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Untamed Kimberley

11 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

Connect with the natural icons of north-western Australia on this outback encounter tracing epic landscapes from tropical Darwin to Cable Beach in Broome.

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Untamed Kimberley

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    Darwin, Australia

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      iNotes
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Connect with the natural icons of north-western Australia on this outback encounter tracing epic landscapes from tropical Darwin to Cable Beach in Broome - a journey filled with Trafalgar Highlights and pinch-me moments.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WDB

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      21 Meals
      • 10 full buffet breakfasts

      • 2 lunches

      • 9 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Darwin and Broome

        • CRUISE on Katherine Gorge, the Ord River, Chamberlain Gorge and Geikie Gorge

        • SEE native birds and wildlife

        • VIEW magical sunsets near Kununurra and over Cable Beach Broome

        • VISIT Adelaide River War Cemetery, historic Durack Homestead, Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 full buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 9 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Untamed Kimberley

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Darwin

      Indulge your inner adventurer as you prepare to embark on an epic road trip across north-western Australia, starting in cosmopolitan Darwin (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). Take an afternoon tour of the city, then enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a waterfront restaurant.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Mantra on the Esplanade

      2. Darwin - Katherine

      We journey south into the interior, along Stuart Highway. Our first stop is at Adelaide River's poignant War Cemetery, before we continue via Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a moment to connect with your soul-stirring surrounds as you embark on a tranquil cruise along the Katherine Gorge. You'll learn about the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of this wilderness area. Then, 'Dive into Culture' when you meet Tom Curtain who will share the inner workings of life on a cattle station during his insightful and entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Paraway Motel

      3. Katherine - Kununurra (2 Nights)

      The outback landscape transforms dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Stop at the historic Durack Homestead, which was built in 1895 and became one of the most famous social gathering places of East Kimberley. Later, cruise along the Ord River, which provides sanctuary for an abundance of native fish, birds and marsupials. Witness a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Kununurra Country Club Resort

      4. Kununurra Free Time

      A full free day to encounter Kununurra on your terms. Consider an Optional Experience early-morning scenic flight over the beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range, or embark on a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. After time at leisure, 'Connect with Locals' over a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra's sandalwood plantations, featuring locally grown produce.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      5. Kununurra - Emma Gorge (2 Nights)

      The spicy flavours of local rum take centre stage this morning as we embark on a guided tour of an Ord River distillery with a 'Local Specialist'. We continue to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or lurking crocodile. Then, it's on to Gibb River Road where we'll spend the next two nights in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - Emma Gorge Resort. Settle in to your safari-style tented cabin nestled at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities

      6. El Questro Sightseeing

      The sounds of Corellas and Kookaburras kick-start your morning as you enjoy a hearty breakfast at your bush lodgings. We embark on a full-day encounter with the natural splendour of El Questro, which begins on a cruise with a 'Local Specialist' on Chamberlain Gorge, an extensive waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and soaring escarpment. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Cool off in the pool, relax with a good book on your cabin's veranda, or join your Travel Director for a hike to Emma Gorge, followed by a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner with wine

      7. Emma Gorge - Halls Creek

      Join a 'Local Specialist' Aboriginal guide for a tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest source of coloured diamonds. Then, continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Kimberley

      8. Halls Creek - Fitzroy Crossing

      We travel to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing this morning, stopping en route to visit the Mangkaja Art Gallery. Our visit will 'Make a Difference' to the centre's efforts to promote and support local indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise with a 'Local Specialist' through magnificent Geikie Gorge, keeping a keen eye out for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner with wine
      Hotel
      Fitzroy River Lodge

      9. Fitzroy Crossing - Broome (2 Nights)

      Spectacular landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for our drive to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, which includes a visit to the Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point. Admire the rugged red cliffs rising in stark contrast to the surrounding cobalt blue waters, then relax with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

      10. Broome Free Time

      Indulge in some free time today to explore this tropical hideaway. Take a leisurely stroll along Cable Beach and cool off in its refreshing waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. Your journey through north-western Australia almost at its end, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      11. Depart Broome

      Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Broome Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-nz/tours/untamed-kimberley?tripcode=wdb for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the world's largest distiller of sandalwood oil and learn how the company works to support local and global communities through their commitment to quality, sustainability and ethical business. (Day 4)

      • Dive into Culture
        Join Tom Curtain for a taste of the inner workings of an outback Australian cattle station, entwined with live music and humorous bush tales. (Day 2)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in in Kununurra (Day 5), on Chamberlain Gorge cruise (Day 6), at Argyle Diamond Mine (Day 7), on Geike Gorge Cruise. (Day 8)

      • Make a Difference
        Your visit to the Mangkaja Aboriginal Art Gallery will help support local indigenous artist, and this will allow them to continue to express their creativity, showcase their culture and earn a living. Day (8)

      • Stays with Stories
        Learn about the history of El Questro, 283,000 hectares of vast and stunningly beautiful terrain in the heart of the Kimberley, when you stay in safari-style tents at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges. (Day 5)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Darwin and Broome

        • CRUISE on Katherine Gorge, the Ord River, Chamberlain Gorge and Geikie Gorge

        • SEE native birds and wildlife

        • VIEW magical sunsets near Kununurra and over Cable Beach Broome

        • VISIT Adelaide River War Cemetery, historic Durack Homestead, Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 full buffet breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 9 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage, local tips and charges

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

        • All hotel charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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