Classic Travel

12 Night - Untamed Kimberley & Outback Spirit Package

Package Details

Overview

Escorted Tours Rail

From $8,569* per person

Package Provider: AAT Kings
Package Type: Holiday Package
Region: Australia
Duration: 12 Nights


Description

A legendary train and an unforgettable Australian adventure. Travel aboard The Ghan between Adelaide and Darwin on the all-inclusive Outback Spirit journey.

Cruise ancient waterways, hike to magnificent waterholes, discover the rich Ord River Valley and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at a fragrant sandalwood plantation. Revealing rugged red cliffs, cobalt blue waters and vast pastoral leases, this outback journey also provides opportunities for observing teeming wildlife, and relaxing while taking in a magnificent Cable Beach sunset in Broome.


Book this AAT Kings tour and receive 241 on The Ghan!


Your Tour & Rail Package Includes:

  • 3 day/2 night rail journey onboard The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin
  • Includes all meals, fine wines & beverages, immersive off train experiences + more
  • 11 day Untamed Kimberley guided holiday with AAT Kings, Darwin to Broome
  • Includes 10 nights accommodation, 21 meals, travel by luxury coach, experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide + more

The Ghan:

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 3 days/ 2 nights aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Immersive off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs, and Katherine
  • Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Adelaide

Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

Day 2 – Alice Springs

Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

Day 3 – Katherine & Darwin

Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.  As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.

Untamed Kimberley:

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Witness sunset over the ocean at Cable Beach
  • Benefit from the addition of nine local expert guides
  • Choose a 4WD or scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles
  • Cruise through Ord River’s wilderness & hike Emma Gorge

Highlights:

LOCAL CONNECTION

Discover the importance of sandalwood to Kununurra as you dine on local produce at the Sandalwood Factory.

INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Take a local cruise down the Ord River from Lake Argyle to witness the setting sun in Kununurra.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Support local Aboriginal artists with a visit to Mangkaja Gallery in the Kimberley, to understand culture sustainability through art.

SUSTAINABLE FOOTPRINTS

National Park fees contribute toward the protection of local marine life and local habitat areas, and fund land-protection projects.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Welcome to Darwin

Life in cosmopolitan Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital, is vibrant but unhurried. Take an afternoon tour of the city, then enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a restaurant that affords spectacular waterfront views.

Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

Included Meals: Dinner with wine

Day 2 Darwin – Katherine

Travel south along the Stuart Highway today, stopping at Adelaide River’s poignant War Cemetery. This afternoon, travel via Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park, where a tranquil cruise along the spectacular Katherine Gorge will allow you to sense the spirituality of the land. Catch glimpses of wildlife and learn about the history and culture of the local traditional owners, the Jawoyn people. Later on you’ll meet Tom Curtain during his entertaining show at the Katherine Outback Experience.

Hotel: Paraway Motel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 3 Katherine – Kununurra

Watch the landscape transform dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Pause at the historic Durack Homestead, built in 1895. Later, cruise along the Ord River, which supports an abundance of native fish, birds and marsupials. Experience a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 4 Kununurra

Today you may choose between an optional experience early-morning scenic flight over the spectacular beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range or a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. Otherwise tour Kununurra with your Travel Director. This evening, dine on locally-grown produce at a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra’s sandalwood plantations.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest dinner

Day 5 Kununurra – Emma Gorge

This morning, take a guided tour of an Ord River rum distillery before travelling on to the Gibb River Road to your safari-style tented cabin nestled in an oasis of native pandanus and palms at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park.

Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities, El Questro, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 6 El Questro Wilderness Park

Awake to the calls of native birds, and after breakfast, explore El Questro Wilderness Park followed by a cruise on Chamberlain Gorge, an extensive waterhole fringed by tropical vegetation and soaring escarpments. Enjoy a free afternoon, perhaps taking a dip in the pool, relaxing with a good book on your cabin’s veranda, or joining your Travel Director for a hike to Emma Gorge and a dip in its crystal-clear waterhole.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 7 Emma Gorge – Halls Creek

Today join a local Indigenous guide for a tour of the famous Argyle Diamond Mine, the world’s largest source of coloured diamonds. Continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek.

Hotel: Kimberley Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 8 Halls Creek – Fitzroy Crossing

Travel on to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing this morning, stopping en route at Halls Creek to visit an art gallery with a chance to meet Indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise with a local guide through magnificent Geikie Gorge, watching for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine

Day 9 Fitzroy Crossing – Broome

Travel through spectacular landscapes today en route to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, visiting the fascinating Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point, whose rugged red cliffs rise in stark contrast to the cobalt blue waters. Relax with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Broome Free Time

Today is yours to explore this tropical hideaway. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pristine sands of Cable Beach and swim in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11 Farewell from Broome

Say farewell to your new-found friends when your holiday comes to an end after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & Conditions

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Prices listed are per person twin share in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are correct as at 27 February 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Prices shown are for payments made by cash. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.  

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