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True North: Cruising The Kimberley

12 NIGHTS FROM £12,260 per person

Discover one of the world's last wilderness frontiers, the remote and sparsely populated Kimberley region in Australia's north-western corner. Home to dramatic gorges, rugged ranges, sparkling freshwater swimming holes, isolated outback stations, a remote coastline and abundant wildlife, the region is beautiful and fascinating in equal measures. Spend a week exploring its highlights on a luxury cruise expedition, seeing some of the iconic sights in complete comfort. Before embarking on your cruise you can spend time in Western Australia's laid back capital, Perth, and the tropical, multicultural city of Broome.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS expand_more

Explore the vibrant city of Perth and idyllic Rottnest Island

See the iconic sunset on Cable Beach

Discover the wonders of the Kimberley region on a luxury expedition cruise ship

Take to the skies for thrilling birds-eye views on the onboard helicopter

Your Expert Guide

Embark on a thrilling seven-day adventure aboard the luxurious TRUE NORTH ship. Specifically designed for expedition exploration, this ship is designed to show you the true immensity of the region. Explore captivating stops such as Montgomery Reef, Yampi Sound and the majestic King Cascade waterfall for an unforgettable journey.

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your luxury Australian holiday begins in sunny Perth, a relaxed yet vibrant city alive with both a thriving contemporary centre and a historical past. Spend some time exploring the city sights and beaches or hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island where pristine beaches, a rich history and unique wildlife await, including 'the world's happiest animal’, the quokka.

    TRANSFERS

    On arrival transfer to your hotel by private car. 

    COMO The Treasurykeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Urban hotel located in grand 19th-century state buildings
    • Feature: Enjoy the idyllic indoor heated pool with cityscape views
    • Rooms: 48 rooms and suites
    • Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    DAY 4-5 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    After an onward flight to Broome, settle into your luxury accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, a resort surrounded by acres of picturesque tropical gardens just steps away from the world renowned Cable Beach. Take in the iconic view at sunset as camels stroll along the sands silhouetted against jaw dropping orange and red hues over the Indian Ocean. Browse eclectic stores and stop off at cheerful cafés in this laid back coastal city where an authentic Australian ambience combines with Asian and colonial influences in a unique blend of cultures.

    TRANSFERS

    On arrival at Broome Airport transfer to your hotel by private car.

    Cable Beach Club Resort & Spakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: An Asian-inspired retreat located directly on Cable Beach
    • Feature: Fabulous facilities include a spa and several restaurants
    • Rooms: 225 studios, bungalows, villas and suites
    • Location: Western Australia, Australia
    DAY 6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Today is the start of your exciting seven day Kimberley cruise adventure onboard the luxurious TRUE NORTH ship. You will be collected from the resort and transferred to the port for embarkation at 5pm. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with your fellow adventurers before setting off around an hour and a half later. Dinner is served as you cruise, continuing to journey north overnight towards Yampi Sound.

    Please note that the cruise itinerary to follow is provided as example only – prevailing conditions, local arrangements and indeed, what is discovered on the day, may cause variation.

    DAY 7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Awake to the majestic Kimberley and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands. Then it's onward to today’s highlight and one of the region's best known icons, the Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in a thrilling tender ride and opt to take to the skies for a birds-eye view of this amazing sight from the ship's onboard helicopter. Take a refreshing swim and then walk on the squeaky white sands of Silica Beach or join one of the adventure boats on a sightseeing expedition to Whirlpool Pass, which gives further demonstration of the Kimberley’s powerful tides. In the evening, the boat cruises to Doubtful Bay and you can relax as you enjoy fine wine and a delicious evening meal.

    DAY 8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. 'Ride the tide’ and 'land a barra' in the mouth of the Sale, or take off for a heli-fishing adventure to a rarely fished spot where freshwater meets saltwater. Enjoy lunch as the boat cruises to another Kimberley icon, Montgomery Reef. Montgomery is an astounding unique ecosystem with 140 square miles of coral reef rising out of the ocean, exposed as the tide falls. Turtles, dugong, and crocodiles are just a few of the sea creatures you might be privileged to see.

    DAY 9 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Amazing scenery is all around as you cruise the majestic Prince Regent River and fantastic fishing spots offer the opportunity to search for mangrove jack and fingermark bream. Reaching King Cascade waterfall the ship will be manoeuvred right under the falls, a thrilling experience! There's an opportunity to venture onshore in the adventure tender boats for hiking or swimming in picture perfect billabongs. Alternatively, you might want to journey further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall.

    DAY 10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Today's activities focus around the Hunter River with more fishing, mud-crabbing, bird watching and exploring to choose from. Stunning red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves provide a mesmerising backdrop for whatever you choose to do. Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls and, if time allows, a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island is a rather special way to toast the end of another day's adventures.

    DAY 11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Today there will be an opportunity to see the 'Bradshaws', ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture and possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. There is also an option to enjoy a heli-picnic at Eagle Falls, savouring a sumptuous picnic lunch surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring the local beaches and creeks. Overnight, you will cruise onward to Koolama Bay.

    DAY 12-13 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    As soon as the tide is high enough, you'll cross the sand bars at the mouth of the King George river to journey upstream to the breathtaking King George Falls. Dropping anchor at the base of the Twin Falls, it's time to explore. Take a helicopter ride high above the cliffs for a once-in-a-lifetime view of this magnificent natural attraction before taking a stroll at Tranquil Bay. Continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham. On your last day, you will fly back to the UK.

DAY 1-3ACCOMMODATION
Perth

Your luxury Australian holiday begins in sunny Perth, a relaxed yet vibrant city alive with both a thriving contemporary centre and a historical past. Spend some time exploring the city sights and beaches or hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island where pristine beaches, a rich history and unique wildlife await, including 'the world's happiest animal’, the quokka.

TRANSFERS

On arrival transfer to your hotel by private car. 

COMO The Treasurykeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Urban hotel located in grand 19th-century state buildings
  • Feature: Enjoy the idyllic indoor heated pool with cityscape views
  • Rooms: 48 rooms and suites
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Star rating: 5 Star
DAY 4-5ACCOMMODATION
Broome

After an onward flight to Broome, settle into your luxury accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, a resort surrounded by acres of picturesque tropical gardens just steps away from the world renowned Cable Beach. Take in the iconic view at sunset as camels stroll along the sands silhouetted against jaw dropping orange and red hues over the Indian Ocean. Browse eclectic stores and stop off at cheerful cafés in this laid back coastal city where an authentic Australian ambience combines with Asian and colonial influences in a unique blend of cultures.

TRANSFERS

On arrival at Broome Airport transfer to your hotel by private car.

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An Asian-inspired retreat located directly on Cable Beach
  • Feature: Fabulous facilities include a spa and several restaurants
  • Rooms: 225 studios, bungalows, villas and suites
  • Location: Western Australia, Australia
DAY 6ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

Today is the start of your exciting seven day Kimberley cruise adventure onboard the luxurious TRUE NORTH ship. You will be collected from the resort and transferred to the port for embarkation at 5pm. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with your fellow adventurers before setting off around an hour and a half later. Dinner is served as you cruise, continuing to journey north overnight towards Yampi Sound.

Please note that the cruise itinerary to follow is provided as example only – prevailing conditions, local arrangements and indeed, what is discovered on the day, may cause variation.

DAY 7ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

Awake to the majestic Kimberley and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands. Then it's onward to today’s highlight and one of the region's best known icons, the Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in a thrilling tender ride and opt to take to the skies for a birds-eye view of this amazing sight from the ship's onboard helicopter. Take a refreshing swim and then walk on the squeaky white sands of Silica Beach or join one of the adventure boats on a sightseeing expedition to Whirlpool Pass, which gives further demonstration of the Kimberley’s powerful tides. In the evening, the boat cruises to Doubtful Bay and you can relax as you enjoy fine wine and a delicious evening meal.

DAY 8ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. 'Ride the tide’ and 'land a barra' in the mouth of the Sale, or take off for a heli-fishing adventure to a rarely fished spot where freshwater meets saltwater. Enjoy lunch as the boat cruises to another Kimberley icon, Montgomery Reef. Montgomery is an astounding unique ecosystem with 140 square miles of coral reef rising out of the ocean, exposed as the tide falls. Turtles, dugong, and crocodiles are just a few of the sea creatures you might be privileged to see.

DAY 9ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

Amazing scenery is all around as you cruise the majestic Prince Regent River and fantastic fishing spots offer the opportunity to search for mangrove jack and fingermark bream. Reaching King Cascade waterfall the ship will be manoeuvred right under the falls, a thrilling experience! There's an opportunity to venture onshore in the adventure tender boats for hiking or swimming in picture perfect billabongs. Alternatively, you might want to journey further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall.

DAY 10ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

Today's activities focus around the Hunter River with more fishing, mud-crabbing, bird watching and exploring to choose from. Stunning red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves provide a mesmerising backdrop for whatever you choose to do. Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls and, if time allows, a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island is a rather special way to toast the end of another day's adventures.

DAY 11ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

Today there will be an opportunity to see the 'Bradshaws', ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture and possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. There is also an option to enjoy a heli-picnic at Eagle Falls, savouring a sumptuous picnic lunch surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring the local beaches and creeks. Overnight, you will cruise onward to Koolama Bay.

DAY 12-13ACCOMMODATION
Kimberley Cruise

As soon as the tide is high enough, you'll cross the sand bars at the mouth of the King George river to journey upstream to the breathtaking King George Falls. Dropping anchor at the base of the Twin Falls, it's time to explore. Take a helicopter ride high above the cliffs for a once-in-a-lifetime view of this magnificent natural attraction before taking a stroll at Tranquil Bay. Continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham. On your last day, you will fly back to the UK.

12 NIGHTS FROM £12,260 per person

Pricing based upon economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals And excursions As specified.

A variety of shore excursions is offered on each cruise itinerary. Please speak to your Luxury Travel Specialist for more details.

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