6D5N Kimberley Traverse

Outback & Wilderness - Kununurra, Western Australia

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OWG-ESCKNXKIM-GKCK6

Description

Kimberley Highlights beyond the Gibb River Road

Itinerary

A region often referred to as “Australia’s Last Wilderness”, the magnificent Kimberley in the North-West of Western Australia is big in more than one way: Geographically, the area is the size of the England, Scottland, Wales, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Denmark combined – approximately 425,000 km2, but the population in this vast expanse is less than 45,000. There are some of the oldest rock formations found anywhere in the world; geologists refer to unimaginable timeframes of four billion years! Dozens of endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna can be found here and visitors are afforded priceless experiences when travelling to this remote corner of the country. Take the journey, come up here and let MyAussieHoliday take you off the beaten track – literally. There is no place like the Kimberley!

Tour Name 6 days Kimberley Traverse
Tour type Small Group 4WD Tour, includes 2 Nights in Purnululu National Park
Departs May to October 2012 [see dates below]
Duration 6 days / 5 nights
From Kununurra [or Broome]
To Broome [or Kununurra]
Tour Code APTGKCK6
Dates 2012 May 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29
July 1, 2, 4*, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20*, 22, 23, 25, 27
August 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 30
September 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 16, 18, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28
October 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 16

* = This tour also operates in reverse with slight alterations; departing from Broome and arriving into Kununurra [Tour code APTGKCK6R].

Tour highlights

This tour offers a great way to see both World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park and Geikie Gorge, with their Aboriginal influence and stunning scenery. Experience the striking contrasts of this remote region, beginning at the Kimberley’s eastern gateway of Kununurra, continuing to the unique formations of the Bungle Bungle domes, and concluding at the relaxed coastal haven of Broome.

• Explore Kununurra, the Kimberley’s eastern gateway
• Visit Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere
• Join a wildlife cruise on the Ord River
• Explore the Bungle Bungle Range
• Hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm
• Hike along Piccaninny Creek and into spectacular Cathedral Gorge
• See the China Wall at Halls Creek
• Take a cruise through Geikie Gorge

Day 1 - Kununurra
Arrive in Kununurra, the outback town that serves as the Kimberley’s eastern gateway.
Two Night Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra. [ D ]

Day 2 - Lake Argyle, Ord River Wildlife Cruise, Lake Kununurra
This morning you have some free time to further explore Kununurra. Then travel to Lake Argyle, before joining a guided cruise on the Ord River to Lake Kununurra. Admire the spectacular scenery, birdlife, and crocodiles. [ B ]

Day 3 - Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm
Departing Kununurra, travel into World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park, one of Australia’s most fascinating landmarks and home of the famous Bungle Bungle Range. Travelling via Warmun [Turkey Creek], head east down the Spring Creek Track, which leads into the national park. On arrival, join a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail – regarded as one of the best in Australia – into Echidna Chasm, a spectacular cleft in the rock massif. From here, continue to our exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, in Purnululu National Park for dinner.
Two Night Stay: Stay in tented ensuite cabins at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, Purnululu National Park. [ B / L / D ]

Day 4 - Bungle Bungle Range, Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny Creek, Beehive Domes, Sunset Drinks
Explore the majestic natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge and take an easy-paced walk along the dry bed of Piccaninny Creek, winding among the high walls of the Bungle Bungle domes. Your well-informed guide will bring the natural history of the Bungle Bungle Range to life. There is time for an optional helicopter flight over the domes [own expense]. Later enjoy drinks as you watch the sun set over the domes, before returning to the lodge for a hearty dinner. [ B / L / D ]

Day 5 - Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing
Visit Halls Creek, and see China Wall, a curious quartz ridge, before continuing to Fitzroy Crossing. Home of the mighty Fitzroy River, it’s surrounded by some of Australia’s largest and most productive pastoral properties.
Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy Crossing. [ B / L / D ]

Day 6 - Geikie Gorge Cruise, Broome
Enjoy a delightful morning cruising Geikie Gorge, learning about its surrounding flora and fauna. This cruise allows you to experience this amazing area. Your tour concludes on arrival in Broome at approximately 18 PM. [ B / L ]

Note
• Weather events may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations. Order of touring may vary due to weather conditions and / or operational restrictions
• Peak season surcharges apply over special event times. MyAussieHoliday will advise you of details if applicable.

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Fine print

Prices are inclusive of applicable taxes. Outback and Wilderness tours can often be booked out long before departure as there are only limited seat numbers available on each departure. MyAussieHoliday recommends you book your Outback and Wilderness Getaway as early as possible. For credit card payments, a surcharge of 2% on the total package cost applies to all bookings.

ADDONS

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FROM
$ 2,807

(per person)

Inclusion

• Touring in custom-built air-conditioned luxury 4WD truck
• Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as listed
• Entry and national park fees [where applicable]
• Accommodation in comfortable permanent safari camps and hotels as listed in the itinerary
• 13 meals as listed
• Services of a dedicated Driver / Guide
• Explore Kununurra, the Kimberley’s eastern gateway
• Visit Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere
• Join a wildlife cruise on the Ord River
• Explore the Bungle Bungle Range
• Hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm
• Hike along Piccaninny Creek and into spectacular Cathedral Gorge
• See the China Wall at Halls Creek
• Take a cruise through Geikie Gorge

Accommodation Options


Kununurra or Broome
Comfortable accommodation based motel stays and and permanent safari camp with ensuite tents

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