10 Day Kimberley Panorama Tour
From cruising the Katherine Gorge to discovering Darwin, see the best the Kimberley has to offer. Cruise through Geikie Gorge and spot wildlife on the Ord River. See the world's largest diamond mine and relax in Broome, the pearling capital.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver.
Day 1: Arrive Broome
On arrival at Broome Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director. Hotel: Mercure Broome, Broome, 2 nights.
Day 2: Broome 'Free Time'
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring this tropical hideaway. You may wish to visit magnificent Cable Beach, one of the most stunning beaches in the world, with 22km of white sand and clear tropical water. There are a number of options available and your Tour Director will be able to help you with suggestions. Perhaps take a spectacular Scenic Flight over the Buccaneer Archipelago or ride a camel at sunset on the beach. Or stroll through Chinatown, home to some of the world's finest pearl showrooms.
Day 3: Fitzroy Crossing
This morning depart for Derby, the oldest established town in the Kimberley, located on the tidal mud flats on the edge of the King Sound. See the famous Boab Prison Tree, believed to be around 1,500 years old and used by the police as an overnight holding cell. Continue on to Fitzroy Crossing. Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing.
Day 4: Geikie Gorge - Halls Creek
Cruise through spectacular Geikie Gorge which has been formed by the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you. Later travel to Halls Creek, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert at the doorstep of the majestic World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. This afternoon you'll have the opportunity to meet and talk with some local indigenous artists. Hotel: Best Western Motel, Halls Creek.
Day 5: Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine
Travel just north of Halls Creek and enter the Argyle mining lease to visit the Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine for a guided tour of the world's largest diamond mine, which produces one quarter of the world's diamond annually. Hotel: Lakeside Resort, Kununurra, 3 nights.
Day 6: Ord River Cruise
Cruise the placid waters of the Ord River from Kununurra to Lake Argyle. This permanent water supply has formed wetland areas, which have become havens for myriads of birds and a variety of marsupials that inhabit the islands in the lake. Then visit the Historic Durack Homestead. See the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, Hidden Valley National Park and visit Kelly's Knob Lookout. Later, travel to Parry Lagoon Nature Reserve. See the birdlife of this region and learn about traditional lifestyles. Continue to Wyndham to the 5 Rivers Lookout for sensational views over the Cambridge Gulf.
Day 7: El Questro
Briefly travel along the Gibb River Road on your way to El Questro Station. Cruise through Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation. You will then have some free time in this serene Wilderness Park. Brimming with natural wonders including magnificent mountain ranges, rambling rivers, gorges, thermal springs and vast stretches of spinifex plain, it is truly one of the world's few remaining wild frontiers.
Day 8: Katherine
You will gain an appreciation of the vastness of this land as you leave Western Australia and journey eastwards into the Northern Territory and on to Katherine. Hotel: Paraway Motel, Katherine.
Day 9: Darwin
Enter Nitmiluk National Park for a magical cruise on the placid waters of the Katherine River through the towering cliffs of two gorges. Continue to the Adelaide River War Cemetery for a visit and inspection, before arriving at Darwin, the tropical capital of the Northern Territory. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city on arrival. Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort, Darwin.
Day 10: Depart Darwin
You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight.
Tour Includes: Full Buffet Breakfasts (9), Lunches (1), Hotel Dinners (7), Twin share rooms with private facilities in quality hotels, welcome drink, travel wallet and map, airport transfers (Day 1 from Broome Airport - flights anytime; Day 10 to Darwin Airport - flights anytime) and hotel porterage.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.