Terrific Top End (Reach Beyond) – Darwin to Broome

Duration

15 Days

Departs

Monday 11 July, 2022

From

$8,290

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“We were so well looked after by our tour leaders. Everything was taken care of.”

This Tour Includes

Christian Tour Leader throughout

Air-conditioned touring coach

Return economy class airfares

14 Breakfasts
7 Lunches
14 Dinners

Quality Accommodation Private Facilities

Sightseeing as outlined & all entry fees

Luggage assistance if required

Tour Summary

Come with CFT to explore one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth and be inspired by Australia’s vast landscapes as well as the dedicated Reach Beyond Field Staff who serve God in these remote regions. We will go on an unforgettable journey of discovery as we tour a part of Australia that is often difficult to access as an individual traveller.

Travel through varied landscapes covering billions of years in history – enjoy dramatic gorges, ancient mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, ochre cliffs and soak up the sight of glorious white sand beaches and azure oceans.

This will be a journey of unique experiences. You will explore ancient rock art with views over Arnhem Land floodplains, cruise the dramatic Geikie Gorge and travel through the remote Kimberley.

A highlight of the tour will be the chance to meet with and enjoy the fellowship of the team at Reach Beyond at their base in Kununurra.

The incredible Kimberley and the Outback of North West Australia awaits – be inspired as you connect with fellow Christians and enjoy a journey with purpose.

Blessings

The CFT Team

Your Travel Itinerary

Day 1
Monday 11 July 2022

Home - Darwin

3 NIGHTS (D)

Prepare for your huge adventure as you prepare to cross the country from home ports to Darwin.

Flights from all Capital Cities and Regional areas will be co-ordinated to bring us together into Darwin, the Big Heart of the North where we will be met and transferred into our home base for three nights – the Travelodge, Darwin.

We all meet together by the pool to be welcomed by your CFT Tour Leader, and REACH host then enjoy our first dinner together.

Accommodation: Darwin

Day 2
Tuesday 12 July 2022

Darwin Sightseeing & Dinner Cruise

(B) (D)

Darwin has a dramatic history from its bombing by the Japanese during WWII to the devastation of Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Today, Darwin is a relaxed, modern city celebrating a cosmopolitan mix of over 50 nationalities and we are fortunate to be able to socialise with the locals rather than just interact as tourists; during our stay in Darwin.
We will plan a visit to Nungalinya College, a combined churches training college for Indigenous Australians.

These meetings and wonderful times of fellowship will be interspersed with the sightseeing of such Darwin highlights as the Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory and Fannie Bay and East Point Reserve.

Tonight, we will be in for a special treat as we cruise Darwin Harbour – enjoy a delicious dinner whilst the sun sets over the Timor Sea

Accommodation: Darwin

Day 3
Wednesday 13 July 2022

Territory Wildlife Park

(B) (D)

Today we head South of Darwin to enjoy a real Top End experience at Territory Wildlife Park with its incredible range of wildlife and birds – learn all about them through keeper talks and shows, including the Bird of Prey show.

Lunch will be at your own choice and cost in the Park, after which we will return to Darwin.

Accommodation: Darwin

Day 4
Thursday 14 July 2022

Darwin - Kakadu

2 NIGHTS (B) (L) (D)

Leaving Darwin behind we cross the Marrakai Plains, with its many magnetic and cathedral anthills. These plains and lagoons are a haven for grazing wild buffalo, wallabies, Jabiru, Egrets, Magpie Geese and Brolga. Along the way we pass Humpty Doo, one of the earliest but failed attempts at agricultural irrigation for farming the Far North.

Entering Kakadu National Park, we will visit Bowalli Visitors’ Centre where you can collect information and maps that will add to your experience. We travel to Ubirr Rock, famous for its ancient Aboriginal rock art – tour several “art galleries” set amongst the rocky outcrops and admire the sensational views over Arnhem Land floodplains.

Whilst in Kakadu you may elect to take a flight over the Kakadu National Park by light aircraft (this can be organised by your Tour Leader while on tour). A short drive through the park brings us to our home for the next two nights – the Kakadu Lodge, Cooinda.

Accommodation: Cooinda

Speak with your tour leader if you would like to book an optional scenic flight over the Kakadu National Park and this can be organised for you.

Day 5
Friday 15 July 2022

Kakadu National Park - Yellow Water Cruise

(B) (L) (D)

Covering an area of 19,800 square kilometres the World Heritage listed Kakadu is also the largest National Park in Australia and today we have a full day to further explore its beauty.

Learn more about the local Aboriginal culture at the Warradjan Cultural Centre and walk around the Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock and take in the breathtaking views across the vast plains. We top off a fantastic day with a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong surrounded by wildlife (including the ever- present crocodile).

Accommodation: Cooinda

Day 6
Saturday 16 July 2022

Kakadu - Katherine

2 NIGHTS (B) (D)

From Cooinda, we drive out of the World Heritage National Park, re-joining the Stuart Highway at Pine Creek, and head southwards to Katherine.

After lunch, we will visit the Katherine Hot Springs; we can enjoy a soothing and enjoyable dip surrounded by the lush tropical vegetation before checking into our hotel.

Accommodation: Katherine

Day 7
Sunday 17 July 2022

Worship - Katherine

(B) (D) ✝️

This morning’s worship will be with our dinner guests and local people before we enjoy some free time then drive towards the famous gorge system for lunch at our own choice and cost.

Katherine is famous for its dramatic Nitmiluk National Park and this afternoon we will cruise two gorges in this wonderful inland waterway. NOTE – good shoes and light trousers are recommended.

Accommodation: Katherine

Day 8
Monday 18 July 2022

Katherine - Kununurra

3 NIGHTS (B) (L) (D)

Today we travel through the beautiful Victoria River Downs and cross the border into WA. We are starting to enter the real Kimberley country now and you will be held spellbound by the changing colours of the ochre rich cliffs; an ancient landscape covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres, in one of the world’s most precious wilderness regions.

Our destination today in Kununurra (meaning ‘big water’), aptly named for its wildlife rich waters and wetlands of Lake Kununurra and neighbouring Lake Argyle.

Accommodation: Kununurra

Day 9
Tuesday 19 July 2022

Kununurra - Reach Beyond

(B) (L) (D) 🔴 Reach Beyond

Today – our main purpose for coming. We cross the mighty Ord River and visit the home of Christian broadcaster Reach Beyond. Since 2003, Reach Beyond, formerly HCJB, has been transmitting the gospel to the Asia Pacific region from this remarkable broadcast facility.

Currently, programs are aired in over 25 languages every week. You will spend time in fellowship with the team here, and share in the wonderful way God has opened the airwaves for Gospel outreach into South East Asia.

We will also venture a little into the intensive farming regions and learn something of the potential of this food bowl using the waters of the Ord River Scheme.

Accommodation: Kununurra

Day 10
Wednesday 20 July 2022

Kununurra

(B) (L) (D) 🔵 Optional Scenic Flight

After a leisurely start, we will travel to Lake Argyle, the largest manmade lake in the southern hemisphere, so huge it is classed as an inland sea. Following lunch, we will board the Triple J Cruise which will deliver you to the town jetty for your transfer back to the hotel. Our dinner guests this evening will be some of the folk from the REACH broadcasting facility.

Accommodation: Kununurra

🔵 As an optional tour, you may like to book a Scenic Flight over the Bungle Bungles. See page 11 of brochure for details.

Day 11
Thursday 21 July 2022

Kununurra - Fitzroy Crossing

(B) (L) (D)

Today we journey to Halls Creek, Western Australia’s first gold mining town, and now the centre of a vast beef industry. We will be travelling across the fertile floodplains of the Fitzroy River; our destination is Fitzroy Crossing and along the way you will pick up the distant view of the Bungle Bungles ranges.

Accommodation: Fitzroy Crossing

Day 12
Friday 22 July 2022

Fitzroy Crossing - Broome

3 NIGHTS (B) (L) (D)

This morning we cruise Geikie Gorge, part of the 350-million-year-old Devonian reef system, its soaring cliffs have been carved out by the mighty Fitzroy River.

We travel on to Derby, known for having the largest tides in Australia, and will tour the town and enjoy the view over King Sound from the Jetty. From Derby, we head south stopping briefly to see Myall’s Bore, Australia’s longest cattle trough and the massive 1500-year-old Boab Prison Tree before we journey onto Broome, “the pearl of the north”.

Accommodation: Broome

Day 13
Saturday 23 July 2022

Broome

(B) (D) 🔵Optional Day Tour

Broome is the home of beautiful South Sea pearls and their discovery in the 1800s saw Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrive in droves, creating a melting pot of cultures; immerse yourself in Broome’s multicultural heritage with a visit to the Japanese Cemetery and the Pearl Lugger Museum.

Travel back in time when we visit the striking rust-red cliffs at Gantheaume Point to look at ancient dinosaur footprints. Enjoy time at leisure in the centre of town – explore, shop and relax until mid-afternoon when we will collect you and return you to the resort.

Accommodation: Broome

🔵For a truly “once in a lifetime” experience, you may wish to book an optional Day Tour which includes Kimberley Scenic Flight & Horizontal Falls Boat Cruise. See page 11 of brochure for details.

Day 14
Sunday 24 July 2022

Worship - Broome

(B) (D) ✝️

We start today with a chance to share in a service of worship in Broome followed by a day of leisure to enjoy the beauty of Broome, whether you laze by the pool or wander around town.
This afternoon we will spend time on famous Cable Beach, renowned for 22 kilometres of white sand and turquoise waters. Get ready for a quintessential Broome experience and maybe marvel at a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset from the back of a friendly camel.

(Please note a 90kg weight restriction applies to camel rides – the ride is optional and the cost is payable on tour).

Accommodation: Broome

Day 15
Monday 25 July 2022

Broome - Home

(B)

What a beautiful holiday with a purpose! But sadly it has to come to an end.

Depending on your return flight times, you may have some free time left in the township of Broome before we are taken the very short ride to the Broome Airport for your flight homeward.

We bid farewell to our newly made friends and head home feeling blessed by this wonderful experience and the magnificence of God’s glorious creation.

Until next time…

All Inclusive Fares

Terrific Top End (Reach Beyond) – Darwin to Broome Pricing

Departs from: Description Twin PP Single
From Sydney $8,290 $9,990
From Melbourne $8,290 $9,990
From Brisbane $8,290 $9,990

Tour Code:

NWA22071CFT

Departs:

Monday 11 July, 2022

Returns:

Monday 25 July, 2022

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15 Days

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Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB) is part of a global community serving as the voice and hands of Jesus. Sharing God’s love among unreached people through media, healthcare and community development.