Women's Kimberley Adventure - August 14 - 20, 2018
We’ll pick you up mid morning in Kununurra from the airport or your hotel. Grab any last minute items you need for the week before we have a café lunch in Kununurra. Jump in the vehicles and we have a 2 hour drive to our base for the week - the remote Kimberley cattle station, Digger’s Rest.
At the station we’ll have a quick orientation, show you to your accommodation and show you around. Later, meet the owners, Rod and Alida, have dinner and a yarn around the fire before retiring to your comfy Bush Hut or shared bunkhouse room.
After a cooked breakfast we’ll introduce you to your horse and saddle up before setting off on a 2 to 3 hour ride exploring the Station. Ride along the King River, beneath ancient boabs and cross dry creek lines as we ease into the saddle - and into "Kimberley time".
After lunch, have a go at cracking a whip. (A crack and cackle as we like to call it!) Mid afternoon we'll gather for a yarn on the riverbank (bush camp 2) with some local aboriginal women. After dinner enjoy a wine by the fire, and gaze upon a star-filled sky.
Up early to catch the tides and some bait to fish for barramundi before breakfast. After breakfast, have a laugh with a bull buggy ride around the station. In the middle of the day have a go at weaving a basket or carve your own boab nut to take home. If you prefer, you can just relax in a nearby hammock with a book.
Mid afternoon, riders are invited to saddle up again and go on a sunset ride with opportunities to trot and canter on the open plain. Non-riding guests can travel in vehicles to meet the riders for complimentary champagne and nibbles as the sun sets on a backdrop of boab trees and distant ranges. On the way you’ll see locations where Hugh and Nicole filmed scenes for ‘Australia’, then it's back to the station for a yummy dinner.
Full day ride – Now you're feeling relaxed in the saddle and getting to know your horse, it's time for a slightly more demanding, full day ride as we head up the picturesque King River Valley. Scenic trails cross numerous dry creek beds and wind through tea tree scrub and open woodland peppered with woolybutt and acacia. Keep your eyes open for wild brumbies, brolgas, jabiru, wedge-tailed eagles and dingoes. Cool off with a swim in the waterhole or throw a line in and see if you can catch a barra for dinner. After a picnic lunch, we re-saddle the horses and make our way back to the station via grassy plains and stony ridges.
If you don’t feel up to this full day riding, there's a half day option and non-riding guests can bring up the rear in the support vehicle so as not to miss the fun. Back at the station you’ll have time to freshen up for dinner and cap off the day with a glass of wine!
Full day out – The first Wyndham Horse Races took place in 1886 and not much has changed since then. Cheering on the races trackside at Wyndham's dirt racetrack is all part of the experience. You won't be out of place in jeans and dusty boots, but if you feel like breaking out the heels and some bling, you might find yourself taking out ‘Fashions in the Field’!
After the last race, we’ll take in the sunset with complimentary champagne and nibbles from the world-class Five Rivers Lookout before heading back to the station for dinner.
Have a free morning, or come with us on an early morning visit to a nearby site packed with verified cave art. If you’re feeling fit you can tackle the steep climb up to a lookout above Moochalabra Creek before we visit the famous Prison Tree - a large boab with a tragic history.
In the afternoon we saddle up for a last ride – a relaxing 2 or 3 hour ride through the gilgais, or maybe we’ll be needed to help move some cattle. For our final night, it’s champagne and nibbles out on the marsh with memorable sunset views of the Cockburn Ranges. Then it's dinner at the station and time to turn the music up and show us your best moves on the dance floor (ie. verandah).
After breakfast and farewells we head to Kununurra via Marlgu Bird Sanctuary for bird and crocodile spotting. You'll see why people come from all over the world to view wildlife at this Ramsar Wetland.
We’ll deliver you to Kununurra airport in time for your afternoon flights or drop you off at your hotel.
Excited? Book today - call Rachel 0428 254 529.
Please note: This itinerary is provided as a guide only and we reserve the right to make alterations to optimize your experience.