9 Day Darwin, Kakadu, Kimberley Tours
Kakadu & Kimberley Tours – Departure Dates for 2020.
With a Maximum of 4 to 6 Passengers Per Vehicle. Price Per Person. $4,950.
Departing Darwin at 7.00am, we head east along the Arnhem Highway towards Kakadu National Park, where we learn about magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and visit the Window to the Wetlands interpretative center overlooking the Adelaide and Mary river systems. After a brief stop at the Bark Hut Inn, we cross the South Alligator River and venture into the heart of Kakadu, stopping at the Bowali visitor center and then heading north to the East Alligator River and Border store. At Ubirr Rock we enjoy panoramic views over Kakadu and Amhemland and learn some of the dreamtime stories at the Aboriginal rock art sites.
Overnight camp at Sandy Billabong. (L.D.)
An early start this morning for a cruise on Yellow Waters – home to an amazing variety of bird life and hopefully we will see a few crocodiles too. There is time to visit the Warradjan Cultural centre before heading south to Maguk (Barramundie Gorge) and Gunlom (Waterfall Creek) where we can swim in plunge pools at the base of the waterfalls and explore the rock holes and smaller waterfalls that extend back into the escarpment. (B.L.D.)
This morning we will depart Kakadu and head west on the Victoria Highway. The scenery in this remote region is a mixture of pastoral land, red sand stone outcrops and deep river gorges. We cross the Victoria River and travel through Victoria River Downs and Timber Creek to Keep River National Park where we will camp for the night. (B.L.D.)
Today, we have a full day to explore fascinating Keep River National Park where tropical Livistonia Palms are in stark contrast to the Boab trees with their vastly swollen trunks. This morning we will see ancient Aboriginal Rock Art, artifacts such as stone hawk traps and bush walk through the mini Bungle Bungles. (B.L.D.)
Today we travel into Western Australia through Kununurra and on to the old township of Wyndham where we can enjoy the views from 1100 feet above sea level at the Five Rivers Lookout. We can aqlso have a swim at The Grotto – a waterhole at the base of a winding staircase of 140 steps, set in a natural amphitheatre where the haunting silence is broken only by human voices or bird calls. Crossing the Pentecost River we come to Jack’s Waterhole – a lovely spot for another refreshing swim and our campsite for the night. (B.L.D.)
The 4 wheel drive track is quite rugged today but our comfortable vehicle and the spectacular scenery make it all worthwhile. Adcock Gorge is our first stop for a refreshing swim before heading to Bell Creek. A steep walk to the top of the cliffs of Bell Creek Gorge is rewarded with dramatic, panoramic views of the spectacular waterfalls. Overnight camp at Bell Creek. (B.L.D.)
Today we visit Lennard Gorge which although only a few kilometres long is bounded by very high cliffs. A short walk from the 4WD track takes us to the Lennard River. The views from the ridge are breathtaking and a climb down the gorge to the river is rewarded with a cool swim. We then travel to the famous Windjana Gorge where the Lennard River cuts through the 350 million year old coral/limestone reef. Walking through the gorge we see a wide array of local flora and fauna as well as examples of primeval life forms fossilised in the gorge walls. Overnight camp at Windjana Gorge. (B.L.D.)
Bring your torch with you this morning to discover the ancient cave system at Tunnel Creek. This subterranean passage extends almost a kilometer under the Napier Ranges, an area rich in bush ranger history. Your guide will tell you about Pigeon – the outlaw who used the caves as his hideout late last century. Continuing west we come to the old town of Derby, home to the Kimberleys’ Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air. In Derby we visit the lock up at the huge Prison Boab tree and learn more of the interesting tale of Pigeon.
Overnight Derby. (B.L.D.)
Leaving Derby we join the Great Northern Highway for the last leg of the journey to Broome. Established as a pearling port in the 1880’s, Broome is a bustling town with a multicultural population. Your tour guide will give you a brief tour of the town sights before our trip concludes with transfers to your accommodation. For those flying out of Broome today, transfers to the airport are also available. For those staying in Broome your guide can help by suggesting some of the local attractions you might choose to visit in the next few days. (B.L.)
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Frequently Asked Questions.
What vehicle will I be traveling in?
Our Kakadu & Kimberley Tours are carried out in comfortable new air-conditioned Toyota Hilux or Land Cruiser Four Wheel Drives.
With a maximum number of 4 to 6 passengers per vehicle.
Personal luggage is carried in our purpose built Off Road Trailers along with all other necessary equipment for the tour.
Is food supplied?
On our tours we provide you with continental breakfasts daily, consisting of fruit juice, cereals, tea & coffee, toast and jams. Lunch and dinner will also be provided as indicated and these will consist of fresh salads and cold meats, sandwiches, pasta dishes, barbecues and cooked meals. We also provide storage for cold drinks and foods as we are traveling.
How much luggage can I bring?
Each passenger is entitled to take one suitcase – weight limit of 50 kilos. You should also have a small day bag or pack which you can carry on walks & tours. Baggage over the prescribed limit cannot be carried.
What else do I need to bring?
A jacket and warm clothes for the cooler months. Sleeping bag, Shorts, trousers and shirts for the tropics. Swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, and sun protection. Clothing should be casual and footwear comfortable. Personal toiletries Don’t forget to bring your camera along with plenty spare batteries. Money or credit card for personal expenses such as drinks, souvenirs and optional day tours.
Do I Need Travel Insurance?
Travel Insurance is not included with this trip. We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including, but not limited to, health, baggage, loss of monies through cancellation, additional expenses incurred through illness or personal liability prior to travel and early return following death of a relative).
I’m not very fit, will I make it through to the tip?
Our tours have been designed to suit a reasonable level of fitness. Being able to do some walking along nature trails and cope with remoteness in the Outback is essential. People who suffer from lack of tolerance or are not of general good health should not consider going on an extended tour of this type.
Note: If you need special medication, it is advisable to bring your own adequate supply for the duration of the tour.
On this journey we are traveling to very remote regions. Occasionally things happen which may require a change to the itinerary. To enjoy the full benefit of your journey you should not be rigid with your expectations. Be flexible, open-minded and prepared for the unexpected because after all, this is outback Australia.