Mystical Kimberley

13 Days
Darwin to Broome
From (NZD)
$ 9,825
Dates & Pricing

2021 Darwin > Broome

Kimberley Dreaming

Let the spectacular Kimberley share its many stories with you as you journey into the heart of this incredible region.
Surprises await you around every bend of your journey. Discover the many delights of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit billabongs, spot crocodiles and immerse yourself in the ancient stories of this land. A cruise on Katherine Gorge is a highlight, as is spending time on the breathtaking Ord River. Fly into Purnululu National Park for an overnight stay in the Bungle Bungles and discover its 300 million years old striped domes during a guided walk. Travel along the famed Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park and marvel at the beauty of Chamberlain Gorge, and take a selfie with the towering magnetic termite mounds of Litchfield National Park. Have a yarn with a traditional landowner and hear his stories; the people you meet along the way will be just as memorable as the landscapes you encounter. Bid farewell to your new friends in Broome, but not before exploring the tropical waters and pristine beaches of this gorgeous town.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AUDB
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Darwin
Return City:
Broome

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Darwin

    Welcome to Darwin. Enjoy a two-night stay, overlooking the beautiful Darwin Harbour and begin your journey with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Darwin

    Freechoice

    Choose an Adelaide River cruise to meet the famous ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, enjoy a sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour; take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or join a WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Darwin > Kakadu National Park

    Today you’ll visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn more about its vital role in outback Australia. You’ll then travel to the amazing World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to experience its stunning raw beauty first hand. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park is over 20 000 square kilometres in size and is Australia’s largest national park. Marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock, some of the oldest and most impressive Rock Art. Visit Bowali Visitors Centre for a greater understanding of the area before cruising on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and birdlife. Finish the day watching the sunset over this spectacular World Heritage UNESCO site.

    Optional flight - Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s-eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Kakadu National Park > Katherine

    Heading south, you’ll stop at Pine Creek, named after the many pine trees that Overland Telegraph workers found during the construction of this incredible telegraph line, which connected Australia to the rest of the world in 1872. Visit Nitmiluk National Park, home to the magnificent Katherine Gorge. Tonight, stay at Katherine.

    Enrich

    Explore the culture and history of the Jawoyn people on a dinner cruise through Katherine Gorge. Enjoy the stories with the magnificent backdrop of towering cliff faces that change colour as the sun sets.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Katherine > Kununurra

    Journey to Western Australia and let the vast expanse of the Kimberley slowly reveal itself. Visit Lake Argyle, the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy afternoon tea and a tour of Hoochery Distillery, before arriving at Kununurra for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kununurra> Bungle Bungles

    An early morning start as you fly from Kununurra to the Bungle Bungles and a chance to see the orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures from the air before arriving at tonight’s accommodation for your overnight Special Stay in the heart of the Purnululu National Park. Discover Cathedral Gorge and the domes on your walking tours today. Enjoy a Kimberley Sunset before some stargazing in one of the best places to get views of the Milky Way Galaxy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Bungle Bungles > Kununurra

    During your flight back to Kununurra this morning there is a chance to see the Argyle Diamond Mine, Ragged Ranges and Carr Boyd Ranges. This afternoon, take an awe-inspiring cruise on the Ord River. Marvel at the vast variety of birdlife, immense gorge walls and beautiful river scenery before returning to Kununurra for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Kununurra > Halls Creek

    Travel along the Gibb River Road to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park. Set in the untamed Kimberley landscape, El Questro evolved from a working cattle station. Whilst here, take a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge. Tonight, stay at Halls Creek, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing

    Today you will visit the China Wall, a natural white stone wall that looks like the Great Wall of China. Cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles. Visit a local indigenous art gallery and stay overnight at Fitzroy Crossing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome

    Enrich

    Relish the opportunity to have a yarn with a traditional landowner whose grandfather was both a prisoner and prison warden at the remarkable Boab prison tree. View the tree and visit one of the oldest ‘supermarkets’ and ‘chemists’ in the world, without walls or cash registers.  

    Arrive at the town of Broome, the jewel of the Kimberley for an orientation tour. It’s the perfect place to relax with long stretches of white sand beaches and warm tropical waters. With a rich history in pearling and a strong multicultural foundation, you’ll fall in love with this unique town. Spend two nights at your resort.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a relaxing drink at Cable Beach as you watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Broome

    Freechoice

    Discover the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea Pearl on a tour of Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a colourful and informative tour taking in the city sights on a Harley-Davidson™ Trike. Alternatively, soak up the views from the top of a camel along the famous Cable Beach. 

    Finish the day with a farewell dinner with newfound friends as you reminisce about your adventures.

    Optional Flight - Today you have the opportunity to experience the stunning Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating seaplane flight (at additional cost and replaces Scenic Freechoice touring and activities. Please book prior to departure).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Broome

    It’s time to leave the wonders of the Kimberley behind and head home, taking wonderful memories with you.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Relish the breathtaking scenery of the Kimberley’s diverse flora and fauna on the Chamberlain Gorge
  • See spectacular views of the Bungle Bungles and the stunning Carr Boyd & Osmond Ranges on your scenic flight
  • Visit Litchfield National Park with its unusual termite mounds
  • Be dwarfed by the size of the orange and black sandstone domes of the Bungle Bungles
  • Enjoy dinner as you watch the sun set on a Katherine Gorge cruise

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group touring of up to 24 guests
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 22 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Scenic Special Stays
  • Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge

Pricing & Availability