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Kimberley Snapshot Luxury Adventure Cruise (from Broome)

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 10,753

Come aboard the True North for a luxury cruise exploring the waterways of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Watch manta rays, dugongs and reef sharks feed at the stunning Montgomery Reef, examine the Bradshaw cave paintings that are over 20,000 years old and cruise to the base of one of the world’s premier waterfalls, the King George Falls.


This 8-day cruise takes you along the stunning coastline of Kimberley in Northwestern Australian.

In Boome embark on the True North, a luxury cruise vessel that carries a maximum of 36 passengers. The fully-equipped vessel has an upscale bar, lounge, dining room and observation deck, as well as an onboard helicopter. It’s well suited for maximum comfort as you explore the rivers and falls of Kimberley.

From Boome, head to Horizontal Falls, an anomalous waterfall where the water falls horizontally instead of vertically. Take a helicopter ride to view this great natural phenomenon from a distinct vantage point. Nearby Leadline Creek offers different pleasures. Fish for barramundi and photograph the stunning red cliffs that loom over the creek.

At the Montgomery Reef, you’ll witness the outgoing tide reveal over 140 square miles of coral reef. Sandstone islets and mangrove islands seemingly rise from the depths. Waterfalls cascade across the exposed rock and all manner of turtles, manta rays, birds, reef sharks and dugongs appear to feast on the exposed sea life of the reef. From the Montgomery Reef, head up the Prince Regent River and sail beneath the waterfall of the King Cascades.

You’ll be lucky enough to see the Bradshaws, a complex series of rock paintings in the north of the Kimberley region. Dating back at least 20,000 years, the paintings were named after Joseph Bradshaw, a pastoralist who first recorded the paintings in the late nineteenth century. The paintings depict humans in various poses, often equipped with bags and headdresses or involved in rituals. There has been some controversy as to the origins of the paintings, but regardless of who painted them, they remain some of the oldest and most complex cave paintings on the planet.

Cruse up the King George River to see the crown jewel of the Kimberley region, King George Falls. See water pour off the twin falls and drop 80 meters into a deep gorge. King George Falls is considered to be one of the world’s best waterfalls and is only accessible by water or by air, so consider yourself lucky to see it with your own eyes.

This exploration of the waterfalls and rivers of the Kimberley region is a tantalizing snapshot of Australia’s northwestern coast.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 10,753

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Day 1

Board True North

Your "welcome aboard" the magnificent True North is in the pearling port of Broome. Embarkation is at 1700 - time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port for the overnight cruise to Yampi Sound.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

True North

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    True North



    The True North is purpose built to sail deep into the very heart of wilderness- we visit areas that larger ships simply cannot access. Our itineraries specifically exclude lengthy periods at sea and feature frequent daily excursions and, an Australian crew that will uniquely chaperone ...

    The True North is purpose built to sail deep into the very heart of wilderness- we visit areas that larger ships simply cannot access. Our itineraries specifically exclude lengthy periods at sea and feature frequent daily excursions and, an Australian crew that will uniquely chaperone your holiday experience.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Room
    • Lounge(s)
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

The Horizontal Falls and Leadline Creek

Awake to the majestic Kimberley and savour an irresistible True North breakfast as you glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands - the attentive crew will be happy to introduce the colourful histories of both! Then it's time to personally introduce you to a Kimberley icon - The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region's huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience! Then - you will have hardly had a chance to catch your breath when, for those who can't wait one minute longer, Leadline Creek will be the first opportunity to land a barra! Before you know it, your first day onboard will be coming to an end - but there's still time to select a fine wine and to enjoy a leisurely evening meal as you cruise to Doubtful Bay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Sale River and Montgomery Reef

This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. Fish the mouth for barra and then join naturalists and adventurers alike as you 'ride the tide' on a classic river expedition! Enjoy a swim in your very own billabong before returning to the ultimate comfort of the True North. Then, you'll probably be enjoying lunch as you cruise for another Kimberley icon - Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed - and see it you will - as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Prince Regent River

The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At King Cascade True North will manoeuvre right under the falls. Then it's time for more 'adventure in the tender' - a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong. The helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Hunter River and Jackson Falls

If you think the Regent was good - wait till ya see the Hunter! With stunning red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves - the Hunter River is yet another awesome setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and just simply exploring! Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls and there's even more splendour from the helicopter! Hopefully you will have time for a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island and then it's an overnight cruise to Vansittart Bay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

The Bradshaws

Today there will be an opportunity to see the "Bradshaws" - possibly the oldest art known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a 'big hit' - enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring local beaches and creeks. Overnight you cruise to Koolama Bay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

The King George Falls

Yet another mighty Kimberley river - The King George! As soon as the tide is high enough, you'll cross the sand bars at the mouth to reveal even more breathtaking river vista. Then your journey upstream will take you to the very 'jewel in the crown' - The King George Falls. Here you anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb, or take the helicopter, to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. Just the thought of leaving this magnificence will inspire mutiny! Learn about the bombing of a state-ship during WWII, then take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before you continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Disembark

Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 0800 hours for transfer to Kununurra and your crew will already be looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH!

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2018: May 5, 26; Jun 16; Jul 7, 28; Aug 4.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All meals
  • Non alcoholic beverages
  • All activities such as fishing, sight-seeing, swimming, on-shore visits, etc.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • All scenic helicopter flights
  • Purchases from resort shop
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal valet/laundry
  • Use of satellite phones
  • Internet access

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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