6 Day Lake Argyle, Bungle Bungle, El Questro & Mitchell Falls
Spend 6 days based in Kununurra at the 4.5 star Freshwater Apartments. Each day venture out to experience a different Kimberley icon. Cruise Lake Argyle , be guided through ancient Beehive Domes and Gorges, relax in natural springs and waterfalls and experience the excitement of a helicopter flight over the Mitchell Falls.
This itinerary can be modified to suit your travel needs by our friendly team. Enquire below.
- Gourmet Camp Oven Experience
- Bungle Bungle
- Cathedral Gorge and Beehive Domes
- Lake Argyle
- El Questro Station
- Zebedee Springs
- Emma Gorge
- Chamberlain Gorge
- Mitchell Falls
- King George Falls
- 5 Nights Accommodation at Freshwater Apartments
- Complimentary airport transfers
- Gourmet Camp Oven Experience Under the Stars
- Scenic Flight over Bungle Bungle and Lake Argyle with Aviair
- Guided tour with Bungle Bungle Guided Tours – Cathedral Gorge and Domes
- Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise with Lake Argyle Cruises
- El Questro Full Day Tour
- Mitchell Falls Tour with Aviair
- Complimentary pick up and drop off for all tours
- Price is per person, twin share
- Due to availability on certain tours, the order of itinerary may be different
- Itinerary available May – August only
- Meals not included unless specified
Day 1 - Arrive Kununurra + Gourmet Camp Oven Dinner
Arrive into Kununurra from Darwin landing mid afternoon. Freshwater Apartments will collect you from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation.
This afternoon, you will participate in one of the most unique dining experiences the Kimberley has to offer!
This ‘must do’ culinary experience’s secret location is nestled amongst iconic boab trees and rugged red cliff faces – the perfect Kimberley setting for your three-course gourmet camp oven dinner under the stars.
Sit back and soak in the ambiance of an outback sunset as it transforms into a star-lit sky with a complimentary Matsos Ginger Beer in hand.
Hailed by many as the best restaurant in Kununurra – all dishes are created in front of your eyes, over the fire or in camp ovens. Each dish has an emphasis on flavour and freshness using a combination of locally sourced produce and bush tucker.
Day 2 - Bungle Bungle, Beehive Domes & Cathedral Gorge Tour
This day of adventuring begins with a scenic flight departing Kununurra, which passes over the Bungle Bungle Range, Lake Argyle, the Argyle Diamond Mine, Ord River Irrigation Area, Carr Boyd Ranges, Osmand Ranges, Ord River and Bow River. Your aeroplane will land at the remote and unsealed Bellburn Airstrip in Purnululu National Park, where you will be met by your guide.
From here, you will be driven in an air-conditioned 4WD bus to the beginning of your walk. Your guide will lead you on a moderate 3km walk throughout the famous eroded towers and beehive-shaped domes on the Domes Walk. Head towards Cathedral Gorge, where you can walk alongside towering cliffs which create phenomenal natural acoustics within the gorge.
Refuel with your pre-made picnic lunch after a morning of exploring. You will then head out along the rocky creek bed of Piccaninny Creek, which only flows during periods of high rainfall. After returning to Bellburn Airstrip, you will take your return flight to Kununurra with views of the vast Argyle Diamond Mine, where rare pink diamonds were once mined.
Would you like to do an exciting 18 or 30 minute scenic helicopter flight over the Bungles today?? Let us know and we can book this for you.
Day 3 - El Questro Full Day Tour
The El Questro full day tour is the only way to really experience the majesty of the property. An El Questro Ranger will host the guided tour picking up from your Kununurra accommodation from 6:30 am and returning you home at 6:30pm.
YOUR FULL DAY ADVENTURE INCLUDES:
- Road transfer to El Questro with commentary on the region’s points of interest
- Emma Gorge – walk (difficult) and swim
- Emma Gorge Restaurant – morning tea
- Zebedee Thermal Springs – exclusive access and time to relax in the hot springs
- Visit to The Station – Beef & Barramundi lunch at the Steakhouse Restaurant
- Chamberlain River Cruise – enjoy the breathtaking scenery in one of the longest gorges in the Kimberley accompanied by sparkling wine and Ord Valley fruit selection
- Transfer back to Kununurra accommodation
Day 4 - Mitchell Falls Tour
Departing Kununurra, this tour begins with a scenic aeroplane flight over the Ord River, Carlton Hill Station, Wyndham and the Cambridge Gulf, before reaching the coast. Along the way, you will witness stunning views of beautifully patterned mud flats, as well as the magnificent Berkeley River, King George Falls, and Kalumburu. This flight lands at the remote Mitchell Plateau Airstrip, where you will disembark and board a pristine HeliSpirit helicopter. The helicopter will transfer you from the airstrip to the beginning of the walk at the campground. You will follow your tour guide on a beautiful 4.5 kilometre hike viewing some indigenous art along the way into the stunning Mitchell Falls. This hike can be challenging at points, with uneven tracks and river crossings, so there is an option to take a helicopter transfer straight from the campground to the falls (additional $160 per person – min 2 may be required). Once arriving at the falls, you will have time to marvel at their beauty, take a swim in the Mitchell River and admire the fascinating flora and fauna of this area while enjoying a fresh picnic-style lunch. You will transfer via helicopter from the top of the falls including an orbit or two and then onto the airstrip. You will board the aeroplane for your return scenic flight to Kununurra passing over El Questro and the Cockburn Range.
What to bring: Camera fully charged; memory space, day pack, swimwear, towel,
refillable water bottle, sturdy walking/hiking shoes that can get wet, sun protective
cool clothing, hat, sunscreen, and spare pair of socks.
Departs Kununurra | May to August | Thursday and Saturday | 6:00am
Returns Kununurra | approx. 3:00pm
Day 5 - Lake Argyle Sunset Cruise
Enjoy you morning at Leisure. Around 12.15pm you will be collected by Lake Argyle Cruises coach and transported to Lake Argyle. Enjoy commentary about the local area, communities and industries with our experience driver. Stop at the Durack Homestead Museum and learn about this pioneering family before meeting up with your skipper for the afternoon
As the old saying goes, “red sky at night, sailors’ delight” and there’s no better way to experience a breath-taking Lake Argyle sunset than out on the water! On this popular sunset cruise, explore the rugged northern end of Lake Argyle while navigating through some of the lake’s 90 islands and inlets. Your Skipper will entertain and inform with commentary on the natural history and development of Lake Argyle, the Ord River Irrigation System and the Aquaculture Industry. You’ll encounter Rock Wallabies, Freshwater Crocodiles, Wallaroos (Euros) and the diverse array of birdlife that call Lake Argyle home.
You’ll be delighted and awed by the Archer Fish that shoot water up at your hand with amazing precision. You’ll watch a Catfish feeding frenzy (also known by the fancier term of ‘Silver Cobbler’).
As the sun sinks behind the glorious Carr Boyd Ranges, you’ll enjoy a swim in the Lake with a complimentary drink and nibbles to make the most of this magic time of day. With rugged red cliffs reflecting into the blue water, Lake Argyle is the ultimate place to catch the last golden rays of the Kimberley sun.
Return to your accommodation via coach
Overnight: Freshwater Apartments – One Bedroom Apartment
Day 6 - Depart Kununurra
Today, depart Kununurra with memories that will last a lifetime, Kimberley bucket list – DONE!
If you have the morning to spare, have a look around the Kununurra township at the many Art galleries, Diamond Shops and enjoy a coffee and cake at one of the cafes. For the more active, enjoy a morning walk through Mirima National Park or climb Kelly’s knob for an amazing view of the beautiful valley we call home.
$ 4,385 per person – twin share
$970 single supplement
$20 Seniors Discount – with valid Australian Seniors Card
Children & Family prices available on request