Asia / Pacific Australia Cruise

The Kimberley Cruise

This 11- or 13-day exploration voyage to the Kimberley has so many highlights that you’ll be an expert in the Australian Last Frontier by the end. The expedition cruise begins from either Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, or Broome, which is famous for its beauty and cultured pearls. Both are unique frontier centers and are the gateways to the magnificent Kimberley wilderness. 

Receive the best service while experiencing the wonderful remote access only a small cruise ship can permit. Choose from expeditions aboard the 72-guest Coral Discoverer, 120-guest Coral Adventurer or 120-guest Coral Geographer. Experienced, highly informative expedition leaders and guest lecturers will supervise the itinerary, maximizing the experiences offered on each shore excursion. Be awed by the power and vastness of this land steeped in ancient indigenous culture; experience it firsthand by traveling ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. 

On the 11-day itinerary, a specially designed excursion vessel enables exploration of the King George and Mitchell Falls, Prince Regent River and King Cascades. For the more adventurous, optional (added-cost) helicopter flights to the Mitchell Falls are also available. On the alternative 13-day itinerary, make unique visits to the Rowley Shoals Marine Park, plus Ashmore and Scott Reefs, for incredible snorkeling and diving opportunities.

The abundance of bird life and native wildlife, including the salt-water crocodile, make every moment of the expedition unique. With 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!

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