Australia's Kimberley: A Voyage to the Outback Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Small Ship Cruises, Platinum, Guided Group
Destinations:
Australia
Programmes:
Small Ship Cruises
Trip Code:
AKV
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate

You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

13 Days Land only
Min age: 17

Trip Overview

Give into the call of the wild on this dramatic adventure showcasing Australia’s mesmerizing Kimberly region, one of the last places on the continent where nature still reigns supreme. Soar over dramatic gorges in a helicopter on your way to Mitchell Falls. Watch history come to life on a guided bush walk to gaze at astounding paintings dating back 15000 years. Explore rarely-visited isles home to mangroves, rugged gorges, and whirlpools and get up close to vast seabird colonies.

Hailing from Sydney Australia, our leader on this tour Brad Climpson began his career aboard expedition cruises in Northern Australia in the late 1990s and is the ultimate guide for your Outback adventure. With a strong interest in terrestrial fauna and his experience with the Aboriginal cultures of Australia, he will be able to provide meaningful insights into how indigenous cultures interact with their natural environment. Along with Brad, you’ll be joined by renowned social anthropologists, geologists, ornithologists and more. Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

 

At a Glance

  • 11 dinners, 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches
  • 9 nights on the Coral Discoverer, 2 nights hotel
  • 12 days land only
  • Max number of guests: 65

Trip Highlights

  • Fly via helicopter to explore the dramatic gorges of Mitchell Plateau and swim in the crystal-clear pools above photogenic Mitchell Falls.
  • Discover Australia’s unique wildlife—rock wallabies, turtles, and mighty saltwater crocodiles.
  • Take a guided bush walk that reveals Aboriginal cultural traditions and view well-preserved rock art at Raft Point and Bigge Island.
  • View the amazing spectacle of the Horizontal Falls, created by massive tidal currents.
  • Join an optional pre-extension to Kununurra, Bungle Bungle, and Arnhem Land.

 

Is This Trip for You?

This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company Zegrahm Expeditions. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Zegrahm Expeditions, and other clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you would expect. Zegrahm Expeditions operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.

For most activities, a moderate level of exertion is required. You will need to climb into and out of Zodiacs for excursions ashore. While ashore, you must be able to walk one to three miles, unaided, over sometimes rough terrain to view aboriginal art. Please note that there might be an occasion to walk through standing water which can, at times, reach mid-shin (weather dependent). There will also be opportu­nities for leisurely strolls and more active hikes.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Group

Our leaders have visited the Kimberley numerous times and will provide valuable insight and commentary on the history, culture, and wildlife of the region. Fascinating lectures, photo presentations, daily recaps, and informal discussions will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the wonders you will see.

Brad Climpson
Expedition Leader / Marine Biologist

Brad was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived for the last 20 years in North Queensland, on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. In 1996 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in marine biology and zoology at James Cook University, Townsville. With the Great Barrier Reef serving as both playground and laboratory, Brad has developed an intimate knowledge of how complex reef systems work. Brad began his career aboard expedition ships as marine biologist in northern Australia in the late 1990s and since then, his passion for the underwater world has taken him to a wide range of exotic destinations such as Fiji, the Maldives, Indonesia, Bermuda, and Hawaii. He also has a strong interest in terrestrial fauna and his experience with Aboriginal cultures of northern Australia has provided meaningful insights into how indigenous cultures interact with their natural environment. An accomplished scuba diver, underwater photographer, and experienced boat handler, Brad has a passion for interacting with nature and sharing his knowledge with travelers.

Kelsey Simmons
Expedition Leader / Cruise Director

After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Art History, Kelsey spent time traveling through Europe and living in various parts of California and Oregon before the lure of the Pacific Northwest brought her back to the Seattle area. Kelsey’s wanderlust then turned her to a career in adventure travel with Zegrahm Expeditions. In her time at Zegrahm, Kelsey has traveled to all seven continents onboard a variety of expedition vessels in the capacity of both Cruise Director and Expedition Leader. Most recently, Kelsey took on the role as Director of Expedition Staff and Field Operations. Two of her favorite destinations are places she visits often—the Arctic and Antarctic. However, don’t be fooled! She enjoys warm-weather destinations as well with her favorites being Indonesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Kelsey has traveled to the countries surrounding the Black, Adriatic, and Mediterranean Seas in addition to Australia and the South Pacific, Central and South America, parts of Southeast Asia, Europe, and northern Africa. When Kelsey isn’t traveling to the far-flung corners of the world, you can find her remodeling her own home on Whidbey Island in Washington State.

Shirley Campbell
Social Anthropologist

Dr. Shirley Campbell is a social anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Australian National University, with a special interest in the indigenous peoples of Australia, Melanesia, and the Pacific. More than three decades of academic research and university teaching have led to a sound knowledge and understanding of many cultures around the world and the theoretical foundations that human societies share. Growing up in California and exploring her suburban neighborhood, Shirley’s passion for understanding different cultures was sparked by discovering ancient artifacts from Native Americans long dispossessed of their lands. Now widely traveled, she has had firsthand experience of the ways in which communities form and develop distinct, yet interrelated cultures. Related to this has been research into the origins and dispersal of Austronesian-speaking peoples from Taiwan and their eventual colonization of the South Pacific, Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, and their only colonization of the southeast Asian mainland in Vietnam.

Living in England, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States, Shirley developed fluency in Italian and the Vakutan language. She has led groups of Italian tourists around England, as well as American tourists throughout Western Europe; sailed in ocean-going outrigger canoes while living for almost two years with the indigenous people in the Trobriand Islands, a tiny coral atoll in Papua New Guinea; and lectured at prestigious Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and the Australian National University in Canberra. Shirley has specialized in studying the anthropology of art, convinced that understanding the way people represent their ideas through art and architecture provides valuable insights into our perceptions and relationships with the world around us. Her studies have led to degrees from Stephens College Missouri and the Australian National University. She has contributed several academic papers to peer-reviewed journals and books, and has written a book recounting her research and experiences in the Trobriand Islands titled ‘The Art of Kula’.

Shirley is passionate about mental and physical wellness, and is a senior instructor in the Australian fitness industry and a master yoga teacher. For relaxation and pleasure she enjoys studying the origins of yoga and its place within Indian society, music, quilting, and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef.

Pepper Trail
Ornithologist

Pepper grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on a wonderfully dilapidated 100-acre farm. A family trip to Mexico when he was 12 instilled a lifelong love of travel, which has taken him to all seven continents and across the oceans of the world. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University for his field study of the mating behavior of the spectacular Guianan cock-of-the-rock in Suriname, and he's since carried out field work on bird behavior and conservation in the Caribbean, Panama, Polynesia, and Vietnam. A Fellow of the American Ornithological Society, Pepper lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he works at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory. As the nation’s only forensic ornithologist, he is responsible for identifying all bird remains submitted in investigations of federal wildlife crimes and testifies as an expert witness in courts around the US. Pepper much prefers living birds, however, and his enthusiasm and sense of humor give birders and non-birders alike a new appreciation for the wonders of the avian world.

Tom Sharpe
Geologist

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Tom is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Leicester and has spent the last 35 years as a geology curator in the National Museum of Wales. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as a member of a dozen other geological and polar societies. Tom has over three decades of experience of interpreting geology for a wide range of audiences, through talks, lectures, field trips, exhibitions, and publications. He has curated a number of highly regarded geological and Antarctic exhibitions, and was involved in the planning of events to mark the centenary of Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition.

He has also taught lifelong learning geology classes for over 25 years at Cardiff University and led field trips around Britain and throughout the western United States, the North Atlantic, and in the Mediterranean region. Fieldwork and teaching have taken him to many parts of the world, and he was closely involved in the setting up of new geological museums in Newfoundland and in the United Arab Emirates. He lectures frequently to, and leads field trips for, various groups around the UK and on expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic and other parts of the world.

He has interests in dinosaur trackways, as well as in the growth of geology in the early 19th century, in particular the discovery of Jurassic marine reptile fossils, the development of the first geological map, and in the foundation of the British Geological Survey and the life and work of its first director. He also has a particular interest in the development of the understanding of Antarctica’s geology and in the work of the geologists on Heroic Age expeditions.

The co-author of a successful geology field guide to South Wales, Tom is currently writing a biography of the 19th-century geologist Sir Henry De la Beche, a study of the geological maps of William Smith, and several new field guide books.

Adult min age:
17
Max group size:
65

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Darwin
End City:
Sydney

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Darwin, Australia

    Arrive in Darwin on April 23 and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Gather this evening for a welcome dinner and overnight at the Hilton Darwin.

    Accommodation: The Hilton Darwin

    Meals included:
    Dinner
  • Day 2

    Explore historic Darwin

    Today explore historic Darwin with a visit to the George Brown Botanic Gardens, the Darwin Military Museum, and the impressive Darwin Museum and Art Gallery which celebrates Aboriginal art and the history of the region. This afternoon board the Coral Discoverer and set sail.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Go ashore on the Tiwis and join local Aboriginal guides

    Permission pending, go ashore on the Tiwis and join local Aboriginal guides for a tour of the small community of Nguiu, its museum, and the old Mission Precinct. You will also have an opportunity to visit the local arts center, to view and purchase high-quality Tiwi crafts and screen-printed fabric.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    The mighty King George River

    Cruise through a spectacular canyon where vertical cliffs, gorges, and mangroves line the shores of the mighty King George River. The final destination is King George Falls, a supremely photogenic area of 325-foot cliffs of rust-colored sandstone rising from the tidal waters.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 5

    Ancient Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art

    View fine examples of ancient Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, thought to be 20,000 to 15,000 years old, on Jar Island, a rocky uninhabited island endowed with lovely white-sand beaches. Tides permitting, step ashore on Woku-Woku Island to search for the remnants of old Macassan trepang stoves that were used to boil sea cucumbers collected on their journeys through the Kimberley hundreds of years ago.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 6

    A unique experience awaits

    A unique experience awaits us on Bigge Island, sacred to Aborigines for thousands of years. Well-preserved Aboriginal paintings grace the walls of caves, depicting mythical figures and offering visual evidence of the European entrance into the Aboriginal way of life. Keep an eye out for Monjon (the smallest of the wallabies), they can often be seen sprinting from one rock ledge to another. In the afternoon step ashore Sterna Island to search for a variety of seabirds, including four species of terns, pied cormorants, white-bellied sea eagles, and osprey.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 7

    Fly via helicopter to the Mitchell Plateau

    From Hunter River, fly via helicopter to the Mitchell Plateau to visit Mitchell Falls, a series of waterfalls and pools culminating in a deep gorge carving its way through the Outback. Explore the surrounding area on foot and enjoy a refreshing swim in the rushing freshwater pools. In the vicinity of our anchorage, you may explore the small tributaries by Zodiac, searching the mangroves and tidal mud flats for crocodiles, mudskippers, and fiddler crabs, as well as the many bird species that make their home within the dense vegetation.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Days 8-9

    View the amazing array of marine life exposed at low tide

    At Montgomery Reef, view the amazing array of marine life exposed at low tide. The 150-square-mile reef is home to an incredible number of green sea turtles and sharks are sometimes spotted in the surrounding waters. The fish that are trapped by the falling tide attract a plethora of birds including reef egrets and sea eagles.

    At Talbot Bay visit the Horizontal Waterfalls, one of the most unusual regional attractions. The falls, created by a phenomenon resulting from the mammoth tides, actually reverse as the tide turns.

    Join a bush walk at Raft Point to learn the traditions of the Worrorra people and view ancient Aboriginal cave paintings of outstanding quality, depicting the significance of the marine world to the Aboriginal way of life.

    The Buccaneer Archipelago consists of more than 800 islands. The shorelines of these rarely visited isles are among the most photogenic in the world, and include mangrove estuaries, secluded bays, untouched beaches, cliffs, reefs, rugged gorges, and whirlpools.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 10

    Sandy islands lying on a coral reef

    The Lacepede Islands are a group of four low, sandy islands lying on a coral reef. The islands are an important nesting site for green sea turtles and several species of seabirds including frigatebirds, brown boobies, crested terns, sandpipers, and ruddy turnstones. Cruise the area by Zodiac for a closer look at the seabird colonies. Be on deck this evening as the sun sets and the night sky comes alive—far from the city lights, stargazing in the Kimberley is simply spectacular.

    Accommodation: The Coral Discoverer

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Days 11-12

    Disembark in Broome

    Disembark in Broome with time for a bit of sightseeing. Transfer to the airport for your independent flight to Sydney with dinner and overnight at the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. Board your independent flight, arriving in home city the same day.

    Accommodation: The Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

     

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner

Accommodation

The Coral Discoverer

The 65-guest Coral Discoverer (formerly the Oceanic Discoverer) was launched in 2005 was completely refurbished in 2016. Her small size is perfect for regional exploration. She carries Zodiacs, a glass-bottom boat, and a powerful aluminum excursion boat that can carry all guests during excursions. A spacious lounge, equipped with two large plasma TV screens, is perfect for lectures. All staterooms offer an ocean view. The dining room features the finest fresh seafood of the region and a comprehensive selection of Australian and New Zealand wines.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single will only guarantee a room for single use. It does not necessarily mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Food & Transport

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

This expedition is timed during the beginning of the dry season, and occasional showers can be expected. Average daily temperatures will range from the low 80s°F to the low 90s°F, though high humidity can make it seem warmer.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Departure / Airport Check-In Procedures
Please arrive at the airport for your international flight three hours prior to departure and have access to your passport and airline E-ticket confirmation. Do not pack your passport or other travel documents in your checked luggage. Be certain that the check-in agent properly tags your bags through to your final destination, if allowed, and that you have all baggage and E-ticket receipts.

Arrival / Departure Transfers
Transfers and assistance between airports and group hotels are arranged for participants arriving and departing on group dates. However, if you are arriving prior to the group arrival day and have booked additional night(s) at our group hotel, a transfer from the airport to the hotel will be provided.

Airlines change flight times frequently and our air department will send you any updates for flights booked through Exodus as they are received from the carrier.  Still, we recommend reconfirming the departure time of your flights with the airline directly within 24 hours of departure.  This can be done easily online and will ensure you arrive at the airport with plenty of time to board your flight.

If you are booking your own flights or accommodation, please forward a copy of your flight itinerary to Exodus Travels as well as contact information where you can be reached prior to and after the program.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

What to Take

Internal Flights Weight Limit

For your international flights to and from Broome, Australia, please check for luggage weight restrictions with your airline provider or our air department if you are booking your international air arrangements through Exodus.

Practical Information

Visa

Australia

All nationalities except New Zealand require a visa for Australia. British, most EU passport holders, Canadian and US passport holders can apply for an electronic visa online. For British passport holders this is done through www.australia.org.uk.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Health Notes

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travelers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. If you are traveling from a country other than the United States, check the following World Health Organization link to see if you may be required to get the vaccination: http://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf

Yellow fever vaccinations, valid for life, must be given at official centers designated by your state’s health departments. The International Certificate of Vaccination must be validated by the center that administers the vaccine and carried with you on your trip. Your local or state health department can provide information regarding the locations and hours of yellow fever vaccination centers.

Be sure to bring a sufficient amount of your personal medications, as we will not have access to pharmacies while in the remote areas of this expedition.

We suggest that you contact your physician or local health center for current and other information concerning health precautions, immunizations, and prescriptions based on your physical condition and medical history. Your doctor may recommend a flu shot, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, and other routine vaccinations. This will vary by guest and can only be advised by a medical professional.

To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids whenever you can, not just when you are thirsty as this can help prevent a range of medical problems associated with traveling. Take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun by bringing a sun hat with a wide brim or scarf, polarized sunglasses, and a high-SPF sunscreen.

In case of serious injury or illness while traveling, it is important to understand that satisfactory medical facilities may not exist nearby. Should you require emergency medical care, it may be necessary to depart the country by international medical evacuation services. The cost of our expedition includes $100,000 of emergency evacuation cover and $25,000 cover for medical expenses. Details of this policy are available online at www.travelguard.com/zegrahm

The information herein is a guideline and is subject to change without notice. Contact your physician or local health center for current and other information concerning health precautions, immunizations, and prescriptions based on your physical condition and medical history.

Vaccination

Australia

There are no specific health risks.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Australia's Timezone:
Australia/Brisbane AEST (GMT +10:00)

Electricity

Money

Australia's Currency

The national currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (September 2017) of approximately 1.7 to the GBP, 1.3 to the USD, 1.0 to the CAD, 1.5 to the EUR and 0.9 to the NZD.

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 14 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to www.exodus.co.uk for online booking, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.