Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Ghan - Adelaide - Alice Springs & Top End

the ghan trainThe Ghan train is world renowned and the trip through the heart of Australia is one of those train journeys high on the list of train travel enthusiasts.

Best of The Kimberley has created a special 8 day/7 night package, commencing in Adelaide, that includes 2 nights in Adelaide, half day tour of Adelaide Hills and historic Hahndorf, 3 days/2 nights aboard the Ghan (Gold Kangaroo Class), 2 nights in Darwin, full day Kakadu National Park tour and sunset dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour.

This package can be extended with extra days in Darwin, add on the Kimberley or add a few days beforehand and visit stunning Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Call us on freecall 1800 450 850 or visit Best of the Kimberley for more information.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The History of Broome's Street Names: "Cable Beach Road"

cable beachCable Beach is named after the telegraph cable that came ashore on the beach from Banjowangie in Java. The original cable laid by the British Eastern Telegraph Company went to Darwin but it was laid on a volcanic seabed and suffered so many breaks, that it was decided to establish another station at Broome as a safety net, when the Darwin link broke.

The submarine cable was finished in 1889 and with it came "Cable House". By 1912 the cable had been transferred to Cottesloe (WA) and Cable House became the Broome Courthouse in 1921 and is still a functioning Courthouse to this day, and the site of the well known Saturday Courhouse Markets.

(Source: "The History of the Street Names of Broome" by Carol Shaw).

Thinkin of visiting Cable Beach? Contact Best of the Kimberley for some great travel deals.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Broome Boutique Accommodation - BroomeTown B and B

broome town b and bBroomeTown B&B was specifically designed and built as a 4 ½ star (AAA rated) ‘adults only’ retreat with a focus on relaxation, quality and first class hospitality.

Situated close to ‘Chinatown’ and a short walk to many tourist attractions, restaurants, pubs and galleries guests can experience the unique ambiance of Broome on their doorstep. Includes delicious gourmet breakfast served in the tropical outdoor living and pool area.

The tropical-pavilion style design of BroomeTown comprises of three spacious suites in a guest wing separate from the main house. Guests have their own private entry and spaces with the advantage of a host living on-site. The open-air guest lounge, pool, kitchenette and BBQ area is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the Broome lifestyle.

For more information contact Best Of The Kimberley freecall 1800 450 850 or visit Best of the Kimberley

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Charnley River Station - Gibb River Road

kimberley holidaysIn the heart of The Kimberley lies Charnley River Station, a working cattle station of around 750,00 acres. The scenery is spectacular and the wildlife abundant!

Discover some of the best gorges and waterfalls in the Kimberley and enjoy activities such as swimming, bushwalking, canoing, fishing or just relax and soak up the magic of this remote location.

3 days/2 nights. Minimum 2/maximum of 6 passengers. $1050 per person. (Drive in/fly out option also available).

Contact Best Of The Kimberley on freecall 1800 450 850 for more information and available dates or visit Best of the Kimberley.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tiwi Islands - "You haven't seen the Territory until you've seen the Tiwi Islands"

tiwi ladiesFly from Darwin Airport to Bathurst Island and take a guided tour through the progressive community of Nguiu. Be taken through the arts and craft centres and see the artists at work with the opportunity to purchase original pieces.

Spend time with the Tiwi ladies and guides enjoying billy tea and damper. Witness traditional totem dances and a smoking ceremony. Visit a local waterhold fo a swim and visit a Tiwi burial site and learn about some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani poles (Burial poles).

Full day tour operates Monday-Friday, March to November.

For more information contact Best Of The Kimberley Freecall 1800 450 850 or visit Best of the Kimberley.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Ghan - NEW Platinum Service -for the discerning traveller

the ghanPicture yourself waking up in the comfort of your own luxuriously appointed private cabin, as you draw the blinds to reveal the first sunlight of the day reflecting on the red earth of Central Australia. Arise at your own pace to a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, before tempting yourself with either a delicious full breakfast in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant or a continental offering served in the privacy of your cabin.

Designed to deliver new heights in comfort, space and style, the contemporary Platinum Service is without peer. Introducing new spacious private cabins, a full ensuite and levels of service that will leave you feeling pampered, relaxed and special.

Cabins offer a unique blend of classic style with modern comfort and amenities presented in a distinctly Australian character. The magnificent panoramic windows provide sweeping views of the ever-changing world outside.

Available for Adelaide to Darwin departures from 10 September 2008, the world class Platinum Service will be exclusive with a total of 25 cabins in 5 carriages and will be available once a week on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin (Wednesdays) and Darwin to Adelaide (Saturdays). Best Of The Kimberley can create an exciting itinerary for you that includes one of the world's most famous train journeys!

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Broome's newest resort - The Pearle

the pearle resortBroome's newest resort, The Pearle opened on 1 May. Located in the Cable Beach precinct, the resort offers luxurious accommodation that is inspired by the exotic pavilions homes of South East Asia.

The Pearle has premium hotel, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villa accommodation. Each pavilion retreat offers spacious open-plan design with indoor and outdoor living, designer kitchens, air-conditioning, outdoor decks with BBQs and a private plunge pool.

For more information contact Best Of The Kimberley on freecall 1800 450 850 or visit Best of the Kimberley