Day 1 started with getting-to-know-you drinks and dinner at the Darwin Hilton hotel. We numbered 17 in all including Luke, our tour leader, driver, trail guide, walking encyclopaedia, entertainer and jack of all trades. Next morning we were introduced to "Kimberley Rose" the APT truck/bus that would transport us safely almost 4,000 kilometres from Darwin, east to Kakadu and Arnhem Land, then on the long journey west, ending in Broome 17 days latter.