Kimberley Complete with Lake Argyle
Discover why the Kimberley is on everybody's bucket list with an an immersive 15 day guided holiday with once-in-a-lifetime inclusions!
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Introducing APT's Kimberley Complete with Lake Argyle remote land journey for 2024. You will be captivated by the Kimberley on this 15-day Broome return journey. Follow the Gibb River Road deep into the vast Western Australian wilderness, visiting natural wonders like the Bungle Bungle Range, Cathedral Gorge, Lake Argyle and Mitchell Falls. See ancient Indigenous rock art and enjoy outback stays at APT's exclusive wilderness lodges and El Questro, plus the luxurious Cable Beach Resort and Spa.
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- Experiences in 17 destinations
- Locally inspired dining – all meals
- The services of an expert APT driver-guide
- Stay at APT's exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges
- Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range
- Admire ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art
- Soar over Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight
- Relax as you soak in Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised
01 – 15 July 2024* Limited availability
12 – 26 August 2024
04 – 18 September 2024
Day 1-15Arrive Broome
Arrive in Broome, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. This evening, a relaxed dinner gives you the chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek
Leave Broome this morning and head to the Boab Prison Tree, believed to be 1,500 years old. Continue along the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where ancient marine fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it's on to Tunnel Creek, Western Australia's oldest cave system. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to discover a serene oasis.
Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge
Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park
Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park today and explore incredible Geikie Gorge, famed for its towering walls that have been bleached white by the baking sun, and the river when it floods. Afterwards, head to Halls Creek, before arriving at Purnululu National Park. Settle into your exclusive lodge before an open-air dinner tonight.
Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge
End your day of discovery by watching the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course.
A full day has been set aside for you to explore Purnululu National Park today, starting with a walk along Piccaninny Creek. This winding gorge is set deep within the Bungle Bungle Range, offering unparalleled views of the beehive domes. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural red rock amphitheatre created by millions of years of water erosion. This spacious cavern is renowned for its acoustics, and you'll see why as you wander through it.
Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm, Lake Argyle
Set out on a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock that reaches a staggering 200 metres in height while only being one metre wide at certain points. Later, travel along the Spring Creek Track to Lake Argyle Resort.
Stay: Two Nights, Lake Argyle Resort
This morning, visit the Argyle Homestead Museum to discover fascinating insights into the lives of early settlers in the Kimberley, including the pioneering Durack family, to whom the museum is dedicated. Embark on a relaxing lunch cruise on Lake Argyle to explore the Main Ord Dam site and Ord River Gorge, stop for a remote island swim and savour a grazing-style lunch. Hear informative commentary from your experienced skipper before returning to the resort for a swim Lake Argyle’s stunning infinity pool.
Parry’s Lagoon, Wyndham, Kununurra
Visit Parry’s Lagoon this morning, home to an array of birdlife. Next, it's on to Wyndham, where you'll soak up sweeping views across Cambridge Gulf and the five rivers that flow into it from Five Rivers Lookout. After lunch, head to Kununurra, known as the eastern gateway to the Kimberley. Enjoy dinner overlooking the river this evening.
Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort
Kununurra, El Questro
Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling refreshed.
This morning, head to El Questro, a sprawling wilderness area which covers 700,000 acres. Enjoy lunch and a swim at the station before visiting the outback oasis that is Zebedee Springs. Settle into your tented cabin at Emma Gorge Resort this evening.
Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort
Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau
Follow the Gibb River Road through some of the most remote and rugged landscapes in Australia this morning. After crossing the mighty Durack River, turn north onto Kalumburu Road, a 267-kilometre stretch of unsealed road which runs all the way to Western Australia's northernmost settlement, Kalumburu. Stop for lunch at Drysdale River Station, about 60 kilometres after the turnoff. Following lunch, continue through spectacular terrain to the isolated Mitchell Plateau, a remote world of Livistona palm forests, beautiful lookouts, magnificent waterfalls and isolated swimming holes.
Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge
Soar over incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight.
Today you have a full day to discover the beauty of Mitchell Falls, with its tiered waterfalls and Indigenous rock art. When available, local Indigenous guides will join the adventure. Begin with a guided hike along the Punamii-Uunpuu walking trail, stopping at Little Mertens Falls to view rarely seen rock art then Big Mertens Falls and, finally, the incredible Mitchell Falls. Take a moment to admire the rugged grandeur of your surrounds, and perhaps cool off in the pools above the crest. Later, experience the majesty of the falls from high above on an included helicopter flight which takes you back to your 4WD vehicle.
Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Drysdale River Station
Admire ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art.
Visit Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art galleries and swim in the clear waters at King Edward River. Cross Drysdale River and arrive at Drysdale River Station.
Stay: Drysdale River Station
Manning Creek, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road
At Manning Creek, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Look out for the region’s bird life and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine water under paperbarks. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole, the ideal spot for a refreshing swim.
Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where spectacular cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. 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.
Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges, Derby, Broome
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel through the Wunaamin Conservation Park to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later this evening, perhaps enjoy a drink before a farewell dinner at your resort.
Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Your journey ends today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions apply: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current as at 30 October 2023 & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to availability, currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable. All passports, visas, travel permits, and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Airfares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice, based in economy class from Sydney and are subject to the carriers' flight schedules and conditions. Please call us for prices from other airports. Travel packages advertised may include multiple products provided by several suppliers to provide a travel itinerary. Each component of the package will be treated independent of each other, and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. Hotels may charge resort fees, or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check-in.
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