The rugged and ancient landscape of the Kimberley holds a mystical appeal for many Australians. It’s a hidden treasure trove of spectacular waterfalls, gorges and even pockets of rainforest, but it’s the agricultural and horticultural enterprises that are a great surprise to many. From the pearling industry in the romantic and colourful town of Broome to vast cattle stations, the tour also takes in some of the innovative enterprises in the Ord River Valley from sandalwood to seeds and mangoes to cotton. Spectacular natural landscapes and features are not forgotten with a tour of the stunning Bungle Bungle Range and Tunnel Creek National Park, as well as a cruise on the massive Lake Argyle. From pearls to diamonds, cattle to cotton, the Kimberley region is a great adventure and a real surprise!
- Rugged landscapes, outback cattle stations, innovative and diverse agriculture
- The beach resort town of Broome and a Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
- The Bungle Bungles – one of the world’s most fascinating geological landmarks
- Highlights of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and a cruise on the spectacular and vast Lake Argyle
- This tour operates away from the tourist areas, so accommodation and transport may not be what you’d find in more conventional areas!
Your Tour Escort - Scott Perkins
Scott Perkins lives in Darwin and loves outback Australia. He grew up on a sheep property near Winton in Queensland and in Townsville. During a long army career, Scott served in many parts of Australia as well as overseas. He left the Army to take up a position as General Manager of a Correctional Centre which, in addition to the normal range of activities, included a dairy and irrigated pasture. Scott completed an MBA before taking up management positions in the sugar industry, mining and government. Scott retains a lifetime interest in agriculture and is a director of Quadrant Australia.