The Kimberley

Western Australia

The Kimberley- Kununurra to Broome

Day 1 (L,D) HOME, DARWIN
Our journey begins as we fly north to Darwin. On arrival we transfer to our home for the night, the Oaks Elan. Some time to relax before we visit Stokes Wharf where we tour the Royal Flying Doctor Experience then enjoy an outdoor, sunset dinner along the wharf, a unique Darwin experience.
Day 2 (B,L,D) DARWIN, KUNUNURRA
Following a leisurely breakfast we return to Darwin airport to join our flight to Kununurra. Our Young at Heart coach awaits our arrival and we visit Hidden Valley (Mirima) National Park’s 300 million-year-old sandstone formations. Our home for three nights, the Kimberley Grande Hotel.
Day 3 (B,L,D) KUNUNURRA
A leisurely start to our day as we tour around the town visiting Kelly’s Knob Lookout, the Ord irrigation area, the Sleeping Buddha and the wetlands of Lake Kununurra. During the afternoon we visit Kununurra Historical Society, Mount Romance Sandalwood Plantation and Zebra Rock Gallery, home to an extensive display of sculptures and jewellery for sale.
Day 4 (B,L,D) KUNUNURRA
A special morning as we fly over the “lost world” of the Bungle Bungle Ranges, a group of fascinating beehive- like striped rock dome formations. Spectacular scenery from above. Following our flight we tour the historic Durack Homestead and drive along the wall of Lake Argyle Dam to join the Ord River Cruise. We travel by jet boat along the Ord River for 55 kilometres through beautiful scenery pausing for afternoon tea at a riverside camp.
Day 5 (B,L,D) KUNUNURRA, WYNDHAM, HALLS CREEK
Today we visit Wyndham, the most northern port in WA, established during the gold rush days. Great views from Five Rivers Lookout. We then venture along the Great Northern Highway to Warmun (Turkey Creek) and Halls Creek. Our home tonight is the Kimberley Hotel.
Day 6 (B,L,D) HALLS CREEK, FITZROY CROSSING, DERBY
An earlier start this morning as we travel through the heart of the Kimberley to Fitzroy Crossing, where we join the Geikie Gorge Cruise. The striking gorge has been carved by water through ancient coral reefs leaving colourful sheer yellow, orange and grey ochre sculptured cliffs. Following lunch we continue our journey to Derby and our overnight home, the Spinifex Hotel.
Day 7 (B,L,D) DERBY, BROOME
We begin our day with a short town tour of Derby, viewing the famous Boab Prison Tree, believed to be over 1,500 years old and Derby Wharf, which has the largest tidal variance in Australia. We arrive in Broome in time for lunch followed by some free time to browse Chinatown. Prior to dinner we visit the world famous Cable Beach where we enjoy the sunset. Our home for four nights is the Oaks Broome.
Day 8 (B,L,D) COURTHOUSE MARKETS, MANGO PLACE, 12 MILE BIRD PARK
Today is Broome Market day, located in the shade of the trees surrounding the historic Courthouse. Browse the varied stalls selling local produce. We take a drive to The Mango Place, a delightful property located outside of Broome. We enjoy a leisurely lunch outdoors under the shady trees and browse the extensive range of unique mango products. A stroll through the aviaries at 12 Mile Bird Park completes our relaxing day.
Day 9 (B,L,D) BROOME, THOUSAND ISLANDS, CAPE LEVEQUE
Another highlight today. Following breakfast we take a spectacular flight over King Sound and across Stokes Bay to view the Horizontal Waterfalls and the “Thousand Islands” of the Buccaneer Archipelago. We land at Cape Leveque with time to enjoy lunch at the Kooljaman Resort and a stroll along the beautiful beach. Marvel at the picture postcard views of the red Pindan cliffs, white beaches and deep blue waters prior to returning to Broome.
Day 10 (B,L) WILLIE CREEK PEARL FARM, GANTHEAUME POINT
Today we tour the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, located on a picturesque tidal estuary. Watch oyster seeding and cruise the calm waters to observe pearl oysters up close. Following lunch here we travel to Gantheaume Point, spectacular coloured rocks with the blue waters as a backdrop make this a photographer’s delight. Time here for a stroll to absorb the beautiful surroundings.
Day 11 (B,L) BROOME, HOME
Following breakfast we transfer to the airport for our homeward flights completing an enjoyable holiday to a fascinating part of Australia, the remote and inspiring Kimberley region.