Top End & Kimberley Spectacular

13 Days
Darwin to Broome
From (AUD)
$ 7,395
Dates & Pricing

2022 Darwin > Broome

Kimberley Dreaming

Let the spectacular Kimberley share its many stories with you as you journey into the heart of this incredible region.
Discover the many delights of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit billabongs, spot crocodiles and immerse yourself in the ancient stories of this land. A dinner cruise on Katherine Gorge is a highlight, as is spending time on the breathtaking Ord River. Journey along the famed Gibb River Road to El Questro Wilderness Park and marvel at the beauty of Chamberlain Gorge. Have a yarn with a traditional landowner and hear his stories; the people you meet along the way will be just as memorable as the landscapes you encounter. Bid farewell to your new friends in Broome, but not before exploring the tropical waters and pristine beaches of this gorgeous town.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
KKA
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Darwin
Return City:
Broome

Selected Itinerary

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Darwin

    Welcome to Darwin. Enjoy a two night stay, beginning with a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Darwin

    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 the WWII Bombing of Darwin tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Darwin > Kakadu National Park

    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 of the area before cruising on Yellow Water Billabong, spotting crocodiles and birdlife. Overnight stay in Kakadu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Kakadu National Park > Katherine

    Optional flight - Take an optional flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s-eye view of the wetlands and rocky terrain (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

    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, 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

  5. Day 5 - Katherine > Kununurra

    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. Enjoy afternoon tea and a tour of Hoochery Distillery, before arriving in Kununurra for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Kununurra

    Optional flight - Opt for a flight over the Bungle Bungles and a chance to see the orange and black stripes of these massive sandstone structures (at additional cost, please book prior to departure).

    Enrich

    Learn about Miriuwung country around Kununurra with our local Indigenous guide.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kununurra > El Questro

    This afternoon, take a breathtaking cruise on the Ord River. Marvel at the vast variety of birdlife, immense gorge walls and river scenery. 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 at Emma Gorge.

    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 (at additional cost, must be booked prior to departure and will substitute accommodation and touring activities). Please note 2022 Homestead availability is very limited, please enquire for further details.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - El Questro

    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

  9. Day 9 - El Questro > Halls Creek

    Admire the striking colours of the massive Carr Boyd Ranges as you travel the Great Northern Highway to Halls Creek. Visit a local Indigenous gallery. Tonight, stay at the Halls, on the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Halls Creek > Fitzroy Crossing

    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

  11. Day 11 - Fitzroy Crossing > Broome

    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.

    Arrive at the town of Broome, the jewel of the Kimberley. With a rich history in pearling and a strong multicultural foundation, you’ll fall in love with this unique town. Enjoy an orientation tour, ending at Cable Beach for sunset. Enjoy a two night stay in Broome.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Broome

    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, enjoy a cultural experience of Broome with an indigenous local or soak up the views from the top of a camel along the famous 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 experience the Horizontal Falls on an exhilarating seaplane flight (at additional cost and replaces Scenic Freechoice touring and activities. Please book prior to departure. Please note this is subject to availability and may be impacted by neap tides).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Broome

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

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our term and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Enjoy dinner as you watch the sun set on a Katherine Gorge cruise
  • Feel the wind through your hair as you cruise on the Ord River
  • Visit Litchfield National Park with its unusual termite mounds
  • Watch the Kimberley sky change colours while sipping on Sundowners at El Questro
  • Look for the big crocs as you cruise on Yellow Water Billabong

Handcrafted inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group land journey
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences e
  • Your choice of 12 Scenic Freechoice activities f
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event s
  • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays t
  • 23 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 10 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Scenic Special Stays
  • Cicada Lodge Katherine
  • El Questro Wilderness Park

Pricing & Availability