Kimberley Expedition Voyage - Darwin to Broome

Kimberley Expedition Voyage - Darwin to Broome

A classic 10-night voyage explores this rugged land carved by the powerful forces of nature. Thrilling rides through Horizontal Falls, showers under King Cascade, ancient rock art, crocodiles basking on rock ledges – this is a truly Australian adventure.

Kimberley Expedition Voyage - Darwin to Broome

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

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 thrill of riding the Horizontal Falls in inflatable Zodiac tender vessels
  • Get up close to Montgomery Reef and discover the tidal reef’s diverse marine life
  • Witness King George River and 80m tall twin King George waterfalls
  • Cruise the Prince Regent River to the ‘hanging garden’ King Cascade waterfall
  • Encounter Indigenous rock art galleries and learn about ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art
  • Spot native wildlife and birdlife in their natural habitat
  • View the Kimberley landscape by air on a scenic helicopter flight to Mitchell Falls (additional cost)
  • Enjoy sunset canapés and drinks on the beach as dusk settles over the Kimberley

Inclusions

  • 10 night Expedition Voyage aboard Coral Adventurer, Main Deck B
  • 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
  • All meals including morning and afternoon tea
  • House wine and beer served with lunch and dinner meal 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

 

This itinerary is an indication of the destinations visited and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition, changes may be made to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Group Size

120 Guests

Dates

2023 Departures: July 28, 28; August 18; September 8

Price

From $11659 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 (5/1/2023) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

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Your Destination

Weather Darwin Airport
Weather Broome Airport