Aerial view of turquoise ocean water meeting red dirt shoreline
8 Day Adventure

Kununurra & Broome

Tour Highlights

 

  • Broome
  • Horizontal Falls
  • Kununurra
  • Ord River
  • Bungle Bungle, Cathedral Gorge, Beehive Domes & Echidna Chasm
  • Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge
  • Lake Argyle
  • Mitchell Falls

The Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Broome

Fly from Darwin to Broome with Nexus Airlines arriving approximately 3.50pm. Make your way to your accommodation for the next 2 nights which is only a 10-minute stroll from the famous Cable Beach.

 

Flight – Darwin to Broome (via Kununurra): Depart 2.10pm CST.  Arrive 3.50pm WST

Overnight: Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary – One Bedroom Apartment

Day 2 - Explore Broome from above and below

Experience the incredible Horizontal Falls and pristine beauty of the Kimberley with a half-day tour.

 

Enjoy low level flying over the amazing islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and Cape Leveque before your seaplane lands safely in the calm waters of Talbot Bay. Your tour continues with an exciting cruise through the Horizontal Waterfalls, plus a  relaxed island cruise followed by the shark show and swim in a marine viewing enclosure. You will return to Broome at around noon.

 

This evening, take a walk into history using the latest technology in digital image projection onto buildings as you walk through the historic precinct of Broome Town.  You will visit three of Broome’s favourite venues in Chinatown for a drink and canapes at each place.  You’ll get a new insight into the history of Broome and the most unique Chinatown precinct in the world. Eat, drink, walk and talk on Broome’s most social tour.

 

Horizontal Falls Half Day Tour: 6.00am – 12.00 Noon approx..

Small Bar Walking Tour: 4.15pm – 7.30pm

Overnight: Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary – One Bedroom Apartment

Meals: Breakfast & evening canapes included

Day 3 - Ord River cruising

Fly from Broome to Kununurra with Nexus Airlines.  Freshwater Apartments will provide a complimentary airport transfer when you arrive in Kununurra.  Leave your luggage at your accommodation and head out for breakfast/brunch at one of Kununurra’s café’s.

 

At 11.30am you will be collected from your accommodation for your Ord River Sunset Cruise. Cruising the 55km to Lake Argyle, you will marvel at the spectacular scenery, wildlife, flora and fauna found along the way, including the elusive freshwater crocodile! Remaining on the boat at the base of the Ord Top Dam, you will cruise back towards Kununurra, stopping for afternoon tea at a secluded riverside camp. Watch the sun set whilst onboard before returning to your accommodation for the evening.

 

Flight – Broome to Kununurra: Depart 7.05am.  Arrive 8.35am

Ord River Explorer with Sunset Cruise: 11.30am – 5.30pm

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

Meals: Afternoon tea included

Day 4 - Kununurra and the Bungles

Today your adventure begins with a scenic flight departing Kununurra passing over Lake Argyle, the Ord River Irrigation Area, Carr Boyd and Osmand Ranges, Ord and Bow Rivers and Bungle Bungle Range. Your plane will land at the remote and unsealed Bellburn Airstrip in Purnululu National Park where you will be met by your experienced guide.

 

From here you will be driven in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle to the beginning of your guided walk. Your guide will lead you on a moderate 3km walk throughout the famous eroded towers and beehive-shaped domes on the Domes Walk. Head towards Cathedral Gorge, where you can walk alongside towering cliffs which create phenomenal natural acoustics within the Gorge. Refuel with a tasty picnic lunch after a morning of exploring. You will then head out along the rocky creek bed of Piccaninny Creek, which only flows during periods of high rainfall.

 

Top off the day with an exciting 30-minute scenic helicopter flight through the Bungles!

 

After a day of exploring, relax in your cabin or by the pool at Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge, and take in a beautiful East Kimberley sunset.

 

Scenic flight from Kununurra to Bellburn Airstrip + Beehive Domes & Cathedral Gorge Tour: 9.00am – 3.00pm

30-minute Scenic Helicopter Flight: 3.30pm – 4.00pm

Overnight: Bungle Bungle Savannah Lodge – Ensuite Tented Cabin

Meals: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner included

Day 5 - Purnululu hiking adventure

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on your Northern Tour of Purnululu National Park for a different view of the Bungles.

 

Today’s tour will take you through Echidna Chasm and the northern end of Purnululu National Park. This begins with a 45-60 minute scenic 4WD trek along the western side of the Bungle Bungle Range.  Follow your local guide along a rocky path nestled between cliffs into Echidna Chasm.  At points, this path can narrow to a width of less than 1.5 metres. On either side of you, towering walls of orange stone scattered with Livistona palm trees will reach skywards, seeming as though they are lit from within.

 

As this walk requires a significant amount of climbing over boulders and navigating ladders, we advise this tour is suitable only for those with full mobility.  You will enjoy a tasty picnic lunch whilst enjoying more spectacular scenery of Purnululu National Park.

 

Return to the Bellburn Airstrip for your scenic plane flight back to Kununurra.

 

Echidna Chasm & Northern Walks Tour + scenic flight from Bellburn Airstrip to Kununurra: 8.00am – 5.00pm

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

Meals: Breakfast, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included

Day 6 - Lake Argyle cruise

Enjoy an easy morning and at 12.45pm your transfer will collect you for your Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise.

 

On this cruise you will see rock wallabies, crocodiles, wallaroos (euros) and birdlife,  a catfish feeding frenzy and the amazing spitting archer fish. Take in the untamed landscape of the magnificent Carr Boyd Ranges along the inaccessible North Western shoreline as you cruise through some of Lake Argyle’s 90 islands and inlets. Sit back with a complimentary drink while you enjoy a swim as you watch the Kimberley sun go down on yet another perfect day.

 

Lake Argyle Sunset Magic Cruise – 12.45pm – 7.30pm

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

Meals: Afternoon nibbles included

Day 7 - Kununurra from above and on the ground

Departing Kununurra, this tour begins with a scenic plane flight over the Ord River, Carlton Hill Station, Wyndham and the Cambridge Gulf, before reaching the coast.

 

Along the way, you will witness stunning views of beautifully patterned mud flats, as well as the magnificent Berkeley River, King George Falls, and Kalumburu.

 

This flight lands at the remote Mitchell Plateau Airstrip, where you will disembark and board a pristine HeliSpirit helicopter. The helicopter will transfer you from the airstrip to the beginning of the walk at the campground. Follow your guide on a beautiful 4.5-kilometre hike viewing indigenous art along the way into the stunning Mitchell Falls. **This hike can be challenging at points, with uneven tracks and river crossings, so there is an option to take a helicopter transfer straight from the campground to the falls for no additional cost.

 

Once arriving at the falls, you will have time to marvel at their beauty, take a swim in the Mitchell River and admire the fascinating flora and fauna of this area while enjoying a fresh picnic-style lunch.

 

You will transfer via helicopter from the top of the falls (including an orbit or two for some great photos) and then onto the airstrip.  Board your plane for your return scenic flight to Kununurra passing over the majestic Cockburn Range.

 

Mitchell Falls Discover Tour – 6.00am – 3.00pm

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment

Meals: Light Breakfast, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea included

Day 8 - Depart Kununurra

This morning you will depart Kununurra to Darwin with memories that will last a lifetime, Kimberley bucket list – DONE!

Freshwater Apartments will provide a complimentary airport transfer.

 

Flight – Kununurra to Darwin: Depart 9.10am WST.  Arrive 11.45am CST

Tour Pricing

Return flights from $783.00 per person (Darwin – Kununurra – Broome from  $349.00 pp; Broome – Kununurra from $235.00 pp; Kununurra – Darwin from $199.00 pp)

Accom/tours from $6,837.00 per person (twin share)

Total package from $7,620.00 per person (twin share)

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