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The Broome to Darwin 2WD Highlights, Self-Drive Package

10 Day Broome to Darwin Self-Drive Tour

The Broome to Darwin 2WD Highlights travels on sealed road the complete itinerary. It will take you to some of Northern Australia’s most iconic natural attractions including Geikie Gorge, Lake Argyle, Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Yellow Water and Kakadu National Park. Less dust than the Gibb River Road but just as much fun!

Day 1 – Broome to Fitzroy Crossing

Depart early and travel to Fitzroy Crossing (400kms), possibly taking a slight detour to visit the Prison Boab Tree near Derby.  Stop at Geikie Gorge National Park just outside Fitzroy Crossing and take a 1 or 2 hour cruise on Geikie Gorge or walk one of the many trails.

Overnight: Fitzroy River Lodge– Motel Room

Day 2 – Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek

If you didn’t arrive in time yesterday for a Geikie Gorge cruise don’t miss out on doing one this morning. Take your time & drive the 300kms to Halls Creek with a stop at Mimbi Caves, a 400 million year old Devonian reef system. It will also be worth a visit to China Wall, a natural white stone wall which looks just like a miniature ‘Great Wall of China’. It is located just outside of the town of Halls Creek.

Overnight: Kimberley Hotel– Standard Room

Day 3 – Halls Creek to Kununurra

Travel to Kununurra today, home to Lake Argyle, the Ord River, Kelly’s Knob and Elephant Rock.  The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the town of Kununurra. Take a walk to Kelly’s Knob Lookout late in the afternoon for a great view of the town and valley at sunset.

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – Studio

Day 4 – Kununurra

A couple of ideas to consider are a full day Bungle Bungle tour including scenic flight down to the Bungle Bungles, a ground tour including a 3km walk into Cathedral Gorge and a return scenic flight over the ancient Ragged Ranges and the Argyle Diamond Mine.  Another option is a guided tour with a beautiful cruise down the Ord River. The tour includes a visit to Lake Argyle and the historic Argyle Homestead Museum. Then return via a 55km boat cruise along the mighty Ord River to Kununurra.

Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – Studio

Day 5 – Kununurra to Lake Argyle

Head to Lake Argyle this morning and admire the amazing marine environment created by the damming of the Ord River.  Join a Sunset cruise this afternoon and learn about the natural history and development of Lake Argyle and the Ord River Irrigation System.  As the sun begins to set you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the Lake and marvel at the spectacular scenery.

Overnight: Lake Argyle Resort – Standard Studio

Day 6 – Lake Argyle to Katherine

Leave the East Kimberley and travel into the Northern Territory. Today travel to Katherine, renowned for Nitmiluk Gorge and National Park. It is over 6 hours driving today so an early lunch at Timber Creek should help to break the journey.

Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets– One Bedroom Chalet

Day 7 – Katherine

You are staying just a 600 metre walk to the departure point for boat cruises and canoes at Nitmiluk Gorge. Take in the diversity of the landscapes and habitats with one of the cruises on offer or maybe a canoeing adventure, a visual treat for any nature lover. A sunset cruise with delicious Australian cuisine can be enjoyed, whilst taking in the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, with its cliff face changing colour as the sun sets.

Overnight: Nitmiluk Chalets – One Bedroom Chalet

Day 8 – Katherine to Kakadu

Leave Katherine this morning for an easy 250km journey to Kakadu. Staying at Kakadu Lodge Cooinda allows you to take a sunset cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong. At least 60 bird species including Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese are found in the wetlands. There are also plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, and buffalo on the floodplains.

Overnight: Cooinda Lodge Kakadu – Standard Room

Day 9 – Kakadu

Today you are free to enjoy the sites of Kakadu. For those interested in Kakadu’s fascinating history maybe the Footprints of Kakadu Tour. Your guide takes you through the southern end of Kakadu National Park. The tour includes a visit to the world famous Gunlom Falls and the stunning Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool. There is a tour which includes Jim Jim and Twin Falls but note this tour is only suitable for people with a high level of fitness.

Overnight: Cooinda Lodge Kakadu – Standard Room

Day 10 – Kakadu to Darwin

Depart Cooinda Lodge Kakadu visiting the galleries of rock art at Nourlangie Rock, one of the most significant Aboriginal art sites in Kakadu National Park. And if time permits, Ubirr to see superbly preserved Aboriginal rock art. Your journey finishes in Darwin today with time to reflect on the memories collected.

Rates

Rate per person twin share based on 9 night package

1 to 30 Apr 18
Twin Share$1,607
1 to 31 May 18
Twin Share$1,641
1 Jun to 30 Sep 18
Twin Share$1,870
Inclusions: 4 door mid-size vehicle with unlimited kms. Rate is PLS inclusive & hire based on 24 hour periods. Twin share accommodation.
Notes: One way vehicle hire drop fee of $770 applies (13 days or less). National Park Permits not included.