Jewels of the Kimberley & Faraway Bay 2024

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Fully Accommodated Luxury Camps & Lodges
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15 Days Broome to Darwin

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Two spectacular scenic helicopter flights at the Mitchell Falls and Bungle Bungles

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Your Adventure Begins in Broome
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
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Please check your required arrival time with the office before booking your flights.

Today you will be greeted by our friendly and professional Tour Director before checking in to the iconic Cable Beach Club Resort where you will stay for the next two nights. The remainder of the day is free to spend at your leisure, before viewing a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset from the resort prior to your welcome dinner. Meals: D

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Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
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Start your afternoon with a sensational half day adventure to Horizontal Falls. Described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘one of the greatest natural wonders of the world’, the falls are created when the 2nd largest tides in the world hurtle through two narrow coastal gorges. First, enjoy a 50-minute seaplane flight and land on the calm waters of Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago. Then, we cruise through the falls and surrounding bays and creeks before heading back to Broome.

Later today, join us for a town tour or relax at the resort until dinner. Tonight, we gather for dinner again at the Sunset Bar & Grill. Meals: (B,L,D)

Note: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures seaplanes are governed by individual guests’ weight and therefore all guests must declare their accurate weights (with clothes on) at the time of booking. All guests are weighed upon boarding for weight verification and safe loading of the aircraft. In addition to the individual weights, they also have an upper weight limit of no more than 120kg.

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Broome – Derby – Fitzroy Crossing
Fitzroy River Lodge
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Today we depart Broome and head for Derby. Enjoy a look around town and visit the Boab Prison Tree before joining the start of the Gibb River Road.
We visit an Art gallery before visiting Dimalurru (Tunnel Creek), where water has carved a large tunnel through the limestone Napier Ranges. At 750m long and up to 20m in height in places, this was formed 350 million years ago as part of an ocean reef system.

Later today we continue to Fitzroy Crossing, arriving late-afternoon to check in to the Fitzroy River Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

*We recommend packing water/reef shoes to take part in the Tunnel Creek walk

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Fitzroy Crossing – Halls Creek – Bungle Bungles
Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge
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This morning we depart Fitzroy Crossing and continue along the Great Northern Highway before we turn off the highway to Mt Pierre Station where we will veer onto a track that will lead us to Mimbi Caves.

Your local guide will take you through this natural wonder which is part of the 350 Million-year-old Devonian Reef system. This amazing cave system will take your breath away with its vivid colours and limestone rock formations.

Listen to Dreamtime stories and learn about one of the most significant Devonian fossil sites in the world from the local Gooniyandi people. Enjoy freshly brewed tea and damper made the traditional way by your guides using native seeds.

We travel to Halls Creek for lunch. This afternoon we continue east and turnoff to the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park (the Bungle Bungles). Enjoy two nights at the Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge, owned by Outback Spirit in partnership with Aviair/Helispirit. The lodge features comfortable cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Meals: B.L.D

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Exploring the Bungle Bungles
Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge
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Today we explore the wonders of Purnululu, including its unique orange and black beehive shaped domes. First up, enjoy a breathtaking 18-minute scenic helicopter flight over the park with a bird's eye view of its astounding natural features. Afterwards enjoy a walk along Piccaninny Creek to the mind boggling natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge. Then follow the 'dome trail' for a closer inspection of the park's unique geological formations.

This afternoon we'll head to the northern region of the Bungle Bungles to visit Echidna Chasm before returning to the lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Please Note: Weight limits apply to all scenic flights

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North to Wyndham & Kununurra
Kununurra Country Club Resort
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Today we farewell the Bungle Bungles and travel north to Wyndham. Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout, with dramatic views over Cambridge Gulf. After a picnic lunch we make our way to Kununurra and check in to the centrally located Kununurra Country Club for our overnight stay. The rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Meals: B.L.D

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Ord River Cruise – El Questro
Emma Gorge Resort
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This morning we head to the banks of Lake Kununurra to board our sensational three-hour cruise up the Ord River. Enjoy the mesmerising scenery and diverse wildlife as your skipper takes you upstream to Lake Argyle, with expert commentary along the way. Once we reach the dam wall we board our coach and return to Kununurra by road, stopping off at the Argyle Homestead Museum along the way. Located at the base of the Cockburn Range, our home for the next two nights is Emma Gorge Resort, where we stay in unique tented cabins. Meals: B.L.D

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Exploring El Questro
Emma Gorge Resort
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This morning we head deeper into this iconic Kimberley wilderness park to Chamberlain Gorge, a beautiful three-kilometre-long fresh waterhole bound by towering escarpment. Enjoy a 90-minute gorge cruise and feed some of the cheeky Archerfish before returning to Emma Gorge Resort via the Station township.

After lunch, enjoy a guided walk up to the stunning Emma Gorge waterfall (2.5 hours return – a good level of fitness required, but well worth it.). Enjoy a swim in the large rock pool at the base of the falls and marvel at the beauty of the gorge, one of the best in the Kimberley. Upon returning to the resort, the rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure before re-grouping for dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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Zebedee Springs – Gibb River Road – Drysdale
Drysdale River Station
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You'd be hard pressed to find a better way to start the day than a swim in the warm, crystal clear waters of Zebedee Thermal Springs. We'll spend a relaxing morning here before resuming our journey west along the Gibb River Road.

Cross the mighty Pentecost River and continue past Ellenbrae Station to the 'Y' junction. From here we follow the Kalumburu Road to Drysdale River Station, which runs 9,000 head of cattle across more than 1 million acres. We spend the night here in comfortable station cabins with private ensuite bathrooms. Meals: B.L.D

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King Edward River – Mitchell Plateau
Ngauwudu Safari Camp
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This morning we continue north along the Kalumburu Road before turning onto the Mitchell Plateau track. After fording the King Edward River we'll visit a series of spectacular Wanjina rock art galleries, known as some of the best in the Kimberley.

After a picnic lunch we drive through an ancient Livistona Palm forest before arriving on the Mitchell Plateau mid-afternoon.

Featuring deluxe Safari Suites with ensuite bathrooms, quality furnishings and large balconies, Outback Spirit's Ngauwudu Safari Camp is the most luxurious and spacious accommodation on the Mitchell Plateau. Built exclusively for Outback Spirit guests, it's truly a magical spot to spend the next two nights of our adventure and the ideal base from which to discover the Mitchell Plateau and Mitchell Falls.

This afternoon, take a dip in the camp's private palm fringed waterhole or simply relax in your safari suite. Enjoy a drink around the campfire at sunset before retreating to the restaurant for dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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Exploring Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls)
Ngauwudu Safari Camp
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A big walk today, but also a big highlight! After a short drive to the ranger station we'll set off on a guided 4km walking tour to the incredible Mitchell Falls (good level of fitness and mobility required). Along the way we'll discover rarely seen Gwion and Wanjina rock art galleries, accompanied by a local expert guide from Kandiwal Community. The walk also takes us past Mertens Falls before arriving at the top of the Mitchell Falls, one of the most awe-inspiring wonders of the Kimberley.

After a picnic lunch and enough time to admire the falls we'll take to the skies for a spectacular helicopter flight (included) back to where the walk started. Viewing the falls and surrounding landscape from the air is an absolute highlight, and a great way to finish off the experience. Once we're on the ground at the ranger station, we return to the camp for a well-earned rest and perhaps a swim in the palm fringed creek. Meals: B.L.D

Please Note: For passengers not wishing to do the Mitchell Falls walk there is an option to fly down by helicopter. An Outback Spirit guide will still escort you. The flight cost is an additional cost. Please note: Weight limits apply to all scenic flights

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Mitchell Plateau – Faraway Bay
Faraway Bay
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This morning we head to the Mitchell Plateau airstrip for our scenic flight over the Kimberley coast to Faraway Bay. Our aircraft for the morning is Outback Spirit's state-of-the-art Cessna Grand Caravan, featuring a high wing for excellent visibility, air-conditioning and turbine reliability. Viewing the Kimberley coast from the air is a highlight, and this morning’s flight will take us over Admiralty Gulf and Vansittart Bay. We then land at Faraway Bay, the northernmost lodge in Western Australia. Spend the next two nights in rustic yet comfortable cabins featuring ensuite bathrooms and stunning views of the bay.

Faraway Bay is an award-winning coastal lodge nestled on a rocky hilltop overlooking the turquoise Timor Sea. Located 280 kilometres north-west of Kununurra, this far north area of Western Australia is a remote and spellbinding part of the Kimberley. With King George Falls just a short boat trip away, this unique wilderness retreat offers an experience you will never forget.

Later we return to the lodge for sunset drinks before dinner in Eagle Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Note: Passengers will need to pack down to 1 bag between 2 due to weight restrictions on the flight to Faraway Bay. Single passengers will need to re-pack into a smaller bag. Please note: Weight limits apply to all scenic flights.

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King George Falls Marine Adventure
Faraway Bay
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It’s now time for one of the major highlights of your adventure: King George Falls. After waking up to birdsong and breakfast made with produce from the Ord River region, we’ll head off with the lodge's expert skipper and guides for an unforgettable marine adventure.

The King George River is one of WA’s most magnificent treasures, famous for its enormous twin waterfalls that stand over 70m high and descend into the Timor Sea. From a cultural point of view, the river is highly significant to the Balanggarra people. To them the Falls are the male and female Wunkurr (Rainbow Serpents).

Along the coast to the King George River we travel past Koolama Bay where the merchant vessel ‘Koolama’ was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. Hear about the amazing story of survival and mutiny, and the untimely and unfortunate end to the ‘Koolama’.

When we get to the entrance of the King George River, you can’t help but feel dwarfed by the towering red rocky cliffs rising high above us. From here, we’ll meander up river to the incredible Falls, and if conditions permit you’ll be able to take an invigorating waterfall shower as the boat edges to within metres of the rock face.

After some time to soak up the spellbinding Falls, we’ll start heading back to the lodge. Enjoy some fishing on the way and keep an eye out for other marine life including crocodiles, dolphins, dugong and manta rays to name just a few. Meals: B.L.D

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Scenic Flight to Darwin
Hilton Garden Inn
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Today we farewell the Kimberley and board our aircraft for the scenic flight to Darwin. See King George Falls from the air before heading east to Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. From here we'll hug the coastline to Darwin, arriving early in the afternoon. We then check in to the Hilton Garden Inn Darwin, where the rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy our final dinner together and celebrate our Kimberley adventure. Meals: B.L.D

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Darwin
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Today your tour concludes. You may wish to join us for a city tour, including a visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory or alternatively, you can spend the morning at your leisure. You will then be transferred to the airport or accommodation if staying on. Meals: B

*This tour also operates with a reverse itinerary. Please see departure dates below for reverse itinerary dates.

Walks on Tour

  Distance Time Level Terrain
Windjana Gorge 2km 1 hr Easy Flat, gravel path or soft sand. Small descent at start. Uneven near river bed
Zebedee Springs 1 km 30 min Easy Smooth, flat trail and boardwalk. Some undulation and uneven path
Mitchell Plateau 4km 3-4 hr Medium Rough, uneven, steep, some steps and large boulders to climb over
Cathedral Gorge 2km 2 hr Medium Mostly flat, generally easy. Some natural step formations with handrails. Some uneven surfaces, soft sand
Echidna Chasm 2km 1 hr Medium Dry river bed, rocky in places. Some steps over boulders. 2 x 10 step ladders with handrails
Tunnel Creek 1.5 km 2 hr Medium Uneven surfaces. Difficult to access cave but can be done by helping each other. Clamber over slippery rocks and big boulders. Once in, fairly easy
Emma Gorge 3km 2-3 hr Difficult Increasing difficulty. Rock climbing, creek crossings, holding onto branches, on all fours, steep uphill climb at end

*Note: Distances and times provided are an indication only.

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