If you are travelling from Melbourne here is the Ultimate Travel Itinerary into the Bungle Bungle Ranges, Argyle Diamond Mine, Lake Argyle, Ord River, El Questro, Home Valley Station,Mitchell Falls and the Kimberley Coast with our local guides and you will journey into the heart and soul of the Kimberley
This itinerary can be modified to suit your travel needs by from 1 day through to 12 days. Call us on 08 9168 2718
Day 1: Getting Into Kununurra
Arrive into Kununurra. Courtesy airport transfer to the Kununurra Country Club (4.5 star) lunch and a complimentary drink will be waiting for you there is time to relax, sort out your travelling bag for the 2 night stay at the Bungles, take a swim in the pool and take a leisurely walk around town in the afternoon, the incredible Argyle Diamonds are on display in the jewellery shops not 500 metres from your front door, as well as art galleries, and cafes, or the local Kununurra pub if you want to immerse yourself in the nor-wester after work rituals.
The next morning you will be picked up by Kingfisher tours for your Bungle Bungle Argyle Diamond Mine and Lake Argyle journey, you can leave any luggage securely at the Country Club for your return.
DAY 2: Trek into Bungles
Today we head out on an incredible week of touring join us for the iconic Australian scenic flight over Lake Argyle, the Ord River, Bow River and Bungle Bungle Range. Land at the Belburn Airstrip alongside the Bungle Ranges and be welcomed to country by our Gija guides – custodians of the country, have some fresh tea and damper before departing to the Cathedral gorge and beehive domes you will go on a bush tucker and bush medicine walk then follow our guide into the Cathedral gorge and listen to the dreamtime stories and the ancient songs. Have sunset drinks and nibbles at one of our favourite look outs . Return to the wilderness lodge in time to relax before a fantastic 3 course dinner, then an evening of good cheer, story-telling and star gazing around the fire pit.
DAY 3: ECHIDNA CHASM
Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet style, your Kingfisher tours guide will take you around to the northern end of the bungles where the Echidna Story begins, as you walk into Echidna chasm and the mini palms and look out where you will spy his cave.
Your guide will help you understand this amazing landscape you stand, in with the stories that are thousands of years old as well as describe the incredible geology of the ranges, lunch and snacks are packed for your day and you finish the touring with sunset drinks and a delicious dinner at the lodge.
DAY 4: ARGYLE DIAMOND MINE AND LAKE ARGYLE
After breakfast, return to Bellburn Airstrip for next leg of your scenic flight to Argyle Diamond Mine, land at the Mine and be met by traditional owner Ted Hall of Luridgii Tours for a welcome to country and tour of the mine from the processing plant to the open pit.
The Luridgii Guide will explain how these beautiful diamonds came out about from the geological scientific fact and the beautiful Dreamtime story of the Jaliwang (Barramundi). Visit the diamond shop where you can buy a diamond and to the gallery. We have a buffet lunch at the miners mess, then we drive to the bottom of Lake Argyle for an incredible boat trip on Lake Argyle, with sunset drinks and a swim.
Return to Kununurra at 7pm ready for dinner at the Country Club
DAY 5: SECRET LOCATIONS
You have a few options today:
- Our Kingfisher Tour guides will pick you up, to enjoy a day exploring the Ord valley in the morning to taste local rum at the Hoochery, see the Sandalwood café and visit Warringarri Art Centre. You will be back in time to take a boat up the Ord River for the day.
- You can explore Home Valley Station or El Questro for the day and see the gorges and stay the night at HMV, ElQ or Emma and we will pick you up at 0630 in the plane the following morning on our way out to the Mitchell Falls.
DAY 6: MITCHELL FALLS - PUNAMII UNPUU WALKING TRAIL
(1 night / 2 day package)
We head to the coast today early, land and have morning tea and coffee at the Mitchell Falls Airstrip, take the 4wd down to the carpark, then commence the walk (4.5km) Punamii Unpuu Hiking Trail, see spectacular ancient Gwion Gwion rock paintings, and the iconic Mitchell River Falls. We have delicious snacks and lunch packs , enjoy a swim , then the helicopter back down late in the afternoon. We drive out to the look out over the ancient valleys of Livistonia palms then head back to the luxury wilderness lodge for a swim and relax before a 3 course dinner and camp fire yarns.
DAY 7: KIMBERLEY COAST
Enjoy breakfast then fly out of the Mitchell to continue our journey around this incredible coast on Wunambel Gamberra Country , we land at Kalumburu and our guide will meet you off the plane for morning tea, and a trip out to the coast for oysters if the tide is out, discover amazing rock art , world war II plane wrecks , the local art centre, spear throwing , bush tucker and so much more, after our picnic lunch we leave Kalumburu and follow the coast to Faraway Bay , Berkerley River, Adolphus island, look out for Dugong sting rays sharks as we fly at 500ft back into Kununurra up the Lower Ord and spot huge salt water crocodiles sunning on the banks. Country Club overnight in Kununurra.
DAY 8: RELAX
Have a relaxing morning before you head up the Ord River for the day on an incredible journey up 60kms of pristine wilderness on our incredible Ord River, overnight at the Country Club
DAY 9: RETURN HOME
Breakfast at the country Club then your transfer to the airport for your 10:00am flight back to Melbourne.
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.
Bec is a local Gija woman who was born and raised in the Kimberley.