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23 JUNE – 9 JULY 2018

Travel in comfort across the unforgettable landscapes of the Kimberley, Kununurra, Katherine and Kakadu. Deep rugged gorges, tumbling waterfalls, ancient rock art: you’ll see it all with expert guide Angus Stewart.
Saturday 23 June 2018
Sydney – Broome (D)

Meet your Tour Leader Angus Stewart at Sydney Airport and fly direct to Broome. You will be met and transferred by motor coach to your iconic hotel located on Cable Beach. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to relax and become accustomed to your exciting new surroundings. Broome is the pearling capital of Australia, ideally situated on the north west coast, the Western gateway to the Kimberley region. Welcome dinner is included this evening.

Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Sunday 24 June 2018
Broome (B/L)

A morning tour learn the history of Broome. Travel out to Gantheaume Point; when the tide is low you can see the foot-prints of a dinosaur, made 120 million years ago. Learn how the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea cultured pearl is produced from the seeding of an oyster to the harvesting and grading of a pearl.

Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Monday 25 June 2018
Broome (B)

This day is free for you to enjoy the resort, the beach and Broome itself.
Relax and unwind on the soft clean sands of Cable Beach, swim in clear turquoise waters.
Opportunity for an optional flight to Cape Leveque and the Buccaneer Archipelago.

Accommodation: Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome

Tuesday 26 June 2018
Broome – Fitzroy Crossing (B/L/D)

Travel across Dampier Peninsula to Derby then head into the remote and rugged Kimberley with wide horizons and ancient gorges. Discover the iconic flora of this region, the huge boab trees, the River Red gums, the Coolibah and the Leichhardt Pine. Picnic lunch today.
A leisurely boat cruise this afternoon through the majestic Geikie Gorge will give you an insight into the wildlife, geological history and the wealth of Aboriginal culture. Settle into Fitzroy Crossing Lodge for the next two nights.

Accommodation:Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy River

Wednesday 27 June 2018
Windjana Gorge (B/L/D)

Highlights of the Kimberly today at Tunnel Creek & Windjana Gorge.
Walk through ancient limestone caves at Tunnel Creek , part of the ancient Devonian reef system. This network of tunnels runs for half a mile beneath the Napier Range. Take a refreshing swim in a waterhole. This limestone tunnel has many stories to tell including that of Jandamara the aboriginal warrior. Stop at the Boab prison tree, over 1,500 years old. Picnic lunch at tranquil desert oasios, Windjana Gorge. Soaring weathered cliffs rise 90 metres, cut by the Lennard River and named after a creation of the Unggumi people’s Dreamtime. We will walk through this gorge that is part of a 350 million year old fossilised coral reef. This classic in world geology is home to abundant birds, crocodiles, rare plants and fossils.

Accommodation:Fitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy River

Thursday 28 June 2018
Fitzroy Crossing – Purnululu (B/L/D)

Travel across the Kimberley today to World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungles.
Accommodation for the next two nights at Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge in comfortable tented cabins with ensuite.

Accommodation: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (with comfortable tented cabins and ensuite)

Friday 29 June 2018
Purnululu National Park (B/L/D)

Beehive Bungle Bungles today, another highlight of the Kimberley. The extraordinary ‘beehive’ Bungle Bungle range was “discovered” by a film team in 1983. Purnululu National Park was established in 1987 and skyrocketed to world fame.
Keep your camera ready but you will soon learn that the beauty of the Bungles is not easily captured in photos. Standard lenses are not wide enough to truly reproduce the magnificent views. We’ll get close enough to walk between the domes.
The most famous of the Bungle walks is Cathedral Gorge a huge natural amphitheatre, a great spot for our picnic lunch.

Accommodation: Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge (with comfortable tented cabins and ensuite)

Saturday 30 June 2018
Purnululu – Emma Gorge (B/L/D)

Frontier territory today at El Questro ‘million acre’ Wilderness Park. We pass the Carr Boyd Range with Mulla Mulla and Needle Leaf Grevillea in flower. As we enter the Gibb River Road to El Questro, the spectacular fiery red Cockburn Ranges rise up on the horizon. Walk to Emma Gorge renowned for its waterfalls, colourful cliffs, butterfly filled trees, Livistona palms and the Blue Pool tranquil water. Bring your swimmers today! Check into Emma Gorge Resort with safari style tented cabins.
Dinner in the restaurant overlooking the magnificent Cockburn Range.

Accommodation: Stay in comfortable tented cabins at Emma Gorge resort with dinner in their restaurant overlooking the magnificent Cockburn Range.

Sunday 1 July 2018
El Questro (B/L/D)

A day to explore El Questro’s huge one million acre wilderness. Morning tea stop is the lush green wilderness of Zebedee Springs and a swim.
Afternoon cruise on the Chamberlain River through its gorge with soaring cliffs and diverse flora and fauna.

Accommodation: Stay in comfortable tented cabins at Emma Gorge resort with dinner in their restaurant overlooking the magnificent Cockburn Range.

DAY 10
Monday 2 July 2018
Emma Gorge – Kununnura (B)

It’s a panorama of five rivers at Wyndam, where the King, Pentecost, Durack, Forrest and Ord Rivers flow into the vast Cambridge Gulf. Now we understand the meaning of Kununurra ‘big waters’. Abundant flora with Kimberley heath and giant boabs. From the Bastion we can see out to Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and the Timor Sea. This region has been home to the Gadgeron and Mirriwin tribes for 30,000 years. The modern town of Kununurra was established in 1960. Spend the next two nights in Kununnura Country Club Resort.

Accommodation: Kununnura Country Club Resort

DAY 11
Tuesday 3 July 2018
Kununnura (B/L/D)

Free morning to rest and enjoy the ancient spirit of your surroundings in the Kimberley. You may like to visit the Zebra Rock Gallery or Hoochery Distillery with its award winning rum. This afternoon travel to Lake Argyle to visit the Durack Homestead, built in 1895 and moved to it’s present location in th 1970’s due to construction of the Argyle Dam. Finish this day with a magical sunset cruise on Lake Argyle.

Accommodation: Kununnura Country Club Resort

DAY 12
Wednesday 4 July 2018
Kununnura – Katherine (B/L/D)

Heading east this morning we cross into the Northern Territory to Timber Creek and cross the Victoria River to Gregory National Park. This is one of Australia’s ‘big’ parks with massive mesas of the Pinkerton Range. Native hibiscus and Kimberley Bauhinia should be flowering. Spend this night in Katherine town centre at Beagle Motor Inn.

Accommodation: Beagle Motor Inn, Katherine

DAY 13
Thursday 5 July 2018
Katherine – Kakadu (B/L/D)

Morning cruise down the Katherine River, through impressive gorges with massive stone cliffs etched by time and wind. Hear the stories of Nitmiluk, home to the Jawoyn people. Late afternoon we’ll arrive in Kakadu National Park and settle into Cooinda Lodge for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu

DAY 14
Friday 6 July 2018
Kakadu National Park(B/L/D)

The highlights of Kakadu National Park; morning cruise on Yellow Waters to see water birds, lotus and fresh-water crocodiles.
Breathtaking galleries of Aboriginal art/rock painting this afternoon at Ubirr Rock and Nourlangie Rock, thought to be the oldest in the world, more than 20,000 years!
Drawings of ancient barramundi in X-ray style, headless stick figures with a boomerang and 3,000 year old Tasmanian tiger painting!

Accommodation: Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu

DAY 15
Saturday 7 July 2018
Kakadu – Darwin (B/L)

Discover Litchfield National Park, virtually unknown until 1985. This park encloses the Tabletop Range sandstone plateau with four dramatic, waterfalls: Florence, Tolmer, Wangi and Sandy Creek Falls descending the escarpments. Cathedral and magnetic termite mounds dot the grasslands. Bring your swimmers and enjoy the crystal waters of the various pools. Arrive in Darwin and settle into Hilton Hotel for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Hilton Hotel, Darwin

DAY 16
Sunday 8 July 2018
Darwin (B/D)

Today is free for us to explore Darwin. Meet up this evening for our Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: Hilton Hotel, Darwin

DAY 17
Monday 9 July 2018
Darwin – Home (B)

Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.


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Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
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Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.
Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

  • Return group airfare Sydney to Broome and Darwin to Sydney
  • Air-conditioned 4WD motorcoach throughout tour
  • Deluxe accommodation for 16 nights with breakfast daily
  • Breakfast daily, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Broome tour, Willie Creek Perarl Farm, Geike Gorge Cruise, Tunnel Creek, Windjana Gorge, Purnululu NP, El Questro Wilderness Park, Chamberlain Gorge Cruise, Nitmiluk Cruise, Yellow Water Cruise, Kakadu NP, Litchfield NP
  • Fully escorted by Angus Stewart

Twin Share per person $10,595 including airfare
Twin Share per person $9,495 land only
Single Supplement $2,295

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Airfare price is based on departure from Sydney

A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in all conditions and over terrain with uneven and possibly slippery surfaces. All walks are undertaken at a pace for your comfort and safety.

Sturdy walking shoes are an absolute must on this tour.


Early Bird discount $150 (Book and pay before 23/02/2018)
Previous Traveller Discount $50
Garden Clinic Member discount $50

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