Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer

16 Days Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer

 Small group – 4WD Tour

Day 1. Darwin

Arrive in Darwin and this evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the Mantra on the Esplanade.
Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Darwin, Ubirr Rock Art, Guluyambi Cruise

Depart Darwin and travel across the sweeping wetlands of the Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Head to Ubirr to explore galleries of ancient Aboriginal art before taking an unforgettable journey along the East Alligator River on the Guluyambi Cruise. As the evocative landscapes glide by, an Indigenous guide will explain the colourful culture, intriguing history and fascinating wildlife of this stunning region.
Stay: Two Nights: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Arnhem Land, Aboriginal Art, Cannon Hill, Hawk Dreaming

Accompanied by a local guide, cross the East Alligator River into the spiritual Arnhem Land. Experience the art and natural beauty of a region that is inaccessible to most travellers. Return to enjoy the surrounds of Hawk Dreaming as the sun sets.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Nourlangie Rock, Katherine

Travel to stunning Kakadu, the Northern Territory’s best known national park. At Nourlangie Rock, view Aboriginal rock art. Cruise the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Here, wildlife abounds and local a guide will give you great insights into how the Bininj people use the flora and fauna to support their way of life. Later travel to Katherine and enjoy canapés and drinks at the beautiful Cicada Lodge, before indulging in an exceptional gourmet three-course meal.
Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Katherine Gorge, Kununurra

Head to the beautiful Nitmiluk National Park, before boarding an unforgettable cruise through the spectacular Katherine Gorge. Discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people as you learn about their spiritual culture. Afterwards, travel into Western Australia.
Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Purnululu National Park

Travel to Purnululu National Park, home to the Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock.
Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny Creek

Hike to Piccaninny Creek and through to the spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Perhaps indulge in an optional helicopter flight – own expense. Watch as the sun sets over the stunning Bungle Bungle Range.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Purnululu National Park, El Questro

Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel to El Questro Wilderness Park, a million-acre cattle station in the heart of the Kimberley. Stay two nights immersed in nature to explore this primordial setting.
Stay: Two Nights: Emma Gorge Resort in the picturesque El Questro Wilderness Park
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 9. El Questro Wilderness Park

Discover the amazing wonders of El Questro Wilderness Park today. With a local ranger, embark on a cruise along stunning Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterway fringed by tropical vegetation and rugged escarpments. After lunch, head to the beautiful Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Return to Emma Gorge and enjoy dinner later this evening.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 10. El Questro, Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau

Journey along the Gibb River Road to arrive at Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy the facilities of the lodge’s Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture.
Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 11. Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight

Discover Mitchell Falls, a true highlight of your Kimberley adventure. Where possible, a local Indigenous guide will join you, providing a unique insight into the region. Begin with a hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rare Aboriginal art. Continue on to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at Mitchell Falls. Take a dip in the river before enjoying a helicopter flight over the spectacular Mitchell Falls back to the vehicle. Alternatively, hike back with your guide.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 12. Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Ancient Rock Art

View unique Wandjina and Bradshaw Art Gwion Gwion on the banks of the King Edward River.
Stay: Drysdale River Station
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 13. Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge

Journey to the beautiful beautiful Manning Gorge where you can spot local birdlife as you enjoy lunch in the shade of a gum tree. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole. Admire the rock art adorning the gorge walls or indulge in a leisurely swim.
Stay: Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 14. Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming

Travel to Bell Gorge and enjoy lunch. Take a dip, go birdwatching, or perhaps enjoy a hike.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 15. Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Broome

Journey to Windjana Gorge, where cliffs tower above white sands. Wade through Tunnel Creek to the stunning oasis beyond. Travel to Broome and arrive at the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, where you can enjoy a drink as you watch the sunset before a Farewell Dinner at the resort’s Sunset Bar and Grill.
Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 16. Depart Broome

Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfa

Dates – Cost:

21 &  27 July 17

15, 24 & 29 August 17

From $9190.00pp –Twin Share

Tours in co-operation with APT

1800 066 999

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