Top End Explorer (Darwin to Broome)

23 August - 3 September 2022

Take an unforgettable journey witnessing the best of the Top End. Explore the NT’s Kakadu National Park, WA’s Kimberley Region, Yellow Waters Cruise, Nitmiluk Gorge, Ord River Cruise, Danggu Geikie Gorge, spend 2 nights at El Questro and so much more. Includes return flights ex Sydney, quality accom, local coach guide, incredible tours & talks plus most meals.

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$6,495 pp t/s
Single Suppliment $1405 

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EXPLORE THE NORTHERN TERRITORY’S KAKADU NATIONAL PARK & THE KIMBERLEY REGION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA ON KTG TOURS 12 DAY TOP END EXPLORER TOUR

 

Please note that for full enjoyment of this tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

 

Day 1 – Tuesday 23 August 2022

(Meals: D)

Your tour starts at Sydney Airport where you meet your KTG Tours Hostess who will accompany you on your 12 day adventure. Our Qantas flight departs Sydney at 8:20am, arriving in Darwin at 12:20pm local time.* On arrival at Darwin Airport, we meet our local experienced Driver and board our awaiting coach for a scenic drive around the city before checking in to our hotel where we spend the next 2 nights. Settle in and enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel tonight and get to know your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Mantra Pandanas Darwin, DARWIN NT [4.5 star rated]

 

Day 2 – Wednesday 24 August 2022

(Meals: BD)

Darwin is the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city situated on a harbour that is 7 times the area of Sydney Harbour. After breakfast this morning we board the coach to learn more about this culturally diverse city and its fascinating history. Lunch today will be at own expense as you have a free afternoon to explore Darwin at your leisure. Tonight we venture to Stokes Hill Wharf for a delicious Steak & Seafood Buffet Dinner overlooking the spectacular Darwin harbour at the Jetty Restaurant.

Hotel: Mantra Pandanas Darwin, DARWIN NT [4.5 star rated]

 

Day 3 – Thursday 25 August 2022

(Meals: BLD)

Today we explore the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. We depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway stopping at Humpty Doo to see the Big Boxing Croc. Then visit the Bowali Visitor & Interpretive Centre which tells visitors about the landscapes and wildlife of Kakadu. After a picnic lunch, we witness the world class Ubirr Rock Art Site with indigenous paintings up to 20,000 years old. This afternoon the Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises takes us on a discovery tour through the rich wildlife, dramatic scenery and ever-changing landscape of the world-famous Yellow Water Billabong. See an abundance of wildlife including many varieties of birds as well as crocodiles and buffalo. About one third of Australia’s bird species are represented in Kakadu National Park, with at least 60 species found in the wetlands. We then settle in to our Kakadu accommodation for the night.

Hotel: Cooinda Lodge Kakadu, JABIRU NT [3.5 star rated]

 

Day 4 – Friday 26 August 2022

(Meals: BLD)

This morning we depart Kakadu and pause in the old gold mining town of Pine Creek then on to Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park where we can take a refreshing dip in the clear water. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Nitmiluk Visitors Centre followed by an incredible journey through Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) on the NitNit Dreaming Two Gorge cruise. Discover the cultural significance of two gorges to the traditional land owners the Jawoyn people along with spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Hotel: Knotts Crossing Resort, KATHERINE NT [3.5 star rated]

 

Day 5 – Saturday 27 August 2022

(Meals: BLD)

An early start today as we journey from Katherine and cross the border from the Northern Territory in to Western Australia, winding our clocks back 1.5 hours. Enjoy a fish & chip buffet lunch whilst admiring the spectacular views across Lake Argyle known as the Jewel of the Kimberley. This afternoon we join Triple J Tours for an impressive cruise on the age-old Ord River. Sit back and relax as we journey on one of Australia’s longest daily river cruises, traversing the 55km stretch of river from the Ord Top Dam at Lake Argyle to Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort, KUNUNURRA WA [4 star rated]

 

Day 6 – Sunday 28 August 2022

(Meals: BD)

This morning you may like to take an optional (at own expense) scenic flight over the Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle and the Argyle Diamond Mine. Our driver will take us on a tour around Kununurra to see the local highlights. Then enjoy some free time in town with lunch at own expense. This afternoon we travel to Wyndham to see the Five Rivers Lookout before arriving at El Questro’s Emma Gorge Resort where we spend the next 2 nights in comfortable tented cabins. Immersed in the picturesque landscape of the Cockburn Ranges, the safari style tented cabins are equipped with modern ensuites and electricity so you can experience the great outdoors in complete comfort.

Hotel: El Questro’s Emma Gorge Resort (Tented Cabin), DURAK WA [3 star rated]

 

Day 7 – Monday 29 August 2022

(Meals: BLD)

Nestled in the heart of the Kimberley, El Questro is a unique place that offers 700,000 acres of vast and stunningly beautiful terrain. Today we explore some of El Questro’s finest including a visit to Zebedee Thermal Springs for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy a ’Beef or Barra’ lunch and a relaxing Chamberlain Gorge Cruise.

Hotel: El Questro’s Emma Gorge Resort (Tented Cabin), DURAK WA [3 star rated]

 

Day 8 – Tuesday 30 August 2022

(Meals: BLD)

Today we travel to Halls Creek with picnic lunch along the way. We stop at Old Halls Creek to see remnants of the original gold mining community site and see the China Wall, a natural white stone wall which looks like a miniature ‘Great Wall of China’.

Hotel: Halls Creek Motel, HALLS CREEK WA [3 star rated]

 

Day 9 – Wednesday 31 August 2022

(Meals: BLD)

Today we travel from Halls Creek along the Great Northern Highway through the Mueller Rangers to Fitzroy Crossing, the Gateway to Geikie Gorge. After lunch we take a spectacular 1 hour Danggu Geikie Gorge Cruise. The Gorge was carved by the Fitzroy River through part of an ancient limestone barrier reef which snakes across the west Kimberley. See fascinating geology with soaring weathered cliffs and abundant wildlife.

Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge, FITZROY CROSSING WA [3.5 star rated]

 

Day 10 – Thursday 1 September 2022

(Meals: BLD)

From Fitzroy Crossing we travel to the town of Derby. Located on the tidal mud flats on the edge of the King Sound, Derby has the highest tidal range of any port in Australia. Enjoy a picnic lunch and see the famous Boab Prison Tree. This afternoon we arrive in the beautiful coastal town of Broome where the red dirt meets the white sands and turquoise ocean. Settle in and enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

Hotel: Oaks Broome Hotel, BROOME WA [4.5 star rated]

 

Day 11 – Friday 2 September 2022

(Meals: BD)

Today you have a FREE DAY in Broome. Information on some optional tours that you may like to pre-book will be sent prior to the tour departure. Some optional (at own expense) activities include Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour, Horizontal Falls, Dinosaur Footprints, Cable Beach Camel Ride to name a few. You may like to spend the day shopping or perhaps laze the day away at the hotel – the choice is yours! This evening depending on the weather, our Coach Captain will transfer us to Broome’s famous Cable Beach to witness the spectacular sunset before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Hotel: Oaks Broome Hotel, BROOME WA [4.5 star rated]

 

Day 12 – Saturday 3 September 2022

(Meals: B)

After breakfast this morning, we check out of the hotel and head to Willie Creek’s Pearl Luggers for a fascinating guided tour. Be captivated by 150 years of history as you see, touch and hold some of their most valuable and rare pearling, diving and mother of pearl artifacts. We also enjoy a tantalising taste of the subtle flavoured pearl meat. This rare and expensive delicacy currently retails in Broome for $120 per kilo. Then it’s time to farewell our incredible Coach Captain as we are transferred to Broome Airport for our direct flight arriving back in Sydney at 6:10pm.*

 

* Flight details are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to tour departure. Complementary food and beverages may be served on the flights in accordance with each airline. Additional items can also be purchased during the flight.

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Economy Class seat flying with Qantas from Sydney to Darwin
  • Economy Class seat flying with Qantas from Broome to Sydney
  • Quality Accommodation as stated
  • Coach Travel and Transfers with experienced Local Coach Captain
  • Meals as stated: B = Full Breakfast (11), L = Lunch (7), D = Dinner (11)
  • All Tours and Attractions as per this itinerary
  • Escorted from Sydney Airport by experienced KTG Tours Hostess

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary has been put together to take in the best of the region and its attractions. Details are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed due to availability and other circumstances. Any exclusions from the standard itinerary are stated in the brochure. The tour price is based on per person twin share. Single supplement for this tour is $1405. Tour price does not include Travel Insurance [Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all travellers]; personal expenses for drinks, laundry and personal requirements; optional extra touring; meals other than specified; tips or gratuities. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.