Globus family of brands’ Customer Services Consultant, Fiona, recently experienced our Globus Contrasts of the Kimberley tour. Read on to hear about Fiona’s wild and wonderful adventure through the Kimberley.
Throughout this journey I discovered the rich culture and history of the Kimberley (which I am embarrassed to admit) that I knew little about. Below are just some of my favourite highlights.
Our trip started off with a unique cultural Local Favourite in Katherine. We shared a moment with a local Indigenous artist Manuel and immersed ourselves in his storytelling and traditional music. We learnt some words of his Dalabon language and watched a few people have a go at starting a fire!
Our next stop was Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge which is owned by the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people. This spectacular sunset cruise was the best way to finish the day! We began with a welcome drink upon arrival and our dinner was prepared and cooked onboard.
The ambiance, stunningly beautiful scenery and setup at dinner was spot on, the perfect combination of relaxing and visually enjoyable.
We had the most wonderful time on our Lake Argyle cruise. For the wildlife-lover, we saw plenty and if you feel brave enough, you can take a dip in the lake with over 35,000 freshwater crocodiles!
Our cruise was timed for sunset again, so we were treated to more incredible colours through the skies with a glass of bubbles and some nibbles in hand.
Purnululu National Park
The scenic flight over the Bungle Bungle ranges is an absolute must do while in Kununurra! It’s an optional full day tour and is a great way to get a scenic view of the iconic UNESCO-listed world heritage site. Our pilot had immense knowledge of the areas we covered and took the time to maneuver the plane for everyone to take their perfect photos over Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungle ranges, Argyle Diamond Mine, and more.
After landing on a dirt airstrip, we were met by our guides and hopped on a 4WD to take us to the national park. We began our walk through the incredible striped beehive domes. Our guides led the group with great enthusiasm and were very informative of the geology, flora, and cultural significance to the Jaru and Gija Aboriginal people who are the custodians of Purnululu National Park. Though it was quite challenging in very hot temperatures, we were well looked after and the shady canyon leading to the gorge was a welcome relief. Having a delicious picnic in Cathedral Gorge itself was a neat setting for lunch.
The 1-hour walk through Emma Gorge can be challenging with the uneven, rocky terrain and quite a bit of clambering over large boulders. However, when we got to the end, we discovered the true gem of Emma Gorge. We rewarded ourselves by taking a dip in the beautiful turquoise pool with spectacular views of the waterfall!
The Horizontal Falls have been described by natural historian David Attenborough as “one of the greatest wonders of the natural world”. On our tour, a full day trip from Broome is offered as an optional excursion. It includes a scenic flight and a boat ride to the falls, and I would highly recommend it!
Our flight was fabulous and the scenery from the air was amazing. Once we finally arrived at Horizonal Falls the excitement and adrenaline started to kick in. Our skipper was so skilled at navigating the boat back and forth through the Horizontal Falls. This is a day I will never forget!
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