2022 Kimberley Agriculture

Agricultural tour 2022 Agricultural Tour

4 Wheel Drive Coach and Cruise Adventure

Featuring 9 Day Luxury 4 Wheel Drive Coach Adventure from Kununurra to Broome and Luxury 8 Day Kimberley Coast Cruise onboard the Kimberley Quest this tour will show you the incredible north-western wilderness. Visit iconic places such as El Questro Station, Emma Gorge, Cable Beach, Bungle Bungles and The Purnulu National Park.

The 8 Day Southern Quest cruise takes in many icons of the Kimberley. This area is prolific with islands, whirlpools, inlets, and pockets of rainforest home to many species of birds. A land of extraordinary contrast and colour, rich in history, ancient rock art and breathtaking scenery. 

From $20,965

Per person twin share

Departs: 25 July 2022

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Highlights

  • Kununurra. gateway to the Kimberley
  • Bungle Bungles and Wilderness Lodge
  • Purnulu National Park
  • El Questro Station
  • Emma Gorge
  • Tunnel Creek torch walk
  • Cable Beach Club Resort
  • Broome to Hunter River Cruise

Inclusions

  • 15 nights  accommodation/Cruising
  • All touring ,Cruising and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees, transit passes and visitor permits
  • Fully escorted by Jeromy Nolan

Daily itinerary

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    Arrive Kununurra

    On arrival we will be met and transferred to the hotel, later in the evening we enjoy a welcome Dinner as you watch the mesmerising sunset while cruising on the tranquil Lake Kununurra.

    Kununurra Country Club Resort

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    Kununurra

    Welcome to Kinnara the gateway to the eastern Kimberley and the home of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, which is one of Australia’s greatest engineering feats. Today we are joined by a local farmer for a full day Agriculture tour of the Ord River Scheme looking at different types of Agriculture such as Cotton, Maize, Sandalwood, Hemp Vegetables and Fruit. After visiting local farms, we then travel to the majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere, we met with a representative from Ord River Irrigation to discuss the history of the Scheme and Lake Argyle. To finish the day, we enjoy a late afternoon wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From our modern shaded Vessels, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River.

    Tonight, we enjoy Dinner at the Kununurra Country Club

    Kununurra Country Club Resort

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    Kununurra -Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. (Via Echidna Chasm)

    This morning we depart Kununurra onboard our luxury 4 wheel drive Coach, our fist visits are to  Carlton Hill Station, a CPC Station which carries around 50,000 head of Cattle .We then  travel through the glorious rugged red landscapes along the  Spring Creek Track to the Bungle Bungles and Echidna Chasm, a spectacular natural cleft in the rock, where we enjoy a hike . As we enter the World Heritage Listed Purnulu National Park we make our way to the exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness lodge in the heart of this stunning national Park, time to settle into the tranquil ambience of the lodge.

    Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

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    Purnululu National Park

    Today, explore the magic of Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are outstanding.

    You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the Range (own expense). End the day enjoying a drink as the sun sets over the striking dome formations of the iconic Bungle Bungles.

    Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

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    El Questro Station

    We continue on our 4 Wheel drive coach from the Bungle Bungles to El Questro Station, which covers a staggering 700,000 acres, we then travel to Emma Gorge Resort. This afternoon relax and soak in the delectable hot pools of Zebedee Springs and leave feeling revitalised.

    Emma Gorge Resort

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    Emma Gorge - Bell Gorge

    After breakfast we travel the Gibb River Road to Gibb and visit,Mt Elizabeth Station which has a long history and is one of the oldest working cattle stations in the Kimberley. First established in 1945, Mt Elizabeth is rich in history with the Lacy family playing a major role in placing the station on the Kimberley map.

    The station is situated roughly halfway between Kununurra and Derby, on the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The size of the property is approximately 500,000 acres and encompasses rivers, gorges, waterfalls, sacred aboriginal sites including rock art, wildlife corridors, 6,000+ head of cattle and a huge variety of native flora and fauna.

    Emma Gorge Resort

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    Bell Gorge

    Sitting Approximately 300 metres above sea level, Bell Gorge is an idyllic place for swimming, photography and enjoying the classic Kimberley scenery. The range has recently been renamed The Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges, today relax and enjoy the bird watching, hiking or swimming in the lower pool of the gorge below the cascading waterfall.

    Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge, your home for the next two nights. Situated in an enviable position it offers stunning views of the King Leopold Range.

    Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

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    Bell Gorge - Broome

    Today is truly spectacular, we depart by coach travelling to Dimalurru Tunnel Creek National Park and explore Tunnel Creek, with torch in hand, wade through the cool waters that fill the Tunnel, emerging on the other side to the sight of a tranquil and stunning oasis. We then continue along Tunnel Creek road to Bandiana Winjana Gorge National Park, visit the Magnificent Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above the glistening white sands. Admire ancient marine fossils embedded in the gorge walls and scour the banks for fresh Water Crocodiles. Then onto the Port Town of Derby where we tour the Port Facilities and the famous Boab Tree, believed to be 1,500yrs old and measuring 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they walked to Derby. Today the Hollow tree is a registered Indigenous site of great cultural significance. En route to Broome we visit a Mango Plantation before arriving at our accommodation.

    Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

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    Broome – Cape LeVeque

    Your Southern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Buccaneer Archipelago, Dugon Bay, Talbot Bay

    This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

    Early morning, we take you fishing in Collier Bay, your first chance to catch a Barramundi. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Enjoy an afternoon cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Doubtful Bay, Sale River, Raft Point

    This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

    Relax on board as we cruise past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s.In the afternoon take a tender excursion for a spot of exploration. Have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters, before unwinding on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Prince Regent River, King Cascade, Cathedral Falls

    Early morning, we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at King Cascade, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal-clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Prince Regent River, Camp Creek, Careening Bay

    Wake early morning for your last chance to catch a Barra in the rich waters of the Prince Regent River. Visit Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for another memorable swim. In the afternoon we cruise out of the Prince Regent River and visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King. Relax on board to another spectacular sunset as the sun sinks below the Kimberley horizon, while we cross Prince Frederick Harbour towards the Hunter River.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Hunter River

    In the morning we explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the most scenic rivers for a relaxing ride in the tenders as we spot ancient rock art, crocodiles and flying foxes, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip, you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley. Return to Broome by sunset where our team will transfer you to your accommodation or airport.

    Whilst on the cruise we will look at various aspects of Agriculture in this remote area, such as a visit to Sheep Island where Agriculture was experimented in the harsh environment.

    Kimberley Quest II

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    Tour Ends Broome

    After arrival back at Broome you may extend your stay to explore Broome, please contact Jeromy Nolan Travel if you require additional accommodation.

    This is only a suggested itinerary. The remote Kimberley region experiences large tidal movements which can affect our itinerary. We may need to vary this from time to time, however, no matter the tides, we always visit the spectacular icons of this region. There will be plenty of land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places, and opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table.

From $20,965

Per person twin share

Departs: 25 July 2022

Book now

The fine print

Deposit

Deposit - $6,000 per/person

Due to the large demand and limited availability in the Kimberlys, a Non-Refundable Deposit will be required to confirm bookings.

 

Full Payment

Due 9th April 2022

Additional Costs

Items of personal nature

Travel Insurance

Visa Fees

Insurance

Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

 

Flights

Flights are not included in the tour costing as there are many options for passengers, for any assistance with flight bookings or help in using your frequent flyer points etc please call Jeromy.

 

 

Covid

This tour has been designed to keep passengers to a maximum number of 18 people as your 5 Star 4-wheel drive coach only holds 22 seats and the beautiful Kimberley Quest only has 9 cabins. All touring partners have 5-star covid policies in place to ensure safety for all participants.

Please note

Please note that the cruise is the most expensive for single supplement so if you are happy to share will another solo traveller on the cruise please let Jeromy know so that he may assist.

This is only a suggested itinerary. The remote Kimberley region experiences large tidal movements which can affect our itinerary. We may need to vary this from time to time, however, no matter the tides, we always visit the spectacular icons of this region. There will be plenty of land and sightseeing excursions to many untouched places, and opportunities to catch fresh fish for the table.