1300 245 565Broome and the Kimberley Holidays

10 nights – The Kimberley, Broome to Darwin

Coral Discoverer (Oceanic Discoverer)
Departing From:
Broome or Wyndham
from $9,390 per person

A 10-night exploration voyage to the Kimberley has so many highlights, it’s hard to know where to begin. Your expedition cruise begins from either Darwin – the capital city of The Northern Territory, or Broome – famous for its beauty and cultured pearls. Both are unique frontier centres and are the gateways to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness.

A specially designed excursion vessel allows you to explore the gorges of the Mitchell, King George, Prince Regent and Hunter Rivers. For the more adventurous, optional helicopter flights to the Mitchell Plateau are also available. The abundance of bird life and native wildlife including the salt-water crocodile make every moment of the expedition unique. The hundreds of islands in The Buccaneer Archipelago, the tidal phenomena at Montgomery Reef and the extraordinary horizontal waterfalls near Talbot Bay …The Kimberley has it all.

 

Departures in April to September, with bookings currently open for 2017

Cruise Highlights

King George, Prince Regent River, Hunter River, Mitchell Plateau, Ruby Falls, Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef and more.

What's Included

Accommodation in spacious, air-conditioned rooms serviced daily, all meals, morning and afternoon teas, post mixed soft drinks on board, 24 hour tea/coffee station, services of Expedition Staff and Guest Lecturers including, slide, film, powerPoint presentations, lectures and briefings, guided expedition touring and walks, use of comprehensive resource library and video resources, guided tours on our purpose built expedition vessel ‘Xplorer’, use of snorkelling equipment including masks, snorkels and fins, Captain’s eelcome and farewell cocktails, access to islands, marine and national parks, use of onboard facilities, port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities, Australian GST where applicable.

King George, Prince Regent River, Hunter River, Mitchell Plateau, Ruby Falls, Horizontal Falls, Montgomery Reef and more.

Day 1: Depart Broome

4:30pm: Boarding commences for a 6:00pm departure from Broome. This evening meet your fellow travellers and friendly crew at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks. Enjoy drinks and stunning views as we cruise north towards Cape Leveque.

 

Day 2: Lacepede Islands

Today cruise through Pender Bay and, subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef. This nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest

such population in the world. Board the zodiacs and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigatebirds, egrets, gulls and terns. The islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting on the islands. This afternoon, join the Expedition Staff in the Lounge for an interesting introductory presentation to the Kimberley.

 

Day 3: Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago

This morning travel ashore to Hidden Island for a walk on the fine white sands of Silica Beach. Then, cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands. In Talbot Bay, the region’s 12 metre tides create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary naturalist David Attenborough as “one the greatest natural wonders in the world”. Board the zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls.

 

Day 4: Ruby Falls and Raft Point

This morning explore Red Cone Creek and enjoy a cooling dip at Ruby Falls. Cruising through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry, we travel ashore at Raft Point and visit a secluded Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and the mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion).

 

Day 5: Doubtful Bay and Montgomery Reef

Cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay before savouring a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs. Join the Expedition Staff aboard the Explorer and zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks.

 

Day 6: Prince Regent River and King Cascades

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Explorer to breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations. Enjoy refreshments at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is time for a leisurely swim in the fresh water pools.

 

Day 7: Careening Bay and Bigge Island

At Careening Bay our lecturers lead us to the site of a large boab tree baring the inscription “HMC Mermaid – 1820″, still clearly visible almost 200 years later. Then, discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island, featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art.

 

Day 8: Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls

After anchoring in Winyalken Bay we travel ashore aboard Explorer to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway. Later, helicopters are available for optional scenic flights over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls. This evening, enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as you indulge in a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ.

Day 9: Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island

Join the Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during WWII. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. The Guest Lecturers will point out fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.

 

Day 10: King George River and Falls

Visit Trainquil Bay for beach walking and exploration. Later discover the last of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George. Aboard Explorer, the specially designed excursion vessel, you’ll explore scenic gorges, and in our inflatable zodiacs we’ll cruise close to

the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest single-drop waterfalls in Western Australia towering some 80 metres above the river below.

 

Day 11: Depart in Darwin

8:00am. Our unforgettable cruise along the Kimberley coast concludes in Darwin this morning.

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10 nights – The Kimberley, Broome to Darwin

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Recieve 1 night FREE at Darwin Central Hotel, Darwin on selected cruise itineraries.


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