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  • A Western Australia tour not to be missed, and one you will talk about for the rest of your life!

    Fourteen days will allow you the Ultimate Kimberley experience. Time to relax a savour the Kimberley in total comfort as you visit Home Valley, Zebedee Springs on El-Questro, cruise the Ord River and Geikie Gorge and much more as you marvel at the unique beauty of the Kimberley.

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    Trip Highlights

     

    There are many fantastic activities and sightseeing experiences on this trip, but perhaps the highlight is the visit to Cathedral Gorge. Located in the spectacular Purnululu National Park, Cathedral Gorge is an astonishing geological formation with amazing acoustics. The Top Trail features unusual bee-hive striped formations and deep gorges, making it one-of-the most fascinating geological landmarks and one-of-two World-Heritage sites in Western Australia. You won't want to forget your camera!

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    • Nature
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    • Hinterland towns
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    • Rural towns
    • New cultures
    • Wildlife
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    Geikie Gorge Cruise

    This one hour boat tour in the iconic Danggu Geikie Gorge, carved by the mighty Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region, gives a fascinating insight into the gorge’s wildlife and geology. You can see crocodiles, wallabies, and birds such as sea eagles, brolgas and rare purple-crowned fairy-wrens, against the backdrop of contrasting colours of the gorge walls.

    Marvel at the spectacular Cathedral Gorge

    Cathedral Gorge has an astonishing natural amphitheatre of red rock located within the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park, which will be visited on day 10 of your tour. The unusual bee hive striped formations and deep gorges make it one of the most fascinating geological landmarks and one of two World Heritage sites in Western Australia.

    Ord River Cruise

    The Ord River provides one of the most stunning river systems in Australia – it is scenically beautiful and rich in wildlife and flora. Traverse the 55km stretch of river from Kununurra to the Ord Top Dam, marvelling at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna found along the way and maybe even spot a crocodile!

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    Tunnel Creek torch light walking tour

    Take a unique torch light walking tour through Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system. In the dark, your torch may light up small bats roosting on cave walls and glowing freshwater crocodile eyes. Take your time reading the excellent interpretive signage and soaking up the information your tour guide.

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    Soak in the thermal Zebedee Springs

    A soothing soak awaits you at Zebedee Springs when you make the short walk through the pre-historic forest of Livistona and pandanus palms to a series of inviting thermal pools and waterfalls. It’s one of many extraordinary rewards to be found when exploring the one-million-acre wilderness of El Questro.

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    Visit Bell Gorge

    On day 6, you will enjoy a 4WD adventure to Bell Gorge, one of the most iconic gorges and waterfalls of the Gibb River Road. Bell Gorge is a great spot for swimming, photography and for enjoying the best of what nature has to offer. After a relatively moderate one kilometre down hill walk, you will be rewarded with the irresistible opportunity to take your first swim in a magical Kimberley waterhole at the top of the falls.

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    Explore Purnululu National Park's Echidna Chasm

    Enjoy a walk through the very special Echidna Chasm. A spectacular narrow, long chasm, your walk follows the chasm deep into the Bungle Bungle Range. The further you go, the narrower it gets. At times you can touch both sides that rear 200 metres straight up above you with Livistona palms waving from the ridges high above.


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    • Return flights to Perth Airport (PER)
    • 14 days of touring and sight-seeing
    • 28 towns and other places of interest visited
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    • 13 cooked breakfasts, 13 dinners and 12 lunches
    • Luxury coach with professional tour guide/driver
    • 5 excellent activities
    • 1 scenic return flight to Talbot Bay

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    Inclusions

     

    Covering an immense distance at a leisurely pace, this trip serves as the perfect getaway for those looking to unearth some of Westerm Australia's most serene delights.

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    "Australia's picturesque and rugged beauty was made to be explored."

    This is a first-class itinerary that's fully flexible. Want more or fewer days or you want to include a special destination or activity? No problem, we’ll customise a travel plan for you.

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    Package inclusions:

    • 2 night's Silver-standard accommodation in Broome
    • 1 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in Cape Leveque
    • 2 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in  Talbot Bay
    • 3 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in Mt Hart
    • 1 night's Silver-standard accommodation in Home Valley Station
    • 1 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in Kununurra
    • 1 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in Purnululu National Park
    • 1 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in Halls Creek
    • 1 night's Bronze-standard accommodation in Fitzroy River
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    • Scenic flight over Buccaneer Archipelago to Talbot Bay
    • Horizontal Waterfalls Jetboat experience
    • Zebedee Thermal Springs experience
    • Ord River cruise
    • Geikie Gorge cruise
    • Tunnel Creek torch light walking tour
    • 13 breakfasts
    • 12 lunches
    • 13 dinners

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    Your Itinerary

     

    Stay in Broome, visit Cape Leveque, experience the Horizontal Waterfalls, travel the Gibb River Road, explore the Bungle Bungle Range and enjoy the spectacular Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Along the way you will visit Home Valley, Zebedee Springs on El-Questro, cruise the Ord River and Geikie Gorge and just marvel at the unique beauty of the Kimberley.

    "Live your life by a compass not a clock." - Stephen Covey

    Logistics Start City/Location Broome: To be advised.
    End City Broome: To be advised.
    Meeting & Pick-up Arrangements * If there are multiple pickups, we will advise timing in advance.
    Duration 14 days

    info * If joining this tour as a group we will arrange a meeting place and pickup time that best suits your requirements.

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    DAY 1
    BROOME (1 NIGHT)

    Covering one million square kilometres, Broome and the North West has striking landscapes, billions of years of history, Indigenous culture and outback experiences to remember.

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    Welcome to Broome

    Relax in Broome before starting your adventure

    On your arrival in Broome, if required we will meet and greet you at Broome airport for your complimentary transfer to your hotel in Broome.

    In the renowned balmy evenings of Broome you will enjoy a welcome dinner (7pm) where you will meet your crew and fellow passengers and prepare for the memorable adventure ahead.

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    DAY 2
    BROOME - CAPE LEVEQUE (1 NIGHT)

    Hit the red dirt road for a four wheel drive adventure to remote Cape Leveque on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome. This rugged and pristine slice of the Kimberley is famous for its Aboriginal heritage which continues to thrive.

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    Cape Leveque

    Travel through the stunning red pindan savannah and Aboriginal land

    This morning we will head North on the Dampier Peninsula to Cape Leveque, the north western most point of Western Australia’s Kimberley region.  We will be travelling through the stunning red pindan savannah and Aboriginal land with protected grounds, burial sites and other areas of traditional significance.

    Stopping at Beagle Bay you will be able to view the famous Sacred Heart Church and its beautiful mother-of-pearl shell decorated altar. Heading further north we will pass One Arm Point Community while enjoying the views of the Buccaneer Archipelago and the amazing tidal currents created by the twice daily 10 metre tides.

    The views of the pearl-white sand, turquoise water and red cliffs will take your breath away. Arriving at Cape Leveque, also known as “Kooljaman,” we will check in for our overnight stay and just relax or take a memorable walk on the pristine beach at sunset.

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    DAY 3
    CAPE LEVEQUE - TALBOT BAY (1 NIGHT)

    Talbot Bay is located in the Buccaneer Archipelago in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is best known as the location of the Horizontal Falls, also called Horizontal Waterfalls.

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    Talbot Bay

    Enjoy a spectacular flight and jet boat ride through Horizontal Waterfalls

    This morning we start early. Departing Cape Leveque we retrace our steps to the Great Northern Highway.
    We will have great views of boab trees and the red termite mounds in the Kimberley savannah lands on our way to Derby, the site of the largest tidal variance in Australia.

    We cross the mighty Fitzroy River for the first time at Willare Bridge, not far from its entrance into King Sound and head for Derby Airport, where we will board a sea plane for the flight to Talbot Bay the home of the famous and unique Horizontal Waterfalls.

    After a spectacular flight you will be landing on the incredible glassy waters of the bay before boarding a 900hp fast boat for an exhilarating ride through the falls with an experienced skipper.

    For a something different you may take a swim in the warm tropical waters in a crocodile/shark free cage, or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

    You will be spoiled with nibbles at sunset, followed by a delicious Barramundi dinner after which you will settle in to your houseboat room on a mooring not far from the falls. (5kg overnight bag limit.  Drinks are BYO and please bring your own towel, not towels are provided)

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    DAY 4
    TALBOT BAY - MOUNT HART (3 NIGHTS)

    The Mt. Hart Station lease covers almost a million acres in the King Leopold Ranges. The landscape with its sheltered green valleys and many unusual geological features is very different from the rest of the Gibb River Road.

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    Mount Hart

    Journey into the heart of the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park

    After breakfast, we will take a scenic flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago, back to Derby. We make a brief stop at the 1500-year-old Boab Prison Tree, and historic Myall’s Bore.

    From here we commence our journey along the iconic Gibb River Road on a scenic drive through ancient outback landscapes of the Kimberley.

    Heading deep into the heart of the Kimberley, we view a startling rock formation resembling a profile view of Queen Victoria’s head as we pass through a gap in the jagged and stunning 350 million year old Devonian limestone cliffs of the Napier Range.

    Shortly after we enter the ancient, rugged King Leopold Ranges with its many creek and gorges on our way to Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge. The Lodge is nestled in a tropical oasis on the banks of the Barker River and the area abounds with abundant bird and wildlife populations.

    Located in the heart of the King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park, Mt Hart’s proximity to many of the Kimberley’s major attractions make it an ideal base to explore the region over the next two days.

    Originally a working cattle station, this unique property offers a rich pastoral history, that offers a rustic ambiance and exceptional hospitality. After a delicious meal in the restaurant prepared by a top chef, you will settle in for the evening in a comfortable en-suite safari tent under a star filled Kimberley sky.

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    DAY 5
    MOUNT HART

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    Explore Mount Hart

    Discover the unique landscapes of Mount Hart

    Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge is located on the former Mount Hart cattle station, which encompasses Bell Gorge and Silent Grove, was first taken up around 1919. Since then, there have been a succession of pastoralists who failed to make the station a success and walked off the lease because the land, despite its abundant rainfall and beauty was too rugged and unsuitable for pastoral enterprises.

    In 1991 the Department of Conservation and Land Management acquired the land to create the King Leopold Conservation Park. The park, which covers over 392,000 hectares features many ragged ranges, inaccessible waterfalls and gorges, abundant and rare wildlife and is one of the last true remaining Wilderness areas of the World.

    Following breakfast, we will discover the unique gorges at Mt Hart. We will visit the unique twisted boabs at Annie Creek Gorge and enjoy an easy short hike into Dolerite Gorge. The Barker river flows between the gorge’s steep cliffs of black dolerite rock of volcanic origin and is unique in the Kimberley. The more adventurous may explore a further 900 metres upstream and cool off in private clear natural rock spas.

    In the afternoon, it’s time for another delightful swim in a classic Kimberley billabong at Barker Pool with its shady tree lined banks, Lilly pads and cool clear fresh water, also a great fishing spot.
    In our open 4WD Safari wagon you will truly appreciate the Kimberley savannah landscape. Returning to the Lodge you can enjoy a refreshing drink at the fully licensed bar amid the lush tropical gardens.

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    DAY 6
    BELL GORGE

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    Bell Gorge

    Embark on a day trip to Bell Gorge

    Today’s adventure is a return 4WD journey to Bell Gorge, one of the most iconic gorges and waterfalls of the Gibb River Road.

    Making our way further into the King Leopold Ranges that rise to some 950 metres above sea level and passing the old Silent Grove homestead we will enjoy a day of swimming and exploring one of the most impressive waterfalls and gorges of the Gibb River Road.

    At its entrance, Bell Gorge has a stunning permanent waterfall. Torrents of water flowing north west over the millennia from the King Leopold Range have cut down through the ancient sandstone rocks to form a spectacular gorge. At 300 metres above sea level it is the beginning of a series of waterfalls and rapids some 80 kilometres long descending through the King Leopold and Isdell Ranges to Walcott Inlet before entering the Timor sea at Yule Entrance.

    Bell Gorge is a great spot for swimming, photography and for enjoying the best of what nature has to offer. After a relatively moderate one kilometre down hill walk, you will be rewarded with the irresistible opportunity to take your first swim in a magical Kimberley waterhole at the top of the falls.

    The more adventurous may choose to venture further and climb down to the bottom of the waterfall and enjoy a thunderous refreshing shower in the crystal-clear waters of the plunge pool. You may even spot a “Mertens Water Monitor” sunning itself on the rock ledges, or rock wallabies resting in the shade of the overhanging ledges. Afterwards we will head back to Mt Hart for a relaxed dinner and our last night’s stay.

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    DAY 7
    MOUNT HART - HOME VALLEY STATION (1 NIGHT)

    Once a working Cattle Station, Home Valley Station is brimming with natural attractions and is the perfect base for exploring the rugged Kimberley landscape.

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    Home Valley Station

    Relax in a gorgeous outback lodge

    There is a lot of exploring ahead of us today!

    Today our journey continues along the Gibb River Road to Home Valley Station through the savannah grasslands of the central Kimberley plateau, crossing numerous rivers, including the Gibb and Durack before late in the day descending off the plateau to spectacular sunset views of the Cockburn Ranges in the East.

    Home Valley Station is an outback adventure playground of nature’s with a breath taking combination of towering gorges, sparkling waterfalls, billabongs, and stunning ancient landforms and ranges.

    Located close to the mighty Pentecost River, at the foot of the Cockburn Range, it is a training base for indigenous people to learn hospitality and pastoral skills and it is sure to impress with its modern comfortable accommodation and unique rustic outback decor.

    You will enjoy a fine meal in the uniquely decorated restaurant bar, and often live country entertainment is provided.

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    DAY 8
    HOME VALLEY STATION - KUNUNURRA (2 NIGHTS)

    Kununurra is the gateway town to the East Kimberley, and a great base if you’d like to explore some of Western Australia’s most remarkable natural attractions, including World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and its beehive-shaped Bungle Bungle Range.

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    Kununurra

    Relax in the world famous El Questro Station

    Our adventure continues as we travel to the World famous El Questro Station. The Station is one of the most iconic cattle stations on the Gibb River Road, best known for its luxurious Homestead Accommodation which attracts the rich and famous from around the world.

    We cross the iconic Pentecost River Crossing with its amazing backdrop of the ramparts of the Cockburn Ranges. After a short drive, we will arrive at Zebedee Springs. This natural oasis is a short easy walk along a shady trail, which leads to a series of rocky thermal pools. Set at the base of sheer cliffs these thermal springs are the perfect place to relax and restore.

    Under a canopy of tall lush green Livistona Palms and surrounding towering red cliffs, we will soak in the natural spas of the warm spring waters of Zebedee Springs.

    Shortly after leaving Zebedee Springs we will complete the iconic Gibb River Road and our adventure continues as we visit the original town of the East Kimberley, Wyndham where we drive to the top of the Bastion Range where we will see the 5 major rivers of the East Kimberley enter Cambridge Gulf.

    The Five Rivers Lookout sits at the summit of Wyndham’s Bastion Range, which at its highest point of 360 metres above the township

    We will enjoy lunch with very impressive views of the 5 major rivers of the East Kimberley entering the mangrove-lined and dangerous tidal waters of Cambridge Gulf, the home of a very large population of saltwater crocodiles.

    This afternoon we arrive in Kununurra, the newest town in Western Australia. Kununurra came to be in the 1960’s due to the development of the Ord Irrigation Scheme. The Ord River Scheme was an idea to harness the vast amounts of water from the Wet season, which was being wasted and to use the rich black soil.

    You will check into a comfortable ensuite deluxe cabins, perhaps enjoy a swim in the delightful tropical pool, before dinning in one of the local restaurants or taverns and retiring to a comfortable night’s sleep.

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    DAY 9
    KUNUNURRA

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    Explore Kununurra

    Cruise down the gorgeous Ord River & Lake Argyle

    Enjoy some free time this morning exploring the town of Kununurra. After a drive to Lake Argyle, we will enjoy a spectacular cruise on the placid waters of Ord River, returning to Kununurra. This is sure to be a day that will be a highlight of your tour.

    Lake Argyle is Western Australia’s largest and Australia’s second largest freshwater man-made reservoir by volume. The reservoir is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. The primary inflow is the Ord River, while the Bow River and many other smaller creeks also flow into the dam.

    The construction of the Ord River Dam was completed in 1971 by the American Dravo Corporation and officially opened in 1972. The Dam is 335 metres long and 98 metres high.

    The lake was named after the historic cattle station Argyle Downs settled by the famous Durack family in the 1880’s. The homestead and most of the station are now submerged beneath the lake.

    The islands and wetlands have become the home of a thriving habitat of migrating waterbirds and an estimated population of 25,000 harmless freshwater crocodiles. It is now an Internationally recognised Wetland.

    After a unique cruise down the Ord River to Kununurra we will settle back into our accommodation at the Ivanhoe Village Resort.

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    DAY 10
    KUNUNURRA - PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK (1 NIGHT)

    Earning a place on the National and World Heritage lists, Purnululu National Park is home to the Bungle Bungle Range of Western Australia's Kimberley region.

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    Purnululu National Park

    Marvel at the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range

    We again cross the picturesque Diversion Dam that forms Lake Argyle and once again are travelling the Great Northern Highway as we head towards the magnificent World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, the home of the Bungle Bungle Range.

    We follow the spectacular Carr Boyd Ranges that formed the eastern boundary of the ancient Kimberley continent that in ancient times slammed into Australia creating mountains higher than the current day Himalayas.

    On the way will pass through Warmun, a quiet and tiny Aboriginal settlement. Known as Turkey Creek for most of its life, in recent times it has reverted to the “Kitja” name for the area, “Warmun.”

    The local “Kitja” people have constructed an impressive indigenous art gallery and promote the town as the principal access point to the Purnululu National Park and the famous Bungle Bungle Ranges.

    A short drive later we commence the slow, but interesting 53 kilometre 4WD trek from Great Northern Highway into the national park. We will pass through the Osmand Range and cross the Halls Creek Darwin Fault, the longest continuous fault line in the World. The trek will involve several water crossings, and at times can be quite rough going.

    Arriving at the Park Entrance and Visitor Centre there will be time for a comfort stop and the opportunity to pick up a souvenir of your visit to this iconic location. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the southern section of the park with our bus parking right next to the amazing banded sandstone bee hive domes at Piccaninny Creek carpark, where there is easy access into the gorges of the main Bungle Bungle Range massif.

    You will have time take an easy walk on the Bee Hive Domes Loop Walk Trail as we make our way into the incredible Cathedral Gorge, with the reward of the incredible amphitheatre with its amazing acoustics and waterfall at its end.

    Time permitting, you may further explore Picanniny Creek Lookout and The Window where you will be rewarded with astounding views over the Bungle Bungle Range outliers as Piccaninny Creek winds its way to the Ord River. Carry plenty of water today, as all the walks will be completed before returning to the bus.

    Helicopter flights over the Bungles are available, but not included in the tour price.  Please let us know prior to the tour if you are interested and we can make arrangements for you. (Charged at extra cost)

    Tonight, we stay in comfortable, environmentally friendly safari style accommodation at the Savannah Lodge located within the Purnululu National Park on the banks of Belburn Creek.

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    DAY 11
    PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK - HALLS CREEK (1 NIGHT)

    At the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert and Tanami Desert, Halls Creek is the gateway to a range of renowned natural attractions and outback drives.

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    Halls Creek

    Learn about the land's sacred Indigenous history

    Today after breakfast we will travel to the northern end of the Park with great views of the western walls of the Bungles Massif with its startling rounded domes rising sheer above the plain.

    The area is rich in indigenous heritage and has many sites of significance to the “Kitja” and “Karjanara Jaru” people that inhabited the area for thousand of years.

    We will walk through the very special Echidna Chasm. A spectacular narrow, long chasm, your walk follows the chasm deep into the Bungle Bungle Range. The further you go, the narrower it gets. At times you can touch both sides that rear 200 metres straight up above you with Livistona palms waving from the ridges high above.

    It has striking colour variations, depending on the angle of the sun beaming into the chasm. With luck our visit will co-inside with the few minutes each day when the sun penetrates to the bottom of the chasm in a spectacular display of colour and light.

    The amazing rounded conglomerate boulders strewn along the path provide a clue to the violent geological past and sedimentary origins of the Bungle Bungle Range. This afternoon we will head back out to the Great Northern Highway to continue our journey to Halls Creek.

    After a long but unforgettable day you will enjoy a scrumptious Kimberley dinner before settling in for our overnight stay.

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    DAY 12
    HALLS CREEK - FITZROY RIVER (1 NIGHT)

    The mighty Fitzroy River is one of the Kimberley region’s most important and iconic waterways, carving out ancient gorges and flowing through rugged hills and plains for a distance of 750 kilometres.

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    Fitzroy River

    Immerse yourself in natural history as you cruise on Geikie Gorge

    Gold was first discovered in Western Australia at Halls Creek by Charlie Hall on Christmas Day in 1885. Today Halls Creek is a trading and administrative centre for this vast pastoral area. You will have the opportunity to visit the Halls Creek Visitor Centre with it great collection of mementos and souvenirs of the area.

    Leaving Halls Creek we skirt the southern edge of the Kimberley plateau as we drive through huge cattle stations on our way to Fitzroy Crossing. We will learn of the early pastoralists and their epic droves of mobs of cattle from Eastern Australia and their isolated and difficult lives in a harsh, remote and unfamiliar country.

    This will be our second encounter with the mighty Fitzroy River, where it has carved through an ancient limestone barrier reef creating Geikie Gorge.

    It presents stunning photo opportunities with the reflections of the colourful limestone cliffs and freshwater crocodiles sunning on the banks and in the placid pools, that later turn into raging torrents in the Wet Season.

    On our included cruise we will hear from an expert guide and will learn of the indigenous culture and bush tucker of the indigenous “Banuba” people and the natural history of the area we cruise on Geikie Gorge.

    Tonight we will be accommodated in luxury safari tents on the banks of the Fitzroy River that have to be dismantled each year because of flooding and dine in the excellent restaurant of the Fitzroy River Lodge, another indigenous owned and managed tourism facility in the Kimberley.

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    DAY 13
    FITZROY RIVER LODGE - BROOME (1 NIGHT)

    About today:

    Windjana Gorge

    Enjoy lunch at the colourful and rugged Windjana Gorge

    We start our final day early as we explore more of the Napier Range.

    Our first stop is Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system was the hiding spot for the aboriginal outlaw “Jandamarra”, and we will take a unique torch light walking tour (wading in some places) along the underground bed as it flows beneath the range.

    The Lennard River also carves its way through the range at Windjana Gorge and is part of this same ancient Devonian great barrier reef system, that is far larger than the famous Great Barrier Reef, but now exposed on the surface. It was laid down in an ancient sea that covered a large part of the Kimberley in Devonian times, some 350 million years ago.
    The colourful and rugged Windjana Gorge with its vertical limestone cliffs, fossil fish and deep green pools inhabited by dozens of freshwater crocodiles is sure to impress with its distinctive primeval feel and you are sure to capture some amazing photographs.

    After a picnic lunch at Windjana Gorge we say goodbye to the Gibb River Road for the final time and make our way to Broome and check in to our hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner with our fellow adventurers and new friends.

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    DAY 14
    RETURN HOME

    About today:

    An unforgettable adventure

    Return home after an unforgettable short getaway

    This morning after breakfast we will say our farewells and take home a host of special memories. Transfers required to the airport will be made, or you may choose to enjoy a few more days in Broome to enjoy it unique attractions.

    FAQ's for This Package

    Yes, a flight provision is included in this package. You can also use Australian Escapes Free Flights Vouchers at the rate of 1 per traveler to reduce the overall price. Flights prices vary from different starting points so the final price will be confirmed before you decide to proceed.

    All of our travel and tour packages are fully flexible. Each is a TEMPLATE to be used as a framework around which you can customise an itinerary to suit. The minimum numbers are flexible as well and groups can be as small as two people for a self-guided holiday. After discussion, we'll go away and prepare a tour plan (including best value pricing) to suit your ideas and preferences.

    Accommodation is supplied in all destinations on the included itinerary. They will be hotel or cabin-style accommodation rated Bronze or Silver standard. This means, very high quality accommodation. Bedding is arranged to suit the number of persons staying. All accommodation is subject to change subject according to availability however it will be as central as possible and very high quality.

    We try to include as much as possible to avoid any surprises however some optional activities might be offered. Included activities are shown on each listing.

    When you arrive at each destination on your trip your tour director will show you around and point out places of interest.

    General Tour Package FAQ's

    Yes, the idea of our tour packages is to get you to the destinations on the itinerary where you can stay with the main group or go off on your own if you prefer. Flexibility is the essential ingredient.

    Yes, however please ensure that you mention this requirement so we can be certain that arrangements are made where needed. You do need to be traveling with a person who will provide personal assistance.

    Yes, and if rain is forecast you should be prepared with a compact umbrella or rainproof jacket as preferred.

    Yes we do. Dietary requirements affect included set meals and will be taken into consideration during the planning process.

    All tours can be operated on a "Group-guided" basis. A complete "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" manual is supplied to the group leader (trip organizer). Included is a comprehensive daily itinerary, driver instructions and information about each part of your tour to enable you to provide entertaining commentary. Also included are checklists and reminders about daily tasks. The end-result is easy-flowing trip organisation, fewer issues and very happy tour participants. Overall it means less stress and a lot more fun for everyone.

    If a tour director is supplied in an example tour package it will be shown as an inclusion. But this is very flexible and if not included as standard, can be arranged if preferred. If you are part of a social group such as Probus, the trip organiser will often enjoy taking on this role. We provide comprehensive information and guidance for "hands-on" trip organisers. This includes a "how-to" guide and starter information about the places visited on the tour.

    Yes, definitely. All charter tour packages are simply "templates" as a starting point for customising a tour to suit. We then we apply the discounts available to you, your club or corporate group.

    All tour packages are flexible. Various options are already published. (See the Pricing section for the tour you are interested in.) "Join departure" tour types are tours where you can join a tour group leaving on various departure dates. This suit couples and singles. If you represent a club or other group, please click the "Enquiry" button to request pricing for an exclusive charter to suit your group.

    See a list of standard inclusions on the package details page. Some packages have two or three different package classes with different inclusions. Select the optional package class to see included activities. Optional activities are shown separately. Your travel consultant will discuss optional activities with you so you can decide what to include or leave out of your itinerary. You can also swap and change activities. A price variance might apply.

    "Self-guided" (self-drive) is a trip designed for singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people (such as two to four couples) traveling together using a single car or 7 to 12-seater van depending on group size. It means that you drive yourself on the trip. "Group-guided" means the tour is for a larger group on a bus with a professional driver and the group leader (trip organizer) as tour director. A professional tour director can be supplied if required. A "fully-guided" bus tour is operated by a driver-guide or tour director. There are usually preset departures that you can join. Fully-guided tours can also be arranged exclusively for a group and this is called a "group charter".

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    FAQ: Tour package types and flexibility

    What is a "Self-guided" tour?

    This means you are in full control of your trip including driving. You will have a rental car (uncluded in the package) to get you around. The vehicle size varies according to preference and/or group size. Self-guided is aimed at singles, couples and groups of up to 8 people.

    Our job is to organise most things for you in advance saving you a lot of time, stress and money. You'll receive a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information plus a FREE Lonely Planet guide to fill in the gaps. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and to do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Group-guided" tour?

    Group-guided is aimed at groups of 12 or more people. "Group-guided" means you or another person runs the tour as would a tour director. A tour coach and professional driver is supplied.

    The included "Tour Manager Notes & Guide" helps you run the tour, plus you receive a FREE Lonely Planet guide. Included is a complete daily itinerary with lots of helpful information as a well as a driver itinerary.

    We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

    What is a "Fully-guided" tour?

    Fully-guided tours are aimed at larger groups on a charter basis, the same as "Group-guided", except that the tour is run by a professional tour director.

    Transport is a tour coach and professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance saving you a lot of time and money and ensuring a smooth travel experience. There is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously. A fully-guided tour means everyone can relax including the trip organiser.

    What is a "Join departure" tour?

    You join a fully-guided tour that starts on an available departure date. Small and large groups can join a departure, however the tour is focused on the interests of the broader group. You can appoint a leader specifically for your group if preferred to focus on separate interests.

    The tour is run by a professional tour director. Transport can vary from a 8 to 12-seater commuter bus, driven by the tour director, up to a 54-seat luxury coach with professional driver. We organise all aspects of the trip in advance and there is usually considerable flexible time at each destination enabling you to relax and enjoy the location and do things spontaneously.

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