Discover the best of the Kimberley on foot and by air on this luxury lodge-based four day adventure featuring Mitchell Falls and the El Questro gorges
Our Signature Kimberley Walk at El Questro Homestead is a chance to experience the best of the Kimberley in comfort. Admire the Mitchell Falls from the air before getting close to Aboriginal rock art on a guided hike and swimming in natural pools at the top of the falls. Let your private guide lead you to Emma Gorge and El Questro Gorge and their beautiful waterfalls. Later, make the most of your exclusive access as a Homestead guest at Zebedee thermal springs. Enjoy daily gourmet food and wine overlooking the Chamberlain River and dine under the stars. This is a truly unique private tour, but commencing with a public charter to Mitchel Falls on day one, followed by a private heli transfer to the Homestead.
El Questro Wilderness Park in the remote East Kimberley
View Mitchell Falls and King George Falls from the air
Heli-hike experience to the top of Mitchell Falls
Private guided walks at Emma and El Questro gorge
Option to join a sunset safari with Homestead guests to scenic gorge lookout
From AUD$8995 pp, twin share; AUD$11995 single share (Homestead Room)
Upgrade options: Gorge View Room (add $775 pp, twin share); Cliffside Retreat (add $1675 pp, twin share)
- 3 nights exclusive Luxury Lodge accommodation at El Questro Homestead
- All food, wine and spirits at El Questro Homestead
- Kimberley scenic flight from Kununurra to Mitchell Plateau taking in King George Falls and Berkeley River, and return charter flight to Kununurra *this is a public tour
- Heli-hiking experience at Mitchell Falls including rock art viewing and swim at the top of the falls
- Private heli transfer from Kununurra to the El Questro Homestead at the end of day one
- Private guided walk and swim at Emma Gorge
- Private guided full day hike to El Questro Gorge waterfall (shorter walk option available)
- Exclusive use of Zebedee Springs thermal pools with Homestead guests
- Sunset drinks experience at scenic gorge lookout with Homestead guests
- Optional morning bird watching walk at El Questro with Homestead guests
- Private ground transfer to Kununurra on day four
- All Park permits and professional local guides
Select departure dates from April to Sept 2023 are available to book now as a private walk for two or more guests. Departure dates below.
Welcome to the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia! It's an early pick up from your Kununurra accommodation for a truly special day out. Enjoy aerial views on your scenic charter flight across the Kimberley, as you make your way from Kununurra to the Mitchell Plateau. Look out over changing landscape as you pass the King George River and mighty Twin Falls - the highest in Western Australia - before reaching the turquoise waters of the Kimberley coastline near Berkeley River.
After landing at Mitchell Plateau, you'll board a helicopter, taking you to the start of your 5km guided walk to the top of Mitchell Falls. Take in Lake Mertens and Aboriginal rock art sites on this adventurous walk before arriving at the falls. There is time for a picnic lunch and a swim above the falls post-walk. Later you'll board your the light air charter back to Kununurra. Upon landing, be met by your private helicopter pilot who will whisk you by heli to the lawns of El Questro Homestead. Your El Questro host will provide an overview of the plan for the next few days before evening drinks and canapes, followed by dinner on the terrace or overlooking Chamberlain Gorge so you can dine under the stars. Enjoy a choice of modern Australian cuisine showcasing local, seasonal produce and fine wines.
Included: L - D
We recommend an early start and breakfast on the sweeping veranda overlooking Chamberlain Gorge so you can watch the rising sun transform the surrounding ranges with a soft pink glow. After breakfast, you'll be led by your private guide on a morning walk to one of El Questro's most iconic sites, Emma Gorge. After navigating the terrain into the gorge you'll be rewarded with an amphitheatre of towering red cliff walls surrounding a wide natural pool. A droplet waterfall and a small thermal water outlet trickle down from the rocks. An incredibly pretty spot to take a well-deserved swim and marvel at the scale of the gorge walls above. After a walk back out of Emma Gorge, your guide will transfer you back to the Homestead just in time for lunch and a chilled glass of West Australian white.
This afternoon enjoy exclusive access to the Zebedee thermal springs as a Homestead guest, and soak in the warm healing waters while it is peaceful and closed to the public. The walk into the Springs is an experience in itself, surrounded by ancient palms under a rainforest canopy. Tonight another evening of food and wine at the Homestead awaits. You can choose to dine privately or with new Homestead friends.
Included: B - L - D
After breakfast, join your private guide for an adventurous hike through El Questro Gorge today. The walk starts easily enough with a pleasant stroll through palms and rainforest, along a spring-fed creek at the base of the gorge. You'll encounter some boulders along the valley before arriving at a small, crystal-clear swimming hole. Relax here with a drink and take in the beauty of the rainforest. You can choose to continue on from here as the hike becomes more challenging to reach the truly spectacular El Questro waterfall and swimming hole - it's well worth it. This evening, you have the opportunity to join a quintessential El Questro experience - an open air safari adventure up to a scenic lookout high above Chamberlain Gorge. Enjoy wine and cheese with Homestead guests as the sunsets over the Kimberley. Later enjoy one last Homestead dinner under the stars with something special to toast a magnificent stay.
Included: B - L - D
For early risers, this morning offers a chance to join a guided bird-watching walk as the sunrises at El Questro. Your guide will lead you in spotting unique birds and other wildlife flourishing in the early hours before the Kimberley heat kicks in. Head back to the Homestead for a final breakfast before you make your way back to Kununurra by private ground transfer at a time that suits you. Enjoy the scenic drive across a short section of the Gibb River Road on your journey back to Kununurra.
April to September season.
Regular Saturday departures throughout the season. View all departure dates below.