You will stay in handpicked unique and inspiring hotels, camps and lodges throughout the journey: More
1st Night: Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary
South Australia's First Legally Protected Wilderness Sanctuary, founded by geologist, pioneer and astronomer Reg Sprigg, located in the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges, this multi award-winning Wilderness Sanctuary, contains some of Australia's most spectacular mountain views and offers numerous Advanced Ecotourism accredited guided tours. Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, the home to over 160 species of birds and the shy and endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby. Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers and four wheel drivers.
2nd & 3rd Night: Karijini Eco Retreat
Karijini Eco Retreat is the first and only facility to offer comfortable glamping accommodation in the Karijini National Park! Designed with the environment in mind - guests at the Karijini Eco Retreat embrace a 'greener' style of accommodation. The semi-permanent deluxe eco tents incorporate eco-friendly practices which ensure environmentally sustainable management of the natural and cultural values of one of the most ancient landscapes on earth.
4th Night: Cable Beach Club Resort
Take one world-famous beach – complete with Indian Ocean sunsets, gently swaying palm trees and Kimberley charm – add the finest food, stylish accommodation and unique experiences; and you have the ideal setting for a memorable holiday. Cable Beach, home of the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – a holiday destination like no other. Your stay will be full of surprising wonders and endless ways to reconnect; with nature, your partner, your family and yourself. Cable Beach Club offers a place to unwind, with two pools, delicious cuisine at a choice of four restaurants, leisure facilities, the first Australian L'Occitane spa and a personal touch to every experience.
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Night: MV Great Escape
MV Great Escape is a 26 metre, custom built, fully air-conditioned, luxury Catamaran perfect for cruising the Kimberley Coast in comfort and style. With only 7 cabins available and a crew of 5, guests will experience small, intimate cruises. MV Great Escape also boasts an on-board chopper to give guests the option of thrilling scenic heli-flights! A specially designed 8-person spa is located on the bow, the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cold beverage and a spectacular Kimberley sunset. There is a helipad on the roof for scenic heli transfers via the Mitchell Plateau. The Great Escape operates 3x 5m tenders enabling variety and personalisation. State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, games and extensive book libraries are available to guests.
9th & 10th Night: El Questro Homestead
The Homestead at El Questro is an exclusive retreat situated atop the Chamberlain Gorge. The accommodation features magnificent panoramic views of the Chamberlain Gorge and river systems from sunrise to sunset. Nestled privately in the rustic Australian wilderness, the Homestead is the ideal place to fully appreciate the untamed beauty of the Kimberley. Guests at the Homestead are immersed in luxury with air-conditioned rooms featuring modern bathrooms and furnishings, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. El Questro provides the highest standards of service and cuisine, while maintaining true outback experiences for all who visit.
11th & 12th Night: Cicada Lodge
Cicada Lodge, your sanctuary from which to embrace the ancient landscapes and indigenous culture within the iconic Nitmiluk National Park. It’s designed for the sophisticated traveller looking for an authentic Indigenous and natural Australian “experience-of-a-lifetime,” in the heart of Northern Australia’s Timeless North. A sanctuary of elegant comfort, the Lodge provides a level of excellence in accommodation, service and dining. It’s located inside Nitmiluk National Park, home to Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. The Gorge comprises a system of 13 immense gorges carved over the millenia by the Katherine River through the ancient stone country of the region. More than a location of beautiful landscapes, the gorges hold great cultural value for the Jawoyn people. For these traditional owners, Nitmiluk refers to a cicada dreaming place – the place where the spirits of creation abide.
13th Night: Birdsville Hotel
Sheltered by the islands that make up the Archipelago, and known for exquisite beaches, Esperance is a beautiful setting to stay where yarns have been spun for more than a century by characters as colourful as the surrounding desert landscape. Whether you’ve driven for days or your plane has landed on the airstrip next to the pub, we offer you accommodation, food, drinks, and everything you’ll need for an authentic outback pub experience.Illustrate your journey with the characters and stories that have helped to shape Australia