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Untamed Kimberley – 11 Day Guided Holiday

(Tour Code FLAATUK)

Cruise on ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy and exclusive dining experience in a fragrant sandalwood plantation.

Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this Outback journey also provides opportunities for visiting a remote Indigenous community, observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

2 Free Nights Accommodation With Every Cruise Booked

 

Itineraries

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DAY 1 Welcome to Darwin

Life in cosmopolitan Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital, is vibrant but unhurried. Take an afternoon tour of the city, then enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant that affords spectacular waterfront views.

Hotel: 
Mantra on the Esplanade

Included Meals: 
Dinner with wine

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DAY 2 Darwin - Katherine

Tour the city of Broome this morning before travelling on to Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise on tranquil waters bordered by the gorge’s towering limestone walls. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River floods the gorge to a depth of over 16 metres. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing.

Hotel: 
Paraway Motel

Included Meals: 
Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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DAY 3 Katherine - Kununurra

Watch the landscape transform dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, which supports an abundance of native fish, birds and marsupials. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

Hotel: 
Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

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DAY 4 Kununurra

Today you may choose between an optional experience early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Otherwise tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. This evening, dine on locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

Included Meals: 
Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

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DAY 5 Kununurra - Emma Gorge

This morning, take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery before travelling on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or lurking crocodile. Continue to the Gibb River Road to your safari-style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Hotel: 
Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights.  

Included Meals: 
Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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DAY 6 El Questro

Awake to the calls of native birds, and after a hearty breakfast, take a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, an extensive waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and soaring escarpments. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking a dip in the pool, relaxing with a good book on your cabin’s veranda, or joining your Travel Director for a hike to Emma Gorge and a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

Included Meals: 
Breakfast, Dinner with wine

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DAY 7 Emma Gorge - Halls Creek

Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek.

Hotel: 
Kimberley Hotel
 
Included Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
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DAY 8 Halls Creek - Fitzroy Crossing

Travel on to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing this morning, stopping en route at Halls Creek to visit an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise with a local guide through magnificent Geikie Gorge, watching for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you.
 
Hotel:
Fitzroy River Lodge
 
Included Meals:  
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
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DAY 9 Fitzroy Crossing - Broome

Travel through spectacular landscapes today en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point, whose rugged red cliffs rise in stark contrast to the cobalt blue waters. Relax with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
 
Hotel:
Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights
 
Included Meals:  
Breakfast
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DAY 10 Broome Free Time

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.
 
Included Meals:  
Breakfast
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DAY 11 Farewell from Broome

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
 
Included Meals:  
Breakfast

Highlights

Highlights

  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset
  • Enjoy two nights in Broome
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artwork
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Travel on the Gibb River Road
  • Experience the Ord Valley’s gourmet produce at a unique private dinner at Kununurra’s Sandalwood Factory
  • Taste the rum at Hoochery Distillery
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River
  • See the entertaining Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Visit Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take in some history at Adelaide River War Cemetery
  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront
  • Tour Darwin’s city sights
  • Cruise Katherine Gorge & see ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Departures / Pricing 2019

$5430 adult twin $6900 single

Departs – Returns

24 May – 03 June
07 June – 17 June
05 July – 15 July
12 July – 22 July
02 August – 12 August
09 August – 19 August
06 September – 16 September
13 September – 23 September
20 September – 30 September

Call 1300 197 351 for up to date availability.

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