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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Say farewell to your fellow travellers and enjoy a day at rest or explore tropical Darwin at your leisure. (B)
Today is yours to discover all that Darwin city has
to offer. (B)
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)
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)
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)
THE GHAN EXPEDITION, ADELAIDE
Your arrival into Adelaide completes one of the world’s great travel experiences. (B)