This morning meet your guides at Kununurra Country Club Resort, Kununurra at 7:30am to drive out to the Eastern Kimberley where we’ll walk the El Questro Gorge and Amalia Gorge. The drive will take around 1h20mins. El Questro Gorge (walk 7.2 km – 3 to 5 hours) takes you through a butterfly-filled rainforest and a boulder-strewn valley before arriving at the most beautiful waterfall. Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear bathing hole and take in the rainforest’s splendour! Next we’ll enjoy the Amalia Gorge walk, a 3.4 km return trek to the waterfall and plunge pool takes over an hour and passes by several small flowing waterfalls and crystal clear pools, including a lovely half-way pool. The beginning of the walk is over a rocky dry river bed, with some tough narrow areas of the trail, but the scenery is worth it. After both of these fabulous walks we’ll head to our accommodation for the next two nights at Home Valley Station (staying in Riverside Suites) located on 615,000-acre historic cattle station which also has holiday accommodation. All visitors seeking a taste of the rugged Kimberley outback can stay at the Station and participate in a variety of activities. You may wish to enjoy a relaxing swim in the natural sapphire pool with views of ancient red gorges. Enjoy a delicious meal in The Dusty Bar and Grill tonight served with Australian wine.
This morning enjoy breakfast before we head out on our first walk of the day to Mount Baldy. Our walk starts at the front gate of Home Valley Station and is a 3.6 kilometre return walk. The summit offers fantastic panoramic views of Cockburn Ranges that are shaped like a vast round fortress and rise more than 600 metres above the plains. On return to Home Valley Station we’ll enjoy lunch before enjoying a shorter 1km walk to Bindoola Falls and billabong where you may want to have a swim. Once back at Home Valley enjoy some downtime before dinner, served with wine.
This morning enjoy breakfast before walking to Emma Gorge, part of the Cockburn Ranges, located within El Questro Wilderness Park. This scenic trail takes us through a gorge characterised by cliff face escarpments reaching up to 120 metres high on both sides of the trail. See the ever-changing vegetation as you make your way along the gorge until you reach the crystal clear pools and a 65-metre waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools to cool off before enjoying lunch. After lunch, our journey takes us to Lake Argyle, the jewel of the Kimberley! Lake Argyle is located south of Kununurra in the remote Kimberley region. Our journey will take around 2hr15mins. The vast freshwater lake nestled amongst a rugged billion year old landscape is brimming with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking colourful vistas. On arriving into Lake Argyle we’ll head to our accommodation for the next two nights at Lake Argyle Resort staying in a Grandview Villas designed and constructed specifically for the stunning Kimberley landscape overlooking the lake. Enjoy the delights of this property including the stunning infinity pool! 35 metres of infinity wet edge, spa, and some of the most breath-taking scenery of the Kimberley’s! Once we’ve checked in and freshened up we’ll head out for our first walk here to the Pannikin Bay Sunset Lookout, a short walk 1.3km with stunning vistas. Once we’ve walked out to the lookout we return the same way back to the resort. Tonight we’ll enjoy a hearty dinner in the restaurant, served with wine.
This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before we cruise across the lake to start our walk for the day. The boat will take us passed many bays and inlets that make this vast body of water so incredibly unique. We may see wallabies, wallaroos, fish, birdlife and freshwater crocs along the way. We will be dropped off to enjoy the Revolver Creek Exploratory Walk, an 8-16km walk depending on which option you choose. Revolver Creek is part of the Southern Carr Boyd Ranges which, from afar, seem arid and barren. But once up close reveal their hidden delights with cool gorges, waterfalls, and lovely, fern-lined pools just begging for someone to swim in them! Some of the best bushwalking tracks in the Kimberley can be found here including the Revolver Creek Track. The track ranges in terrain with some fairly steep parts onto the plateau, but once on top walking becomes easier and the views make it worthwhile. After our walk we’ll head back to Lake Argyle Resort for an afternoon dip in the stunning infinity pool taking in the beauty that surrounds us. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner in the restaurant, served with wine.
This morning after breakfast we’ll walk straight from the resort to Bluff Lookout, a 5.3 kilometre easy trail. Look out for the interesting wildlife you may see along the way. Birds, marsupials, reptiles, insects and maybe even an Echidna! On our return we’ll check-out of Lake Argyle Resort and make our way to Kununurra! On the drive back we’ll stop a few times to take in the incredible sights of the Ord Dam which in 1974 when Lake Argyle was then filled. We will also stop at one of our Riverside Camp’s for a sumptuous buffet lunch, before continuing on to Kununurra where our walking holiday concludes at approximately 3pm. Please note as airlines can change departure times, we will adjust the start time on day 5 to ensure guests can meet flights departing at later in the day. We are able to drop guests directly at the airport to catch outgoing flights.