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Join CFT on our first domestic World Vision fundraising tour!
Journey from Broome to Darwin and visit the Kimberley, one of the world’s last true wilderness areas.
Meet the people of the region, visit with World Vision staff and see programs that his tour is helping to support. Be awed by the stunning Outback landscapes, thrilled by unique experiences, and inspired by the incredible people we will meet along the way!
Our Outback adventure begins – fly to Broome “the pearl of the north”, where you will be met and welcomed by your CFT Tour Leader before we enjoy our first dinner together.
The chance to worship at a church of your choice is timetabled into this morning’s itinerary, and your coach will make a shuttle run to assist you in “getting to the church on time.”
This remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure – relax at the resort or explore the town. This afternoon we will visit Broome’s famous Cable Beach, renowned for 22 kilometres of white sand and turquoise waters.
Get ready for a quintessential Broome experience and marvel at a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset from the back of a friendly camel at your own option and extra cost. This can be arranged on tour by your Tour Leader.
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 and Willie Creek Pearl Farm Experience. Travel back in time when we visit the striking rust-red cliffs at Gantheaume Point to look at ancient dinosaur footprints.
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.
This morning we depart Broome and travel into Derby, along the way we will stop briefly to see Myall’s Bore, Australia’s longest cattle trough and view the massive 1500-year-old Boab Prison Tree. Derby is known for having the largest tides in Australia and will tour the town and enjoy the view over King Sound from the Jetty. Our main purpose for our trip today is to connect with the local World Vision Team.
Come and learn about more about World Vision’s work in Australia when we meet with staff from the Early Childhood Care and Development project. Our CFT / World Vision partnered tour will help to support Indigenous Australian communities through programs such as these that focus on children and youth to create a strong, positive environment for young people and families. An inspiring day.
Departing Derby, we travel a little south before then turning East as we travel on to Fitzroy Crossing. In the afternoon we will 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. Watch out for the crocodiles!
Following this awe-inspiring gorge cruise, it is just a short drive to our selected accommodation on the banks of the Fitzroy River.
Overnight: Fitzroy Crossing
Leaving behind Fitzroy Crossing we will travel across the fertile floodplains of the Fitzroy River where you will see distant views of the Bungle Bungle ranges. We will stop for a break in Halls Creek, Western Australia’s first gold mining town and now the centre of a vast beef industry.
Our destination today in Kununurra (meaning “big water”), aptly named for its wildlife rich waters and wetlands of Lake Kununurra and neighbouring Lake Argyle.
After a leisurely morning, 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 us to the jetty at the edge of town for the coach transfer back to our accommodation.
This morning we will have some leisure time. In the afternoon, you can choose to join us as we cross the mighty Ord River and visit the Reach Beyond Broadcasting Centre that is set on a 200-acre farm. Since 2003, Reach Beyond (Australia), formerly HCJB, has been transmitting the gospel in 30 languages to the Asia Pacific region. Learn more about the work they do in God’s name.
As an optional tour, you may like to book a Scenic Flight over the Bungle Bungles. See page 11 of brochure for details.
Today we are travelling through the Kimberley and you will be spellbound by the changing colours of the ochre cliffs. Covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres, the Kimberley is one of the world’s most precious wilderness regions.
We leave WA behind as our journey takes us through the beautiful Victoria River Downs as we head to Katherine, known as the place where “The Outback meets the tropics”.
Because of the distance we must travel today and the changing time zone, we cannot attend a community church service. Instead we have our own on the coach we call “The Church of the Moving Saints.”
A leisurely morning visiting the Katherine School of the Air before some free time to wander the main town. Perhaps pop into the Aboriginal owned and operated MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft gallery – a not-for-profit centre offering authentic local art, and support to Indigenous communities. Katherine is famous for its dramatic Nitmiluk National Park and this afternoon we will cruise two gorges in this wonderful inland waterway. NOTE: As we walk across rocks between gorges, good shoes and light trousers are recommended. Later we will visit the Katherine Hot Springs – enjoy a soothing and enjoyable dip surrounded by the lush tropical vegetation before returning to our hotel.
Overnight : Katherine
Today we drive north in search of a real “Top End” experience – Kakadu. Covering an area of 19,800 square km, 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.
Our first visit is to the rock art found at Nourlangie Rock and we take in the breathtaking views across the Marrakai Plains wetlands. There will be time to also visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre before we set back and take in the beautiful sunset on Yellow Waters that abounds with wildlife and the ever present crocodile.
A full day in Kakadu will not disappoint as we drive towards Jabiru and the Bowali Visitors’ Centre where you may stock up on tourist information or spend time reading the interpretative centre details. We will also visit the Ubirr Rock Art site and see the Crocodile shaped motel in Jabiru, then return to Cooinda to allow some relaxing time to spend in the grounds of our hotel and take in another glorious Top End Sunset.
We leave Kakadu and drive across 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.
Joining the Stuart Highway, a short drive in the afternoon brings us to Darwin, Australia’s Big Heart of the North. It is only a short drive to our selected hotel, and on the way we will give you an orientation tour so you can plan how you will spend your morning.
This morning has been left free for any last minute souvenir shopping, or it is only a short walk to the Crocosaurus centre (entry fee applies). You may be interested in visiting the Nungalinya College, a training college assisted by all denominations for TheologicaL training of Indigenous people from the Top End.
Darwin has a dramatic history, from its bombing by the Japanese during WWII to the devastation of Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Today it is a relaxed, modern city celebrating its cosmopolitan mix of over 50 nationalities. In the late morning you can join the tour coach for a drive around sightseeing tour that will include the Darwin Botanic Gardens, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Fannie Bay and East Point. Return to freshen up at your hotel for a special treat as we cruise Darwin Harbour – savour a delicious dinner whilst the sun sets over the Timor Sea.
We hope that you have enjoyed our Top End adventure and return home feeling blessed by the wonderful people you have meet and unique experiences we have shared.
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