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Arnhem Land, Kununurra & Bungle Bungle Extension

Experience Dramatic Landscapes & Explore Aboriginal Culture in Two World Heritage Sites

Saturday, April 18 – Monday, April 27
, 2015
Saturday, April 16 – Monday, April 25, 2016

Days 1-2
Depart USA
Board your independent flight to Australia and cross the International Date Line.

Day 3
Brisbane, Australia / Darwin
Arrive in Brisbane and connect with your flight to Darwin—a land of paperbarks, gum trees, wallabies, and crocodiles. Gather at the Hilton Darwin this evening for a welcome dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Darwin / Arnhem Land
This morning board your flight to Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge, nestled against the dramatic Arnhem Land Escarpment, your home for three nights. Spend the afternoon exploring this landscape of rugged ranges fringed by billabongs, flood plains, paper bark swamps, and monsoonal rain forests. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Days 5-6
Arnhem Land
Depart early this morning for our flight to Darwin and connect with our short flight for Kununurra. After lunch at a local restaurant continue to Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park located on the outskirts of town. This park features 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs and is home to a large variety of birds, reptiles, wallabies, bats, dingoes, and echidnas. Check in to the Kununurra Country Club for dinner and overnight.

Day 7
Arnhem Land / Darwin / Kununurra
Depart early this morning for our flight to Darwin and connect with our short flight to Kununurra. After lunch at a local restaurant continue to Mirima (Hidden Valley) National Park located on the outskirts of town. This park features 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs and is home to a large variety of birds, reptiles, wallabies, bats, dingoes, and echidnas. Check in to the Kununurra Country Club for dinner and overnight.

Day 8
Kununurra
This morning drive to the Ord River for a cruise through isolated wilderness to view freshwater crocodiles, flying foxes, prolific birdlife, and spectacular scenery. In the afternoon visit the Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve. An important breeding ground for waterbirds, large numbers of egrets, spoonbills, herons, ibises, magpie geese, and stilts can be found here. This evening return to the Kununurra Country Club for dinner and overnight.

Day 9
Kununurra / Fitzroy
Early this morning transfer to the Kununurra airport to board planes for a scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle (Purnulu National Park), Ord River, Lake Argyle, and Carr Boyd Ranges. All seats are roomy and have windows for ultimate viewing and photography. Bungle Bungle is a 3,000-square-kilometer park which is one of Australia’s greatest natural wonders. An area of awe-inspiring beauty, the Bungle Bungle is characterized by its beehive-shaped, sandstone domes featuring spectacular horizontal orange and gray bands. Although these strange domes have always been known locally, they only came to the attention of the general public in 1983, and the area was declared a national park in 1987. After lunch in the historic town of Halls Creek, continue on to Geikie Gorge National Park. The Gorge, carved out by the passage of the Fitzroy River, is approximately nine miles long with walls up to 100 feet high. Cruise by boat through the breathtaking scenery and past mystical Aboriginal sites with local cultural guides. Check in to the Fitzroy River Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 10
Fitzroy / Broome / Embark Oceanic Discoverer
This morning depart for Broome, making stops at points of interest along the way. Arrive in Broome in time for lunch. Join the main group and board the Oceanic Discoverer this afternoon.

2015 Prices: $6,280- double occupancy
                       $8,160- single occupancy

2016 Prices: TBD

Please contact an Adventure Specialist for more information.

Trip Highlights

  • Learn about Aboriginal culture, witness ancient rock art and meet local people in Kakadu National Park, which is owned and shared by its indigenous residents
  • Kakadu's vast woodlands, streams and marshes are home to a vibrant collection of birds and wildlife, which we encounter up close by boat and on foot
  • Take a flightseeing trip over the Bungle Bungles for a bird's eye view of this mystical landscape, one of the world's most fascinating geological sites
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