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Kimberley and the Top End

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.5 Based on 6 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Fully Guided Adventure Small Group 4WD Scenic / Sightseeing
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 Trip Length
17 Days
 Trip Starts
Darwin
 Trip Finishes
Broome
17 Day Kimberley and the Top End Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
Our Price From 11,628 Per Person
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 Trip Length
17 Days
 Trip Starts
Darwin
 Trip Finishes
Broome
17 Day Kimberley and the Top End Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
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Accommodation
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Max. Group Size
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Trip Style
4WD Adventure
Trip Code
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Trip Operator:
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Max. Group Size
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Trip Style
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Trip Code
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Overview

Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 17 Day Kimberley and the Top End. Stay in the spiritual land of Kakadu National Park at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge. Travelling further south discover spectacular art, gorges and scenery before journeying to the Kimberley to gain insight into this ancient region.
Read 6 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 17 Day Kimberley and the Top End. Stay in the spiritual land of Kakadu National Park at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge. Travelling further south discover spectacular art, gorges and scenery before journeying to the Kimberley to gain insight into this ancient region.

Itinerary

Arrive in Darwin and this evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the Hilton Darwin before your fascinating journey continues. Stay: Hilton Darwin (D)

Visit the sacred site of Ubirr and explore its galleries of ancient Indigenous rock art. Stay Two Nights: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

With a local guide, cross the East Alligator River into spiritual Arnhem Land to experience the natural beauty of the region. Later, return to Kakadu and enjoy the art and billabongs of Cannon Hill and Hawk Dreaming. (B/L/D)

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 canapes and drinks at the beautiful Cicada Lodge, before indulging in an exceptional gourmet three-course meal. Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge (B/L/D)

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)

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)

Travel to Purnululu National Park today, home to the beautiful World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range, which was formed more than 360 million years ago. Stay Two Nights: APT's Exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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.

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)

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)

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: APT Exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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.

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.

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: APT Exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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)

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 and 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 and Spa (B/L/D)

Be transferred to Broome Airport for your flight home. (B)

Arrive in Darwin and this evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the Hilton Darwin before your fascinating journey continues. Stay: Hilton Darwin (D)

Visit the sacred site of Ubirr and explore its galleries of ancient Indigenous rock art. Stay Two Nights: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

With a local guide, cross the East Alligator River into spiritual Arnhem Land to experience the natural beauty of the region. Later, return to Kakadu and enjoy the art and billabongs of Cannon Hill and Hawk Dreaming. (B/L/D)

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 canapes and drinks at the beautiful Cicada Lodge, before indulging in an exceptional gourmet three-course meal. Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge (B/L/D)

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)

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)

Travel to Purnululu National Park today, home to the beautiful World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungle Range, which was formed more than 360 million years ago. Stay Two Nights: APT's Exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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.

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)

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)

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: APT Exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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.

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.

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: APT Exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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)

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 and 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 and Spa (B/L/D)

Be transferred to Broome Airport for your flight home. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range
  • Relax as you soak in Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised
  • Soar over Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight
  • Admire ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art

  • Experiences in 24 destinations
  • The services of an expert APT driver-guide
  • Airport transfers and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 47 meals

  • Stay at APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges

  • 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
  • APT highly recommends travel insurance
  • Tour Activity Level – Active. This tour includes some longer, more challenging hikes over uneven terrain
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

  • Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range
  • Relax as you soak in Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised
  • Soar over Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight
  • Admire ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art

  • Experiences in 24 destinations
  • The services of an expert APT driver-guide
  • Airport transfers and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 47 meals

  • Stay at APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges

  • 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
  • APT highly recommends travel insurance
  • Tour Activity Level – Active. This tour includes some longer, more challenging hikes over uneven terrain
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (6) Most Recent 'Kimberley and the Top End' Reviews

4.50
AVG. RATING 4.50 / 5
6 Reviews
5 Star
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4 Star
17%
3 Star
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2 Star
1 Star
Kimberley and the Top End, July 2022 0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
APT is well organised. Accomodation and meals well catered. Highly recommended, both APT and Global Journeys. Every one should see these regions of Australia. It is a wonderful experience.
Tour of a Life Time   0 , Bavaria, Germany, Jun 2022
I have just returned from my unforgettable trip through Australia. The Kimberley and the Top End tour was just stunning. It was the tour of a life time, absolutely fantastic in every respect. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful, walking through gorges, swimming in billabongs, sleeping in luxurious APT bush camps and amazing food in the middle of ...read more nowhere. Seeing Australia's wildlife and nature, the countryside's diversity by boat and helicopter was just unbelievably beautiful.

We were a lovely group of 16 people, all Australians apart from me. We got on very well and we had lots of fun. Beginning of June was a perfect time as we were fortunate enough to still see lots of waterfalls and crossing quite a few creeks. Our guide Leigh was great with an extensive knowledge of the outback, aboriginal rock art and the culture of the Aboriginal people. Our bus was the most immaculate one in the whole of the Kimberley considering travelling on dirt tracks for over 3,000 kilometres. The Kimberley is a special place which every Australian should experience and book through Global Journeys. My special thanks to Georgie who was easy to communicate with and helpful at all times. Thank you so much.
Kakadu and the Kimberley with APT along the Gibb River Road 0 , NSW, Australia, May 2022
Every day was highlight on this trip. Our Driver/Guide, Clare was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about her work; nothing was too much trouble! Everything worked according to plan. The choice of excursions, with boat cruises, hiking, and heli-lifts was amazing. We accessed remote areas with aboriginal guides and we learnt a lot. The accommodation, ...read more including glamping, was exceptional and the food could not be faulted. The 4WD vehicle was comfortable and made for the harsh conditions and dirt roads. We were a group of 14 and surprisingly we all got on well, enjoying the fantastic experiences together. I can only speak favourably of this incredible journey.
Frantastic trip to the Top End and the Kimberley 3 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2019
Our APT tour of Kakadu, Arnhem Land and the Kimberley was amazing! Unforgettable scenery, hospitality and an enlightening education from a most professional and committed tour director. Cannot recommend highly enough.
A Wilderness Adventure 6 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2018
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 ...read more 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.
16 Day Kimberley, Kakadu & Arnhem Land Explorer (APT) 4 , Victoria , Australia, Jul 2016
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 ...read more 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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