Then – you will have hardly had a chance to catch your breath when, for those who can’t wait one minute longer, Leadline Creek will be the first opportunity to ‘land a barra’! Before you know it, your first day onboard will be coming to an end – but there’s still time to select a fine wine and to enjoy a leisurely evening meal as we cruise to Doubtful Bay.
Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective!
We cross the Pentecost River, with spectacular vistas that provided the backdrop to Baz Luhrmann’s movie Australia, we stop for morning tea on the banks of this mighty estuary. We arrive at the outback oasis of Home Valley Station where we have the opportunity to take a short walk and learn about this cattle property that is owned by the Indigenous Land Council and where training in the hospitality and pastoral industries is provided to local indigenous youth. Lunch is a hearty affair enjoyed at Dusty’s Bar & Grill. This afternoon we venture back to El Questro Wilderness Park, the most famous station and tourism resort along the Gibb River Road. The spectacular landscape, dotted with boab trees and stunning gorges is the perfect environment to appreciate the captivating beauty of this remote region. The afternoon is the perfect time to tackle the challenging Emma Gorge walk prior to enjoying a cocktail and a delicious meal under the evening sky.
After a picnic lunch inside the gorge we once again hit the Gibb River Road stopping at Mowanjam Art & Cultural Centre for an insight into the local Indigenous artists. We take a short diversion into the pioneer township of Derby and visit the famous Boab Prison Tree prior to crossing the Fitzroy River en-route to our late afternoon arrival into Broome where your tour concludes with a drop off at your accommodation.