Essence of the Kimberley

If you are short on time but eager to discover the best of the Kimberley and many gorges, this Essence of the Kimberley 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’s exclusive 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 – 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’s exclusive 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 Essence of the Kimberley journey comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveler From
May: 03, 13, 19, 23$6,495.00$7,845.00
June: 02, 10, 12, 18, 20, 28, 30$6,495.00$7,845.00
July: 20, 30 $6,495.00$7,845.00
August: 04, 06, 10, 17, 21, 31$6,495.00$7,845.00
September: 09, 16, 17$6,195.00$7,495.00
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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Wild Kimberley Loop

This 12 day 4WD Wild Kimberley Loop adventure explores those highlights you have always wanted to experience. Encountering wildlife in Windjana Gorge. The adventure of Tunnel Creek. A journey along the famous Gibb River Road. Magnificent El Questro Wilderness Park. The World-Heritage protected Bungle Bungles. Kununurra, Lake Argyle and dramatic Geikie Gorge.

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

Day 1: Broome

You can arrive any time today, though checkin is at 2pm. An airport transfer is included today if you advise us of your flight arrival. Spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure: Broome is one of the most interesting outback towns in Australia. From the age of the dinosaurs and the ancient stories of local indigenous people to the region’s role in early global exploration and the flourishing south sea pearl industry, this cultural melting pot has many a tale to tell. In the evening, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner, while we prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.

Hotel: The Kimberley Traveller’s Lodge

Day 2: Tunnel Creek

As we travel through the remote and beautiful Kimberley landscape, our guide shares stories of local history, people and the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the Fitzroy River and visit the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’ before we hit the Gibb River Road. Visit the fascinating Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the culture of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes and their supreme spirit being, the Wandjina. The afternoon is devoted to exploring Tunnel Creek, with our local Bunuba guide. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we discover stalactites, 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. Don’t miss a refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole. That night we settle into our first night under the Kimberley night sky.

Hotel: Camping in National Park

Day 3: Windjana Gorge & Bell Gorge

The Napier Range is over 350 million years old and home to the geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, we spend the morning searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bush tucker. In the afternoon we head off to Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years – an easy place to while away a few hours!

Hotel: Private safari camp at Manning Gorge, 2 nights

Day 4: Galvans Gorge, Adcock Gorge & Mt Barnett Station

Spend the day swimming in paradise: further up the Gibb River Road, we discover the cool waters of water lilie-laden Galvans Gorge and stunning Adcock Gorge. Amid the rugged beauty of Manning Falls we swim in deep clear pools, relax, explore wandering streams, uncover local wildlife and take a dip in the waterfall pools. Overnight we camp by a billabong on Mt Barnett Cattle Station.

Days 5 & 6: El Questro Wilderness Park

Our journey up the Gibb River Road continues to the iconic El Questro Wilderness Park. Two nights in our private campsite allows free time to join one or more of the many activities on offer. We include a refreshing dip in the Zebedee Springs and walk into Emma Gorge while a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, bush tucker walk or bird watching tour are amongst the many optional activities. You may choose to simply explore this beautiful wilderness park at your own leisure.

Hotel: Private camp on the grounds of El Questro, 2 nights

Day 7: Kununurra & Lake Argyle

Emerge from the Gibb River Road for a few hours free time in Kununurra. In the afternoon, travel on to the shores of the expansive Lake Argyle, the heart of the Ord River Irrigation System which has transformed this dry region into a lush agricultural oasis. There is free time to join a sunset boat cruise on the lake (approx AU$100pp, own expense), visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum or take on one of the many bush trails to explore the area.

Hotel: Camping in the grounds of Lake Argyle

Days 8 & 9: Purnululu National Park: Bungle Bungles

After a leisurely morning, head south down the Great Northern Highway to Purnululu National Park, home of the magnificent Bungle Bungles. Two nights here, staying in our private Bungle Bungle Safari Camp in the heart of the park, allows a full day to explore 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; once discovered by others, the area was made a national park in 1987. We explore Echidna Chasm (2km), 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: Bungle Bungles Safari Camp, 2 nights

Day 10: China Wall & Fitzroy Crossing

Enroute to Fitzroy Crossing, we break the long journey with a visit the gold rush town of Halls Creek to see the remarkable China Wall. We also enjoy lunch at Marys Pool and visit the remote Laarri Aboriginal Art Gallery, before an evening by the Fitzroy River at Fitzroy Crossing.

Hotel: Camping at the Fitzroy River Lodge

Day 11: Geikie Gorge

A morning cruise through the majestic Geikie Gorge is a great start to the day. Nature carved this wonder through the Geikie and Oscar Ranges during the Devonian geological period. Learn of the fascinating geology of this natural wonder and discover the huge array of wildlife including freshwater crocodiles, birds and fish. Explore Old Fitzroy Crossing and enjoy lunch by the river before we return to Broome – hopefully in time to enjoy the sunset on Cable Beach.

Hotel: The Kimberley Traveller’s Lodge

Day 12: Broome

As the adventure draws to an end, it is time to bid farewell to the Kimberley. If you are departing on a flight today, an airport transfer is included. Alternatively, you may have booked into one of Broome’s many resorts for a little luxury following your intrepid experience in the Kimberley wilderness – there is plenty more of Broome to explore and experience!

2021 Dates & Prices - CampingTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 02, 09, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30$3,695.00$3,805.00
June: 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27$3,695.00$3,805.00
July: 02, 04, 09, 11, 18, 23, 25$3,695.00$3,805.00
August: 01, 06, 08, 15, 20, 22, 29$3,695.00$3,805.00
September: 03, 05, 12, 19, 26$3,695.00$3,805.00
2021 Dates & Prices - Camping PlusTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 02, 09, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30$4,005.00$4,490.00
June: 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27$4,005.00$4,490.00
July: 02, 04, 09, 11, 18, 23, 25$4,005.00$4,490.00
August: 01, 06, 08, 15, 20, 22, 29$4,005.00$4,490.00
September: 03, 05, 12, 19, 26$4,005.00$4,490.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, s dinners
Transport: Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:Camping: Private Room - shared facilities (2 nights), Camping (7 nights), Bungle Bungles Safari Camp - shared facilities (2 nights)

Camping Plus:
Private Room - shared facilities (2 nights), Camping (3 nights), Bungle Bungles Safari Camp - shared facilities (2 nights), Safari Tent - shared facilities (2 nights), Safari Tent - with ensuite (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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West Coast Explorer

Prepare to experience some truly captivating landscapes on this in-depth West Coast Explorer of Western Australia’s coastline. Get up close to the eerie limestone Pinnacles, meet the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia and snorkel in unspoilt Ningaloo Reef. This epic adventure also includes visits to Karijini National Park and the mining towns of Newman and Port Hedland.

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

Day 1: Arrive Perth

Arrive in Perth and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Crown Metropol

Day 2: Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Kalbarri National Park

Travel to Nambung National Park, a striking coastal desert region, home to the unique limestone Pinnacles. Later continue to Kalbarri National Park.

Hotel: Kalbarri Edge Resort
Day 3: Wooleen Station

Western Australia is blanketed in stunning pink, white and yellow Everlasting Daisies from July to October. Journey through the mid-west ‘Wildflower Way’. Arrive at Wooleen Station, where you will learn about the incredible story of the property as you enjoy a tour of this former sheep and cattle station. At dusk, capture a stunning sunset from this magical part of the world.

Hotel: Wooleen Station, shared facilities
Day 4: Shark Bay, Monkey Mia

This morning, journey along the Butchers Track to the stunning coastline where World Heritage-listed Shark Bay lies. This westernmost part of Australia has a unique combination of stunning scenery and amazing flora and fauna, unlike that found anywhere else in Australia. Later, continue to Monkey Mia.

Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights
Day 5: Monkey Mia

See the wild dolphins of Monkey Mia. Watch as local rangers undertake a dolphin feeding demonstration (subject to appearance). The perhaps explore pristine white sand beaches during time at leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise before a seafood dinner at your resort.

Day 6: Hamelin Pool, Shell Beach, Carnarvon

Today, head to Hamelin Pool to see the stromatolites, which are considered the world’s oldest living organisms. Enjoy a stop at Shell Beach then continue to Carnarvon on the Gascoyne River.

Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Day 7: Ningaloo Marine Park, Exmouth

Travel to World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park and join a cruise aboard a glass bottom boat at Coral Bay. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel on this unspoilt reef in warm crystal-clear waters. Beneath the surface, you’ll find dugongs, dolphins, manta rays, and more than 500 species of fish. Marine playgrounds really don’t get much better than this.

Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

Day 8: Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Turquoise Bay

Explore Cape Range National Park as you board a cruise through the gorge walls of Yardie Creek. Admire the plethora of wildlife, the deep waters and the dramatic red limestone cliff faces. Make a stop in Turquoise Bay, voted as one of the best beaches in the world. Later, visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse on your way back to the resort for dinner.

Day 9: Karijini National Park

This morning, travel to Karijini National Park, Western Australia’s second largest national park. Continue to your beautiful eco retreat in Karijini National Park, nestled in the pristine bushland near Joffre Gorge, a magnificent curved waterfall that has formed a natural amphitheatre. Here, enjoy dinner before getting some much-needed rest before tomorrow’s exploration.

Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat, 2 nights
Day 10: Karijini National Park

Enjoy a full day to discover the contrasting landscapes of Karijini National Park where a vast range of flora and fauna thrives. See the rugged red beauty of Dales Gorge. Perhaps walk to stunning Joffre Falls, located near the eco retreat, or admire the rich red colours from Oxer and Junction Pool lookouts. Later, visit the 20-metre tumbling Fortescue Falls.

Day 11: Karijini National Park, Mt Whaleback Mine, Newman

Explore the Pilbara mining region as you take a tour of Mt Whaleback Mine today. Hear the latest up-to-date information about the current mining projects at the world’s largest open cut iron ore mine. Afterwards, arrive at your hotel for dinner.

Hotel: Seasons Hotel Newman

Day 12: Marble Bar, Port Hedland

Travel to Marble Bar via Nullagine, a town that takes its name from the local Indigenous name for the river that runs through its centre. Marble Bar is infamously known as the hottest town in Australia. The town received its name after a stunning formation of jasper which settlers mistook for a huge bar of marble. Later, arrive at Port Hedland, a mining town renowned for its extensive exportation of iron ore.

Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel

Day 13: Port Hedland, Eco Beach

Stop at the famous Eighty Mile Beach, a stunning coastline that marks the end of the Great Sandy Desert. Keep an eye out for the migratory birds that call the wetland area home. Continue to Ramada Eco Beach Resort and enjoy a relaxed dinner this evening.

Hotel: Ramada Eco Beach Resort

Day 14: Broome

Travel to Broome today and check in to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure before a final farewell dinner this evening.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

Day 15: Depart Broome

After breakfast, your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 06, 22$9,295.00$11,595.00
June: 08 27$9,295.00$11,595.00
August: 13, 30 $9,295.00$11,595.00
September: 12, , 16$9,295.00$11,595.00
Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide: Expert Tour 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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Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

On this 5 Day Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets tour be awed by Australia’s magnificent Top End , where you’ll discover untamed waterfalls, vast wetlands, ancient culture and Dreamtime artwork. Explore Kakadu, an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Admire beautiful rock art and hear stories of the Dreamtime.  Embark on an Inspiring Journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocodiles that roams Kakadu’s floodplains.

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

Day 1: Darwin – Litchfield – Mary River

Welcome to Darwin! This morning meet your Journey Director and board your luxury 4WD vehicle to begin your journey of discovery in the Top End. Travel across the Finniss River to Litchfield National Park. You’ll visit tumbling Florence Falls and you’ll also enjoy a swim to cool off at Wangi Falls, surrounded by tropical monsoon rainforest and hear about its importance in Aboriginal custom before stopping for lunch. Get ready for a cross-country journey via the unsealed Marrakai Track (seasonally accessible), through cattle stations and back country to The Mary River region. You’ll arrive at Wildman Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll stay in private permanent safari tents. Situated in the Mary River Wetlands and renowned for its incredible wildlife, the property seamlessly combines comfort and chic with the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a beverage while the sun sets over the floodplains and after dinner maybe sit back with a nightcap by the fire pit.

Hotel: Wildman Wilderness Lodge

Day 2: Mary River – Kakadu

Wake up to the evocative sounds of the floodplains. Next stop is Australia’s largest National Park – Kakadu. World Heritage listed, as both a cultural and natural sanctuary, Kakadu National Park is an Australian icon. Join your Journey Director on a walk at Kakadu’s stunning Ubirr rock art site. You’ll see ancient rock art and take a walk to discover remarkable views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments from the fantastic vantage point, Nadab lookout. After lunch there’s a chance to take to the air an optional scenic flight over Kakadu. One of the best ways to experience the enormity of this wonderful National Park. The famous Yellow Waters Billabong boat cruise will be a highlight of your journey. You will see a myriad of different bird species, spot estuarine crocodiles and simply enjoy the stunning billabong and floodplains system. Later you will check in to your hotel where the buildings are shaped to represent a crocodile – the region’s most famous resident! Relax and unwind with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s shaded outdoor pool or even wander through the on-site art gallery before enjoying a delicious dinner with wine.

Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Day 3: Kakadu – Katherine Gorge

This morning you’ll visit Nourlangie to see its fascinating Aboriginal rock art for yourself. You’ll also hear first-hand from your Journey Director a detailed interpretation of the art and the rich Aboriginal culture as you explore the various outdoor ‘galleries’ with art that dates back some 20,000 years. You will continue driving through the ancient lands of Kakadu National Park through to the town of Katherine and further on to Nitmiluk National Park. Indulge in five-star luxury at Cicada Lodge, a stunning architect designed eco-lodge surrounded by nature, where each room has a private balcony that opens to the glories of Nitmiluk National Park. Cool off from the heat of the day while enjoy a swim in the pool as the sunsets before a beautiful dinner.

Hotel: Cicada Lodge, 2 nights

Day 4: Katherine

Today immerse yourself as you meet Manual Pamkal who will welcome you with a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo. Manual was born and raised immersed in his rich traditional culture. He’ll share with you stories of growing up in the bush and teach you the fine art of rarrk painting using a special brush from a reed called Julk. Call up the inner artist within you and paint your own masterpiece to take home! You will enjoy lunch back on the deck of Cicada Lodge overlooking this natural surrounding before having a free afternoon to relax. This evening indulge on a special sunset dinner cruise along Katherine River. You’ll marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Jawoyn people. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance during the candle-lit three course dinner cook on board your boat.

Day 5: Katherine – Farewell from Darwin

Enjoy a lay in or get up early to enjoy the National Park completely immersed in the mystical morning light. Travel north along the Stuart Highway stopping at the gorgeous Edith Falls the way for a relaxing dip and some lunch. Continue to Adelaide River War Cemetery. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters to a large military base and a large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defence of their country. Your Inspiring Journey concludes on arrival in Darwin.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,010.00$3,995.00
June: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,010.00$3,995.00
July: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29$3,010.00$3,995.00
August: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,010.00$3,995.00
September: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$3,010.00$3,995.00
October: 07$3,010.00$3,995.00
** Single Traveller must pay the Single Price
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Travel by luxury 4WD vehicles
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director and 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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