Cruise the Kimberley
BROOME | LACEPEDE ISLANDS | HORIZONTAL FALLS | RAFT POINT | DOUBTFUL BAY | MONTGOMMERY REEF | PRINCE REGENT RIVER | BIGGE ISLAND | JAR ISLAND | KING GEORGE RIVER FALLS
This Kimberley cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey between Broome and Darwin. Expert guides interpret 40,000-year-old rock art and retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. Later in the season, watch Humpback Whales calf in these waters.
- Experience the Horizontal Falls
- Get up close to Mitchell Falls
- Experience King George River
- See Wandjina and Gwion Gwion Rock art
Cruise the Kimberley
Day 1 : Depart Broome
Board your expedition ship at 4.30pm and take in stunning views from the sundeck as you cruise towards Cape Leveque.
Day 2 : Lacepede Islands (Tide dependent)
Explore Pender Bay and visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef (subject to weather and tides). Board a Zodiac and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of birdlife including Australian Pelicans, Frigate birds, Egrets, Gulls and Terns. The islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle.
Day 3 : Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago
Travel ashore to Hidden Island for a walk on the fine white sands of Silica Beach. Cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago .In Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create a one-of-a-kind spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world”. Board the Zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls.
Day 4 : Raft Point
Cruise through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Travel ashore at imposing Raft Point and visit a secluded Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion). Explore Red Cone Creek
Day 5 : Doubtful Bay and Montgomery Reef
Cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay where Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs; 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 to breathtaking King Cascades. Enjoy a picnic lunch and cooling dip at beautiful Camp Creek.
Day 7 : Careening Bay and Bigge Island
Explore Careening Bay, discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art and hear about these traditional art forms and the myths from the dream time that inspired them.
Day 8 : Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls
Anchor in Winyalken Bay and travel ashore to explore Hathaway’s Hideaway. Consider an optional scenic heli-flight for close up views of the mighty Mitchell Falls (additional expense). This evening enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as you enjoy a BBQ on the sundeck or the beach.
Day 9 : Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island
Walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery and the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.
Day 10 : King George River and Falls
Visit secluded Tranquil Bay, discover the mighty King George River, explore scenic gorges then take to inflatable Zodiacs and cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest in Western Australia.
Day 11 : Darwin
Your incredible adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Darwin this morning.
This cruise is also available in reverse, starting in Darwin.