Kimberley Mitchell Falls Kakadu Tours 9 Days

Kimberley Mitchell Falls Bungle Bungles Katherine Kakadu Tours 9 Days

with El Questro, Windjana Gorge & Tunnel Creek – Accommodated or Camping

Darwin to Broome or Broome to Darwin or Broome to Broome Kimberley Tours via Mitchell Falls, Bungle Bungles, El Questro, Mt Elizabeth Station, with Gwion, Bradshaw, Wandjina Aboriginal Rock Art sites

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Kimberley Mitchell Falls tours, with Bungle Bungles option.  Tour includes El Questro, Manning Gorge, Mt Elizabeth Station option, with Wandjina, Bradshaw / Gwion rock art

Broome to Darwin (or reverse) tour via Derby, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Imitji, King Leopold Ranges, Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mt Barnett, Mt Elizabeth Station option, Drysdale Station, Mitchell Falls, King Edward River rock art, El Questro, Zebedee Hot Springs, Bungle Bungles with flight, Kununurra, Katherine to Darwin.

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, Deluxe Camping or Accommodation options. Tour Code KBM9 (Broome to Darwin) or REVERSE DIRECTION  (Darwin to Broome) is Tour Code KDM9  Book Tour

Kimberley Aboriginal Rock Art Tours - Gwion / Bradshaw

Kimberley Aboriginal Rock Art Tours – Gwion / Bradshaw

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.

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.

Tour itinerary – Kimberley Mitchell Falls Tours via Mitchell Falls, El Questro – Broome to Darwin (reverse option avaliable)

Day 1 – Depart 730 am to travel via the vast savannah grasslands, majestic Boab trees and powerful mountains of the Western Kimberley crossing the Fitzroy River near Willare where we stop for morning tea. We visit the Prison Boab Tree, and Mowanjum Aboriginal Art Centre in Derby, (opportunity to to meet the artists here and buy art from source). We view the wharf area with giant 30 ft (10 Metre) tides. Travel now on the Gibb River Road to mystical Windjana Gorge for lunch and a gorge walk (short 800 metre) at this special creation “waterhole”. Meet the local freshwater crocodiles and exotic bird life in this eerie, ancient seabed environment.We travel on to Tunnel Creek to walk through this 600m underground cave river system, with spectacular crystal formations and stalagmites & stalactites, to a special waterhole. It is here that Aboriginal freedom fighter Jagamurra held out for 3 years. Overnight at Windjana Gorge campsite or if choosing an accommodated tour Bell Gorge safari camp / Imitji Aboriginal community.

Wandjina Rock art Kimberley tourDay 2  –  Visit the Imitji store and Aboriginal community artworks before the scenic drive through spectacular Kimberley ranges and cattle country. Time for a diversion now and a walk and swim at Galvans Gorge before refuelling at Mt Barnett and a swim in the beautiful Manning River waterhole, where we overnight. If accommodated tour we overnight at Mt Elizabeth Station BLD

Day 3 – After a tasty breakfast we return to the Gibb River Rd, turn up the Kalumburu Road, cross the Gibb River and arrive at Drysdale River Station for fuel and last supplies.  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 4 – 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 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. 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 5 – 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.  BLD

Mitchell Falls Tours

Mitchell Falls Tours

Day 6 – Relax and soak up the healing waters of Zebedee hot springs, before exploring more of the El Questro treats including a Chamberlain Gorge cruise, with more Wandjina rock art, 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 7 – 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 completes in Kununurra and dinner at a local restaurant (own expense). Overnight Kununurra. BLD

Day 8 – Join Bungle Bungles flights over Lake Argyle, with 4WD ground tour  and dome walks at Picanninny Creek and Cathedral Gorge.  Flight depart 830am to experience Kununurra, ‘the eastern gateway to the Kimberley’ and surroundings by air with a morning scenic flight over the 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 the Bungle Bungle 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. Fly to Darwin option this evening, or 4WD or coach next day. BLD

Bungle Bungles Cathedral Kimberley Tour

Bungle Bungles Cathedral Kimberley Tour

Day 9 – Enjoy breakfast before departure to Darwin (or Katherine & Kakadu option) via spectacular scenery of Timber Creek, Victoria River escarpments, Katherine & Pine Creek.   BL  Nine day tour ends Darwin or extend for Katherine Gorge and Kakadu

Katherine Gorge, Kakadu Tours Extension Options

Option A.  – Day 9 & 10  – On departing Kununurra, enjoy Timber Creek, Victoria River escarpments, Katherine hot springs & art galleries then overnight in Katherine rather than travel on to Darwin.

Day 10 – Enjoy a 2 hour cruise at Nitmiluk National Park on Katherine Gorge.  Then travel on to Darwin arriving late afternoon. Extra cost this 1 night 1 day plus cruise is $585 per person.

Do Kakadu too !

Option B.  Days 9-12 – An extra3 day Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour explores the highlights of the Top End on this exceptional Northern Territory tour with Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Aboriginal cultural centres and rock art, wetlands cruise & Katherine Gorge cruise. From your Katherine Gorge cruise travel to Kakadu National Park for 2 nights inside this magical wetlands wonderland, with 2 nights at Cooinda’s Gagadju Resort.  Details below …

Kimberley Katherine Gorge Kakadu Tours Extension Option

Kakadu National Park – Wetlands, Katherine Gorge Cruise

This 3 day Kakadu Katherine Gorge Tour explores the highlights of the Top End on this exceptional Northern Territory tour with Kakadu National Park Wetlands, Aboriginal cultural centres and rock art, wetlands cruise & Katherine Gorge cruise.

Ubirr Rock Kakadu Tours

Ubirr Rock Kakadu Tours

Day 1  – From Katherine, 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 !  We travel via Mary River and 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.   After a fulfilling day, time to return to the swimming pool or relax at our Gagudju Lodge Resort and campgrounds at Cooinda. B,L,D

Wallaby at Nourlangie Kakadu Tour

Wallaby at Nourlangie Tour

Day 2 – Board the fascinating early morning Yellow Waters wetlands cruise amongst extraordinary birdlife & crocodiles in this World Heritage listed wetlands. Cruise next to giant crocs, view Jabiru, egrets, sea eagles, whistling ducks and many more local and migratory birds feasting in this abundant food basket. After our cruise we check out the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre then its time for lunch before we explore the area around the stunning Nourlangie Rock art – a highlight of Kakadu. This area has some of the most impressive Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu, and wetland areas with good picnic facilities. After a fulfilling afternoon, time return to return to the swimming pool or relax at our Gagudju Lodge Resort and campgrounds at Cooinda. Alternatively take an optional scenic flight from Cooinda airstrip BLD

Sunset at Yellow Waters Kakadu

Sunset at Yellow Waters

Nourlangie Rock Art Kakadu

Nourlangie Rock Art Kakadu Tour

Day 3 – Today 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. We 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  over the wetlands.depart Darwin for Kakadu National Park Explore BL

 

Extension summary -To Darwin with 3 day Kakadu & Katherine Tour (or Darwin return option) – 3 days Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge Tour from Darwin Northern Territory.

Includes all meals, motel accommodation option, comfy camping accommodation, all park entry fees, Yellow Waters cruise, Katherine Gorge cruise, professional guide. Cost for 3 days 2 nights Camping $1695 per person or motel upgrade add $595 twin share, $280 single supplement (single supplement not required for camping)

Kimberley Mitchell Falls Katherine Kakadu Tours 9 Days

Inclusions

  • Mitchell Falls walks and helicopter flight close and over the falls.
  • Cruise Chamberlain River Gorge at El Questro Exceptional Aboriginal rock art – Wandjina, Bradshaw, Gwion Gwion
  • Scenic Flight over Bungle Bungles & ground tour and walk in to Cathedral & Picanninny Creek
  • 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
  • All accommodation as detailed.
  • Delicious meals as shown , including vegetarian optional.
  • 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 Mitchell Falls Katherine Kakadu Tours 9 Days

  • 9 Days / 8 Nights includes helicopter at Mitchell Falls, Bungles Bungles fly in & ground walks & tours exceptional rock art sites,cruise on Chamberlain Gorge –  Including most meals as shown, luxury 4WD, professional guide, deluxe camping rate is $4,495 without Bungle Bungles, or $5,215 including Bungle Bungles flights and walks as detailed.

 Kimberley with Katherine Kakadu extension option .. Next confirmed tour August 2-13, 2015

  • 12 Days / 11  Nights Kimberley as above plus Kakadu National Park with Wetlands & Katherine Gorge Cruises – Including most meals as shown, luxury 4WD, professional guide, deluxe camping rate -$ 5,995 without Bungle Bungles, or $6,715 including Bungle Bungles flights and walks as detailed.

Accommodation is available in most locations except Mitchell Plateau. For 7 nights motel style accommodation upgrade add $795 per person twin share. Single supplement on 7 nights accommodation costs is $655. Please ask re other options

Call 1300 763 188 or Online Booking