Darwin to Broome

Darwin to Broome

Few places in the world offer the sense of isolation and ruggedness as Australia’s North West; join us as we explore the spectacular scenery from Darwin in the tropics, through the Kimberleys to the beautiful town of Broome in the west.

Few places in the world offer the sense of isolation and ruggedness as Australia’s North West; join us as we explore the spectacular scenery from Darwin in the tropics, through the Kimberleys to the beautiful town of Broome in the west.

 

Fly/Coach/Fly

10 days

 

Ultimate Experiences

• Journey through Litchfield National Park

• Enjoy an early morning flight over the Bungle Bungles, Argyle Diamond Mine and Lake Argyle

• Cruise past the rugged cliffs of Geike Gorge

• Spot some native fauna at the Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park

 

INCLUSIONS

• Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

• Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

• Pickup and return locations throughout the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney

• Flights

• Travellers Refund Guarantee

• 25 quality meals

• Entries and attractions as shown

• Modern luxury tour coach

• Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Director

 

*As per conditions

 

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Day 1

Home – Darwin
Upon arrival into tropical Darwin, enjoy a short town tour prior to strolling through the Smith Street Mall, taking time to purchase your own lunch. This afternoon visit The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, overlooking Fannie Bay in Darwin Harbour. The museum features the history, science and visual art of the region and its people, housing what is regarded as some of the best Aboriginal paintings and artefacts in the world. The complex also features a display depicting the experience and aftermath of Cyclone Tracy. This evening, enjoy a spectacular dinner cruise and as the sun sets, watch the sky light up in magical colours reflecting off the water and showcasing the tropical coastline of Darwin; a real highlight!

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Day 2

Darwin – Katherine
As we travel south along the Stuart Highway to Litchfield National Park, you’ll have the opportunity to soak up the natural surroundings of the Top End and perhaps take a swim at the Wangi Falls - so don’t forget your swimwear. We’ll make our way to the small settlement of Adelaide River, which was the location for 30,000 Australian and American Soldiers in World War II. Stop for lunch at Adelaide River Inn, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, shady trees and well manicured lawns. You may even come across one famous local residing at the bar - the not so talkative “Charlie” the Buffalo, made famous by Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan). Following lunch, continue on via Pine Creek, which first came to prominence during the building of the Overland Telegraph Line.

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Day 3

Katherine – Kununurra
A very early start is required this morning as you prepare to cross the border to Western Australia. A break in the journey at Victoria River Roadhouse allows opportunity for you to purchase your own morning tea before continuing on to lunch at Timber Creek. The Gregory Tree Reserve is famous as the site where Augustus Gregory supposedly made camp when his boat was wrecked during his North Australia Expedition in 1855. It was believed that Gregory called it “Timber Creek” after cutting down timber to fix his boat.

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Day 4

Kununurra – Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle
Before breakfast, enjoy a 2 hour flight over the Bungle Bungles, Argyle Diamond Mine and Lake Argyle. From an aircraft it is an imposing sight to see the fascinating geological landscape of this remote region. Return to the motel for a late breakfast. Lunch will be served at Lake Argyle Resort before cruising from Lake Argyle to Kununurra along the Ord River. Rich in wildlife and flora and with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable, this will certainly top off a splendid day of touring.

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Day 5

Kununurra – Emma Gorge – El Questro
Amid the vast and ancient landscape of Western Australia’s East Kimberley region sits the untamed natural beauty of El Questro, today’s destination. Our first stop is Zebedee Springs, so bring your swimmers along and enjoy a soak in the refreshing spring waters. Enjoy lunch at El Questro Station before an awe-inspiring cruise along Chamberlain Gorge. Nestled in the shadow of the fiery red cliffs of El Questro’s Cockburn Ranges sits Emma Gorge Resort where 60 tented cabins blend seamlessly into the Australian wilderness, our overnight accommodation. Glamping at its finest.

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Day 6

El Questro – Argyle Diamond Mine – Halls Creek
A very exciting day is ahead with a visit to the Argyle Diamond Mine. Please note that closed-in footwear must be worn today. This is a high security area and we are grateful for the opportunity to have a guided tour aboard our coach. The Argyle Diamond Mine is the world’s largest supplier of diamonds and they are found in a range of colours, including white, champagne and their signature pink stone. Be tempted to indulge yourself when you visit the village store. See the various diamond extraction and processing stages and experience mine life with lunch at the mine workers mess. After lunch, we’ll travel through rugged countryside to Halls Creek in the heart of the Kimberley, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. Halls Creek was the site of the first gold find in Western Australia and you have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the original township. Another eye opener is the China Wall - a natural white stone wall of sub-vertical quartz, looking just like a miniature ‘Great Wall of China’.

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Day 7

Halls Creek – Derby
After breakfast, our journey takes us to Fitzroy River Lodge, situated on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River. Take time to relax within acres of natural bush with shady trees and landscaped gardens whilst enjoying lunch. This afternoon we’ll enjoy a cruise through Geikie Gorge, located in the majestic Napier Ranges. Take a walk along the banks of this beautiful waterway and learn of its fascinating history and view its distinct colourful walls scattered with ancient fossils, abundant wildlife and become immersed in its amazing scenery. Suitable clothing for protection from the sun is needed, as are good walking shoes, a hat and water bottle. The rugged wilderness continues through to Derby which is a rich pastoral and mineral centre situated beside the waters of King Sound. The highest tide fluctuations 11m (36 feet) of any Australian port occur here. Arrive later than usual today in Derby for our overnight stay at the King Sound Resort Hotel.

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Day 8

Derby – Broome
Leave Derby behind and traverse the Great Northern Highway, passing the Prison Boab Tree, huge termite mounds and the Curtain Air Base. Stop for lunch at Roebuck Plains Roadhouse before continuing on to Broome for a visit to the Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park where you will enter through the jaws of a giant saltwater crocodile. Later, we will settle in for the next two nights at the Mercure Broome. This evening, there will be opportunity for a sunset camel ride along Cable Beach.

Option 1: Sunset Camel Ride – 1 hour

Please note optional tours list is a guide only. A full list of tours and pricing will be advised prior to final payment date.
(Prices on optional activities will be finalised and advised in writing prior to final payment due date. All option bookings will be taken at this time. We recommend that all options are booked and paid for as soon as possible after this time as they will be subject to availability and minimum numbers being met.)

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Day 9

Broome sightseeing
There is plenty to do in and around Broome and the next two days offer time to do optional tours and/or enjoy free time to visit the many attractions.

Option 1: Willie Creek Pearl Farm half day farm tour
Option 2: Hovercraft tour – 1 hour scenic and pre-historic tour including sights of Broome coastline
Option 3: Full day 4WD Cape Leveque and Aboriginal Communities Adventure. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Option 4: Buccaneer Explorer and Horizontal Waterfalls Air tour with Cape Leveque stopover for swim and lunch
Option 5: Cap Leveque 4WD trip with flight back to Broome.

Please note optional tours list is a guide only. A full list of tours and pricing will be advised prior to final payment date.
(Prices on optional activities will be finalised and advised in writing prior to final payment due date. All option bookings will be taken at this time. We recommend that all options are booked and paid for as soon as possible after this time as they will be subject to availability and minimum numbers being met.)

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Day 10

Broome – Home
This morning, it is time to say farewell and board your flight home. On arrival, you will be met by our staff who will have your transfers arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE: $5,297 per person

TOUR FARE (incl GST) DEPARTING THE HUNTER: $5,289 per person

Single Supplement available @ $1,116 extra

 

 

Booking Conditions

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note, not all pick-ups are available on all departures.

Name Address Contact Details
Belmont Shops S Bus Stop on Pacific Hwy (Southbound) near
Marshall Property, Belmont
Charlestown Smart St Bus Zone in Smart St outside Presbyterian Church
(opposite library car park), Charlestown
Doyalson Wentworth Ave S Bus stop past RSL Club (Southbound)
Cnr Pacific Hwy & Wentworth Ave, Doyalson
Home pickups Taxi home pickups and returns are provided.
Contact us to see if your address is included.
Hornsby Railway Station Hornsby Railway Station. Pickup at the bottom of
the bus rank, near roundabout opp hotel
Kariong Information Ctr At Kariong Information Centre car park,
The Avenue, Kariong
New Lambton Wests S Bus Stop on Hobart Rd near Harker Oval
across from Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton
Swansea Blackswan S Bus stop approaching Blackswan Waterfront Motel
on Pacific Hwy (Southbound), Swansea
Sydney Domestic Airport Sydney Domestic Airport - Meet at Qantas Groups
Check-in located on ground floor at Terminal 3.
Thornton AAJ Depot All Australian Journeys - Thornton Depot
3 Woodford Place, Thornton
Tuggerah Westfield Bus stop near cinemas at the back of
Westfield Shopping Centre, Tuggerah
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