Kimberley & Purnululu

OVERVIEW

Please join me for a memorable journey in the spectacular Kimberley area of north western Australia. Our accommodation in Kununurra is www.freshwaterapartments.net.au centrally located amongst tropical gardens.

We’ll explore Purnululu National Park with East Kimberley Tours who have lived and guided in this world heritage listed area for over thirty years.

We’ll tour both northern and southern gorges within the park by 4WD and stay in the Bungle Bungle bush camp. The camp is an oasis in the wilderness with hot showers, flushing toilets and includes both in&outdoor dining with a rustic camp fire area. All meals are prepared in the on-site kitchen, a ‘restaurant’ with a difference and a fully licensed bar.

On our return to Kununurra we’ll spend a day cruising down the Ord River and visit the galleries in Kununurra.

The Kimberleys

TOUR GUIDE

Cilla Campbell

I am a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney and conduct courses at WEA in drawing and relief printmaking.

Throughout the year I lead national and international art tours. (check tour testimonials)

Cilla Campbell

WHAT TO EXPECT

CREATING ART

This is a private tour; we will choose when and where to create art and record our memories. A small and medium drawing book are recommended and a camera for en plain air work. Artists may be at different levels of experience and are encouraged to work at their own level with group appraisals and individual attention when requested. Oil paints/chalk pastels are not recommended.

 Kimberleys

TOUR INFO

INCLUDED

  • 3 nights accomm with breakfast at Freshwater Apartments, Kununurra
  • 4 nights accomm and all meals in the Bungle Bungles bush camp
  • Transfer by 4WD from Kununurra to Purnululu and return Day 2 & 6
  • Ord River day cruise (includes transfers) Day 7
  • Welcome dinner Day 1  

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to/from Kununurra before and after the tour
  • Lunch and dinner Day 6
  • Travel Insurance
  • Art materials

Bush Camp

WHAT TO BRING – art equipment

  • minimum: 2b pencil and rubber
  • drawing book (not too small)
  • any art materials you prefer (eg pen/wash, watercolour, graphite, charcoal)
  • portable stool

WHAT TO BRING – other

It is mid winter – some cool layers are advisable.

  • sensible non slip walking shoes, preferably with ankle support
  • hat, sunglasses, suncream
  • toiletries
  • casual clothing
  • warm jacket (and warm garments in case of cool evenings in the Bungles)

 

Kimberley weather in July: Clear blue skies day after day are guaranteed. Bungle Bungles can get night frosts!
Daily Av Max: 30.6°C/87.1F Night Av Min: 14.9°C/58.8F

FITNESS LEVEL

A reasonable level of fitness is necessary and that you can walk independently at a moderate pace.

Walking

ITINERARY

Day One /  Sun 24 July    Arrive Kununurra

This tour begins today on arrival to Kununurra. Our accommodation is Freshwater Apartments, centrally located amongst lush gardens. Depending on your time of arrival we’ll explore the town and galleries in Kununurra.

Dinner together at the Pump House by the river, with an internationally renowned kitchen brigade and focus on fresh local produce of the Kimberley region.

 

Day Two  / Mon 25 July   Kununurra – Purnululu National Park

Depart Freshwater Apartments after breakfast by 4WD and arrive Purnululu and the Bungle Bungle bush camp late afternoon.

 Beehive Domes

Days Three, Four & Five  /  Tues 26, Wed 27 and Thurs 28 July    Purnululu National Park also known as Bungle Bungles

Each day, after breakfast we’ll explore a different area of the Bungle Bungles by comfortable 4WD and walking. We’ll choose when and where to create art and return to the bush camp later in the day.

Areas of interest include Cathedral Gorge, the Lookout, the Grotto and the Domes Trail as well as Picanninny Creek, Window and Whipsnake Gorge and other beehive formations. Echidna Chasm at its narrowest is approx 900mm wide with 200-300 metre high walls. Livistona palms hug cliff walls and dominate the area. The Bungles are predominately sedimentary sandstone conglomerate, created over a few hundred million years!

Day Six  /  Fri 29 July    Purnululu NP  to Kununurra 

Depart Bungles Bungles after breakfast by 4WD and return to Freshwater Apartments in Kununurra.

Lake Argyle

Day Seven  / Sat 30 July    Kununurra – Ord River

After breakfast we travel by coach through Durack country to Lake Argyle (70km). We’ll visit the Durack Museum and the Hydro-Power Station before a 55km cruise on the Ord River back to Kununurra. Spectacular flora, fauna and wildlife along the way with afternoon tea at a riverside camp. Expect a colourful east Kimberley sunset before docking and returning to Kununurra around 6.00pm to celebrate this Kimberley experience with a farewell dinner together.

Day Eight  /  Sun 31 July    

Tour ends after checkout from Freshwater Apartments.

Kimberley

PRICE

$3,995.00 per person

This includes single sup if travelling solo

 

BOOKING DATES

To secure your place the full amount is now due.

Payment by bank transfer – details will be forwarded at time of booking, or by cheque.

 

CANCELLATION CHARGES

You may cancel the booking at any time but written notification is essential.

The following charges apply:
90 days or more – forfeit of deposit until a replacement reservation is made.
Less than 90 days – forfeit 100% of tour cost unless a replacement reservation is made.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Is strongly recommended at time of booking this tour.

 

TRAVEL TO KUNUNURRA

From Sydney the most direct route is via Darwin which may involve a stopover.

Alternatively fly to Perth then a direct flight to Kununurra.
Alternatively fly to Broome then a direct flight to Kununurra.

If you wish to travel to/from Sydney with the group, please ask for flight details and accommodation in Darwin.

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