, the only place in Australia where two World Heritage-listed phenomena meet – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Journey along the Bloomfield Track, one of Australia’s most iconic outback roads. Later Journey through dense sections of rainforest, tackling steep climbs and several challenging creek crossings. Afterwards, arrive in Cooktown and discover the Cooktown Botanic Gardens and the James Cook Museum. Just before sunset, savour views from Grassy Hill Lookout over the Endeavour River.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel

Day 4: Quinkan Country – Laura – Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park

Travel to Quinkan Country, ranked as one of the top 10 rock art areas in the world by UNESCO. Here, embark on a walk with an Indigenous guide to Split Rock, an intriguing rock art site where Quinkan figures depicting native animals, spirits and totems have been painted onto the rock face. Afterwards, continue your journey to the Old Laura Homestead. Later, turn off into Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, home to crocodiles, wallabies and an array of bird life. Afterwards, arrive at Lotus Bird Lodge and retreat to your log-style cabin before a nature walk around the property’s serene billabong. Set amidst shady eucalyptus trees, the aptly named Lotus Bird Lodge is a birdwatcher’s paradise. During your stay, be sure to keep an eye out for kites, kookaburras, egrets, goshawks and jabirus.

Hotel: Lotus Bird Lodge

Day 5: Musgrave – Coen – Gulf Country – Weipa

Journey to Musgrave, the only remaining overland telegraph station on the peninsula. Explore the old gold mining town of Coen and stop at the well-known Archer River Roadhouse for lunch, which marks the halfway point of your journey. Afterwards, continue to the town of Weipa, home to the largest community on the Cape York Peninsula. Here, set out on a sunset boat trip and relax as you learn about the region’s unique ecosystem, mining industry and Indigenous culture. Enjoy nibbles and drinks on board as you keep your eyes peeled for crocs lazing on the banks.

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort

Day 6: Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve – Bramwell Station

Today is sure to be one of the highlights of your journey as you enjoy a visit to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, which is normally off-limits to the general public. Board a helicopter in Weipa and fly into the reserve, gaining an aerial perspective on this vast wilderness area. On arrival, you’ll be welcomed by a ranger from Australia Zoo, who will provide an introduction to the wildlife and sonar detector tracking methods. After lunch at Camp Coolibah, discover the movement of the crocodiles in the area and the endangered Speartooth Shark. You’ll also see a demonstration on how crocodile cages are deployed and operated. Later, visit Bluebottle Creek and uncover the geology of the region, the significance of bauxite and how the plateau filters water to ensure survival of endangered species. You will also learn about bush tucker and the native flora, including the Sarsaparilla Bush and Hanguana Malayana.

Hotel: Bramwell Station

Day 7: Fruit Bat Falls – Punsand Bay

Observe the towering termite mounds of Bramwell Junction before continuing on with your adventure. Stop at Fruit Bat Falls and cool off with a refreshing swim in the pristine waters of the Elliott River. Cross Jardine River by ferry, then skirt Jardine River National Park and continue through the traditional land of the Injinoo Indigenous people.

Hotel: Punsand Bay, 2 nights

Day 8: Punsand Bay – Tip of Cape York

Awake this morning to sweeping views of the tip of Cape York and travel along a 4WD track to Frangipani Beach. Take a mildly challenging but thoroughly awe-inspiring walk to the tip of the peninsula to experience being at the Australian mainland’s most northerly point. Take in the stunning vistas over the Torres Strait, then afterwards, take to the skies as you embark on a scenic helicopter flight over the tip of Cape York. After your tip of Cape York experience, travel to historic Somerset Hill, the site of a station established by John Jardine in 1863. On Somerset Beach, admire Albany Island, as well as discover the history of ‘Jackey Jackey’ and Frank Jardine.

Day 9: Thursday Island

Ferry across Endeavour Strait to Thursday Island, which was once a base for pearling luggers. Step back in time with a visit to Green Hill Fort, located atop the island’s highest hill. Once used as ammunitions storage, the fort’s maze of underground tunnels and rooms now house the Torres Strait Museum. Admire views of the mangrove-covered coastlines, azure waters and golden-sand beaches before visiting the local cemetery to see the memorial to the Japanese Pearl Divers. You’ll also enjoy time at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre.

Hotel: Grand Hotel

Day 10: Horn Island – Fly to Cairns

Transfer to Horn Island aboard the local ferry. On a guided tour, visit the World War II Base and Torres Strait Heritage Museum, and learn how the island became an operational airbase following the bombing of Darwin. Later, board an included Qantas flight from Horn Island over the Great Barrier Reef and marvel at this spectacle from the air before arriving in Cairns. Reunite with your driver and later, toast the end of your adventure with a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Day 11: Depart Cairns

After breakfast this morning, be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 10, 11$8,995.00$10,395.00
May: 22, 23$9,195.00$10,695.00
June: 04, 05, 06, 19, 20$9,395.00$10,895.00
July: 02, 03, 04, 17, 18, 30, 31$9,395.00$10,895.00
August: 01, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29$9,195.00$10,695.00
September:11, 12, 23, 24, 26$8,995.00$10,395.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Flight: Qantas Flight from Horn Island to Cairns
Accommodation:11 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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Iconic Kimberley

Enjoy the stunning landscapes of the beautiful and wild Kimberley from Broome to the Bungle Bungle Range. Including a three night stay at APT’s Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge and a cruise through beautiful Geike Gorge.

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

Day 1: Arrive Broome – Gibb River Road – Windjana Gorge – Tunnel Creek

Leave Broome early this morning and head to the Boab Prison Tree to discover its fascinating history. 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 where you’ll wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel.

Hotel: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge
Day 2: Purnululu National Park

Today will be spent travelling to Purnululu National Park, home to some of the Kimberley’s most staggering natural landscapes. Settle into your tented cabin at our exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge before an open air dinner tonight.

Hotel: APT Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 3 nights
Day 3: Echidna Chasm – Mini Palms

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. Continue your hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail to discover Mini Palms Gorge, where ancient palms are surrounded by towering cliffs.

Day 4: Piccaninny Creek – Cathedral Gorge

Another full day has been set aside for you to explore Purnululu National Park today, starting with a walk along Piccaninny Creek. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheatre of red rock, created by millions of years of water erosion. 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.

Day 5: Halls Creek

This morning you have the option to take a scenic helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). There really is no better way to grasp the sheer size of the range than from the air. Afterwards, head to the unusual China Wall, located just outside of Halls Creek. Continue along the Great Northern Highway to the historic mining town of Halls Creek.

Hotel: Halls Creek Motel

Day 6: Geikie Gorge – Depart Broome

Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park today and explore Geikie Gorge, famed for its towering walls that have been bleached white by the river when it floods. Set out on a cruise through the gorge and keep an eye out for crocs. Afterwards, return to Broome. Here, your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
May: 05, 12$3,595.00$4,245.00
June: 04, 13$3,595.00$4,245.00
July: 09, 21, 31$3,595.00$4,245.00
August: 11, 18, 29$3,595.00$4,245.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:3 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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Essence of the Kimberley

If you are short on time but eager to discover the best of the Kimberley and many gorges, this adventure is ideal for you. Traverse the iconic Gibb River Road and explore its highlights, we include the stunning Bungle Bungle Range, dramatic gorges and cascading falls. This amazing journey is packed with awe-inspiring sights that you will remember forever.

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

Day 1: Arrive Broome – Gibb River Road – Tunnel Creek – Windjana Gorge

Visit the Boab Prison Tree before traversing the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Later, continue to Fitzroy Crossing.

Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 2: Geikie Gorge – Purnululu National Park

Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore Geikie Gorge. Head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park.

Hotel: APT Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights
Day 3: Purnululu National Park – Piccaninny Creek – Cathedral Gorge

Today starts 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). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience. Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range

Day 4: Echidna Chasm – Kununurra

Enjoy a hike to Echidna Chasm. Afterwards, travel to Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 5: Ord River – El Questro Wilderness Park

A wildlife cruise on the Ord River provides a front-row seat to the area’s unique wildlife this morning. Later, travel to El Questro.

Hotel: El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge Resort

Day 6: Emma Gorge – Home Valley Station

Hike to Emma Gorge before soaking in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Tonight, head to a spectacular viewpoint just in time for sunset. Soak up the views with a glass of bubbly and watch as the ever-changing colours dance over the Cockburn Range.

Hotel: Home Valley Station
Day 7: Manning Gorge – Galvans Gorge – Gibb River Road

Enjoy lunch at Manning Gorge then continue to Galvans Gorge to admire the rock art.

Hotel: APT Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights
Day 8: Bell Gorge

Travel to Bell Gorge today, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes.

Day 9. Bell Gorge, Derby, Depart Broome

Travel to Derby and visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later, return to Broome, where your journey comes to an end.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveler From
April: 30$6,195.00$7,495.00
May: 03, 11, 16, 19, 23, 29$6,195.00$7,495.00
June: 02, 03, 07, 11, 21$6,195.00$7,495.00
July: 04, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 28, 29$6,195.00$7,495.00
August: 01, 05, 16 23, 26, 31$6,195.00$7,495.00
September: 02, 12, 18$6,195.00$7,495.00
2021 Dates & Prices
May: 03$6,295.00$7,645.00
May: 13$6,195.00$7,545.00
May: 19, 23$6,295.00$7,645.00
June: 02$6,495.00$7,845.00
June: 10, 12, 18, 20, 28, 30$6,395.00$7,745.00
July: 20, 30 $6,395.00$7,745.00
August: 04, 06, 10, 17, 21, 31$6,295.00$7,645.00
September: 09, 16$6,195.00$7,545.00
September: 17$6,095.00$7,445.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport:Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:4 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 4 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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