Wonders of the Kimberley - The Ghan Expedition

Departures per week

Wonders of the Kimberley departs weekly May to September.

Day of departure

The Wonders of the Kimberley package commences in Broome on Fridays.

Duration

16
days
/
15
nights
Example:

Arrive in Broome by Friday by own arrangement, finishes in Adelaide on Saturday morning.

Wonders of the Kimberley - The Ghan Expedition

Inclusions

  • 11 days/10 nights Wonders of the Kimberley guided holiday including quality accommodation and luxury coach touring
  • 2 nights accommodation in Darwin including breakfast daily
  • 4 days/3 nights aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Excursions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy
  • 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 12 dinners

Details

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Day 3
Day 4
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This is a journey of significance combining the wonders of the Kimberley with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide. Your adventure into the heart of the pristine Kimberley from amazing Broome will leave you speechless and it only gets better from there.

Day 1

ARRIVE BROOME

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

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Cable Beach Club Resort (D)

Day 2

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

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.

OVERNIGHT: Fitzroy River Lodge (B,D)

Day 4

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.

OVERNIGHT: Kimberley Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 5

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 safari-style tented cabin set among native pandanus and palms at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Emma Gorge Resort (B,L,D)

Day 6

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

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.

OVERNIGHT: 2 nights The Kimberley Grande (B,D)

Day 8

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 locally-grown produce at a privately-hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations. (B,D)

Day 9

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.

OVERNIGHT: Paraway Motel (B,D)

Day 10

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.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights Mantra on the Esplanade (B,D)

Day 11

LEISURE DAY

Say farewell to your fellow travellers and enjoy a day at rest or explore tropical Darwin at your leisure. (B)

Day 12

LEISURE DAY

Today is yours to discover all that Darwin city has

to offer. (B)

Day 13

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.

OVERNIGHT: 3 nights The Ghan Expedition (B,L,D)

Day 14

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

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

THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE

Your arrival into Adelaide completes one of the world’s great travel experiences. (B)

Wonders of the Kimberley - The Ghan Expedition
Wonders of the Kimberley - The Ghan Expedition

Pricing (per person)

April 2018 - March 2019

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2018

  • Platinum NA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold SingleNA)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2018, March 2019

  • PlatinumNA
  • Gold TwinNA
  • Gold SingleNA

Low Season

December 2018, January, February 2019

  • Platinum NA
  • Gold Twin NA
  • Gold Single NA

April 2019 - March 2020

Peak Season

May, June, July, August 2019

  • Platinum $ 12,929
  • Gold Twin $ 10,819 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 10,629 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 10,819 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 10,619 (Advance Purchase)

Shoulder Season

April, September, October, November 2019, February, March 2020

  • Platinum $ 12,719
  • Gold Twin $ 10,629 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 9,879 (Advance Purchase)
  • Gold Single $ 10,629 (Everyday Fare)
    $ 9,879 (Advance Purchase)

Low Season

  • Platinum N/A
  • Gold Twin/SIngle N/A

Heading

Peak Season

(Unavailable from March to October inclusive)

Shoulder Season

(November 2018)

  • Platinum: $3,899 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,599 (every day fare), $2,069 (advance purchase)
  • ‍Gold Single: $2,459 (every day fare), $1,949 (advance purchase)

Low Season

(December 2018, January, February 2019)

  • Platinum: $3,269 (every day fare)
  • Gold Twin: $2,069 (every day fare) . $1,649 (advance purchase)
  • Gold Single: $1,959 (every day fare), $1,549 (advance purchase)
Advance Purchase Fares must be booked and paid for in full a minimum of six months in advance.
Only a limited number of these fares available per departure and are subject to availability.
Children aged 4-15 inclusive receive a 20% discount off the accompanying adult fare.
Children 0-3 free in existing bedding. All prices in Australian dollars (AUD).
Terms and Conditions apply.