3 Unchartered Itineraries In Australia

Visiting the Falls on a Wilderness Australia Cruise

Visiting the Falls on a Wilderness Australia Cruise

By: Kimberly Tan

Travellers to Western Australia can delight in riding the largest 4WD safari over sand dunes, swim with dolphins in Rockingham, navigate through limestone caves and abseil down cliff faces in an 11-day West Coast Interior Explorer itinerary (about US$17,861) with Quintessentially Travel. Also, visit the isolated Kimberley region, with spectacular views of the rugged ranges of the Bungle Bungles, and a horseback ride around the gorges.

Cruise ship near a waterfall,; Wilderness Australia;

Cruise ship near a waterfall, Wilderness Australia;

Explore the ranges of the North with Wilderness Australia. Take the Kimberley Wilderness Cruise that departs from either Broome or Wyndham. Scenic highlights of this eight-day itinerary (about US$9,250; helicopter and tender boat fees are additional) will include the Horizontal Falls, a swift tidal flow through the two narrow gorges of the McLarty Range in Talbot Bay. This can be seen up close on a tender boat and from far with a helicopter ride. The trip will also include opportunities to catch a barramundi at Leadline Creek or Sale River, as well as swimming in picture perfect billabongs (an oxbow lake or isolated pond left after a river has changed its course).

Aerial View from a helicopter, Wilderness Australia

Aerial View from a helicopter, Wilderness Australia

Other treats include 140sq mi of coral reef at the Montgomery Reef, a champagne sunrise on the top of a mountain and a heli-picnic at Eagle Falls.
Helicopter rides are in abundance, soaring over the Jackson Falls and Twin Falls, and the site of a bomber that crashed during WWII.

For the most in-depth immersion into indigenous culture in Australia, travel with Aboriginal Australia guides to learn a different side to local beloved icons. Visit a restricted area of Aboriginal owned Arnhem Land, where stops along the four night itinerary (about US$3,155 per person) include the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, with exhibits displaying the clans’ various hunting techniques, bloodlines and marriage rights and tribal elder stories, to name a few. Examine the finest rock art over at Nanguluwur and other sites that are some 60,000 years old, featuring rare and ancient figures, x-ray style art and even the period where they first came into contact with the European settlers.