Discover Mitchell Falls and Kimberley Coast (5 days, 4 nights)
From a unique collaboration between Kingfisher Tours, APT Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, and the Kimberley Coastal Camp, …. an extraordinary opportunity is born.
The ultimate Kimberley experience, combining exhilerating scenic flights, private ground tours, pristine wilderness and archaeological heritage, coastal cruising and fishing, accommodation and gourmet meals.
Departing Kununurra at 0700 we track westward to El Questro, the awesome Cockburn Ranges, Home Valley Station, then on to the majestic Mitchell River Falls for a close orbit and then landing at the bauxite rich Plateau airfield.
You are welcomed by your Kimberley Wilderness Adventure guide and checked in to the nearby Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge before departing on your private guided tour to the Mitchell Falls (by luxury 4WD and escorted Hike). Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Falls before being collected by helicopter for a scenic return to base.
Day 1 concludes with a swimming billabong or short walk, a gourmet dinner, campfire and new friends, and luxury tent accommodation at the exclusive KWA Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge.
Day 2 / 3 / 4 You are collected from The Lodge for the 4WD journey to Walsh Point and boat ride to the Kimberley Coastal Camp.
There is no place like the Kimberley Coastal Camp, and there is no other place further from where you have come.
Your time at the camp is yours to plan at your leisure. The atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious, with no pre-set itineraries. You set your own pace with the always helpful guidance of your hosts, Tub and Julie.
Spend your time mud crabbing, fishing for Barramundi or any of dozens of other species in the pristine azure waters. Or simply explore on foot or by boat an ancient land and experience the local wildlife, bush tucker, and medicines first hand.
Discover remarkable Wandjina and Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art which has been part of this landscape and the lives of its traditional owners for thousands of years.
Or you may prefer to leisurely cruise and picnic on boab tree fringed deserted islands, or just relax on a day bed with a cold drink under a cloudless Kimberley sky. The choices are entirely yours.
Passionate, interested, knowledgeable guides and hosts will ensure your stay at Kimberley Coastal Camp is a memorable one.
Day 5 You return by Boat and 4WD to the Mitchell Plateau airfield.
Departing Mitchell Plateau at 0830 we track for Port Warrender, and the Pearl farms of Vansittart Bay, followed by the historic WWII Truscott airbase and Boome-Napier Bay where we land at the remote aboriginal community of Kalumburu.
At Kalumburu we transfer to the shaded lawns of the old Mission for a sumptuous morning brunch and tour of its fascinating museum. Community members are often on hand and pleased to recount the stories of this vibrant and very remote settlement. Before departing Kalumburu we pay a visit to the community art centre and the WWII aircraft graveyard where the remains of many old aircraft can be studied.
From Kalumburu we track to the mouth of the Drysdale River then on to Faraway Bay and the nearby King George Falls. Our tour continues along the Timor Sea Coast with its pristine beaches, rocky headlands and islands, and remnant rainforests. We overfly the exclusive Berkeley River Lodge then onwards to the Cambridge Gulf and Ord River delta and wetlands.
Our tour concludes along the lower Ord River and irrigated farmlands of Kununurra.
The tour may include other enroute landings for guest pick-up or drop-off (at ELQ, Mitchell Plateau, Faraway Bay and Berkeley River Lodge)
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FLY / 4WD / HIKE / CRUISE / STAY / EXPLORE 5 days / 4 nights $6,180pp (min 2) Available 15 May 2017 to 09 Sept 2017