Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

BROOME & THE K IMBERL EY

15 day Kimberley Trail Broome to Darwin Broome • Windjana Gorge • Bell Gorge • Mt. Elizabeth • Mitchell Plateau • Drysdale Station • El Questro • Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles) • Lake Argyle • Katherine • Nitmiluk Gorge • Darwin

Departures: 2019: May 4, 18; Jun 8, 22; Jul 13, 27; Aug 17, 31.

Day 1: Arrive Broome You can arrive in Broome at any time today. An airport transfer is included if you advise us of your flight arrival. Spend the afternoon exploring Broome at your leisure: Broome is one of the most interesting outback towns in Australia. From the age of the dinosaurs and the ancient stories of local indigenous people to the region’s role in early global exploration and the flourishing south sea pearl industry, this cultural melting pot has many a tale to tell. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6.30pm. Please look for a notice in reception. Afterwards, head out for dinner and a drink before we set off tomorrow. (D) Day 2: Broome – Windjana Gorge Departing Broome at 7:00am, LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

are over 350 million years old and home to a diverse array of animals and plants. The perfect place to experience the stunning natural beauty of an outback oasis is the 3.5km geological wonder of Windjana Gorge. Beneath gorge walls rising 90m, search for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and Indigenous bush tucker. After a picnic lunch, the afternoon is spent exploring Tunnel Creek with our local indigenous Bunuba guide, who will share ancient rock art and reveal the legend of his ancestor, Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter who used the tunnel as a hide-out in the late 1800’s. In this 750-metre cave system carved through the Napier Range, we also discover stalactites, secret caves and a large variety of wildlife. A refreshing swim in an idyllic waterhole is a highlight of the day. Return to Windjana Gorge that evening to camp. (BLD) Day 3: Windjana Gorge – Bell Gorge The day is devoted to exploring Bell Gorge, a hidden highlight of the West Kimberley. This idyllic retreat, considered amongst the most beautiful in the area, boasts cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools formed over millions of years – an easy place to relax for a few hours! (BLD) Day 4: Bell Gorge – Galvans Gorge & Mt. Elizabeth En route to the Mt Elizabeth Station Homestead, discover lily-laden Galvans Gorge, and the tranquil retreat of Adcock Gorge, pausing for a refreshing swim. Once arriving at Mt Elizabeth homestead, which has been family operated since 1945 and in recent years has established tourism facilities for all to experience, you will be able to take in the natural beauty and isolation of the property. With creeks, gorges and

travel through the remote and beautiful landscape, as the guide shares stories of local history, people and

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Darwin

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Mitchell Plateau

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the environment. Enjoy a morning tea break by the

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Mt Elizabeth Station

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Fitzroy River and visit the Derby ‘Boab Prison Tree’. Before long

Lake Argyle

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Drysdale Station

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Bell Gorge

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you hit the Gibb River Road, and travel towards the Napier Range. Once a Devonian reef, these mountains

Purnululu NP Bungle Bungle

Broome

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