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Australia's North West Adventure in Style
Commences Darwin 30 July and ends Broome 11 August 2018

  • Lake Argyle
    Lake Argyle
  • Katherine river, Nitmiluk Gorge
    Katherine river, Nitmiluk Gorge
  • Purnululu National Park
    Purnululu National Park
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Program Code AUNTWA18
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 12 Nights
    • 1 - Darwin 
    • 1 - Litchfield
    • 2 - Kakadu National Park
    • 1 - Katherine
    • 1 - Kununurra 
    • 2 - Emma Gorge
    • 2 - Purnululu National Park 
    • 1 - Fitzroy Crossing 
    • 1 - Broome 

Commences Darwin 30 July and ends Broome 11 August 2018

Tour Highlights

  • View Darwin, Australia’s Top End capital
  • See stunning waterfalls and swim in crystal clear pools in Litchfield National Park and be amazed at the iconic magnetic termite mounds
  • Visit World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and view rock art, breathtaking escarpments, open wetlands and abundant wildlife
  • Enjoy an unforgettable Yellow Waters wetland cruise
  • Journey to the Katherine region and cruise the spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Marvel at the fiery red Cockburn Ranges at El Questro Wilderness
  • Swim in the turquoise waterhole at Emma Gorge
  • Spend 2 nights in the Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park
  • Visit Geikie Gorge National Park in the west Kimberley and cruise the famous Fitzroy River
  • Travel through Tunnel Creek and visit Windjana Gorge National Park
  • Conclude in beautiful Broome 

Tour Overview

Explore this vast region on a soft-adventure, small group safari aboard a purpose built 6WD tour vehicle. View the unusual termite mounds of Litchfield National Park. Journey to the magnificent World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park to experience its breathtaking escarpments, open wetlands and abundant wildlife. View ancient Aboriginal rock art, swim in pristine waterholes and enjoy an unforgettable sunset Yellow Waters wetlands cruise to see the famous saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat.

In the Katherine region, we’ll take in the grandeur of rugged sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and lush rainforest at the spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. We’ll cruise the gorges carved over millions of years and learn its secrets through the eyes of the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Jawoyn people.

Then onto the vast, remote Kimberley region in Western Australia, where we’ll cruise the huge Lake Argyle, walk through the towering orange and black domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, marvel at the fiery red Cockburn Ranges at El Questro Wilderness Park and take easy walks and swim in the turquoise waterhole at Emma Gorge.

In the west Kimberley, at Geikie Gorge National Park, we’ll cruise the Fitzroy River that carved through part of an ancient limestone barrier reef. We’ll walk through Western Australia’s oldest cave system at Tunnel Creek and visit Windjana Gorge National Park with water- streaked walls that rise to heights of 100 metres.

This extraordinary tour starts in tropical Darwin and finishes in beautiful Broome, famous for its pearling industry and stunning Cable Beach.

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 nights in en-suite hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights in en-suite motel accommodation
  • 2 nights in en-suite cabin accommodation
  • 2 nights in en-suite tented cabins accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Touring by comfortable and modern 6WD tour vehicle
  • Transport and field trips as indicated
  • Applicable entry fees including national park permits
  • Services of a Professional driver guide
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet

To be advised


This program includes places which can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Make an Enquiry

Golden Compass's UK, European and North African educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass UK. This gives you a cost saving by cutting out the middle-man and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompass.co.uk. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Your booking form will then be forwarded electronically to the UK for processing.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe or North Africa. Your contract is direct with Golden Compass in the UK.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be taken by Golden Compass from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 1800 132 385.