Australia's Kimberley: Voyage to the Outback
April 24, 2015 - May 8, 2015
Optional Pre-Voyage Extension: Kakadu National Park & Bungle Bungle
Saturday, April 18 – Monday, April 27
Towering escarpments, undulating woodlands, spectacular waterways, mangrove-covered tidal flats, and forests rich in flora and fauna make Kakadu National Park an Australian natural treasure. Kakadu’s various habitats support 1,500 plant, 275 bird, 60 mammal, and 21 marsupial species, as well as an extensive variety of fish, aquatic animals, and insects.
Visit Nourlangie and Ubirr Rock, Kakadu’s best Aboriginal rock art sites and learn about the historic cave paintings and their continuing importance in today’s Aboriginal culture. Travel along the spectacular East Alligator River, a stunning ribbon of water that forms a border between Kakadu and Arnhem Land. Here Aboriginal guides explain past and present traditional ways, describe “bush tucker,” demonstrate how hunting tools were made, and relate mythological tales and dreamtime stories.
A flightseeing trip over Bungle Bungle (Purnulu National Park), a magnificent 3,000-square-kilometer park, is one of the extension highlights. Beehive-shaped sandstone domes featuring spectacular horizontal orange and gray bands characterize the Bungle Bungle. The existence of this natural phenomenon has been known locally for eons, but they only came to the attention of the general public in 1983. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, the area was declared a national park.
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- Price: TBD single occupancy, TBD double occupancy