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Australia's North West Adventure in Style
Commences Darwin 05 August and ends Broome 16 August 2022

  • Lake Argyle
    Lake Argyle
  • Nitmiluk Gorge
    Nitmiluk Gorge
  • Purnululu National Park
    Purnululu National Park
  •  Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, NT
    Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, NT
  • Program Status Full
  • Price AUD 8,950
  • Program Code AUNTWA22.8
  • Single Supplement AUD 1,400
  • Program Leader David Mobbs
  • Activity Rating Moderate

Tour Itinerary

  • 11 Nights
    • 1 - Darwin
    • 1 - Katherine
    • 1 - Lake Argyle
    • 2 - Kununurra
    • 1 - Emma Gorge (El Questro)
    • 2 - Purnululu National Park
    • 1 - Fitzroy Crossing
    • 1 - Derby
    • 1 - Broome

Commences Darwin 05 August and ends Broome 16 August 2022

Tour Highlights

  • Commence in tropical Darwin
  • Cruise the spectacular Nimiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
  • Discover World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles with a 2 night stay
  • Spend an overnight at beautiful El Questro and visit Zebedee Thermal Springs
  • Cruise the Ord River and learn about the Ord Irrigation Scheme
  • Enjoy a field trip by light plane over Mitchell Falls and visit remote Kalumburu
  • Travel through Tunnel Creek and visit Windjana Gorge National Park/li>
  • Visit Geikie Gorge National Park and cruise the famous Fitzroy River
  • Seaplane to Buccaneer Archipelago and visit Horizontal Waterfalls with boat cruise
  • Conclude in beautiful Broome

Tour Overview

Explore this vast region on a soft-adventure, small group safari aboard a purpose built 6WD tour vehicle.

In the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, we take in the grandeur of rugged sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and lush rainforest at the spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. We cruise the gorges carved over millions of years and learn its secrets through the eyes of the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Jawoyn people.

Then onto the vast, remote Kimberley region in Western Australia, where we cruise huge Lake Argyle, walk through the towering orange and black domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles), marvel at the fiery red Cockburn Ranges at El Questro Wilderness Park and take easy walks and swim in the turquoise waterhole at Emma Gorge.

Be amazed from the air by the four-tiered Mitchell Falls, an iconic Kimberely attraction, and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Australia. Visit the remote settlement of Kalumburu.

In the west Kimberley, at Geikie Gorge National Park, we cruise the Fitzroy River. We walk through Western Australia’s oldest cave system at Tunnel Creek and visit Windjana Gorge National Park with water-streaked walls that rise to heights of 100 metres.

View the stunningly rugged Buccaneer Archipelago from the comfort of a seaplane. Descend into the calm waters of Talbot Bay, visit the famous Horizontal Waterfalls, and enjoy a cruise on a luxury houseboat. We conclude our journey in the pearling capital of Australia, Broome.

This is a true outback adventure with indigenous experiences, whilst staying in comfortable en-suite accommodation. Group size is limited to 15 participants.

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 nights in en-suite hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights in en-suite motel accommodation
  • 3 nights in en-suite cabin accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Touring by comfortable and modern 6WD tour vehicle
  • Transport and field trips as indicated
  • Applicable entry fees including national park permits
  • Services of a Professional driver guide
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet

David Mobbs

David Mobbs is a Territorian, with 30 years of tour guiding experience. He grew up on cattle stations and in Aboriginal communities and gained a respect and understanding of the land and culture from an early age. He was one of the first to lead Kakadu tours, had 4 years guiding in Central Australia and has been taking Kimberley safaris to the region for over 25 years, so he’s likely to be the most experienced guide in Northern Australia. With extensive knowledge in Aboriginal rock art and culture, bush tucker, flora, fauna, natural history and geology, David has assisted in the making of several documentary programs, including ‘The World Around Us’ on such networks as CNN and the BBC. He has also been an advisor for several books on the Top End.


This program includes places which can only be explored on foot and where walking tours may be a little longer and not always on the flat. Accommodation may have some stairs and or have some rooms which may involve some walking to access.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover bet­ter the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.
If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Make an Enquiry

Golden Compass’s Tours educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 80 days prior to the start of your program.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 80 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be charged by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance, please call our Freecall number on 1800 132 385.