Territory Explorer & The Kimberley

The contrasting landscape of the Kimberley is simply unforgettable. Enjoy a 21 day journey where you'll visit the iconic Uluru, Kakadu and Kings Canyon.

21 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,095
  • 2018 Ayers Rock > Broome

    Northern Wonder

    No stone is left unturned on this epic journey across the heart and top end of Australia’s frontier. Shaped by eons of exposure to the wild elements, the rugged beauty of this region is stunning and your time in this incredible land will be simply unforgettable.

    Uluru is always a special place to visit, but it will be something else thanks to the spectacular Field of Light artwork. Delight in taking one of the world’s great train trips, The Ghan, before exploring sultry Darwin and the fascinating landscape of Katherine Gorge. The beauty of Yellow Water Billabong and the grace of the Ord River will take your breath away. Sink deep into the stories and culture of traditional owners and marvel at the extraordinary ingenuity of farmers and miners. Your journey will conclude in one of the loveliest parts of Western Australia, the vast sandy beaches of Broome.

    Tour Code:

    YBA

    Duration:

    21 Days

    Departure City:

    Ayers Rock

    Return City:

    Broome

  • 21 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Uluru
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to the heart of Australia. Begin your discovery of the ‘Red Centre’ this afternoon with a visit to the Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Enjoy your Special Stay for the next two nights where you will enjoy a welcome dinner.

      Optional luxury camp - Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131°. This will substitute accommodation and tour activities. (Additional expense, must be booked before departure.)

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Uluru
      Highlights:
      Kata Tjuta
      Freechoice

      Be filled with wonder as the sun rises over Uluru, followed by breakfast and an informative walking tour of significant sights around its base, or choose a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride to the viewing point overlooking Uluru. Alternatively, see the desert from the top of a camel or enjoy a trek around the base of Uluru.

      Discover the mysteries of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge during your afternoon visit.

      Enrich

      Tonight enjoy a unique dining experience set amidst the ‘Field of Light’. With Uluru as a back drop, as the sun sets and the lights start to twinkle, just like the stars above, you’ll enjoy canapés and authentic Australian cuisine.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Uluru > Kings Canyon
      Highlights:
      Rim walk

      Travel to the rugged Kings Canyon. Walk along the rim to discover a beautiful area of cool waterholes or stroll along the canyon floor for a more relaxed walk.

      Optional flight - An opportunity to gaze in wonder at this amazing canyon from the air on a scenic flight. (Additional expense.)

      Your overnight stay is at the Kings Canyon.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Kings Canyon > Alice Springs
      Highlights:
      Royal Flying Doctor Service

      Observe the majesty of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you approach Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous outback town. Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the legendary Royal Flying Doctor Service, then check into your hotel for a two night stay. Dinner tonight is served outdoors and is an outback bush BBQ with bush damper cooking and entertainment by a bush balladeer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Alice Springs
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Journey by 4WD to the oasis of Palm Valley or experience the grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges and Standley Chasm. Alternatively, enjoy a Taste of the Outback.

      Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel with the Sounds of Starlight Didgeridoo Theatre.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Alice Springs > The Ghan
      Highlights:
      Gold Class

      Visit Anzac Hill for panoramic views of Alice Springs before an Aboriginal Cultural Tour to the Alice Springs Desert Park and a visit to the School of Air. All aboard for your overnight Special Stay on the famous Ghan train (Gold Class). This is one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge before dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - The Ghan > Darwin
      Highlights:
      Nitmiluk National Park

      On arrival in Katherine, gain an insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk National Park, the Jawoyn people, or enjoy a cruise through Katherine Gorge. Rejoin The Ghan for your trip to Darwin where you will enjoy a five night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or visit Litchfield National Park. Take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or a tour of the WWII Bombing of Darwin. Later enjoy a dinner cruise on  Darwin Harbour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Day at leisure

      For dinner tonight why not enjoy the Mindil Markets, featuring over 300 stalls of food, specialty arts and crafts.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Day at leisure

      Relax and take pleasure in your surroundings before dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose a cruise on the Adelaide River, home to the ‘jumping crocodiles’ or take a day trip to Litchfield National Park. Alternatively, enjoy a sunset cruise on Darwin Harbour, take the hop-on-hop-off bus around town or do the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Darwin > Kakadu National Park
      Highlights:
      Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

      Travel to the amazing World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. Visit Bowali Visitors Centre for a greater understanding about the area before cruising on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and bird life. Your hotel tonight is the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, built in the shape of an actual crocodile.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Kakadu National Park > Katherine
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Katherine Gorge Dinner Cruise

      Optional flight - Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain. (Additional expense.)

      Heading south you stop at Pine Creek named after the many pine trees that Overland Telegraph workers found during construction of this incredible telegraph line, which connected Australia to the rest of the world in 1872. Visit Nitmiluk National Park, home to the breathtaking Katherine Gorge. Tonight enjoy a Special Stay, nestled in natural bush.

      Enrich

      Be transported into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and explore their culture and history as you cruise through spectacular Katherine Gorge. Enjoy the stories with the magnificent backdrop of towering cliff faces that change colour as the sun sets.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Katherine > Kununurra
      Highlights:
      Ord River Cruise

      Journey to Western Australia and let the vast expanse of the Kimberley slowly reveal itself. Visit Lake Argyle, the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere, and take a breathtaking cruise on the Ord River. Marvel at the vast variety of bird life, immense gorge walls and river scenery before arriving at your hotel in Kununurra for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Kununurra > El Questro
      Highlights:
      Gibb River Road

      Optional flight - An optional flight over the Bungle Bungles gives you a chance to see the orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures. (Additional expense.)

      Enrich

      Your local guide this morning will take you on a tour of the farming region around Kununurra. Hear stories about how this town has become the ‘fruit bowl’ of Australia and learn about the region’s famous fragrant timber, the sandalwood tree.

      Travel along the famous Gibb River Road to the acclaimed El Questro Wilderness Park. Set in the untamed Kimberley landscape, El Questro began life as a working cattle station. Your two night Special Stay is in deluxe tented cabins.

      Optional homestead stay - Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the deluxe El Questro Homestead, an exclusive retreat perched atop the magnificent Chamberlain gorge. This will substitute accommodation and touring activities. (Additional expense, must be booked before departure.)

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - El Questro
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose between a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge or an outback experience learning about traditional medicines, hunting techniques and the use of fire on a culture and history tour of El Questro. Alternatively, relax with a picnic hamper and enjoy the ambience of this amazing place or join a park ranger on a bird tour.

      Sundowners

      Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset at Emma Gorge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - El Questro > Halls Creek
      Highlights:
      Argyle Diamond Mine

      Visit the world’s largest single producer of diamonds on your tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine. Learn about the open cut mine and the original Indigenous inhabitants. Tonight, stay at Halls Creek, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Yiyili Aboriginal School
      Enrich

      Visit the Yiyili Aboriginal Community School for a chance to meet the principal, hear about the school and see the local artwork.

      Visit China Wall, a natural white stone wall that looks like the Great Wall of China but in Western Australia. Cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge. You may even spot local wildlife including sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles. Our overnight stay is at Fitzroy Crossing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Boab prison tree
      Enrich

      Have a yarn with a traditional land owner whose grandfather was both a prisoner and prison warden at the remarkable Boab prison tree. View the tree and visit one of the oldest ‘supermarkets’ and ‘chemists’ in the world replete with no walls or cash registers. Enjoy a cup of tea with an old drover where you can sit and reminisce about the Kimberley cattle industry of old.

      Optional flight - Take an optional scenic flight over the azure waters and islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago including Horizontal Falls. (Additional expense.)

      Arrive at the jewel of the Kimberley, the town of Broome for a two night stay. It’s the perfect place to relax with its long stretches of white sand beaches and warm tropical waters. With a rich history in pearling and a strong multicultural foundation, you’ll fall in love with this unique town.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at Zanders or Kichi Kichi Malaysian, both at Cable Beach, or at the Bali Hai Café.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Broome
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Discover the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea Pearl on a tour of Willie Creek Pearl Farm or enjoy a colourful and informative tour taking in the city sights on a Harley-Davidson Trike. Alternatively, soak up the views from the top of a camel at sunset along the famous Cable Beach or enjoy an open top town tour.

      Finish the day with a farewell dinner with new friends.

      Optional flight - An opportunity to fly in a seaplane and experience the Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating ride. (Additional expense, replaces Freechoice.)

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Broome
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      It’s time to leave the wonders of the Kimberley and head home.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 27 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 39 meals – 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 18 dinners