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15 Day Kimberley Complete (Reverse)

APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventure starting in Broome and finishing in Broome

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Kimberley Complete (Reverse). Explore spectacular gorges, remote pools and see the wonders of the Kimberley, from stunning Mitchell Falls to breathtaking Bungle Bungles staying at the region's best stations and resorts. An exhilarating journey through Australia's last...read more

Overview

Operator: APT
Type: Kimberley Wilderness Adventure (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 15 Days
From: Broome to Broome
Tour Code: GKC15R
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Visits: Australia
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Day By Day

1

Broome

Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore this fascinating place. Head to the Sunset Bar and Grill at your resort to see one of Australia's best sunsets over Cable Beach. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner before your fascinating journey commences. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (D)
2

Gibb River Road, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge

Your day starts with a visit to the fascinating Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be more than 1,500 years old and measuring an incredible 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was once used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they were walked to Derby. Today, the hollow tree is a registered Aboriginal site of great cultural significance. Continue your journey along the iconic Gibb River Road, a remote 660-kilometre outback highway stretching between Broome and Kununurra. The'Gibb' traverses the wild heart of the Kimberley, passing spectacular landscapes of intensely coloured ranges, dramatic gorges, deep rock pools and spectacular waterfalls.

Turn off the Gibb River Road to the extraordinary Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. With torch in hand, wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to the sight of a tranquil and stunning oasis. Continue on to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above glistening white sands. Admire the ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and scour the banks for a glimpse of the freshwater crocodiles. Back on the Gibb River Road, travel into the King Leopold Range National Park, which covers more than 900,000 acres and features seven rugged ranges. Later, arrive at your lodge for dinner. Stay Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

3

Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming

Back on the Gibb River Road, head to the incredible Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of spectacularly tiered waterholes. Sitting approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic natural spot for swimming and photography. Take a relaxing dip above the cascading waterfall that feeds the lower pool or go bird-watching. If you are feeling energetic, perhaps hike to the lower pool of the gorge for a swim or perhaps visit some superb lookout spots. (B/L/D)
4

Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station

Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to discover some of the region's most secluded gorges. At Galvans Gorge, a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole where boab trees cling to the escarpment above. Inspect the Wandjina rock art on the gorge walls and take a leisurely swim. Continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you'll enjoy lunch in the shade of paperbark trees. Look out for the region's bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water. Turn off the Gibb River Road and travel north on the Kalumburu Road towards the isolated Mitchell Plateau. Later, arrive at Drysdale River Station and enjoy a unique stay at this historic cattle property, including a delicious dinner. Stay: Drysdale River Station (B/L/D)
5

Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion)

Cross the beautiful Drysdale River, then ascend the Mitchell Plateau to enter a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes. The Kimberley's rock art is arguably some of the world's oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years ago. Visit Wandjina and Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion) galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River.

For the next two nights, experience Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, with its Ungolan Pavilion, where you can relax in the lounge, treat yourself to a drink or read up on the local culture. In the heart of the Mitchell Plateau, your accommodation is perfectly positioned beside the Pandanus palm-fringed Camp Creek, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. For wildlife watchers, the region's fantastic array of bird life includes brolgas, herons, kites and sea eagles, as well as rainforest birds. This evening, be treated to a superb three-course dinner that showcases the region's finest local produce. For the perfect accompaniment, a selection of flavoursome beers from Matso's Broome Brewery and wines from Rosabrook Estate are available. Stay Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

6

Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight

Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its magnificent waterfalls and Indigenous art. When available, local Aboriginal guides will join the adventure, imparting their knowledge of the area and sharing their cultural beliefs. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen Aboriginal art. Continue to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at Mitchell Falls. With superb scenery and rich culture, you can swim in the pools above the falls and spot the region's abundant wildlife.

We have also included a helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding wilderness back to the vehicle (or, if you prefer, hike back with your guide). Longer helicopter flights over this captivating and remote coastline are available at additional expense. Then, it's time to return to your wilderness lodge to relax, knowing you have just experienced a day most people can only dream of. Perhaps spend some time in front of the camp fire recounting today's tales with your newfound friends. (B/L/D)

7

Mitchell Plateau, Gibb River Road, Home Valley Station

Rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the mighty Durack River before arriving at Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Discover the spellbinding scenery that captivated audiences in Baz Luhrmann's movie "Australia", including the imposing yet strikingly beautiful backdrop of the majestic Cockburn Range. Head to a superb viewing area as you savour this inspirational setting with sunset drinks, as you gaze out to the ever-changing colours of the Cockburn Range as the sun retreats. Stay Two Nights: El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D)
8

El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge

Cross the Pentecost River into El Questro Wilderness Park, covering a staggering one million acres. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs, and leave feeling refreshed and revitalised. Afterwards, visit the station township and take a moment to unwind. Tonight, absorb the serene surroundings before indulging in a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers. (B/L/D)
9

El Questro, Wyndham, Parrys Lagoon

After a hearty breakfast, continue exploring the remarkable El Questro Wilderness Park. Hike to the picturesque Emma Gorge and take a revitalising swim. Afterwards, head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch at an iconic outback pub before visiting the serene Parry's Lagoon, a splendid birdwatcher's paradise. Stay Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)
10

Ord River, Lake Kununurra

Explore the beauty of Kununurra this morning at leisure before travelling 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 modern shaded vessels, 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. Enjoy a mesmerising sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra. This evening, spend your time at leisure or simply relax at your hotel. (B/L/D)
11

Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm

Depart Kununurra and journey to Purnululu National Park, one of Australia's most stunning natural landscapes. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, ascending to 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park. Enjoy a delicious dinner and share your adventures with your fellow travellers. Stay Two Nights: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
12

Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the Bungle Bungle domes. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history of the range to life. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the domes (own expense). This evening, enjoy sunset drinks as the sun goes down on the Bungle Bungle massif. (B/L/D)
13

Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing

Head to Halls Creek and admire the unusual China Wall. A natural quartz formation that runs six kilometres along the landscape, the wall is an echo of that for which it was named – the Great Wall of China. Continue on towards Fitzroy Crossing, a small settlement situated on the Fitzroy River. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (B/L/D)
14

Geikie Gorge, Broome

Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time – an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise before returning to Broome. Return to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before your Farewell Dinner at the Sunset Bar and Grill. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (B/L/D)
15

Depart Broome

Discover the delights of Cable Beach Resort & Spa as you enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach, enjoy a free art and history tour, or take an early morning Yoga session. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Kimberley Wilderness Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore ancient Geikie Gorge
  • After a day's exploration of the Bungle Bungle range, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over its striking beehive domes
  • Visit Wyndham and the birdwatching paradise of Parry's Lagoon
  • Soak in the thermal hot pools of Zebedee Springs at El Questro Wilderness Park, an extremely rare discovery within the region
  • Learn about the Indigenous program at Home Valley Station and the history of cattle stations
  • Journey along the Gibb River Road and Kalumburu Road
  • Take a breathtaking helicopter flight over spectacular Mitchell Falls
  • Admire impressive Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art
  • Discover the beauty of Windjana, Bell, Galvans and Manning gorges
  • With torch in hand, wade through the waters of Tunnel Creek

Kimberley Wilderness Adventures Inclusions

  • All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in up to 24 locations
  • APT's exclusive network of wilderness lodges
  • Small group travel with a maximum of 20 travellers
  • Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
  • Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle
  • All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers as indicated

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. Please enquire about our Health and Fitness Mobility checklist at the time of booking.

Accommodation Highlights

  • Two nights at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
  • Experience six nights at APT's network of Wilderness Lodges, including the new Ungolan Pavilion
  • Home Valley Station

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions 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
  • APT highly recommends travel insurance
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

 

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Budget: Luxury & Premium
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Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
2018 SEASON
May 2018 - Sep 2018

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