Homestead Experiences

A stay at the Homestead would be incomplete without heading out into its surrounding outback to explore the extraordinary beauty of this unique part of the world. El Questro is awash with more than 700,000 acres of rugged ranges, towering gorges, crystal clear waters, breathtaking sunsets and, of course, the ancient Boab tree and it’s all there on the Homestead’s doorstep.

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We encourage you to arrange your personalised itinerary prior to arrival to avoid disappointment. Please send requests through to elquestrohomestead@delawarenorth.com

We want our guests to feel fully immersed in everything this extraordinary pocket of Australia has to offer, which is why the Homestead runs complimentary, and exclusive experiences for all guests. Facilitated by El Questro’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic rangers, Homestead experiences are always tailored, and customised, to guests’ individual preferences, all that’s required is choosing how to best explore El Questro — by helicopter, 4WD, boat or on foot. 

Our Homestead experiences include boating out onto crystal clear waters and taking a cruise through sun-lit gorges, stopping only to feed the local fish, or joining your guide in a 4WD Safari vehicle for a history,  nature and wildlife tour. The Big Day Out is our signature, it is a day which allows for plenty of opportunities to spot the Kimberley Big 5: brolgas, jabirus, saltwater crocodiles, bullocks and wallaroos.

Separate from the complimentary experiences, one can see El Questro from a different perspective by heading into the Kimberley sky and taking a Homestead helicopter tour to untouched and unexplored areas of the property. We run a number of different helicopter experiences where you’ll soar over vast lush rainforests and between sunlit cliffs before landing next to remote water holes and cascading waterfalls before enjoying a swim and gourmet picnic before heading home. Alternatively, enjoy the sights from a scenic airplane flight to iconic Kimberley locations further afield.

With so many experiences to choose from the only decision Homestead guests need to make is which one to do first. 

In every El Questro Homestead stay and in all of the Homestead Special Offers are the following inclusions:
  • Luxury accommodation at El Questro Homestead
  • Gourmet meals daily
  • A fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine
  • Selected tours within El Questro including:
    • The Chamberlain Cruise
    • Access to your own self-drive private boat
    • The Bush Culture, History & Nature Tour
    • Bird Watching Tour
    • Exclusive and complimentary use of Zebedee Thermal Springs each afternoon
    • Sunset at Buddy's Point
    • Guided Walks to the most spectacular gorges the Kimberley region has to offer

Explosion Gorge

Boating through El Questro's Gorges

Take a private cruise along the Chamberlain River, or enjoy a self guided adventure in a self drive boat. For something even more spectacular, the Explosion Gorge and Branco's Lookout tour is a great way to experience the outback, finishing with incredible views and bubbly; the perfect end to a memorable day.

Private Chamberlain Cruise:
Complimentary to Homestead guests
Self-Drive Boats: Complimentary to Homestead guests
Explosion Gorge and Branco's Lookout: $149 per guest (based on a minimum of 2 guests)

El Questro Birdlife

Nature & Wildlife Tours

Learn about the pioneers of El Questro, take in the incredible views from up high on a lookout and discover the area's flora and fauna. One of the Homestead's most loved experiences is the Big Day Out, where you will circumnavigate the Cockburn Range, explore the wonders of El Questro and enjoy an incredible lunch prepared by your Homestead chef.

Bush Culture, History and Nature Tour:
Complimentary to Homestead guests
Bird Watching Tour:
Complimentary to Homestead guests

Zebedee Springs

A Touch of Romance

Exclusive use of Zebedee Springs is offered to Homestead guests every afternoon. Walk through dense tropical vegetation to a series of thermal pools and small waterfalls - the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day. For an unparalleled romantic excursion unreachable by road or by walking, fly by helicopter to the incredible Miri Miri Falls. 

Zebedee Thermal Springs: 
Complimentary to Homestead guests
Miri Miri Waterfall: $795 per guest (pricing is based on 2-3 guests. Price on application for flights with more than 3 guests)

El Questro from the air

El Questro from Above

To truly experience the magic of El Questro, take it all in from the air on a scenic helicopter flight or 4WD adventure to an incredible vantage point with a view like no other.

Pricing is based on 2-3 guests. Price on application for flights with more than 3 guests.

30 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight: $405 per guest
60 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flight: $810 per guest
Cockburn Sunset Flight: $540 per guest
Sunset at Buddy's Point: Complimentary to Homestead guests

El Questro Gorge

For the Adventurous

For those up for a more strenuous adventure, enjoy spectacular guided gorge walks, horse riding and hidden waterfalls, caves and springs by helicopter.

Spectacular Guided Gorge Walks: Complimentary to Homestead Guests
Horse Riding: $130 per guest or $140 (sunset ride) per guest
Amaroo Falls by Helicopter: $835 per guest 
The Lost City Cave Tour by Helicopter: $610 per guest
Champagne Springs Walk Returning by Helicopter: $550 per guest

Pricing for helicopter flights is based on 2-3 guests. Price on application for flights with more than 3 guests.

Fishing

Catch an Elusive Barramundi

Choose from either freshwater or saltwater destinations within El Questro's 700,000 acres of wilderness. 

Pricing is based on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 guests.

Heli-fishing Tours: From $775 - $1,125 per guest
4WD Fishing Tour to the Pentecost River: $339 per guest

Bungle Bungles from the air

Experience the Wonders of El Questro's Neighbours

Surrounding El Questro are some of Australia's most renowned natural wonders, which you can see from the air, including the Bungle Bungle Range, Mitchell Falls, Lake Argyle and the Kimberley Coast. 

Pricing below is based on a minimum of 4 guests. Pricing for two people will incur additional costs. 

Bungle Bungle and Lake Argyle Scenic Flight: $549 per guest
Mitchell Falls and Kimberley Coast: $799 per guest
Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight & Ground Tour: $995 per guest
King George Falls and Kimberley Coast: $575 per guest