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Australia's North West Adventure in Style
Commences Darwin 06 August and ends Broome 18 August 2017

  • Lake Argyle
    Lake Argyle
  • Katherine river, Nitmiluk Gorge
    Katherine river, Nitmiluk Gorge
  • Purnululu National Park
    Purnululu National Park
  • Program Status Guaranteed Departure
  • Price $ 9,120
  • Program Code AUNTWA17
  • Single Supplement $ 1,728
  • Activity Rating Moderate
  • Program Leader To be advised

Tour Itinerary

  • 12 Nights
    • 1 -  Darwin 
    • 1 - Mary River 
    • 2 - Kakadu National Park 
    • 1 - NitmilukNational Park 
    • 2 - Emma Gorge
    • 1 - Kununurra 
    • 2 - Purnululu National Park 
    • 1 - Fitzroy Crossing 
    • 1 - Broome 

Commences Darwin 06 August and ends Broome 18 August 2017

Tour Highlights

  • Beautiful Litchfield National Park
  • The ancient rock art and the vast wetlands in Kakadu National Park
  • Cruise through beautiful Nitmiluk Gorge, learning the secrets of the local Jawoyn people
  • Explore the beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungles
  • View freshwater crocodiles at Windjana Gorge and saltwater crocodiles in Kakadu
  • Vast and dramatic Kimberley Region

Tour Overview

Explore this vast region on a soft-adventure, small group safari aboard a purpose built 4WD 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 take in the grandeur of rugged sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and lush rainforest at the spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. We cruise the gorges carved over millions of years and learn its secrets through the eyes of the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Jawoyn people. 

Then on to the vast, remote Kimberley region in Western Australia, where we cruise 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 cruise the Fitzroy River. We walk through Western Australia’s oldest cave system at Tunnel Creek and visit Windjana Gorge National Park with waterstreaked walls that rise to heights of 100 metres. 

This is a true outback adventure with indigenous experiences, whilst staying in comfortable en-suited accommodation. 

Group size is limited to 11 participants. 

Tour Inclusions

  • Including return economy class international airfare
  • 2 nights in en-suite hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights in en-suite motel accommodation
  • 5 nights in en-suite cabin accommodation
  • 2 nights in en-suite tented cabins accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Touring by comfortable and modern 4WD 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

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

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@goldencompasstours.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 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, North Africa or Asia. 

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. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.