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Embark on adventure across Australia’s last frontier on a 4WD adventure with APT.
Enjoy time at the beautiful Bell Gorge on your Kimberley Wilderness Adventure.
Enjoy the acoustics of Cathedral Gorge and learn how this fascinating place was formed on your 4WD Small Group Adventure.

Get off the bitumen and experience a 4WD adventure along legendary outback roads. Explore the Kimberley and Outback with a small group, lead by friendly and knowledgeable Driver-Guides.


The Small Group Experience

NTIA 2016 Best Domestic Tour Operator 2012 - 2016Among many awards and accolades, APT is proud to have gained regular recognition from the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. Voted Best Domestic Tour Operator in consecutive years from 2012 to 2016, Best International Tour Operator in 2014 and 2015, and Best River Cruise Operator in 2015 to 2017. APT has also been awarded Best Small Ship Line at the 2017 Cruise Passenger Awards. When you travel with APT, you’re travelling with the best.

Get Off the Beaten Track

Visit secluded spots that our knowledgeable Driver-Guides know, and see a side to the Kimberley and Outback large groups simply can't access.

Attentive Service

Travelling as part of such a small group, you'll be treated as an individual. Excursions can be shaped according to your needs and interests.

A More Informative Experience

With more time to ask your friendly Driver-Guide questions, you can learn as much as you like about the region's landscapes and culture.

Greater Camaraderie

The community of APT travellers are some of the nicest, uniquely interesting and most fun-loving people that you’ll ever meet, and we’re willing to bet that you won’t be able to tear yourself away from them by the end of your trip. By travelling in a small group of no more than 20 travellers you’re likely to develop the kind of camaraderie and friendship that can last a lifetime.

Custom Designed 4WD Vehicles

Our specially engineered custom-built Mercedes Benz and Isuzu 4WD vehicles set a global benchmark for these type of vehicles. So much so, that the Isuzu and Mercedes engineers still take great interest in the operation of our vehicles for their own research and development purposes. 

APT's vehicles have an impeccable reliability record while traversing some of the world's roughest terrain. As you travel along corrugated roads and ford rivers, your experienced Driver-Guide will make the task at hand look easy while ensuring your comfort and safety.

  • Astounding Views - Large tinted windows offer unimpeded views. 
  • State-of-the-Art PA System 
  • Coach-style reclining seats 
  • Safety and Convenience - Each 4WD carries a satellite phone, first aid kit, drinking water and is air-conditioned. 

Voted 'Best Domestic Tour Operator' four years in a row, 2012 - 2016, no other company is better equipped to take you on a 4WD adventure to this fabled frontier.

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Activity Level

The remote nature of the Kimberley requires travel by 4WD over some corrugated and often rugged terrain. A good level of fitness is essential for you to undertake walks in hot conditions and over terrain with uneven and slippery surfaces.

Some walks will require you to clamber over boulders up to one metre high. All walks are undertaken at a slow pace for your comfort and safety, and your Driver-Guide will be able to assist you where needed.

Please request a brochure or view one online to see the specific activity level for each of our activities.

On some of the more challenging walks at Bell Gorge and Mitchell Falls, you’ll be accompanied and assisted by two expert APT guides. Sturdy and comfortable walking shoes are an absolute must on all adventures. Please contact us if you require more information.

Life in the Outback

SEIZE THE DAY
The Kimberley's climate can sometimes push the extremes. Depending on the season, the day can heat up very quickly, and then quickly cool off at night. That's why, our itineraries are expertly planned to enjoy walks earlier in the morning, with the evening to enjoy a magical sunset.

GO THE DISTANCE
Due to the remoteness of the Kimberley, daily travel distances vary. Some days you may travel up to 500 kilometres and other days it will be significantly less. On unsealed roads, the going can be rough so covering the required distance can take longer. A comfort stop is made approximately every two hours and more often if required.

TIME FOR A SWIM
There are numerous gorges and rivers to be discovered, and on many days usually during morning or afternoon tea, you’ll have the chance to take a refreshing swim.

Committed to the Kimberley

EXCELLENCE IN ECOTOURISM
APT is the only major tour operator in the Kimberley region with an Advanced Ecotourism certification, reflecting the economic, environment and socially sustainable practices we adopt: including recycling; renewable energy; ABCO water systems; environmentally-friendly products; and sensitive building design. 2016 marks 10 years of our Advanced Ecotourism certification. We are also proud recipients of the Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism at the 2014 Western Australian Tourism Awards.

INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIPS
Our Kimberley holidays are made possible with the help of our long-standing Indigenous partnerships. Whether it's leading a group on a walk or providing access to sacred land, they provide a vital ingredient of your Kimberley experience. APT is proud of its partnership with Wunan, established to drive long-term socioeconomic change. Our relationships with local traditional landowners has led to the development of several permanent wilderness lodges. We have employees from local communities at our Mitchell Falls and Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodges, not to mention providing supplies to the local art gallery at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Partnering with the Djabulukgu Association, we can access highly restricted areas of Kakadu. Visit sacred sites, including Cannon Hill, Hawk Dreaming and Arnhem Land.

KIMBERLEY FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA
We are proud of our association with Kimberley Foundation Australia whose mission is to research, preserve and promote Kimberley Rock Art. We support their vision to ensure the rock art is preserved and recognised for its national and international significance. KFA’s research provides insight into one of the oldest cultures in the world. Our expert Driver-Guides receive briefings and training from KFA. As a result you gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture, including rock art during your holiday. To find out more information about KFA, please visit: www.kimberleyfoundation.org.au

Testimonial

"This has been a wonderful experience. Our driver has been exceptional, Digga has made the trip. He is both professional and caring. His passion for the Kimberleys is evident in everything he does."

- Sue

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