Discover Australia's Last Frontier with APT

10 August 2019

Whether by land or coastal cruise, APT seamlessly brings you to one of Australia’s most isolated and scenic locations, The Kimberley. Recognised as the true experts in the region and with over 50 years’ experience in traversing its rugged terrain and uncovering its hidden wonders, travellers will astounded by the service, hospitality and once-in-a-lifetime moments APT offers.

Hike through spectacular gorges and then swim in idyllic freshwater pools as you travel to the heart of the Kimberley by 4WD on the Gibb River Road. Or gain a new perspective of the incredible environment on an expedition vessel and explore the region’s magnificent bays, islands and reefs.

Here is what you can expect from an APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventure:

Exceptional Service & Knowledge

APT’s dedicated Driver-Guides are an indispensable part of their extensive teams. Qualified in a range of fields, from ecology to cultural heritage to anthropology, they collectively form part of the largest network of touring professionals in the region. On an Expedition Cruise, you’ll venture into some of Australia’s most remote and captivating areas with onboard experts such as naturalists, historians and ecologists and get up close to Kimberley’s hidden treasures for an intimate discovery.  

Custom-built and Luxurious Fleet

With APT’s very own MS Caledonian Sky and MS Island Sky expedition ships both providing the most in-depth Kimberley cruising experience, the choice is yours to make. On land, APT’s Mercedes Benz and Isuzu 4WD vehicles easily traverse the Kimberley’s rugged roads, while providing a safe and comfortable ride.

Exclusive Wilderness Lodges

APT’s exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges provide guests with a touch of luxury in the heart of the Australian wilderness. Appreciate the seclusion and tranquil bush setting of three, perfectly positioned lodges, while enjoying the comfort of your tented cabin. Each offers three-course meals and the experience of open-air dining, enabling you to enjoy your meal and a drink beneath the stars. Close to the falls, the Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge has its own private waterhole, as well as the Ungolan Pavilion, which features a lounge, bar and library. In the heart of Purnululu National Park, Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge grants easy access to the Bungle Bungle Range and will also have wi-fi available in 2019. Meanwhile, Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge boasts extensive views of King Leopold Range, while also taking advantage of the region’s finest local produce in the preparation of its much-loved meals.

Fine Dining:

Dining will become a highlight of your adventure as three-course dinners are served each night. Regional specialties are served with Indigenous herbs, for an authentic flavour. APT’s Wilderness Lodges are licensed and provide a select range of Matso’s locally brewed beer and Rosabrook Margaret River wines for purchase. To whet the appetite, here is a sample menu:

Pork Belly with toffied apple and raspberry coulis

Crispy skinned Cone Bay barramundi, drizzled in chimichurri, served with potato skordalia and steamed fresh vegetables

Coconut panna cotta, pistachio sponge, rosella flower coulis and honeycomb crumb

Eco Friendly Tourism:

APT is leading the way in the Kimberley, offering experiences that have minimal impact on this stunningly beautiful natural environment. Their initiatives include: using environmentally friendly cleaning products; returning all recyclable items to Broome for processing, adopting solar/diesel hybrid systems to cut down on fossil fuels and utilising ABCO systems for recycling water. In every aspect of their operation, APT strive to keep the sacred and Indigenous of the Kimberley land just that.

When it comes to The Kimberley, APT are the true experts. To find out more or to book a Kimberley adventure, contact your Travel Counsellor today.

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