Kimberley & Top End

17 Day Kimberley Wilderness Adventure from Broome to Darwin with APT

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 17 Day Kimberley & Top End. Discover the dramatic landscapes of the Kimberley and the beautiful Kakadu National Park. Enjoy an adventure that showcases the breathtaking landscapes and stunning wildlife of the Northern more

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1 Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome's iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. Settle in and enjoy the evening at leisure. Head to the Sunset Bar and Grill and soak up the views of Broome's incredible sunset as you enjoy a welcome dinner. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa (D)
2 Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Journey on the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above pristine white sands and fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it's on to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to a serene oasis. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
3 Bell Gorge
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. You might like to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a dip in the waterfall below. Alternatively, relax in the shade and enjoy a spot of birdwatching. (B/L/D)
4 Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station
Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans Gorge, where a refreshing swim awaits. Then, continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you'll enjoy lunch before arriving at the historic cattle station of Drysdale River Station. Stay: Drysdale River Station (B/L/D)
5 Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River
Explore the Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries of the Mitchell Plateau before a swim in the clear waters of the King Edward River. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Admire ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art.
6 Mitchell Falls
A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery today. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls and view rarely seen rock art. See Big Mertens Falls, then enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, or you can hike back to the vehicle with your guide. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Soar over incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight.
7 Gibb River Road, El Questro
Bidding the Mitchell Plateau goodbye, rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the Durack and Pentecost rivers on the way to El Questro, an incredible cattle station come nature reserve that covers a staggering 700,000 acres. Stay Two Nights: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D)
8 El Questro
Cruise Chamberlain Gorge today, a fresh waterway fringed by tropical vegetation and rugged red escarpments. After lunch, enjoy a Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling revitalised.
9 Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm
Journey into Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Travel the Spring Creek Track before hiking to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock. Later, arrive at your lodge in the heart of the national park. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)
10 Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. Start with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense). (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.
11 Ord River, Kununurra
Today will be spent travelling to Kununurra, the gateway to the eastern Kimberley. Stay Two Nights: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)
12 Lake Argyle, Ord River Cruise
Travel to Lake Argyle today, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. From here, set out on a wildlife cruise along the mighty Ord River. Explore this ecological system that has developed from the damming of the river to create an area rich in native wildlife and flora. (B/L/D)
13 Nitmiluk National Park
Cross the border into the Northern Territory on the way to Nitmiluk National Park. This evening, be treated to canapes and drinks on arrival at Cicada Lodge, followed by a three-course dinner showcasing local produce. Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge (B/L/D)
14 Nitmiluk Gorge, Kakadu National Park, Yellow Water Billabong Cruise
After breakfast, set out on a cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge, as you learn about the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people. Next it's on to Kakadu, Australia's largest national park. Here, enjoy a Signature Experience, then journey to Nourlangie Rock. See its ancient rock art, dating back some 20,000 years. Stay Two Nights: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, home to incredible landscapes and wildlife.
15 Arnhem Land, Hawk Dreaming, Cannon Hill
A local guide will join you today as you cross the East Alligator River into spiritual Arnhem Land. Experience the ancient art and natural beauty of this special place. This afternoon, return to Kakadu to discover the rock art and billabongs of Cannon Hill and Hawk Dreaming (please note that Arnhem Land may be inaccessible for cultural reasons or when tides prevent the crossing of the East Alligator River). (B/L/D)
16 Ubirr Rock, Darwin
Located within Kakadu National Park, visit the sacred site of Ubirr and explore its galleries of ancient Indigenous rock art. There are some works that have been continuously painted and repainted since 40,000BC. Later, travel to Darwin, where the time has come to look back on the journey just passed as you enjoy a farewell dinner. Stay: Hilton Darwin (B/L/D)
17 Depart Darwin
Your epic adventure draws to a close today as you are transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore the remote Mitchell Plateau to see ancient Gwion Gwion and Wandjina rock art styles hidden in caves
  • Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife and watch the spectacular landscapes unfold on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise
  • Hike to Mitchell Falls, seeing ancient rock art, then return by helicopter, flying over the impressive cascade
Trip Inclusions
  • Experiences in 19 destinations
  • Expert APT Driver-Guide
  • Airport transfers and park fees
Included Meals
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 47 meals are included throughout this trip
  • APT's network of secluded Wilderness Lodges are perfectly placed in the key Kimberley locations
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. 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
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land and flights as specified

Reviews (3)

17 Day Kimberley & Top End reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“APT Kimberley Kakadu Arnhem Land”
- WA, Australia Aug 2018 View Photo

Fantastic trip. Accommodation wonderful glamping, food 1st class in the most remote places. Tour driver/leader Luke was exemplary, kind, considerate, extremely knowledgeable, entertaining & looked after us all perfectly. Group of 18 mixed well & had a lot of fun. We were sorry when it ended!

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“Wildlife experience”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

We both had a great time. Some of the walks were a little difficult but managed most of them. A bit dangerous at times for those older travelers. Food good, tour leader great and accommodation while comfortable sometimes a little cool in the evenings. Being better prepared for a couple of cold nights may have helped. Extra excursions (helicopter rides over Mitchell falls and Bungle Bungles) well worth it. Boat trips through gorges fantastic with the Ord river and Kununurra Dam trips very more

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“Once in a lifetime experience”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2016

Our tour with APT proved to be a great holiday. Our tour guide Garycould not have been more approachable, friendly and professional. His knowledge of local sites and traditions was first class and his ability to ensure we all enjoyed our time together was appreciated by all on the tour. The tented accommodation was great and the staff at all the APT camps were so accommodating and friendly. The Kimberley is such a spectacular place to visit with its magnificent gorges, the intriguing boab trees, more

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