Kimberley Outback Tours – Top End & The Kimberley Tour

Top End & The Kimberley – 8 Day – Darwin to Broome

On this tour, you will experience the best of the Top End while you travel south, and then west into the Kimberley.

Experience the best of the Kimberley before finishing in Broome.

Price $4500.00 pp

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Kimberley Cat Cruise on Lake Argyle Included in Tour

Tour Information

The Top End and the Kimberley 8 Day Darwin to Broome

Highlights & Inclusions

For those who would like to see the highlights of the NT Top End plus the best of the Kimberley. Eight days, starting in Darwin and ending in Broome.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Experienced Guide

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tunnel Creek
  • Windjana Gorge
  • Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge
  • King Leopold Range National Park
  • Bell Gorge
  • Galvans Gorge
  • Home Valley Station
  • Zebedee Springs on El Questro
  • Bungle Bungle Range
  • Cathedral Gorge
  • Piccaninny Lookout
  • Echidna Chasm
  • Lake Argyle Dam
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Litchfield National Park

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day One - Darwin to Katherine

This morning we commence early, departing Darwin by 7am, after collecting everyone from their Darwin accommodation.

We welcome you to the stunning Litchfield National Park with its many warm and inviting waterfalls and rapids. Enjoy an invigorating swim and spend time exploring this spectacular region.

After that, we make our way south towards Katherine.

This afternoon you will enjoy a sunset cruise at Nitmiluk, and dinner as the sun sets on the beautiful Katherine Gorge.

(Katherine, Motel room) (LD)

Day Two - Katherine - Lake Argyle - Kununurra

Passing through the huge cattle stations today we descend from the Northern Territory plateau as we cross the mighty Victoria River and head west into WA and the town of Kununurra.

The newest town in Western Australia, Kununurra was born as part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme in the 1960’s.

Today we explore Lake Argyle as we cruise, swim and enjoy a unique sunset on Kimberley Cat.

(Ivanhoe Village, Cabin – Ensuited) (BBasketLD)

Day Three - Kununurra to Purnululu Nat Park

Take a Kununurra town tour before crossing the diversion dam and once again travelling the Great Northern Highway, this time through the spectacular Carr Boyd Ranges as we head towards the Bungle Bungles.

We will spend time exploring part of the magnificent Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungle Range.

We will take a walk through the Bee Hive Domes as we make our way into Cathedral Gorge and later take a walk through the very special Echidna Chasm.

Tonight, we stay at a camp at the Bungles Safari Tent or Halls Creek Motel (depending on availability). (BLD)

Day Four - Purnululu Nat Park to Home valley Station

Today we visit one of Western Australia’s oldest towns. We will drive to the top of Bastion Range to view 5 major rivers of the East Kimberley as the make their way into the Cambridge Gulf.

This afternoon we cross the iconic Pentecost River towards Home Valley. Home Valley Station is a training base for indigenous people to learn hospitality and pastoral skills.

(Home Valley Station-Guest Rooms) (BLD)

Day Five - Home Valley Station to Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge

There is a lot of exploring ahead of us today.

Our first stop is Galvin’s Gorge, you will have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in this stunning Gorge.

We continue our journey along the remote Gibb River Road with its creek crossings and lush gorges.

(Mt. Hart Wilderness Lodge – Ensuited Safari tent) (BLD)

Day Six - Bell Gorge - Mt Hart

Today’s journey is a drive to Bell Gorge, one of the most iconic gorges of the Gibb River Road.

After taking a relatively flat walk, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to take a swim in a magical Kimberley waterhole.

The more adventurous may then choose to go further to the larger bottom waterhole.

We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the perfect location.

After lunch, we will head deep into the King Leopold Conservation Reserve. Tonight, we will be in the heart of the Kimberley.

(Mt. Hart Wilderness Lodge – EnsuitedSafari tent) (BLD)

Day Seven - Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge

This morning we have time to explore this peaceful place, take a walk or even a swim in Barkers Pool. Mt Hart was a working cattle station which proved to be

Mt Hart was a working cattle station which proved to be unviable and was eventually handed back before becoming a conservation reserve.Here you will hear the dingo’s howl and the

Here you will hear the dingo’s howl and the bird watchers amongst us will no doubt be delighted.

Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge — Ensuited Safari tent) (BLD)

Day Eight - Fitzroy River Lodge to Broome

We start our final day early as we explore more of the Napier Range, an ancient limestone reef.

We will take a walking tour through Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system, carved beneath the Napier Range by Tunnel Creek.

Windjana Gorge is part of this same Devonian limestone reef system, carved by the Lennard River.

This afternoon we make our way back to Broome where we say farewell to new friends.

Departure Dates – Tour Notes – Tour Vehicle Info – T&C’s

Top End & The Kimberley - 8 Day Broome-Darwin Or Darwin-Broome

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6 July 2018Broome to DarwinBook This Date Now
16 July 2018Darwin to BroomeBook This Date Now

What to Bring

It is essential that you bring a torch, shoes you don’t mind getting wet – and we mean fully immersed in water: ideally, wet shoes, sandals or old runners, broad-brimmed hat with sun visor for all round protection, sunscreen, swimming costume and towel, good walking/trekking shoes, a personal water bottle and a pillow.

It is also recommended that you bring insect repellent, warm clothes for the evening (particularly if travelling in Winter), personal toiletries and first aid, with any personal medication required.

You will also need to bring a pillow and a sleeping bag.

Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements.
  • This tour is only for fit and active people, who can hike 5-9kms a day over uneven terrain, often in high temperatures. Temperatures can be extreme i.e. very high during summer days and very cold during winter nights. The operator reserves the right to assess the fitness capability of passengers prior to tour departure.
  • Due to distances covered, this trip involves early departures on some morning and frequent stops between destinations.
  • This tour is not suitable for children.
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.  Failure to purchase travel insurance may result in out of pocket expenses in the case of accident, illness or road closures.  We recommend Travel Insurance that includes coverage for Medical Evacuation.
  • It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is your responsibility to contact us with your preferred accommodation pick up point. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.

Terms & Conditions

These are the Terms and Conditions under which Kimberley Outback Tours noted below. Payment of the Tour deposit represents an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below.

BOOKINGS, DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS

You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20% per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed. The deposit will be required within 7 days of booking. The balance of payment is due 30 days prior to departure date. Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars inclusive of GST for Australia and are valid for travel until 30 September 2018.

CREDIT CARD FEESIf paying by credit card a small transaction fee of 1.1% is applicable. Cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard.

If paying by credit card a small transaction fee of 1.1% is applicable. Cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard.

CANCELLATIONSFor cancellations made within 29 days of your scheduled departure, you will be held financially responsible for your entire reservation, unless Kimberley Outback Tours Pty Ltd can fill the vacancy. Changes of reservation date or early departure are treated as cancellations and will carry the same fee. You

For cancellations made within 29 days of your scheduled departure, you will be held financially responsible for your entire reservation, unless Kimberley Outback Tours Pty Ltd can fill the vacancy. Changes of reservation date or early departure are treated as cancellations and will carry the same fee. You are, however, always welcome to send a friend or a family member in your place.

Note: Management reserves the right to re-assign, cancel or change seats in unforeseen circumstances.

  • 30 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit;
  • Between15 and 29 days prior to departure, we will retain 50% of the total booking cost
  • 14 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.

Cancellation fees will not be waived as a result of:
• Sickness or injury.
• Delayed, rescheduled or missed flights or connected travelling.
• Climatic, political or social incidents

HEALTH, FITNESS & MOBILITY

We will assume all passengers are in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness and we are not liable for any injury, illness during any activity. If a passenger requires any special mental or physical assistance, then a companion to help and assist must accompany them.

We will not be responsible for any costs associated with cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend comprehensive Travel Insurance be purchased to cover the loss of deposits, medical emergencies and all cancellation costs in case your health and fitness status should change.

BOOKING EXTRAS & LUGGAGE LIMITS

Passengers are requested to notify Kimberley Outback Tours of any special requirements, related to diet or health requirements at the time the booking is made. We will notify all third parties of these requirements and will endeavour to ensure they are met. However, we cannot guarantee that all special requirements will be met in all instances.

Luggage is restricted to 15-20kg soft bags per person with a small day pack for easy access of sunglasses, sunblock, camera, etc.. Passenger’s luggage is entirely at their own risk during the tour.

LIABILITY

Kimberley Outback Tours do not accept any responsibility or liability for any injury, loss, damage, change of itinerary or inconvenience caused either directly or indirectly as a result of events which are outside of Kimberley Outback Tours control. Kimberley Outback Tours will not be liable for any loss, damage, omission or act of negligence or otherwise committed by third parties or other operators, their assignees or agents.

Itineraries are correct at time of publication and may differ slightly to the one displayed in the brochure/website. Occasionally itineraries change as operators make changes based on feedback from past travellers or due to weather or conditions.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION:

No seats are allocated on tour. Rotation of seats is encouraged for interaction with fellow passengers

  • No smoking is allowed onboard our tour busses.
  • At the discretion of Kimberley Outback Tours, if any passenger’s conduct or condition is creating an unsafe environment for themselves, other passengers or tour operator, they will not be permitted access to the bus to continue the tour and no refund will be paid.
  • Most tours require a certain level of participation. This may include assisting and cleaning with the preparation of meals and setting up camp.

Customer Feedback

We can’t recommend this tour enough. We look forward to more wonderful experiences with this fabulous company. Thank you all so much.

Bob

We grew together as a group and formed friendships.  We learned about the aboriginal dreamtime, the rainbows and sunsets.

Amanda S

A wonderful exciting adventure, The scenery was truly amazing. our guide was informative ,caring and very knowledgeable about the area

Morza

Every day we travelled through the scenic Kimberley ranges on roads that you wouldn’t want to take your own car on, to beautiful places that you wouldn’t find on your own. Most days, this involved a bushwalk to a river or a lake, with a swim or boat trip. A highlight was a challenging 1 hour walk up a dry river bed, for a welcome swim in a deep pool under a 60 metre droplet waterfall at Emma Gorge in El Questro Wilderness Park.

Roger S

About us

Kimberley Outback Tours commenced touring in the Kimberley in 2006.  We have gradually expanded across the Kimberley, introducing many Australian and International visitors to our wonderful part of Australia. Kimberley Outback Tours prides itself on offering something for everyone, no matter which way you like to travel, with Tours, Accommodation, Camping and Self Drive Packages. So please come join us as we help you discover the very best of the Kimberley and beyond.

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