5 July 2018 • 11 Days Kimberley & Beyond • Fully Hosted Tour

  • Pricing

    Per person twin share includes flights from Brisbane  –  $5590


     Per person twin share excluding flights –  $4,790


    Single supplement add $800


     Inclusions

    • Return flights ex Brisbane*
    • All accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary 
    • Experienced coach captain & commentary
    • Dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour
    • Guided Tour of Darwin
    • Entry to the Darwin Military Museum
    • Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Cruise
    • Katherine Gorge
    • Cruise down the Ord River to Kununurra
    • Argyle Diamond Mine Tour
    • Geikie Gorge Cruise
    • Pearl Luggers Tour
    • Dinner at Zanders Cable Beach
    • Fully Hosted by Friendly Staff

     *If you are departing from a different city prices may change slightly

     

    Tour conditions: Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. A $1200 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 60 days prior to departure. Full payment is also non refundable with in 45 days of departure. We highly recommend taking out Travel Insurance. Please contact us if you require a travel insurance quote, we provide a 20% discount on travel insurance for our 50+ Travel Club members (covered by Allianz). You only need to book your holiday with us to become a 50+ Travel Club member.

     

  • Itinerary

    DAY 1 – DEPART FOR DARWIN – MINDIL BEACH MARKETS

    Welcome to our fabulous holiday to The Kimberley. Our timing for this tour is perfect as we’ll enjoy a week of beautiful winter weather. Boarding our flight to Darwin and following check in at your our accommodation, you will be lucky enough to be in Darwin on a Thursday night, so we are going to take the chance to explore the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market. You are sure to be tempted by the delicious food as we wander through the stalls. Overnight Darwin Oaks Elan.

    DAY 2 – EXPLORE DARWIN – HARBOUR DINNER CRUISE

    Today we see the new Parliament House built on the site of the Darwin Post Office bombed during the war, the port area plus the many other fascinating sights of Australia’s northern gateway. We then take a drive to East Point where we vist the Military Museum. Then departing for our Sunset Dinner Cruise where the incredible Darwin Harbour sunset will provide a fantastic photo opportunity. (B & D)Overnight Darwin Oaks Elan.

    DAY 3 – DARWIN TO KATHERINE

    Today we visit the award winning Territory Wildlife Park at Berry Springs. At the 400 hectare Territory Wildlife Park a lot of wildlife is showcased. We continue south to Adelaide River where we have a slight detour to visit the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the site of the only Australian war cemetery on Australian soil. There are 432 servicemen and 63 civilians, all of whom died as a result of Japanese bombing raids. Then we continue south to Katherine. Of course, a visit to Katherine would not be complete without a cruise through Katherine Gorge. Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport us into a spiritual world of Jawoyn culture and history. Back on dry land, we enjoy dinner on the deck overlooking the river. (B,L,D) Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine

    DAY 4 – KUNUNURRA, LAKE ARGYLE

    Victoria River Crossing and Timber Creek today, at the northern edge of the Gregory National Park. We then cross the border into Western Australia. Just over the border we turn south to Lake Argyle for lunch. One of the many highlights of our tour to the Kimberley Ranges will be a cruise this afternoon from below the massive wall of Lake Argyle. (B,L,D) Kununurra Lakeside Resort

    DAY 5 – BUNGLE BUNGLES, HIDDEN VALLEYbell_gorge

    This morning we have time for optional flights over Purnululu National Park ex Kununurra (early morning is the best time to fly over the Bungle Bungles). For those not wanting to fly this is the perfect opportunity for a sleep-in!After a slightly later breakfast we take a tour of Kununurra. The town was established as the residential and administrative centre of the Ord River Scheme. Later this afternoon, we visit the Mirima National Park, also called Hidden Valley. The sandstone formations here resemble the domes of the famous Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park), which is why they are sometimes called Mini Bungle Bungles. (B,D) Kununurra Lakeside Resort

    DAY 6 – ARGYLE DIAMOND MINE HALLS CREEK

    Today we make our way to the Argyle Diamond Mine. The mine is the world’s primary source of the highly prized, and rare pink diamonds which have become Argyle’s signature stone. Following a minde tour and lunch in the Mess, we continue south to Halls Creek, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. (B,L,D) Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek

    DAY 7 – FITZROY RIVER & CROSSING GEIKIE GORGE

    This morning, we continue west through the magnificent red mountain scenery of the Kimberley to Fitzroy Crossing. We enjoy lunch at the Lodge, and later this afternoon we travel out to nearby Geikie Gorge where we take a cruise through this spectacular landscape. The Fitzroy River has carved its path through the fossil “Barrier Reef ” formed 300 million years ago, resulting in breathtaking scenery. (B,L,D) Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing

    DAY 8 – BOAB PRISON TREE, DERBY, BROOME

    Our destination today is Broome, but on the way, we have a little detour to see the famous Boab Prison Tree, which was used in the early days as an overnight lock up for prisoners before the final trek into Derby. We too make the trek into Derby and then back on the highway stopping in at the Willare Bridge Roadhouse before the last leg of our journey into Broome. (B,D) The Oaks Resort, Broome.

    DAY 9 – EXPLORE BROOME PEARL LUGGERS, CABLE BEACH

    We take a sightseeing tour of Broome this morning. We’ll see the red rocks of Gantheaume Point, the port area and we will take time to wander through the Japanese Cemetery. Literally hundreds of young Japanese divers died either from the bends or from drowning. We then head to Chinatown and pass by The Sun Pictures, the open air theatre owned by the Yamsaki family. Then we’ll visit the fascinating attraction, Pearl Luggers. It’s often said that Broome’s pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls and to hear the stories first hand, is a memorable experience. Late afternoon, we’ll drive out to the famous Cable Beach where we have dinner. We arrive just before sunset for a unique photo opportunity and the extra option for anyone who wants to ride a camel. Following dinner we return to our hotel. (B,D at Cable Beach) The Oaks Resort, Broome.

    DAY 10 – RELAX OR EXPLORE

    We have a free day today. Some of us may like to visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm or take a hovercraft ride over Roebuck Bay. Of course, some may just like to lay around the pool and relax – the choice is yours. All activities today are optional. Tonight we meet up to discuss our day’s activities over our final dinner together. (B,D) The Oaks Resort, Broome.

    DAY 11 – HOMEWARD BOUND

    Following breakfast, we transfer to Broome Airport to board our direct flight back to Brisbane (or your home city). We arrive home with some fabulous memories of our holiday to the Kimberley! (B,L, in flight)

    Tour conditions: Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. A $1200 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 60 days prior to departure. Full payment is also non refundable with in 45 days of departure. We highly recommend taking out Travel Insurance. Please contact us if you require a travel insurance quote, we provide a 20% discount on travel insurance for our 50+ Travel Club members (covered by Allianz). You only need to book your holiday with us to become a 50+ Travel Club member.

     

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