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Comfort, luxury and adventure in one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth.

From your base in Kununurra, scenic flights, short cruises, four wheel drive tours and luxury wilderness lodges make even the remotest natural treasures of the Kimberley easy to access in comfort – and all within just seven days.

 

Highlights:

 
Lake Argyle Lake Argyle
   

Day 1:

Morning: Perth to Kununurra

Direct flights to the East Kimberley hub of Kununurra are available from Perth and take approximately three hours. If you’re travelling from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, you can also opt to fly direct to Broome and join a short connecting flight to Kununurra.


Afternoon: Kununurra to Lake Argyle

Take a sunset cruise on Lake Argyle – the largest man-made lake in the southern hemisphere – and discover how the area earned its Indigenous name, meaning ‘big water’. 



Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park
  

Day 2:

Morning: Kununurra to Purnululu National Park

Some of the most stunning landscapes of the East Kimberley wilderness are best viewed from a light aircraft or door-less helicopter, including one of the most curious ranges on Earth – the Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park.

Along the way, you’ll also get an eagle’s eye view of Lake Argyle and the Argyle diamond mine – the world's largest diamond producer, famous for its exquisite pink diamonds.


Afternoon: Purnurlulu National Park to Kununurra

Some tours offer the opportunity to view the 350-million-year-old natural wonders of Purnululu on foot, including a walk through the cavernous Cathedral Gorge, before returning to Kununurra.



Lake Argyle Lake Argyle

Day 3:

Morning: Kununurra to Ord River

Return to the waterways of Kununurra for a wildlife cruise through the diverse and wildlife-rich ecosystems of the Ord River, Lake Argyle and its numerous islands. Keep an eye open for freshwater crocodiles, rock wallabies and some of the 240 species of birds that call this unique habitat home.


Afternoon: Ord River to Kununurra

Many tour companies will take you out on the water for the whole day, with lunch provided. If you’re on a half day tour, take some time to explore the Argyle Homestead Museum for a glimpse of what life was like for pioneer pastoralists, the Durack family.



Zebedee Springs, El Questro Wilderness Park Zebedee Springs, El Questro Wilderness Park

Day 4:

Morning: Kununurra to El Questro

Make the 95-kilometre drive, or get a transfer from Kununurra by flight or 4WD to El Questro Wilderness Park. Set on one million acres, some areas of the park still remain unexplored, but you can see some of its greatest treasures in a day.

Afternoon: Kununurra to El Questro

Join local guides on a hike through Emma Gorge. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the thermal pools at Zebedee Springs and finish the day with a sunset cruise to Chamberlain Gorge.



Mitchell Falls Mitchell Falls

Day 5:

Morning: El Questro to Mitchell Falls

Take to the air for a spectacular scenic flight over Mitchell Falls before landing to get a closer look at this untouched wilderness on the bushwalking trail.

Afternoon: Mitchell Falls to the Kimberley Coast and El Questro

From here, you’ll head for the Kimberley wilderness coast, taking in the iconic twin waterfalls of King George Falls, Berkley River Gorge and the striking Cockburn Range before returning to El Questro.

Evening: El Questro

Finish the day in style with dinner overlooking the plunging gorge beside El Questro Homestead, or share your stories over drinks around the campfire.


 
El Questro Homestead El Questro Homestead

DAY 6:

Morning: El Questro

Spend your last morning at El Questro indulging one of your passions. Join a fishing tour and try your luck at chasing the elusive barramundi. Join an early morning horse trek or bird watching tour. Or take a history and cultural tour of the homestead.


Afternoon: El Questro to Kununurra

Return to Kununurra by air or 4WD.


DAY 7:

Morning: Kununurra to Perth

If you have time before your return flight, take some time to browse Kununurra’s Indigenous art galleries, jewellers and sandalwood crafts, and enjoy lunch at a café, pub or the local distillery.



Important Travel Information

Be Sun Smart. Always apply sunscreen (at least +15 SPF), wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and carry plenty of drinking water. 

If you’re getting a scheduled transfer by road from El Questro to Kununurra, this may restrict your time for tours at El Questro.


Trip Details

START: Duration: REGION(S):
Perth 7 days The North West

Distances:

Kununurra Airport to Kununurra

4 km (one way)

Kununurra to Lake Argyle

13 km (one way)

Kununurra to Purnululu

252 km (one way)

Kununurra to El Questro

95 km (one way)

Total Distance

728 km

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