Kimberley Dreaming FULL

Fri 14 Aug to Sat 22 Aug 2020 (9 Days)
$3,940 (Seniors $3,790) S/Supp $820
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!

 

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Day 1

Fly to Kununurra where you will be greeted by your team. We visit  Ivanhoe Crossing and Mirima National Park also commonly known as Hidden Valley, 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)

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Day 2

Today we take a tour to Wyndham, one of Western Australia’s oldest towns. We will visit Five Rivers Lookout at the Bastions, followed by a tour of the old town. Later in the day 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 opportunity to fly over  the Bungle Bungles. (Own Expense)

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Day 3

We start the day with a fantastic cruise up the Ord River to Lake Argyle. We spot crocodiles and birdlife before reaching the dam wall, which holds back the equivalent of 21 Sydney Harbour waters. We are met by our driver and taken to the lookout for a stunning view over the lake and Ord River. Tonight we settle into our accommodation at Lake Argyle Resort for 2 nights. There will be time to relax, take a swim in the beautiful infinity pool, before our pre dinner drinks and evening meal. “Oh this is the life” (cruise included in fare. B,D)

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Day 4

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 “Durack Homestead” – a slice of iconic Australian history. The magnificent homestead was originally built in 1895 by the Durack family on Argyle Downs Station (now mostly submerged by the lake).  Later we enjoy a Cruise of the Lake. We soak up the atmosphere and the beauty of the region that is the Kimberley, before enjoying your evening meal. (Helicopter and cruise included in fare, B)

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Day 5

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)

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Day 6

We start the day with a trip to old Halls Creek.  This is a very significant place. It is the site of the first gold discovery in Western Australia and where the WA gold rushes began. In 1885 Charles Hall found a 28 ounce nugget. Men (very few women) soon streamed into the interior in search of their fortune. Also we check out “China Wall”.  China Wall is a natural vein of sub-vertical white quartz rising up to 6 metres above the surrounding country in places.  This striking formation transects the country for many kilometres, rising high out of the ground and then disappearing back into the earth again. Later we enjoy a stop at Mary River for an afternoon cuppa and then we continue to our evening stop, which is Fitzroy Crossing. (B,D)

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Day 7

Departing Fitzroy Crossing, we travel towards Tunnel Creek.  Tunnel Creek National Park covers 91 hectares in the Napier Range, a range that can also be seen at Windjana Gorge. The main feature of the park is of course the 750 metre tunnel that a creek has worn through the Napier Range. The tunnel is the oldest cave system in Western Australia. It became famous in the late 1800s. Aboriginal leader and “outlaw” Jandamarra (better known as “Pigeon”) was using the “Cave of Bats” as his hideout. We explore the tunnel and its mysteries before making our way to Windjana Gorge.  Windjana Gorge is 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. Its here we investigate this wonderful area. Later we travel along part of the Gibb River Road to our accommodation. (B,L,D)

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Day 8

We head towards Broome today, but first we visit Derby and the Famous Prison Tree. Derby’s claim to fame is having the highest tides of any Australian port. 11 m (36 feet) of tidal difference means there is an enormous amount of water rushing in and out every 6 hours. Derby calls itself the “Home of the Boab Tree”.  Boabs are used as street trees and give the town a special character. We check out the jetty before making our way to Broome. In the afternoon we head to Cable Beach and enjoy fish and chips at this Iconic spot in the Kimberley. (B,D)

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Day 9

Today is all about Broome.  We have a town tour before you explore this pearling town. Shop for pearls in Chinatown; see dinosaur footprints and birdwatch in Roebuck Bay or you can stroll through the famous Broome markets.  Whatever you’re fancy, Broome will captivate you. Later we catch our flight home after an amazing tour of the Kimberley. (B)

Tunnel Creek

Windjana Gorge

Ord River Cruise

Cockburn Range

Durack Homestead

Wyndham

Five Rivers Lookout

Parry’s Lagoon

Lake Argyle Cruise

The Grotto

Halls Creek

Fitzroy Crossing

China Wall

Helicopter flight

Carr Boyd Ranges

Derby

Broome

Motel/Cabin accommodation

Daily breakfasts, one lunch, seven dinners

 

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