Fri 18 – Sat 26 Jun 2021 (9 days)
Seniors $3990 Adults $4140 Single Supp $890
Explore the stunning scenery of Western Australia’s popular Kimberley region. Massive boab trees dotting the landscape, rugged mountain ranges and long winding rivers, will keep you mesmerized, and the variety of wildlife will keep your cameras clicking.
Fly to Kununurra where you will be greeted by the Aussie Redback team. We visit Ivanhoe Crossing and Mirima National Park (commonly known as Hidden Valley, and often referred to as a mini version of the Bungle Bungles). Later onto our accommodation for a 2 night stop over and “meet and greet” with other passengers – a wonderful way to start the tour. (D)
Today we take a tour to Wyndham, one of WA’s oldest towns. We visit Five Rivers Lookout at the Bastions, followed by a tour of the old town. Later we visit Parry’s Lagoon, an oasis for birdlife and crocodiles; and The Grotto, soaking up the natural beauty of the Kimberley wilderness and what is a small, natural amphitheatre! (B,D) This morning there is an opportunity to fly over the Bungle Bungles (own expense).
We start the day with a cruise up the Ord River to Lake Argyle, spotting crocodiles and birdlife before reaching the dam wall, which holds back the equivalent of 21 Sydney Harbour waters. Later we drive to the lookout for a stunning view over the lake and Ord River. We stay at Lake Argyle Resort for two nights and this afternoon there will be time to relax, take a swim in the beautiful infinity pool, and then enjoy pre-dinner drinks and evening meal. “Oh, this is the life”!(B,D)
Sightseeing from the air this morning with Helicopter flights of Lake Argyle and the surrounding area. From up here we see the vast expansion of the “Lake” in all her splendour. We take a tour of the magnificent “Durack Homestead”which was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station. Later we enjoy a cruise of the Lake before enjoying your evening meal. (Optional helicopter flight over Lake Argyle – own expense). (B)
Departing Kununurra, we head to Warmun for a morning tea stop. From here we travel to the town of Halls Creek, situated in the heart of the Kimberley. Halls Creek is the gateway to a range of world-renowned natural attractions, one being the China Wall, which we visit tomorrow. But for now we explore the town and settle into our accommodation. (B,D)
We start the day with a trip to old Halls Creek, the site of the first gold discovery in WA, and where the WA gold rushes began. We also check out “China Wall” – a natural vein of sub-vertical white quartz rising up to 6 metres above the surrounding country in places. we enjoy a stop at Mary River for an afternoon cuppa and then continue to our evening stop – Fitzroy Crossing. (B,D)
Departing Fitzroy Crossing, we travel towards Tunnel Creek National Park in the Napier Range, a range that can also be seen at Windjana Gorge. The main feature of the park is the 750 metre tunnel that a creek has worn through the Napier Range. The tunnel is the oldest cave system in WA and it became famous in the late 1800s when Aboriginal leader and “outlaw” Jandamarra was using the “Cave of Bats” as his hideout. We explore the tunnel and its mysteries before making our way to Windjana Gorge – a 3.5 km gorge, carved out of the Napier Range by the Lennard River. The walls on both sides of Windjana Gorge are 30 to 100 metres high, and the gorge is over 100 metres wide. Later we travel along part of the Gibb River Road to our accommodation. (B,L,D)
We head to Broome today, visiting Derby and the Famous Prison Tree on the way. In the afternoon we head to Cable Beach to enjoy a famous Broom sunset before heading back to our motel for dinner. (B,D)
You will have a Broome town tour and time to shop for pearls in Chinatown, see dinosaur footprints and birdwatch in Roebuck Bay or just stroll through the famous Broome markets. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Flights to and from Perth
Ord River cruise
Five Rivers Lookout
Lake Argyle cruise
Flights over Bungle Bungles-optional
Carr Boyd Ranges
Meals where indicated on itinerary
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