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Territory Explorer & The Kimberley

20 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,095
  • 2019 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 with the spectacular ‘Field of Light’ artwork it will be something else. 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:

    20 Days

    Departure City:

    Ayers Rock

    Return City:

    Broome

  • 20 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Uluru
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

      Welcome to the very 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 and your welcome dinner.

      Optional luxury wilderness camp stay - Opportunity to upgrade your stay to the luxurious Longitude 131° luxury wilderness camp. 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

       Optional flight - View Uluru and Kata Tjuta from the air. (Additional expense).

      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 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:
      Scenic 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 Service

      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 Service). 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

      Enjoy breakfast on board as you gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape.Upon arrival in Katherine, choose between a guided cruise through Katherine Gorge, where you will marvel at the towering red ochre sandstone walls and hear stories of the Jawoyn people or enjoy The Ghan’s cultural experience that will take you to the heart of this area.  Create your own indigenous painting, learn to throw a spear and hear ancient Dreamtime tales. Reboard the train and travel to Darwin for your four night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Scenic 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. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Day at leisure

      Relax and take pleasure in your surroundings before dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Darwin
      Highlights:
      Scenic 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 11 - 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. Enjoy an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Kakadu National Park > Katherine
      Highlights:
      Scenic 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’ll stop at Pine Creek, named after the many pine trees that Overland Telegraph workers found during the 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 in Katherine, nestled in natural bush.

      Enrich

      Be transported into the spiritual world of the Jawoyn people and explore their culture and history on a dinner cruise through 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 13 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Kununurra > El Questro
      Highlights:
      Gibb River Road

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

      Enrich

      Your local guide 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 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. Enjoy a two night Special Stay in deluxe tented cabins.

      Optional El Questro Homestead upgrade - Take the 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 15 - El Questro
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Choose to take a cruise through Chamberlain Gorge or a culture and history tour of El Questro, learning about traditional medicines, hunting techniques and the use of fire. Alternatively, join a park ranger on a bird watching tour.

      Sundowners

      Relax over evening drinks at the airstrip while capturing stunning views of the sunset over the Cockburn Ranges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - 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 the Halls Creek, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing
      Highlights:
      Scenic 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. Cruise the Fitzroy River through the exquisite Geikie Gorge and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including sawfish, stingrays and freshwater crocodiles. Stay overnight at Fitzroy Crossing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Boab prison tree
      Enrich

      Relish the opportunity to have a yarn with a traditional landowner 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, without 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 the incredible Horizontal Falls. (Additional expense).

      Arrive at the town of Broome, the jewel of the Kimberley. It’s the perfect place to relax with 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. Enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 19 - Broome
      Highlights:
      Scenic 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 along the famous Cable Beach or enjoy a town tour that includes sunset at Cable Beach. Finish the day with a farewell dinner with new-found friends as you reminisce about your adventures.

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Broome
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      It’s time to leave the wonders of the Kimberley behind and head home, taking beautiful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Handcrafted luxury inclusions
    • Small group touring with no more than 40 guests
    • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Your choice of 23 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 36 meals – 19 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (L) and 16 dinners (D)
    • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
    • Return airport transfers