Day 1 Monday 10th August 20 Tullamarine Melbourne (D)
Welcome aboard our scenic West Coast Spectacular Tour. This afternoon we enjoy a leisurely journey to Melbourne for our Overnight Stay at Best Western Airport Motel.
Day 2 Tuesday 11th Fly to Darwin City Sights (B,D)
After breakfast we transfer you to Tullamarine Airport for an early morning flight to Darwin. You will be met on arrival by your coach crew and enjoy a short introductory tour of Darwin, our most northerly capital city, once devastated by Cyclone Tracy. Free time to relax, settle in before our evening meal and meet our fellow Top End travellers. The Next Two Nights are at the Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin.
Day 3 Wednesday 12th Explore Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise (B,D)
Today we explore Darwin taking in all its highlights. See Fannie Bay and visit the Darwin Museum, a unique complex showing the life and history of Northern Territory. We inspect the World War II gun emplacements at East Point, and enjoy the beautiful Botanic Gardens. This afternoon is at your leisure to shop, spend time with friends or simply relax. This evening a memorable way to end our day, with a Sunset Dinner Cruise on Darwin Harbour.
Day 4 Thursday 13th Territory Wildlife Park Litchfield Park- Katherine (B,D)
We farewell Darwin this morning and enjoy a visit to the Territory Wildlife Park. See the native wildlife in its natural habitat, unique to the Northern Territory. We make a visit to the Adelaide River War Cemetery before continuing on to Pine Creek where we visit the Railway Museum and the National Trust Buildings in the area. We then continue onto Katherine. Our Overnight Stay is at the Pine Tree Motel.
Day 5 Friday 14th Western Australia Ord River - Kununurra (B,D)
Leaving Katherine this morning we travel along to Victoria River. Continue through the tiny settlement of Timber Creek before crossing the Western Australian border into the East Kimberley Region. We tour the irrigation area of Kununurra a result of the Ord River Scheme. We then continue onto the Zebra Rock Gallery (the only one of its kind in the world). We enjoy the Next Two Nights at the Kununurra Lakeside Resort.
Day 6 Saturday 15th Explore Kununurra - Bungle Bungles (B,D)
An early morning spectacular scenic flight over the lost world of the Bungle Bungles, with their tiger-striped, beehive shaped domes. View the Ord River Scheme, Ord River Irrigation area and Lake Argyle, with a capacity nine times Sydney Harbour. We return to our motel for breakfast. We then discover the Kununurra shops before we head out to Lake Argyle Tourist Village for lunch stopping at the Durack Homestead enroute. Then a real highlight as we cruise the majestic Ord River to Kununurra and discover the regions wildlife and unique sandstone formations. After the cruise we travel back to the motel with time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 7 Sunday 16th Kununurra Fitzroy Crossing (B,D)
Departing Kununurra this morning we join the Great Northern Highway heading south we visit Wyndham and see the spectacular lookout viewing where Five Rivers meet spilling into the Cambridge Gulf. We then travel to Turkey Creek Roadhouse. We continue on to Halls Creek on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Halls Creek Motel.
Day 8 Monday 17th Geike Gorge Cruise Fitzroy River (B,D)
Today we make our way to Fitzroy River for lunch. This Afternoon we enjoy the spectacular Geike Gorge Cruise, it is among one of the most colourful and historic gorges in northern Australia. See the Fossilised Barrier Reef, where the Fitzroy River has carved its path over 300 million years. View the bird life and maybe see some fresh water crocodiles.We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Fitzroy River Lodge.
Day 9 Tuesday 18th Derby Broome (B,D)
A relaxing start today as we travel to Derby, see the Old Derby Gaol and famous Derby Jetty with the highest tidal range in Australia. See the 1000 year old Boab Prison Tree before we continue on to Broome, follow the Great Northern Highway past huge Cattle Stations and small settlements. Today with increasing tourism, Broome is rapidly expanding into the most populous town in the Kimberley. Spend the Next Two Nights at the Oaks Resort Cable Beach.
Day 10 Wednesday 19th Discover Broome Cable Beach (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning and discover Broome renowned as The Pearl of the West. See Chinatown, a reminder of the towns multi-cultural history, and Streeters Jetty, where the old pearl luggers unloaded their pearl shell. Visit the unique Pearl divers Cemetery. Broome still produces a large percentage of the worlds pearls. Later you can enjoy a walk along Cable Beach, with its brilliant turquoise water and magnificent white sands. Enjoy the sunset tonight at Cable Beach.
Day 11 Thursday 20th Broome Melbourne (B,D)
We bid our fellow travellers farewell as we depart for our return flight to Melbourne, via Perth. We stay Overnight at Best Western Airport Motel.
Day 12 Friday 21st Melbourne - Home (B)
After a hearty breakfast we return home to our respective destinations after a thoroughly enjoyable tour of Darwin to Perth.