Welcome to Broome - the gateway to Australia's last frontier of pristine wilderness, the Kimberley. From its rough and tumble, romantic pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach....the colors and moods of Broome will capture your soul.View Full Itinerary
Kununurra holds natural wonders and rugged ridges of Western Australia. This scenic booming town is surrounded by an abundance of fresh water such as lakes, rivers, and waterfalls and harbors a large variety of flora and fauna. Travelers will not miss a panoramic view of Australia's outback from the sunrise beyond Elephant Rock or Sleeping Buddha to the glorious sunset at Kelly's Knob Lookout.View Full Itinerary
The city of Perth makes an excellent base for exploring beautiful countryside that was once hugely important and influential in Scotland. It is set on the banks of the Tay River 45 mi/70 km north of Edinburgh, in a hilly wooded area near Scone (pronounced skoon) Palace, a beautiful structure covered in red ivy, with several peacocks wandering the grounds. You'll also find a chapel and a replica of the Stone of Scone on which the kings of Scots were crowned. (The original, now in Edinburgh Castle, was stolen by the English and kept in London until its return to Scotland.) http://www.scone-palace.co.uk.
Farther east from Scone Palace, the coastline leads to Dundee, Scotland's fourth-largest city. It was once noted for jam, jute and journalism, but only journalism remains. D.C. Thomson, publisher of most of the nation's comics, is still based there. It created children's favorites such as "Dennis the Menace," "Desperate Dan" and "Bash Street Kids." You can see how jute was manufactured and processed at Verdant Works, one of Europe's top industrial museums. http://www.rrsdiscovery.com/index.php?pageID=130.
The city's major attraction is the ship Discovery, which was used on the first Antarctic expedition of Capt. Robert Scott. The ship was originally built in the Panmure shipyard. In the 1970s, it was little more than a decaying hulk moored on the Thames's Embankment in London, but then a campaign by its home city resulted in its return and complete restoration. http://www.rrsdiscovery.com.
To the north of Dundee is Glamis Castle, birthplace and childhood home of the late Queen Mother (http://www.glamis-castle.co.uk). Also in that area are Brechin Round Tower (built more than 1,000 years ago by Irish monks) and the lovely gardens at Edzell Castle. To the northeast lie the ruins of Arbroath Abbey and the remains of Dunnottar Castle (http://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk). In Broughty Ferry, a village to the east of Dundee, Claypotts Castle is a fine example of 16th-century Scottish architecture and was once owned by John Graham of Claverhouse, known as "Bonnie Dundee" or "Bloody Clavers," depending on your point of view. More information on many of these castles can be found at http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk.
South of Perth is Gleneagles, a five-star hotel and resort that has four excellent golf courses. It is one of only two hotels that can guarantee guests a round on a championship course. Facilities also include the Gleneagles Mark Phillips Equestrian Centre (with indoor and outdoor arenas) and the Gleneagles Jackie Stewart Shooting School for clay target shooting. http://www.gleneagles.com.View Full Itinerary
Bigge Island is part of the Bonaparte Archipelago, located in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. The smallest kangaroo group, the Manjon rock wallaby, lives here, as well as many other species of wildlife. Bigge Island is famous for its Aboriginal rock art and Wandjina art in the coastal caves of the island, possibly dating over 50,000 years ago.View Full Itinerary
This hook shaped island, is located off the Kimberley coast. The island is surrounded by shallow water limestone platforms, which create perfect sand banks for visitors to enjoy the crystal clear beaches. This island is also an important site for seabird breeding, and includes rare birds such as the Australian Pelicans, the Red-footed Booby, and the Mask Booby.View Full Itinerary
Doubtful Bay is located on the northeastern part of Western Australia, and opens into the Indian Ocean. 4-wheel-driving is a popular activity on the surrounding dunes and beaches, and the crystal clear waters provide remarkable views.View Full Itinerary
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