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Essence of the Kimberley

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.6 Based on 7 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
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 Trip Length
9 Days
 Trip Starts
Broome
 Trip Finishes
Broome
9 Day Essence of the Kimberley Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Australia
Trip Operator:
Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
22
Trip Style
4WD Adventure
Trip Code
GKBR9

Overview

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 9 Day Essence of the Kimberley. Discover the beauty of the Kimberley on this Remote Land Journey. Explore Purnululu National Park, listen to the acoustics in Cathedral George & wander El Questro.

Itinerary

Visit the Boab Prison Tree before traversing the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Later, continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge (L/D)

Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore Geikie Gorge. Head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

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 (own 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.

Enjoy a hike to Echidna Chasm. Afterwards, travel to Kununurra. Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort (B/L/D)

A wildlife cruise on the Ord River provides a front-row seat to the area's unique wildlife this morning. Later, travel to El Questro. Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort (B/L/D)

Hike to Emma Gorge before a relaxing Signature Experience. Tonight, head to a spectacular viewpoint just in time for sunset. Soak up the views with a glass of bubbly and watch as the ever-changing colours dance over the Cockburn Range. Stay: Home Valley Station (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest.

Enjoy lunch at Manning Gorge then continue to Galvans Gorge to admire the rock art. Stay Two Nights: APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (B/L/D)

Travel to Bell Gorge today, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. (B/L/D)

Travel to Derby and visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later, return to Broome, where your journey comes to an end. (B/L)

Trip Inclusions

  • Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range
  • Soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • The services of an expert APT driver-guide
  • Airport transfers and park fees

  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 25 meals

  • Stay at APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

Trip Reviews (7) View All Most Recent 'Essence of the Kimberley' Reviews

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Fantastic tour of the Kimberley 0 , CA, United States, Sep 2019
Our tour through the Kimberley was all that we were hoping for. We were treated like royalty and the small group size meant that the guide could be very accommodating. The tour does cover a lot of ground so we were on the move a lot. The 15-day tour might be better than the 9-day in that respect. Yvonne and Global Journeys were very informative and ...read more made the booking process really easy. I'd definitely go through them again.

A note of caution: we were on the road for a month before the tour started so communication before the tour started was difficult. For example, the hotel lost the documentation we were supposed to pick up. But everything worked out.
Adventure Tour Through The Kimberleys 1 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2019
Global Journeys were very good to book through, helpful all the way. Enjoyed our tour Guide who did an amazing job - she did everything - drove the bus, organised food, luggage, hikes and other activities, with a great knowledge of the area and of Aboriginal Culture! Rather strenuous hikes on rough terrain into the gorges - needed to be fit and agile. ...read more Food very good and accommodation reasonably good, but you are in remote areas. Lots of kilometres to travel but that is the price to pay for beautiful sights!
Fantastic Kimberley Tour 3 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2018
This was a great way to see the Kimberley and travel to places we would not normally get to see. Travelling the infamous Gibb River Rd and the even worse road to the Bungles was a highlight. Spectacular walks to Gorges where we could swim in the pools, although quite fresh, and amazing colours of the geological formations. Great chance to see lots of ...read more wildlife. The accommodation provided by APT and the food exceeded expectations. Our tour group was of similar age but with diverse backgrounds and all got on well. Highly enjoyed and recommend to anyone wishing to see this unspoilt part of Australia.
9 Day El Questro, Gorges & Purnululu Tour 3 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2018
Wonderful tour to magnificent areas of the Kimberley....made especially enjoyable by our brilliant Driver/Tour Director Kat whose knowledge and love of this unique part of Australia was fantastic. Accommodation/meals were excellent. A range of diverse activities added to the enjoyment of the tour. Global Journeys' streamlined booking system was very ...read more good and Hannah's attention to detail was excellent.
We felt special on this tour, a nice touch! 5 , New Zealand, Jun 2014
Probably my only comment is that although this is a 9 day trip, in reality it's 11 days, since it begins at 6am and ends after 5pm. It would be honest, and helpful, to maybe note that 'additional days may be required, before and after' or something to that effect. My understanding is that APT picks up at only 3 hotels in Broome. If we were given ...read more a list of those 3, perhaps we could have chosen which one. The Cable Beach Resort, however, was very nice (albeit, expensive). I certainly would have chosen to have been at a resort that had a direct pickup. APT, and our guide, Kat, were extremely competent. t was obvious they do many trips, but we felt special on this tour. A nice touch!
Disappointed by the low level of physical activity 3 , Australia, Jul 2012
Our Tour Guide, Jane Ballantyne, was terrific. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fun and very hardworking. She is a great asset to your company and I hope she is being given opportunities to progress. The food, the itinerary, the accommodation and vehicle were all above average. The biggest disappointment was the level of activity on the ground. ...read more I had envisaged more walking, hiking and exercise but we were held back by some people whose physical condition made it difficult for them to undertake much physical activity. Maybe you should look at screening people so that more active people can be grouped together and more sedentary ones can be grouped. That way everyone gets what they want.
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