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Australia's North West Adventure in Style
Commences Broome 08 July and ends Darwin 19 July 2021

  • Lake Argyle
    Lake Argyle
  •  Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, NT
    Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, NT
  • Purnululu National Park
    Purnululu National Park
  • Program Status Guaranteed Departure
  • Price $9,440
  • Program Code AUNTWA21
  • Single Supplement $1,420
  • Activity Rating Moderate
  • Program Leader David Mobbs

Tour Itinerary

  • 11 Nights
    • 1 - Broome
    • 1 - Derby
    • 1 - Fitzroy Crossing
    • 2 - Purnululu National Park
    • 1 - Emma Gorge
    • 2 - Kununurra
    • 1 - Lake Argyle
    • 1 - Katherine
    • 1 - Darwin

Commences Broome 08 July and ends Darwin 19 July 2021

Tour Highlights

  • Commence in beautiful Broome
  • Seaplane to Buccaneer Archipelago and visit Horizontall Waterfalls with boat cruise
  • Visit Geikie Gorge National Park and cruise the famous Fitzroy River
  • Travel through Tunnel Creek and visit Windjana Gorge National Park
  • Enjoy a field trip by light plane and helicopter to Mitchell Falls
  • Cruise the Ord River and learn about the Ord Irrigation Scheme
  • Spend an overnight at beautiful El Questro and visit Zebedee Thermal Springs
  • Discover World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles with a 2 night stay
  • Cruise the spectacular Nimiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Conclude in tropical Darwin

Tour Overview

Explore a region of vast horizons, ancient gorges, weird rock formations, welcoming rock pools and even a horizontal waterfall on a soft-adventure, small group safari aboard a purpose built 6WD tour vehicle.

We commence our journey in the pearling capital of Australia, Broome, also the western gateway to the spectacular Kimberley wilderness. View the Buccaneer Archipelago and Cape Leveque from the comfort of a seaplane. Descend into the calm waters of Talbot Bay and enjoy breakfast on a luxury houseboat.

In the west Kimberley, we’ll cruise the Fitzroy River at Geikie Gorge National Park. We 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. Deeper into the vast and remote Kimberley region, we cruise Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man-made lake. We walk through the towering orange and black domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles), 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 and dip into the thermal pools set amongst palm trees at Zebedee Springs. We experience the breathtaking scenery of the north-central Kimberley region with a full day’s tour to the majestic four-tiered Mitchell Falls by 4WD, hiking, by helicopter and return scenic flight to Kununurra.

In the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, we 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.

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

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 nights in en-suite hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights in en-suite motel accommodation
  • 2 nights in en-suite cabin accommodation
  • 1 night in en-suite tented cabins accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 4 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
 

David Mobbs

David Mobbs is a Territorian, with 30 years of tour guiding experience. He grew up on cattle stations and in Aboriginal communities and gained a respect and understanding of the land and culture from an early age. He was one of the first to lead Kakadu tours, had 4 years guiding in Central Australia and has been taking Kimberley safaris to the region for over 25 years, so he’s likely to be the most experienced guide in Northern Australia. With extensive knowledge in Aboriginal rock art and culture, bush tucker, flora, fauna, natural history and geology, David has assisted in the making of several documentary programs, including ‘The World Around Us’ on such networks as CNN and the BBC. He has also been an advisor for several books on the Top End.

Moderate

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.