17 Day Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer (Reverse)

APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventure starting in Darwin and finishing in Broome

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 17 Day Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer (Reverse). Stay in the spiritual land of Kakadu National Park at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge. Travelling further south discover spectacular art, gorges and scenery before...read more
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: Kimberley Wilderness Adventure (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 17 Days
From: Darwin to Broome
Tour Code: GKB17R
Visits: Australia
Our Price From:
$ 10,747
Per Person ($AU)
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Darwin
Arrive in Darwin and this evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the Hilton Darwin before your fascinating journey continues. Stay: Hilton Darwin (D)
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Darwin, Ubirr Rock Art
Depart Darwin and travel across the sweeping wetlands of the Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Today visit the sacred site of Ubirr and explore its galleries of ancient Indigenous rock art. The magnificent rock faces have been continuously painted and repainted since 40,000BC, with most created approximately 2,000 years ago. Stay Two Nights: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
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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. (B/L/D)
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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 (B/L/D)
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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 Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)
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Lake Argyle, Ord River Cruise
Travel to the majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Join a spectacular wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From a modern shaded vessel, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations to create an area rich in wildlife, flora and undeniable beauty. This evening, enjoy dinner at your resort. (B/L/D)
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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: Rockhampton (B/L/D)
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Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny Creek
Hike to Piccaninny Creek and through to the spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Perhaps indulge in an optional helicopter flight - own expense. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle massif.
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Purnululu National Park, El Questro
Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel to El Questro, 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 (B/L/D)
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El Questro
Discover the amazing wonders of El Questro today. 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. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Embark on a cruise along stunning Chamberlain Gorge and discover the wonders of El Questro.
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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: Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
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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. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Board an included helicopter flight over the tiered falls.
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Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Ancient Rock Art
Re-join the Kalumburu Road and travel to Drysdale River Station. Stay: Drysdale River Station (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Explore the Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries.
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Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge
Journey to the 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: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
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Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Here you can also enjoy a spot of bird-watching. Should you be feeling particularly energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall. (B/L/D)
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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 & 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 & Spa (B/L/D)
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Depart Broome
Be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Explore the remote Mitchell Plateau to see ancient Gwion Gwion and Wandjina rock art styles hidden in caves
  • Hike to Mitchell Falls, seeing ancient rock art, then return by helicopter, flying over the impressive cascade
  • Be joined by a local guide in Kakadu National Park on a cruise on the spectacular Yellow Waters Billabong
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in 17 locations
  • APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Small group travel with a maximum of 20 guests
  • Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
  • All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers
Activity Level
  • A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over rugged terrain with uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces. Some walks will require you to clamber over large boulders up to one metre high. On some of the more challenging walks at Bell Gorge, Mitchell Falls and Piccaninny Creek, you'll be accompanied and assisted by two expert APT guides. This tour contains some longer, more challenging walks. Sturdy walking shoes are an absolute must on all adventures.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations
  • Tours at the start of the season are more susceptible to itinerary changes due to late seasonal rain
  • Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. Obtaining Comprehensive Travel Insurance which includes (without limitation) coverage for medical expenses, loss or damage to luggage, cruise and land content and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, disruption, loss of deposit and strikes is mandatory and forms part of your booking contract when booking an Outback holiday. We highly recommend that you take out a policy out at the time of booking for all tours and ensure it covers for remote evacuations, which may be at a high cost.
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
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Reviews (2)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer (Reverse) with APT.
QLD, Australia
Jun 2018
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1 Trip
“A Wilderness Adventure”
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Our 17 day adventure starting in Darwin and travelling west to Boome was full of highlights. We have never seen so many crocodiles in rivers, everglades and right up to the causeway at Cahills Crossing on the East Alligator River. The ancient aboriginal history gleaned from rock painting in Kakadu was very moving. The sunsets on Mindal Beach Darwin to Cable Beach Broome were truly spectacular and the thousands of onlookers created a real buzz. And the gorges we climbed up and down and through were a challenge at times but created a euphoria when we reached our goal. The escarpment and colours of the Kimberleys was out of this world.

The accommodation was fun staying mainly in wilderness lodges: this glamping was very comfortable and the food, staff and sitting round the fires were icing on the cake. Our coach "truck" was comfortable and could traverse any conditions making the kilometers of corrugations on the Gibb River and Kalumburu Roads even bearable! Our coach driver/guide was a fountain of knowledge and "mothered " us always making sure that everyone was safe and well cared for. Overall a wonderful experience.
Victoria , Australia
Jul 2016
1 Trip
“16 Day Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer (APT)”
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The people we were with were all very nice. We all got on very well. Hardest thing was the coldness of the tents at night in the wilderness accommodation. I didn't like sitting in a coach for such a long time, but I know that this the tour and it is the only way to get to places. Our choice that we choose this type of tour. Would loved to have stopped to take a few photos of signs like "Welcome to Katherine" Or "Gipp River Road sign". Just my preference to remember where we were. Overall I enjoyed the places we went to just didn't like the travelling and the cold conditions in tents. I did have to leave the tour for the last 4 days, but APT were excellent in helping with arrangements, doctors, flights and accommodations. That was reassuring that when things go wrong, APT have contingency plans in place.
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