directions_busTours in The Kimberley, Darwin, Broome, Northern Territory, Kununurra, Halls Creek & Fitzroy Crossing

Explore the Kimberley in August 2021 (Darwin to Broome Adventure with the Travel at 60 Community)

Bonus FREE night in Darwin!

Join the Travel at 60 community group and explore the Kimberley region travelling from Darwin to Broome. We're working with a premium coach touring operator to deliver this amazing, comprehensive itinerary - but we need a group to make this happen. Secure your seat now!

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DURATION
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11 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Darwin

Spend one night in Darwin before departing on your journey through the Kimberley.

Cruise ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at a fragrant sandalwood plantation. Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this outback journey also provides opportunities for observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.

Tour Highlights:

LOCAL CONNECTION - Discover the importance of sandalwood to Kununurra as you dine on local produce at the Sandalwood Factory.

INSIDER KNOWLEDGE - Take a local cruise down the Ord River from Lake Argyle to witness the setting sun in Kununurra.

CULTURAL IMMERSION - Support local Aboriginal artists with a visit to Yarliyil Art Centre in the Kimberley, to understand culture sustainability through art.

SUSTAINABLE FOOTPRINTS - National Park fees contribute toward the protection of local marine life and local habitat areas, and fund land-protection projects.

Travelling solo? We can pair you with a fellow traveller of the same gender to avoid the single supplement! Call our Australian travel team on 1300 414 198 for details.

Inclusions

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  • Quality accommodation
  •  Travel by luxury coach
  •  Airport transfers (see flight information below)

Accommodation

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Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin
  • Paraway Motel, Katherine
  • Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra
  • Emma Gorge Resort (tented cabin with private facilities), El Questro
  • Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek
  • Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Need accommodation before or after your tour? Our friendly travel consultants can help with accommodation, flights and travel insurance.

Travel dates

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Your holiday commences in Darwin on Mon 09 Aug 2021 and ends in Broome on Fri 20 Aug 2021

  • Twin share - from $5625 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $7120 (You can also choose to share accommodation with another solo traveller of the same gender and waive the single supplement.)

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this community holiday. We can also book your flights and additional accommodation or sightseeing in Darwin and Broome.

Itinerary

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Mon 09 Aug 21 - Welcome to Darwin

Welcome to the Top End! Your airport transfer will deliver you to your accommodation for the next two nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to take in the sights and sounds of Darwin. Life in cosmopolitan Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital, is vibrant but unhurried.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade (2 nights)

Tue 10 Aug 21 - Darwin

Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure before enjoying an afternoon tour of the city. This afternoon you will enjoy a tour of this tropical city. See the mixture of old and new architectural styles and cultural influences including old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. You'll also see for yourself some of the damage caused to the town during Cyclone Tracy of 1974. Enjoy dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Darwin Waterfront.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Wed 11 Aug 21 - Darwin - Katherine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters of a large military base. A large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defence of their country. This afternoon you continue through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge where you'll really feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. In the afternoon, you’ll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Thu 12 Aug 21 - Katherine - Kununurra

Watch the landscape transform as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum. The homestead was originally built in 1895 by the famous pioneering Durack family on Argyle Downs Station.  Cruise the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra on an exhilarating and educational boat journey where you will experience an abundance of wildlife and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Kimberley. The magical sunset on the water at the end of this journey as you arrive into the town of Kununurra is something you will never forget.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort (2 nights)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Fri 13 Aug 21 - Kununurra

Today you can take an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour of Kununurra, or you may like to join an in depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Alternately join your Travel Director and visit Mirima National Park, which has great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people and features intriguing natural rock formations. Afterwards you'll have time to view the town from Kelly’s Knob Lookout before enjoying a free afternoon to relax and unwind. This evening, you’re invited to a privately hosted ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra’s Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a dinner based on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley, Australia’s next ‘food bowl’.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Sat 14 Aug 21 - Kununurra - Emma Gorge (El Questro Wilderness Park)

Our long-time partners and family at Hoochery Distillery will take you on a guided tour to hear how Spike Desert and his family came to open this award winning rum distillery. The family will take you behind the scenes of the distillery before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Today you get to hit the Gibb River Road and travel to El Questro Wilderness Park for your stay at Emma Gorge Resort. Nestled at the foot of the rusty red Cockburn Ranges, you won't even know the resort is there as you approach down the dusty dirt road, but before you know it, an oasis of native pandanus and palms appear. Staying in safari style tented cabins, you really feel like you're immersed in nature. It's just magic!

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities (2 nights)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Sun 15 Aug 21 - El Questro

This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort's large veranda for a hearty breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you'll travel across the mighty Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before heading back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book on your cabin's veranda or if you have a high level fitness you might take the challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Mon 16 Aug 21 - Emma Gorge - Halls Creek

Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine. Located at the traditional Barramundi Dreaming site at Barramundi Gap, it's the world's largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced 800 million carats of rough diamond since!  A local Indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes look at the diamond mining process and cultural significance of the mine site. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek, situated on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The town is rich in Aboriginal and European history and culture.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Tue 17 Aug 21 - Halls Creek - Fitzroy Crossing

Travel through the Kimberley to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. Stop at an indigenous Art Gallery and experience what the gallery is doing for the local community. This afternoon a beautiful boat cruise with a local guide through the remarkable Geikie Gorge. Discover how the gorge was 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.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Wed 18 Aug 21 - Fitzroy Crossing - Broome

Travel through spectacular landscapes today en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point, whose rugged red cliffs rise in stark contrast to the cobalt blue waters. Relax with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort (2 nights)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Thu 19 Aug 21 - Broome

Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre-book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner overlooking Cable Beach.

Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Fri 20 Aug 21 - Farewell from Broome

Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Why not extend your stay in Darwin or Broome to see more of these regions?

From Darwin you can explore the Top End's national parks and from Broome you can learn about the town's pearling history and how the interesting mix of Asian cultures makes Broome unique or go to the outdoor cinema to see a movie. Why not spend a few days exploring the region and take in the stunning scenery of the Kimberley or head south through the Pilbara region.

If you're in Broome from 23-25 Aug 2021, you'll be able to witness the Staircase to the Moon. This amazing natural phenomenon happens only 3 nights each month and occurs when the full moon rises across Roebuck Bay's exposed flood plains to create the illusion of a staircase leading from the beach directly to the full moon.

Please call our Brisbane-based travel team on 1300 414 198 to book this amazing getaway or for suggestions on how to extend your holiday.

Questions

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Willing to share:
One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you they can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share.

Flight Information:

  • Mon 09 Aug 2021 – flights to arrive any time into Darwin Airport
  • Fri 20 Aug 2021 – flights to depart any time from Broome Airport

Fitness Requirements:

  • A good level of fitness is required to complete the Emma Gorge Walk.

What To Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera and extra sim cards
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimwear and beach towel
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required within 7 days of booking. Balance due XXX 2021.