The Ghan - Wonders of the Kimberley : Itinerary (Apr 19 - Mar 20)

Wonders of the Kimberley

Broome - Fitzroy Crossing -Halls Creek - Emma Gorge - El Questro - Kununurra - Katherine - Darwin - Katherine - Alice Springs - Coober Pedy - Adelaide

 

Day 1: (Friday): Arrive Broome

After your arrival into Broome, check in to your accommodation. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at dinner this evening. (D) 

Day 2: (Saturday): Leisure Day
Today is yours to explore Broome. A fascinating multicultural community surrounded by stunning natural wonders, be sure to visit famous Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters. (B) 
Day 3: (Sunday): Broome to Fitzroy Crossing

After taking in the highlights of Broome, it’s time to head to Geikie Gorge for a scenic cruise through sheer limestone walls. From here, you head to Fitzroy Crossing. (B,D) 

Day 4: (Monday) Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek

Today is all about incredible landscapes and a chance to meet Indigenous artists at Halls Creek – a fascinating town rich in both Aboriginal and European history and culture. (B,L,D) 

Day 5: (Tuesday) Halls Creek to Emma Gorge

You’ll be intrigued by how the world’s largest source of natural coloured diamonds is extracted at the Argyle Diamond Mine before heading to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or a lurking crocodile. As the sun fades, settle in to your safaristyle tented cabin set among native pandanus and palms at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park. (B,L,D) 

Day 6: (Wednesday) El Questro
Waking to a symphony of birdsong and rising to a hearty breakfast, you’ll join a cruise on beautiful Chamberlain Gorge. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the resort. (B,D) 
Day 7: (Thursday) Emma Gorge to Kununurra

Today you’re travelling onward to Kununurra but first up it’s a guided tour of Hoochery Distillery, the home of Ord River Rum. Visit historic Durack Homestead Museum and later cruise along the wildlife-rich Ord River where you’ll also enjoy a stunning sunset. (B,D)

  

Day 8: (Friday) Kununurra

You can choose from two incredible adventures: an optional early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular Bungle Bungle Range before a tour of Kununurra, or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. After your afternoon of exploration or relaxation, you’ll dine this evening on locallygrown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations. (B,D) 

Day 9: (Saturday) Kununurra to Katherine

Heading east to the Top End, your introduction to the Northern Territory will be meeting Tom Curtin during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience. (B,D) 

Day 10: (Sunday) Katherine to Darwin

In the Nitmiluk National Park, cruise spectacular Katherine Gorge with expert guides. Heading further up the Stuart Highway at Adelaide River, visit the site of a large WWII military base and a significant war cemetery. After arriving in Darwin, tour the city sights before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking the waterfront (B,D) 

Day 11: (Monday) Leisure Day
Say farewell to your fellow travellers and enjoy a day at rest or explore tropical Darwin at your leisure. (B)
Day 12: (Tuesday) Leisure Day
Today is yours to discover all that Darwin city has  to offer. (B) 

Day 13: (Wednesday) Board the Ghan Expedition in Darwin

Prepare for one of the world’s great rail journeys this morning. Enjoy your first Off Train Excursion in Katherine before continuing your journey south. (B,L,D)

Day 14: (Thursday) The Ghan Expedition, Alice Springs

Your arrival into Alice Springs provides you with a full day to explore the iconic town in the red heart of Australia. This evening, enjoy an Aussie barbecue dinner under a canopy of stars. (B,L,D) 

Day 15: (Friday) The Ghan Expedition, Coober Pedy

Pull into the middle-of-nowhere stop at Manguri. Here you will discover the sun-scorched opal mining capital of the world, Coober Pedy. (B,L,D) 

 

Day 16: (Saturday) The Ghan Expedition, Adelaide
Your arrival into Adelaide completes one of the world’s great travel experiences. (B)