5 Day Tunnel Creek and Cape Leveque Adventure Featuring Horizontal Falls
This great value fully accommodated tour combines the best of the spectacular Kimberley coast with the outback gorges for which the region is known. Plus a Hori zontal Falls Adventure of a lifetime. We stay at one of the West Kimberley’s most iconic cattle stations where a tour of the property takes us through pastoral and river wetlands and we learn about the life of the station men and woman. We also explore Tunnel Creek, photograph freshwater crocodiles, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch inside towering Windjana Gorge.
Returning to Broome we then embark on an amazing adventure by plane and boat to the famous Horizontal Falls, described by David Attenborough as ‘Australia’s most unusual natural phenomenon’. We then visit Aboriginal communities learn first hand of the exotic pearling industry and cruise the pristine waters of the Buccaneer Archipelago. We get off the beaten track and head to stunning Pender Bay where in season the majestic Humpback Whales are often seen prior to returning to Broome after a truly amazing Kimberley experience.
Day 1 Sunday : Kimberley Cattle Station Experience, Derby
An early morning start sees us travelling through the remote and beautiful landscape of the Western Kimberley, learning of local history, people and the environment as we cross the mighty Fitzroy River. We continue on to the famous Boab Prison Tree prior to arriving in the township of Derby located on the tidal mud flats on the edge of the King Sound known for having the highest tidal range of any port in Australia where we have the chance to visit an Aboriginal Art Galley and meet the artists. Heading back to Yeeda Pastoral Company we gain an insight into the day-to-day life on a working cattle station in the Kimberley on a guided tour of the property. Travel along station tracks, through vast paddocks, via cattle watering points and station yards. Take in the millions of acres, catch stockmen at work, and see cattle grazing and wildlife. We learn about the history of the station that goes back to the 1800’s and about how Yeeda came to be one of the most progressive pastoral companies in the Kimberley. This evening we enjoy a delicious long table dinner of Yeeda Beef at the station homestead in evocative outback surroundings before to retiring to our comfortable accommodation in stylish en-suited Eco Tents.
Concludes: Yeeda Station
Day 2 Monday : Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
After a hearty station breakfast we commence our journey on the remote cattle track, the Gibb River Road towards the Napier Range. Once a Devonian reef, these escarpments are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge and then exploring Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre cave system carved through the Range, in which we discover stalactites, secret caves and a variety of wildlife. It is here we also learn the legend of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide out in the late 1800’s. As the sun sets we journey through the Oscar Ranges and groves of majestic Boab trees returning to Broome late in the afternoon.
Concludes: Broome Resort Accommodation
Day 3 Tuesday : Horizontal Falls Adventure
The Kimberley experiences massive tidal movements and there is no better place to witness the power of the tides then the iconic Horizontal Falls. Enjoy a half or full-day adventure, depending on the tides, to one of the jewels of the Kimberley – the Horizontal Waterfalls. A transfer from your Broome accommodation takes you to the airport for your scenic flight out to this amazing natural phenomenon located in stunning Talbot Bay. You will enjoy time out on the water taking in the beauty and nature before an exhilarating fast boat ride through the falls. This is truly a day to remember. Please note that a third party operator provides tours to the Horizontal Falls. Breakfast or Lunch is included today depending on which tour is available – details will be provided at time of booking.
Concludes: Broome Resort Accommodation
Day 4 Wednesday | Beagle Bay, Pearl Farm, Sunset Boat Cruise
Departing Broome early this morning, we journey up the spectacular Dampier Peninsula, also known as ‘Dampier Land’. Largely Aboriginal-owned land, the Dampier is a delight for travellers seeking a Kimberley experience that is culturally rewarding in a beautiful environment. Travelling up the red ‘pindan’ 4WD track, we hear about the peninsula’s fascinating place in Australia’s history from our guided commentary. Our first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church and its glimmering pearl shell altar, where we enjoy morning tea. Arriving at beautiful Kooljaman on the tip of Cape Leveque we have time to swim and beachcomb on the pristine beach. After lunch we journey across to Cygnet Bay where we join a fascinating Pearl Farm Tour learning about the world’s largest and most beautiful pearls that have been farmed in these waters for generations by the family owned business. Later this afternoon we take to the waters on a sunset cruise in the picturesque Buccaneer Archipelago.
Concludes: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
Day 5 Thursday : Pender Bay, Bush Tucker Tour
After a relaxing breakfast we travel back along the Cape Leveque Road before joining a sandy coastal track that takes us to sublime Pender Bay where we enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the migration grounds of the humpback whale. We then tour the innovative Gubinge (Kakadu Plum) Processing Facility and learn of the amazing natural benefits of this native bush food and the savannah enrichment project in this majority Indigenous owned business (subject to access and seasonal opening – if not available an alternative experience may be substituted). After an incredible journey to one of Australia’s most stunning best-kept secrets we arrive.
On tour we stay in stylish, purpose built safari tents, featuring comfortable beds and ensuites. Our tours that overnight in Broome feature a minimum of 4-star accommodation.
• Yeeda Cattle Station: En-suited Eco Tent (1N)
• Broome 4 Star Resort Accommodation (2N)
• Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm: En-suited Eco Tent (1N)
All meals are included in your tour price. (For tours that overnight in Broome some meals are not included).
• 2 x Breakfast, 5 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
• Authentic Cattle Station Stay and 4WD Tour
• Tunnel Creek Tour
• Windjana Gorge including a Picnic Lunch inside the Gorge
• Aboriginal Art Centre
• The Prison Boab Tree
• Horizontal Falls Adventure
• Beagle Bay Church
• Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour
• Sunset Boat Cruise
• Swim at Cape Leveque Beaches
• Remote Pender Bay
• Bushtucker Tour
• Small Group – 8 Guests Maximum on the 4WD Tours
• Guaranteed Departure with 2 Guests
• Friendly Experienced Driver Guide
• All Meals Included
• All En-suited Accommodation
• 2 Nights 4 Star Accommodation in Broome
• Comfortable Air-conditioned 4WD
• Famous Horizontal Falls Adventure including Scenic Flight
• Aboriginal Art Gallery Visit
• Working Cattle Station & Pearl Farm Stays
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2021 - 2022 season. The 2021 - 2022 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2021 - 31st March 2022. The 2022 - 2023 season rates commence on the 1st April 2022.