ABOUT US

Our Team on the Ground

EXPLORE A DIFFERENT WAY TO TRAVEL

Rosie Sandover
Rosie Sandover
Director

Rosie Sandover is the Director of Kingfisher Tour which has been operational for 7 years and is a multi-award-winning business in WA tourism.

Rebecca Sampi
Rebecca Sampi
Gija Guide

Bec is a local Gija woman who was born and raised in the Kimberley.

Sarah Duguid
Sarah Duguid
Local Guide

There are so many amazing places to explore close to Kununurra and Sarah Duguid is the Kingfisher Tours guide to take you there. Sarah, is an incredible photographer and guide.

Ted Hall
Ted Hall
Luridgii Tours

Ted Hall is one of the most experienced tour guides in the North East Kimberley. He is passionate about his country and sharing his knowledge with you.

Neville Poelina
Neville Poelina
Guide Trainer

Neville Poelina is a Nyikina man. Neville has lived all of his life in the Kimberley and has traditional ties through family connections right throughout the region. Aboriginal culture and society is his life.

About Us

We have focused our efforts on developing our ground tours across iconic Kimberley locations including Kununurra, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range), Punamii- Uunpu (Mitchell Falls), and Kalumburu Coast. As part of this we have introduced several local Aboriginal guides who run the tours on country, delivering a unique product and share the rich history of the Kimberley Region. The stories of the land and the dreamtime are experiences that are not forgotten. We have extended our tour times to be able to increase time on the ground, in our small group adventures into the heart and soul of the Kimberley. 

Our partner in the air in Kununurra is Shoal Air, who have been operating in the Kimberley for the last 18 years. The pilots are highly trained and enthusiastic about their flying. All planes have window seats and two-way comms, and all CASA approved. Our partner out of Broome is King Leopold air so guests can fly directly into the Bungle Bungle and Mitchell to join our ground tours. In 2020 we have Kookaburra air from Darwin flying into Kununurra to join our ground tours in the Bungles. 

Once we land at our incredible destinations our guests are welcomed to country by the local Aboriginal guide and taken for fresh tea and damper, then off on the ground tour up the beautiful Mitchell or into the Bungles or Diamond mine and the coast. Our ground tours boast local produce and some bush tucker for lunches. 

We have partnered with APT in the development of our overnight packages so our guests stay in the beautiful wilderness and coastal lodges. When guests require accommodation in Kununurra, we partner with the Kununurra Country Club Resort. All our reservations staff are local Kimberley residents. 

Kingfisher tours are very conscious of our pristine wilderness that we live and tour in. As such we have introduce a number of initiatives to minimise the single use plastic in the business, and continue to encourage other tour operators, our partners in particular to do the same.

Sustainable Tourism

Kingfisher Tours are committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. The positive of sustainable tourism is to ensure that development is a positive experience for local people; tourism companies; and tourists themselves.

Kingfisher tours are very conscious of our pristine
wilderness that we live and tour in. As such we have
introduce a number of initiatives to minimise the single use
plastic in the business, and continue to encourage other
tour operators and our partners in particular to do the same.

Our Aircraft

All of the Kingfisher aircraft lined up

Our partner in the air is Shoal Air who have been operating
in the Kimberley for the last 18 years. The pilots are highly
trained and enthusiastic about their flying. All planes have
window seats and two-way comms. View our safety policy HERE

The Cessna 210 offers one of the most ideal combinations of range, speed and payload for any single engine charter aircraft ever produced. Known as the “Landcruiser” of the skies, the C210 is perfect for reaching the most remote areas in the Kimberley.

This aircraft services the K1, K2, K4 and K7 Tours.

  • Speed: 270 km/hr (145 kts)
  • Seats: 5 passengers
  • Range: 700 nm

Cessna 210

The Cessna 206 and 207 are versatile workhorse aircraft with great payload and reliability. The aircraft is in use worldwide and is easily converted between passenger and freight configuration.

This aircraft services the K1, K2, K4 and K7 Tours.

With every seat by a window, they are also ideal scenic flight aircraft.

  • Speed: 220 km/hr (120 kts)
  • Seats: 5/6 passengers

 

Cessna 207's

One of the newest Australian aircraft designs in general aviation, the GA8 Airvan is built in Gippsland Victoria and is perfectly suited for many types of operations including: scenic flights, passenger charters, freight, medivac, photography and search & rescue. With it’s large wheels the Airvan is the ideal aircraft for getting into and out of some of the roughest airstrips in the Kimberley outback. Easily reconfigured for freight operations with a wide loading door and flat floor the Airvan is the best choice for carriage of bulky freight.

This aircraft services the K1 and K2 Tours.

  • Speed: 220 km/hr (120 kts)
  • Seats: 7 passengers
  • Range: 570 nm

 

GA-8 Airvan with Pilot

Our flagship Piper PA31 twin engine aircraft are capable of all weather and night operations.  With a spacious cabin and center aisle, and rear air-stair doors, the PA31 is certainly the most comfortable aircraft and is akin to a mini-airliner.

Variations in our PA31 fleet include long range fuel tanks, air-conditioning, and the very latest in avionics and instrumentation.

  • Speed: 335 km/hr (180 kts)
  • Seats: 7 passengers
  • Range: 585 – 820 nm

 

The Cessna 310 is a high performance twin engine aircraft capable of all weather and night operations.  A comfortable cabin and seating is complemented with large nose and wing lockers for storing baggage.

  • Speed: 315 km/hr (170 kts)
  • Seats: 5 passengers
  • Range: 745 nm

Our Cessna 310

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