Four Nights: Waterfalls, Gorges and Lookouts
12pm: Arrive at The Homestead and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our chef
2.30pm - 5pm: Zebedee Thermal Springs
Homestead guests have exclusive use of Zebedee Springs every afternoon so let an El Questro Ranger drive you to this most romantic of hideaways. After a short walk through dense vegetation you’ll come upon a series of thermal pools and small waterfalls. Zebedee Springs is an oasis in which to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day.
8am - 11am: Guided Gorge Walk
Home to some of the most well-known gorges in the Kimberley, each walk offers a different style of gorge from shady to tropical to more open and valley-like. What they all have in common, however, is the reward at the end – crystal clear water holes where you can have a refreshing swim before the return walk back to the 4-wheel drive. Every day a ranger will lead Homestead guests on a different walk, enquire the evening before to discover where you’ll be heading.
1pm: Lunch at The Homestead
2:30pm - 6pm: Explosion Gorge and Branco’s Lookout
Head out on a 4-wheel drive and experience the outback in an open air safari vehicle. At the end of the track lies Explosion Gorge, an amphitheatre-style gorge that opens up before you during a 45-minute cruise. Finish the tour on Branco’s Lookout, with views back to the Homestead with the Pentecost River rushing below. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and a taste of cheese while the sun sets before we make our way home.
9am - 10.30am: Relaxation or choose to take out a Homestead Boat
Located in various waterholes around the property are a number of small boats available for your use. All boats are powered by small electronic motors and can seat four adults. Remember that you are in crocodile country, please adhere to crocodile safety procedures.
11.30am - 2:30pm: Take a Gourmet Picnic Lunch to Miri Miri Falls by Helicopter
Fly by helicopter to a remote corner of El Questro where you will find Miri Miri, a spring-fed waterfall cascading over a 50m drop. A somewhat steep walk will reward you with your own private swimming hole set in lush bushland. Unreachable by road or by walking, Miri Miri offers an unparalleled romantic excursion that is only enjoyed by a select few.
4pm - 6pm: Buddy’s Point Lookout at Sunset
Toast the end of the day with a glass of Champagne and take in the 360-degree view of the property, all while the sun sets on another perfect Kimberley day.
7am - 11am:
Champagne Springs is named for the crystal clear springs that bubble from deep inside the earth’s interior and surface near the end of this walk through a lush, tropical, hidden valley. To the halfway point, the trail is sandy and rocky but mainly in the shade. The track then opens up into rugged terrain until you reach the top and the waterhole with its cascading falls. A helicopter waits to then carry you off on a scenic flight along the Pentecost and Chamberlain Gorges, landing you back at The Homestead.
12pm: Lunch at The Homestead
3pm - 5pm: Chamberlain Gorge Cruise
An El Questro ranger will take you on this 3km fresh waterhole in the Homestead’s private ‘dinghy’. Sit back and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna and resident Rock Wallabies, Johnston Crocodiles and the cheeky Archer Fish. Relax on the peaceful return journey at dusk when the colours of the Kimberley shine on the towering cliffs.