Kimberley Expedition Voyage - Darwin to Broome

Kimberley Expedition Voyage - Darwin to Broome

Coral Expeditions takes you on a 10-day journey back in time from Darwin to Broome. Ancient ochres meet thundering waterfalls on this voyage that visits all of those “Bucket List” destinations that you’ve long dreamt of.

Kimberley Expedition Voyage - Darwin to Broome

Australia > Northern Territory > Darwin > East Kimberley > Western Australia > Broome 

11 Days, 10 Nights

From the remarkable Horizontal Falls, described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”, to the pounding Mitchell Falls and King George Falls, see the power of nature at her best. 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. Aboard our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable Zodiacs you will come face-to-face with this ancient land and her inhabitants.

Board a Zodiac and touch the spray from the magnificent King George River and its towering 80-meter twin falls. Join an expert guide to learn about the history of the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) Paintings of Bigge Island. Aboard the Explorer, cruise along the Mitchell Plateau and marvel at the power of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers before being moved by beautiful King Cascades – and one of our guests most commented on “bucket list” items, the remarkable Montgomery Reef and the unique natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls.

Be awed by the power and vastness of this land, steeped in ancient Indigenous culture, experienced firsthand as you.. travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago and landed at Careening Bay. Offering the opportunity to enjoy two landings most days, our guests will find themselves immersed in the magic of the Kimberley. With facilities tailor-made for expedition cruising including our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable Zodiacs, coupled with the expert local knowledge of our experienced guides, you’ll complete this voyage with a new understanding and deep respect for this unrivaled region.

Highlights

  • Experience the unique Horizontal Falls, described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”
  • Zodiac right up close to mighty 4-tier Mitchell Falls
  • Be awed by the mighty King George River and feel the spray of the 80m high falls as you explore by Zodiac
  • Enjoy expert interpretation of Wandjina and Gwion Gwion Rock art, the world’s oldest known
  • Take in possible sightings of dugongs, sea turtles, humpback whales and and rock wallabies
  • From the Zodiac or Xplorer, see marine wildlife that might include sharks, turtles and rays at Montgomery Reef
  • Take in an optional scenic flight to Mitchell Falls (additional cost)
  • Explore Hathaway’s Hideaway and the maze of sandstone caves
  • Indulge in remote beach barbeque as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean
  • Aboard our Xplorer tender, cruise the Prince Regent River to King Cascades

Inclusions

  • 10 night Expedition Voyage aboard Coral Discoverer in your chosen cabin category
  • Expert Expedition Team, including Marine Biologists and Guest Lecturers, and a local Parks & Wildlife Guide
  • An authentic, flexible expedition itinerary with expert Captain to respond to conditions
  • Daily guided excursions on the Explorer and Zodiac tender vessels, and kayaks where conditions allow
  • Small batch local dining, prepare fresh in our Galley: 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 buffet lunches and 7 a la carte dinners
  • Showcase wines and selected beer, as well as soft drinks, with lunch and dinner service
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Events, and Open Bridge Access with our Captain
  • 24 hour speciality coffee and selection of teas
  • Use of all onboard facilities, including reference library
  • Comprehensive and fully guided sightseeing in each port
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

Group Size

72 guests

Dates

2019: May 24; Jun 7, 14, 28; Jul 5, 19, 26; Aug 9, 16, 30, Sep 6

Price

From $8785 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (12/16/2018) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details.

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Your Destination

Weather Darwin Airport
Weather Broome Airport