The Berkeley & Beyond

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Best time to go: May to September

7 Nights | from £4,480pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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  • Fly over the striped sandstone domes of Bungle Bungle Range, one of the world's most fascinating geological landmarks
  • Stay in true remote luxury at Berkeley River Lodge and enjoy breath taking wilderness landscapes by river cruise or helicopter flight
  • Cruise the Chamberlain Gorge passing towering escarpments and Wandjina rock art
  • Spot native wildlife, including brumbies, frilled necked lizards, wallabies and saltwater crocodiles

Day 1 Kununurra
On arrival into Kununurra, our A&K representative will whisk you by private vehicle to your accommodation, Pinctada Kimberley Grande.
Pinctada Kimberley Grande

Day 2 Bungle Bungles
The Bungle Bungle Range in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park is one of the most fascinating geological landscapes in Western Australia. Enjoy a two hour scheduled flight for a birds eye view of the Bungle Bungle massif, Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine and the Ord River Irrigation Area.
Pinctada Kimberley Grande | Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Kununurra / Berkeley River
Board your scheduled floatplane and soar high above the dramatic Kimberley coastline with views of craggy rocks, steep escarpments, snaking rivers and stately boab trees. Gliding back to earth, you'll arrive at the Berkeley River Lodge. Switch off and explore the wildlife-rich bushland, secluded beaches and river systems around you. Dinner in The Dunes restaurant is simple but sophisticated.
The Berkeley River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Berkeley River
Spend a day with your skipper expertly navigating through the tranquil Berkeley river system. Hike into gorges, swim in secluded waterholes, throw in a fishing line, and photograph the native flora and fauna. Take in the famous Kimberley sunset with cocktails, and perhaps indulge in some stargazing after dinner.
The Berkeley River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Berkeley River
Today is yours to enjoy as you wish - perhaps head out on a guided bush walk, 4WD beach tour, fishing trip or an exhilarating heli-picnic to a remote rock art site.
The Berkeley River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Berkeley River / El Questro
A scheduled floatplane transfer to Kununurra and then on by road (shared) to El Questro, passing giant boab trees and spectacular views of the Cockburn Range. After lunch overlooking the lush gardens of the homestead, take a cruise on the Chamberlain Gorge spotting wallabies and crocodiles. In the afternoon make your way to Zebedee Springs, a thermal spring surrounded by Livistona palms, sheer cliffs and waterfalls. Returning at dusk, it's the perfect time to take in the colours on the towering gorge cliffs, then dine under the stars in true outback style.
El Questro Homestead | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 El Questro / Kununurra
Choose from a variety of activities or simply relax by the pool. Activities include boating, rock art, walking, thermal pools, horse treks and fishing for barramundi and threadfin salmon. Dining this evening is once again beneath the star-studded skies.
El Questro Homestead | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 El Questro / Kununurra
Today you will be driven to Kununurra to begin your journey home. Or perhaps you'd like to continue your Australian adventure exploring more of the west's Coral Coast and Golden Outback.
Meals: Breakfast

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 8 day suggested holiday will cost from £4,490 per person, based on two sharing, excluding international flights.

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Best time to be there

All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).

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Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)

flying time

17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop

time difference

GMT +8 - +10 hours


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Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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