Kimberley’s El Questro returned to traditional owners
The famous Kimberley tourism precinct at El Questro will be returned to traditional owners and the cattle station will become a nature reserve after an unprecedented deal was announced last week.
It marks a historic change in tenure to the 165,000-hectare pastoral station, first granted by the Crown in 1903.
A new Indigenous Land Use Agreement has been struck between Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation (WAC) and the West Australian government to change the pastoral lease to both freehold and reserve tenures.
It allows WAC to divest the station of cattle and to lease the freehold portion to the previous pastoral lessee, tourism company G’day Group, to run its tourist operation for 99 years.
You’ll get to experience the full beauty of El Questro on either of our Kimberley pack-free guided walks.
Our 7-day Bungles, Lake Argyle & Beyond walk encompasses two magnificent flights to reduce travelling time in the vast Kimberley saving you around 9 hours in driving.
You’ll enjoy Lake Argyle a vast freshwater lake nestled amongst a rugged billion-year-old landscape and you’ll visit Home Valley Station and – of course – El Questro, located in the East Kimberleys for a few nights.
This area showcases an outstanding diversity of landscapes from rugged sandstone ranges to rainforest pockets, stunning gorges and palm-fringed waterholes.
A highlight of the trip of a heli-hike into Piccaninny Gorge in Purnululu NP. This is a walk you’ll never forget!
Our other pack-free guided walk is the 11-day Kimberley to Broome Explorer where you’ll experience all of the above before heading to Halls Gap and Fitzroy Crossing with walks through striking Tunnel Creek, Mimbi Caves, Windjana Gorge and Geikie Gorge.
You’ll also enjoy a scenic flight from Derby over the mighty Horizontal Falls to the Dampier Peninsula where you’re explore a pearl farm and enjoy a unique cultural tour along the stunning coast before ending this awe-inspiring journey in Broome.
Take advantage of our Super Early Bird special on either trip and save up to $1200 per couple or $600 person!