Nature’s Way: The Remote North

9 days - from £1,540

This holiday is ideal for those looking for an unforgettable outdoors adventure. Explore majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes, unique wildlife and remote outback stations. The Kimberly region is one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers; an ancient landscape covering thousands of square kilometers and sparsely populated.

Highlights:

  • Take a stroll on the famous Cable Beach in Broome
  • Marvel at giant Boab Trees while driving through the Kimberleys
  • Swim in the fascinating Bell Gorge
  • Visit the spectacular El Questro Wilderness Park and the famous Emma Gorge
  • Marvel at the sheer size of the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge
  • Explore Kakadu National Park, listed twice as UNESCO World’s Heritage site
  • Visit the Ubirr Rock Art site, one of Kakadu’s most famous rock art galleries
  • Wander along the famous Mindil Beach in Darwin

Please remember that this is a sample itinerary; we specialise in creating tailor-made holidays that are unique to you and your style.

Broome – Mount Hart – Mount Elizabeth – El Questro Wilderness Park – Kununurra – Katherine – Kakadu National Park – Darwin.

Broome

Day 1 - Welcome to Broome

Welcome to Broome. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Stroll along famous Cable Beach or visit a pearl farm. (Ochre Moon Bed & Breakfast)

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Boab Tree

Day 2 - Broome to Mount Hart

Depart Broome early this morning as you have a long drive ahead of you (450 kms). Head back inland on the Great Northern Highway, and turn left onto the Derby Highway. Derby is the base for much of the Western Kimberley region and the stepping point to some of the best scenery in northern Australia. Giant Boab Trees majestically line the town’s streets. Mt Hart is 3.5 hours from Derby along the Gibb River Road. (Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge & Homestead)

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Day 3 - Mount Hart to Mount Elizabeth

On the way to Mount Elizabeth today you might like to discover the fascinating Bell Gorge – probably one of the most beautiful ones in the whole of the Kimberley region, and a spectacular spot for swimming, photography and enjoying what nature has to offer. Later on, continue along the Gibb River Road to Mount Elizabeth Station, a working cattle station in the heart of the Kimberleys. (Mount Elizabeth Station)

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Day 4 - Mount Elizabeth to El Questro Wilderness Park

Another full day of discovering the Kimberley region. Head towards Home Valley Station, an outback oasis nestled at the foot of the spectacular Cockburn Range, and then towards El Questro Wilderness Park. The journey takes you past the popular swimming spot at Durack River crossing and the stunning Pentecost River. Over 1 million acres in size, El Questro is located in the untamed Kimberley region and extends for approximately 80 kilometres into its heart, most of which has never been explored. It is one of Australia’s last true frontiers. (Emma Gorge Resort)

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Day 5 - Another day at El Questro Wilderness Park

Free day to explore the many attractions in the El Questro region. Rise early if you want to visit the famous Zebedee Thermal Springs as they are only open 0530 – 12noon and are very popular. Visit Emma Gorge, El Questro’s most famous gorge. This scenic trail takes you along dramatically changing vegetation, from savannah woodland to Kimberley rainforest. The 1.6 km walk is rewarding as the cool Emma Gorge pool and permanent waterfalls await you at the end.

Day 6 - El Questro to Kununurra

Soon after leaving El Questro, you will arrive at Kununurra. The town was planned around the huge Lake Argyle Dam project which opened up large areas to year round agricultural activities. The region is a ‘fruit bowl’ for Western Australia and products such as melons or pumpkins are successfully shipped across the continent. Depending on your arrival time you might wish to take a scenic flight over the majestic Bungle Bungles & Lake Argyle or do an afternoon cruise. (The Kimberly Grande Resort)

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Lake Argyle

Day 7 - Kununurra to Katherine

This morning, make your way on to the Northern Territory border. Continue travelling east on the Victoria Highway to the Gregory National Park, home to huge sandstone escarpments, deeply carved canyons, dense eucalyptus forests and giant boab trees. There are opportunities for boating, canoeing, bushwalks, scenic flights and cruises as well as Aboriginal and European heritage sites. Continue travelling to Katherine, home of the Nitmiluk National Park. (Nitmiluk Chalets)

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Day 8 - Katherine to Kakadu

Rise early this morning as you will have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable wilderness cruise through the country’s most impressive gorges. Later on via Kakadu Highway, you enter the world-famous Kakadu National Park. The park has been awarded a double listing on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, one for its cultural significance, the other for its natural assets and the enormously diverse local flora and fauna. (Cooinda Lodge Kakadu)

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Day 9 - Kakadu National Park

The day is at your leisure to discover the many facets of Kakadu: Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre; the walls of this famous rock shelter have provided a huge canvas for Aboriginal artists for tens of thousands of years and contain internationally significant art sites. Further north spend some time at the Bowali Visitor Centre and later in the day, you may with to head out to the Ubirr Rock Art site, one of Kakadu’s most famous rock art galleries.

Day 10 - Kakadu to Darwin

During your final drive to Darwin (300 kms), you could visit the “Windows of the Wetlands”, another excellent opportunity to see teeming wildlife in a stunningly beautful natural environment. Arrive into Darwin late afternoon, return your rental vehicle and enjoy the remainder of your stay in the Northern Territory’s main city. There are many things to see and do; visit the city’s bustling markets at Mindil Beach or wander along the lush Esplanade. (Palm City Resort).

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Day 11 - Bon Voyage

This morning, you will be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onwards flight. Safe travels!

DETAILS

This itinerary costs from £1,538 per person based on 2 sharing and includes all services and accommodation. Flights are not included.

We recommend booking international and domestic flights together in advance. Alternately, we can book flights on your behalf but a booking fee may apply.

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INCLUDED

  • Prices start from  £1,538 per person
  • Accommodation as stated
  • Transfers as stated
  • Rental car details: Toyota Landcruiser or similar. Fee includes Unlimited Kilometres, Damage Cover (DC) subject to Accident Damage excess, Vehicle Registration Fees (VRR), Admin Fee Recovery (AFR), 24Hr Roadside Assistance, Goods & Service Tax (GST)
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered