Wonders of the Kimberley

from £2795
excluding flights *
7 nights May, Aug-Sep

Overview

Spend a week discovering the incredible landscapes of the Kimberley. Ancient gorges, rust-red escarpments and waterfalls cascading into remote waterholes combine to make this little-visited corner of Australia truly unforgettable.

Highlights

  • Explore the regions’ famous gorges including Windjana, Bell and Emma
  • Enjoy sunset drinks in front of the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles
  • Soak in the natural hot pools of Zebedee Springs
  • Stay in exclusive safari-style Wilderness Lodges
  • Navigate the Gibb River Road by 4WD
  • Hike rocky trails and discover secret waterfalls

What's Included

  • Accommodation with private bathroom, in a mix of hotels and wilderness lodges
  • All meals
  • All transportation by custom designed 4WD vehicles
  • Services of an experienced Driver Guide throughout
  • All sightseeing excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

Travelling by 4WD from Broome, your adventure begins as you head into the outback on the famous Gibb River Road. Explore Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Bell Gorge and then continue to the 700,000 acre El Questro, a working cattle station. Spend 2 nights in the heart of Purnululu National Park, where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset over the striking domes of the Bungle Bungles, before finishing the tour in Kununurra.

Throughout the tour your guide will be on hand to explain the geology and natural history of the region, point out birdlife and other wildlife, and ensure you have time to cool off in all the best waterholes. Your nights will be spent in exclusive safari-style tented lodges, providing comfort in the heart of the wilderness and allowing you to enjoy a full immersion into the sights and sounds of the Kimberley.

Maximum group size: 22

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Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares start from around £730 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin price (pp)
06 May 2020 8 days £2,795
13 Aug 2020 8 days £2,795
06 Sep 2020 8 days £2,795

What's Included

  • Return airport-hotel transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation with private bathroom, in a mix of hotels and wilderness lodges
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) & 7 dinners (D)
  • Welcome reception
  • All transportation by custom designed 4WD vehicles
  • Services of an experienced Driver Guide throughout
  • All sightseeing excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1 Arrive in Broome

Arrive in Broome, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore this fascinating town. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and meet your fellow travellers before your journey commences. Overnight|: Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (D)

Day 2 Boab Prison Tree, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge

Travel to Derby and visit the Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be more than 1,500 years old and measuring 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they were walked to Derby. Today, the hollow tree is a registered Indigenous site of great cultural significance. At Bandilngan Windjana Gorge National Park, visit Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above glistening white sands. Admire ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and scour the banks for freshwater crocodiles. Continue on to Dimalurru Tunnel Creek National Park and explore Tunnel Creek. With torch in hand, wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel, emerging on the other side to the sight of a tranquil and stunning oasis. Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, your home for the next two nights. Situated in an enviable position, with a sprawling lawn on which to relax and unwind, it offers stunning views of the King Leopold Range. Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (BLD)

Day 3 Bell Gorge

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. Overnight: Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge (BLD)

Day 4 El Questro, Zebedee Springs

Arrive at El Questro, a working cattle station covering a staggering 700,000 acres. Soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised. Overnight: Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro (BLD)

Day 5 Purnululu National Park

Travel to the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park. Settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in the heart of this stunning national park. Overnight: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (BLD)

Day 6 Purnululu National Park, Cathedral Gorge

Today, explore the magic of Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the range (own expense). This evening join the group for drinks as the sun sets over the striking dome formations of the iconic Bungle Bungle massif. Overnight: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (BLD)

Day 7 Echidna Chasm, Kununurra

Join a hike to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock. Farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel along the Spring Creek Track through glorious rugged red landscapes to Kununurra, the gateway to the eastern Kimberley and the home of the Ord River Scheme, one of Australia’s greatest engineering feats. Overnight: Kununurra Country Club Resort (BLD)

Day 8 Depart Kununurra

Your tour concludes today after breakfast, with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Exclusive Wilderness Lodges

One of the key highlights of your Kimberley adventure is the chance to stay in some exclusive wilderness lodges. Modelled on safari-style tented camps, these remote eco-lodges offer a superb level of comfort in the heart of the wilderness.

Each tented cabin features private ensuite facilities with hot showers, flushing toilet, comfortable king or twin beds and outside deck, whilst every lodge has a well equipped bar and lounge in which to relax. A 3-course dinner will be served under the stars, and a hearty buffet breakfast will set you up for the next day’s adventures.

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
The Bell Gorge Lodge is situated on Aboriginal land, just off the Gibb River Road, in an area of quintessential Aussie outback. Spend the day exploring gorges and creeks before retiring to your private deck for spectacular views of the King Leopold Escarpment

Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge
Located in the heart of Purnululu National Park, this Lodge provides easy access to the Bungle Bungles and Echidna Chasm, with the chance to enjoy sundowner drinks overlooking the iconic domes of the Bungle Bungles. An exciting new menu is available from 2020, designed by Masterchef John Torrode.

Outback Accommodation at Emma Gorge Resort, El Questro
Independently owned, the Emma Gorge Resort offers a similar style of tented accommodation on the property of El Questro Station. Immersed in an oasis of palm trees and surrounded by the rust-coloured escarpments of the Cockburn Ranges, this larger lodge also features a restaurant and pool.

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