1 Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, before a welcome dinner. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort Spa (D)
2 Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Your adventure commences today with a visit to Windjana Gorge. Later, continue to Tunnel Creek and wade through its cool waters. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
3 Bell Gorge
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 birdwatching. If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can hike to the lower pool of the gorge and take a relaxing dip below the cascading waterfall. (B/L/D)
4 Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
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. Stay: Drysdale River Station (B/L/D)
5 Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Bradshaw Art (Gwion Gwion)
Visit Indigenous rock art galleries and enjoy a refreshing swim in King Edward River. Arrive at Mitchell Plateau. Stay Two Nights:
APT's exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Admire ancient Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art.
6 Mitchell Falls
A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery at Mitchell Falls today. Later, take to the skies during an unforgettable Signature Experience. (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls or if you prefer, hike back to the vehicle with your guide.
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. Tonight, you'll be treated to views over the Cockburn Range during sunset. Stay: Home Valley Station (B/L/D)
8 El Questro
Cross the Pentecost River into El Questro, covering a staggering 700,000 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. Stay:
El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Soak in the hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised.
9 Wyndham, Parry’s Lagoon, Kununurra
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 Lake Argyle, Ord River
Travel to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. Later, soak up the Kimberley sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra. (B/L/D)
11 Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm
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. 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. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
12 Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Today starts with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge
. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range
(additional expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.
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. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa (B/L/D)
15 Broome, Embark Ship
Set out on a fleeting exploration of Broome before being transferred to your ship. Stay Nine Nights: MS Island Sky or MS Caledonian Sky (B/D)
16 Adele Island, Buccaneer Archipelago
There's promise of turquoise waters today as your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and join your expedition team for an exploration of this remote coastal area by Zodiac. (B/L/D)
17 Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Today your ship cruises through to Talbot Bay, known for its epic 12-metre tides that create an astonishing natural spectacle, the Horizontal Falls. After an exciting Signature Experience, join your expedition team and hop aboard a Zodiac to venture through Cyclone Creek. (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Subject to tidal conditions, set out on a thrilling ride through Horizontal Falls aboard a high-powered fast boat.
18 Raft Point, Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef
Excitement builds this morning as you set out on an incredible Signature Experience. Then, cruise through Doubtful Bay before stepping ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient rock art site. (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Join your expedition team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. Witness the reef rise out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade rapidly into the surrounding channels.
19 Careening Bay, Prince Regent Reserve, St George's Basin
Reach Careening Bay today, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. See for yourself a living piece of Australian colonial history before continuing on to Prince Regent Nature Reserve. Only accessible by boat, explore this protected area and see why it is recognised as a national biodiversity hotspot. Next, it's on to the untouched coastal area of Hanover Bay. While you're here, you might like to hop aboard your Zodiac for an enthralling visit to St George's Basin. (B/L/D)
20 Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Mitchell Falls
Your expedition ship arrives at Prince Frederick Harbour today, home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. Once again, it's time to jump aboard your trusty Zodiac vessels, this time for an exhilarating exploration of the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. As your day of discovery draws to a close, you might choose to set out on a helicopter flight and view Mitchell Falls from above (additional expense). (B/L/D)
21 Bigge Island
Discover Bigge Island today, known for its Indigenous rock art created by the Wunambal people. (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- In caves throughout Bigge Island, see examples of first contact art.
22 Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
An intriguing exploration of Vansittart Bay awaits today. Join your expedition team and set out across the bay's vast salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 that crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, step ashore at Jar Island and see examples of mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years. (B/L/D)
23 Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls
Wake this morning as your ship cruises into Koolama Bay. Hear how this harbour was renamed following the Japanese bombing of the MV Koolama in 1942. Next, it's on to King George River, where you will enjoy a Signature Experience. Back on board, toast the end of an epic adventure during a farewell dinner. (B/L/D) Signature Experiences:
- Join your expedition team and jump aboard a Zodiac to meander through the river's gorge system. Anticipation builds as your Zodiac approaches King George Falls, plunging 80 metres over a towering sandstone cliff.
24 Wyndham, Disembark Ship, Depart Kununurra
Arriving into Wyndham this morning means it's time to say goodbye to your ship. Be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B/L/D)