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Canning Stock Route Tour Broome to Newman or Broome 16 days × × × × × × ×
Canning Stock Route Tour Broome to Newman or Broome 16 days

Canning Stock Route Tour Broome to Newman or Broome 16 days

The Canning Stock Route 16 day journey via Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory (loved by bird watchers) Paraku IPA, Durba Springs, Wardabunni & Onegunyah Rockhole, Durba Springs to Wiluna & Newman WA

The Canning Stock Route 16 day journey includes Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Wardabunni Rockhole, Durba Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Lake Disappointment, Glen Ayle Station, then the rich mineral & Gold rush areas around Wiluna and Newman.

Tour includes travel by luxury Toyota Landcruiser GXL  vehicles (4 persons per vehicle), 3 nights motel accommodation (Broome, Halls Creek and Newman), all meals, fees, permits, professional 4WD driver guides, delicious healthy meals, deluxe & modern camping gear supplied including full height tents, stretchers if required, hot showers & real toilet.

Price of 16 day Canning Stock Route tour from Broome to Newman. Marble Bar option – Add return to Broome 2 days including extra 1 night accommodation (optional BHP Whaleback mine tour available) plus sightseeing at Marble Bar & 80 Mile Beach  - Add $ 680. (can be paid after online booking)

Our Canning Stock Route Tours travel the original Canning Stock Route created by Albert Canning in 1908 for Kimberley cattlemen to take their stock to the southern markets. The route includes 51 wells and stretches 2,013 kilometres from Halls Creek to Wiluna in Western Australia. The Canning Stock Route now forms one of the most remote and challenging four wheel drive tracks in the world…. Our route takes us via awesome desert landscapes as we travel via the Great Sandy Desert, Tanami and Gibson Deserts through gibbers, sandhills, ancient ranges and salt lakes
 
Our journey includes Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory region (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Wardabunni Rockhole, Durba Springs, Diebel Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Lake Disappointment, Helen Hill, Slate Range, Ural Native Title Well, Glen Ayle Station, then the rich mineral & Gold rush areas around Wiluna and Newman.
Tour includes Toyota Landcruiser GXL 100 vehicles (max. 4 persons per vehicle in convoy) , 4 nights motel accommodation (Halls Creek, Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community, Wiluna, and Newman), all meals, fees, permits, professional 4WD driver guides, delicious healthy meals, comfortable most modern camping gear supplied including full height easy up tents, stretchers if required, comfortable mattresses or swags if preferred, linen and pillow cases, showers & real toilet.
Alice Springs or Broome departures are same departure dates, with return options – please ask.

Broome to Newman or Broome. 16 days from Broome to Newman WA (to fly to Perth) or return to Broome via Marble Bar – 17 days. Our journey includes Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community, Wardabunni Rockhole, Durba Springs, Diebel Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Lake Disappointment, Helen Hill, Slate Range, Ural Native Title Well, Glen Ayle Station, then the rich mineral & Gold rush areas around Wiluna and Newman.  SEATS AVAILABLE – ASK FOR DETAILS 

Canning Stock Route Tours

Join us Departing on this 16 day tour from Broome to Newman WA to fly out or return to Broome via Marble Bar - 17 days.
OR – Depart from Alice Springs.

Note Alice Springs departures meet Broome departures near Balgo /  Lake Gregory after travelling from Alice Springs via Tanami Track, Tillmouth Well and Rabbit Flat.  Both tours travel together and overnight at Canning SR end at Wiluna and visit Well 2. Alice Springs tour returns on Gunbarrel Highway (created by Len Beddell) via Carnegie, Everard Junction, Warburton (great Aboriginal art work), Giles Weather Station, Schwerin Mural Crescent, Docker River, Uluru, Alice Springs

Canning Stock Route Tours – Itinerary from Broome – see note at end re from Alice Springs
 
Day 1 – Broome - You will be collected from the airport in Broome or meet at our groups pre-arranged accommodation. Enjoy your leisure time in Broome during the day and join us for a debriefing and group dinner that evening and a good nights rest before the big adventure.
Day 2 - After breakfast we depart via the vast savannah grasslands, majestic Boab trees and powerful mountains of the Western Kimberley crossing the Fitzroy River near Willare. Travelling on we stop at a giant boab tree over a thousand years old, and appreciate more of the uniqueness of these trees. We travel via the Erskine Ranges to historic Fitzroy Crossing where we have time to visit the local Aboriginal Art centre and purchase art if desired. We travel adjacent the Napier Range, the ancient Devonian era limestone reef that was formed 350 million years ago by coral like creates, when this area was under seawater. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch by the Fitzroy River. Travel on viewing ancient mesas and stopping at scenic Ngumban Cliff lookout, and later Marys Pool, popular with many native birds, and crocodiles. We arrive Halls Creek Hotel for overnight.  B, L, D
Day 3 – Leaving Halls Creek we take the Tanami Track road south toward Alice Springs and Wolf Creek Crate. We travel via Ruby Plains, and vast cattle station still owned and operated by S. Kidman & Co the pioneering pastoralist who ruled the cattle country of the late 18 & 1900s.  We travel by and see Wolfe Creek Crater, the world 2nd largest meteorite crater, before arrival at the Aboriginal community and owned cattle station of Billilluna, the start of the Canning Stock route. From here we pass by waterholes of Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise) by the Paraku Indigenous Protected Area and check out the birds and wildlife.
   
Paruku is the Walmajarri name for Lake Gregory. Paruku/Lake Gregory is the only lake in the region with a reliable source of fresh water for large numbers of birds and other animals, supporting over 70 species of waterbirds and 175 aquatic species. Surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of arid desert lands, these wetland oases are fed from a catchment in the south-east Kimberley region. More than 100,000 birds visit the wetlands regularly, with up to 60,000 estimated at Mulan Lake at any one time.
Paruku IPA encompasses a variety of desert and semi-desert landscapes undulating red sand plains, salt pans and occasional dunes with stunted eucalyptus. It is dotted with acacias and spinifex, flood plains with swathes of short grasses and low shrubs, and alluvial plains and sand rises.
We visit Bloodwood Bore and Wells 51 and 50, before stopping for our overnight camp at the restored Well 49, the Crystal Well.

Day 4 – On the track again we explore Breaden Pool and Godfrey's tank – named in 1896 after members of David Carnegie’s expedition. We stop at Wells 48 and 47 then it’s into the sand dunes with their unique vegetation and wildlife to arrive at Well 46 for overnight.
Day 5 - We are now in the Great Sandy Desert and check out Wells 45 & 44, and take a break at Gravity Lakes. From Well 43 we head over the Guli Lake System and past Well 42 to stop for overnight amongst the trees near Helena Springs track.
Day 6  - Enjoy the remote early morning nature of this area before arrival at Well 41, known by the locals as 'Tiru'. This was a popular resting spot for the drovers due to good feed here for their cattle. We head south to cross Lake Tobin then to Well 39, where lots of water here attracts abundant bird life including budgerigars. Wardabunni Rockhole & Well 38 is reached today, where we enjoy another night under the stars.
Day 7 - After another great breakfast we arrive at Well 37, where lay the graves of 3 early drovers who died under mysterious circumstances. We learn more of the mystery and their fate at the site, and numerous other stories of early pioneers before Well 36. Travelling on we visit Well 33 then overnight in comfortable and modern style rooms at the Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community. Here we have abundant water and a chance to catch up on personal laundry.
Day 8 – At Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community and store we can do personal shopping and restock some essential supplies & fuel. These remote communities are always fascinating insights into remote desert life. Onwards we visit Wells 32, 31 and 30 (known as Duna Jinnda). After lunch we travel to Thring Rock, a sandstone outcrop with a lookout we climb for a great view of the landscape, before our overnight camp nearby.
Day 9 - More sand dunes today before Well 27, then the rebuilt Well 26 with good drinking water. We take a break here and stock up with water, then travel to shady Well 25 for lunch under the Desert Oaks before arrival at Well 24 for overnight camp. 
Day 10 – We are now also on part of the Talawana Track, which is a direct route to Newman. We see the Capricorn Roadhouse Fuel dump where many Canning trekkers still arrange fuel drops from Newman. Travel on to Georgia Bore, which was sunk in the 1970’s by CRA survey crews. Lake Disappointment is a large salt lake and our goal today. Named by explorer Frank Hann after he was expecting to find a freshwater lake. Overnight and sunset by the lake shore at Lake Disappointment.
Day 11 – We travel several kilometres by the shores of Lake Disappointment to Savory Creek crossing (or diversion crossing depending on water levels) and Well 19. After lunch we visit Onegunyah Rock Hole before majestic Durba Springs where we spend 2 nights in this restful shaded and well watered area.
Day 12 - Durba Springs is known as 'Jilikuru' by the local Martu people, who made this area their home. Elaborate Aboriginal rock art sites are here, and we walk through the Durba Hills area viewing these rock art galleries. Enjoy lunch back at camp and a relaxing easy afternoon as the drovers and cattle did in the good old days.
Day 13 – We leave this little haven and head for Well 16 with its challenging history then the lookout at Well 15 enables a wider view of this incredible landscape. Wells 14 and 13 are visited, then the restored Well 12 with good drinking water.   Then on to wells 11 & 10 and MacConkey Hill for our camp under a starry sky.
Day 14 – Today takes us to Weld Springs (Well 9) and the edge of Glen-Ayle Station, where WA’s first premier John Forrest built a fort in 1874 to defend against Aborigines. We travel off the CSR here to Glen-Ayle Station and then to Wiluna for refuelling, before overnight camp at Well 2 on the southern end of Canning Stock Route.
Day 15 - From our last camp here we travel to the BHP mining town of Newman and check into our welcome hotel after lunch. You can explore Newman or just catch up with all those photos at your leisure. Group dinner this evening in Newman.
Day 16 – Today you have time for an optional morning tour of the monster BHP Mt Whaleback mine. Our CSR Tour ends at 10 am after breakfast and for those flying we will transfer you to Newman airport for your flight to Perth.

Alternatively if travelling back to Broome with us we depart after the mine tour and lunch. We travel through spectacular mineral rich Pilbara country, via Roy Hill, the new Gina Reinhart Iron Ore mine, visit the famous and impressive rock formation that is the Marble Bar then overnight in accommodation in Marble Bar township.
Optional Day 17 – Visit the old Comet Mine before we travel mineral rich mining and Mesa areas of Shay Gap, before we cross the mighty De Grey River. Enjoy lunch at spectacular 80 Mile Beach, then a stop at Sandfire to arrive Broome late afternoon. BL
Includes -

•    Genuine small group travel – Maximum 12 in convoy Toyota Landcruiser vehicles
•    All delicious meals on tour, including breakfasts, lunches and dinners
•    Special diets catered
•    4 nights hotel / motel accommodation
•    12 nights Deluxe camping with comfortable, modern, user friendly equipment including full height Easy Up tents (no centre pole), stretchers if required, self-inflating mattresses, linen and pillow case.
•    Hot showers and real toilet
•    Professional Driver / Guides
•    Satellite phone connection to the world, Emergency services / Flying Doctor if required
•    2 way radio allows communication and sharing between vehicles
•    Personal refrigeration for limited supplies of alcohol and medications
•    Aboriginal Art purchase opportunities direct from source
•    240 Volt and 6 Volt USB charging for cameras and phones

Excludes -

•    Flights to and from departure points
•    Alcohol

Call Now to book or for latest tour dates and availability – Call 1300 763 188

 











  • Duration : 16 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$9,880.00

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Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Rd Tour 8 days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Rd Tour 8 days

Kimberley Broome to Broome via Gibb River Rd Tour 8 days

Kimberley Broome to Broome Tours via Gibb River Road from Broome via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Springs, Drysdale River, Mitchell Falls flight, Galvans Gorge Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek

KIMBERLEY Broome to Broome Tours - 8 day Kimberley Tour with Mitchell Falls & Bungle Bungles

 

Day 1 - Departs Broome 730 am via the Savannah Way. Travel the mighty Savannah grasslands, and cross the Fitzroy River twice. Marvel at the giant boabs, and lunch at Fitzroy Crossing. Visit Halls Creek with gold mining history to overnight at Bungles Bungles Safari camp for our next day in the Bungle Bungles LD

Day 2 - All aboard our day tour into the Bungle Bungles to Cathedral Gorge and learn of the Bungle Bungles heritage and hear some of local nature’s hidden secrets. Be amazed on your walk into Cathedral Gorge, where you will be surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. Arrival into the gorge displays a magnificent amphitheatre designed by nature at its best. Relax in this shaded area and enjoy a memorable picnic lunch before returning on your walk to rejoin the 4WD. Travel to the Bungle Bungle Bush Camp for afternoon tea then join your aircraft to complete your afternoon scenic flight over the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Arriving back in Kununurra approx. 500 pm. Day includes easy to moderate 3 km walk into Cathedral Gorge via the Beehive Domes. Overnight Kununurra or El Questro Station option if booked.

Day 3 -  Check out the fabulous art galleries displaying local works before we depart for the Gibb River Road and El Questro Station, a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning enjoy a walk and optional swim in one of El Questro's many fabulous gorges. After lunch by the riverside, enjoy a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. Late afternoon relax by the river at our El Questro Station homestead riverside camp. BL Dinner own at expense at station restaurant.

Day 4 – This morning relax in the Zebedee hot springs before we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via the Cockburn Range,  and many boab trees to cross  the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. We visit Home Valley Station and stop to view some special Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gion Gion) rock art.  The days journey takes us through varying terrain including high mountains and "jump ups", and some great river crossings as we travel from East to West Kimberley. Enjoy a break at a bird lovers billabong. We take a right turn at the Kalumburu Rd, and can enjoy a cool drink at the bar of the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River cattle Station where we overnight. There's always news to catch up with here, and some tall tales from travellers and locals at this remote Kimberley cattle station.


Day 5 - From Drysdale River Station, we take a 2 hour scenic flight viewing Mt Hann, Deep Gorge and the Rift, then over the magnificent Prince Regent Nature Reserve. We follow the Prince Regent River, fly over numerous unnamed waterfalls, King Cascades, St George Basin, Mt Trafalgar, Prince Frederick Harbour, the Hunter River, Donkins Hill Falls and the spectacular Mitchell Falls. The vast beautiful unspoilt coastline of the wilderness nature reserve is always a heart winner. You may even see crocodiles, dugong and whales. This is a flight over the most remote wilderness area in the world. This is the best way to see this country from the air, the rugged landscape with untouched coastline and tumbling waterfalls will stay in your memory forever. On return we travel south on the Gibb River Rd crossing the Gibb, Hann and Manning Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse. After lunch enjoy a swim of relax at the easy to access and picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings and arrive at Bell Gorge / Imitji Safari Camp for overnight. BLD


Day 6 - Magical Bell Gorge is calling this morning for a walk and swim opportunity in these fresh flowing waters. Enjoy this idyllic setting before our tour climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park. This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. Enjoy morning tea before a walk in Windjana Gorge and the National Park with the abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment - where the mega fauna roamed. We then follow the Devonian Reef / Napier Range road to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don our torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground river system, we follow the ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BLD

Day 7– After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Geike Gorge Fitzroy River cruise and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy a visit to the local Aboriginal art centre then comfortable highway cruising toward Derby, to visit the famous Prison Boab tree, and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft tides!) on King Sound, the world’s longest cattle drinking trough, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Time permitting we visit the Derby wetlands for last looks at Jabiru & Brolgas. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean, and possibly an optional camel ride. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome or optional late flights ex Broome. BLD

Day 8 - Celebrate with a morning swim and/ or breakfast at Cable Beach before tour ends at 10am. Just relax for the day or 2 or there is plenty to do - Broome options include a scenic flight to the awesome Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, or simply shop or relax in Broome's balmy climate.  Home Flights depart from Broome or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres or down the west coast of Western Australia on a Pilbara Karijini National Park Tour, and Burrup Peninsula rock art and more B

Inclusions in Kimberley Broome to Broome Tours

  • Scenic Flight over Bungle Bungles & ground tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccanninny Creek
  • Mitchell Falls, Prince Regent River & Reserve, Kings Cascades, St George Basin, Prince Frederick Harbour & western coastline on a 2 hour scenic flight from Drysdale
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional.
  • 7 nights Accommodated sleeping (add as extra when booking ) or comfy camping. Camp gear includes options of self inflating mattress & /or stretcher, pillow & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for "direct from artist" purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You - and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions

  • 1 dinner own purchase in restaurant. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if prebooked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Broome to Broome Tours via Gibb River Road 8 Days

with Bungle Bungles & Mitchell Falls Depart Darwin 8 days/7 nights with extension option. Tour via Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Drysdale River Homestead, Mitchell Falls (flight), Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Imitji Art Centre, Bell Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome. Meet with Aboriginal elders, meet Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour


Departure most Sundays – Call 1300 763 188



  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$4,780.00

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Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour via Mitchell Falls and Rock Art, Bungle Bungles, El Questro Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, Manning Gorge

Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour via Mitchell Plateau, Mitchell Falls, and Rock Art, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles walks & optional heli flight. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock  art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road tour. Fully accommodated (extra cost) or camping rate shown. Tour CodeKBB12 (Broome to Broome) or Broome Darwin, Darwin Broome options.

Wrap up the Top End – Combine spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.

Consider arriving with us from Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and Aboriginal art communities.

Day 1 – Depart Broome 7 am to travel via the vast savannah grasslands, majestic Boab trees and powerful mountains of the Western Kimberley crossing the Fitzroy River near Willare, Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River before we visit the infamous prison Boab tree with its insights into past and more recent history and cultural significance. We then commence our journey on the Gibb River Road for mystical Windjana Gorge and a walk through the gorge at this special creation “waterhole”. Here is  abundant wildlife and  numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. After lunch we follow the Devonian Reef /Napier Range to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of active stalagmites and stalactites and even an underground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the boab clad ranges and then cross through them again, to travel through sweeping Kimberley grasslands and cattle country to cross the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. Check in at our accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing before a relaxing night and tasty evening meal, with a chance to meet some of the locals. LD


Day 2 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. There is time to check out the local Aboriginal Art Centre and take a look around Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. After a morning cuppa, our journey continues via Mesa & mountain country and we take a photo stop at the scenic  Ngumban Cliffs, where the grey limestone Devonian Reef meets the red sandstone and latertite layers of the Canning Basin. We take a lunch break at the scenic and bird lovers Marys Pool on the Mary River. Halls Creek is next with its gold mining history including the tale of Russian Jack, before the local Aboriginal Art Centre (time permitting). Travel on to Mabel Downs Cattle Station and to the Bungles Bungles Safari Park for overnight. BLD


Day 3 – Today we drive amongst the domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available approx $280 for 18 minutes – fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD


Day 4 – We farewell the Bungle Bungles today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged.  Here you can view the latest works, meet the artists and find some bargain art. After Turkey Creek, we travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine for then relax with a sunset cruise on Lake Argyle and optional swim. Overnight at Lake Argyle Village Resort. BLD


Day 5 – Depart for Kununurra, a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. Kununurra highlights including the Ord River Scheme and Sandalwood factory) We stock up here and check out the local Aboriginal art galleries before heading to Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf and Wyndham. We also visit Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas. We then join the Gibb River Rd, to arrive at El Questro resort for a late afternoon relax at the resort. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, mountains, rivers and gorges. Dinner at ELQ restaurant own expense. BL Overnight at El Questro


Day 6 – El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Here is where the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, enjoy a walk in spectacular Emma Gorge or alternative El Questro or Amelia Gorge, before a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BLD.


Day 7 – Today we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view this ancient sweeping river and landscape from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River, and another river crossing. View Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn off the Gibb River Road onto the Kalumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before we stop at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for fuel and supplies.  We continue our travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD Overnight on Mitchell Plateau


Day 8 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the easy 2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls.View several large galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Walk out is also an option. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base.  BLD


Day 9 – Heading south we Drysdale River then take a break at the Drysdale River Station, before we cross the Gibb River.  We settle in at the Mt Elizabeth Station and with nearby Aboriginal community and grassy campground for comfortable camping or station style accommodation is available. BLD


Day 10 – This morning some special rock art sites are visited which include majestic Bradshaw / Gwion and powerful Wandjina Aboriginal rock art sites. We return to the Gibb River Rd, and head south, crossing the Hann and Barnett Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse, then Manning Gorge waterhole. This is one of the gems of the Kimberley, for a swim and play and relax, or take the 3 hour return hike to spectacular Manning Gorge Falls with more rock art and a swim at the falls. BLD


Day 11 –  Enjoy picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings to Bell Gorge for a walk and swim by the falls. Overnight at Bell Gorge / Silent Grove / Imitji Safari Camp. BLD


Day 12 – After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Imitji store and Aboriginal community and art centre before the scenic drive through spectacular Kimberley range and cattle country. We drive through the King Leopold Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap then through unique geology and the Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. We cross the Lennard River, and traverse the King Leopold Ranges & Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap.  We arrive Derby and visit the the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft. tides!) on King Sound. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean. Tour completes in Broome. This nights accommodation own arrangements – please ask. BL


Next Day Options – A day to celebrate your journey. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the many sights or activities Broome has to offer. Options include a trip to Horizontal Falls, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. Home Flights available or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs or Pilbara Karijini National Park.


Inclusions


  • Bungle Bungles tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccaninny Creek + Echidna Chasm
  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter scenic ride close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Lake Argyle, Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro & Geike Gorge at Fitzroy Crossing
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown, including vegetarian options.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
  • Optional Accommodation upgrades available if pre booked .
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions


  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points

  • Duration : 12 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$6,995.00

Enter Number of Participants *

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Kimberley Broome to Broome Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Broome Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days

Kimberley Broome to Broome Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Broome to Broome Tour 14 days via Gibb River Road includes Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N) & more ..

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days
via Gibb River Road  includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorges & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Aboriginal Art Centres (Tour Code KBBA14)


Enjoy spectacular Kimberley scenery and visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) art sites. Share this unique opportunity to learnancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. Enriching andfulfilling experiences in the lands of the world’s longest survivingculture. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn aboutAboriginal Lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicinesand food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.


Included in 14 day Kimberley Complete tours – KBBA14


  • 3 cruises – Included are Geike Gorge (at Fitzroy River Crossing) & Chamberlain Gorge at El Questro. Lake Argyle
  •  1-4 flightsMitchell Falls helicopter
    included, 3 Optional flights are Mitchell Falls / Kings Cascades/St
    George Basin flight, Bungle Bungles flight, Horizontal Waterfalls
    flight)
  • 2 nights El Questro Wilderness Park
  • 3 Bungle Bungles walks
  • 2 Nights Mt Elizabeth Station
  • 2 nights Mitchell Plateau & Mitchell Falls  walks
  • Rock art – Extra exceptional Wandjina, Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion ) rock art sites.

Details – Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days


Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River before we visit the infamous Prison Boab tree. We then join the Gibb River Road for mystical Windjana Gorge and a gorge walk at this special creation “waterhole”. Meet the local freshwater crocodiles and exotic bird life (maybe even a rare Gouldian Finch) in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. Depart Windjana for Tunnel Creek & walk through this 600m cave river system to a special waterhole.  We then travel through sweeping Kimberley grasslands and cattle country
to cross the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. Check in at our accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing before a relaxing night and tasty evening meal, with a chance to meet some of the locals. LD


Day 2 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, and
marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. After a morning cuppa, and comfortable highway cruising we enjoy lunch at a scenic picnic spot.We take a look around Fitzroy Crossing whcih is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Our journey continues via Mesa & mountain country and we take a photo stop at the unusual Ngumban Cliffs, and a break at the scenic and bird lovers Marys Pool on the  Margaret River. Halls Creek is next with its gold mining history including the tale of Russian Jack, before the local Aboriginal Art Centre . Travel on to Maryvale Cattle Station and to the Bungles Bungles Safari Park for overnight. BLD


Day 3 – A day tour with heli flight option (recommended) in the Bungles Bungles in Purnululu National Park
Experience the extraordinary Bungle Bungles by 4WD. Marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge, Beehive Domes and Piccanninny Creek and after lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flight available.  Overnight Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD


Day 4 – Visit the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre, then travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine for Kununurra highlights (Ord River Scheme, Sandalwood factory, Zebra rock art gallery) then relax with an optional swim and overnight at Lake Argyle. BLD


Day 5– Kununurra is a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. We stock up here and check out the local Aboriginal art galleries before heading to Wyndham and lunch at Five Rivers Lookout over the spectcular Cambridge Gulf. After lunch its RAMSAR listed Parry’s Lagoon (Marglu Billabong) for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas, and some quiet time in the Bird Hide.  Back onto the Gibb River Rd, to El Questro. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges where we enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at
their fine outdoor restaurant. Overnight El Questro BLD


Day 6 – A Gorge walk to Emma Gorge sacred waterhole and a swim in the refreshing waters is available before we soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including lunch by Jackaroos waterhole, another in the Pentecost at the station before a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River.  Overnight at El Questro resort. B,L, Dinner at restaurant own expense.


Day 7 – Today we journey the the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River crossing. We visit Home Valley Station and view Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before a break at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for overnight. BLD


Day 8 – After breakfast we travel north  through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit vast galleries of Munurru Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD


Day 9 Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the 2 hour 4 Km downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large rock art galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At the top of Mitchell Falls we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and distant coastline. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base (or accommodation if pre-arranged).  BLD 

Day 10 – Travel today is down the Gibb River Rd with a break at the Drysdale River Station – and a great opportunity for bird watching or just enjoying the water and paperbark & pandanas palms. Back on the Gibb River Rd we take a break at the Hann River then leave the Gibb passing Dodnum Aboriginal community to Mt Elizabeth Station for overnight. BLD


Day 11 – More great rock art today on Mt Elizabeth Station and swimming options such as in Wunnumurra Gorge with a spectacular waterfall and a deep pool and big Wandjina and beautiful Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art. Overnight Mt Elizabeth BLD


Day 12 – We depart Mt Elizabeth with a stop at Mt Barnett Roadhouse where we may meet some of the local Ngarinyin Aboriginal people and from nearby Kupungarri Aboriginal Community. Next a swim at Galvans Gorge on then travel through spectacular mountain scenery including Phillips Range and approaching the King Leopold Range to Magical Bell Gorge for a walk and swim opportunity in these fresh flowing waters. Overnight near Imitji Community at Bell Gorge safari camp for overnight. BLD


Day 13 – After breakfast our tour climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park.  This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. Enjoy a visit to the Mowanjum Aboriginal art centre  (an opportunity to meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community, and Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft tides!) on King Sound. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean, and possibly an optional camel ride. After tasty treats on Cable Beach, we enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome. BLD


Day 14  – Celebrate arrival at the Indian Ocean with a morning swim and breakfast at Cable Beach before tour ends at 10am.  Optional Activities include a scenic flight to the Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm,visit spectacular & controversial James Price Point, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. You can store your
gear with us to enjoy the day before flights home or alternate destinations or consider travelling with us on a Karijini National Park & Pilbara Tour or to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres. B


Inclusions


  • Small group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Helicopter flight for photos at Mitchell Falls – Longer flights available over coast.
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • 13 nights accommodation- motel style option or camping or combination
  • All camping gear which is modern and easy to use
  • Comfortable sleeping options (self inflating mattress or stretcher).
  • Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. Celebration completion meal.
  • Guided cruises of Geike Gorge and Fitzroy River, and Chamberlain River Gorge
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.

Exclusions


  • Helicopter flights at Bungle Bungles – Approximately $285 for an 18 minute flight or longer options.
  • 1 Dinner at El Questro (1 included) restaurants. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available all locations if booked early.
  • Flights to and from departure points.

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tours 14 days


via Gibb River Road (CodeKBBA14)  includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles
(2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres


Broome to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Darwin to Broome options – via El Questro Wilderness Park, Bungle Bungles, Gibb River Rd, Mitchell Falls,  El Questro, Bungle Bungles, Geike Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Elizabeth, Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary, Gibb River Rd


Tour Codes – Broome to Broome KBBS14 or Broome to Darwin KBDS14 or Darwin to Broome KDBS14



  • Duration : 14 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$7,995.00

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Kimberley Broome to Darwin Gibb River Rd 8 days with Home Valley and Manning Gorge × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Darwin Gibb River Rd  8 days with Home Valley and Manning Gorge

Kimberley Broome to Darwin Gibb River Rd 8 days with Home Valley and Manning Gorge

Kimberley Broome to Darwin via Gibb River Road – 8 days / 7 nights with Home Valley Station Manning Gorge Katherine, Kununurra, Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs and more ...

Kimberley Broome to Kununurra via Gibb River Road – 8 days/7 nights with Home Valley Station & Mt Barnett. Extension options also available to Darwin. If departing Darwin tour via Katherine, Kununurra, (alternatively from Broome via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek) to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome.  Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders & Aboriginal artists,visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour, Fully Accommodated or camping options

Broome to Darwin Tour – Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days with 1 cruise & Bungle Bungles walks and 4WD tour via Gibb River Road – with El Questro, Bungle Bungles walks and flight option. Departs Broome via Fitzroy Crossing Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Home Valley Station, Pentecost River, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungles Bungles for easy walk to Cathedral & Piccanniny Creek. From Kununurra travel via Victoria River escarpments, Katherine hot springs to Darwin or optional fly out from Kununurra. Optional day flight with walk option to Mitchell Falls and extreme North Western coastline and Lake Argyle cruise or overnight options. Visit Aboriginal communities, meet Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour. Fully Accommodated or camping options. Broome to Darwin Tour is Code KBDM8 or Broome to Kununurra KBKM8  Book Tour

Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days

Includes –

  • Broome to Darwin 8 days or Kununurra exit option.
  • 1 Cruises – Geike Gorge
  • El Questro, Bungles walks & Gibb River Rd
  • Mitchell Falls flight option with optional walk to Merton & Mitchell Falls
  • Accommodated or Comfy Camping – all bedding, full height tents, self inflating mattresses or stretchers
  • Bungle Bungles Domes walk to Cathedral Gorge and Picanniny Creek
  • El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs Emma Gorge, Cockburn Range, Jackaroos waterhole
  • Pentecost River, Hann, Durack, Fitzroy River crossings
  • Cattle Stations of Home Valley, Mt Barnett, El Questro, Ellenbrae Station, Mt House and more
  • Galvans & Windjana Gorges, Tunnel Creek walks / swims, Jandamarra story, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Aboriginal artists, Wandjina & Gwion rock art sites.

Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days

–  Itinerary –

Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River. We visiit the culturally significant Prison Boab Tree and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre and Derby township. Heading east on the Savannah Way we arrive at Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Its then a short drive to Geike Gorge for a 1 hour sunset cruise on the mighty Fitzroy River through the Devonian Reef. Overnight accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing. LD

Day 2 – We drive through the Devonian Reef / Napier Range to Tunnel Creek, well hidden in the fascinating geology of this limestone reef with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. Here we can don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. Alternatively take a short walk in the shady and refreshing surrounding area by the creek that feeds the underground water system. Travelling on we follow the range and cross through them again, to arrive for lunch and a short walk in Windjana Gorge National Park with abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed.

Driving on now on the Gibb River Road, we cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass.  Our tour then climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park. This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings before the Imitji Aboriginal Community and store. Here we have unique Aboriginal artwork and one of the few real coffees your can find on the Gibb (except our BYO). Overnight Imitji  / Bell Gorge Safari Camp

Day 3 – After a tasty breakfast we head off the Gibb for a walk into picturesque Bell Gorge  We are deep in the Kimberley now, and time permitting enjoy a swim and relax at the easy to access and scenic Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too. We arrive at the beautiful Manning Gorge water hole campground for swimming or relaxing or if accommodated, Mt Barnett Roadhouse for overnight. BLD

Day 4 - Enjoy an early swim in this large picturesque and safe waterhole surrounded by large paperbark trees. A 3 hour return walk to Manning Gorge Falls is also available for active walkers. We continue on the Gibb River road crossing the Hann River, and travelling through Ellenbrae and Home Valley stations. At the Durack River crossing we enjoy a stop on the river bank then traverse several more small water crossings to the mighty Pentecost River and view the stunning Cockburn Range from a high vantage point. Overnight El Questro. BL dinner own cost in restaurant

Day 5 – An optional 2 hours return walk up Emma Gorge (or alternative gorge) to a waterfall is available or simply relax among the boabs and comforts of the resort.  This morning enjoy the Zebedee Hot springs nestled in the Livingstonia Palms against 1.8 Billion year old King Leopold sandstone escarpments. Warm water flows from here and the springs are a delight for reflecting the journey and relaxing in the true Kimberley way. Enjoy lunch by Jackaroos waterhole,then an afternoon swim in the Pentecost River at the resort. We depart El Questro and travel travel on to Wyndham, Western Australia’s most northerly town and awe at the landscape from Five Rivers Lookout, with views over the spectacular river systems and wetland flood plains feeding Cambridge Gulf. We visit the wetlands of Parry’s Lagoon, a Ramsar listed site and haven for wetland birds from afar. The bird life at Parry Lagoon is some of the richest in the Kimberley, with Brolgas, Jabiru, Whistling Ducks, Egrets, waders, and many more. We leave the region adjacent the Cockburn Ranges and boab trees, having completed the Gibb River Rd, to arrive Kununurra for overnight. BLD

Day 6 – Depart 830 am to experience Kununurra, ‘the eastern gateway to the Kimberley’ and surroundings by air with a morning scenic flight over the renowned Ord Irrigation area, mighty Ord River Scheme and the enormous man made Lake Argyle before arriving at the Bungle Bungle where you transfer to an air-conditioned 4WD. On your short overland travels to Cathedral Gorge learn of the Bungles heritage and hear some of local nature’s hidden secrets. Be amazed on your walk into Cathedral Gorge, where you will be surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. Arrival into the gorge displays a magnificent amphitheatre designed by nature at its best. Relax in this shaded area and enjoy a memorable picnic lunch before returning on your walk to rejoin the 4WD. Travel to theBungle Bush Camp for afternoon tea then rejoin the aircraft to complete your afternoon scenic flight over the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Arriving back in Kununurra approx. 500 pm. Day includes easy to moderate 3 km walk into Cathedral Gorge via the Beehive Domes. On return, enjoy some free time relaxing by the lake or check out some art bargains. Overnight in Kununurra. Dinner own expense local restaurant.

Day 7 – Fly to Darwin option otherwise depart Kununurra at 7am via spectacular Victoria River mountain landscapes, travelling savannah cattle country, then Timber Creek.  Here we climb the escapement for an expansive view over the Victoria River and learn of the Nackaroos, the “Northern Force” that scouted the region on horseback protecting Australia’s coastal border during World War II. We stop at the Durack Monument, Victoria River Roadhouse then on to Katherine hot springs for a dip – time permitting. Then on to the Stuart Highway for the last 300 km run into Darwin, arriving approximately 7pm BLD Optional flights to several major Australian cities which depart Darwin late evening/ early am.

Day 8 – Tour completes in Darwin after breakfast 10am allowing flight or transport connections, or Kakadu or Litchfield or other tour options.

Options to extend time in Kununurra for Mitchell Falls flight day or Lake Argyle cruise day

Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days

Inclusions

  • Broome to Darwin or Kununurra
  • 1 Cruise at Geike Gorge, Bungles walks & Gibb River Rd
  • Mitchell Falls flight option with optional walk to Merton & Mitchell Falls
  • Accommodated or Comfy Camping – full height tents, self inflating mattresses or stretchers
  • Bungle Bungles Domes walk to  Cathedral Gorge and Piccanniny Creek
  • El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs Emma Gorge, Cockburn Range, Jackaroos waterhole
  • Pentecost River, Hann, Durack, Fitzroy River crossings
  • Cattle Stations of Home Valley, Mt Barnett, El Questro, Ellenbrae, Mt House Lissadell, Mabel Downs and more
  • Galvans & Windjana Gorges, Tunnel Creek walks / swims, Jandamarra story, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Aboriginal artists, Wandjina & Gwion rock art sites.
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional. Celebration dinner at journey end.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping. Camp gear includes options of self inflating mattress & /or stretcher, pillow & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

NOTE this tour maybe able to be can be extended 1 day to allow for flight and walk at Mitchell Falls – see here

Exclusions for Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days

  • 1 dinner own purchase in restaurant. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at most locations if prebooked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Departure most Sundays – Check dates on website or call 1300 763 188

  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$4,780.00

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Kimberley Broome to Darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle Tour 12 Days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle Tour 12 Days

Kimberley Broome to Darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle Tour 12 Days

Kimberley Broome to Darwin, Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour via Mitchell Falls and Rock Art, Bungle Bungles, El Questro Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, Manning Gorge

Kimberley Broome to Darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle tour 12 Days


This Kimberley Broome to Darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour via Mitchell Plateau, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana
Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles walks & optional heli flight. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road tour. Fully accommodated or camping options. Tour Code KDB12 (Darwin to Broome) or Broome Darwin, Darwin Broome to Broome options.


Next Departures   – Usually Sundays – May to September – Please Ask

Map for Kimberley Broome to darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour


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Wrap up the Top End – This Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour combines spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.

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Details for Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

Day 1 Depart Darwin 8am to travel overland to Lake Argyle or fly to Kununurra options available. Travel via the Stuart Highway via Adelaide River, and Katherine, the NT’s 3rd largest town. We turn west on the Victoria Highway (part of the Savannah Way) and pass through rich cattle country and spectacular rugged mountain landscapes through Gregory National Park to Victoria River and Timber Creek. Enjoy views of the Stokes Range. We travel to cross the NT/WA state border and arrive in Lake Argyle for overnight. Overnight at Lake Argyle Village Resort. LD

Day 2 - Enjoy an 8am morning cruise on Lake Argyle and optional swim. After our cruise depart for Kununurra, when we cross the overflow channel and make a brief stop in Kununnurra for supplies and to check out the Aboriginal Art gallery, drive through some of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, and visit the Sandalwood factory and plantations. Kununurra is a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. We head south down the Great Northern Highway / Savannah Way to overnight at the Bungle Bungles safari camp – optional accommodation to ensuite tents available – BLD

Day 3 – Today we drive amongst the Bee Hive domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available approx $280 for 18 minutes – fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD

Day 3 – Today we drive amongst the domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available approx $280 for 18 minutes - fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD

Day 4 - We farewell the Bungle Bungles today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged.  Here you can view the latest works, meet the artists and find some bargain art. After Turkey Creek, we travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine for El Questro Resort. On the way we visit Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf and Wyndham. We also visit Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas. We then join the Gibb River Rd, to arrive at El Questro resort for a late afternoon relax at the resort. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, mountains, rivers and gorges. Dinner at ELQ restaurant own expense. BL Overnight at El Questro

Day 5 - El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Here is where the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, enjoy a walk in spectacular Emma Gorge or alternative El Questro or Amelia Gorge, before a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BLD.

Day 6 – Today we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view this ancient sweeping river and landscape from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River, and another river crossing. View Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn off the Gibb River Road onto the Kalumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before we stop at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for fuel and supplies.  We continue our travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD Overnight on Mitchell Plateau

Day 7 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the easy 1-2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Walk out is also an option. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base.  BLD

Day 8 – Heading south we Drysdale River then take a break at the Drysdale River Station, before we cross the Gibb River.  We settle in at the Mt Elizabeth Station and with nearby Aboriginal community and grassy campground for comfortable camping or station style accommodation is available. BLD

Day 9 - This morning some special rock art sites include majestic Bradshaw / Gwion and powerful Wandjina Aboriginal rock art sites. After the rock art tour we return to the the Station for a relaxing aternoon or waterhole swim. Overnight Mt Elizabeth Station. BLD

Day 10 - Back to the Gibb River Rd, we head south, crossing the Hann and Barnett Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse, then time permitting visit Manning Gorge waterhole. This is one of the gems of the Kimberley, for a swim and play and relax, with more rock art on show here. Later Enjoy picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings and enjoy a visit to the Imitji store and Aboriginal community and Imitji art centre before the scenic drive through spectacular Kimberley range and cattle country. We drive through the King Leopold Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap then through unique geology and the Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. Overnight Winjana Gorge.

Day 11 - Take in the mystical Windjana Gorge and a walk through the gorge at this special creation “waterhole”. Here is  abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. We drive alongside the Devonian Reef /Napier Range to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of active stalagmites and stalactites and even an underground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the boab clad ranges and then cross through them again, to travel through sweeping Kimberley grasslands and cattle country to cross the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. Check in at our accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing before a relaxing night and tasty evening meal, with a chance to meet some of the locals. LD

Day 12 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. There is time to check out the local Aboriginal Art Centre and take a look around Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. After a morning cuppa, our journey continues via Derby to visit the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft. tides!) on King Sound. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean. Tour completes in Broome. This nights accommodation own arrangements – please ask. BL


Inclusions for Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

  • Bungle Bungles tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccaninny Creek + Echidna Chasm
  • King Edward River extensive Bradshaw / Gion Gion, Wandjina Aboriginal rock art
  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter scenic ride close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Lake Argyle, Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro & Geike Gorge at Fitzroy Crossing
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown, including vegetarian options.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
  • Optional Accommodation upgrades available if pre booked .
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions

  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour small group 4WD Tour – 12 days Broome to Broome with Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro

Kimberley Lake Argyle & rock art Tours from Darwin to Broome via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle,El Questro plus Derby, Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Gibb River Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight option, Kununurra, Halls Creek.

 Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

12 Days / 10 Nights comfy camping rate is $6,995- includes helicopter at Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles tour to Cathedral Gorge & Piccaninny Creek, exceptional extra rock art sites, two cruises on Chamberlain Gorge & also Geikie Gorge

Accommodation upgrade is available in most locations.

Accommodation expenses in the Kimberley are high due to the remoteness of the infrastructure. We have kept the upgrade prices to a minimum.

Single Supplement $139 per night.

Call 1300 763 188 or  0417 244 600

Other dates and departures from Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Kununurra - please ASK


  • Duration : 12 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$6,995.00

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Kimberley Broome to Darwin Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Darwin Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days

Kimberley Broome to Darwin Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Broome to Darwin Tour 14 days via Gibb River Road includes Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N) & more ..

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Broome to Darwin Tour 14 days via Gibb River Road  includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorges & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Aboriginal Art Centres

Enjoy spectacular Kimberley scenery and visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) art sites. Share this unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. Enriching and fulfilling experiences in the lands of the world’s longest surviving culture. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal Lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.

This Kimberley Kimberley Broome to Darwin Complete Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle Tour 14 Days travel clockwise from Broome via Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, to Mitchell Plateau, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles walks & optional heli flight. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road tour. Fully accommodated or camping options.


Unique features –


  • Mount Elizabeth Station 2 nights allows for full day rock art tour
  • Accommodation Options available
  • Beautiful King Edward River camp and swim on Mitchell Plateau with Mitchell Falls walk and heli flight

Next Departures   – Usually Sundays – May to September   – Please Ask    See Dates or Book Tour

Wrap up the Top End – Combine spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.  Visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Aboriginal rock art sites. A unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. These are enriching and fulfilling experiences in the land of the world’s longest surviving culture.

Tour itinerary – Kimberley Rock Art Tours via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro – Broome to Broome – Darwin & Kununurra link options available)

Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River. We visit the culturally significant Prison Boab Tree and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre and Derby township. Heading east on the Savannah Way we arrive at Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. It is then a short drive to Geike Gorge for a 1 hour sunset cruise on the mighty Fitzroy River through the Devonian Reef. Overnight at Fitzroy Crossing. LD

Day 2 – We drive through the Devonian Reef / Napier Range to Tunnel Creek, well hidden in the fascinating geology of this limestone reef with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. Here we can don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. Alternatively take a short walk in the shady and refreshing surrounding area by the creek that feeds the underground water system. Travelling on we follow the range and cross through them again, to arrive for lunch and a short walk in Windjana Gorge National Park with abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed.

Driving on now on the Gibb River Road, we cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass.  Our tour then climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park. This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We travel through vast Kimberley woodlands and river crossings to Bell Gorge for a walk and swim by the nearby picturesque waterfall  Overnight Imitji  / Bell Gorge Safari Camp

Day 3 – After a tasty breakfast arrive at the Imitji Aboriginal Community and store. Here we have unique Aboriginal artwork and one of the few real coffees your can find on the Gibb (except our BYO). Further on and time to enjoy a swim and relax at the easy to access and scenic Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art and good swimming and photos too. We visit the beautiful Manning Gorge water hole which is large, picturesque and safe, surrounded by large paperbark trees. for swimming or relaxing. If time permits for active walkers, consider the energetic 3-4 hour return walk to Manning Gorge Falls (with swim) We travel on this afternoon to arrive Mt Elizabeth Station for overnight BLD

Day 4 – There is lots of rock art in this area, and we visit some major majestic Bradshaw / Gwion and powerful Wandjina Aboriginal rock art sites plus a waterhole with optional swim available. We enjoy a day of rock art and an introduction to cattle station life and some brilliant woodland stops too and maybe spot a Wallaroo or Brolgas. Overnight Mt Elizabeth Station. BLD

Day 5 – Another morning to explore Mt Elizabeth before we head off on the Gibb River Rd, turn off up the Kalumburu Road, traverse the Gibb River and arrive at Drysdale River Station for overnight. BLD

Day 6 – We travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD  Overnight on Mitchell Plateau

Day 7 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the mid to easy 2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large rock art galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art and other styles –  (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight ride over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base.  BLD

Day 8 – Leaving the Mitchell Plateau, we travel to the Gibb River Rd, and enroute lunch at a peaceful waterhole, and view another rock art gallery. We travel country where some of the Australia The Movie scenes were filmed, and cross the Pentecost River adjacent the spectacular Cockburn Range. Overnight at El Questro.   Dinner in restaurant own expense. BL

Day 9 – Relax and soak up the healing waters of Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including a Chamberlain Gorge cruise, and views of El Questro and the Chamberlain River & Pentecost Rivers from Pigeon Lookout. Relax for a second night at El Questro. BLD

Day 10 – After a tasty breakfast, we travel on to Wyndham, Western Australia’s most northerly town and awe at the landscape from Five Rivers Lookout, with views over the spectacular river systems and wetland flood plains feeding Cambridge Gulf. We visit the wetlands of Parry’s Lagoon, a haven for wetland birds from afar. The bird life at Parry Lagoon is some of the richest in the Kimberley, with Brolgas, Jabiru, Whistling Ducks, Egrets, waders, and many more. Our day then takes us through rugged mountain scenery past the Argyle Diamond Mine to the Bungle Bungles safari camp for overnight – BLD

Day 11 – Today we drive amongst the Bee Hive domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights are also available approx $280 for 18 minutes – fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD

Day 12 – We farewell the Bungle Bungles region today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where artist Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged.  Here you can view the latest works, possibly meet the artists, and find some bargain art. After Turkey Creek, we arrive in the town of Kununurra after crossing the Ord River and travelling through the Ord River (Irrigation) Scheme. Kununurra is a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. Here we stock up supplies and can visit one of the largest Aboriginal Art galleries in the region. Arrive at Lake Argyle and relax with a sunset cruise on Lake Argyle and optional swim. Overnight at Lake Argyle Village Resort. BLD

Day 13 – Fly to Darwin option otherwise depart Lake Argyle via spectacular Victoria River mountain landscapes, travelling savannah cattle country, then Timber Creek.  Here we climb the escapement for an expansive view over the mighty Victoria River and learn of the Nackaroos, the “Northern Force” that scouted the region on horseback protecting Australia’s coastal border during World War II. We stop at the Durack Monument, Victoria River Roadhouse then on to Katherine hot springs for a dip – time permitting. Then on to the Stuart Highway for the last 300 km run into Darwin, arriving approximately 7pm BLD

Day 14 – Tour completes in Darwin after breakfast 10am allowing flight or transport connections, or Kakadu or Litchfield or other tour options.

Inclusions

  • Ground tour and walk in to Cathedral Gorge & Picanninny Creek
  • Mitchell Falls walk and helicopter flight close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals including vegetarian options.
  • Optional extra for Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping included – Your choice.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions

  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants
  • Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points


Kimberley Broome to Darwin Complete Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle Tour 14 Days plus Derby, Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Gibb River Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight option, Kununurra, Halls Creek.

Accommodation upgrade is available in most locations. Accommodation expenses in the Kimberley are high due to the remoteness of the infrastructure. We have kept the upgrade prices to a minimum.


  • Duration : 14 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$7,895.00

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Kimberley Darwin to Broome Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Darwin to Broome Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle  Tour 14 days

Kimberley Darwin to Broome Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Tour 14 days

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Darwin to Broome Tour 14 days via Gibb River Road includes Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N) & more ..

Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Darwin to Broome Tour 14 days
via Gibb River Road  includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvan’s Gorge, Windjana Gorges & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Aboriginal Art Centres (Tour Code KDBA14)

Enjoy spectacular Kimberley scenery and visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) art sites. Share this unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. Enriching and fulfilling experiences in the lands of the world’s longest surviving culture. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal Lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.

Included in 14 day Kimberley Complete tours – KDBA14


  • 3 cruises – Included are Geike Gorge (at Fitzroy River Crossing) & Chamberlain Gorge at El Questro. Lake Argyle
  •  1-4 flightsMitchell Falls helicopter included, 3 Optional flights are Mitchell Falls / Kings Cascades/St George Basin flight, Bungle Bungles flight, Horizontal Waterfalls flight)
  • 2 nights El Questro Wilderness Park
  • 3 Bungle Bungles walks
  • 2 Nights Mt Elizabeth Station
  • 2 nights Mitchell Plateau & Mitchell Falls  walks
  • Rock art – Extra exceptional Wandjina, Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion ) rock art sites.

Details – Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle Darwin to Broome Tour 14 days


DEPARTS FROM DARWIN


Day 1 – Overland to Lake Argyle departing from Darwin at 800 am (fly to Kununurra options available). Travel via the
Stuart Highway via Adelaide River, and Katherine, the NT’s 3rd largest town. We turn west on the Victoria Highway (part of the Savannah Way) and pass through rich cattle country and spectacular rugged mountain landscapes through Gregory National Park to Victoria River and Timber Creek. Enjoy views of the Stokes Range. We cross the NT/WA state border (no nuts, fruits, honey etc) and arrive in Lake Argyle for overnight. LD


Day 2 – Enjoy a relaxing and informative cruise on Lake Argyle (8-10am) and optional swim in their infinity pool with high, spectacular views over the lake and rugged mountain ranges. Depart for Kununurra, a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. Kununurra highlights including the Ord River Scheme and Sandalwood factory.  We stock up here and check out the local Aboriginal art galleries  then travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine to our overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Park on Mable Downs Station adjacent Purnululu National Park. BLD


Day 3 – We tour and walk in the Bungles Bungles in Purnululu National Park. Marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge, Beehive Domes and Picanninny Creek and after lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flight available.  Overnight Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD


Day 4 – Visit the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre (time permitting) before heading to Wyndham and lunch at Five Rivers Lookout over the spectacular Cambridge Gulf. viewing the stunning Cockburn Range. After lunch its Ramsar listed Parry’s Lagoon (Marglu Billabong) for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas, and some quiet time in the Bird hide. On to the Gibb River Rd to El Questro. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges where we enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at their fine outdoor restaurant. Overnight El Questro BLD


Day 5 – A Gorge walk to Emma Gorge sacred waterhole and a swim in the refreshing waters is available before we soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including lunch by Jackaroos waterhole, another in the Pentecost at the station before a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River.  Overnight at El Questro resort. B,L, Dinner at restaurant own expense.


Day 6 – Today we journey the the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River crossing. We visit Home Valley Station and view Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before a break at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for overnight. BLD


Day 7 – After breakfast we travel north  through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit vast galleries of Munurru Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD


Day 8 Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the 2 hour 4 Km downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large rock art galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At the top of Mitchell Falls we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and distant coastline. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base (or accommodation if pre-arranged).  BLD 


Day 9 – Travel today is down the Gibb River Rd with a break at the Drysdale River Station – and a great opportunity for bird watching or just enjoying the water and paperbark & pandanas palms. Back on the Gibb River Rd we take a break at the Hann River then leave the Gibb passing Dodnum Aboriginal community to Mt Elizabeth Station for overnight. BLD


Day 10 – More great rock art today on Mt Elizabeth Station and swimming options such as in Wunnumurra Gorge with a spectacular waterfall and a deep pool and big Wandjina and beautiful Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art. Overnight Mt Elizabeth Station BLD


Day 11 – We depart Mt Elizabeth with a stop at Mt Barnett Roadhouse where we stock up and may meet some of the local Ngarinyin Aboriginal people from nearby Kupungarri Aboriginal Community. Travel in to Manning Gorge
with its lovely paperbark lined waterhole and giant boabs – and for the walkers, a walk to a spectacular waterfall and swimming hole, or simply relax on the sandy beach. More rock art here too. BLD


Day 12 – After breakfast we head down the Gibb for an easy and short walk and optional swim at Galvans Gorge, one of the prettiest spots on the Gibb River Road. We travel through spectacular mountain scenery including Phillips Range and approaching the King Leopold Range to Magical Bell Gorge for a walk and swim opportunity in these fresh flowing waters. Overnight near Imitji Community at Bell Gorge safari camp for overnight. BLD

Day 13 – After breakfast our tour climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park.  This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass to arrive at Windjana Gorge National Park before a walk in Windjana Gorge. Here is abundant wildlife including freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed. We then follow the Devonian Reef / Napier Range road to Tunnel Creek with its many boab trees and

picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don our torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BL – dinner own expense at restaurant

Day 14 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Geike Gorge Fitzroy River cruise and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy a visit to the local Aboriginal art centre then comfortable highway cruising to Derby to visit the famous Prison Boab tree, and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (10 metre/30 ft tides!) on King Sound, the world’s longest cattle drinking trough, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to be delivered to your accommodation. Time permitting enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean, and possibly an optional camel ride. Enjoy a celebratory meal before overnight in Broome or late flights ex Broome. Accommodation own arrangement BLD


Next day option –  Optional Activities include a scenic flight to the Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm,visit spectacular & controversial James Price Point, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. You can store your gear with us to enjoy the day before flights home or alternate destinations or consider travelling with us on a Karijini National Park & Pilbara Tour or to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres.


Inclusions


  • Small group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Helicopter flight for photos at Mitchell Falls – Longer flights available over coast.
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • 13 nights accommodation- motel style option or camping or combination
  • All camping gear which is modern and easy to use
  • Comfortable sleeping options (self inflating mattress or stretcher).
  • Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. Celebration completion meal.
  • Guided cruises of Geike Gorge and Fitzroy River, and Chamberlain River Gorge
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.

Exclusions


  • Helicopter flights at Bungle Bungles – Approximately $285 for an 18 minute flight or longer options.
  • 1 Dinner at El Questro (1 included) restaurants. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available all locations if booked early.
  • Flights to and from departure points.

This tour links with our 3 day Darwin Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour


Kimberley Complete Mitchell Falls Mt Elizabeth Lake Argyle DARWIN TO BROOME Tour 14 days


via Gibb River Road (Code KDBA14)  includes Lake Argyle cruise, Mitchell Falls (2 Nights), Bungle Bungles (2N), El Questro (2N), Kununurra, Mt Elizabeth Station (2N), 5 Rivers Lookout, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek, plus exceptional extra remote Aboriginal Rock Art sites and Art centres


You can travel overland via the Tanami Track with us, or be met at Broome WA, for Kimberley programs.

  • Duration : 14 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$7,895.00

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Kimberley Darwin to Broome Gibb River Rd 8 days with Home Valley and Manning Gorge × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Darwin to Broome Gibb River Rd  8 days with Home Valley and Manning Gorge

Kimberley Darwin to Broome Gibb River Rd 8 days with Home Valley and Manning Gorge

Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road – 8 days / 7 nights with Home Valley Station and Mt Barnett / Manning Gorge Katherine, Kununurra, to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs and more ...

Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road – 8 days/7 nights with Home Valley Station & Mt Barnett. Extension options also available. If departing Darwin tour via Katherine, Kununurra, (alternatively from Broome via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek) to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome.  Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders & Aboriginal artists,visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour, Fully Accommodated or camping options


Darwin to Broome – 8 day Kimberley Tour with Bungle Bungles


Day 1 – Overland to Kununurra departing from Darwin at 800 am (fly to Kununurra options available  Travel via the
Stuart Highway via Adelaide River, and Katherine, the NT’s 3rd largest town. We turn west on the Victoria Highway (part of the Savannah Way) and pass through rich cattle country and spectacular rugged mountain landscapes through Gregory National Park to Victoria River and Timber Creek. Enjoy views of the Stokes Range. We travel to cross the NT/WA state border and arrive in Kununurra for overnight. If departing from Broome, travel the Savannah Way via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek to overnight at Mabel Downs Station adjacent Bungle Bungles) LD


Day 2 – Depart 800 am to view the Ord River scheme and Kununurra highlights,  ‘the eastern gateway to the Kimberley’. Travel the Savannah Way overland to the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) and to Cathedral Gorge where we walk into Picanninny Creek,and Cathedral Gorge, surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. Arrival into the gorge displays a magnificent amphitheatre designed by nature at its best. Relax in this shaded area before returning to our 4WD. Consider an optional scenic helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle domes.  Return to our overnight accommodation adjacent the park.  BLD


Day 3 –  Check out the fabulous Warmun art gallery displaying local works before we depart for the Gibb River Road and El Questro Station, a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. On our way we visit the port of Wyndham, Parrys Lagoon (bird lovers waterhole with salty crocs) and the Five Rivers Lookout, high above the Cambridge Gulf. This afternoon after lunch by the riverside, enjoy a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and sunset viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BL Dinner own at expense at station restaurant.


Day 4 – This morning relax in the Zebedee hot springs before a walk at El Questro’s Emma Gorge, with swim option. We then journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via the Cockburn Range,  and many boab trees to cross  the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. We take another look at the Pentecost River on Home Valley Station and enjoy the facilities of Home Valley Station for overnight.BLD



Day 5 – Today we view some special Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gion Gion) rock art.  The days journey takes us through varying terrain including high mountains and “jump ups”, and some great river crossings as we travel from East to West Kimberley, including a stop on the banks of the Durack River. Enjoy a break at Ellenbrae Station and a bird lovers billabong. We take a left turn at the Kulumburu Rd junction, cross the Hann River and visit Manning Gorge waterhole before arrival at our overnight stop at Mt Barnett. BLD


Day 6 – From Mt Barnett we travel south on the Gibb River Rd to secluded and majestic Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings and climb the King Leopold Ranges and travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park. This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass to arrive at Windjana Gorge National Park before a walk in Windjana Gorge. Here is abundant wildlife including freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed. We then follow the Devonian Reef / Napier Range road to Tunnel Creek with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don our torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing for overnight. BL – dinner own expense at restaurant


Day 7– After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Geike Gorge Fitzroy River cruise and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy a visit to the local Aboriginal art centre then comfortable highway cruising to Derby to visit the famous Prison Boab tree, and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (10 metre/30 ft tides!) on King Sound, the world’s longest cattle drinking trough, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to be delivered to your accommodation. Time permitting enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean, and possibly an optional camel ride. Enjoy a celebratory meal before overnight in Broome or late flights ex Broome. BLD


Day 8 – A free day to celebrate starting with a morning swim and/or  breakfast at Cable Beach or a relaxing start to
the day if hotel option is chosen. Tour ends after breakfast by 10am.  Broome optional activities include a scenic flight to the awesome Horizontal Waterfalls, a Cape Leveque day tour or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm,
or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate.  Home Flights depart from Broome or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and art centres or down the West Coast of Western Australia on a Pilbara Karijini National Park Tour, and Burrup Peninsula rock art and more B


Inclusions


  • Bungle Bungles ground tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccanniny Creek
  • El Questro Chamberlain Gorge cruise
  • Fitzroy Crossing, Geike Gorge cruise
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional.
  • All meals as shown.
  • Accommodated sleeping or Comfy Camping. Modern camp gear includes options of stretcher, self inflating foam or air mattress pillows & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions


  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants
  • Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if booked early.
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road – 8 days/7 nights with Home Valley Station & Mt Barnett and extension options. If departing Darwin tour via Katherine, Kununurra, (alternatively from Broome via Fitzroy  Crossing & Halls Creek) to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome.  Tour Code KDM8

Departure most Sundays – Check dates on website or call 1300 763 188




  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$4,780.00

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Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Tour with Bungle Bungles, El Questro, Litchfield or Katherine 13 Days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Tour with Bungle Bungles, El Questro, Litchfield or Katherine 13 Days

Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Tour with Bungle Bungles, El Questro, Litchfield or Katherine 13 Days

Darwin to Broome with Litchfield NP (or Katherine Gorge), via Pine Creek, Katherine, Kununurra, Bungle Bungles walks with flight, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, exceptional rock art, Mitchell Falls, walk.

Tour from Darwin to Broome with Litchfield National Park (and /or Katherine Gorge option), via Pine Creek, Katherine, Victoria River, Timber Creek, Kununurra,  Bungle Bungles walks with flight, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, King Edward River rock art, Mitchell Falls, Drysdale Station,  Mt Elizabeth Station, Mt Barnett, Galvans Gorge, King Leopold Ranges, Imitji, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Mimbi Caves (option), Cable Beach, Broome & optional Horizontal Seaplane flight with Jetboat Cruise

This is an opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road by 4WD tour, Comfy Camping or Accommodation options.

Make the Most of Your Journey  – Combine spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats with this Kimberley Darwin to Broome via Mitchell Falls Tours 13 days. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.  Visit special Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Aboriginal rock art sites. A unique opportunity to learn ancient wisdom, recreating community and nature. These are enriching and fulfilling experiences in the land of the world’s longest surviving culture.


Day 1 – Day prior main tour from Darwin – Litchfield National Park  – Explore Litchfield National Park, one of the Territory’s major attractions. View spectacular features such as Magnetic Termite Mounds towering on the grassland plains, and majestic waterfalls. Discover numerous permanent waterfalls such as Tolmer, Wangi and Florence Falls and watch as they cascade from the sandstone plateaus of the Tabletop Range to create beautiful swimming holes throughout the park. You have the opportunity to swim, and take photographs of beautiful Buley Rockhole lunch and various walks and swims at the other waterfals. Travellers willing and time permitting we also drive into the fascinating Lost City consisting of towering sandstone towers resembling an ancient city. Departing Litchfield we travel via the Stuart Highway via Pine Creek (Ghan history) and Katherine, the NT’s 3rd largest town. Overnight Katherine LD


Day 2 – Overland to Kununurra we head west on the Victoria Highway (part of the Savannah Way) and pass through rich cattlecountry and spectacular rugged mountain landscapes through Gregory National Park to Victoria River and Timber Creek. Enjoy views of the Stokes Range. We travel to cross the NT/WA state border and arrive in Kununurra for stocking fresh supplies. We view the Ord River Scheme. Continue south on the Savannah Way to overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp on Mabel Down Station adjacent Bungle Bungles. BLD


Day 3 – Today we 4WD tour and walk in the Bungles Bungles in Purnululu National Park.Marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge, Beehive Domes and Picaninny Creek and after lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flight available. Overnight Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD


Day 4 –  Check out the fabulous Aboriginal art galleries displaying local works, and time permitting the Sandalwood Factory & plantations of the Ord River Scheme.  Depart for Wyndham, and Parrys Lagoon, a RAMSAR site and attracting massive numbers of migratory and local wetlands birds including Brolga, Jabiru, Whistling Ducks, Magpie Geese, waders and many more. We drive to the top of the mountain to Five Rivers Lookout to view the Ord, Durack, Pentecost, King and Forrest Rivers and the Cockburn Range, and country depicted in the Baz Luhrmann movie Australia. After lunch we commence on the Gibb River Road to arrive at Emma Gorge on El Questro Station for a walk to the waterfall and swimming hole. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Overnight El Questro.


Day 5 – Relax and soak up the healing warm waters of Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including Jackaros Waterhole and a walk in Amelia or El Questro Gorge, then a Chamberlain Gorge cruise, and views of El Questro and the Chamberlain River & Pentecost Rivers from Pigeon Lookout. Relax for a second night at El Questro. Dinner in restaurant own expense. BL


Day 6  – Departing ELQ we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road  via the  Cockburn Range,  and many boab trees to cross  the mighty Pentecost River and view from a high vantage point. We visit Home Valley Station and stop to view some special Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gion Gion) rock art.  The days journey takes us through varying terrain including high mountains and “jump ups”, and some great river crossings as we travel from East to West Kimberley. Enjoy a break at a bird lovers billabong. We take a right turn at the Kulumburu Rd, and can enjoy a cool drink at the bar of the famous working cattle station,  Drysdale River Station.  There’s always news to catch up with here, and some tall tales from travellers and locals at this remote Kimberley cattle station. After refuelling we carry on up the Kalumburu Road through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King  Edward River before our  overnight on Mitchell Plateau at the King Edward River where we overnight after an optional swim in the river by beautiful Kimberley paperbark trees.   BLD


Day 7 – Today we traverse the  Mitchell   Plateau to  Mitchell Falls  and do the easy 2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. If preferring not to walk the Mitchell Falls track, a helicopter transfer is available for approximately $140 each. On the walk we view several large rock art galleries with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. We view the 4 tiered Mitchell Falls from various vantage points, as we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energized waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight ride over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base (or accommodation if pre arranged).  BLD


Day 8 – Before leaving this area, we visit vast galleries of the Munurru Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art. Today is down the Gibb River Rd with morning tea by the Drysdale River – a great opportunity for bird watching or just enjoying the water and pandanas palms. Back on the Gibb River Rd we cross the Hann River visit Mt Barnett Roadhouse and after lunch take a short and easy walk to the beautiful Galvans Gorge with an optional swim. We leave the Gibb to detour to Mt Elizabeth station for overnight. BLD.


Day 9 –
 
More great rock art today as we take a station tour and big Wandjina rock art. The rock art here is some of the finest Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion work, and has been well cared for by local custodians. Enjoy a swim in the waterhole, and a relaxing afternoon before overnight. BLD


Day 10 – Back on the Gibb, we take a short (500m) walk to Galvan’s Gorge for good swimming and photos too!  In the afternoon travel through spectacular Kimberley scenery to Imitji Aboriginal community and Imitji store, then enter the King Leopold Conservation  Area and head for Bell Gorge and Silent Grove where we settle in for the evening or at the Bell Gorge / Imitji safari camp accommodation (if accommodation upgrade is booked). BLD


Day 11 –   After a short walk to the spectacular waterfall and swimming hole of Bell Gorge, we return to the Gibb River Rd and travel through the spectacular scenery of the King Leopold Ranges and pass through the Napier Range, with the rock face likeness of Queen Victoria’s Head before morning tea, then Windjana Gorge National Park and a walk in  Windjana Gorge with the abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. We then follow the  Devonian Reef / Napier Range road to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don our torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and  even an underground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground river cave system, we follow the ranges and cross through them again, to arrive Fitzroy Crossing  for overnight. BLD


Day 12 – Enjoy a relaxing Geike Gorge Fitzroy River cruise and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy a visit to the local Aboriginal art centre then comfortable highway cruising toward Derby, to visit the famous prison Boab tree, and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft tides!) on King Sound, the worlds longest cattle drinking trough at Myalls Bore, the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet the artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community. Depart Derby for Broome and on the way, see some of the biggest and oldest Boab trees in the Kimberley, including the infamous Prison Boab Tree. We arrive Broome and Cable Beach for the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome. BLD 


Day 13 – Tour completes at 10 am or Add the The Horizontal Waterfalls –  (extra cost $850 for 1/2 day flight with jetboat)  Horizontal Water falls flight adventure has morning and afternoon options, and includes 14 seat turbo prop jet seaplane flying directly from Broome to the Horizontal Falls.There you board a  900hp fast boat, the fastest boat in the Kimberley. Experience an exhilarating thrill ride through the falls with our highly experienced skipper. Now it’s time to sit back and relax as you cruise through the spectacular untouched surrounding bays and creeks. Experience the thrill of swimming in a huge croc/shark free cage and feeding our friendly fish.  Enjoy a cooked breakfast or Barramundi BBQ lunch on board a luxury vessel as you take in the breath taking scenery. Have your camera ready as you take off from Talbot Bay, flying low across the Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque, Lombadina, Beagle Bay, Willie Creek Pearl Farm, Cable Beach and Broome township prior to landing.


Inclusions


  • Bungle Bungles flight & ground tour and walk into Cathedral & Picanninny Creek
  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter flight close and over the falls.
  • Time for Horizontal Falls Seaplane flight & Jetboat through the Falls – (extra Cost $850 for 1/2 day)
  • Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice – Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
    Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions


  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points

13 Day Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Tours with Bungle Bungles, El Questro Mitchell Falls

Accommodation is available in several locations. -  see extras when booking 

  • Duration : 13 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$6,995.00

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Kimberley Kununurra (Darwin option) to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls Accommodated 8 Day Tour × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Kununurra (Darwin option) to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls Accommodated 8 Day Tour

Kimberley Kununurra (Darwin option) to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls Accommodated 8 Day Tour

Kimberley Kununurra or Darwin to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls 8 Day Tour – shorter options available by joining on day 3 or 4. Overnights Kununurra x 2, Lake Argyle, El Questro, Bungles Bungles x 2 Fitzroy Crossing, 7 nights to Broome

Kimberley Kununurra to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls 8 Day Tour

Option to meet tour departing from Kununurra from Darwin by air or coach


Itinerary Kununurra to Broome 8 days – shorter options available by joining on day 3 or 4.

Overnights Kununurra x 2, Lake Argyle, El Questro, Bungles Bungles x 2 Fitzroy Crossing, 7 nights then Broome

Day 1 From Kununurra (airport or town pickup for 1030 flight arrival from Darwin), we take a short tour which includes the Ord River Scheme. Kununurra is a prosperous centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. We take a short tour through the Ord River Scheme of irrigated crop lands, to the Sandalwood Factory. Here we learn of sandalwood types and production, and can sample some of the sandalwood products. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake side before a short walk in Mirima National Park also known as Hidden Valley National Park. We check out the Zebra Rock and local Aboriginal art galleries, and complete essential shopping at the Argyle (pink) Diamond gallery. We check you into your hotel for the evening and enjoy a meal in local restaurant.


Day 2 - Two options today - Option A - Depart on a 6am flight for Mitchell Falls including majestic waterfalls, cattle stations, wilderness reserves and incredible coastal views will keep you enthralled all day. View the Ord Irrigation area, Cockburn Range, King George Falls, Berkeley River, Cambridge Gulf, Mitchell Falls and Wyndham mud flats. Land and hike 4.5km to the Mitchell Falls and enjoy two thrilling helicopter flights. A Helicopter Transfer is an alternative to the 4.5 km walk - as this is a difficult and uneven track with river crossings, which can be slippery with strong currents, there is an option of taking a helicopter transfer instead of walking. This is an additional $160 per person. There is a limited time for the walk, therefore if you are unsure of your walking capabilities, please book the helicopter transfer.   Additional cost for Mitchell Falls flight day is $1495 + $160 if helicopter transfer option chosen.

Option B on this day is Victoria River National Park & Aboriginal rock art - We travel by 4WD and cross the border into the NT and visit extensive rock art sites many 1000's of years old. A relaxing day with approximately 3 km easy walk.

Return to Kununurra for overnight, and an evening meal and great stories from the days adventure. BLD.


Day 3 – Depart Kununurra 9am for Ord River Cruise and Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise. Cruising this spectacular waterway, you will marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna found along the way, including the elusive freshwater crocodile! Stopping at a Riverside Camp for a sumptuous buffet lunch we will then have you cruising up to the Ord Top Dam – an imposing sight when finding yourselves at its water line base on the Lake Kununurra side! Board a coach for a drive across the Ord Top Dam before joining your Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise.

Your Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise will take you through ‘the Heads’ to Pintpot Bay and out to the largest of more than 70 islands on the Lake, Hagan Island. After stopping for a refreshing swim in the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands as the sun sets, enjoy some nibbles with a complimentary beer and wine. Remember to take your bathers and towel as you are able to have a swim as part of your tour on Lake Argyle. After your Lake Argyle cruise relax at the Lake Argyle resort for the night, on the cliff top overlooking Lake Argyle. Overnight at Lake Argyle Resort. BLD

Day 4 – Enjoy an optional early swim at the resorts iconic “infinity pool” overlooking Lake Argyle. Depart Lake Argyle Resort, with an optional visit to the historic Durack Homestead Museum which is the original Durack homestead rebuilt after flooding of Lake Argyle. We head off on 40 km of sealed Gibb River Road, under the Cockburn Range to explore El Questro treats including lunch by Jackaroos waterhole by a giant boab before we cross the Pentecost River at El Questro and join an afternoon cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge.  El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Its here that the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. After the cruise enjoy a spectacular sunset from Pigeon Lookout over the rugged Savannah landscape and the Pentecost River.Dinner at El Questro’s award winning outdoor restaurant overlooking the Pentecost River. Restaurant dinner own expense. Overnight at El Questro resort. BL


Day 5 – Zebedee hot springs are waiting for us this morning for a warm and relaxing soak in these natural springs among the Livingstonia Palms under the 1.8 Billion year old mountain ranges. An optional gorge walk to Emma Gorge sacred waterhole is available with a swim at the end in the refreshing waters under the waterfall. Alternatively relax in the comfort of the resorts shady garden and fine coffee.

Now we head to Wyndham and local history and highlights, before lunch at Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf – where 5 of the main Kimberley rivers flow into the Timor Sea. After lunch its the Ramsar listed Parry’s Lagoon (Marglu Billabong) for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas, Whistling Ducks, Magpie Geese, waders and more and some quiet time in the Bird Hide.  We now Leaving the lagoon we view old Telegraph Station that played a key role in WWI before joining the Savannah Way / Great Northern Highway for the Bungle Bungles. Our route takes us through Turkey Creek and Warmun Aboriginal Community (famous artists from here include Rover Thomas) and through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine and vast cattle stations to our overnight stop at Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD

Day 6 – Experience the extraordinary Bungles Bungles in Purnululu National Park by 4WD and marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Enjoy an easy walk to the spectacular Cathedral Gorge, amongst the Beehive Domes and Picaninny Creek and after lunch an optional walk in Echidna Chasm or to a nearby Osmand Lookout. Optional scenic helicopter flights available – 18 mins approx $300) Overnight Bungle Bungles Safari Park. BLD


Day 7 – After breakfast Halls Creek is next with its gold mining history including the tale of Russian Jack, before the local Aboriginal Art CentreThis is Mesa country with impressive views over the vast grassland plains,  we pass the Tanami Track to Wolffe Creek crater and the “shortcut” to Alice Springs. Take a break at the scenic and bird lovers Marys Pool on the Mary River.  We continue westward on the Savannah Way then lunch at the picturesque Ngumban Cliffs.

An optional 2 hour Aboriginal guided cultural experience at Mimbi Caves (subject to availability) can be included if pre-arranged – requires rocky walk in dark cave. Heading west we arrive at Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities.  Our afternoon is topped off with a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge sunset river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, where we marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. Overnight Fitzroy River Lodge BLD

Day 8 – After breakfast we then follow the boabs and the Devonian Reef / Napier Range to Tunnel Creek,
well hidden in the fascinating geology of this limestone reef with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. Here we can don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. Alternatively, take a short walk in the shady and refreshing surrounding area by the creek that feeds the underground water system.


Travelling on by the Napier Range we arrive for lunch and a short walk in Windjana Gorge National Park with abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed. There are plenty of fresh water crocodiles here and abundant bird and lush plant life.


Leaving Windjana Gorge we travel the Gibb River Road to the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre and Derby township, and view King Sound where Australia’s biggest tides of 10m or 30 ft occur. We visit the culturally significant Prison Boab Tree. We arrive Broome and time permitting enjoy Cable Beach in time for the spectacular sunset over the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant before overnight in Broome. BLD Tour completes this evening or we can arrange accommodation for you.


Kimberley Kununurra to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls 8 Day Tour


Inclusions


  • Kununurra to Broome via Halls Creek includes 4WD drive in to Bungle Bungles
  • Mitchell Falls flight option with an optional walk to Merton & Mitchell Falls
  • Cruises on Lake Argyle & Chamberlain River plus Geike Gorge on Fitzroy River
  • Bungle Bungles Domes walk to Cathedral Gorge and Piccanniny Creek
  • El Questro walks & swims, Zebedee Hot Springs, Emma Gorge, Jackaroos waterhole,
  • Cockburn Range, Parry Lagoon, Wyndham, Five Rivers Lookout
  • Cattle Stations of El Questro, Mabel Downs and many more
  • Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek – Jandamarra story, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Accommodated or Camping or combination
  • All fees, meals except 1, 7 nights fully accommodated

Exclusions for Kimberley Kununurra to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls 8 Day Tour


  • 1 dinner own purchase in restaurant. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at all locations if prebooked
  • Mitchell Falls Flight unless chosen as an extra
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Kununurra to Broome Lake Argyle Mitchell Falls 8 Day Tour


8 Days as above including day tour with Mitchell Falls flights with 1 helicopter shuttle return Mitchell Falls to car park


  • 8 Days Kununurra to Broome Tour – For the 8 day accommodated tour price including Mitchell Falls flight & 8 days / 7 nights accommodation and meals, for 2 people accommodated (twin or double) is $6,885 per person. 
  • 7 Days Kununurra to Broome Tour  Option - For the 7 day accommodated tour price excluding Mitchell Falls flight, for 2 people accommodated (twin or double) is $4,990 per person. (single supplement $595)

Departures on demand – or call 1300 763 188 or 0417 244 600



  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$6,885.00

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Gulf Savannah Way Cairns to Darwin Tours 8 Days × × × × × × ×
Gulf Savannah Way Cairns to Darwin Tours 8 Days

Gulf Savannah Way Cairns to Darwin Tours 8 Days

Cairns to Darwin via Lost City & Gulf Savannah Tours – Westbound - Walk in the stunning Undara Lava Tubes, swim at Lawn Hill NP (2 nights), Burke & Wills last camp, Normanton, Karumba (Gulf sunest cruise), Hells Gate, Borroloola, Lost City,

Cairns to Darwin via Lost City & Gulf Savannah Way Tours  - Walk in the stunning Undara Lava Tubes, swim at Lawn Hill NP (2 nights), tour Riversleigh Fossils site, Burke & Wills last camp, Normanton, Karumba (sunset cruise), Hells Gate, Borroloola, Lost City

Gulf Savannah Tours include Lost City, Lawn Hill, Riversleigh Fossils / Dinosaurs tour, Undara Lava Tubes


Cairns to Darwin (Westbound) itinerary shown below.  This tour has 2 nights at Lawn Hill / Adel’s Grove and includes Riversleigh Dinosaurs / Fossils sites tour.

Day 1 Gulf Savannah Way Tours  – Depart Cairns for the picturesque drive to the Atherton tablelands to tour through the Undara Lava Tubes. The Undara Lava Tubes were formed some 190,000 years ago when a major volcano erupted, its molten lava flowing down a dry river bed. As the top layer quickly cooled and crusted, the fiery magma below continued to flow through the tubes taking it further and further from the volcano. The Undara tubes are the world’s longest lava flow. The word Undara means ‘a long way’ in Aboriginal language. One of the lava flows from Undara extends over 160 kilometres (or 100 miles). This makes it one of the longest lava flows from a single volcano on our planet in modern geological time. The original tube formed by the flow extended for approximately 100 kilometres, and several sections are accessible. After our 2 hour tour and tasty lunch, we pass by Mt Surprise (where Savannahlander train overnights) to Georgetown for overnight LD

Day 2 – Travel via Georgetown and the multi award winning, Terrestrial – the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, the largest minerals collection in the world. We follow the Gulflander Railway line via the Gulf Development Road through Croydon which in goldrush days had 7000 people and 122 pubs. On to Normanton, and view the old Burns Philp store, and the 1870 railway history from the goldrush days, plus the hot artesian bore. Arriving  Karumba on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, we enjoy a sunset river cruise. Karumba is the base of the gulf Barramundi and prawning industry and home to many salt water crocodiles. Overnight Karumba BL – Dinner at own expense in local restaurant – great fresh fish and prawns here and very reasonable price !

Days 3 & 4  – Today we surely see flocks of Brolgas on our way to Burke and Wills last camp 119 near Burketown. Travelling westward and parallel to the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria in this spectacular savannah country, we cross numerous rivers including the Leichardt River, named after Ludwig Leichardt who walked this country in 1845. We check out the Leichardt Falls before travelling across the “Plains of Promise” named when H M Brig Beagle (the famous ship which had carried Charles Darwin on his voyage) visited here in 1841. Enjoy a break in the frontier town of Burketown, named after Burke of the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860 who reached the gulf near here in February 1861. Burketown was established in 1865 to service new pastoral holdings established in the region.We arrive at  Lawn Hill National Park, (now Boodjamulla National Park) Adel’s Grove (2 nights), and walk, canoe or swim in the beautiful lagoon with waterfalls. Visit the amazing Riversleigh Dinosaur Fossil Field. Overnight Adels Grove BLD

Day 5.  We travel by the large Aboriginal community of Doomadgee, then Hells gate where police were stationed to provide escorts for settlers to the escarpments of Hell’s Gate, beyond which the Aboriginals were considered fierce. Hells Gate is the routes most western settlement in Queensland and now is a popular stopover with a grassy oasis and refreshments, nearby Aboriginal rock art and caves. We travel via Westmoreland (uranium deposits) and enter the Northern Territory, passing the Redbank (copper) Mine and arrive at Borroloola for overnight. BLD

Day 6. Borroloola is now a popular fishing destination. Population is around 800 (about 200 whitefellas and 600 Aboriginal), with Aborigines living in camps around the town. Borroloola has some very different Aboriginal cultures ie the Yanyuwa and Mara are ‘saltwater people’ from the nearby islands while the Kurdanji and Karawa people are ‘mainland people’. We visit Caranbirini Nature Reserve to walk amongst the Lost City through sandstone towers overlooking a billabong and across the escarpment country of the Gulf Region. Optional helicopter flight over the Lost City. The Lost City can this morning be explored by helicopter from base at the Heartbreak Hotel at Cape Crawford, with an amazing 15 or optional 30 minute flight over these ancient sandstone pillars, formed when all this area was underwater Arrive Daly Waters famous pub for overnight. BLD

Day 7 –  We take a short tour of the WWII airbase and aircraft hanger at Daly Waters – with a fascinating historic display of WWII equipment, aircraft images and life here at that time. Onwards for a swim at Mataranka Hot Springs and connect with the famous classic outback Australian story of “We of the Never Never” and Elsey’s homestead from the film. Onward via Katherine then Darwin for overnight BLD

Day 8 – A free day to celebrate your journey. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the many sights or activities Darwin has to offer. Options include a trip to Kakadu or Litchfield National Parks, or simply shop or relax in Darwin’s balmy climate. Tour ends after breakfast. Home Flights depart from Darwin or consider travelling with us to Alice Springswith options including Kakadu, Katherine Gorge (optional), Lost City & Devils Marbles. B

Day 8 - Optionally tour by Kakadu National Park for 1 or 2 nights from Katherine, or do Kakadu in a day or more from Darwin. Ask for details.


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Gulf Savannah Way Darwin to Cairns Tours 8 Days

Darwin to Cairns via Lost City & Gulf Savannah Tours Walk in the stunning Undara Lava Tubes, swim at Lawn Hill NP (2 nights), Riversleigh, Burke & Wills last camp, Normanton, Karumba (sunset cruise), Hells Gate, Borroloola, Lost City,

Gulf Savannah Tours Darwin to Cairns via Lost City 8 days - , Matarranka, Daly Waters, Cape Crawford, Lost City, (optional heli flight)  Caranbirini Nature Reserve, Hells Gate, Borroloola, Riversleigh Megafauna Fossil Fields, Lawn Hill National Park, (now Boodjamulla National Park), Cruise Lawn Hill Gorge,  Adel’s Grove (2 nights), Bourke & Wills Last Camp 119, Normanton, Gulflander & Savannahlander Railways, Karumba, Gulf Carpentaria sunset cruise, Undarra Lava Tubes to Cairns.

Gulf Savannah Way Darwin to Cairns tour 8 days …

Day 1 – Depart Darwin 8am via Stuart Highway to Pine Creek (gold and railway history –  and great coffee and cakes at the Railway Cafe) then Katherine, NTs 3rd largest town. On to Mataranka for the Elsey’s history of “We of the Never Never” fame. We then head for Daly Waters. View Australia’s first international airport here and historic WWII relics. Enjoy the amusing Daly Waters Pub and township adornments, including an old helicopter and the thong tree. We take a short tour of the WWII airbase and aircraft hanger here – with a fascinating historic display of WWII equipment, aircraft images and life here at that time. Overnight Daly Waters.

Day 2 – We leave the Stuart Highway and head east to Cape Crawford, near the Southern Lost City, a vast sandstone rock formation. The Lost City can be explored by (optional extra) helicopter from base at the Heartbreak Hotel at Cape Crawford, with an amazing 15 or optional 30 minute flight over these ancient sandstone pillars, formed when all this area was underwater. We also walk in a similar towering rocky formation at the nearby Caranbirini Conservation Reserve (shown in video).  This is in one of the oldest and most isolated areas in Australia. It is twice as old as Uluru at around 1.4 billion years old. We travel on to Borroloola for supplies and view the museum and history of this once wild frontier town, now a popular fishing destination. Population is around 800 (about 200 whites and 600 Aboriginal), with Aborigines living in camps around the town. Borroloola has some very different Aboriginal cultures ie the Yanyuwa and Mara are ‘saltwater people’ from the nearby islands while the Kurdanji and Karawa people are ‘mainland people’.

Borroloola is also the main support town for the McArthur River mine – one of the world’s largest zinc, lead and silver mines, situated about 70 kilometres southwest of Borroloola. We head toward the Gulf and visit King Ash Bay on the MacArthur River –  a top spot to experience the atmosphere of the Gulf and a shady lunch place by the river. Overnight at Boroloola BLD

Day 3 –  We travel through Savannah forest and river crossings to the large Aboriginal community of Doomadgee, then south to Adel’s Grove for 2 nights. It was originally gazetted in 1904 as a Miners Homestead Lease. In 1920 Albert de Lestang took up the property as an experimental Botanical Garden (hence the name “Adel” arose from Albert’s initials). Albert planted many species of trees and shrubs and supplied the Botanical Gardens of the world with the seeds produced by his nursery. This is adjacent Lawn Hill National Park (now Boodjamulla National Park) where we walk, canoe or swim in the beautiful lagoon and river with waterfalls.

Day 4 – Today we take a tour to visit the amazing Riversleigh Megafauna Fossil Fields and immerse in this unique landscape. Alternatively enjoy a relaxing day of walks and swims or canoeing – your choice. Overnight Adels Grove BLD

Day 5 – Departing Adels Grove we travel via Gregory Downs to Burke & Wills last camp 119, an historic site with fascinating history and stories to tell. Enjoy a break in the frontier town of Burketown, named after Burke of the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860 who reached the gulf near here in February 1861. Burketown was established in 1865 to service new pastoral holdings established in the region.

We reach the Leichardt River, named after Ludwig Leichardt who walked this country in 1845. We check out the Leichardt Falls then travel across the “Plains of Promise” named when H M Brig Beagle (the famous ship which had carried Charles Darwin on his voyage) visited here in 1841. On to Normanton, and view the old Burns Philp store, and the 1870 railway history from the goldrush days, plus the Purple Pub. Arriving  Karumba on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, we enjoy a sunset river cruise. Karumba was the base of the gulf Barramundi and prawning industry and home to many salt water crocodiles. Overnight Karumba BL – Dinner at own expense in local restaurant – great fresh fish and prawns here at economical price !

Day 6– We follow the Gulflander Railway line via the Gulf Development Road through Croydon which in goldrush days had 7000 people and 122 pubs.Travel via  Georgetown and the multi award winning, Terrestrial – the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, the largest minerals collection in the world. Overnight Mt Surpise on where the Savannahlander train also overnights. BLD

Day 7Undarra Lava Tubes tour. The Undara Lava Tubes were formed some 190,000 years ago when a major volcano erupted, its molten lava flowing down a dry river bed. As the top layer quickly cooled and crusted, the fiery magma below continued to flow through the tubes taking it further and further from the volcano. The Undara tubes are the world’s longest lava flow.

The word Undara means ‘a long way’ in Aboriginal language. One of the lava flows from Undara extends over 160 kilometres (or 100 miles). This makes it one of the longest lava flows from a single volcano on our planet in modern geological time. The original tube formed by the flow extended for approximately 100kilometres, and several sections are accessible. After our 2 hour tour and tasty lunch, we travel via the Atherton Tablelands to Cairns for a celebration dinner together at our Cairns Hotel. BLD

Day 8 – After a good nights sleep and an easy breakfast, we can transfer you to the airport or other hotels if staying on in Cairns. Tour completes 10am. Or join our Cape York & Thursday Island Adventure

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Gulf Savannah Way Darwin to Cairns Tours 14 Days × × × × × × ×
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Gulf Savannah Way Darwin to Cairns Tours 14 Days

Gulf Savannah Darwin to Cairns via Lost City 14 days - Roper Bar, Seven Emu Sanctuary, Lost City, Caranbirini Lorella Springs, Hells Gate, Lawn Hill, Adels Grove, Cobbold Gorge, Normanton, Undarra Lava Tubes Bourke & Wills Camp 119

Gulf Savannah Tours Darwin to Cairns via Lost City 14 days - via Ngukurr / Roper Bar, PungalinaSeven Emu Sanctuary, Cape Crawford, Lost City, (optional heli flight)  Caranbirini Nature Reserve, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Hells Gate, Borroloola, Riversleigh Megafauna Fossil Fields, Lawn Hill National Park, (now Boodjamulla National Park), Cruise Lawn Hill Gorge,  Adel’s Grove (2 nights), Bourke & Wills Last Camp 119, Normanton, Gulflander & Savannah Lander Railways, Karumba, Gulf Carpentaria sunset cruise, Cobbold Gorge and gorge cruise, Undarra Lava Tubes to Cairns.

Gulf Savannah Way Darwin to Cairns tour 14 days …

Day 1 – Meet us in Darwin and join your fellow travellers at 6 pm for an introduction and drinks at our hotel. Enjoy a delicious meal together getting to know your crew and travelling companions.

Day 2 – Depart Darwin 8am via Stuart Highway to Pine Creek (gold and railway history –  and great coffee and cakes at the Railway Cafe) then Katherine, NTs 3rd largest town. On to Mataranka for the Elsey’s history of “We of the Never Never” fame. We then depart the highway for Roper Bar and Ngukurr community for overnight BLD

Day 3 – Today we take a helicopter flight to visit the “Ruined City”, a vast sandstone rock formation, with guidance from traditional owners sharing the significance of this special place – also known as Baroonja. Enjoy a look around Roper Bar on the banks of the Roper River and the border of Arnhem Land. Connect with the local indigenous culture and people, and the more recent steamboat history (supplying the building of the Overland Telegraph Line in the 1860s & 70s) and popular fishing destination. It was also a major cattle droving route from the grasslands to Queensland and southern markets and includes some of the Durack’s massive cattle drive to the Kimberley. After an informative boat cruise on the river, we enjoy another night at Ngukurr community BLD

Day 4 – Today we head to the Limmen National Park for a walk and optional swim at scenic Butterfly Falls – and a morning cuppa.  Its then on to the “Southern Lost City” for a 4-6 km walk among these stunning giant columns of sandstone. Enjoy lunch here  before heading further south to overnight at Lorella Springs Wilderness Park  BLD

Day 5Lorella Springs is a huge 4,000-square kilometre (one-million acre) Outback Australia cattle station surrounded by the Limmen National Park, Aboriginal land, and many kilometres of pristine Northern Territory Gulf of Carpentaria coastline, rivers and waterways. It has numerous beautiful rock pools and thermal pools for swimming and we check out Flying Fox swamp and the latest popular spot, Nannys Pool. Enjoy a relaxing adventure day here with the birdlife before overnight. BLD

Day 6 – We continue south through the Limmen National Park to arrive at the township of Borroloola for supplies. At Borroloola we view the museum and history of this once wild frontier town, now a popular fishing destination. The population is around 800 (about 200 whites and 600 Aboriginal), with Aborigines living in camps around the town. Borroloola has some very different Aboriginal cultures ie the Yanyuwa and Mara are ‘saltwater people’ from the nearby islands while the Kurdanji and Karawa people are ‘mainland people’.The town is also the main support town for the McArthur River mine – one of the world’s largest zinc, lead and silver mines, situated about 70 kilometres southwest of Borroloola. We head toward the Gulf and visit King Ash Bay on the MacArthur River –  a top spot to experience the atmosphere of the Gulf and a shady lunch place by the river. Time permitting and passengers keen, we visit the Lost City near Cape Crawford, (optional heli flight) and the Caranbirini Nature Reserve for more sandstone pillars.The Lost City can be explored by helicopter from base at the Heartbreak Hotel at Cape Crawford, with an amazing 15 or optional 30 minute flight over these ancient sandstone pillars, formed when all this area was underwater. Overnight at Boroloola BLD

Day 7 – We now head east to Pungalina-Seven Emu Station. Seven Emu Station has partnered with a neighbouring property to create the first private nature reserve in the Gulf of Carpentaria, called the Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary. In a landmark partnership between a not-for-profit conservation organisation and an Indigenous landholder, Frank Shadforth has subleased 110,000 hectares of Seven Emu – almost half the area of the pastoral lease – to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). The station’s cattle are kept out of this conservation zone.

Note that Seven Emu Sanctuary has limited access and may not be available – alternative nearby will be substituted if unavailable.

The whole sanctuary comprises an unbroken stretch of 305,000 hectares from the sandstone uplands to the coastal waters of the Gulf. It protects a suite of habitats along an important ecological gradient in one of the highest-priority regions in Australia, as well as delivering significant socio-economic benefits for Indigenous communities.

We tour some of the highlights of this property including the in the stockmen’s camp sites overlooking the stunning Robinson River. These authentic rustic camps are made by stockmen as they have for most of their lives. With bough sheds for shelter, open fires and a “donkey” to heat your shower, your camp will be the real deal. From the cliff face – with a sweeping view of the Robinson valley, watch the bull sharks hunting schools of salmon … crocodiles swimming up and down on the hunt …and watch the eagles and jabirus flying below you! Seek out the secretive Purple-crowned Fairy Wrens, Azure Kingfishers and wading birds.

We travel east over several river crossings, passing the Redbank (copper) Mine via Westmoreland (uranium deposits) and enter Queensland at Hells Gate, where police were stationed to provide escorts for settlers to the escarpments of Hell’s Gate, beyond which the Aboriginals were considered fierce. Hells Gate is the routes most western settlement in Queensland and now is a popular stopover with a grassy oasis and refreshments, and nearby Aboriginal rock art and caves.Overnight Hells Gate BLD

Day 8 – We travel through forest and river crossings to the large Aboriginal community of Doomadgee, then south to Adel’s Grove for 2 nights. It was originally gazetted in 1904 as a Miners Homestead Lease. In 1920 Albert de Lestang took up the property as an experimental Botanical Garden (hence the name “Adel” arose from Albert’s initials). Albert planted many species of trees and shrubs and supplied the Botanical Gardens of the world with the seeds produced by his nursery. This is adjacent Lawn Hill National Park (now Boodjamulla National Park) where we walk, canoe or swim in the beautiful lagoon and river with waterfalls.

Day 9 – Today we take a tour to visit the amazing Riversleigh Megafauna Fossil Fields and immerse in this unique landscape. Alternatively enjoy a relaxing day of walks and swims – your choice. Overnight Adels Grove BLD

Day 10 – Departing Adels Grove we travel via Gregory Downs to Burke & Wills last camp 119, an historic site with a fascinating history and stories to tell.

Enjoy a break in the frontier town of Burketown, named after Burke of the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860 who reached the gulf near here in February 1861. Burketown was established in 1865 to service new pastoral holdings established in the region.

We reach the Leichardt River, named after Ludwig Leichardt who walked this country in 1845. We check out the Leichardt Falls then travel across the “Plains of Promise” named when H M Brig Beagle (the famous ship which had carried Charles Darwin on his voyage) visited here in 1841. On to Normanton, and view the old Burns Philp store, and the 1870 railway history from the goldrush days, plus the Purple Pub. Arriving  Karumba on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, we enjoy a sunset river cruise. Karumba was the base of the gulf Barramundi and prawning industry and home to many salt water crocodiles. Overnight Karumba BL – Dinner at own expense in local restaurant – great fresh fish and prawns here !

Day 11 – We follow the Gulflander Railway line via the Gulf Development Road through Croydon which in goldrush days had 7000 people and 122 pubs.Travel via  Georgetown and the multi award winning, Terrestrial – the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection, the largest minerals collection in the world. Overnight Cobbold Gorge on Robin Hood Cattle station BLD

Day 12 – Cobbold Gorge is unique, hidden away within the rugged sandstone formations of North Queensland. This gorge is extremely narrow, closing to only two metres in places, with spectacular 30 metre cliffs on either side. The overall length of the gorge is about six kilometres and includes a series of water-holes and rock falls, with the the last 500 meters is accessible by flat bottom boat. Great walks, swimming and relaxing or optional canoeing. Overnight Cobbold Gorge on Robin Hood Cattle station. BLD

Day 13Undarra Lava Tubes tour. The Undara Lava Tubes were formed some 190,000 years ago when a major volcano erupted, its molten lava flowing down a dry river bed. As the top layer quickly cooled and crusted, the fiery magma below continued to flow through the tubes taking it further and further from the volcano. The Undara tubes are the world’s longest lava flow.

The word Undara means ‘a long way’ in the Aboriginal language. One of the lava flows from Undara extends over 160 kilometres (or 100 miles). This makes it one of the longest lava flows from a single volcano on our planet in modern geological time. The original tube formed by the flow extended for approximately 100kilometres, and several sections are accessible. After our 2 hour tour and tasty lunch, we travel via the Atherton Tablelands to Cairns for a celebration dinner together at our Cairns Hotel. BLD

Day 14 – After a good nights sleep and an easy breakfast, we can transfer your to airport or other hotels if staying on in Cairns. Tour completes 10am. Or join our Cape York & Thursday Island Adventure

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Cameron Corner Country Tour from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 4 days × × × × × × Book Now 8 Available
Cameron Corner Country Tour from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 4 days

Cameron Corner Country Tour from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 4 days

Cameron Corner Country Tour from Broken Hill to Broken Hill (or Adelaide options) – 4 day tour overnights at Cameron Corner, Innaminka, Tibooburra. With Burke & Wills Dig Tree, Milparinka, Sturt National Park, Moomba, Cooper Creek

Cameron Corner Country 4WD Tour -NSW / QLD  / SA Corner -4 Day Corner Country from Broken Hill return to Broken Hill via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Moomba, Innaminka, Dig Tree, Cameron Corner – Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. 4 days from Broken Hill (or Sydney Adelaide or Melbourne by rail, fly or coach options available) -

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Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the famous Dig Tree & historic reserve) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders, known as Cameron Corner. Travel through giant sheep stations from over 100 years ago, witness the Moomba oil fields & mighty Cooper Creek at Innamincka. Travelling in our luxury 4WD Landcruisers, you can stand at the famous Cameron Corner, and stay overnight at the "corner store". Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art sites and hear the tales of the great Cattle drives as we travel the Strzelecki Track - pioneered by Captain Starlight as he stole 1000 cattle from Queensland QLD in 1870. Later, Sidney Kidman & Co and many others made their fortunes on the track pioneered by Starlight.


Cameron Corner Country Tour Details ...


Day 1 - Depart Broken Hill (or Adelaide day prior) through the Barrier Ranges on the Silver City Highway via Packsaddle for Milparinka and the Albert Hotel. Appreciate this once thriving gold mining town at the restored Milparinka Heritage Precinct. We check out the Tibooburra pub and considerable town before heading into the Sturt Desert & crossing the Grey Range with a stop at Fort Grey. The park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. The rolling red-sand dunes of the Strzelecki desert ripple through the western section, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by white sands. After some great opportunities for photos, and to explore we arrive at Cameron Corner on the 3 states corner (NSW, SA & QLD) for a tasty meal and overnight at the "Corner Store" and hotel.

Day 2 - Travel via Bollards Lagoon, the Yellow Bus and Merty Merty station, crossing the sand hills of the Strzelecki Desert, and Creek as we head for the Strzelecki Track and the uncanny Moomba oil & gas fields. We pass the geothermal power plant / hot rocks project of Geodynamics where Australia has the hottest rocks on Earth, outside of volcanic areas.

Geologists think that 10 million years ago, the granites in the Cooper Basin, South Australia, were exposed at the surface. Since that time they have been covered by a sedimentary layer, four kilometres thick, that acts as an overlying blanket; trapping the heat and preventing it from escaping to the atmosphere.

The heat is created by naturally occurring radiogenic decay that heats the granite to more than 250 degrees Celsius. The granite temperatures in Europe are only 180 degrees Celsius. The granite belt in the Cooper Basin is fractured in horizontal layers and these fractures naturally contain water at very high pressures – up to 5, 000 pounds per square inch. Check out the birdlife at sunset on the flooding Cooper Creek before a delicious meal at the Innamincka Hotel, adjacent the famous old Mission station, restored as National Parks offices.

Day 3 - A chance for an early walks and look at creek side birdlife - and quirky Innamincka - before we head for the S/ QLD border and Nappa Merrie Station (still owned by S Kidman & Co) to the Burke & Wills Dig Tree. Here Burke & Wills their support team waited 3 months and provisions were buried for the northern explorers. The support left 1 day before Burke & Wills return, and the supplies were not found leading to their demise. Lots of history, and birdlife here on the infamous Cooper Creek. Heading south we travel through picturesque desert then sand hill country via Orientos, Santos and Sullivans Tank before crossing the border into NSW at the Warri Gate on the Dingo fence, and once again into the Sturt Desert. Taking in vast stony plains, the towering red-sand hills of the great Strzelecki Desert and the unusual flat-topped mesas around the Olive Downs, this park covers 340,000 hectares of classic outback terrain. Thanks to the protection of the dingo-proof fence, there are large populations of western grey and red kangaroos. We arrive Tibooburra for dinner & overnight at the local hotel in this most remote NSW desert town.

Day 4 - Time to explore Tibooburra, and the Outdoor Pastoral Museum.  Flat-topped mesas and fantastic views characterise the central Jump-Up country. Remnant gidgee woodland, the catchment system of the ephemeral Twelve-Mile Creek and gibber and grass-covered plains dominate the east, while 450 million year old granite tors surrounding Tibooburra form part of the southern boundary of the park. We leave town and  head for Pooles Grave & Depot Glen where in 1845 Charles Sturts men were stranded and lay camp. Travelling south via salt lakes and vast plains we arrive Broken Hill late afternoon wth manay a tale to share.

Fully inclusive luxury 4WD tour includes luxury small group 4WD travel, 4 days with 3 nights accommodation, all meals, professional guide. If single room required, add $395 single supplement.


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Cape York Thursday Island Daintree Rock Art Cairns Tour - 8 Days × × × × × × ×
Cape York Thursday Island Daintree Rock Art Cairns Tour - 8 Days

Cape York Thursday Island Daintree Rock Art Cairns Tour - 8 Days

Cairns returning to Cairns overland, including Laura Rock Art, Weipa, & Billys Landing, Thursday & Horn Island ferries & day tours, Twin & Fruit Bat Falls (on Old Telegraph Track) and last night accommodated in Cairns

Cape York Thursday Island Tours, with Horn Island, Weipa, Daintree, Quinkan Rock Art, Cairns to Cairns Tour - 8 day tour Cairns returning to Cairns overland, including Laura Rock Art, Weipa, & Billys Landing, Thursday & Horn Island ferries & day tours, including Twin & Fruit Bat Falls (on Old Telegraph Track) and last night accommodated in Cairns. Includes Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Daintree Rainforest. Join us to travel by luxury 4WD to the northern most tip of Australia at Cape York & Thursday Island & Horn Island cruise and island tours. Explore Quinkan Rock Art, then Cooktown, Weipa, Lakefield National Park & the Daintree Rainforests, Mossman Gorge, Bloomfield Falls.


Cape York Thursday Island Daintree Rock Art Cairns Tour details

Day 1 – Cape York Thursday Island Tours – Depart Cairns 730 am and travel through the rainforests and the Atherton Tablelands via picturesque Kuranda and Mareeba via the Palmer River area famous in the gold rush days, to the Laura Dance Festival site (time at festival available if dates match – biannual event). You can choose to spend the day here, or travel the short distance to the Quinkan Rock Art Reserve, and an afternoon tour of this amazing rock art site. Overnight Lotus Bird Lodge, Lakefield National Park BLD


Rock Art Walks – Explore some of the Quinkan Aboriginal Rock Art at the Split Rock art site or the Quinkan rock art at Jowalbinna in Queensland’s premier rock art site The area includes –


  • Giant Wallaroo – “The Cycle of Birth and Death”: Spectacular
    landscapes and paintings on a walk into Pine Tree Creek valley and up to
    the opposite escarpment wall.
  • The Brady Creek Escarpment – “Many Clans, Many Totems”: Includes
    Death Adder, Honeymoon Cave, Red Lady, Garfish Sorcery and Tent Shelter
    rock art sites, near refreshing Brady Creek.
  • Emu Dreaming – “The Emu Ancestor enters the Land”: An accessible
    site featuring ancient abstract engravings and occupation evidence.
  • Yam Dreaming – “The Archaeologists’ Choice”: A fascinating
    archaeological dig site on fertility ceremonial grounds, involving a
    challenging walk and climb into the site (available for exclusive
    touring only).

Day 2 – Depart up the Peninsular Development Road for the Old Telegraph Track (OTT) heading for Cape York. We travel via the Hann River Roadhouse, and check out the Musgrave Telegraph Station. Musgrave was first built as an overland telegraph station in 1887, along with Palmerville, Fairview, Coen, Mein, Moreton, McDonnell and
Paterson. It was named after Sir Anthony Musgrave (1828 – 1888) who was Governor of Queensland from 1883 to 1888. These stations were  repeater stations, with great banks of batteries and a generator to boost the power in the telegraph line.  Beyond the township of Coen we pass the old Quarantine Station, and begin to pass a number of exciting creek crossings. We pass through the Mungkan Kandju National Park, a large wilderness park that stretches from the McIlwraith Range foothills, between the Archer and Coen rivers, and consists of open eucalypt woodlands, melaleuca swamps and various rainforest types. The Wik Mungkan, Kaanju and Ayapathu Aboriginal peoples, the Traditional Owners of the park, welcome you to their land and ask that you respect their culture and country during
your visit. We take a break at the Archer River Roadhouse, and cross the Piccaninny Plains and Savannah country to arrive in Weipa for a tour of the massive bauxite mine operated by Rio Tinto. Weipa is the largest town on Cape York Peninsula, and has approx 3000 people supporting the mining and export of bauxite and cattle. Nearby
is Duyfken Point, where Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon recorded the Australian coast in 1606, 164 years prior to James Cook. BLD Overnight Weipa

Day 3 – Depart Weipa to the OTT, crossing the Wenlock River.  After a stop at the Moreton Telegraph Station, we turn off the OTT to the Bamaga Rd and enter the Jardine National Park and the Heathlands. Be entranced by the unusual change in the landscape. The Heathlands is a vast area of 2 metre high wet anddry heath vegetation which live side by side and is home to an abundanceof wildlife. Enjoy a break at Eliot Falls before we cross the notorious Jardine River. We pass through the administrative centre for the region, Bamaga to Siesia, the “Gateway to the Torres Strait”. Today we also travel on to the farthest northern point of Australia to stand on Australia’s northern most tip at Cape York , view the numerous islands of the Torres Strait, and the meeting place of the Arafura and Coral Seas. Overnight Punsand Bay Resort, Barmaga, Cape York BLD


Day 4 – At 8 am depart by fast cat ferry for the 1 hour 10 min ride to Thursday Island, passing Friday and seeing Wednesday Islands enroute. Thursday Island is known as Waiben, meaning ‘no water or place of no water’. In 1877, TI 
was an administrative centre for the Torres Strait Islands established by the Queensland Government. In the early days over 1000 Japanese pearl divers were operating here. In 1880, Thursday Island acted as a defence post for Australia and old canons remain on the Island. On TI, a 1 hour island tour is included, highlighting local history and landmarks, then
free time to enjoy the Torres Strait Islander cultural centre, and pearl, souvenir or window shopping. After lunch, (own cost) the return ferry departs at 2:30 from Engineers Wharf, arriving approximately 3:40. Enjoy free time this afternoon till dinner. Optionally, from Thursday Island your can join the Horn Island tour which visits WWII sites including a WWII museum. This tour also meets the last & only return ferry, and does not give time to look around Thursday Island. If you choose, you can overnight here and join us early next morning (additional cost) BD Overnight Punsand Bay Resort, Barmaga, Cape York


Day 5 – Heading south we visit the WWII aircraft wrecks of Bamaga, and skirt the Jardine River National Park, take the Jardine River crossing then a rest stop at Fruit Bat Falls.  We visit the beach at Captain Billy’s Landing located on the east coast, and arrive Moreton Telegraph Station for a few yarns, a great meal and overnight. BLD


Day 6 – Today we explore Lakefield National Park. The park is home to threatened species including the red goshawk, Lakeland Downs mouse and spectacled hare-wallaby. Hann and Kalpowar crossings are two of the many significant Aboriginal cultural sites found in the area. Barramundi abound here if you are feeling adventurous, and many waterbirds inhabit Low Lake. Enjoy this rich nature and great waterholes for swimming. Arrive Cooktown late afternoon for overnight. BLD

Day 7Cooktown to Cairns via the Bloomfield Track & Daintree Rainforests. The Daintree Rainforest encompasses an area of approximately 1,200 square kilometres, from the Daintree River north to Cooktown and west to
the Great Divide, representing the single largest block of tropical rainforest in Australia. The area protected under World Heritage listing covers an area of approximately 12,000 square kilometres, stretching from Townsville to Cooktown 75 per cent of which is tropical rainforest, an area equivalent to about the size of Sydney. We explore and discover the magic of rainforests on our Daintree Rainforest Discovery centre walk.


Cooktown was first established for the goldfields on the Palmer River in 1872, although its also famous for when Captain Cook repaired his ship, The Endeavour, after hitting coral on the Great Barrier Reef. We check out some key local landmarks, including the Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery, whose artwork consists of illustrations of the flowering plants from the region, the Grassy Hill Lighthouse which is home to the Cooktown lighthouse, built in England and shipped to Cooktown in 1885, the sun dial which is actually a ‘Global Positioning Monument’ and Captain Cook’s Grassy Hill Monument. Also, the James Cook Museum, including canon and the anchor from from Cooks ship, the HM Barque Endeavour and Chinese, Pastoral, Mining, and Indigenous artefacts.


We depart Cooktown via the coastal road (4WD only) and witness Black Mountain National Park, home to mysterious Aboriginal legends. We visit the heritage-listed Lions Den Hotel built in 1875, then spectacular Bloomfield Falls at the Bloomfield River crossing.  This track was the site of many protests and the Daintree Blockade in 1983. The Bloomfield track takes us to Cape Tribulation and on to the ferry to cross the Daintree River. Time permitting, we travel through Mossman and visit Mossman Gorge, and a side trip via Port Douglas. Overnight Cairns. BLD


Day 8 – Tour ends in Cairns after breakfast for flights home or join us to travel from Cairns to Darwin via the Lost City, Undara Lava Tubes and Savannah Way Tour




Undara Lava Tubes – Volcano Valley – Volcanic lava over 300,000 years, has created a remarkable tunnel system that lies beneath the  rich grasslands of Undara. See them on the Lost City, Undara Lava Tubes and Savannah Way Tour If travelling to Cairns join Spirit Safaris to meet this tour from Alice Springs, explore the Plenty Highway on the edge of the Simpson Desert, the Min Min experience in Boulia, the mighty Diamantina River and the Dinosaur Trail as we travel on to Cloncurry (Qantas birthplace) Undara Lava Tubes & Cairns. If travelling from or to Darwin, explore the Lost City, Lawn Hill, Adel’s Grove, Cobbold Gorge, Dally Waters, Mataranka Hot Springs ( and “We of the Never Never”
homestead) & Katherine
. Optionally Kakadu via Cooinda (with Yellow Waters Cruise) to Darwin. (meets Darwin to Broome tour departure) Cape York, Thursday Island, Weipa, Daintree Rainforest, Quinkan Rock Art from Cairns 4WD Tour


8 Day Cape York Thursday Island Daintree Rock Art Cairns Tour  from Cairns to Cairns  8 day tour Cairns returning to Cairns overland, including Laura Rock Art, Weipa, & Billys Landing, Thursday & Horn Island ferries & day tours, including Twin & Fruit Bat Falls (on Old Telegraph Track) and last night accommodation in Cairns. Includes all meals, entry & park fees, professional guide, ferry to & from Thursday Island, luxury 4WD transport. Prices are for comfy camping OR for 7 nights accommodation upgrade add $995 per person (couple or twin share) 


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Channel and Corner Country Adelaide Broken Hill Innaminka Birdsville Alice Springs 12 Day Tour × × × × × × ×
Channel and Corner Country Adelaide Broken Hill Innaminka Birdsville Alice Springs 12 Day Tour

Channel and Corner Country Adelaide Broken Hill Innaminka Birdsville Alice Springs 12 Day Tour

Channel and Corner Country Adelaide Broken Hill Innaminka Birdsville Alice Springs 12 Day Tour fully accommodated

Channel and Corner Country Adelaide Broken Hill Innaminka Birdsville Alice Springs 12 Day Tour


    • Join tour in Adelaide, Mildura or Broken Hill (rail option from Sydney)
    • Fully accommodated hotel rooms
    • Genuine small group - 2-4 per 4WD
    • NOT a Bus
    • 27 years tours operation
    • Pick up available Adelaide, Midura or Broken Hill - please ASK

    • EARLY BIRD SAVINGS OF $500 per person for payment prior March 12 - Use Promo Code CCB500 at checkout

This Small group luxury 4WD travel via Channel and Corner Country Adelaide Broken Hill Innaminka Birdsville Alice Springs 12 Day Tour runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Mungo National Park, Darling River Run via Pooncarie and Menindee Lakes, Burke and Wills camp, Broken Hill, Silverton, Milparinka, Tibooburra, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka, Dig Tree, Coongie Lakes (access allowing) Mungerannie, Birdsville, Bedourie, Boulia, Tobermorey, Plenty Highway to Alice Springs.

Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) in this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders and beyond. This tour includes Big Red sandhill viewing the Simpson Desert, Cooper Creek cruise, Boulia, Min Min lights encounter and Plenty Highway desert travel and Gemtree minerals visit.

Fully inclusive luxury 4WD vehicles in small group 4WD travel, 12 days from Adelaide or 11 from Broken Hill (meets arrival by rail option), with 8 nights hotel  / motel / cabin accommodation, all meals, professional guides.

Pick up available Adelaide, Mildura or Broken Hill - please ASK

Includes 2 hour Cooper Creek cruise at Innamincka (seasonal)

Visit the famous Dig Tree & historic reserve, plus Burke's Grave on the banks of Cooper Creek. this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders, known as Cameron Corner. Travel through giant sheep stations from over 100 years ago, witness the Moomba oil fields & mighty Cooper Creek at Innamincka. Travelling in our luxury 4WD Landcruisers, you can stand at the famous Cameron Corner adjacent the Dog Fence. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art sites and hear the tales of the great Cattle drives as we travel the Strzelecki Track - pioneered by Captain Starlight as he stole 1000 cattle from Queensland QLD in 1870. Later, Sidney Kidman & Co and many others made their fortunes on the track pioneered by Starlight.


ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1 - Depart Adelaide via scenic Barossa Valley wine country, Berri and Renmark with a wine tasting opportunity for the Mungo Lodge at Mungo National Park. You can choose to meet us this day in Mildura if preferred approximately 2pm. Overnight at Mungo Lodge in Mungo National Park  L,D

Day 2 - Explore Mungo National Park, a World Heritage listed site thanks to Mungo Man man & woman being discovered here, after their 60,000 year old ritual burial. Explore the walls of China, and more history including National Parks display, and the restored woolshed. Next we meet the Darling River at Pooncarie and follow the river to Menindee, Menindee Lakes, and Burke and Wills campsite on the banks of the river. Arrive Broken Hill for overnight.  Enjoy viewing Mario's famous artworks and a well deserved dinner at the famous Palace Hotel from Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame. In Broken Hill we can meet passengers from the Sydney train. 2 nights at Desert Sands Motel or similar, Broken Hill BLD

Day 3 - From Broken Hill, we visit Silverton, where films including Mad Max, and Mission Impossible were made. We visit the Living Desert sculptures, Pro Harts Gallery, the Railway & Historical Museum and Miners Memorial on top of the Broken Hill Line of Lode where the mine was located. Alternatively, you may wish to take an Aboriginal guided tour to Mootwingee National Park (extra cost) Overnight Broken Hill Desert Sands Motel or similarB.L.D

Day 4 - Depart Broken Hill through the Barrier Range on the Silver City Highway via Packsaddle for Milparinka and Depot Glen, where explorer Charles Sturt spent 6 months in 1845 with a team of men, waiting for rain or cooler conditions. This area has been extensively mined for tin, lead and gold and operated large sheep stations. Appreciate this once thriving gold mining town at the restored Milparinka Heritage Precinct. Time to explore Tibooburra, and the Outdoor Pastoral Museum.  Flat-topped mesas and fantastic views characterise the central Jump-Up country. Remnant gidgee woodland, the catchment system of the ephemeral Twelve-Mile Creek and gibber and grass-covered plains dominate the east, while 450 million year old granite tors surrounding Tibooburra form part of the southern boundary of the park. We check out the Tibooburra pubs and considerable town and mining history before overnight here at Family Hotel or Granites Motel BLD

Day 5 - Today we are heading into the Sturt Desert & Sturt National park, crossing the Grey Range with a stop at Fort Grey. The park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. The rolling red-sand dunes of the Strzelecki desert ripple through the western section, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by white sands. After some great opportunities for photos, we pass through the Dog Fence and arrive at Cameron Corner on the 3 states corner (NSW, SA & QLD) for a thirst quencher and souvenirs, and check out the "Corner Store". It is said by the local Queensland residents that the flies come in from NSW, and the dust from South Australia. We travel via Bollards Lagoon, the Yellow Bus site (now buried) and Merty Merty station, crossing the sand hills of the Strzelecki Desert, and Creek as we head for the Strzelecki Track and the uncanny Moomba oil & gas fields. We pass the location of the geothermal power plant / hot rocks project of Geodynamics where Australia has the hottest rocks on Earth, outside of volcanic areas.

Geologists think that 10 million years ago, the granites in the Cooper Basin, South Australia, were exposed at the surface. Since that time they have been covered by a sedimentary layer, four kilometres thick, that acts as an overlying blanket; trapping the heat and preventing it from escaping to the atmosphere.

The heat is created by naturally occurring radiogenic decay that heats the granite to more than 250 degrees Celsius. The granite temperatures in Europe are only 180 degrees Celsius. The granite belt in the Cooper Basin is fractured in horizontal layers and these fractures naturally contain water at very high pressures – up to 5, 000 pounds per square inch. Check out the birdlife at sunset on the flooding Cooper Creek before a delicious meal at the Innamincka Hotel, adjacent the famous old Mission station, restored as National Parks offices. Overnight Innaminka Hotel 2 nights

Day 6 - A chance for an early walk and look at creekside birdlife - the old hospital building (now museum & NP office) and quirky Innamincka - before we head for the S/ QLD border and Nappa Merrie Station (was owned by S Kidman & Co, now Gina Reinhart) to the Burke & Wills Dig Tree. Here Burke & Wills support team lead by Brahe had waited 4 months and 4 days (a month longer than agreed) and had buried provisions for the possibility of the returning northern explorers. The support team left only a few hours before Burke & Wills return, and the supplies were possibly not found, contributing to their demise. Lots of history, and birdlife here on the infamous Cooper Creek. There's time for a cruise on Cooper Creek, and providing the access route is open, we can visit Coongie Lakes, a haven for bird life in the region. Overnight Innaminka Hotel 2 nights.

Day 7 - Travel via Moomba and remote Walkers Crossing through the Stony Desert to the Birdsville Track and Mungerannie Hotel, site of their popular Artesian bore fed wetlands. Overnight Mungerannie Hotel - cabin accommodation with shared bathrooms BLD

Day 8 - Today we visit Cowarie Station on the Warburton River, the major inlow to lake Eyre from the Diamantina River and Goyder Lagoon before a visit to  Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary operated by Australian Wildlife Conservancy Here we larn of the important local and wiedespread work of AWC with its over 24 sanctuary properties in unique and diverse Australian landscapes. We later travel north on the Birdsville Track to cross the Queensland border and overnight in Birdsville, at the Birdsville Pub BLD

Day 9 - Today we will travel through the sandhills to visit and climb Big Red, the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill. We do a Birdsville tour with its fascinating history, visit Burke & Wills marked tree by the Diamantina River, and site of Australias most famous thermal power station. After lunch we depart and travel due north through Channel Country and the Diamantina Shire HQ at Bedourie, crossing several creeks and water holes often hosting wetland birds including Brolgas. Arrive Boulia for overnight at Australia Hotel or Boulia Desert Sands Motel. BLD

Day 10 - The Min Min Encounter is a theatre presentions at the visitors centre, where we learn of the fascinating story of the Min Min lights phenomena -  a mystery of strange red lights appearing and following people in this remote desert region. We depart after the exhibition and town tour for Tobermorey via the Plenty Highway and the northern boundary of the Simpson Desert. The Tobermorey camping area which is set on the Tobermorey Station is a lovely grassed area under trees. It has hot showers, flushing toilets and a shop with some basic goods. We can enjoy an open campfire under the stars tonight. Accommodation is available here in basic cabins with shared bathroom for early bookers. Alternatively or camping option. as we overnight at Tobermorey Station in basic cabin accommodation. BLD

Day 11 - Our journey onward takes us via Jervois, which is our last fuel stop. Jervois is a cattle station, formed in 1960, and one of the last stations to be taken up in the area. We pass by giant termite nests and nearby the rugged Harts Range. Enjoy a stop at the remote Atitjere community Aboriginal Arts centre, nestled at the base of the Harts Ranges, Atitjere is home to around 400 people. Time permitting, a stopover at Gemtree and check out the gems, crystals and mineral specimens as well as local Aboriginal Art and artefacts at this popular gem fossicking region. Arrive Alice Springs for overnight and a celebratory meal together. BLD

Day 12 - After a tasty breakfast tour completes at 10 am. You are free to enjoy the many options available in Alice Springs including the Araluen Cultural Centre & Museum, Old Telegraph Station, or Royal Flying Doctor Base, Desert Wildlife Park, Aboriginal Art galleries, or extended tours to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges or to Darwin or beyond. B

This fully inclusive tour is by small group luxury 4WD travel.


Inclusions
  • Genuine small group 2- 4 per car, in 4WD Landcruisers up to 3 cars
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Ensuite hotel/motel accommodation except 1 night shared bathroom at Mungerannie, and possible 1 night camping at Tobermorey if booked out.
  • All Delicious meals on tour, including vegetarian options.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price support Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions

  • Alcohol
  • Flights to and from departure points

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pick up available Adelaide, Midura or Broken Hill - please ASK
  • Join tour in Adelaide, Mildura or Broken Hill (rail option from Sydney)
  • Fully accommodated hotel rooms if booked early
  • Genuine small group - 2-4 per 4WD
  • NOT a Bus
  • 27 years tours operation


  • EARLY BIRD SAVINGS OF $500 per person for payment prior March 12 - Use Promo Code CCB500 at checkout

 

Please Book Early as departure fast approaches






  • Duration : 12 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$7,995.00

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Corner Country Broken Hill Dig Tree Birdsville Track Strzelecki Track Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre Tours 8 Days × × × × × × ×
Corner Country Broken Hill Dig Tree Birdsville Track Strzelecki Track Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre Tours 8 Days

Corner Country Broken Hill Dig Tree Birdsville Track Strzelecki Track Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre Tours 8 Days

Corner Country Bourke & Wills Dig Tree Birdsville Track, Strzelecki Track, Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre Tours - From Broken Hill or Adelaide to Birdsville, Cooper Creek, Lake Eyre via Coober Pedy, Arkaroola Ridge Top, Wilpena Pound

8 DAY Corner Country, with Birdsville Track, Strzelecki Track, Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre Tour - From Adelaide or Boken Hill to Birdsville, Cooper Creek, Lake Eyre via Coober Pedy, Arkaroola (2 nights, includes Ridge Top Tour, optional heli flight), Wilpena Pound (walk & flight options), Moomba, Innamincka (incl Burke & Wills Dig Tree & Burkes Grave), Lake Eyre (Optional Lake Eyre flight available), Mound Springs, Old Ghan Railway, Brachina Gorge, Parachilna Gorge, Flinders Ranges to Adelaide.  Cameron Corner - Broken Hill options - please Ask. Completes around 6pm

Day 1 – From Adelaide pickup (or Broken Hill option) approximately 8 am from airport or your accommodation for departure via spectacular mountain scenery as we travel via Clare Valley wine country, then the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound. Our journey takes us through rural SA to enjoy picturesque roadside stops for lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. Visit historic Quorn & Hawker before arrival at Wilpena Pound resort for our comfy overnight stop. Enjoy a sunset walk with the kangaroos amongst the ancient Red River Gums and a relax at the bar before dinner. L, D


Day 2 – This morning we recommend the spectacular optional scenic flight over the pound. There’s time also to enjoy the Wangarra Lookout & Hills Homestead walk into the Pound. We leave Wilpena and pass by traditional sheep stations and plains stretching to Lake Frome, and through into the Gammon Ranges National Park to Arkaroola. Overnight Arkaroola Resort. B,L,D

Day 3 – There’s plenty to do here in this remote,  rugged area, including scenic flights or relaxing walks in the paths by nearby creeks, but the highlight is the Ridge Top Tour.  The 4.5 hour Ridge Top Tour showcases the magic of the Northern Flinders Ranges timeless terrain and unique natural beauty of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Witness some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth as you travel through Arkaroola’s 1600-million year geological history, as the inspiring images of red granite mountains and golden spinifex hillsides give way to a breath-taking view across the Freeling Heights, Lake Frome and the desert beyond. After a spectacular day, relax by the fireside and share your experiences. Overnight Arkaroola BLD

Day 4 – Today we pass by desert sand dunes, gibber plains and hot springs as we heading north to Innamincka. We pass by Lake Callabonna, where Diprotodon and numerous Australian megafauna roamed in swampy terrain when this was the eastern most shore of Australia. There are many remains of ancient beasties here, and the country makes it easy to imagine this other world of many millions of years ago. At Mt Hopeless (aptly named) we join the Strzelecki Track, we pass Merty Merty homestead and on via the vast oil and gas fields of Moomba and the Delta gas fields to enter the Innamincka Regional Reserve area, and famous Innamincka township on the banks of the notorious Cooper Creek.  An optional Cooper Creek cruise (if running) is in order before dinner at the Innamincka pub.

Day 5 – Today we visit the Burke & Wills dig tree, were the ill fated explorers arrived too late for their support party, and did not respond to the message on the tree to dig, where supplies were buried that could have saved their lives. We do though enjoy the prolific birdlife near here and unique flora before heading up the track, passing the largest shearing shed in Australia and the ruins of Cadelga Downs station, (alternatively via Haddon Corner, depending on road conditions) over the Queensland border to arrive Birdsville for overnight. BLD

Day 6 – Birdsville is an icon of the outback, attracting outback travellers to connect with the frontier history of this landmark town. Birdsville used to be the customs post for goods and cattle travelling to and from South Australia before Federation. It was the route used by the great cattle drovers, including S. Kidman & Co, and there’s plenty of this history to experience in Birdsville, especially at the local museum, adjacent the tasty treats of the Hard Road Cafe. Today we visit Big Red, the  Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill, and see Burke & Wills marked tree on the  Diamantina River. An optional flight over the Simpson Desert and Goyder Lagoon is available here. We head off south on the Birdsville Track following the spectacular Diamantina River past Pandie Pandie station and Goyder Lagoon. Time and track conditions willing, we visit Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary &  Station, part of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy for overnight, or alternatively overnight at Mungeranie Roadhouse on the Birdsville Track. BLD

Day 7 – Arriving in Marree, explore this once thriving railway town that helped save Darwin during WWII with 56 trains per week ! Marree is at the junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks, and the path of the Great Northern  Railway / Old Ghan for over 100 years, so lots of history here including Aboriginal museum and history, Tom Kruse (Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond”) and Donald Campbells Bluebird story. Take an optional take a 1 or 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre to see the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and the Marree Man (a 4 km long, giant engraving in the landscape). On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town. Marree is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus  the old mail truck used by legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse on the run from Marree to Birdsville. We visit the shores of Lake Eyre and Lake Eyre National Park and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains in a permanent waterhole. Overnight in Marree with a few yarns around the campfire or at the local pub. BLD

Day 8 – Today we visit the restored ruins of the old Ghan railway town of Farina, which once supported 300 people. We view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, enjoy a break at the Quandong cafe at Copley and travel via old Ghan railway towns to Parachilna, and in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and picturesque mountain landscapes to arrive in Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation or airport connection. BL


  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
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Lake Eyre Tours and Flights from Adelaide to Adelaide 3 days × × × × × × ×
Lake Eyre Tours and Flights from Adelaide to Adelaide 3 days

Lake Eyre Tours and Flights from Adelaide to Adelaide 3 days

Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include a spectacular 2+ hour flight over Lake Eyre floodwaters to see the Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek. See pelian,s water birds, massive floodwaters

INCLUDES SPECTACULAR  2+ hour flight over Lake Eyre FLOODS & RIVER INLET

+ option to add an EXTENDED FLIGHT WITH BIRDSVILLE LUNCH, SIMPSON DESERT, CHANNEL COUNTRY, GOYDER LAGOON FLIGHT ADD $550 - add to extras when booking

Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include a spectacular flights over Lake Eyre viewing the Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek. This flight views also Elliot Price Conservation Park, (Donald) Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Longer flights extension options available – please ask ) to the northern extreme of the lake and the Warburton & Macumba Rivers and southern Simpson Desert region of Lake Eyre North. The extended flight will view the Warburton River. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture.

These Lake Eyre Tours and Flights are by luxury 4WD from Adelaide via spectacular mountains and rural SA scenery and pioneer history with wildlife & bird spotting by the lake shore.

We aim to find where the best water and wildlife viewing experiences are at the time, so your guide may visit Lake Eyre South shoreline and lookout, and Oodnadatta Track highlights, such as Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage and a chance for a swim in the warm springs.

A Painted Hills flight is available on some tours if booked. All Lake Eyre tours include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna, Ochre Pits, Oodnadatta & Birdsville Tracks, flight over Lake Eyre.


OCTOBER 3, 2019 - Lake Eyre region has recently witnessed massive floodwaters from two Queensland cyclones earlier this year. These waters travelled down the Cooper Creek, Georgina, Diamantina and Warburton Rivers to fill Lake Eyre and nearby lakes to a level not seen for many years.

Pink algal blooms have now commenced and it is always a stunning spectacle no matter the water level, with cloud reflections, and vast water and salt surfaces merging with the pink of the algal blooms. However the recent intense heat and strong dusty winds in the region are taking its toll on water levels and bird numbers. As at late September the Lake has approximately 30% water coverage. You can see a daily satellite image here - https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=132.52769971831015,-30.223839999999992,145.79873971831012,-23.743839999999995&l=MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_Bands721

Our tours aim to show you the best this unique region has to offer, including the amazing mound springs, iconic landmarks and Ghan history. Lately our travellers have been impressed with their Lake Eyre flight also incorporating the Painted Hills, a nearby desert region with awesome multi coloured ochre hills. This opportunity will be offered to your group on the tour and availability depends on a consensus to spend approximately half he flight time on Lake Eyre, and half on the Painted Hills.

 This information has been provided as an update on the changing conditions, as we want you to aware that water and bird levels have not remained at the peak of earlier this year.

We look forward to seeing you on your journey soon and will be showing you wonderful aspect of Lake Eyre and the region.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns


3 day Lake Eyre Tours and Flights - Depart from Adelaide return to Adelaide (or Broken Hill option) via Lake Eyre – Includes flights over Lake Eyre, lake shore by 4WD, wetlands birds areas, see the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond” truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne

Day 1 – From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine producing region of the Clare Valley ((wine tasting option) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and morning teas. We cross the Goyder Line, view the Elder & Heyson Ranges, Wilpena Pound & Lake Torrens and visit the historic and award winning Prairie Hotel at Parachilna with great outback art before arrival at our cosy overnight stop at Leigh Creek or Marree on some tours.  L, D

Day 2 – At Marree we check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. From Marree we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnaddatta Track to William Creek. From here take a 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions at extra cost). We visit the shores of Lake Eyre South and and unique Mound Springs, which are permanent water flows from the Great Artesian Basin. We connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains. We visit a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. Overnight Marree and a few yarns around the campfire (optional), the bar, or just take it easy.

Day 3 –Today we visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina, view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns including Wilson, Woolshed Flat via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and stunning mountain landscapes.  We visit the impressive Kanyaka Station & view stone woolshed ruins (time permitting) as we follow the Old Ghan Line via Quorn, through the Pitchi Ritchie Pass and the breathtaking view of Spencers Gulf & Port Augusta to arrive Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your CBD accommodation or Adelaide airport.

Tour Inclusions


  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  2 hour flight with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or CBD hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.

Overnight & flight departure locations, and content may change depending on availability when booking - so Book Early




  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,995.00

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Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 4 Days × × × × × × ×
Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 4 Days

Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 4 Days

Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo & Brachina Gorges, William Creek. Including 2 Hour Flight over Lake Eyre and Warburton Groove, lake shore walk

Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo & Brachina Gorges, Sacred Canyon, Coober Pedy, William Creek. Including 2 Hour Flight over Lake Eyre and Warburton Groove, lake shore visit and walk, Birdwatching and Lake Shore drive by 4WD, luxury 4WD transport.


Optional EXTENDED FLIGHT to Birdsville return via Lake Eyre & CHANNEL COUNTRY, WITH BIRDSVILLE LUNCH, SIMPSON DESERT -  see detail at Extras when commence booking process

Follow the Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs & Curdimurka Railway Sidings and history plus much more. Includes all fees, flight, meals, ensuite accommodated at Wilpena Pound, Marree (or William Creek) & Coober Pedy. Consider also the Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges flight option. Tour  Code LCP4. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne 


LAKE EYRE UPDATE -

OCTOBER 3, 2019 - Lake Eyre region has recently witnessed massive floodwaters from two Queensland cyclones earlier this year. These waters travelled down the Cooper Creek, Georgina, Diamantina and Warburton Rivers to fill Lake Eyre and nearby lakes to a level not seen for many years.

Pink algal blooms have now commenced and it is always a stunning spectacle no matter the water level, with cloud reflections, and vast water and salt surfaces merging with the pink of the algal blooms. However the recent intense heat and strong dusty winds in the region are taking its toll on water levels and bird numbers. As at late September the Lake has approximately 30% water coverage. You can see a daily satellite image here - https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=132.52769971831015,-30.223839999999992,145.79873971831012,-23.743839999999995&l=MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_Bands721

Our tours aim to show you the best this unique region has to offer, including the amazing mound springs, iconic landmarks and Ghan and pioneer history. Lately our travellers have been impressed with their Lake Eyre flight also incorporating the Painted Hills, a nearby desert region with awesome multi coloured ochre hills. This opportunity will be offered to your group on the tour and availability depends on a consensus to spend approximately half the flight time on Lake Eyre, and half on the Painted Hills.

This information has been provided as an update on the changing conditions, as we want you to aware that water and bird levels have not remained at the peak of earlier this year.

We look forward to seeing you on your journey soon and will be showing you wonderful aspect of Lake Eyre and the region.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns


4 Day Lake Eyre Tours Flights - itinerary


Day 1 - From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Southern Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine producing region of the Clare Valley (wine tasting optional) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. We have a picnic lunch in scenic Melrose at the base of Mt Remarkable and cross the Goyder Line before Quorn and Hawker, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy Scenic views of the Elder, Druid & Heyson Ranges, and visit an ancient Aboriginal Rock art site at Sacred Canyon (near to recently discovered Warrantyi Rock Shelter). Here enjoy an easy short walk amongst the Cypress Pines into the gorge to view pecked rock art tens of thousands of years old. Returning to Wilpena Pound, we check in for the night for a cosy dinner with open fire place L,D

Day 2 - Enjoy an optional scenic flight before a scenic walk with the kangaroos and spectacular River Red Gums into Wilpena Pound, viewing unique flora, Old Hills Homestead. Then an optional hike up to Wangarra Hill lookout offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound. Depart Wilpena Pound Resort and travel the fascinating Geological Trail through 800 million years of time via Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, viewing fossils including ancient stromatalites. Arrive at the old Ghan railway town of Parachilna and the famous Prairie Hotel, with tasty treats and exceptional Aboriginal art and jewellery for sale. We travel north here following the Heyson Range via Leigh Creek (viewing the massive open cut mine ow closed) via Copley and Lindhurst past the Strzelecki Track and into the desert. Stop for a look at the large and colourful ochre pits famous for trading ochre widely throughout Australia. Farina Arrive Marree for overnight. B,L,D

Day 3 – At Marree check out the ancient mosque and Old Ghan Railway history. Also the Lake Eyre Yacht Club and Birdsville Track. We follow the Oodnadatta Track Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs & Curdimurka Railway Sidings and the lookout at Lake Eyre South then the Mound Springs, natural springs bubbling up from the Artesian Basin. Visit the shores of Lake Eyre and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by flooding rains. We visit creeks and water holes along the route which are favourite spots for birds (including brolgas, egrets, swans, ducks, waders,  Herons and many more) and birdwatchers. Arrive historic William Creek on Anna Creek Station (Sidney Kidman's largest cattle station) for a 2+ hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre.  After our flight, we head though the moon plains for Coober Pedy for overnight. This is a special sleep underground opportunity. B,L,D

Day 4 – Today we are heading south on the Stuart Highway via desert travel & salt lakes that let you appreciate the remote and vast outback. Witness modern “oasis” outback stations and transport roadhouses of this great Stuart Highway connecting Australia’s north and south. Visit Woomera and the “rocket park” collection of missiles launched from this unique location, the extensive Rocket Range Museum and view the infamous Detention Centre. Travel via Port Augusta, the powerhouse of Spencers Gulf and a cuppa by the water front, then on via rich rural lands of the Gulf of St Vincent  to arrive Adelaide this evening. Tour ends approx 7 pm. B,L

 

 Lake Eyre Tours Flights with Wilpena Pound Coober Pedy Tour Inclusions -

  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  2 hour flight with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.

  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$3,788.00

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Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days × × × × × × ×
Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days

Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days

Fully accommodated, 2 hours flight Lake Eyre 3 Days from Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide via Cooper Pedy Oodnadatta Track, Marree & Lake Eyre with lake shore walk and birdlife, Old Ghan railway. flight over Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy opals

Lake Eyre 3 Days Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide via Cooper Pedy, Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre –

Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days

Tour Now Includes a Spectacular 2+ Hour Flight Over Lake Eyre Floods & Channel Country. An option for EXTENDED Flight to Birdsville for an extra 2 hrs flight with Birdsville Lunch, viewing Simpson Desert, Channel Country, Goyder Lagoon Cooper Creek, Tiari Desert is available on some tours. To include this add Birdsville Flight Option at checkout for $495 per person – Note this reduces time on Oodnadatta Track for land based sight seeing. Add EXTENDED Flight to Birdsville Return to Extras When Booking


Tour Includes  2+ hour flight over Lake Eyre, lake shore walks and visits,travel the Oodnadatta Track, following the Old Ghan railway & Overland Telegraph Line, visit Marree, Coober Pedy (sleep underground), William Creek, Coward Springs,  – 3 days/ 2 nights. Luxury 4WD transport, fully accommodated for 2 nights, all fees, all meals except 1 at restaurant. Tour Code EAS3.


Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include time for an optional spectacular  2 hour flight over Lake Eyre viewing the Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek. This flight views also Elliot Price Conservation Park, (Donald) Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Longer flights extension options available – please ask - to the northern extreme of the lake and the Warburton & Macumba Rivers and southern Simpson Desert region of Lake Eyre North. The extended flight will view the Warburton River. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture.

These Lake Eyre Tours and Flights are by luxury 4WD from Adelaide via spectacular mountains and rural SA scenery and pioneer history with wildlife & bird spotting by the lake shore.

We aim to find where the best water and wildlife viewing experiences are considered to be at the time, so your guide may visit Lake Eyre South shoreline and lookout, and Oodnadatta Track highlights, such as Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage and a chance for a swim in the warm springs.

A Painted Hills flight is available on some tours if booked. All Lake Eyre tours include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna, Ochre Pits, Oodnadatta & Birdsville Tracks, flight over Lake Eyre.


Itinerary - Lake Eyre Tours and Flights via Uluru or Alice Springs to Adelaide 3 days 

Day 1 - Pick up at 7.30am at your Uluru or Alice Springs accommodation. Travel to Coober Pedy via the Stuart Hwy, the route pioneered by Australia’s greatest explorer John McDouall Stuart. View memorial to his achievements at various stops including NT / SA Border, and roadhouses including Kulgera & Marla. Depending on time & interests we visit some local landmarks and sightseeing, with 'at source" opal buying opportunities in Coober Pedy. Dinner and overnight at Coober Pedy. (L D)

Day 2 - Depart Coober Pedy via the Moon Plains to arrive William Creek for 10-10.15 flight. From here take a 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions at extra cost). After our flight and lunch we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnadatta Track to Marree. We visit the shores of Lake Eyre South and and unique Mound Springs, which are permanent water flows from the Great Artesian Basin. We connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains. We visit a permanent water hole, a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. At Marree check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan Railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. Overnight Marree and a few yarns around the campfire the bar, or just take it easy. B L D

Day 3 –Today we visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns including Wilson and Woolshed Flat via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and stunning mountain landscapes.  We visit the impressive Kanyaka Station & stone woolshed ruins (time permitting) as we follow the Old Ghan Line via Quorn, through the Pitchi Ritchie Pass and the breathtaking view of Spencers Gulf & Port Augusta to arrive Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation or airport connection. B L 

Fully accommodated tour


INCLUSIONS

  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  2 hour flight with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,995.00

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Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Adelaide to Alice Springs or Uluru 3 days × × × × × × ×
Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Adelaide to Alice Springs or Uluru 3 days

Lake Eyre Tours and Flights Adelaide to Alice Springs or Uluru 3 days

Fully accommodated, Lake Eyre 3 Days from Adelaide to Uluru or Alice Springs via Cooper Pedy, Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre. Includes lake shore walk and birdlife, follows Old Ghan railway. Optional flight over Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy opals

Lake Eyre 3 Days from Adelaide to Uluru or Alice Springs via Cooper Pedy, Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre

FULLY ACCOMMODATED IN LOCAL HOTELS

INCLUDES SPECTACULAR  2+ hour flight over Lake Eyre & CHANNEL COUNTRY,

Tour Now Includes a Spectacular 2+ Hour Flight Over Lake Eyre Floods & Channel Country. An optional EXTEDNED Flight to Birdsville for an extra 2 hrs flight with Birdsville Lunch, viewing Simpson Desert, Channel Country, Goyder Lagoon Cooper Creek, Tiari Desert is available on some tours. To include this add Birdsville Flight Option at checkout for $550 per person – Note this reduces time on Oodnadatta Track for land based sight seeing. Add EXTENDED Flight to Birdsville Return to Extras When Booking


TOUR DETAILS

Tour Includes lake shore walk and visits,travel the Oodnadatta Track, following the Old Ghan railway & Overland Telegraph Line, visit Marree, Coober Pedy (sleep underground), William Creek, Coward Springs, Leigh Creek, Copley – 3 days/ 2 nights. Luxury 4WD transport, fully accommodated for 2 nights, all fees, all meals except 1 at restaurant. Tour Code EAS3.

Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include spectacular 2 hour flight over Lake Eyre viewing the Channel Country, Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek. This flight views also Elliot Price Conservation Park, (Donald) Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Longer flights extension options available – please ask - to the northern extreme of the lake and the Warburton & Macumba Rivers and southern Simpson Desert region of Lake Eyre North. The extended flight will view the Warburton River. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture.

These Lake Eyre Tours and Flights are by luxury 4WD from Adelaide via spectacular mountains and rural SA scenery and pioneer history with wildlife & bird spotting by the lake shore.

We aim to find where the best water and wildlife viewing experiences are considered to be at the time, so your guide may visit Lake Eyre South shoreline and lookout, and Oodnadatta Track highlights, such as Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage and a chance for a swim in the warm springs.

A Painted Hills flight is available on some tours if booked. All Lake Eyre tours include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna, Ochre Pits, Oodnadatta & Birdsville Tracks, flight over Lake Eyre.


Itinerary 

3 day Lake Eyre Tours and Flights - Depart from Adelaide return to Adelaide (or Broken Hill option) via Lake Eyre – Includes flights over Lake Eyre, lake shore by 4WD, wetlands birds areas, see the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond” truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne

Day 1 – From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine producing region of the Clare Valley ((wine tasting option) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and morning teas. We cross the Goyder Line, view the Elder & Heyson Ranges, Wilpena Pound & Lake Torrens and visit the historic and award winning Prairie Hotel at Parachilna with great outback art before arrival at our cosy overnight stop at Leigh Creek or Marree on some tours.  L, D

Day 2 – At Marree we check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. From Marree we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnadatta Track to William Creek. From here take a 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions at extra cost). We visit the shores of Lake Eyre South and and unique Mound Springs, which are permanent water flows from the Great Artesian Basin. We connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent rains. We visit a water hole, a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. Overnight Coober Pedy and a chance to buy opals or see some of the highlights of this unique place in Australian history and culture. . MT L D

Day 3 -  From Coober Pedy we take a break at the spectacular colourful Breakaways - Desert Mesas where Mad Max movies were made. Then our onward journey via the SA NT Border to Alice Springs or Uluru to arrive at your accommodation around 5 pm.(B MT L ).


INCLUSIONS

  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 4-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  2 hour flight with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.



  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,995.00

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Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Tours 8 Days × × × × × × ×
Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Tours 8 Days

Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Tours 8 Days

Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyoon Tours 8 Days - Easy Comfy Camping or Accommodated Overnights at Uluru 2N, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen 2 N, Palm Valley, Alice Springs ie 7 nights

Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Kings Canyon Tours 8 Days

ACCOMMODATED OR Easy Comfy Camping 

Overnights at Uluru 2N, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen 2N, Palm Valley (or Glen Helen if accommodated), Alice Springs ie 7 nights

Reverse itinerary also available - please ask

Uluru to Alice Springs via Palm Valley & Mereenie Loop Track Tour includes – Stanley Chasm, Simpson’s Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, MacDonnell Ranges including Ormiston Gorge, Larapinta Trail,  Glen Helen, Papunya Art Centre, Haasts Bluff, Gosse Bluff, Mereenie Loop, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Aboriginal rock art, visit Aboriginal art centres.

Relax and Revitalise your creative self in the clear and nurturing energies of the Central Deserts of Australia’s Heartlands …  This journey is an opportunity to reflect, honour and develop deeper relationships with the land, each other, and with the traditional Aboriginal caretakers, songmasters, singers and dancers from the land we travel. We experience extraordinary landscapes, and sacred sites, and walk, rest and relax in these special places.

The 8 day and 5 day tours travel some similar areas – except the 8 day includes 1st night in Alice Springs (or Uluru) hotel, 1 overnight at Palm Valley, 1 extra night (2 total) at Glen Helen allowing more time to explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges and to visit Hassts Bluff and Papunya local Aboriginal art communities.

8 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track –  

 

Day 1 - Flights arrive Uluru around lunchtime. We collect you at airport for hotel check-in and free time. Explore the Resort Cultural centre and art galleries. Sunset viewing over Uluru & Kata Tjuta options. Evening gathering and debrief, before evening meal and overnight at Uluru / Yulara resort.

Day 2 – An early start for Uluru at sunrise and a nearby breakfast. Opportunity for morning walk and quiet time at sacred waterholes and gorges. Experience a "welcome to country" and an introduction to the area at the local Aboriginal Anangu cultural centre. After lunch and a relax, enjoy an afternoon Kata Tjuta (Olga's) walk. Sunset at Uluru.  Overnight Uluru / Yulara Resort. Dinner own cost at local restaurant.

Day 3 – Morning return to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) or Uluru for extended 3-4 hours Valley of  the Winds walk. Picnic lunch in the National Park before departure on our for 4 hours highway cruise through picturesque desert oaks & sand hills to Kings Canyon with scenic stops. Enroute view Curtin Springs and Mt Connor lookout, plus George Gill Ranges. Overnight Kings Canyon resort (with swimming pool) 

Day 4 – Our time for morning walks at Kings Canyon allows for the 3-4 hours (6 km) over the top via the "Garden of Eden" and the spectacular north and south walls or a shorter walk option is also available in the valley floor). After a delicious and well earned lunch we head off on the 4WD Mereenie Loop Track, through spectacular Central Deserts landscapes via the Gardiner Range, the Camels Hump and Katapata Pass with sweeping views from Tyler’s Pass of the comet crater known as Gosse Bluff (Tnorala). We enter the crater and spend some quiet time here with a short walk to a lookout where the dimensions of time, space and your place in the universe can be appreciated in a new perspective. After marveling at nature’s power, we travel on in the MacDonnell ranges National Park and in view of Mt Sonder. We crioss the Finke River to Glen Helen Resort for overnight Dinner own cost at resort.

Day 5 - Enjoy a morning swim before we head out to Haasts Bluff and Papunya Art centre communities to meet the artists and appreciate the stunning spectacle and real beauty of these central desert landscapes. Here you can buy Aboriginal art from source at best prices. On return, we take a peaceful and reflective walk in beautiful Ormiston Gorge and witness Mt Sonder's changing colours at sunset.  Overnight Glen Helen.

Day 6 - We depart Glen Helen following the Caterpillar songline of the MacDonnell Ranges and enjoy a relaxing day of short walks and great energy and scenery at various gorges including Ormiston Gorge, Serpentine Gorge, Ellery Big Hole and the Ochre Pits. We travel on to visit the Hermannsburg Mission, the source of so many beautiful artworks of the central deserts, then wind our way up the ancient Finke River bed to Palm Valley where the artist Albert Namatjira’s paintings were so inspired. Overnight at coszy campsite in Palm Valley. 

Day 7 – At Palm Valley we take a walk in this eerie and ancient Palm Valley, viewing Livingstonia palm trees and unique landforms only seen here – watch out for dinosaurs. Additional walks in an ancient natural amphitheatre helps recomections with this special landscape and unique landforms. We leave Palm Valley and head east on the Larapinta Drive for an easy walk in the peaceful energies of Simpsons Gap – where we may meet the cute but endangered Black Footed Rock Wallabies. Simpsons Gap is also here, and another very pleasant creeek bed walk. Now we head for Alice Springs and a short short town tour before overnight. BLD  

Day 8 - Enjoy a hearty breakfast or alternatively enjoy the resort facilities or just relaxing. Transport available to airport for flight connections. Tour ends 10am after breakfast for flights home or extend your stay to enjoy Alice Springs highlights including Desert Wildlife Park, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, Air  or Transport Museum, Aboriginal Art galleries.

Inclusions –
  • Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles – Landcruisers or similar
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options, unless noted in itinerary.
  • Accommodated sleeping or luxury camping. Camp gear includes stretcher, mattress & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Learn practical skills –

  • Bush foods & medicine and survival skills for self and team survival and thrival
  • Rock art symbols 
  • Understanding songlines & sacred sites 
Consider allowing time before or after the the tour to stay in Alice Springs and see more of the rich sights such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, Air or Transport Museum, Aboriginal Art galleries, Alice Springs Desert Park.

Tour Includes delicious meals, all fees, professional guides, luxury 4WD transport, comfy camping + 1 night resort accommodation included. ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES - See Extras options when you commence online booking procedure.  – or Please Ask

Book Early & SAVE  

  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$4,995.00

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Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Palm Valley Tours 3 Days × × × × × × ×
Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Palm Valley Tours 3 Days

Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Palm Valley Tours 3 Days

Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Tour - 2 nights Hotel or Easy Camping option at Kings Canyon and Glen Helen. Includes Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Ormiston Gorge, Gosse Bluff

Tour details are below and on the web here - https://www.spiritsafaris.com/uluru_red_centre_tours/

3 day Macs Meander Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours – Via MacDonnell ranges, Hermannsburg, Kings Canyon to Uluru

FULLY ACCOMMODATED RATE SHOWN

Day 1 - Departs Alice Springs 8 am, includes Simpson Gap walk, Hermannsburg Mission, Palm Valley (3 hrs return with 1 hour walk & lunch), Glen Helen Resort overnight.


Day 2  - Ochre Pits walk, Ormiston Gorge walk, lunch at Tyler’s Pass overlooking Gosse Bluff meteorite crater. Drive into the crater & 40 mins walk. Travel the Mereenie Loop 4WD track via Camels Humps to George Gill Ranges lookout then Kings Canyon Resort for overnight.


Day 3 – Early start for Kings Canyon 6 km rim walk (3-4 hours) or easier 40 mins valley floor walk. Lunch at Kings Canyon before highway cruise through scenic desert oaks & sand hills to Uluru and Yulara resort. Includes all meals except 1 at Glen Helen (restaurant), plus National Park entry fees. Optional sunset viewing between Uluru & Kata Tjuta , so you see whole landscape and both landmarks. Ie 3 day tour does not include entry to Uluru NP or time for Uluru sunset or sunrise, but includes extra time for Palm Valley, Hermannsburg & MacDonnell Ranges. Ends at Yulara Resort / Uluru 3rd evening 6pm then own accommodation arrangement.

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,345.00

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Aboriginal Art Centre Tours – Western Deserts Tour – From Alice Springs to Uluru 7 days × × × × × × ×
Aboriginal Art Centre Tours  – Western Deserts Tour – From Alice Springs to Uluru 7 days

Aboriginal Art Centre Tours – Western Deserts Tour – From Alice Springs to Uluru 7 days

Aboriginal Art Centre Tours – Western Deserts Tour – From Alice Springs to Uluru then meet artists and explore country in Amata, Warburton, Warakurna, Giles, Tjukurla, Docker River, Kintore, Papunya to Uluru – limited places

Aboriginal Art Centre Tours – Western Deserts Tour – From Alice Springs to Uluru


Arrive in Alice Springs for art galleries, (or rock art - 3pm depart) dinner and overnight in Alice Springs. Morning start for overnight Uluru with sunset or Field of Lights (optional). Early start to Amata, Wingellina and Blackstone overnight. Next day Warburton gallery and overnight. Then next day Warakurna and Giles weather station. Next Tjukurla if time and interest, before Docker River and late arrival
Uluru. Tour completes 10 am day 7

Also return to Alice Springs available approx 12 noon. There is daily coach and flights connecting Uluru to Alice and flights 3 days / week from Uluru to Brisbane. Also Virgin and Qantas fly to Alice Springs

For more details and other Art Centre Tours see - https://www.spiritsafaris.com/aboriginal-art-tours/


Inclusions –

  • Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles – Landcruisers or similar
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
  • All meals, including vegetarian options, unless noted in itinerary.
  • Accommodation in community or hotels
  • All World Heritage and National Park & entry permits and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Consider allowing time before or after the the tour to stay in Alice Springs and see more of the rich sights such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, Air or Transport Museum, Aboriginal Art galleries, Alice Springs Desert Park.

Tour Includes delicious meals, all fees, professional guides, luxury 4WD transport, comfy camping + 3 night resort accommodation included. includes hotel meals. Also return to Alice Springs available approx 12 noon. Other options available – Please Ask

For more details and other Art Centre Tours see - https://www.spiritsafaris.com/aboriginal-art-tours/



  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$5,250.00

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Kakadu Katherine Gorge from Darwin Tour × × × × × × ×
Kakadu Katherine Gorge from Darwin Tour

Kakadu Katherine Gorge from Darwin Tour

This Kakadu Katherine Gorge from Darwin Tour can be an add on tour to our Kimberley tours from Darwin or be a 3 day return tour to Darwin.

Darwin Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour

This Darwin Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour can be an add on tour our Kimberley tours from Darwin or be a return tour to Darwin.

3 days – From Darwin to Kakadu and Katherine.  Reverse Available Please Ask

Travel with us via Kakadu National Park for stunning rock art, cool waterholes, sacred sites, awesome nature.

‘If you respect the land, then you will feel the land. Your experience will be one that you cannot get anywhere else in the world.’ BrianBaruwei – Wurrkbarbar clan. Aboriginal traditional owner
Darwin Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour – Details

Day 1 – Depart Darwin travelling via Humpty Doo and enter Kakadu National Park world heritage area. Visit Window on the Wetlands tranquil viewing area that supports abundant wetlands bird life. Travel on to Ubirr Rock and walk amongst stunning ancient rock art and climb the rock for wetlands view. Visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Bowali Visitor Centre. View rock art as we take a walk at stunning Nourlangie Rock.

Enjoy the resort facilities at Cooinda Lodge before a spectacular sunset walk at Yellow Waters viewing the birdlife settling in for the night. Overnight at Cooinda.

Day 2 – Board the early boat on the Yellow Waters to cruise amongst extraordinary birdlife and crocodiles in this World Heritage listed wetlands.Travel on to Pine Creek and then to Katherine for an afternoon Katherine Gorge 2 hour cruise. The cruise travels through the spectacular rock faces of Katherine Gorge where you stop and view ancient rock art of the Jaywon people. Overnight Katherine

Day 3 – Join our tour heading for Kununurra, the Kimberley and Broome or return to Darwin after checking out the art centres and galleries of the NTs 3rd biggest town, Katherine..

Darwin Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour via kakadu & Katherine Gorge  – 3 Days/2 Nights – Tour Code DKK3

All camping gear supplied. Accommodation upgrades available

For continuing to Alice Springs see – Option to add on Alice Springs to Uluru Tours, Mereenie Track Palm Valley, MacDonnell Ranges

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  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
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Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours 6 days × × × × × × ×
Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours 6 days

Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours 6 days

Fully accommodated, Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours 6 days. 4WD to Lake shore walk, wetlands birds, Arkaroola walks or Ridge Top Tour (optional), Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges, incredible rock art at Sacred Canyon

Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours -6 days/5 nights tour - Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours includes 4WD to Lake shore walk, wetlands walk birds area, spectacular Arkaroola walks or Ridge Top Tour (optional), spot endangered rock wallabies as we drive through Brachina & Bunyeroo Gorges, incredible rock art at Sacred Canyon & Chambers Gorge. We also experience the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse “Outback Mailman” from “Back of Beyond” mail truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, with walks & optional Wilpena flight.


Tour Now Includes a Spectacular 2+ Hour Flight Over Lake Eyre Floods & Channel Country. An option for 2nd Flight to extend to Birdsville for an extra 2.5 hrs flight with Birdsville Lunch, viewing Simpson Desert, Channel Country, Goyder Lagoon Cooper Creek, Tiari Desert is available on some tours. To include this add Birdsville Flight Option at checkout for $550* per person – Note this reduces time on Oodnadatta Track for land based sight seeing. Add Extended 2nd Flight to Birdsville Return to Extras When Booking * Rate may change  - see latest at Extras


Arkaroola Wilpena Flinders Ranges Lake Eyre Tours  - Itinerary

Day 1  - From Adelaide pickup (or Broken Hill option) approximately 8 am from airport or Adelaide CBD for departure via spectacular mountain scenery as we travel via Clare Valley wine country, then in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges to Marree. Our journey takes us through rural South Australia to enjoy picturesque roadside stops for lunch and morning teas. Visit historic Quorn & Hawker, view Wilpena Pound and travel via the spectacular Heyson Range in the Flinders Ranges before arrival at Marree near Lake Eyre, for our comfy overnight stops. Enjoy a sunset walk and a relax at the bar before dinner & overnight at Marree Hotel. L, D


Day 2 From Marree we head up the Oodnadatta Track following the route of the Old Ghan Railway and Overland Telegraph Line to historic William Creek on Anna Creek Station (Australia largest cattle station). We take a 1 hour (optional 2 hours)  scenic flight over Lake Eyre. Our flight allows us to see the latest highlights of the ever changing vast environment. See the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and learn of the Marree Man (a 4 km long, giant engraving in the landscape). The day includes a visit to the lake shore and lookout over the vastness of the salt lake. Our adventure on the Oodnadatta Track includes connecting with the wonder of the bird and plant life at various creeks and waterholes on the route. We visit permanently flowing Mound Springs releasing water from the Great Artesian Basin, and restored Coward Springs and Curdimurka Old Ghan Railway Siding. On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town at the junction of the Birdsville Track & Oodnaddatta Track. Marree has an Aboriginal cultural centre, Railway Museum and is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus the old mail truck used by legendary Outback Mailman Tom Kruse on the run from Marree to Birdsville. Overnight Marree. B,L,D


Day 3 - Today we visit the Old Ghan Railway ghost town of Farina, view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns. At Copley we head east  through the stunning Gammon Ranges to Arkaroola.  There's plenty to do here in this remote, rugged area, including scenic flights or relaxing walks in the paths by nearby creeks After a spectacular day, relax by the fireside and share your experiences. Overnight Arkaroola BLD

Day 4 - Today we head out on the Arkaroola highlight, the Ridge Top Tour or alternatively explore remote creeks and landscapes of Arkaroola. The 4.5 hour Ridge Top Tour showcases the magic of the Northern Flinders Ranges timeless terrain and unique natural beauty of the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Witness some of the most spectacularly rugged country on earth as you travel through Arkaroola's 1600-million year geological history, as the inspiring images of red granite mountains and golden spinifex hillsides give way to a breath-taking view across the Freeling Heights, Lake Frome and the desert beyond. Overnight Arkaroola BLD

Day 5 - Today we leave Arkaroola & the Gammon Ranges to head south for Chambers Gorge, for insights and introductions to this stunning Aboriginal Rock Art Gallery and picturesque mountain and riverside landscape. Enjoy a walk in the gorge, and some of the most elaborate ceremonial rock art in Australia.  After morning tea we travel back-country roads that once supported a thriving wool industry, and head for the historic copper mining town of Blinman for insights into early days of the region. After lunch we cross through the Flinders, ABC and Heyson Ranges via Parachilna Gorge to the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna on the Old Ghan Railway Linefor refreshments and viewing the oldest complex life forms -the Ediacaran Fossils, some of the oldest known examples of complex, multicellular animal life on Earth. We then join the Brachina Gorge Geological Trail & Bunyeroo Gorge through the ancient rock layers that uplifted to form this spectacular geology, including Wilpena Pound. Stunning lookouts are a highlight of this journey as we wind our way to Wilpena Pound for the evening, nestled amongst the River Red Gums. BLD

Day 6This morning we recommend the spectacular optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound.  There’s time also to enjoy the Wangarra Lookout & Hills Homestead walk into the Pound or other walks including Sacred Canyon. (more rock art).  Time permitting we visit the impressive Kanyaka Station & stone woolshed ruins as we follow the Old Ghan Line via Quorn, through the Pitchi Ritchie Pass and the breathtaking view of Spencers Gulf & Port Augusta to arrive Adelaide around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation or airport connection. B,L

  • Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
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Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Lost City Tours 5 Day × × × × × × ×
Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Lost City Tours 5 Day

Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Lost City Tours 5 Day

Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Tours 5 Day explores Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield Waterfalls the best highlights of the Top End

These 5 Day Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Tours explores Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Katherine Gorge, Litchfield Waterfalls the best highlights of the Top End on this 5 day Northern Territory tour with Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Aboriginal cultural centres and rock art, wetlands cruise, Katherine Gorge cruise, and Litchfield National  Park waterfalls Tour

Option B – Exclude Katherine Gorge but more time for Lost City in Litchfield National Park, and Jim Jim and Gumlon Falls in Kakadu (both 4WD access)

Day 1 – Explore Litchfield National Park, one to view spectacular features such as Magnetic Termite Mounds and majestic waterfalls. Discover permanent waterfalls such as Tolmer, Wangi and Florence Falls and watch, walk or swim in a number of these. Also swimming opportunity at beautiful Buley Rockhole We travel via Adelaide River for Pine Creek, an historic gold mining and railway town significant to Northern Territory development. Enroute we pass numerous World War II airfields critical to the defence of Australia in WWII. Adelaide River is where Crocodile Dundee’s downed water buffalo resides in a local bar. Day finishes in Katherine at approximately 5.30pm. Overnight Katherine L,D

Day 2 – This morning we take the short drive to Nitmiluk National Park to enjoy a 2 hour (or optional more) river cruise in spectacular Katherine Gorge. Options also for helicopter flight to remote gorges and rock art sites, or a canoe hire and paddle on the Gorge ! After lunch, we travel to Edith Falls and an afternoon swim and relax by this beautiful waterhole. Overnight Edith Falls. BLD

 

Day 3 – Today, take a morning walk to the top of Edith Falls to the swimming holes, or simply relax by the waterside. Later, we’re back on the highway, and travel a few hours via Mary River Roadhouse, to enter World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, and arrive at Cooinda. Afternoon visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre or simply relax by the pool at Cooinda Lodge. Alternatively take an optional scenic flight from Cooinda airstrip. We view the stunning sunset over Yellow Waters, and the spectacular evening return of 1000s of Magpie Geese to their rest for the night. Optional evening wetlands cruise. Dinner & overnight Cooinda. BLD


Day 4 – Board the informative morning Yellow Waters wetlands cruise amongst extraordinary birdlife & crocodiles in this World Heritage listed wetlands. Now we are ready for Jim Jim Falls  – a 60km 4WD drive and 1km walk to the Jim Jim Falls Plunge Pool. This walk takes you through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep plunge pool surrounded by spectacular 150 metre high cliffs. After an energetic day, return to dinner & overnight at Cooinda. BL


 Day 5 – Today commences with a spectacular walk amongst the stunning Nourlangie Rock art – a highlight of Kakadu.   We visit the Bowali Visitor Centre, and gain an appreciation of the special nature of this World rated National Park. After a look at the township of Jabiru, take the picturesque drive to Ubirr Rock. Walk through amazing Aboriginal Art galleries, then to a spectacular lookout over the wetlands. Optional viewing and/or visit to nearby Ranger Uranium Mine, or scenic flight. Return to Darwin late afternoon, and tour completion. BL


Become part of the re-creation of country and culture. Discover new understandings from times beginning. This is a small group adventure learning journeys … connecting and re-creating with the land and locals. 


Inclusions –


  • Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles – Landcruisers or similar
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • 2 hour cruises on Katherine Gorge & Yellow Waters
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
  • Delicious meals, including vegetarian, unless noted in itinerary. 1 meal own purchase at Cooinda Lodge.
  • All camping gear which is modern and easy to use
  • Comfortable sleeping options (self inflating mattress or stretcher). Bring your bedding or available from us.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
    Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

‘If you respect the land, then you
will feel the land. Your experience will be one that you cannot get
anywhere else in them world.’ Brian Baruwei – Wurrkbarbar clan.
Aboriginal traditional owner


Darwin to Darwin Tour – 5 days Kakadu Katherine Gorge Litchfield Tours from Darwin Northern Territory Tours.


Includes all meals, motel accommodation option, comfy camping accommodation, all park entry fees, Yellow Waters cruise, professional guide.


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  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,980.00

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Mungo National Park Tours Sydney to Adelaide 5 days × × × × × × ×
Mungo National Park Tours Sydney to Adelaide 5 days

Mungo National Park Tours Sydney to Adelaide 5 days

Mungo National Park Tours - Discover Outback NSW and this ancient landscape, travel the Darling River Run and explore Bourke & Wills camp and wetlands at Menindee Lakes on this small group tours from Sydney to Broken Hill & Adelaide

Mungo National Park Tours from Sydney to Broken Hill & Adelaide

Possible to Meet Lake Eyre to Alice Springs tour from Adelaide or Broken Hill OR Meet Cameron Corner Country tours

Options to depart at Broken Hill on day 4 and or take a day tour Mutawintji National Park for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history.

Mungo National Park Tours Discover Outback NSW and this ancient landscape, travel the Darling River Run and explore Bourke & Wills camp and wetlands at Menindee Lakes on this Mungo National Park Tours from Sydney to Broken

Hill (or reverse option)

Day 1 – Depart from Sydney – travelling via the famous “Dog on the Tucker Box” (Canberra pickup available) over the Great Dividing Range to Wagga Wagga, and on to Narranderra in the Heart of Australia food bowl, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, then Hay to see the Shearers Hall of Fame at Shear Outback and learn of the rich life in the wool industry in early NSW. Overnight Balranald for a hearty local meal and overnight stop.

Day 2 – Into the desert and Mungo National Park to explore this ancient lake bed environment. Here the stories of the regions from local Aboriginal guide, and learn of the oldest known ritual burial in the world. Discover the Walls of China and megafauna history of the area, explore the ancient Willandra Lakes and the historic sheep station and large and impressive shearing shed that served the area for around 100 years. Overnight Mungo Lodge, Mungo National Park.

Days 3Travel the Darling River via Pooncarie, Menindee and Kinchega National Park. Explore the memorial to Burke & Wills camp on the lake shore, and haven for wetland birds.Dinner at famous & delicious Mario’s Palace Hotel (full of murals fromPriscilla fame) Overnight Broken Hill.

Day 4 – Explore Broken Hill highlights (your choice) including Pro Hart Gallery, The Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial plus Desert Sculptures or Mutawintji National Park for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history.

Day 5 – Explore Broken Hill in morning then travel to Adelaide via Peterborough (railway history) Burra (old Copper mine tour)and tour completion

4 day tour – Cost including 3 nights motel accommodation, all meals, 4WD travel, twin share or double. Single supplement $480. Excludes Mutawintji National Park tour cost

5 day tour – Cost including 4 nights motel accommodation, all meals, 4WD travel, twin share or double. Single supplement $580. Excludes Mutawintji National Park tour cost

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  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
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Perth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 day Tour via West Coast of Western Australia. × × × × × × ×
Perth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 day Tour via West Coast of Western Australia.

Perth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 day Tour via West Coast of Western Australia.

Includes 80 Mile Beach, Millstream NP, Karijini National Park, Pilbara, Hamersley Ranges, Port Hedland 2 nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer, Joffre, Fortescue, Hancock, Dales

Perth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour

Karijini Gorges TourPerth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 day Tour via West Coast of Western Australia.


Includes 80 Mile Beach,  Millstream NP, Karijini National Park, Pilbara, Hamersley Ranges, Port Hedland 2 nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer, Joffre, Fortescue, Hancock, Dales gorges, Fern & Circular Pools. Plus BHPs Port Hedland docks, Newman, Burrup Rock Art, Red Dog Memorial, Rio Tinto Railway Road to Tom Price. Mine tour option.

Includes Ningaloo Reef glass bottom boat cruise, (or swim with whale sharks option at extra cost), Coral Bay, Monkey Mia dolphins & Kalbari NP 2 nights, and Pinnacles from Perth

Accommodated, camping or combination of both available

Perth to Broome via Kalbari Karijini Ningaloo Monkey Mia Tour 10 days via West Coast of Western Australia.

Personal & Private luxury 4WD Tour Includes 80 Mile Beach, Marble Bar & Millstream NP, Karijini National Park, Pilbara, Hamersley Ranges, Port Hedland 2 nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer, Joffre, Fortescue, Hancock, Dales gorges, Fern & Circular Pools. Plus BHPs Port Hedland docks, Newman, Burrup Rock Art, Red Dog Memorial, Rio Tinto Railway Road to Tom Price. Mine tour option. Includes Ningaloo Reef glass bottom boat cruise, (or swim with whale sharks option at extra cost), Coral Bay, Monkey Mia dolphins & Kalbari NP 2 nights, and Pinnacles from Perth - Ask re reverse Broome to Exmouth 6 day option also available.  Book Tour

Tour Details – from Perth to Broome via West Coast of Western Australia.

Day 1 – Depart Perth via the Indian Ocean Drive for Nambung National Park up the West Australian Coast. Enjoy the atmosphere of the surreal limestone Pinnacles of upright stones. Continue via Cervantes and Jurien Bay to cosmopolitan City of Geraldton-Greenough. We visit the WA Museum Geraldton and the HMAS Sydney Memorial for stunning views over the city and ocean. Then to Kalbarri National Park for evening meal sunset views and enjoyable dinner together. Overnight

Day 2 –  Explore Kalbarri National Park and visitors centre, with a stunning coastal walk and spectacular coastal cliff lookouts and inland gorges. Visit Eagle Bluff with big bay view, and shark and dugong sightings. Overnight Shark Bay

Day 3 – Meet the friendly Dolphins of Monkey Mia followed by a boat cruise on the marine rich waters of the bay. We visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre and learn about the bay’s history, culture and why it is one of the few places on earth to meet all four natural criteria for World Heritage listing. Visit the ancient Stromatolites of Hamelin Bay and the 120km long Shell Beach, two of the unique natural attractions in the area.Overnight Carnarvon

Day 4 – We head for Carnarvon and Coral Bay to explore the world’s largest fringing Ningaloo Reef. It is situated only metres from the shore in places and has over 500 species of tropical fish and 250 corals along with the world’s largest fish, the giant whale shark (late March-July) and Humpback Whales (June- November). Optional whale sharks swim available.

Day 5 – Located right on the Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay is a snorkelers and divers paradise and offers safe swimming for the kids. Charter boats are available for diving and fishing. Visit the spectacular scenery of Charles Knife and Shothole Canyon in the Cape Range National Park en route to Exmouth for overnight. We also visit a monument a tribute to Operation Jaywick. This operation involved the “Krait”, a captured Japanese fishing vessel. This vessel sailed from Exmouth to Singapore in WWII. This elite crew severely damaged seven ships totalling almost 40 000tons. The party returned to Exmouth Gulf after 47 days at sea. See https://www.abc.net.au/austory/the-story-of-the-krait/8466640

Day 6 – 7 – We head for Tom Price and Karijini National Park – Karijini National Park tour Oxer lookout

Two nights at Karijini Eco Retreat to explore amazing wildflowers, gorges, walks & water holes & Oxer lookout, and Fortescue, Hancock, Dales, Red, Joffre and Knox Gorges, and Fern & Circular Pools. Fern & Circular Pools with swimming opportunities and overnights at the Karijini Eco Retreat.

Day 8 – Morning walk opportunity in nearby Joffre Gorge then departure for Tom Price (mine tour optional)before we haed for Hammersley Gorge and down the Rio Tinto private Railway Road, witnessing the largest trains in the world carrying Iron Ore to Karratha docks. Visit unique landscapes of Millstream National Park with the Fortesque River lookouts, to arrive Karratha for the evening.  Early Departing Karijini

The Tom Price Rio Tinto Mine – The Mount Tom price mine is owned by Rio Tinto / Hamersley Iron and operated by Pilbara iron. The mine was developed in 1966 and is a massive ore body eight kilometres long and more than one kilometre wide. In 2004 the mine moved over 45Mt of material and produced over 18Mt of iron ore.

Day 9 – Explore Burrup Peninsula rock art, the largest rock art site in the worlds, with petroglyphs estimated around 25-30 million years old. Here also is one of the worlds largest LNG liquefied gas plants processing offshore gas for export. We learn at the visitors centre and witness this modern industrial phenomenon in that brings massive wealth to Australia. The Red Dog memorial is also nearby at Dampier and he’s always happy to see visitors. After lunch by the beach, we head up through scenic Pilbara landscapes and river crossings to Port Hedland for overnight.

Day 10 – Witness the BHP operated Port Hedland docks and massive shipping traffic in this busy port before we head for 80 Mile Beach and a short walk in the sand and optional swim. We cross the mighty De Grey River, travelling through cattle grazing country and visit Pardoo & Sandfire and arrive Broome late afternoon

Inclusions


  • Bungle Bungles tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccaninny Creek + Echidna Chasm
  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter scenic ride close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Lake Argyle, Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro & Geike Gorge at Fitzroy Crossing
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown, including vegetarian options.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
  • Optional Accommodation upgrades available if pre booked .
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions


  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points

  • Duration : 10 Days (approx.)
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Crossing Country - Yolngu Dhukarr - 5 Day × × × × × × ×
Crossing Country - Yolngu Dhukarr - 5 Day

Crossing Country - Yolngu Dhukarr - 5 Day

Explore East Arnhem Region visting a range of Yolngu homelands and participating in daily life.

2021 tour dates out now!!!

This tour has been designed for the more independent traveller and has all the makings of a genuine adventure in culture, visiting different remote Yolŋu homelands. Not only will you participate in a variety of cultural programs and activities, but you will cross a diversity of incredible landscapes during the tour.

This tour also  provides an opportunity for Yolŋu on remote homelands to share their culture with visitors and provides an economic base for them to be able to remain on country and maintain their culture. Tourism of this kind, which is developed by Yolŋu for Yolŋu allows for multiple generations of family members to participate

Lirrwi Tourism works in consultation with many homelands to ensure that all have the opportunity to participate, learn and earn from tourism. A detailed itinerary will be provided well before the departure date. Most
importantly, this means that tourism does not dominate the cultural life of homelands because it allows them flexibility for cultural commitments.

Tour Details

This is a remote travel experience with set departure dates. This 5 day - 4 night experience departing Nhulunbuy.

Upcoming Departure Dates 2020

We have suspended our 2020 touring season due to COVID-19.

Upcoming Departure Dates 2021

  • 04~08 April 2021
  • 25~29 April 2021
  • 10~14 May 2021
  • 05~09 June 2021
  • 26~29 June 2021
  • 24~28 July 2021
  • 04~08 August 2021
  • 20~24 August 2021
  • 02~06 September 2021
  • 25~29 September 2021
  • 02~06 October 2021
  • 15~19 October 2021

Group Size

Minimum group size is 6 and a maximum group size of 18. Smaller or larger groups can be catered for on request however prices may differ.

Should the minimum group size not be reached, we will contact you with an offer of a change of date or tour, or to refund your tour fees.

Accommodation

Three nights will be spent at a Yolŋu Homeland with simple indoor or outdoor accommodation.

On the fourth night, you will be accommodated in a motel in Nhulunbuy.

Tour Price

The tour price is $2,399 per person twin share subject to a minimum of 6 participants. Children 4~14 $1,999.

Cost includes:

  • all transport in the East Arnhem Region including airport transfers and ground touring
  • all meals whilst on tour
  • cultural experiences on Yolŋu homelands
  • all camping equipment and bedding supplied
  • Yolŋu driver and guide

You will be responsible for:

  • airfares from your home port to Nhulunbuy

  • transit accommodation where necessary in either Darwin or Nhulunbuy depending on which air route taken.

For more information, please contact us at tours@lirrwitourism.com.au for details and availability.

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
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Simpson Desert Crossing from Adelaide with Birdsville Track & Lake Eyre 9 Days × × × × × × ×
Simpson Desert Crossing from Adelaide with Birdsville Track & Lake Eyre 9 Days

Simpson Desert Crossing from Adelaide with Birdsville Track & Lake Eyre 9 Days

Simpson Desert 9 days from ADELAIDE via Coober Pedy, Painted Desert, Ooodnattta & Old Ghan Railway Dalhousie Springs, French Line, Coulson Track, QAA & WAA Lines, Birdsville, Marree & Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre flight option to Adelaide

Simpson Desert Tours from Adelaide return to Adelaide - 9 days

Tour by 4WD from ADELAIDE via Port Augusta and Woomera to Coober Pedy Includes The Painted Desert, Ooodnattta & Old Ghan Railway, Dalhousie Springs (swim in thermal pools) then 3 nights Simpson desert crossing via French Line, Coulson Track, QAA & WAA Lines, Poeppels Corner Eyre Creek then Birdsville Hotel accommodation, return to Adelaide via Birdsville Track, Marree and Lake Eyre. Includes all park entries & permits, sleeping gear and meals. Optional scenic flights over Goyder Lagoon, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Simpson Desert, Coongie Lakes.  9 days or fly out day 8 option. Detailed Itinerary is shown below.


Itinerary Details


Day 1 – Adelaide to Coober Pedy – Depart 7:00 am via Port Wakefield , the giant winfarms of Snowtown and Spencers Gulf to Port Augusta with its historic precinct for morning tea on the old Port Augusta Dock. We head north up the Stuart Highway via Pimba and visit Woomera's historic rocket museum (passengers willing) then vast historic sheep stations including Glendambo. Arrive Coober Pedy late afternoon for dinner and a comfy sleep in underground accommodation amongst the opals (or above ground option available) LD


Day 2 – You can check out the opals and fascinating Umoona underground museum before we head off into the desert to The Painted Hills including Mount Arckaringa - these Ochre coloured hills are a unique feature of this area. We arrrive Oodnadatta and have a cuppa at the famous Pink Roadhouse before visiting the Old Ghan Railway Museum full of wonderfull history of the establishment and operation of Oodnadatta and the railway. Oodnadatta was established on the Neales River in 1889 it was South Australia’s most northern railway town. It was a starting point for pioneering travellers heading north and a major railhead for cattle being walked down the northern stock routes. By 1893, Oodnadatta boasted a diverse population which included Afghans, Chinese & Europeans. We travel north from Oodnadatta following sections of the old Ghan Track and visit Pedirka Siding Ruins and the Old Dalhousie Springs Homestead.

We enter Witjira National Park and arrive at Dalhousie Springs, a vast area of natural springs outpouring from the Great Artesian Basin – Dalhousie Springs is a series of 60 natural artesian springs from the Great Artesian Basin. Swim option at Dalhousie Springs in 38-43 Deg C water. Enter the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve – Overnight camp here on the edge of the Simpson Desert. BLD

Day 3 – Heading into the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve we cross the floodplains of Spring Creek Delta moving into numerous salt lakes and higher sand dunes. We take a break at Purnie Bore before more of the French Line with spectacular views from the top and great feeling of humility and nurturing by nature within the dunes. We travel over and longitudinally between the sandhills. Great photo opportunities, maybe a dingo or two to see, sunsets and sunrises and wildflowers. Enjoy and evening campfire at our remote desert camp BLD


Day 4-5 – We cross more salt lakes and sand dunes, but also travel parallel to the dunes for a different perspective of the landscape. We visit the Approdinna Attora Knolls, high gypsum hills with a great lookout over the desert. We see remnants of other travellers and oil searches in the desert. Take a break at Poeppels Corner marking the meeting of QLD, NT & SA borders. Overnight under the stars in our remote camp.


Day 6 – We cross Eyre Creek and traverse the largest sandhill, Big Red is also known as Nappanerica Dune, on the western edge of Lake Nappanerica, and the eastern edge of The Simpson Desert. Overnight ensuite accommodation in Birdsville. BLD


Day 7 – This morning, time to check out Birdsville and unquie features of this once bussling town which was a customs post for cattle heading down the track. Consider an optional flight over Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert. (book early). We visit the historic Burke and Wills camp tree by the Diamantina River After lunch we head past the famous Birdsville Race Track and down the Birdsville Track to Mungerannie for overnight. BLD


Day 8 – This morning we cross the Cooper Creek, and flood plain, visit old station ruins including Lake Harry. Arriving in Marree, explore this once thriving railway town that helped save Darwin during WWII with 56 trains per week ! Marree is at the junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks, and the path of the Great Northern  Railway / Old Ghan for over 100 years, so lots of history here including Aboriginal museum and history, Tom Kruse (Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond”) and Donald Campbells Bluebird story. Take an optional 1 or 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre to see the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and the Marree Man (a 4 km long, giant engraving in the landscape). On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town. Marree is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus  the old mail truck used by legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse on the run from Marree to Birdsville. We visit the shores of Lake Eyre and Lake Eyre National Park and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains in a permanent waterhole. Overnight in Marree with a few yarns around the campfire or at the local pub. BLD

Day 9 – Today we visit the restored ruins of the old Ghan railway town of Farina, which once supported 300 people. We view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine (now closed), enjoy a break at the Quandong cafe at Copley and travel via old Ghan railway towns to Parachilna, and in the foothills of the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and picturesque mountain landscapes via the Pitchi Ritchi Pass to arrive in Adelaide around 6pm. BL


  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
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Canning Stock Route Tour from Alice Springs to Alice Springs via Gunbarrel Highway & Tanami Track 18 days × × × × × × ×
Canning Stock Route Tour from Alice Springs to Alice Springs via Gunbarrel Highway & Tanami Track 18 days

Canning Stock Route Tour from Alice Springs to Alice Springs via Gunbarrel Highway & Tanami Track 18 days

The Canning Stock Route from Alice Springs 18 day journey includes Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Durba Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Wiluna, Uluru,Gunbarrel Hwy

The Canning Stock Route from Alice Springs 18 day journey includes Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Durba Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Wiluna, Uluru,Gunbarrel Hwy, Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Wardabunni Rockhole, Durba Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Lake Disappointment, Glen Ayle Station, then the rich mineral & Gold rush areas around Wiluna and Newman.

Tour includes travel by luxury Toyota Landcruiser GXL  vehicles (4 persons per vehicle), 3 nights motel accommodation (Broome, Halls Creek and Newman), all meals, fees, permits, professional 4WD driver guides, delicious healthy meals, deluxe & modern camping gear supplied including full height tents, stretchers if required, hot showers & real toilet.

Note Alice Springs departures meet Broome departures near Balgo / Lake Gregory after travelling from Alice

Springs via Tanami Track, Tillmouth Well and Rabbit Flat.  Both tours overnight at Canning SR end at Wiluna and visit Well 2. Alice Springs tour returns on Gunbarrel Highway (built by Len Beddell) via Carnegie, Everard Junction, Warburton (great Aboriginal art work), Giles Weather Station, Schwerin Mural Crescent, Docker River, Uluru, Alice Springs


Our Canning Stock Route Tours travel the original Canning Stock Route created by Albert Canning in 1908 for Kimberley cattlemen to take their stock to the southern markets. The route includes 51 wells and stretches 2,013 kilometres from Halls Creek to Wiluna in Western Australia. The Canning Stock Route now forms one of the most remote and challenging four wheel drive tracks in the world…. Our route takes us via awesome desert landscapes as we travel via the Great Sandy Desert, Tanami and Gibson Deserts through gibbers, sandhills, ancient ranges and salt lakes
 

Our journey includes Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory region (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Wardabunni Rockhole, Durba Springs, Diebel Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Lake Disappointment, Helen Hill, Slate Range, Ural Native Title Well, Glen Ayle Station, then the rich mineral & Gold rush areas around Wiluna and Newman.


Tour includes Toyota Landcruiser GXL 100 vehicles (max. 4 persons per vehicle in convoy) , 4 nights motel accommodation (Halls Creek, Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community, Wiluna, and Newman), all meals, fees, permits, professional 4WD driver guides, delicious healthy meals, comfortable most modern camping gear supplied including full height easy up tents, stretchers if required, comfortable mattresses or swags if preferred, linen and pillow cases, showers & real toilet.


Alice Springs or Broome departures are same departure dates, with return options – please ask.


Broome to Newman or Broome. 16 days from Broome to Newman WA (to fly to Perth) or return to Broome via Marble Bar – 17 days. Our journey includes Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Billilluna Aboriginal Community, Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise), Paraku Indigenous Protected Area, Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community, Wardabunni Rockhole, Durba Springs, Diebel Springs, Onegunyah Rockhole, Lake Disappointment, Helen Hill, Slate Range, Ural Native Title Well, Glen Ayle Station, then the rich mineral & Gold rush areas around Wiluna and Newman.


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Canning Stock Route Tours

Join us Departing on this 16 day tour from Broome to Newman WA to fly out or return to Broome via Marble Bar - 17 days.
OR – Depart from Alice Springs – dates at booking link

Book Now on 1300 763 188 or 04172 44 600

Note Alice Springs departures meet Broome departures near Balgo /  Lake Gregory after travelling from Alice Springs via Tanami Track, Tillmouth Well and Rabbit Flat.  Both tours travel together and overnight at Canning SR end at Wiluna and visit Well 2. Alice Springs tour returns on Gunbarrel Highway (created by Len Beddell) via Carnegie, Everard Junction, Warburton (great Aboriginal art work), Giles Weather Station, Schwerin Mural Crescent, Docker River, Uluru, Alice Springs

Canning Stock Route Tours – Itinerary from Broome – see note at end re from Alice Springs
 
Day 1 – Broome - You will be collected from the airport in Broome or meet at our groups pre-arranged accommodation. Enjoy your leisure time in Broome during the day and join us for a debriefing and group dinner that evening and a good nights rest before the big adventure.
Day 2 - After breakfast we depart via the vast savannah grasslands, majestic Boab trees and powerful mountains of the Western Kimberley crossing the Fitzroy River near Willare. Travelling on we stop at a giant boab tree over a thousand years old, and appreciate more of the uniqueness of these trees. We travel via the Erskine Ranges to historic Fitzroy Crossing where we have time to visit the local Aboriginal Art centre and purchase art if desired. We travel adjacent the Napier Range, the ancient Devonian era limestone reef that was formed 350 million years ago by coral like creates, when this area was under seawater. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch by the Fitzroy River. Travel on viewing ancient mesas and stopping at scenic Ngumban Cliff lookout, and later Marys Pool, popular with many native birds, and crocodiles. We arrive Halls Creek Hotel for overnight.  B, L, D
Day 3 – Leaving Halls Creek we take the Tanami Track road south toward Alice Springs and Wolf Creek Crate. We travel via Ruby Plains, and vast cattle station still owned and operated by S. Kidman & Co the pioneering pastoralist who ruled the cattle country of the late 18 & 1900s.  We travel by and see Wolfe Creek Crater, the world 2nd largest meteorite crater, before arrival at the Aboriginal community and owned cattle station of Billilluna, the start of the Canning Stock route. From here we pass by waterholes of Lake Gregory (bird watchers paradise) by the Paraku Indigenous Protected Area and check out the birds and wildlife.
   

Paruku is the Walmajarri name for Lake Gregory. Paruku/Lake Gregory is the only lake in the region with a reliable source of fresh water for large numbers of birds and other animals, supporting over 70 species of waterbirds and 175 aquatic species. Surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of arid desert lands, these wetland oases are fed from a catchment in the south-east Kimberley region. More than 100,000 birds visit the wetlands regularly, with up to 60,000 estimated at Mulan Lake at any one time.


Paruku IPA encompasses a variety of desert and semi-desert landscapes undulating red sand plains, salt pans and occasional dunes with stunted eucalyptus. It is dotted with acacias and spinifex, flood plains with swathes of short grasses and low shrubs, and alluvial plains and sand rises.
We visit Bloodwood Bore and Wells 51 and 50, before stopping for our overnight camp at the restored Well 49, the Crystal Well.

Day 4 – On the track again we explore Breaden Pool and Godfrey's tank – named in 1896 after members of David Carnegie’s expedition. We stop at Wells 48 and 47 then it’s into the sand dunes with their unique vegetation and wildlife to arrive at Well 46 for overnight.
Day 5 - We are now in the Great Sandy Desert and check out Wells 45 & 44, and take a break at Gravity Lakes. From Well 43 we head over the Guli Lake System and past Well 42 to stop for overnight amongst the trees near Helena Springs track.
Day 6  - Enjoy the remote early morning nature of this area before arrival at Well 41, known by the locals as 'Tiru'. This was a popular resting spot for the drovers due to good feed here for their cattle. We head south to cross Lake Tobin then to Well 39, where lots of water here attracts abundant bird life including budgerigars. Wardabunni Rockhole & Well 38 is reached today, where we enjoy another night under the stars.
Day 7 - After another great breakfast we arrive at Well 37, where lay the graves of 3 early drovers who died under mysterious circumstances. We learn more of the mystery and their fate at the site, and numerous other stories of early pioneers before Well 36. Travelling on we visit Well 33 then overnight in comfortable and modern style rooms at the Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community. Here we have abundant water and a chance to catch up on personal laundry.
Day 8 – At Kunawarritji Aboriginal Community and store we can do personal shopping and restock some essential supplies & fuel. These remote communities are always fascinating insights into remote desert life. Onwards we visit Wells 32, 31 and 30 (known as Duna Jinnda). After lunch we travel to Thring Rock, a sandstone outcrop with a lookout we climb for a great view of the landscape, before our overnight camp nearby.
Day 9 - More sand dunes today before Well 27, then the rebuilt Well 26 with good drinking water. We take a break here and stock up with water, then travel to shady Well 25 for lunch under the Desert Oaks before arrival at Well 24 for overnight camp. 
Day 10 – We are now also on part of the Talawana Track, which is a direct route to Newman. We see the Capricorn Roadhouse Fuel dump where many Canning trekkers still arrange fuel drops from Newman. Travel on to Georgia Bore, which was sunk in the 1970’s by CRA survey crews. Lake Disappointment is a large salt lake and our goal today. Named by explorer Frank Hann after he was expecting to find a freshwater lake. Overnight and sunset by the lake shore at Lake Disappointment.
Day 11 – We travel several kilometres by the shores of Lake Disappointment to Savory Creek crossing (or diversion crossing depending on water levels) and Well 19. After lunch we visit Onegunyah Rock Hole before majestic Durba Springs where we spend 2 nights in this restful shaded and well watered area.
Day 12 - Durba Springs is known as 'Jilikuru' by the local Martu people, who made this area their home. Elaborate Aboriginal rock art sites are here, and we walk through the Durba Hills area viewing these rock art galleries. Enjoy lunch back at camp and a relaxing easy afternoon as the drovers and cattle did in the good old days.
Day 13 – We leave this little haven and head for Well 16 with its challenging history then the lookout at Well 15 enables a wider view of this incredible landscape. Wells 14 and 13 are visited, then the restored Well 12 with good drinking water.   Then on to wells 11 & 10 and MacConkey Hill for our camp under a starry sky.
Day 14 – Today takes us to Weld Springs (Well 9) and the edge of Glen-Ayle Station, where WA’s first premier John Forrest built a fort in 1874 to defend against Aborigines. We travel off the CSR here to Glen-Ayle Station and then to Wiluna for refuelling, before overnight camp at the southern end of Canning Stock Route.
Day 15 - From our last camp here we travel to the BHP mining town of Newman and check into our welcome hotel after lunch. You can explore Newman or just catch up with all those photos at your leisure. Group dinner this evening in Newman.


Days - 15-18 - Alice Springs tour returns on Gunbarrel Highway (surveyed by Len Beddell)
via Carnegie Station, Everard Junction, Warburton (great Aboriginal art work),
Giles Weather Station, Schwerin Mural Crescent, Docker River, Uluru,
Alice Springs

If returning to Newman / Broome

  • Day 16 – Today you have time for an optional morning tour of the monster BHP Mt Whaleback mine. Our CSR Tour ends at 10 am after breakfast and for those flying we will transfer you to Newman airport for your flight to Perth.
  • Alternatively if travelling back to Broome with us we depart after the mine tour and lunch. We travel through spectacular mineral rich Pilbara country, via Roy Hill, the new Gina Reinhart Iron Ore mine, visit the famous and impressive rock formation that is the Marble Bar then overnight in accommodation in Marble Bar township.
  • Optional Day 17 – Visit the old Comet Mine before we travel mineral rich mining and Mesa areas of Shay Gap, before we cross the mighty De Grey River. Enjoy lunch at spectacular 80 Mile Beach, then a stop at Sandfire to arrive Broome late afternoon. BL


Alice Springs tour returns on Gunbarrel Highway Includes -

•    Genuine small group travel – Maximum 12 in convoy Toyota Landcruiser vehicles
•    All delicious meals on tour, including breakfasts, lunches and dinners
•    Special diets catered
•    4 nights hotel / motel accommodation
•    12 nights camping with comfortable, modern, user friendly equipment including full height Easy Up tents (no centre pole), stretchers if required, self-inflating mattresses, linen and pillow case.
•    Hot showers and real toilet
•    Professional Driver / Guides
•    Satellite phone connection to the world, Emergency services / Flying Doctor if required
•    2 way radio allows communication and sharing between vehicles
•    Personal refrigeration for limited supplies of alcohol and medications
•    Aboriginal Art purchase opportunities direct from source
•    240 Volt and 6 Volt USB charging for cameras and phones

Excludes -

•    Flights to and from departure points
•    Alcohol

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  • Duration : 18 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$10,980.00

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Birdsville Races & Simpson Desert Crossing from Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre 9 Days × × × × × × ×
Birdsville Races & Simpson Desert Crossing from Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre 9 Days

Birdsville Races & Simpson Desert Crossing from Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre 9 Days

Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races from Alice Springs to Birdsville & Adelaide via French WAA & QAA Lines, Finke, Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (for warm swim) , 3 nights desert & 3 nights for Birdsville Races with Gold Medallion Pass

Simpson Desert Tours from Adelaide return to Adelaide - 9 days

Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Tour –  from Alice Springs to Birdsville, return to Adelaide. Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan Railway stops (incl. Finke) Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (for warm swimming in thermals pools), 3 nights in desert crossing via French Line, QAA & WAA Lines, then Birdsville Races, and 2 days return travel to Alice Springs or Adelaide option. Excludes Chambers Pillar. Completes in Adelaide

Itinerary for 9 days Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2019 – Alice Springs to Adelaide

  1. Alice Springs to Mt Dare Hotel – Depart 8am for Kulgera, Lambert’s Centre of Australia, Finke Aboriginal community, Charlotte Waters (old OTL Telegraph Station) NT/SA border crossing, Witjira National Park. At Mt Dare overnight camp or accommodation upgrade option
  2. Dalhousie Springs – Travel via Bloods Creek Bore & stockyards, Opossum Waterhole to Dalhousie Springs, a series of 60 natural Artesian springs from the Great Artesian Basin. Swim option at Dalhousie Springs in 38-43 Deg C water. Enter the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve – Overnight camp western edge of the Simpson Desert
  3. Simpson Desert crossing – Travelling over and between the sandhills. Great photo opportunities, sunsets and sunrises and wildflowers. Remote desert camp
  4. Simpson Desert – as above – another night under the stars in a remote camp
  5. Birdsville – Visit the Approdinna Attora Knolls, high gypsum hills with a great lookout over the desert. Poeppels corner marking the meeting of QLD, NT & SA borders. Traverse Big Red sandhill – originally known as Nappanerica Dune, on the western edge of Lake Nappanerica, and eastern edge of The Simpson Desert – Overnight Birdsville
  6. Races Day – Its race day for 2 days with an active social program supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You are issued with a Birdsville Race Club Medallion for entry to all events, including the races, and may attend the Birdsville Dance & the Birdsville Ball, enjoy a drink at the Birdsville Pub and tune up your whip cracking skills for the competition. Today if not having travelled the desert with us, we will also visit & optionally climb Big Red the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill. We do a Birdsville tour with its fascinating history, see Burke & Wills marked tree by the Diamantina River, and thermal power station. Optional Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert flights (book early) Great plane spotting too as we witness the fly in from around Australia. Overnight Birdsville
  7. Races Days – The BIG DAY at Birdsville Races – 12 races are on the program. You choose if you wish to attend all or just be amused by the characters and many activities and spontaneous entertainment available. Overnight Birdsville
  8. Birdsville Track via Mungerannie Hotel to Marree overnight. Head off south on the Birdsville Track crossing by the Cooper Creek and wetlands. Enjoy a break at Mungerannie Hotel, and a Mungerannie wetlands walk views of the salt lakes and rich vegetation on this remote iconic Australian route.  This afternoon we cross the Cooper Creek, and flood plain, visit old station ruins including Lake Harry. Arriving in Marree, explore this once thriving railway town that helped save Darwin during WWII with 56 trains per week ! Marree is at the junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks, and the path of the Great Northern  Railway / Old Ghan for over 100 years, so lots of history here including Aboriginal museum and history, Tom Kruse (Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond”) and Donald Campbells Bluebird story. Take an optional 1 or 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre to see the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and the Marree Man (a 4 km long, giant engraving in the landscape). On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town. Marree is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus  the old mail truck used by legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse on the run from Marree to Birdsville. Connect with the wonder of Lake Eyre's bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains. Overnight in Marree with a few yarns around the campfire or at the local pub. BLD Overnight Marree.
  9. Lake Eyre flight option available (book early) before travel via the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges and remote outback pastoral country via Hawker, Quorn and Pitchie Ritchie Pass to Adelaide to arrive approximately 6-7 pm. Accommodation own arrangements.

Birdsville Races Tours Flights from Alice prings to Birdsville & Adelaide.

Optional scenic flights over Goyder Lagoon, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Simpson Desert, Coongie Lakes.  9 days or fly out day 8 option. Detailed Itinerary shown below.

  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
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Alice Springs to Darwin via Devils Marbles Mataranka, Daly Waters Katherine Kakadu Tour 3 days × × × × × × ×
Alice Springs to Darwin via Devils Marbles Mataranka, Daly Waters Katherine Kakadu Tour 3 days

Alice Springs to Darwin via Devils Marbles Mataranka, Daly Waters Katherine Kakadu Tour 3 days

Alice Springs to Darwin via Devils Marbles Daly Waters Katherine Mataranka, Kakadu Katherine, Tour 3 days -

Kakadu from Alice Springs to Darwin TourKakadu from Alice Springs to Darwin Tour via Devils Marbles,  Daly Waters Katherine, Kakadu to Darwin

  Reverse Available Please Ask

Travel with us via Kakadu National Park for Hot springs, cool waterholes, sacred sites, awesome nature.

‘If you respect the land, then you will feel the land. Your experience will be one that you cannot get anywhere else in the world.’ BrianBaruwei – Wurrkbarbar clan. Aboriginal traditional owner

Day 1 – Depart Alice Springs at 8am and travel via Wycliffe Wells, Barrow Creek, the old Overland Telegraph stations, Mt Stirling and Ti-tree are significant landmarks before we arrive at the Devils Marbles for great photo opportunities at sunset. The day includes visiting the Aileron Outback Art Gallery where we can see artists at work.  Connect with the gold mining history of Tennant Creek, and more of the amazing boulder formations. Aboriginal legend refers to stones like the Devils Marbles as the “Eggs of the Rainbow Serpent”.  We travel via Three Ways where the road from Mt Isa and Townsville join the Stuart Highway. Here we see the John Flynn memorial (father of  the Royal Flying Doctor Service). We cross the Ashburton and Whittington Ranges as we travel via famous outback town of Renner Springs, Lake Woods & Newcastle Waters. Overnight Daly Waters famous outback rest stop.

Day 2 –  Travel via Katherine, and on to Kakadu rock art sites. We take a walk at stunning Nourlangie Rock before Cooinda Resort for overnight.  Enjoy the resort facilities at Cooinda Lodge before a spectacular sunset walk at Yellow Waters viewing the birdlife settling in for the night. Overnight Cooinda.

Day 3 – Board the early boat on the Yellow Waters to cruise amongst extraordinary birdlife and crocodiles in this World Heritage listed wetlands. Visit Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Bowali Visitor Centre.  Then later we visits Ubirr Rock  Window on the Wetlands tranquilviewing area (time permitting) that supports abundant bird life. Travel via Humpty Doo to arrive in Darwin early evening for farewells.

Includes small group modern 4 wheel drive vehicles, camping gear, fees, side trips, all meals. Percentage of cost supports Aboriginal community and nature re-creation projects.

3 Days/2 Nights – From Alice Springs to Darwin via Mataranka hot springs, Devils Marbles  – Tour Code AKD3

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$1,980.00

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Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Palm Valley Tours 5 Days × × × × × × ×
Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Palm Valley Tours 5 Days

Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Palm Valley Tours 5 Days

Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyoon Tours 5 Days - Easy Comfy Camping or Accommodated Overnights at Uluru 2N, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen, Palm Valley, Alice Springs ie 4 nights Reverse itinerary shown and available

Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs Tours, Mereenie Track Palm Valley, MacDonnell Ranges Tours 5 days via Simpson’s Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, MacDonnell Ranges including Ormiston Gorge, Larapinta Trail, Glen Helen, Gosse Bluff, Mereenie Loop, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Aboriginal rock art, visit Aboriginal art centres. REVERSE available

REVERSE ITINERARY SHOWN

Uluru start meets flights from Sydney & Melbourne approximately 1pm


ACCOMMODATED OR Easy Comfy Camping

5 day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track via Simpsons Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Kings Canyon, Gosse Bluff & MacDonnell Ranges Tours – Arrive Alice Springs day prior departure, includes welcome to country, 2 Uluru sunsets, 1 sunrise, 2 nights Uluru, 1 night Kings Canyon, 1 night Glen Helen, ends Uluru after breakfast day 5 in time for flights. Tour Code MAU5 – Please ASK

REVERSE option available – Please ASK

Below describes our 5 Day MacDonnell Ranges Tour.

Relax and Revitalise your creative self in the clear and nurturing energies of the Central Deserts of Australia’s Heartlands …  This journey is an opportunity to reflect, honour and develop creative relationships with the land, each other, and with the traditional Aboriginal caretakers, songmasters, singers and dancers from the land we travel. We experience extraordinary landscapes, and sacred sites, walk and relax in these places and share each participants unique gifts of creativity and place in creation …. with the aim of having fun, and enriching all life.

5 Day Tour Details – Alice Springs to Uluru

Day 1– We depart Alice Springs 730am and head west on the Larapinta Drive for an easy walk in the peaceful energies of Simpsons Gap – where we may meet the cute but endangered Black Footed Rock Wallabies. We travel on to visit the Hermannsburg Mission, the source of so many beautiful artworks of the central deserts, then wind our way up the ancient Finke River river bed to Palm Valley where the artist Albert Namatjira’s paintings were so inspired.We take a walk in this eerie and ancient Palm Valley, viewing Livingstonia palm trees and unique landforms only seen here – watch out for dinosaurs. Leaving Palm Valley, we drive back down the riverbed, following the Caterpillar songline of the MacDonnell Ranges – and an optional swim before dinner at the resort. Here is a great spot to witness the regions magnificent Mt Sonder’s changing colours at sunset. Overnight at Glen Helen Gorge & resort. L. Dinner own cost at resort restaurant

Day 2 – After a tasty breakfast, we take a peaceful and reflectivewalk in beautiful Ormiston Gorge by the waterhole formed by the Finke River. More wallabies here too ! Leaving the MacDonnell Ranges behind, we head west then south on the 4WD Mereenie Loop track through spectacular Central Deserts landscapes via sweeping views from Tyler’s Pass of the comet crater known as Gosse Bluff(Tnorala). We enter the crater and spend some quiet time here with a short walk to a lookout where the dimensions of time, space and your place in the niverse can be appreciated in a new perspective. After marveling at nature’s power, we travel on via the Gardiner Range, the Camels Hump and Katapata Pass to our Kings Canyon Resort for the evening.BLD

Day 3 - Our time for morning walks at Kings Canyon allows for the 3 hours (6 km) over the top via the “Garden of Eden” and the spectacular north and south walls or a shorter walk option is also available in the valley floor. After a delicious and well earned lunch we cruise the 3 hour drive on to Uluru, visiting Curtin Springs and viewing Mt Connor (Attila) before arriving at Yulara resort and Uluru sunset viewing. Overnight Uluru. BL Dinner own cost at resort restaurant.

Day 4 – An early start for Uluru at sunrise and a nearby breakfast. Opportunity for morning walk and quiet time at sacred waterholes and gorges. Experience a “welcome to country” and an introduction to the area at the local Aboriginal Anangu cultural centre. After lunch and a relax, enjoy an afternoon Kata Tjuta (Olga’s) walk. Overnight Uluru BLD

Day 5 – Enjoy a hearty breakfast or alternatively enjoy the resort facilities or more time for walks or just relaxing with the power of Uluru Transport available to airport for flight connections. Tour ends 9am after breakfast for flights home or flight or road transport to Alice Springs is available, or join our 4 day tour to Lake Eyre & Adelaide via Coober Pedy & the Flinders Ranges. B  

Inclusions –

  • Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles (4-6 passengers) – Landcruisers or similar
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
  • Delicious meals shown as B,L,D, including vegetarian options, unless noted in itinerary.
  • Accommodated sleeping or luxury camping. Camp gear includes stretcher, mattress & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Allow time before or after the the tour to stay in Alice Springs and see more of the rich sights such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, Air or Transport Museum, Aboriginal Art galleries, Alice Springs Desert Park.  5 Day Alice Spring to Uluru Ayers Rock via McDonnell Ranges Tour Tour includes professional guide, delicious meals, all fees, professional guides, luxury 4WD transport, comfy camping or Accommodation upgrade options.

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,995.00

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Kimberley Broome to Kununurra via Gibb River Rd with Home Valley Manning Gorge Bungle Bungles 7 days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Kununurra via Gibb River Rd with Home Valley Manning Gorge Bungle Bungles 7 days

Kimberley Broome to Kununurra via Gibb River Rd with Home Valley Manning Gorge Bungle Bungles 7 days

Kimberley Broome to Kununurra (Darwin option) via Gibb River Road 7 days with Home Valley Station Manning Gorge Katherine, Kununurra, Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs and more ...

Kimberley Broome to Kununurra via Gibb River Road – 7 days/6 nights with Home Valley Station & Mt Barnett. Extension options also available to Darwin. If departing Darwin tour via Katherine, Kununurra, (alternatively from Broome via Fitzroy Crossing & Halls Creek) to Bungles Bungles, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Galvans Gorge, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Cable Beach, Broome.  Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders & Aboriginal artists,visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour, Fully Accommodated or camping options

Broome to Kununurra or Darwin options Tour – Kimberley Broome to Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 7 Days with 2 cruises & 2 Bungle Bungles walks and 4WD tour via Gibb River Road – with El Questro, Bungle Bungles walks and flight option. Departs Broome via Fitzroy Crossing Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Home Valley Station, Pentecost River, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungles Bungles for easy walk to Cathedral & Piccanniny Creek. From Kununurra travel via Victoria River escarpments, Katherine hot springs to Darwin or optional fly out from Kununurra. Optional day flight with walk option to Mitchell Falls and extreme North Western coastline and Lake Argyle cruise or overnight options. Visit Aboriginal communities, meet Aboriginal artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Rd by 4WD tour. Fully Accommodated or camping options. Broome to Darwin Tour is Code KBDM8 or Broome to Kununurra KBKM7

Kimberley Broome to Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 7 Days


Includes –

  • Broome to Kununurra - or Darwin extenstion option (extra cost).
  • 2 Cruises – Geike Gorge & Chamberlain River
  • El Questro, Bungles walks & Gibb River Rd
  • Mitchell Falls flight option with optional walk to Merton & Mitchell Falls
  • Accommodated or Comfy Camping – all bedding, full height tents, self inflating mattresses or stretchers
  • Bungle Bungles Domes walk to Cathedral Gorge and Picanniny Creek
  • El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs Emma Gorge, Cockburn Range, Jackaroos waterhole
  • Pentecost River, Hann, Durack, Fitzroy River crossings
  • Cattle Stations of Home Valley, Mt Barnett, El Questro, Ellenbrae Station, Mt House and more
  • Galvans & Windjana Gorges, Tunnel Creek walks / swims, Jandamarra story, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Aboriginal artists, Wandjina & Gwion rock art sites.

Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days

–  Itinerary –

Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River. We visiit the culturally significant Prison Boab Tree and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre and Derby township. Heading east on the Savannah Way we arrive at Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. Its then a short drive to Geike Gorge for a 1 hour sunset cruise on the mighty Fitzroy River through the Devonian Reef. Overnight accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing. LD

Day 2 – We drive through the Devonian Reef / Napier Range to Tunnel Creek, well hidden in the fascinating geology of this limestone reef with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. Here we can don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of stalagmites and stalactites and even an under ground spring. Alternatively take a short walk in the shady and refreshing surrounding area by the creek that feeds the underground water system. Travelling on we follow the range and cross through them again, to arrive for lunch and a short walk in Windjana Gorge National Park with abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment – where the mega fauna roamed.

Driving on now on the Gibb River Road, we cross the Lennard River and pass through the ancient Devonian era Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass.  Our tour then climbs the King Leopold Ranges and we travel through the picturesque Inglis Gap and King Leopold Conservation Park. This is spectacular mountain country with impressive views over the ranges and vast woodlands and plains. We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings before the Imitji Aboriginal Community and store. Here we have unique Aboriginal artwork and one of the few real coffees your can find on the Gibb (except our BYO). We are deep in the Kimberley now, and time permitting enjoy a swim and relax at the easy to access and picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too, before arrival at Manning Gorge water hole campground or if accommodated, Mt Barnett Roadhouse for overnight. BLD

Day 3 – Enjoy great swimming in this large picturesque and safe waterhole surrounded by large paperbark trees. A 3 hour return walk to Manning Gorge Falls is also available for active walkers. We continue on the Gibb River road crossing the Hann River, and travelling through Ellenbrae and Home Valley stations. At the Durack River crossing we enjoy a stop on the river bank then traverse several more small water crossings to the mighty Pentecost River and view the stunning Cockburn Range from a high vantage point. Overnight El Questro. BLD dinner own cost in restaurant

Day 4 – An optional 2 hours return walk up Emma Gorge (or alternative gorge) to a waterfall is available or simply relax among the boabs and comforts of the resort.  This morning enjoy the Zebedee Hot springs nestled in the Livingstonia Palms against 1.8 Billion year old King Leopold sandstone escarpments. Warm water flows from here and the springs are a delight for reflecting the journey and relaxing in the true Kimberley way. Enjoy lunch by Jackaroos waterhole,then an afternoon swim in the Pentecost River at the resort, before a cruise 1.5 hr in the Chamberlain River Gorge. After the cruise we take a steep 4WD track to the sunset view over the ranges at Pigeon Lookout overlooking the Pentecost River. BL Dinner own expense in station restaurant. Overnight El Questro

Day 5 – Departing El Questro we travel the top end of the Gibb River Road then to the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) for an afternoon drive vewing the domes, then a walk in Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek where you will be surrounded by the Beehive Domes for which the park is so famous. Arrival into the gorge displays a magnificent amphitheatre designed by nature at its best. Relax in this shaded area before returning on your walk to rejoin the 4WD, then sunset viewing of the Bungle Bungles Ranges. Optional scenic helicopter flights available – 18-30 mins from approx $300). Overnight camp or accommodation option in Bungle Bungles BLD

Day 6 – This morning we head to the northern end of the National Park to Echidna Chasm for the easy to moderate, 2 km, 1.5 hour return walk through a narrow chasm with some large boulders to be scrambled over.

Departing Purnululu we travel north through Turkey Creek and Warmun (Aboriginal Art centre) via Lissadell cattle station, the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine.

We arrive in Kununurra approx. 5pm for the evening stop by Lake Kununurra at our campsite for the night, or optional adjacent accommodation.  Overnight in Kununurra. BLD

Day 7 – Tour completes after breakfast 10am allowing flight or transport connections or more time to enjoy the region eg a Mitchell Falls flight day or Lake Argyle cruise day

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If extending to Darwin at extra cost - Fly to Darwin option otherwise depart Kununurra at 7am via spectacular Victoria River mountain landscapes, travelling savannah cattle country, then Timber Creek.  Here we climb the escapement for an expansive view over the Victoria River and learn of the Nackaroos, the “Northern Force” that scouted the region on horseback protecting Australia’s coastal border during World War II. We stop at the Durack Monument, Victoria River Roadhouse then on to Katherine hot springs for a dip – time permitting. Then on to the Stuart Highway for the last 300 km run into Darwin, arriving approximately 7pm BLD Optional flights to several major Australian cities which depart Darwin late evening/ early am.

Day 8 – If extending to Darwin at extra cost, Tour completes after breakfast 10am allowing flight or transport connections, or Kakadu or Litchfield or other tour options.

Options to extend time in Kununurra for Mitchell Falls flight day or Lake Argyle cruise day

Kimberley Broome Darwin via Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 8 Days

Inclusions

  • Broome to Darwin or Kununurra
  • 2 Cruises, El Questro, Bungles walks & Gibb River Rd
  • Mitchell Falls flight option with optional walk to Merton & Mitchell Falls
  • Accommodated or Comfy Camping – full height tents, self inflating mattresses or stretchers
  • Bungle Bungles Domes walk to Cathedral Gorge and Piccanniny Creek
  • El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs Emma Gorge, Cockburn Range, Jackaroos waterhole
  • Pentecost River, Hann, Durack, Fitzroy River crossings
  • Cattle Stations of Home Valley, Mt Barnett, El Questro, Ellenbrae, Mt House Lissadell, Mabel Downs and more
  • Galvans & Windjana Gorges, Tunnel Creek walks / swims, Jandamarra story, Fitzroy Crossing
  • Aboriginal artists, Wandjina & Gwion rock art sites.
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional. Celebration dinner at journey end.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping. Camp gear includes options of self inflating mattress & /or stretcher, pillow & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions for Kimberley Broome to Kununurra Bungle Bungles Tour 7 Days

  • 1 dinner own purchase in restaurant. Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available at most locations if prebooked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Departure most Sundays – Check dates on website or call 1300 763 188

  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$3,995.00

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Alice Springs to Uluru via Kings Canyon Mereenie Hermannsburg MacDonnell Ranges Palm Valley Tour 5 Days × × × × × × ×
Alice Springs to Uluru via Kings Canyon Mereenie Hermannsburg MacDonnell Ranges Palm Valley Tour 5 Days

Alice Springs to Uluru via Kings Canyon Mereenie Hermannsburg MacDonnell Ranges Palm Valley Tour 5 Days

Accommodated or Camping Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Mereenie Loop 4WD Hermannsburg MacDonnell Ranges Palm Valley Overnight at Uluru 2N, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen ie 4 nights Reverse available

Alice Springs to Uluru Tours, Mereenie Track Palm Valley, MacDonnell Ranges Tours 5 days via Simpson’s Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, MacDonnell Ranges including Ormiston Gorge, Larapinta Trail, Glen Helen, Gosse Bluff, Mereenie Loop, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Aboriginal rock art, visit Aboriginal art centres. REVERSE available

ACCOMMODATED OR Easy Comfy Camping

5 day Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track via Simpsons Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Kings Canyon, Gosse Bluff & MacDonnell Ranges Tours – Arrive Alice Springs day prior departure, includes welcome to country, 2 Uluru sunsets, 1 sunrise, 2 nights Uluru, 1 night Kings Canyon, 1 night Glen Helen, ends Uluru after breakfast day 5 in time for flights. Tour Code MAU5 – Please ASK

REVERSE option available) – Please ASK

Below describes our 5 Day MacDonnell Ranges Tour.

Relax and Revitalise your creative self in the clear and nurturing energies of the Central Deserts of Australia’s Heartlands …  This journey is an opportunity to reflect, honour and develop creative relationships with the land, each other, and with the traditional Aboriginal caretakers, songmasters, singers and dancers from the land we travel. We experience extraordinary landscapes, and sacred sites, walk and relax in these places and share each participants unique gifts of creativity and place in creation …. with the aim of having fun, and enriching all life.

5 Day Tour Details – Alice Springs to Uluru

Day 1– We depart Alice Springs 730am and head west on the Larapinta Drive for an easy walk in the peaceful energies of Simpsons Gap – where we may meet the cute but endangered Black Footed Rock Wallabies. We travel on to visit the Hermannsburg Mission, the source of so many beautiful artworks of the central deserts, then wind our way up the ancient Finke River river bed to Palm Valley where the artist Albert Namatjira’s paintings were so inspired.We take a walk in this eerie and ancient Palm Valley, viewing Livingstonia palm trees and unique landforms only seen here – watch out for dinosaurs. Leaving Palm Valley, we drive back down the riverbed, following the Caterpillar songline of the MacDonnell Ranges – and an optional swim before dinner at the resort. Here is a great spot to witness the regions magnificent Mt Sonder’s changing colours at sunset. Overnight at Glen Helen Gorge & resort. L. Dinner own cost at resort restaurant

Day 2 – After a tasty breakfast, we take a peaceful and reflectivewalk in beautiful Ormiston Gorge by the waterhole formed by the Finke River. More wallabies here too ! Leaving the MacDonnell Ranges behind, we head west then south on the 4WD Mereenie Loop track through spectacular Central Deserts landscapes via sweeping views from Tyler’s Pass of the comet crater known as Gosse Bluff(Tnorala). We enter the crater and spend some quiet time here with a short walk to a lookout where the dimensions of time, space and your place in the niverse can be appreciated in a new perspective. After marveling at nature’s power, we travel on via the Gardiner Range, the Camels Hump and Katapata Pass to our Kings Canyon Resort for the evening.BLD

Day 3 - Our time for morning walks at Kings Canyon allows for the 3 hours (6 km) over the top via the “Garden of Eden” and the spectacular north and south walls or a shorter walk option is also available in the valley floor. After a delicious and well earned lunch we cruise the 3 hour drive on to Uluru, visiting Curtin Springs and viewing Mt Connor (Attila) before arriving at Yulara resort and Uluru sunset viewing. Overnight Uluru. BL Dinner own cost at resort restaurant.

Gosse Bluff – this comet crater dominates the landscape. We enter this powerful Earth energy impact centre.

Day 4 – An early start for Uluru at sunrise and a nearby breakfast. Opportunity for morning walk and quiet time at sacred waterholes and gorges. Experience a “welcome to country” and an introduction to the area at the local Aboriginal Anangu cultural centre. After lunch and a relax, enjoy an afternoon Kata Tjuta (Olga’s) walk. Overnight Uluru BLD

Day 5 – Enjoy a hearty breakfast or alternatively enjoy the resort facilities or more time for walks or just relaxing with the power of Uluru Transport available to airport for flight connections. Tour ends 9am after breakfast for flights home or flight or road transport to Alice Springs is available, or join our 4 day tour to Lake Eyre & Adelaide via Coober Pedy & the Flinders Ranges. B  

Inclusions –

  • Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles (4-6 passengers) – Landcruisers or similar
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
  • Delicious meals shown as B,L,D, including vegetarian options, unless noted in itinerary.
  • Accommodated sleeping or luxury camping. Camp gear includes stretcher, mattress & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Allow time before or after the the tour to stay in Alice Springs and see more of the rich sights such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, Air or Transport Museum, Aboriginal Art galleries, Alice Springs Desert Park.  5 Day Alice Spring to Uluru Ayers Rock via McDonnell Ranges Tour Tour includes professional guide, delicious meals, all fees, professional guides, luxury 4WD transport, comfy camping or Accommodation upgrade options.

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$2,995.00

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Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Bungle Bungles Lake Argyle Tour 12 Days × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Bungle Bungles Lake Argyle Tour 12 Days

Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Bungle Bungles Lake Argyle Tour 12 Days

Kimberley Darwin to Broome, Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour via Mitchell Falls and Rock Art, Bungle Bungles, El Questro Fitzroy Crossing Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, Manning Gorge

Kimberley Darwin to Broome, Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour


Kimberley Darwin to Broome, Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour via Mitchell Plateau, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles walks & optional heli flight. Opportunity to meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road tour. Fully accommodated or camping options. Tour Code KDB12 (Darwin to Broome) or Broome Darwin, Darwin Broome to Broome options.


Map for Kimberley Broome to darwin Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

Wrap up the Top End – This Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour combines spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.

ITINERARY IS REVERSE OF BELOW  - UPDATE COMING SOON

Details for Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

Day 1 Depart Darwin 8am to travel overland to Lake Argyle or fly to Kununurra options available. Travel via the Stuart Highway via Adelaide River, and Katherine, the NT’s 3rd largest town. We turn west on the Victoria Highway (part of the Savannah Way) and pass through rich cattle country and spectacular rugged mountain landscapes through Gregory National Park to Victoria River and Timber Creek. Enjoy views of the Stokes Range. We travel to cross the NT/WA state border and arrive in Lake Argyle for overnight. Overnight at Lake Argyle Village Resort. LD

Day 2 - Enjoy an 8am morning cruise on Lake Argyle and optional swim. After our cruise depart for Kununurra, when we cross the overflow channel and make a brief stop in Kununnurra for supplies and to check out the Aboriginal Art gallery, drive through some of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, and visit the Sandalwood factory and plantations. Kununurra is a prosperous productive centre of mining, agriculture, tourism and Aboriginal art. We head south down the Great Northern Highway / Savannah Way to overnight at the Bungle Bungles safari camp – optional accommodation to ensuite tents available – BLD

Day 3 – Today we drive amongst the Bee Hive domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available approx $280 for 18 minutes – fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD

Day 3 – Today we drive amongst the domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available approx $280 for 18 minutes - fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD

Day 4 - We farewell the Bungle Bungles today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged.  Here you can view the latest works, meet the artists and find some bargain art. After Turkey Creek, we travel through spectacular rugged granite mountain ranges past the Argyle Diamond Mine for El Questro Resort. On the way we visit Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf and Wyndham. We also visit Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas. We then join the Gibb River Rd, to arrive at El Questro resort for a late afternoon relax at the resort. El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, mountains, rivers and gorges. Dinner at ELQ restaurant own expense. BL Overnight at El Questro

Day 5 - El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Here is where the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, enjoy a walk in spectacular Emma Gorge or alternative El Questro or Amelia Gorge, before a cruise on the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BLD.

Day 6 – Today we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view this ancient sweeping river and landscape from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River, and another river crossing. View Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn off the Gibb River Road onto the Kalumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before we stop at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for fuel and supplies.  We continue our travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD Overnight on Mitchell Plateau

Day 7 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the easy 1-2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Walk out is also an option. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base.  BLD

Day 8 – Heading south we Drysdale River then take a break at the Drysdale River Station, before we cross the Gibb River.  We settle in at the Mt Elizabeth Station and with nearby Aboriginal community and grassy campground for comfortable camping or station style accommodation is available. BLD

Day 9 - This morning some special rock art sites include majestic Bradshaw / Gwion and powerful Wandjina Aboriginal rock art sites. After the rock art tour we return to the the Station for a relaxing aternoon or waterhole swim. Overnight Mt Elizabeth Station. BLD

Day 10 - Back to the Gibb River Rd, we head south, crossing the Hann and Barnett Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse, then time permitting visit Manning Gorge waterhole. This is one of the gems of the Kimberley, for a swim and play and relax, with more rock art on show here. Later Enjoy picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings and enjoy a visit to the Imitji store and Aboriginal community and Imitji art centre before the scenic drive through spectacular Kimberley range and cattle country. We drive through the King Leopold Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap then through unique geology and the Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. Overnight Winjana Gorge.

Day 11 - Take in the mystical Windjana Gorge and a walk through the gorge at this special creation “waterhole”. Here is  abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. We drive alongside the Devonian Reef /Napier Range to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of active stalagmites and stalactites and even an underground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the boab clad ranges and then cross through them again, to travel through sweeping Kimberley grasslands and cattle country to cross the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. Check in at our accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing before a relaxing night and tasty evening meal, with a chance to meet some of the locals. LD

Day 12 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. There is time to check out the local Aboriginal Art Centre and take a look around Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. After a morning cuppa, our journey continues via Derby to visit the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft. tides!) on King Sound. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean. Tour completes in Broome. This nights accommodation own arrangements – please ask. BL


Inclusions for Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour

  • Bungle Bungles tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccaninny Creek + Echidna Chasm
  • King Edward River extensive Bradshaw / Gion Gion, Wandjina Aboriginal rock art
  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter scenic ride close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Lake Argyle, Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro & Geike Gorge at Fitzroy Crossing
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown, including vegetarian options.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
  • Optional Accommodation upgrades available if pre booked .
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Exclusions

  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Darwin to Broome Mitchell Falls Lake Argyle 12 Day Tour small group 4WD Tour – 12 days Broome to Broome with Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro

Kimberley Lake Argyle & rock art Tours from Darwin to Broome via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle,El Questro plus Derby, Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Gibb River Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight option, Kununurra, Halls Creek.


Accommodation upgrade is available in most locations - see options when booking Accommodation expenses in the Kimberley are high due to the remoteness of the infrastructure. We have kept the upgrade prices to a minimum.

Call 1300 763 188 or  0417 244 600

Other dates and departures from Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Kununurra - please ASK


  • Duration : 12 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$6,995.00

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Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Tours 8 Days × × × × × × ×
Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Tours 8 Days

Alice Springs to Uluru via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Tours 8 Days

Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyoon Tours 8 Days - Easy Comfy Camping or Accommodated Overnights at Uluru 2N, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen 2 N, Palm Valley, Alice Springs ie 7 nights

Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via MacDonnell Ranges Haasts Bluff Palm Valley Kings Canyon Tours 8 Days

ACCOMMODATED OR Easy Comfy Camping 

Overnights at Uluru 2N, Kings Canyon, Glen Helen 2N, Palm Valley, Alice Springs ie 7 nights

Reverse itinerary also available - please ask


Alice Springs to Uluru via Palm Valley & Mereenie Loop Track Tour includes – Stanley Chasm, Simpson’s Gap, Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, MacDonnell Ranges including Ormiston Gorge, Larapinta Trail,  Glen Helen, Papunya Art Centre, Haasts Bluff, Gosse Bluff, Mereenie Loop, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Uluru (Ayers Rock), Aboriginal rock art, visit Aboriginal art centres.


Relax and Revitalise your creative self in the clear and nurturing energies of the Central Deserts of Australia’s Heartlands …  This journey is an opportunity to reflect, honour and develop deeper relationships with the land, each other, and with the traditional Aboriginal caretakers, songmasters, singers and dancers from the land we travel. We experience extraordinary landscapes, and sacred sites, and walk, rest and relax in these special places.


The 8 day and 5 day tours travel some similar areas – except the 8 day includes 1st night in Alice Springs (or Uluru) hotel, 1 overnight at Palm Valley, 1 extra night (2 total) at Glen Helen allowing more time to explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges and to visit Hassts Bluff and Papunya local Aboriginal art communities.


8 day Uluru / Ayers Rock to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Loop Track –  Book Tour


8 Days Alice Springs to Ayers Rock / Uluru Tours via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Track Tour details

or reverse Ayers Rock / Uluru to Alice Springs via MacDonnell Ranges & Mereenie Track Tour


Day 1 – Flights arrive Alice Springs around lunchtime. We collect you at airport for hotel check-in and free time in
Alice Springs. Explore the Araluen Cultural Precinct or Desert Park. Evening group gathering and debrief, before evening meal and overnight at resort accommodation.

Day 2 – We depart Alice Springs 9am and head west on the Larapinta Drive for an easy walk in the peaceful energies of Simpsons Gap and Stanley Chasm – where we likely meet some rock wallabies. After morning tea we travel on to visit the Hermannsburg Mission, the source of so many beautiful artworks of the central deserts. We visit Albert Namatjira’s house before winding our way up the ancient Finke River bed to Palm Valley where Albert Namatjira’s paintings were so inspired. There’s time for some great sunset photos of this stunning landscape before a relaxing sunset and overnight camp at Palm Valley (unless accommodated then Glen Helen or Alice Springs).

Day 3 – Today we take a morning walk in this eerie and ancient Palm Valley, viewing Livingstonia palm trees and unique landforms only seen here – watch out for dinosaurs. Leaving Palm Valley, we drive on following the Caterpillar songline of the MacDonnell Ranges and enjoy a relaxing day of short walks and great energy and scenery at various gorges including Serpentine Gorge, Ellery Big Hole. The Ochre Pits offer an insight into local customs before overnight at Glen Helen gorge – and a welcome swim before dinner. Dinner own cost at resort restaurant .

Day 4 – Enjoy a morning swim before we head out to Haasts Bluff and Papunya Art centre communities to meet the artists and appreciate the stunning spectacle and real beauty of these central desert landscapes. Here you can buy Aboriginal art from source at best prices. On return, we take a peaceful and reflective walk in beautiful Ormiston Gorge and witness Mt Sonder’s changing colours at sunset.  Overnight Glen Helen.

Day 5 – Leaving the MacDonnell Ranges behind, we head west then south on the 4WD Mereenie Loop track through spectacular Central Deserts landscapes via sweeping views from Tyler’s Pass of the comet crater known as Gosse

Bluff(Tnorala). We enter the crater and spent some quiet time here with a short walk to a lookout where the dimensions of time, space and your place in the Universe can be appreciated in a new perspective. After a cuppa tea, marveling at nature’s power, we travel on via the Gardiner Range, the Camels Hump and Katapata Pass  to our Kings Canyon Resort camp.

Day 6 – Our time for morning walks at Kings Canyon allows for the 3 hours (6 km) over the top via the “Garden
of Eden” and the spectacular north and south walls or a shorter walk option is also available). After a delicious and well earned lunch we cruise the 3 hour drive to Uluru, visiting Curtin Springs before arriving at Yulara resort and Uluru sunset viewing. Overnight Uluru.

Day 7 – An early start for Uluru at sunrise and a nearby breakfast. Opportunity for morning walk and quiet time at sacred waterholes and gorges. Experience a “welcome to country” and an introduction to the area at the local Aboriginal Anangu cultural centre. After lunch and a relax, enjoy an afternoon Kata Tjuta (Olga’s) walk. Overnight Uluru. 
Dinner own cost at local restaurant

Day 8 – Enjoy a hearty breakfast or alternatively enjoy the resort facilities or more time for walks or just relaxing with the power of  Uluru. Transport available to airport for flight connections. Tour ends 9am after breakfast for flights home or road transport to Alice Springs available. Most flights depart Uluru before or around lunchtime. Become part of the re-creation of country and culture. Discover new understandings from times beginning. This is a small group adventure learning journeys … connecting and re-creating with the land and locals.


Inclusions –


  • Small boutique group in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles – Landcruisers or similar
  • Professional and experienced driver / guides
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Experience the high energy of rock art, sacred sites and songlines
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options, unless noted in itinerary.
  • Accommodated sleeping or luxury camping. Camp gear includes stretcher, mattress & linen.
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and nature care programs.
  • A knowing that you are co-creating Australia’s future.
  • You – and Your involvement in a creation much bigger than most can imagine

Learn practical skills –


  • Bush foods & medicine and survival skills for self and team survival and thrival
  • Rock art symbols 
  • Understanding songlines & sacred sites 
Consider allowing time before or after the the tour to stay in Alice Springs and see more of the rich sights such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Overland Telegraph Station, Araluen Art & Cultural Centre, Air or Transport Museum, Aboriginal Art galleries, Alice Springs Desert Park.


Tour Includes delicious meals, all fees, professional guides, luxury 4WD transport, comfy camping + 1 night resort accommodation included. For 5 nights motel / hotel accommodation upgrade add $995 per twin share / double room. For 7 nights add $1980 per person – includes hotel meals. Other options available – Please Ask

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  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
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Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tour - Explore Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness on a small private group tour of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Huon Valley, Tarkine Forest, Styx River Valley walk, Cradle Mountain and more

Explore Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Tracks when you  join this small private group Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours seeing the best of Tasmanian wilderness including Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Huon Valley, Tarkine Forest, Styx River Valley walk, Cradle Mountain (walks), Port Arthur, Hobart, Macquarie Harbour, Gordon, Franklin & King Rivers, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Burnie, Stanley & “The Nut”


Tours from Launceston  (or Sydney / Melbourne other cities options)

Explore Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Tracks when you  join this small private group Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours seeing the best of Tasmanian wilderness including Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Huon Valley, Tarkine Forest, Styx River Valley walk, Cradle Mountain (walks), Port Arthur, Hobart, Macquarie Harbour, Gordon, Franklin & King Rivers, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Burnie, Stanley & “The Nut”

Itinerary for 8 days tour shown below.

12 day Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours include the 8 days PLUS 4 extra nights for –

    Tour through Central Plateau & Great Lake Conservation Areas, via Western Tiers
    Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.
    Strathgordon tour via Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon & Admansfield Conservation Area
    Fly to the Southwest World Heritage Area via South East Cape, to Melaleuca for a boat trip to Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey.   See map
    Optional time for Mona Art Gallery and more

8 & 12 Day Tour – DAY 1: Tamar Valley – Liffey Falls – Launceston Liffey Falls

Arrive in Launceston (airport links from major cities) by 12:30 pm for an afternoon exploring Launceston, and the scenic Cataract Gorge Reserve plus Liffey Falls in the shadow of the Western Tiers mountain range.  All meet at 6:00 pm in our Launceston hotel for Welcome Dinner this evening

DAY 2: Launceston – St Helens – Bicheno
 Depart Launceston and head towards the north east coast via Scottsdale, call into Pyengana and visit St Columba Falls and the Pyengana Cheese Factory
Visit the coastal town of St Helens, then Binalong Bay and World Heritage Listed Bay of Fires for beach walk and stunning red rock photography
    Explore the fishing village of Bicheno and the sea bird life at the fishing port of The Gulch
    Meet the Little Penguins on a penguin parade from the local penguin colony
    Overnight at Bicheno (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Bicheno- Swansea – Freycinet National Park – Hobart

• Explore the Freycinet National Park and the spectacular scenery and natural wonders of the World Heritage Listed area including Friendly Beaches, the Hazards and Wineglass Bay. Visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse and spot the Sea Lions on the nearby Nuggets Islands. Meet the cute little local Bennetts Wallaby, usually happy to greet visitors. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach at Honeymoon Bay with a wide view over Coles Bay and the Hazards
• On the scenic drive to Hobart call in for some tasty homemade ice-cream and fruit at Kate’s Berry Farm
• Visit Constitution Dock (Hobart waterfront) then check in to your 2 nights accommodation near the waterfront in Hobart (B,L,D)

DAY 4: Hobart – Port Arthur (or Mona, Bruny Island options) – Hobart

    Begin the morning visiting Mount Wellington, towering 1271 metres over Hobart
    Options available today include Mona Art Gallery (by boat up the Derwent River), Huon Valley & Southern tip drive, South West Cape with forests flight, Bruny Island cruise – please ask
     For Bruny Island cruise we depart Hobart 745am for 45 mins to Kettering ferry at 9 am ferry then 35 min on Bruny for 11am cruise
    OR we drive down the Tasman Peninsular, and see the Peninsula’s natural wonders – the Tessellated Pavement, Blow Hole, Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch (all at Eaglehawk Neck) before arriving into Port Arthur. Here experience a guided tour, harbour cruise and access to the historic site and buildings
    Return to Hobart for 2nd night in Hobart hotel (B –  Lunch and dinner own costs)

DAY 5: Hobart – Styx Valley – Lake St Clair – Mt Field NP – Strahan

• If your tour has you in Hobart on a Saturday, enjoy a morning enjoy a stroll through Salamanca Markets area and experience some of Tasmania’s local produce, arts and crafts.
• Travel to New Norfolk and up the Derwent River Valley to head west to the Styx Valley Forest walk
• Marvel at these ancient and giant trees – some over 80 metres tall – the tallest in the world with the highest carbon density – recently threatened by logging
• Visit Mt Field National Park and the spectacular waterfall walks to famous and nearby Russell Falls then only 300 metres beyond the top of Russell Falls the beautiful Horseshoe Falls.
• Heading towards the west coast wilderness, we take a break and walk at scenic Lake St Clair. We visit the outstanding artistic creation and depiction of Tasmanian history in the wooden carved The Wall- in the Wilderness at Derwent Bridge

The Wall in the Wilderness - Artist Greg Duncan is creating a stunning sculpture at Derwent Bridge in the heart of Tasmania. The Wall in the Wilderness is a commemoration of those who helped shape the past and present of Tasmania’s central highlands. A work in progress, The Wall is being carved from three-metre high wooden panels. The carved panels will tell the history of the harsh Central Highlands region – beginning with the indigenous people, then to the pioneering timber harvesters, pastoralists, miners and Hydro workers.

We cross the Franklin River and check the wilderness lookout before driving through the bare hills of Queenstown and arriving into Strahan late afternoon on the scenic shores of Macquarie Harbour


• Buffet Dinner with delicious local seafood
Overnight Strahan Village, Strahan (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Strahan – Gordon River – Tarkine – Cradle Mountain

• Today you have the choice between a Gordon River Cruise or the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Both take you deep into Tasmania’s most stunning wilderness telling stories of the areas colourful history.

• OR from Strahan, take an optional extra cost helicopter flight and fly over the King and Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers, World Heritage Area, landing on the Gordon for a short walk amongst the Huon Pines near the river junctions where the Gordon River dam was going to be, but was stopped by environmental protests. On return explore and relax on the waterfront in Strahan.

• OR from Strahan there’s time to ride the steam train of the West Coast Wilderness Railway, (SEE VIDEO BELOW) a beautifully scenic and history filled journey through the forests, as we cross high bridges and climb steep grades through a narrow gorge and follow the route built by pioneers more than a century ago.

• We explore Strahan and surrounds including Henty Dunes and Ocean Beach to experience the Great Southern Ocean with no land mass west of here until Argentina. We depart the area via the historic mining town of a Zeehan. We take the ferry over the Pieman River then the dirt road from Corinna through the unique Tarkine Forest region to Savage River. We stop at the Heritage Mining town of Waratah to admire the waterfall in the middle of town and the old miner’s Stamper Mill, before arriving into Cradle Mountain.
• Tonight will include an optional tour ‘Devils@Cradle’, where you can watch Tasmanian Devils feed at night
• Dinner at Cradle Mountain

Overnight Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Cradle Mountain

This ancient glacial area is one of Tasmania’s highlights. Enjoy the unique climate and spectacular scenery with numerous walks, or just relax with our 2 nights in the Cradle Mountain Lodge.

• Dove Lake Circuit Walk – A fairly easy grade makes this walk suitable for all ages and fitness levels, focusing on Cradle Mountain, temperate rainforests and sub alpine plant communities. See Cradle Mountain in all its glory and learn about the action of past glaciers on the landscape. Duration – 3 Hours Grade – Easy

• Crater Lake Walk – An excellent walk which takes you to the Crater Falls and a magical forest with pandini and sassafras trees. Discover the hidden glacial lake surrounded by 200 meter cliffs covered with fagus. Great views of Marion’s Lookout and Crater Lakes. Duration – 3 Hours Grade – Medium
• Marions Lookout Walk – This is a moderate grade walk with some steep sections, so a reasonable degree of fitness is desirable. On a clear day, this walk offers spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. Duration – 3 Hours Grade – Medium to Hard

 Overnight Cradle Mountain Chateau, Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Cradle Mountain – Arthur River – Stanley – The Nut – Burnie – Launceston

• After a tasty breakfast, we drive back into the Tarkine Forest region for quiet walks time in this amazing forest. Then travel via the west coast road to Arthur River with time at Couta Rocks and The Edge of the World at Gardiners Point. The ocean west of Tasmania is the longest uninterrupted expanse of ocean on the globe. From Argentina the currents sweep unimpeded more than halfway around the planet until they hit this point. Enjoy the quaint Tasmanian village of Arthur River Ocean then north to Stanley and the famous Nut, visiting Rocky Cape National Park & lighthouse. Returning along the northern coast road via Burnie and Penguin to Launceston.
• Return to Launceston for flights home approx 1900 hrs
• Optionally extend your stay in Tasmania for flights or ferry next day. (B, L)
   
  

Inclusions for Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours – 12 Days Tour :

    7 nights 3 ½ – 5 star accommodation including breakfast daily
    All Dinners except 1 (including Welcome Dinner in Launceston
    5 lunches – 2 are own purchase in local markets, villages
    Entry to Port Arthur Historic site
    Gordon River Cruise included or West Coast Wilderness Railway (add $230)
    Airport, ferry or hotel pickup & return in Launceston or Devonport
    Small group travel in luxury 4WD
    National Park entry fees
    Professional guide/drivers

EXTRA in the 12 day tour

    Tour through Central Plateau & Great Lake Conservation Areas, via Western Tiers
    Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.
    Strathgordon tour via Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon & Admansfield Conservation Area
    Fly to the Southwest World Heritage Area via South East Cape, to Melaleuca for a boat trip to Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey.    See map
    Optional time for Mona Art Gallery and more

Exclusions – 2 lunches (Port Arthur/Hobart, Strahan), alcohol, fares to & from Launceston, Tasmania.

Travel from Melbourne or Sydney available – Please ask.

Itinerary for 8 days tour shown 12 day tour includes the 8 days PLUS 4 extra nights for tours listed





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Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tour - 8 Days to Explore Tasmania’s Wilderness on a small private group tour of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Huon Valley, Srahan, Cradle Mountain and more

Explore Tasmania’s Wilderness Tracks when you  join this small private group Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours seeing the best of Tasmanian wilderness including Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Huon Valley,  Cradle Mountain (walks), Port Arthur (or other options), Hobart, Macquarie Harbour, Gordon, Franklin & King Rivers, West Coast Wilderness Railway option, Burnie, Stanley & “The Nut”

Tours from Launceston  (or Sydney / Melbourne other cities options)Explore Tasmania’s West Coast Wilderness Tracks when you  join this small private group Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours seeing the best of Tasmanian wilderness including Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Huon Valley, Tarkine Forest, Styx River Valley walk, Cradle Mountain (walks), Port Arthur, Hobart, Macquarie Harbour, Gordon, Franklin & King Rivers, West Coast Wilderness Railway, Burnie, Stanley & “The Nut”Itinerary for 8 days tour shown below.Our 12 day Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours include the 8 days PLUS 4 extra nights for –

  •     Tour through Central Plateau & Great Lake Conservation Areas, via Western Tiers
  •     Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.
  •     Strathgordon tour via Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon & Admansfield Conservation Area
  •     Fly to the Southwest World Heritage Area via South East Cape, to Melaleuca for a boat trip to Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey.  
  •     Optional time for Mona Art Gallery and more

8 & 12 Day Tour – DAY 1: Tamar Valley – Liffey Falls – Launceston Liffey Falls Arrive in Launceston (airport links from major cities) by 12:30 pm for an afternoon exploring Launceston, and the scenic Cataract Gorge Reserve plus Liffey Falls in the shadow of the Western Tiers mountain range.  All meet at 6:00 pm in our Launceston hotel for Welcome Dinner this eveningDAY 2: Launceston – St Helens – BichenoDepart Launceston and head towards the north east coast via Scottsdale, call into Pyengana and visit St Columba Falls and the Pyengana Cheese FactoryVisit the coastal town of St Helens, then Binalong Bay and World Heritage Listed Bay of Fires for beach walk and stunning red rock photography

  •     Explore the fishing village of Bicheno and the sea bird life at the fishing port of The Gulch
  •     Meet the Little Penguins on a penguin parade from the local penguin colony
  •     Overnight at Bicheno (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Bicheno- Swansea – Freycinet National Park – Hobart• Explore the Freycinet National Park and the spectacular scenery and natural wonders of the World Heritage Listed area including Friendly Beaches, the Hazards and Wineglass Bay. Visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse and spot the Sea Lions on the nearby Nuggets Islands. Meet the cute little local Bennetts Wallaby, usually happy to greet visitors. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach at Honeymoon Bay with a wide view over Coles Bay and the Hazards• On the scenic drive to Hobart call in for some tasty homemade ice-cream and fruit at Kate’s Berry Farm• Visit Constitution Dock (Hobart waterfront) then check in to your 2 nights accommodation near the waterfront in Hobart (B,L,D)DAY 4: Hobart – Port Arthur (or Mona, Bruny Island options) – HobartBegin the morning visiting Mount Wellington, towering 1271 metres over HobartOptions available today include Mona Art Gallery (by boat up the Derwent River), Huon Valley & Southern tip drive, South West Cape with forests flight, Bruny Island cruise – please askFor Bruny Island cruise we depart Hobart 745am for 45 mins to Kettering ferry at 9 am ferry then 35 min on Bruny for 11am cruiseOR we drive down the Tasman Peninsular, and see the Peninsula’s natural wonders – the Tessellated Pavement, Blow Hole, Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch (all at Eaglehawk Neck) before arriving into Port Arthur. Here experience a guided tour, harbour cruise and access to the historic site and buildingsReturn to Hobart for 2nd night in Hobart hotel (B –  Lunch and dinner own costs)DAY 5: Hobart – Styx Valley – Lake St Clair – Mt Field NP – Strahan• If your tour has you in Hobart on a Saturday, enjoy a morning enjoy a stroll through Salamanca Markets area and experience some of Tasmania’s local produce, arts and crafts.• Travel to New Norfolk and up the Derwent River Valley to head west to the Styx Valley Forest walk• Marvel at these ancient and giant trees – some over 80 metres tall – the tallest in the world with the highest carbon density – recently threatened by logging• Visit Mt Field National Park and the spectacular waterfall walks to famous and nearby Russell Falls then only 300 metres beyond the top of Russell Falls the beautiful Horseshoe Falls.• Heading towards the west coast wilderness, we take a break and walk at scenic Lake St Clair. Heading towards the west coast wilderness, we take a break and walk at scenic Lake St Clair. We visit the outstanding artistic creation and depiction of Tasmanian history in the wooden carved The Wall- in the Wilderness at Derwent Bridge

The Wall in the Wilderness - Artist Greg Duncan is creating a stunning sculpture at Derwent Bridge in the heart of Tasmania. The Wall in the Wilderness is a commemoration of those who helped shape the past and present of Tasmania’s central highlands. A work in progress, The Wall is being carved from three-metre high wooden panels. The carved panels will tell the history of the harsh Central Highlands region – beginning with the indigenous people, then to the pioneering timber harvesters, pastoralists, miners and Hydro workers.

We cross the Franklin River and check the wilderness lookout before driving through the bare hills of Queenstown and arriving into Strahan late afternoon on the scenic shores of Macquarie Harbour

• Buffet Dinner with delicious local seafoodOvernight Strahan Village, Strahan (B,L,D)DAY 6: Strahan – Gordon River – Tarkine – Cradle Mountain• Today you have the choice between a Gordon River Cruise or the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Both take you deep into Tasmania’s most stunning wilderness telling stories of the areas colourful history.• OR from Strahan, take an optional extra cost helicopter flight and fly over the King and Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers, World Heritage Area, landing on the Gordon for a short walk amongst the Huon Pines near the river junctions where the Gordon River dam was going to be, but was stopped by environmental protests. On return explore and relax on the waterfront in Strahan.• OR from Strahan there’s time to ride the steam train of the West Coast Wilderness Railway, (SEE VIDEO BELOW) a beautifully scenic and history filled journey through the forests, as we cross high bridges and climb steep grades through a narrow gorge and follow the route built by pioneers more than a century ago.• We explore Strahan and surrounds including Henty Dunes and Ocean Beach to experience the Great Southern Ocean with no land mass west of here until Argentina. We depart the area via the historic mining town of a Zeehan. We take the ferry over the Pieman River then the dirt road from Corinna through the unique Tarkine Forest region to Savage River. We stop at the Heritage Mining town of Waratah to admire the waterfall in the middle of town and the old miner’s Stamper Mill, before arriving into Cradle Mountain.• Tonight will include an optional tour ‘Devils@Cradle’, where you can watch Tasmanian Devils feed at night• Dinner at Cradle MountainOvernight Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)DAY 7: Cradle MountainThis ancient glacial area is one of Tasmania’s highlights. Enjoy the unique climate and spectacular scenery with numerous walks, or just relax with our 2 nights in the Cradle Mountain Lodge.• Dove Lake Circuit Walk – A fairly easy grade makes this walk suitable for all ages and fitness levels, focusing on Cradle Mountain, temperate rainforests and sub alpine plant communities. See Cradle Mountain in all its glory and learn about the action of past glaciers on the landscape. Duration – 3 Hours Grade – Easy• Crater Lake Walk – An excellent walk which takes you to the Crater Falls and a magical forest with pandini and sassafras trees. Discover the hidden glacial lake surrounded by 200 meter cliffs covered with fagus. Great views of Marion’s Lookout and Crater Lakes. Duration – 3 Hours Grade – Medium• Marions Lookout Walk – This is a moderate grade walk with some steep sections, so a reasonable degree of fitness is desirable. On a clear day, this walk offers spectacular views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake. Duration – 3 Hours Grade – Medium to Hard  Overnight Cradle Mountain Chateau, Cradle Mountain (B, L, D)DAY 8: Cradle Mountain – Arthur River – Stanley – The Nut – Burnie – Launceston• After a tasty breakfast, we drive back into the Tarkine Forest region for quiet walks time in this amazing forest. Then travel via the west coast road to Arthur River with time at Couta Rocks and The Edge of the World at Gardiners Point. The ocean west of Tasmania is the longest uninterrupted expanse of ocean on the globe. From Argentina the currents sweep unimpeded more than halfway around the planet until they hit this point. Enjoy the quaint Tasmanian village of Arthur River Ocean then north to Stanley and the famous Nut, visiting Rocky Cape National Park & lighthouse. Returning along the northern coast road via Burnie and Penguin to Launceston.• Return to Launceston for flights home approx 1900 hrs• Optionally extend your stay in Tasmania for flights or ferry next day. (B, L)       Inclusions for Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours – 8 Days Tour :

  •     7 nights 3 ½ – 5 star accommodation including breakfast daily
  •     All Dinners except 1
  •     5 lunches – 2 are own purchase in local markets, villages
  •     Entry to Port Arthur Historic site
  •     Gordon River Cruise included or West Coast Wilderness Railway (add $230)
  •     Airport, ferry or hotel pickup & return in Launceston
  •     Small group travel in luxury 4WD
  •     National Park entry fees
  •     Professional guide/drivers

12 day Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer 4WD Tours includes the 8 days PLUS 4 extra nights for –

  •     Tour through Central Plateau & Great Lake Conservation Areas, via Western Tiers
  •     Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise exploring the rugged coastline of Bruny Island in southern Tasmania.
  •     Strathgordon tour via Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon & Admansfield Conservation Area
  •     Fly to the Southwest World Heritage Area via South East Cape, to Melaleuca for a boat trip to Bathurst Harbour, Port Davey.   
  •     Optional time for Mona Art Gallery and more

Exclusions – 2 lunches (Port Arthur/Hobart, Strahan), alcohol, fares to & from Launceston, Tasmania.Travel from Melbourne or Sydney available – Please ask.Itinerary for 8 days tour show below. 12 day tour includes the 8 days PLUS 4 extra nights for tours listed8 days Departs and Returns to/from Launceston

  • Duration : 8 Days (approx.)
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Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley Wine & Wildlife 3 days Sydney to Outback NSW Tour × × × × × × ×
Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley Wine & Wildlife 3 days Sydney to Outback NSW Tour

Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley Wine & Wildlife 3 days Sydney to Outback NSW Tour

Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley Wine & Wildlife NSW Tours 3 days - Sydney to Outback NSW Includes Jenolan Caves underground tour, 2 nights accommodation, morning teas, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts.

3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW via Jenolan Caves Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Tours with Hill End & Mudgee NSW Tours


Day 1 – Jenolan Caves Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Tours Depart your Sydney hotel or accommodation at 730 am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view from Govett’s
Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grosse Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest. Descent the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range to the western slopes, then down the scenic Jenolan Caves road for a cave tour or nature walk.


Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest dated caves – over 340 million years old!  They contain some of the world’s most spectacular calcite crystal formations, which since 1838 have entranced visitors.


Regarded as Australia’s most outstanding cave system – with 11 spectacular show caves, multi-lingual self-guided tour, pure underground rivers and amazing formations – Jenolan Caves is among the finest and oldest cave systems in the world.


Jenolan Caves is in a huge nature reserve which forms part of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. You can stroll along a choice of scenic bush tracks (from easy to strenuous), picnic at the Blue Lake, and in the quiet of the early morning or at dusk, see native animals and birds. On almost any day you can spot a platypus, and if overnighting,
you are sure to see kangaroos. After a caves tour and nature walk, we enjoy a delicious meal at the local restaurant, before overnight at Caves House.


Day 2: After a healthy breakfast travel through the mountain region to the timber town of Oberon, then the scenic drive into Bathurst. Bathurst was home to New South wales first big gold rush in the 1850s and became home to the Cobb & Co (stage) coach company, who ran the largest transport network in the world with 6,000 horses running daily. Enjoy a look at local history, and this truly pioneering country town before we “head for the hills” and back country via the quaint old gold mining town of Sofala. From here we wind our way along the bridle track following the Turon River, to Hill End.


Some history – In 1851, gold was discovered at Hill End, and by 1872, at the height of the great gold rush, the town was the largest inland settlement in NSW. With its museum displays and many preserved buildings, Hill End offers a fascinating insight into the 19th-century gold rush. This well-preserved, former Bathurst gold-mining town is set in an isolated valley surrounded by rugged mountains and gorges. The rugged scenery has inspired many renowned Australian painters, including Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale, who painted some of the finest Australian landscapes of the 20th century.  In its heyday in the 1870s, Hill End had a population of 10,000 and boasted a kilometre of colourful shopfronts, including 28 pubs, an opium den and an oyster bar. Today you can take a self-guided tour of the gold-rush streetscape, go underground at the Bald Hill Mine or join a ‘fossicking’ tour and searchfor gold among mounds of old mine tailings.


Eastern Grey Kangaroos Hunter Valley TourTime here to enjoy the local history, before travelling back countrytrails, to arrive at Mudgee, and prosperous volcanic soil wine growingarea. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a Winery in Mudgee and enjoy wine tastingat a premium local winery.We see wild kangaroos as we travel through dense forests andspectacular rock and mountain scenery to descend into the Upper HunterValley. Overnight Sandy Hollow or Denman.


Day 3: Depart through picturesque rural properties, crossing the Goulburn & Hunter Rivers (The Twin Rivers) to follow the Golden Highway in the foothills of Wollomi National Park. We visit the sacred Aboriginal “Biamme Cave” with a massive Aboriginal cave painting depicting the supreme Aboriginal creator spirit Biamme, with outstretched arms caring over his people. (Known as the “rope man” in the Pacific Islands. Learn of local Aboriginal history, and landmarks before we enjoy lunch at a scenic vineyard picnic area. We travel through Broke and the historic village of Wollombi (more wine tasting options) before arriving in the heart of the Lower Hunter Valley, Pokolbin.

Lots of treats here including many boutique wineries, the Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, Cheese tasting and more. A local Wildlife park visit option is also available to ensure close encounters of the furry kind with koalas, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles and more. After a full day we travel back to Sydney crossing the mighty & scenic Hawkesbury River, travelling back into the city via the leafy north shore suburbs, arriving approximately 6pm.



  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
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Lightning Ridge Opals, Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour 3 days × × × × × × ×
Lightning Ridge Opals, Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour 3 days

Lightning Ridge Opals, Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour 3 days

Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour 3 DAYS from Sydney gives you the real outback and country NSW experience plus Three Sisters Katoomba, Echo Point and Govetts Leap, wine tasting in Hunter Valley and Mudgee

Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour

This 3 day Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour from Sydney gives you the real outback and country NSW experience plus Blue Mountains with Katoomba, Echo Point and Govetts Leap, wine tasting in Hunter Valley, and Mudgee wine and gold country.

Lightning Ridge Opals Tours

Sydney to Outback New South Wales ( NSW ) safari tour via Blue Mountains, Mudgee wines, Wollomi National Park, Warrumbungle Mountains, Lightning Ridge opals, hot springs, Mt Kaputar, Hunter Valley 

  • Wildlife in the wild. See koalas, emus, kangaroos, reptiles, wallabies, stunning native birds and much more
  • Buy opal at traders prices from the source at Lightning Ridge
  • Meet real Australian’s and local Aboriginal people in communities
  • Other tour options include Broken Hill, Lake Mungo NP, Gundabooka National Park, Bourke

 3 day Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour

– itinerary

Day 1 – Depart your Sydney hotel or accommodation at 730 am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley before a morning tea at Govett’s Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grosse Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains.

Descent the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range and from Pearson’s Lookout view the Blue Mountains region and Wollomi National Park in this World Heritage area. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a Winery in Mudgee and enjoy wine  tasting. Travel on through old gold mining towns, and historic Gulgong – the town on the $10 note. See wild kangaroos and emus as we travel through Warrumbungle National Park. Dine at own expense in town (numerous options) and consider a visit to the Sky Watch Observatory to view the night sky through their giant telescope. This area experiences some of the clearest skies in the world, hence the nearby Siding Springs Observatory. Enjoy motel style accommodation this evening.

Day 2: After a healthy breakfast travel through the Pilliga Scrub region on Backcountry roads. Arrive Lightning Ridge, home to Australia’s beautiful black opal. Visit an underground mine and see how the mining community lives. Buy your opals direct from the Opal Cutters and Wholesalers at huge discounts to City prices. Enjoy a swim in the healing waters of the hot Artesian spring baths. Overnight Lightning Ridge motel.

Day 3: Depart Lightning Ridge for the return journey to Sydney via huge sheep stations and some of the largest fields of wheat and cotton in the world. Witness the majestic 1520 m high Mt Kaputar dominating this ancient volcanic landscape. Visit Mt Kaputar foothills and see an ancient and massive organ pipe lava flow (time permitting). Lunch in a “Country Pub”. Travel on through the Liverpool Ranges, and Scone, the heart of horse breeding country in Australia. Time permitting enjoy some wine tasting in the Hunter Valley before arrival in Sydney approximately 7:00 pm

Inclusions –

  • Wine tastings
  • Wild wildlife!!
  • Discount opal buying
  • Aboriginal art and real Aussie county folk
  • National Parks entry fees.
  • Tour price supports Outback Kids Fund & Nature Care projects.

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  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
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Mungo National Park Darling River Run Broken Hill Tour Sydney to Adelaide 4 days × × Book Now 12 Available × × × ×
Mungo National Park Darling River Run Broken Hill Tour Sydney to Adelaide 4 days

Mungo National Park Darling River Run Broken Hill Tour Sydney to Adelaide 4 days

Mungo National Park Tours - Discover Outback NSW and this ancient landscape, travel the Darling River Run and explore Bourke & Wills camp and wetlands at Menindee Lakes on this small group tours from Sydney to Broken Hill & Adelaide

Mungo National Park Tours from Sydney to Broken Hill & Adelaide

Possible to Meet Lake Eyre to Alice Springs tour from Adelaide or Broken Hill OR Meet Cameron Corner Country tours

Options to depart tour at Broken Hill on day 4 and or take a day tour Mutawintji National Park for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history.

Mungo National Park Tours Discover Outback NSW and this ancient landscape, travel the Darling River Run and explore Bourke & Wills camp and wetlands at Menindee Lakes on this Mungo National Park Tours from Sydney to Broken Hill (or reverse option)

Day 1 – Depart from Sydney – travelling via the famous “Dog on the Tucker Box” (Canberra pickup available) over the Great Dividing Range to Wagga Wagga, and on to Narranderra in the Heart of Australia food bowl, the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, then Hay to see the Shearers Hall of Fame at Shear Outback and learn of the rich life in the wool industry in early NSW. Overnight Balranald for a hearty local meal and overnight stop.

Day 2 – Into the desert and Mungo National Park to explore this ancient lake bed environment. Here the stories of the regions from local Aboriginal guide, and learn of the oldest known ritual burial in the world. Discover the Walls of China and megafauna history of the area, explore the ancient Willandra Lakes and the historic sheep station and large and impressive shearing shed that served the area for around 100 years. Overnight Mungo Lodge, Mungo National Park.

Days 3Travel the Darling River via Pooncarie, Menindee and Kinchega National Park. Explore the memorial to Burke & Wills camp on the lake shore, and haven for wetland birds. Dinner at famous & delicious Mario’s Palace Hotel (full of murals from Priscilla Queen of the Desert fame) Overnight Broken Hill.

Day 4 – Explore Broken Hill highlights (your choice) including Pro Hart Gallery, The Line of Lode Lookout and Miners Memorial plus Desert Sculptures or Mutawintji National Park for exceptional rock art rich in Aboriginal history. Then travel to Adelaide via Peterborough (railway history) Burra (old Copper mine tour) and tour completion

Alternatively depart tour in Broken Hill and return by rail or stay a while and enjoy the fascinating history and culture of Broken Hill

Day 5 – Option - Explore Broken Hill in morning then travel to Adelaide or Sydney with us or by rail or fly. OR a few more days in fascinating Broken Hill.

4 day tour – Cost includes 3 nights motel accommodation, all meals, 4WD travel, twin share or double. Single supplement $380. Excludes Mutawintji National Park tour cost if chosen

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  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
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Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre Tour 9 Days × × × × × × ×
Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre Tour 9 Days

Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Alice Springs to Adelaide via Lake Eyre Tour 9 Days

Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races from Alice Springs to Birdsville & Adelaide via French WAA & QAA Lines, Finke, Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (for warm swim) , 3 nights desert & 3 nights for Birdsville Races with Gold Medallion Pass

Simpson Desert Tours from Adelaide return to Adelaide - 9 days

 9 days – Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Tour –  from Alice Springs to Birdsville, return to Adelaide. Simpson Desert crossing includes Old Ghan Railway stops (incl. Finke) Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs (for warm swimming in thermals pools), 3 nights in desert crossing via French Line & WAA Line, then Birdsville Races, and 2 days return travel to Alice Springs or Adelaide option. Excludes Chambers Pillar. Completes September 9 in Adelaide or Alice Springs option – 9 days

Itinerary for 9 days Simpson Desert & Birdsville Races Tours Flights 2019 – Alice Springs to Adelaide

  1. Alice Springs to Mt Dare Hotel – Depart 8am for Kulgera, Lambert’s Centre of Australia, Finke Aboriginal community, Charlotte Waters (old OTL Telegraph Station) NT/SA border crossing, Witjira National Park. At Mt Dare overnight camp or accommodation upgrade option
  2. Dalhousie Springs – Travel via Bloods Creek Bore & stockyards, Opossum Waterhole to Dalhousie Springs, a series of 60 natural Artesian springs from the Great Artesian Basin. Swim option at Dalhousie Springs in 38-43 Deg C water. Enter the Simpson Desert Regional Reserve – Overnight camp western edge of the Simpson Desert
  3. Simpson Desert crossing – Travelling over and between the sandhills. Great photo opportunities, sunsets and sunrises and wildflowers. Remote desert camp
  4. Simpson Desert – as above – another night under the stars in a remote camp
  5. Birdsville – Visit the Approdinna Attora Knolls, high gypsum hills with a great lookout over the desert. Poeppels corner marking the meeting of QLD, NT & SA borders. Traverse Big Red sandhill – originally known as Nappanerica Dune, on the western edge of Lake Nappanerica, and eastern edge of The Simpson Desert – Overnight Birdsville
  6. Races Day – Its race day for 2 days with an active social program supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You are issued with a Birdsville Race Club Medallion for entry to all events, including the races, and may attend the Birdsville Dance & the Birdsville Ball, enjoy a drink at the Birdsville Pub and tune up your whip cracking skills for the competition. Today if not having travelled the desert with us, we will also visit & optionally climb Big Red the Simpson Desert’s biggest sand hill. We do a Birdsville tour with its fascinating history, see Burke & Wills marked tree by the Diamantina River, and thermal power station . Optional Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon & Simpson Desert flights (book early) Great plane spotting too as we witness the fly in from around Australia. Overnight Birdsville
  7. Races Days – The BIG DAY at Birdsville Races – 12 races are on the program. You choose if you wish to attend all or just be amused by the characters and many activities and spontaneous entertainment available. Overnight Birdsville
  8. Birdsville Track via Mungerannie hot springs to Marree overnight. Head off south on the Birdsville Track crossing by the Cooper Creek and wetlands. Enjoy a break at Mungerannie Hotel, and a Mungerannie wetlands walk (and hot spa if time permits) views of the salt lakes and rich vegetation on this remote iconic Australian route.  This afternoon we cross the Cooper Creek, and flood plain, visit old station ruins including Lake Harry. Arriving in Marree, explore this once thriving railway town that helped save Darwin during WWII with 56 trains per week ! Marree is at the junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks, and the path of the Great Northern  Railway / Old Ghan for over 100 years, so lots of history here including Aboriginal museum and history, Tom Kruse (Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond”) and Donald Campbells Bluebird story. Take an optional 1 or 2 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre to see the Warburton Groove, the main inflow channel to Lake Eyre, Elliot Price Conservation Park, Halligan Bay, Lake Eyre South and the Marree Man (a 4 km long, giant engraving in the landscape). On return to base, we see some of the sights of Marree, this once thriving Ghan Railway town. Marree is caretaker for some interesting railway relics, plus  the old mail truck used by legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse on the run from Marree to Birdsville. We visit the shores of Lake Eyre and Lake Eyre National Park and connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalised by recent flooding rains in a permanent waterhole. Overnight in Marree with a few yarns around the campfire or at the local pub. BLD Overnight Marree.
  9. Lake Eyre flight option available (book early) before travel via the spectacular scenery of the Flinders Ranges and remote outback pastoral country via Hawker, Quorn and Pitchie Ritchie Pass to Adelaide to arrive approximately 6-7 pm. Accommodation own arrangements.

Birdsville Races Tours Flights from Alice prings to Birdsville & Adelaide.

Optional scenic flights over Goyder Lagoon, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, Simpson Desert, Coongie Lakes.  9 days or fly out day 8 option. Detailed Itinerary shown below.

  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
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Lake Eyre Tours and Flight from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 3 days × × × × × × ×
Lake Eyre Tours and Flight from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 3 days

Lake Eyre Tours and Flight from Broken Hill to Broken Hill 3 days

Lake Eyre Tours and Flights with a spectacular 1 hour flight over the floods. See the Warburton River & Groove (major inflow) and north end where Pelicans, Egrets, Herons + more water birds are flocking from floodwaters of Goyder Lagoon

Option to add an EXTENDED FLIGHT CHANNEL COUNTRY, GOYDER LAGOON


Our Lake Eyre Tours and Flights include a spectacular flight over Lake Eyre viewing the Warburton Groove (major inflow) and Tirari Desert and depart from William Creek or Marree. This flight views also Elliot Price Conservation Park, (Donald) Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Longer flights extension options available – please ask ) to the northern extreme of the lake and the Warburton & Macumba Rivers and southern Simpson Desert region of Lake Eyre North. The extended flight will view the Warburton River. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture.

These Lake Eyre Tours and Flights are by luxury 4WD via spectacular mountains and rural SA scenery and pioneer history with wildlife & bird spotting by the lake shore.

We aim to find where the best water and wildlife viewing experiences are at the time, so your guide may visit Lake Eyre South shoreline and lookout, and Oodnadatta Track highlights, such as Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage and a chance for a swim in the warm springs.


A Painted Hills flight is available on some tours if booked. All Lake Eyre tours include Flinders Ranges, Parachilna, Ochre Pits, Oodnadatta & Birdsville Tracks, flight over Lake Eyre.

3 day Lake Eyre Tours and Flights - Depart from Broken Hill return to Broken Hill via Lake Eyre – Includes 1 hour flight over Lake Eyre, lake shore by 4WD, wetlands birds areas, see the Old Ghan Railway, Tom Kruse Outback Mailman from “Back of Beyond” truck & history, Oodnadatta Track, Birdsville Track, Marree, Leigh Creek, Copley, Lake Eyre National Park, Flinders Ranges. Connection options to Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne


Day 1 – From Broken Hill we cross the NSW / SA border travelling through saltbush country, via remote outback towns of Yunta, Oodla Wirra, Cradock, and Orrooroo, and the 3 gauge steam railway town of Peterborough. From Hawker, we skirt Wilpena Pound, and the awesome mountain scenery of the  Heyson Range & Flinders Ranges. We cross the Goyder Line, view the Elder & Heyson Ranges, Wilpena Pound & Lake Torrens and visit the historic and award winning Prairie Hotel at Parachilna with great outback art before arrival at our cosy overnight stop at Leigh Creek or Marree on some tours.  L, D

Day 2 – At Marree we check out the ancient mosque, Old Ghan railway history and Lake Eyre Yacht Club. From Marree we follow the Old Ghan Railway Line and Oodnadatta Track to William Creek. From here take a 1 hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre. (Optional extensions at extra cost). We visit the shores of Lake Eyre South and unique Mound Springs, which are permanent water flows from the Great Artesian Basin. We connect with the wonder of the bird and plant life revitalized by recent flooding rains. We visit a favourite spot for birds (including brolgas) and birdwatchers. Overnight Marree and a few yarns around the campfire (optional), the bar, or just take it easy.

Day 3 –Today we visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina, view the giant Leigh Creek coal mine, the fascinating and colourful Ochre Pits and travel via old Ghan railway towns via the Flinders Ranges to Hawker and stunning mountain landscapes.  We return to Broken Hill with fond memories of this vast country, and new friendships to arrive around 6pm, delivered to your accommodation.

Tour Inclusions

  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 3-4 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
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Alice Springs to Darwin via Utopia, Devils Marbles Mataranka, Daly Waters Katherine Gorge Tour 5 days × × × × × × ×
Alice Springs to Darwin via Utopia, Devils Marbles Mataranka, Daly Waters Katherine Gorge Tour 5 days

Alice Springs to Darwin via Utopia, Devils Marbles Mataranka, Daly Waters Katherine Gorge Tour 5 days

Alice Springs to Darwin via Utopia, Devils Marbles Daly Waters Katherine, Mataranka, Katherine Gorge cruise, Utopia region Aboriginal art centres Ampilatwatja and Ali Curung Tour 5 days

Alice Springs to Darwin Tour via Utopia, Devils Marbles, Daly Waters, Katherine Gorge, 3 Utopia region Aboriginal art centres to Darwin

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Day 1 – Depart Alice Springs at 8am and travel via remote Utopia region Aboriginal art centres of Ampilatwatja (pronounced um-blood-a-watch) and Ali Curung. Here you can meet the artists and view them at work, and purchase art directly from the source. Travel on via Wycliffe Wells (UFO centre of Australia), to overnight at Wauchope at the Devils Marbles Hotel.

Day 2 - An early start to arrive at the Devils Marbles for a walk in this mystical boulder formations, and great photo opportunities. Aboriginal legend refers to stones like the Devils Marbles as the “Eggs of the Rainbow Serpent”.  Visit the Aboriginal cultural centre and art centre with more Utopia region artists working here. Later, connect with the history of Tennant Creek, including gold mining. We visit the historic Telegraph Station before overnight in Tennant Creek

Day 3  - Travel via Three Ways where the road from Mt Isa and Townsville join the Stuart Highway. Here we see the John Flynn memorial (father of the Royal Flying Doctor Service). We cross the Ashburton and Whittington Ranges as we travel via the famous outback town of Renner Springs, Lake Woods & Newcastle Waters. Overnight Daly Waters Pub famous outback rest stop.

Day 4 –  Travel via Mataranka hot springs and connect with Elsie of "We of the Never Never". Onward to Katherine, and take a 2 hour boat cruise on Katherine Gorge and view Aboriginal rock art in the gorge cruise. An optional helicopter flight to rock art higher in the gorge is also available. Katherine is the NT's 3rd largest town, and more Aboriginal art galleries are here displaying and selling art from nearby communities.

Day 5 - Heading North, enjoy a swim and break at scenic Edith Falls. Travel via Pine Creek and check out the "Great Northern Railway" & gold mining history, then Alligator River to arrive in Darwin late afternoon for a celebration meal together.

Includes small group modern 4 wheel drive vehicles, FULLY ACCOMMODATED in motels, fees, side trips, Katherine Gorge cruise all meals.

5 Days/4 Nights – From Alice Springs to Darwin via Mataranka hot springs, Devils Marbles  – Tour Code AGD5


  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
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Adelaide to Alice Springs with Lake Eyre Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges Coober Pedy 4 Days × × × × × × ×
Adelaide to Alice Springs with Lake Eyre Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges Coober Pedy 4 Days

Adelaide to Alice Springs with Lake Eyre Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges Coober Pedy 4 Days

Adelaide to Alice Springs (or Uluru) Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, Breakaways 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo Brachina Gorges, William Creek. Flight option for Painted Hills, Lake Eyre. Lake shore lookout, Oodnadatta Track.

Adelaide to Alice Springs with Lake Eyre, Flinders Ranges, Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, Breakaways 4 DAYS via Flinders Ranges, Bunyeroo & Brachina Gorges, William Creek. Flight over Painted Hills Lake Eyre options. Lake shore lookout, Oodnadatta Track luxury 4WD transport.

Optional EXTENDED FLIGHT to Birdsville return via Lake Eyre & CHANNEL COUNTRY, WITH BIRDSVILLE LUNCH, SIMPSON DESERT -  see detail at Extras when commencing booking process

Follow the Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs Railway precinct plus much more. Includes all fees, meals, ensuite accommodated at Wilpena Pound, Marree (or William Creek) & Coober Pedy. Consider also the Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges flight option. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne 


4 Day - itinerary

Day 1 - From Adelaide city or airport we depart via spectacular mountain scenery adjacent the Southern Flinders Ranges. Travel via the rich wine producing region of the Clare Valley (wine tasting optional) and through the rich countryside of rural South Australia. Enjoy picturesque scenery, and rural town stops with lunch and a morning and afternoon teas. We have a picnic lunch in scenic Melrose at the base of Mt Remarkable and cross the Goyder Line before Quorn and Hawker, gateway to the Flinders Ranges. Enjoy Scenic views of the Elder, Druid & Heyson Ranges, and visit an ancient Aboriginal Rock art site. Enjoy scenic walk with the kangaroos and spectacular River Red Gums into Wilpena Pound, viewing unique flora, Old Hills Homestead. Then an optional hike up to Wangarra
Hill lookout offering panoramic views of Wilpena Pound. Returning to Wilpena Pound, we check in for the night for a cosy dinner L,D

Day 2 - Join a spectacular but optional 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound and the Heyson and ABC Ranges before departing Wilpena Pound Resort to travel Bunyeroo Gorge lookouts and scenic drive then the fascinating Geological Trail through 800 million years of time via Brachina Gorge and Bunyeroo Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, viewing fossils including ancient stromatalites. Arrive at the old Ghan railway town of Parachilna and the famous Prairie Hotel, with tasty treats and exceptional Aboriginal art and jewellery for sale. We travel north here following the Heyson Range via Leigh Creek (viewing the massive open cut mine now closed) via Copley and Lindhurst past the Strzelecki Track and into the desert. Stop for a look at the large and colourful ochre pits famous for trading ochre widely throughout Australia. Visit the Old Ghan ghost town of Farina once a township of 300 people, now deserted except for a annual appearances of an enthusiastic group of volunteers restoring buildings and cooking treats in the bakery. Arrive Marree and check out the ancient mosque and Old Ghan Railway history. Also the Lake Eyre Yacht Club and Birdsville Track. We follow the Oodnadatta Track Overland Telegraph Line & Old Ghan Railway Track and visit historic Coward Springs and the lookout at Lake Eyre South then the Mound Springs, natural springs bubbling up from the Artesian Basin. We visit creeks and water holes along the route which are favourite spots for birds (including brolgas, egrets,  swans, ducks, waders,  Herons and many more) and birdwatchers. Arrive historic William Creek for overnight. B,L,D

Day 3 – From William Creek which is surrounded by Anna Creek Station (Sidney Kidman's largest cattle station) From join an optional 2+ hour scenic flight over Lake Eyre and / or Painted Hills.  After our flight, we head though the Moon Plains, crossing the "Dog Fence" for Coober Pedy for a look into this fascination underground opal mining centre. We visit an underground church, museum and mine, plus town lookout before overnight. This is a special sleep underground opportunity. B,L,D

Day 4 – Today we are heading north on the Stuart Highway via desert travel & The Breakaways where Mad Max movies were filmed. This stunningly colourful desert mesa landscape is like another planet - but here it is in your backyard. Witness modern “oasis” outback stations and transport roadhouses of this great Stuart Highway connecting Australia’s north and south. Aboriginal artwork is vialble for sale from local communities at some of these stops. Arrive Alice Springs or Uluru option late afternoon. Tour ends approx 6 pm. B,L 

 Adelaide to Alice Springs (or Uluru) Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound, Coober Pedy, Breakaways 4 DAYS inclusions -

  • Fully accommodated (ensuites) and all meals included
  • Small group luxury 4WD travel (usually 2-6 / vehicle) with professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Scenic Flight over Lake Eyre -  with add on options as above and selectable in booking process
  • All delicious meals, including vegetarian options
  • Comfortable hotel / motel style ensuite accommodation
  • All National Park entry and accommodation fees, airport or hotel pickup & return
  • Contributions of tour price supports Outback Kids and Australian Wildlife Conservancy nature care programs.
  • Tour completes Alice Springs - For Uluru option please advise / discuss


  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
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Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls 11 Day Tour × × × × × × ×
Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls 11 Day Tour

Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls 11 Day Tour

Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls 11 Day Tour via Mitchell Falls and Rock Art, Bungle Bungles, El Questro Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, Manning Gorge

Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls 11 Day Tour 

This Kimberley Broome to Broome Mitchell Falls 11 Day Tour via Mitchell Plateau, Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles walks & optional heli flight. Meet Aboriginal elders and artists, visit Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art sites, swim in pristine waterholes on this Gibb River Road tour. Fully accommodated or camping options. Tour CodeKBB11 (Broome to Broome) or Broome Darwin, Darwin Broome options.

Other dates and departures from Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Kununurra – please ASK or BOOK NOW


Wrap up the Top End – Combine spectacular Kimberley scenery with Top End treats. Experience incredible rock art galleries – learn about Aboriginal culture, lore, men and women’s business, spirituality, bush medicines and food, language and history, ceremony, song and dance.


Arrive a day earlier to enjoy Broome’s famous Cable Beach, or a scenic flight to the Horizontal Waterfalls or visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Great shopping in Broome’s balmy climate too!


Consider arriving with us from Alice Springs via the Tanami Track, Wolfe Creek Crater and Aboriginal art communities.


Day 1 – Depart Broome 7 am to travel via the vast savannah grasslands, majestic Boab trees and powerful mountains of the Western Kimberley crossing the Fitzroy River near Willare, Day 1 – Depart from Broome travelling through vast Savannah grasslands to Willare on the Fitzroy River before we visit the infamous prison Boab tree with its insights into past and more recent history and cultural significance. We then commence our journey on the Gibb River Road for mystical Windjana Gorge and a walk through the gorge at this special creation “waterhole”. Here is  abundant wildlife and numerous freshwater crocodiles in this eerie, ancient seabed environment. After lunch we follow the Devonian Reef /Napier Range to Tunnel Creek National Park with its many boab trees and picturesque complex shapes to Tunnel Creek. Here we don torches and shorts to wade through this incredible underground river system full of active stalagmites and stalactites and even an underground spring. This is where the Aboriginal freedom fighter Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance was centred in the 1890s, depicted in 2 novels and a recent stage production. After our walk in the shady and refreshing underground system, we follow the boab clad ranges and then cross through them again, to travel through sweeping Kimberley grasslands and cattle country to cross the flood plains of the Fitzroy River. Check in at our accommodation at Fitzroy Crossing before a relaxing night and tasty evening meal, with a chance to meet some of the locals. LD


Day 2 – After breakfast enjoy a relaxing Darngku Geike Gorge river cruise on the vast Fitzroy River, and marvel at the high cliffs, annual flood records, stunning wildlife and river tales from our knowledgeable local guide. There is time to check out the local Aboriginal Art Centre and take a look around Fitzroy Crossing which is an education and supply centre for surrounding cattle stations and Aboriginal communities. After a morning cuppa, our journey continues via Mesa & mountain country and we take a photo stop at the scenic  Ngumban Cliffs, where the grey limestone Devonian Reef meets the red sandstone and latertite layers of the Canning Basin. We take a lunch break at the scenic and bird lovers Marys Pool on the Mary River. Halls Creek is next with its gold mining history including the tale of Russian Jack, before the local Aboriginal Art Centre (time permitting). Travel on to Mabel Downs Cattle Station and to the Bungles Bungles Safari Park for overnight. BLD


Day 3 – Today we drive amongst the domes as we enter the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park to marvel at this high energy amazing orange and black striped beehive landscape formed by giant river systems. Walk the spectacular Cathedral Gorge and Piccaninny Creek. After lunch a walk in Echidna Gorge. Optional scenic helicopter flights also available approx $280 for 18 minutes – fantastic. Please ask – pre-booking recommended. Overnight at Bungle Bungles Safari Camp. BLD


Day 4 – We farewell the Bungle Bungles today and stop at Turkey Creek and the Warmun Aboriginal Art Centre – where Rover Thomas and numerous other famous Aboriginal artists emerged.  Here you can view the latest works, meet the artists and find some bargain art. After Turkey Creek, we head for Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the spectacular Cambridge Gulf and Wyndham. We also visit Parry’s Lagoon for the rich wetlands bird life including Jabirus and Brolgas. We join the Gibb River Rd, to arrive at El Questro resort for a late afternoon relax by the Pentecost River and overnight. Dinner at ELQ restaurant own expense. BL


 Day 5 – El Questro is a million acres of spectacular Kimberley scenery, rivers and gorges. Here is where the movie Australia was filmed, nestled under the Cockburn Ranges. This morning soak up the relaxing Zebedee hot springs, a walk in a spectacular local gorge, before a cruise in the Chamberlain River Gorge and viewing from Pigeon Lookout over the Pentecost River. Overnight at El Questro. BL.


Day 6 – Today we journey the scenic and spectacular Gibb River Road via Cockburn Range, to cross the mighty Pentecost River and view this ancient sweeping river and landscape from a high vantage point. Enjoy the Durack River, and another river crossing. View Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina and Bradshaw’s (Gwion Gwion). We take a right turn off the Gibb River Road onto the Kalumburu Road for a another water crossing of the Gibb River before we stop at the famous working cattle station, Drysdale River Station for fuel and supplies.  We continue our travel north through spectacular vegetation including cycads, pandanas palms and rainforests and ford the King Edward River before our overnight on Mitchell Plateau. Here we enjoy the waterfalls, swim and visit two vast galleries of Aboriginal rock art including Wandjina & Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art.  BLD Overnight on Mitchell Plateau


Day 7 – Today we traverse the Mitchell Plateau to Mitchell Falls and do the easy 2 hour downhill walk via spectacular swimming pools and waterfalls. View several large galleries and rock art sites with Wandjina and Bradshaw / Gwion Gwion rock art sites (including Thylacine / Tasmanian Tiger rock art ) and swim in these beautiful clear fresh waters.  This is one of the most remote areas of Australia. At Mitchell Falls base we have a couple of hours to relax and swim in these pristine, energised waters. We take the easy way out with the thrill of a spectacular helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls & Merton Falls for a once in a lifetime view of this vast landscape and coastline. Walk out is also an option. Options also available for extended flights to coastal areas (need to pre book with Spirit Safaris). Overnight on Mitchell Plateau at our King Edward River base.  BLD


Day 8 – Heading south we Drysdale River then take a break at the Drysdale River Station, before we cross the Gibb River.  We settle in at the Gibb River Station and Aboriginal community and grassy campground for comfortable camping or station style accommodation is available. BLD


Day 9 – This morning some special rock art sites are expected to be accessible (in negotiation)), which include majestic Bradshaw / Gwion and powerful Wandjina Aboriginal rock art sites. We return to the Gibb River Rd, and head south, crossing the Hann and Barnett Rivers, to Mt Barnett Roadhouse, then Manning Gorge waterhole. This is one of the gems of the Kimberley, for a swim and play and relax, or take the 3 hour return hike to spectacular Manning Gorge Falls with more rock art and a swim at the falls. BLD


Day 10 –  Enjoy picturesque Galvans Gorge with more Wandjina rock art, great scenery and good swimming and photos too!  We travel through spectacular Kimberley woodlands and river crossings to Bell Gorge for a walk and swim by the falls. Overnight at Bell Gorge / Silent Grove / Imitji Safari Camp. BLD


Day 11 – After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Imitji store and Aboriginal community and art centre before the scenic drive through spectacular Kimberley range and cattle country. We drive through the King Leopold Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap then through unique geology and the Napier Range at Queen Victoria Pass. We cross the Lennard River, andWe traverse the King Leopold Ranges & Conservation Park (great views at lookouts) via Inglis Gap.  We arrive Derby and visit the the new Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre (opportunity to meet artists, learn and buy from source) at Mowanjum Aboriginal Community and then Derby highlights including the Derby wharf (30 ft. tides!) on King Sound. Depart Derby for Broome to arrive late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Cable Beach over the Indian Ocean. Tour completes in Broome. This nights accommodation own arrangements – please ask. BL


Next Day Options – A day to celebrate your journey. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and the many sights or activities Broome has to offer. Options include a trip to Horizontal Falls, or simply shop or relax in Broome’s balmy climate. Home Flights available or consider travelling with us to Alice Springs or Pilbara Karijini National Park.


Inclusions


  • Bungle Bungles tour and walk in to Cathedral & Piccaninny Creek + Echidna Chasm
  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter scenic ride close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro & Geike Gorge at Fitzroy Crossing
  • Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Professional and experienced driver / guide
  • Long established relationships with local Aboriginal people enriches experiences
  • Access to remote areas and rock art sites unreachable by most tour vehicles
  • Delicious meals as shown, including vegetarian options.
  • Accommodated sleeping or comfy camping – Your choice. Camp gear is modern and easy to use.
  • Optional Accommodation upgrades available if pre booked .
  • All World Heritage and National Park entry and accommodation fees
  • Aboriginal Art community visits for “direct from artist” purchases

Exclusions


  • 2 dinners own purchase in restaurants, Alcohol
  • Accommodation upgrades if required. Available most nights if pre booked
  • Flights to and from departure points

Kimberley Circuit small group 4WD Tour – 11 days Broome to Broome with Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro


Kimberley rock art Tours from Broome to Broome via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro plus Derby, Fitzroy Crossing with Geikie Gorge cruise on Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Gibb River Station, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight option, Kununurra, Halls Creek.


11 Days / 10 Nights comfy camping includes helicopter at Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles tour to Cathedral Gorge & Piccaninny Creek, exceptional extra rock art sites, two cruises on Chamberlain Gorge & also Geikie Gorge


Accommodation upgrade is available in most locations. Accommodation expenses in the Kimberley are high due to the remoteness of the infrastructure. We have kept the upgrade prices to a minimum.  - see extras when Booking


  • Duration : 11 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$5,995.00

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Broken Hill to Adelaide & Peterborough Steamtown Railway Heritage tour 2 days × × × × × × ×
Broken Hill to Adelaide & Peterborough Steamtown Railway Heritage tour 2 days

Broken Hill to Adelaide & Peterborough Steamtown Railway Heritage tour 2 days

Broken Hill overnight Peterborough for Steamtown Heritage Tour and experience the Railway Heritage Trail & Tesla Battery Bank to Adelaide for optional National Railway Museum, Steamranger tour and PS Oscar steam paddle wheeler at Goolwa

Broken Hill overnight Peterborough for Steamtown Heritage Tour and experience the Railway Heritage Trail & Tesla Battery Bank to Adelaide for optional National Railway Museum, Steamranger tour and PS Oscar steam paddle wheeler at Goolwa - 2 or 3 days option

This tour intended as an add on to tours completing in Broken Hill to complete in Adelaide - 2 days including entry to locations, all meals and 2 nights accommodation -. Extra days available

Tour Highlights

  • Broken Hill - Including the Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum with Silverton Tramway locomotives & memorabilia in the original 1905 station building and grounds.
  • Silverton - enjoy a beer in the crazy "Mad Max" pub and view a copy of the BHP incorporation document.
  • Sculptures on the Hill
  • Heritage Rail Trail - Broken Hill, Olary, Manna Hill, Yunta, Peterborough
  • Steamtown rail museum and Sound and Light Show at Peterborough
  • Tesla battery and wind turbine site near Jamestown
  • R.M.Williams memorial and hear his story near Jamestown
  • Burra historic town and historic Copper Mine tour
  • Arrive at Adelaide approx 6 pm to your hotel
  • Optional time at the South Australian National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide  - nearby to the South Australian Aviation Museum
  • Optional day trip to Victor Harbour for Steamranger Steam Train – Goolwa to Victor Harbor PLUS heritage Paddle Steamer Oscar W

Peterborough Steamtown Railway

Peterborough was a hero of the 20th century – a hissing, steaming hub of mighty locomotives sitting at the crossroads of a growing nation.

Each night, beneath the stars of the Southern Flinders, a light begins to glow beneath a mighty steam train. There’s a hiss of piston, a rush of steam, the cry of a guardsman – and an incredible industrial legacy slowly comes to life.

Peterborough’s Steamtown was once a vast rail operation where over 100 steam locomotives passed through each day before heading to all corners of Australia.

Today, that legacy is preserved – and you’re invited to experience it for yourself.

In daylight hours, you’ll tour the sheds and the extraordinary heritage-listed ‘Roundhouse’ before getting hands-on with heroic locos and luxury carriages. And at night, you’ll thrill to the award-winning ‘Sound and Light Show’, when this powerful story plays out on a stage like no other.

Heritage Rail Trail

 From Broken Hill to Port Pirie

The Heritage Rail Trail helped transform Australia from an agricultural outpost to an industrial economy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The railway line transported silver, lead and zinc from the newly established BHP mining operation in Broken Hill to ships in Port Pirie, in South Australia's mid north.

In September 1883, seven ordinary working men pooled their cash to peg seven mineral leases on a remote, ragged-looking hill. They set to work on the Broken Hill with pick and shovel, unaware that within two years their endeavours would give rise to BHP and open up the largest deposit of lead, zinc and silver ever found.

The world was hungry for these commodities but there was a problem: how to get them out of the middle of the driest continent on the planet?

The new Heritage Rail Trail offers an outback journey like no other. We follow the remains of the Broken Hill to Port Pirie railway line, a relic of the steam age, a 400km piece of history that descends from the red dusts of New South Wales to the shimmering gulf waters of South Australia.

The little line was only 3 feet 6 inches wide but it overcame droughts, floods, locust plagues, derailments and political ill-will to become one of the busiest stretches of railway in the world. It helped to transform Australia from an agricultural outpost to an industrial economy.

This barely-known chapter of our nation's history comes to life as you journey through the 14 Heritage Rail Trail townships. Some are thriving, others are mere shadows of their past glory. All look forward to welcoming you and sharing their tales.

Download the Heritage Rail Trail brochure, providing more information about the journey, an Historic Timeline detailing the development of the Rail-line, as well as a Scavenger Hunt to entertain you along the way.

National Railway Museum

Consider to share an extra day with your fellow travellers and visit the extensive displays at the South Australian National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide  - nearby to the South Australian Aviation Museum

Optional extra day - Steamranger Steam Train – Goolwa to Victor Harbor

One of the most unique train rides in Australia, on the oldest steel railed railway in Australia, with some of the best views in Australia, is the enchanting ‘Cockle Train’.

The Cockle Train is run by Steamranger Heritage Railway and operates between the historic river port of Goolwa and the seaside resort of Victor Harbor.

Take a ride on PS Oscar W

Enjoy a unique river experience from the decks of the heritage Paddle Steamer Oscar W, a wood fired, steam powered vessel built in 1908 and still operating from Goolwa Wharf Precinct.

Celebrating over 100 years life on the river, passengers can watch the stokers fire the boiler, see the wheel house, and take in the sights of the Lower River Murray.

This tour intended as an add on to tours completing in Broken Hill to complete in Adelaide - 2 days including entry to locations, all meals and 2 nights accommodation -. Extra days available

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  • Duration : 2 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$1,395.00

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Old Ghan Railway Tours

Old Ghan Railway Tours

Follow the Old Ghan Railway line from Port Augusta to Alice Springs with Pitchi Ritchi Railway to Quorn then 4WD via Old Ghan & Overland Telegraph Line via Beltana Farina Marree Lake Eyre Oodnadatta Dalhousie Finke to Alice Springs

Old Ghan Railway Tour – Follow the Old Ghan railway line from Port Augusta to Alice Springs with Pitchi Ritchi railway to Quorn then 4WD via the Old Ghan Railway & Overland Telegraph Line (OTL), via Beltana Farina Marree via Lake Eyre shore walk, Curdimurka, Coward Springs, Strangeways, Algebuckina, William Creek, Oodnadatta, Dalhousie Springs, Mt Dare, Simpson Desert, to Alice Springs. Small Group 4WD touring from Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Broken Hill, Marree, with Lake Eyre Flight  optional

Daily Overnights + Highlights

If from Sydney - via Broken Hill pickup option with Peterborough 3 gauge yard, stunning light show and overnight or

From Adelaide - Arrive day prior to visit the National Rail Museum & rail photo exhibition.

Day 1 - Depart Adelaide 8 am via. Port Augusta, Pt Wakefield, wind farms, Pt Pirie port and rail history, Spencer Gulf, Ride steam train Pitchi Ritchi Afghan Express from Pt Augusta to Quorn, Inspect steam engines, engine sheds and yards 

The rail ride - Depart Port Augusta raileay Station 10:30 - See the ancient Flinders Ranges landscape unfold before you on the full-day Afghan Express from Port Augusta Railway Station to the historic outback town of Quorn.

Travelling the old Ghan route over red earth and bluebush plains from Port Augusta, you'll watch the ranges creep ever-closer before entering the Pichi Richi Pass with its rocky outcrops, dry riverbeds and beautiful hilly scenery.

The Afghan Express is the name railwaymen gave to the passenger train that ran from Terowie to Oodnadatta, through Quorn, in 1923. In time, this was abbreviated to the Ghan.

The railway was ultimately extended to Alice Springs by 1929. The Ghan used the Pichi Richi Railway route until 1956 when a new standard-gauge railway from Stirling North to Brachina bypassed the narrow gauge railway through the Pichi Richi Pass.

  • Half-day journey from Port Augusta Railway Station
  • Port Augusta to Quorn  (37 km)
  • Approximately 2 hour journey,
  • Wherever practicable, original Ghan steam locomotive NM25 and genuine timber-bodied carriages built in the late 1920s will be used
  • Diesel services use an historic Ghan locomotive, either NSU52 or NT76
  • Single (one-way) tickets are available for a one-way journey from either Port Augusta or Quorn
  • Departs Port Augusta at 10.30 am, and arrives at Quorn at approximately 12.15 pm.

On ariival in Quorn, we enjoy lunch, and an engine shed and workshop tour. Closed-in footwear must be worn on workshop tours for safety reasons.

Overnight Quorn at the Transcontinental Hotel

Day 2 - Marree Beltana, Farina, Parachilna, see Leigh Ck, Overland Telegraph Station Line, Old Ghan loop & cattle yards, engines,2 gauge platform, Tom Kruse “Outback Mailman” truck & Oodnadatta Track to Curdimurka - overnight William Creek

Day 3 - William Creek Lake Eyre flight (optional extra),  Coward Springs, Strangeways, Rocket Park, 4WD travel Old Ghan route via Algebuckina Bridge (the largest on Old Ghan) Overnight Oodnadatta

Day 4 - Oodnadatta Rail museum and precinct, Dalhousie Springs, Painted Desert, hot springs swim under the palm trees. Overnight Mt Dare Hotel

Day 5 - Finke, Lamberts Centre of Australia, Rodinga Siding, Maryvale Station & Aboriginal community, Ewaninga Rock art - Overnight Alice Springs

Day 6 - Alice Springs National Transport Museum – flights home or Ghan to Adelaide or Darwin or tour to Darwin via Devils Marbles & /or Lost City - Overnight Alice Springs

 Day 7 Optional - Alice Springs optional extra day or tour to Uluru via Western MacDonnell Ranges, Meerenie Loop & Palm Valley

Our Lake Eyre component has time for an optional spectacular 1 hr flight with Warburton Groove which includes viewing Cooper Creek, Warburton Groove (the major inflows), Elliot Price Conservation Park, Campbell Point, Jackboot, Halligan & Belt Bays, Lake Eyre South, major islands & landmarks. Learn of the Marree Man giant sculpture. Visit Lake Eyre South shoreline, Mound Springs ( including “The Bubbler”) in the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park and the old Afghan created palm grove of the old Ghan town of Coward Springs with great railway heritage. Plus Painted Hills flight option.

Includes Alice Springs Transport Museum & historic steam engines and railway steam engine workshop visit.

Meet in Adelaide or travel overland from Sydney by rail or 4WD. Finish Alice Springs or optionally join new Ghan to Darwin or return to Adelaide. Tour includes all Accommodation, all Meals, Pitchi Ritchi Railway from Port Augusta to Quorn, all National Park entries. Price includes 6 nights hotel/motel accommodation

  • Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$4,995.00

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Kangaroo Island Tours 5 Days × × × × × × ×
Kangaroo Island Tours 5 Days

Kangaroo Island Tours 5 Days

Our small group private tours immerse you in this amazing landscape where wildlife abounds. Be close to the New Zealand Fur Seal and Australian Sea-lion, koalas, Echidna’s, the unique Kangaroo Island Kangaroo, Cape Barron Goose and more

Kangaroo Island Tours 5 Days -

Our small group Kangaroo Island Tours 5 days immerse you in this amazing and unique wilderness landscape where wildlife abounds. Get up close to the New Zealand Fur Seal and the Australian Sea-lion, koalas in the wild, Echidna’s, the unique Kangaroo Island Western Grey Kangaroo, Cape Barron Goose, wild birds, flora and gorgeous seascapes! Tour from Adelaide includes ferry from the mainland and fully accommodated tour, National Park fees and all park and attraction entries. Visit Caves, spectacular flora and wild seacoasts – Kangaroo Island is a photographers paradise

Departures – See Dates at Booking link

DETAILS

Day 1 - Meet and transport to Island


Meet up in Adelaide, Kingscote or Penneshaw and drive to the western end of island to Wilderness Resort accommodation for 2 nights.  Afternoon viewing Southern Ocean at Remarkable Rocks Sea caves (excellent for HD Photography) and New Zealand Fur Seals


DAY 2: Explore Flinders Chase National Park

A day in and around Cape Du Couedic.  We start with Remarkable Rocks and then go on to explore the Lighthouse Region site of the beautiful Admiral’s Arch then spend the morning the Australian Fur Seal colony which, at the time has many pups frolicking in the rocky pools at the cliffs base. We take a walk around the Chase grounds and enjoy the many Cape Barren geese and echidna.

Day 3: Seal Bay – Vivonne Bay – Hanson’s Bay – West Bay

We start our day at Seal Bay Conservation Reserve where you will get an opportunity to photograph these engaging marine mammals.  This is the only managed access accessible Sealion colony in Australia and it is a rare treat.   Beautiful Vivonne Bay then photogenic Hanson’s Bay Wildlife Sanctuary with opportunities to photograph Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Western Grey Kangaroos and Echidnas. Overnight Kingscote

Day 4:  Rocky River Bush Birds – Raptor Domain – Stokes Bay – Kingscote

Visit Raptor Domain close to Seal Bay Conservation Park for a late afternoon show.  Photograph a wide range of spectacular birds close up and on the wing.  This is one of Australia’s best raptor collections and many of the species are very difficult to photograph in the wild. Visit Stokes Bay on the northern side of the island where we experience not only the islands unique native flowers, but also many of the spectacular Western Australian Species.  These beautiful gardens are home to over 150 Kangaroo Island species, 750 named plants and many seasonal native orchids. Late afternoon more birds in flight and ocean viewing at the spectacular pelican feeding presentation at Kingscote.

Day 5: Kingscote – Cape Willoughby – Adelaide

We take a drive through the scnic countryside to visit Cape Willoughby Conservation Park, on the extremes eastern edge of Kangaroo island, with views to the mainland.

Returning to Penneshaw with an option to visit the Penneshaw Penguin Centre before we board the ferry for the mainland and travel back through the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula to reach Adelaide approximately 5pm.



Inclusions Kangaroo Island Tours 5 days

  •     All accommodation as detailed
  •     Delicious meals, including vegetarian options.
  •     All World Heritage and National Park entry fees
  •     Contributions of tour price supports AWC nature care programs.
  •     Bird domain, pelican feeding, seal bay entry

Exclusions

    Alcohol
    Flights to and from departure points.  Pick up Adelaide, Pennashaw or Kingscote.

What to bring - Good walking shoes, a hat and a personal water bottle are all essential.

Want to extend your unique South Australian experience? Ask about Flinders Ranges, Arkaroola, Lake Eyre and Great Ocean Road tours and Tasmania Tours

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From AUD AU$3,985.00