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The Kimberley & Top End

northern territory Tours The Kimberley & Top End

The Kimberley & Top End

A grand tour through the stunning, untouched wilderness of the Kimberley and Kakadu regions on board one of APT’s specially designed 4WD vehicles.

  • Style: Guided Small Group Journey
  • Duration: 17 days/16 nights
  • Starts in: Darwin
Guide Price £6695
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls
  • Visit Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge National Park
  • Drive the Gibb River Road
  • View the rugged cliffs of Bell Gorge and swim in the waterfalls
  • See the Aboriginal art at Galvans Gorge, Mitchell Falls and Kakadu National Park
  • Explore the isolated Mitchell Plateau
  • Guided cruise through Chamberlain Gorge
  • See the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range
  • Guided dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge
  • Visit Indigenous Arnhem Land
  • Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River
Itinerary:

Day 1  Darwin
Arrive in Darwin and explore at leisure before a welcome dinner.  

Day 2  Darwin to Kakadu National Park
Travel across the sweeping wetlands of the Marrakai Plains to Kakadu National Park. Head to the sacred site of Ubirr to explore galleries of ancient Aboriginal art before checking into your exclusive wilderness lodge.  

Day 3  Kakadu National Park
Cross the East Alligator River for a guided tour into the spiritual Arnhem Land. Experience the art and natural beauty of a region that is inaccessible to most travellers.  

Day 4  Kakadu National Park  to Katherine
Continue marvelling at the beautiful scenery of Kakadu National Park with a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. This afternoon, arrive at Nitmiluk National Park. Enjoy a drink at your lodge, before dinner showcasing the region’s finest produce.  

Days 5-6  Katherine to Kununurra
Today, join an unforgettable Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise. Discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people before continuing to Kununurra. On day six, travel to the mighty Ord River for a wildlife cruise.  

Days 7-8  Kununurra to Purnululu National Park
Journey deep into Word Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, home to the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range. Hike to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock with narrow towering walls.  On day eight, hike along Piccaninny Creek to the natural amphitheatre, Cathedral Gorge. Afterwards, enjoy a drink as the  sun sets over the stunning Bungle Bungles.  

Days 9-10  Purnululu National Park to El Questro Wilderness Park
Travel to El Questro Wilderness Park, an enormous cattle station in the heart of the Kimberley. Stay for 2 nights immersed in nature. On day 10 enjoy a spectacular cruise on Chamberlain Gorge before visiting a natural spring tucked away in the rainforest.  

Days 11-12  El Questro Wilderness Park to Mitchell Falls
Journey along the Gibb River Road and ford rivers to arrive at your exclusive tented lodge on the Mitchell Plateau. On day 12, discover the beautiful, cascading cataracts of Mitchell Falls.

Day 13  Mitchell Falls to Drysdale River
View unique rock art on the banks of  the King Edward River, before soaking up the charm of the family owned Drysdale River Station.

Days 14-15  Drysdale River to Bell Gorge
Journey to the beautiful Manning Gorge to spot local birdlife. Enjoy lunch before travelling to Galvans Gorge, then on to Bell Gorge and take a swim, go birdwatching, or perhaps enjoy a hike.  

Days 16-17  Bell Gorge to Broome
Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Tunnel Creek, a natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel’s winding path and emerge to a stunning oasis. Continue to Windjana Gorge where sheer cliffs tower above glistening white sands. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers before your tour concludes on day 17.  

Departs:
Selected departures, May - Sep 2020.  
This tour also operates in reverse, please ask for details.  

Prices
Guide Price £6695
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • 17 days touring by specially designed 4WD vehicles with a maximum 22 guests
  • Return airport transfers in Australia
  • 10 night tented wilderness lodges & 6 nights 3star hotel accommodation
  • 16 breakfasts, 15 lunches & 16 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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