11 Day Wonders of the Kimberley

AAT Kings Tour starting in Broome and finishing in Darwin

Read 21 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on AAT Kings's 11 Day Wonders of the Kimberley. Begin your magnificent Kimberley experience with a spectacular sunset over Broome's Cable Beach, then enter a magical world of rich waterways, plunging gorges, stunning rock formations...read more
Overview
Operator: AAT Kings
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: First Choice
Max Group Size: 49
Duration: 11 Days
From: Broome to Darwin
Tour Code: WBD
Visits: Australia
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Welcome to Broome
On arrival in Broome you'll be transferred by private car to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and get to know them over a drink at a welcome reception, then join them for a delicious dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill with views of the Indian Ocean. Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome (2 nights) (D)
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Broome 'Free Time'
You have a full day to explore this tropical hideaway. At some stage you may like to take a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and swim in the turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Perhaps wander through Chinatown or shop for pearls. This evening sit back and relax to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean. (B)
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Broome – Fitzroy Crossing
Today after a Broome city sights tour, where you'll see the Japanese Cemetery and Gantheaume Point, travel to Geikie Gorge for a relaxing cruise and to take in the magnificent colours and structure of the gorge's stone walls. During the wet season, the Fitzroy River rises over 16 metres, staining the limestone walls of the gorge and flooding the national park with seven metres of water. In the dry season, the river transforms itself into a quiet stream strung beneath the towering cliffs of the Devonian Reef. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you. Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing (B/D)
4
Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek
Today stop at the Yiyili indigenous community to visit Laari Gallery. Yiyili is home to approximately 250 residents living scattered across Louisa Downs, a cattle property owned and operated by the community. In the late 80s the station was handed back to the Cox family and then leased by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) from the family on a 99 year lease. The majority of the residents are Cox family members. You'll get the chance to meet some of the family at the community's art gallery. Continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in history and culture. Stay: Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek (B/L/D)
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Halls Creek – Emma Gorge
Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest source of natural coloured diamonds, where a local Indigenous guide will join you for a behind-the-scenes look at the mining process. Travel on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. In the afternoon, continue on 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! Stay: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro (2 nights) (B/L/D)
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El Questro Wilderness Park
This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort's large verandah for a hearty breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you'll travel across the Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before it's back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book on your cabin's verandah or if you're up for it, join your Travel Director for a challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole. This evening after dinner, sit back with a drink and enjoy local entertainment. (B/D)
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El Questro – Kununurra
This morning, travel on to Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. Take a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum, then pause at the historic Durack Homestead Museum. Originally built in 1895, the homestead was relocated when nearby Lake Argyle, Australia's largest man-made lake, was created. Later, cruise along the Ord River, now a permanent waterway which supports an abundance of native fish, birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra. Stay: The Kimberley Grande, Kununurra (2 nights) (B/D)
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Kununurra
Today you may choose an optional early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Kununurra, the hub for agriculture, tourism and mining. It's also close to Mirima National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife and a site of great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people. It also features intriguing natural rock formations. After an afternoon at leisure, dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privatelyhosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra's sandalwood plantations while learning about this fascinating local industry. (B/D)
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Kununurra – Katherine
Watch the dramatic transformation of the landscape as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the Northern Territory's Top End. Later on you'll meet Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. Stay: Paraway Motel, Katherine (B/D)
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Katherine – Darwin
This morning, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land while you catch glimpses of the abundant wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Later, travel north along the Stuart Highway, stopping at Adelaide River, the site of a large WWII military base and a significant War Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 500 military personnel and civilians who died in the service of their country. On arrival in Darwin, tour the sights of Australia's only tropical State capital before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking the waterfront. Stay: Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin (B/FD)
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Farewell from Darwin
This morning, bid farewell to your fellow travellers when your journey across the Kimberley concludes after breakfast. (B)
1
Welcome to Broome
Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the former pearling outpost of Broome, and relax over a drink before dining in your resort’s bar and grill with its sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. (D) Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights
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Broome Free Time
Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway independently. 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. At nearby Gantheaume Point, dinosaur tracks are revealed in the beach’s red rocks at low tide. (B)
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Broome – Fitzroy Crossing
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, then continue your journey east to Fitzroy Crossing. (B/D) Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge
4
Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek
As you move on today through stunning landscapes, you’ll visit an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. Continue to Halls Creek, a town rich in both Aboriginal and European history and culture. (B/L/D) Stay: Kimberley Hotel
5
Halls Creek – Emma Gorge
Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. Travel on to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see vast flocks of egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or lurking crocodile. In the afternoon, continue to your safari style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms in the El Questro Wilderness Park. (B/L/D) Stay: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights
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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. (B/D)
7
Emma Gorge – Kununurra
This morning, travel on to Kununurra, the food bowl of WA. Take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery, and visit the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, a permanent waterway that supports an abundance of native birds, marsupials and amphibians. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra. (B/D) Stay: The Kimberley Grande, 2 nights
8
Kununurra
Today you may choose to take 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. If you don’t choose one of these, you’ll tour Kununurra, a hub for agriculture, tourism and mining. Dine this evening on locally-grown produce at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations. (B/D)
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Kununurra – Katherine
Witness the dramatic transformation of the landscape today as you journey to the north-east across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into the river floodplains and grasslands of the Northern Territory’s stunning Top End. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. (B/D) Stay: Paraway Motel
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Katherine – Darwin
This morning, travel to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land. Catch glimpses of wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Later, travel north along the Stuart Highway, stopping at Adelaide River’s poignant war cemetery. On arrival in Darwin, tour the sights of Australia’s only tropical State capital before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking the waterfront. (B/D) Stay: Mantra on the Esplanade
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Farewell from Darwin
Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. (B)
AAT Kings Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset
  • Enjoy two nights in Broome
  • Learn about the historic Boab Prison Tree at Derby
  • Float down Geikie Gorge
  • Visit Yiyili Aboriginal Community & art gallery
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
  • 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
  • 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
First Choice Inclusions
  • First Choice Inclusions & Accommodation
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Quality accommodation
  • Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • Full buffet breakfasts (10)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Be My Guest dinner (1)
  • Dinners with wine (7)
  • Farewell dinner (1)
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 4.00pm into Broome Airport
  • Day 11: Flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport
Trip Notes
  • Due to seasonal conditions, this itinerary may change without notice.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
Journey Highlights
  • Marvel at a Cable Beach sunset
  • Cruise on Geikie Gorge
  • Visit an art gallery featuring Indigenous artwork
  • Tour Argyle Diamond Mine
  • Relax on Chamberlain Gorge with morning tea
  • Hike up Emma Gorge
  • Taste the rum at Hoochery Distillery
  • Visit Argyle Downs Homestead
  • Take a thrilling boat ride on the Ord River
  • Dinner at Kununurra’s Sandalwood Factory
  • Explore Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park
  • See the Katherine Outback Experience show
  • Cruise Katherine Gorge and see ancient rock art
  • Tour Darwin’s city sights
  • Indulge in food and wine on Darwin’s waterfront
Trip Inclusions
  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
Included Meals
  • 10 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest dinner
  • 7 Dinners with wine
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel (if swimming)
Arrival & Departure
  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Broome Airport
  • Day 11 – flights to depart anytime from Darwin Airport
Activity Level
  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the Emma Gorge Walk.
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
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Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: Australia, New Zealand
Reviews (21)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Wonders of the Kimberley with AAT Kings.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2018
“Wonders of the Kimberley”
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I am very happy, firstly with Juliet from Global Journeys who managed all aspects of the tour including single supplement, on a rather late booking. This trip was all I dreamed and more, mainly from the way the tour was organised, and the many extras that were included, the cruises where on one we were treated to afternoon tea in the middle of nowhere. Another highlight was the quality of the accommodation, always the best that could be provided in this remote area. Vouchers for two free drinks each evening.

My trip was made so much more enjoyable by our couch driver Warren, who went beyond his duties when I had an unfortunate hiccup on the bus, thank you Warren. Our tour guide Dave, scores 11 out of 10 for his courtesy, helpfulness to all the 35 of us, his knowledge of the area, the history, giving everyone the feeling that we were his friend. Lastly AAT Kings, my first trip with your company, but definitely not my last. As you know word of mouth is the best advertisement, and I will be praising the tour, the personnel, and making this trip so enjoyable.
ACT, Australia
Jul 2018
“An excellent way to see the sunburnt country!”
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We were most impressed by both the tour director (Dave) and the driver (Stu). The information that was relayed to us by Dave along the way was invaluable in appreciating the top of Australia. We felt the pace was just right and the places we visited were clearly well researched by AAT Kings. The accommodation was just right and there were a few gems like El Questro. Dinners were buffet style and were of variable quality but most were acceptable and one (Halls Creek) was outstanding. Stu took great care of the bus which was cleaned and disinfected every night. The other passengers were a convivial bunch and friendships were made. Overall a wonderful experience.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2017
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“Wonderful Kimberley's adventure ”
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We had the best trip thanks to AAT Kings and our wonderful Tour director Dave and Best bus driver Warren. They made our trip trouble free and everything ran to plan. They do a fantastic job and Daves knowledge is unbelievable. The places we stayed were wonderful and the food was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the outback show in Katherine. The flight over the Bungle bungles was a special treat.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2017
3 Helpful Votes
4 Trips
“Great trip through the Kimberleys”
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We had a wonderful holiday thanks to our tour director Liz ,driver Mark and a good touring group that made our trip very enjoyable, from Broome to Darwin we visited a lot of incredible locations our favourite places would have to be El Questro, the Ord river cruise and the full day tour of Bungle Bungles, most of the accommodation and meals were very good considering places we visited although it involves a lot of travelling and a hectic schedule it was all worth it we would definitely travel with AAT Kings and book through Global Journeys again, thanks Jemma.
WA, Australia
Aug 2016
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“Amazing trip of the Kimberley's”
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I always wanted to do this trip and absolutely loved it. The tour was very well organised and guided. The food and accommodation very good, though I thought Fitzroy Crossing was pretty basic. I do realise it is a small town, so maybe a different stop could be considered. Our guide Liz and driver Warren were incredible and made all the difference to the trip, even serving up lovely morning/afternoon tea with bickies/ lamingtons etc.- I called them the " Gloria Jeans and Star Buck " duo. Thank you Michelle for keeping me well informed every step of the way. The group on the tour were very friendly and helpful, a great bunch. The cruises down the gorges were beautiful, the sussets and scenery just amazing. All in all a great tour, full marks to Global Journeys.
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