Untamed Kimberley & West Coast KWDBP

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From $11,540 Per Person
Departs Darwin
Returns Perth
Difficulty Moderate
Group Size 49

Untamed Kimberley & West Coast – 21 Day Tour

The contrasting landscapes of the rugged Kimberley, from its spectacular coastline to its rich mineral fields, will amaze and delight you on this extensive northerly expedition. Cruise on rivers and gorges, hike to waterholes, tour working mines, relax on pristine beaches and stay in safari-style accommodation. Discover the ocean at Broome, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia, and the stunning outback landscapes of the Pilbara.

Highlights

  • The Kimberley
  • The West Coast
  • El Questro
  • Scenic Flight
  • Bungle Bungle Ranges
  • Sandalwood Factory
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Katherine Outback Experience
  • Eco Tents at Karijini National Park
  • Emma Gorge

Inclusions

  • Quality Accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director
  • Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers

Tour Pricing

All prices are per person in AUD, land only

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Prices From$10560$13690$9505

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Itinerary

  • 1 Darwin (D)

    Welcome to Darwin! This afternoon you will enjoy a tour of this tropical city. See the mixture of old and new architectural styles and cultural influences including old Government House and the new Northern Territory Parliament building. You’ll also see for yourself some of the damage caused to the town during Cyclone Tracy of 1974. Enjoy dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Darwin Waterfront.

    Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

  • 2 Darwin - Katherine (B, D)

    Travel south along the Stuart Highway stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery along the way. During WWII, Adelaide River was the headquarters of a large military base. A large cemetery was created especially for those who gave their lives in the service and defence of their country. This afternoon continue through Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a relaxing cruise at Katherine Gorge where you’ll really feel the spirituality of the land and marvel at the gorges while you spot wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local Traditional Owners, the Jawoyn people. Later on, you’ll meet Tom Curtain and experience his spectacular Outback show, it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

    Hotel: Paraway Motel

  • 3 Katherine- Kununurra (D)

    Watch the landscape transform as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Visit the historic Durack Homestead Museum. The homestead was originally built in 1895 by the famous pioneering Durack family on Argyle Downs Station.  Cruise the Ord River from Lake Argyle to Kununurra on an exhilarating and educational boat journey where you will experience an abundance of wildlife and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Kimberley. The magical sunset on the water at the end of this journey as you arrive into the town of Kununurra is something you will never forget.

    Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

  • 4 Kununurra (B, D)

    Today you can take an optional early morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle beehive domes before a tour of Kununurra, or you may like to join an in depth 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Alternately join your Travel Director and visit Mirima National Park, which has great cultural significance to the local Miriwoong people and features intriguing natural rock formations. Afterwards you’ll have time to view the town from Kelly’s Knob Lookout before enjoying a free afternoon to relax and unwind. This evening, you’re invited to a privately hosted ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at the Kununurra Sandalwood Factory in the heartland of Kununurra’s Sandalwood plantations. Enjoy a dinner based on fresh locally grown produce from the Ord Valley, Australia’s next ‘food bowl’.

    Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

  • 5 Kununurra - Emma Gorge (B, D)

    Our long time friends and family at Hoochery Distillery will take you on a guided tour to hear how Spike Desert and his family came to open this award winning rum distillery. The family will take you behind the scenes of the distillery before you sit down and try their famous Ord River Rum Cake for morning tea. Today you get to hit the Gibb River Road and travel to El Questro Wilderness Park for your stay at Emma Gorge Resort. Nestled at the foot of the rusty red Cockburn Ranges, you won’t even know the resort is there as you approach down the dusty dirt road, but before you know it, an oasis of native pandanus and palms appear. Staying in safari style tented cabins, you really feel like you’re immersed in nature. It’s just magic!.

    Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights

  • 6 El Questro (B, D)

    This morning rise to the calls of native birds and head to the resort’s large veranda for a hearty breakfast with views of the surrounding ranges. Next up you’ll travel across the mighty Pentecost River to the hub of El Questro Wilderness Park for a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, a fresh waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and 60 metre tall escarpments. Afterwards, spend a little time at the station and grab a bite for lunch before heading back to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy your surrounds. Maybe take a dip in the resort pool, lay back with a good book on your cabin’s veranda or if you have a high level fitness you might take the challenging hike to Emma Gorge for a dip in the crystal clear waterhole.

    Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, 2 nights

  • 7 Emma Gorge - Halls Creek (B, L, D)

    Today visit the Argyle Diamond Mine. Located at the traditional Barramundi Dreaming site at Barramundi Gap, it’s the world’s largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds. The mine has been operating since 1983 and has produced 800 million carats of rough diamond since!  A local Indigenous guide will join you for an extensive behind the scenes look at the diamond mining process and cultural significance of the mine site. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek, situated on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The town is rich in Aboriginal and European history and culture.

    Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

  • 8 Halls Creek - Fitzroy Crossing (B, L, D)

    Travel through the Kimberley to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing. Stop at an indigenous Art Gallery and experience what the gallery is doing for the local community. This afternoon a beautiful boat cruise with a local guide through the remarkable Geikie Gorge. Discover how the gorge was formed by the waters of the Fitzroy River tunnelling through the Napier Range. Watch for freshwater crocodiles, fruit bats and wallabies as the 30 metre high walls of the gorge tower above you.

    Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

  • 9 Fitzroy Crossing - Broome (B)

    Travel to the tropical resort town of Broome on the Indian Ocean. On arrival, enjoy a Broome orientation tour with your Travel Director and hear stories of this famous pearling town. Cable Beach has some of the best sunsets in Western Australia so sit back and relax with a drink to watch the spectacular sunset over the ocean.

    Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

  • 10 Broome (B, D)

    Today you have a full free day to explore this tropical hideaway. From a scenic flight over the Horizontal Falls to cruising through the unique horizontal falls on a boat (pre book as it sells out) there are many options for you to explore the area. You may enjoy a leisurely stroll along the 22 kilometres of pristine sand and turquoise water that is Cable Beach. Wander through Chinatown, shop for pearls or just relax at the resort. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner overlooking Cable Beach.

    Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort

  • 11 Broome - Port Headland (B, D)

    Today get set to head south to Western Australia’s famous Pilbara region which is known for its rich cultural landscape, red earth and vast mineral deposits. Port Hedland is a hub for major resource activity and is a powerhouse of the Australian economy. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and then stick around for the local musicians.

    Hotel: The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

  • 12 Port Headland - Karijini National Park (B, D)

    Journey into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park in the Hamersley Ranges. The startling landscape of spectacular gorges, waterfalls and rock pools provides a striking contrast to the stark red landscape of the Pilbara. You’ll explore Fortescue Falls at Dales Gorge and if you’re up to it, you can take a walk to one of the national park’s extraordinary plunge pools. Your stay tonight is in safari-style eco tents. You can sit on your private deck with a good book and relax watching the sun set and fall asleep to the calming sounds of nature.

    Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

  • 13 Karijini -Karratha (B, D)

    This morning travel to the mining town of Tom Price. Enjoy a guided tour of Rio Tinto’s Open Cut Iron Ore Mine site. You will be amazed by the massive pit and see the huge machinery and trucks in action as your local guide takes you to the heart of the operation. In the afternoon, journey back through the Hamersley Range and following the mining rail lines to see the 5km long mining trains hauling their loads to the portside town of Karratha.

    Hotel: ibis Styles Karratha

  • 14 Karratha - Exmouth (B, D)

    Today travel to the North West Cape and the town of Exmouth that is situated on the boundary of Cape Range National Park and the Ningaloo Marine Park home to the spectacular Ningaloo Reef. You will venture up to Vlaming Head Lighthouse for stunning views over Lighthouse Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Our special accommodation for the next few nights is situated right on the water of the Exmouth Gulf.

    Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, 2 nights

  • 15 Exmouth (B, D)

    Free time today allows you to do as you choose. With Ningaloo Reef right on the doorstep of this town, why not marvel at the size, grace and beauty of the Whale Shark as you swim alongside them in the pristine open ocean of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Take a stroll along the beach, relax by the hotel pool overlooking the ocean and why not choose a sunset cruise as it is a fantastic way to end your day.

    Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

  • 16 Exmouth - Carnarvon (B, D)

    Today, on a shallow draft glass bottom boat, cruise over World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef at famous Coral Bay. Your local guide will show you extraordinary coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. On this coral cruise you’ll see wonderful fish and bright unspoiled corals without having to get in the water. It’s a fantastic experience! We then make the journey south to the town of Carnarvon where you’ll visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.

    Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

  • 17 Carnarvon - Monkey Mia (B, D)

    Discover Hamelin Pool and see the world’s best known colony of Stromatolites. Dating back to the beginning of life on earth, while they may not appear alive, these living structures have helped scientists unravel the history of life on earth! Later visit fascinating Shell Beach that is formed from billions of coquina bivalve shells that can be up to ten metres deep along the water. Continue to the crystal blue waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shark Bay and the pristine white sandy beaches of Monkey Mia. You will instantly feel totally relaxed at this beach side resort.

    Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, 2 nights

  • 18 Monkey Mia

    Every morning, Monkey Mia’s wild dolphins swim close to shore where the National Park Rangers explain the feeding habits of these friendly mammals that they know by name.  After watching the famous dolphins swim into shore (Note: As dolphins are wild their appearance cannot be guaranteed) enjoy a leisurely breakfast overlooking the calm waters of the bay. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax. You might choose a leisurely boat cruise through the waters to spot marine life or why not choose to take to the air with a scenic flight over the amazing Shark Bay.

    Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

  • 19 Monkey Mia - Geraldton (B)

    Venture through Kalbarri National Park and visit Hawks Head Lookout to view the spectacular scenery of Murchison River Gorge. Keep an eye out for graceful Peregrine Falcons hunting along the gorges and cliffs. During wildflower season, the National Park is a bloom with many a variety of wildflower. You’ll spot Acacia, Banksia, Caladenia and more! On arrival in Geraldton you’ll visit the evocative HMAS Sydney Memorial and have the chance to discover the seaside township.

    Hotel: Mantra Geraldton

  • 20 Geraldton - Perth

    Visit the Nambung National Park, home of the marvellous Pinnacles. Afterwards stop at the seaside hamlet of Lancelin at lunchtime. This afternoon visit Yanchep National Park where you’ll enjoy a fantastic Aboriginal cultural experience in a bush setting. Meet your Aboriginal guide who’ll share with you their way of life and will treat you to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. It’s a hands-on experience where you’ll have the chance to touch and feel traditional Aboriginal. Continue to Perth and join your fellow travellers for a few laughs over a Farewell dinner.

    Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Perth

  • 21 Perth (B)

    This morning say goodbye to your fellow travellers after breakfast when your trip comes to an end.

    Flight Information & Complimentary airport transfers

    Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

    • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Darwin Airport
    • Day 21 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

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Additional Information

Flight Information

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Darwin Airport
  • Day 21 – flights to depart anytime from Perth Airport

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are additional and not included in the land content price.

Complimentary Airport Transfers
Complimentary arrival and departure transfers are provided between designated airports and selected hotels on the scheduled start and end days of your trip with pre or post accommodation booked through Australian Tours and Cruises in conjunction you’re your tour.

If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers are not included.

Bookings within 110 days of departure:
If you would like to book within 110 days of departure, full payment is required before we can send requests for any unconfirmed items such as hotel rooms. If your booking request is unable to be confirmed you will be refunded the full tour cost paid, less any credit card fees charged.

**Please note: Do not book flights until your booking request been confirmed from our office.

Travel Insurance
It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. Most claims arise from either personal or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance.  Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.

Travel Documents
Travel documents for guided tours are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.

Group Size
There is no set age or type of traveller, you can expect a wide-range of like-minded travellers. Families with children, young couples, baby boomers, solo travellers, small groups and more can be found on guided tours. There is certainly no age limit for touring, with children as young as 6 through to seniors travelling, however, the general demographic tends to be over 40.

Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from 20 people up to 49 people

Optional Experiences
The must-see and must-do experiences in all their tours but also offer you the ability to customise your tour with a selection of Optional Experiences. Details of Optional Experiences available will be sent with your final documents.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket and warm clothing

Fitness Level
Low level of fitness is required. If your tour includes the walk around Dove Lake is considered a Moderate – Easy 6km loop. Not all guests will be able to complete the walk. Alternate short walks are available.

Seat Rotation
To allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy seats at the front of the coach, there is a seat rotation policy. This means that everyone changes seats daily during the course of the tour, and also means that you have the opportunity to meet new people throughout your journey.

Luggage Allowance
Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30″ x 18″ x 10″ (76 x 46 x 25cm) and weight not exceeding 23kg (50lbs). Carry on hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12″ x 11″ x 6″ (30 x 28 x 14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment.

Suitcases with wheels are recommended, as there are certain places where assistance is not available (e.g. airports, railway stations and cruise terminals). Please note: that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage.

Alternative arrangements should be made for forwarding excess baggage to the final destination prior to commencing your holiday.

FAQs

  • Are there concession discounts?
    Pensioners (Australia or New Zealand) and Seniors Card holders (Australia) save with our concession discounts on selected tours. Ask our friendly team which tours you can get a discount on.
  • Are your tours suitable for pensioners aged 76 and 84 ?

    Yes, Kimberley Tours have a wide range of passengers from children to adult who are 90 years of age. You need to read the itinerary and review the fitness levels required prior to deciding if the tours is suitable. Each tour is different.

  • Do you have any tours on offer during November, December, January or February?

    The Kimberley region offer tours from May through to September generally, but there are always unique offerings outside of these dates. However you can visit different locations such as Perth, Central Australia or the Wildflowers and Margaret River at different times of the year. As one of our help Travel Advisors to help you find something that suits your interests, budget and the dates you would like to travel.

  • Is accommodation the night after the tour ends included in the price ?

    No, this accommodation will be an cost extra, but we can assist you to book this at great rates and we will ensure you are staying at either the same accommodation of somewhere near by.

  • Is accommodation the night prior to the tour departure included in the price ?
    No, accommodation at the start of end of your tour is an additional costs unless specifically listed in the itinerary.
  • Where is the meeting point for the start of tours ?
    Generally, tours will start at the hotel listed as the pre tour accommodation options. This will be listed in yore final travel documents.
  • Do I need to arrive before Day 1 of my tour ?

    Please refer to your specific tour, in most cases you will need to arrive the night before your tour departs. Please check flight details listed for each individual tour. If this is the case we can arrange pre tour accommodation on your behalf, this will be an extra cost.

    Day tours or Short Breaks may start later in the day on Day 1 so you can arrive that morning which will avoid the extra nights accommodation cost. We can help you plan some extra activities pre or post tour to extend you holiday and make the most of your trip.

  • How do you calculate the number of days for Kimberley tours ?
    If you are doing a 4 day tour commencing on April 8th, the first day of the tour is and includes the 8th, plus 9th, plus 10th plus 11th and the tour ends on April 11. This would be 3 nights and 4 days on tour.
  • Do your tours operate over Christmas and New Year?
    There are generally not as many extended tours in the Top End or Broome Region. There may be day trips or short breaks for the holiday season. Explore Perth or Central Australia.
  • Are airfares from my home town included in the cost of the tours ?
    Airfares to and from Northern Territory or Western Australia at the start and finish of your tours are extra.
  • Payment Options
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    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

    Commonwealth Bank – Australian Tours and Cruises

    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

  • Should I buy travel insurance?
    Travel Insurance

     It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance.  Travel Insurance Quote with CoverMore.