- True North
- Expedition Ship
- 36 Capacity
- 8 Days
- 2014, 2015
- Price from
Summary : A fine blend of adventure, luxury and service aboard a comfortable expedition vessel through the stunning Australian Kimberley from Broome to Wyndham. Observe the might and power of King George Falls only meters from the bow of the ship; discover ancient rock paintings and learn about its origins; fish for barramundi, mangrove jack, and giant gold-spot snapper on a daily basis while keeping an eye out for crocodiles; or soar by helicopter up to stunning Eagle Falls. The Kimberley inspires with its rugged landscape and billion-year old sandstone gorges, while its refreshing rock pools and streams bestow many private oases.
Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking
$9,995 to $14,695
Arrive in Kununurra and transfer by coach to Wyndham and embark the expedition vessel. Once aboard, enjoy time to explore the ship and sip evening cocktails with fellow adventurers.
Wake up early to the Berkeley River and try your hand at barramundi fishing. The Berkeley rarely disappoints! Take a walk to one of the Kimberley’s most beautiful waterholes before enjoying a leisurely lunch-time cruise to Koolama Bay. Learn about the wreck of the Koolama and enjoy a short walk to a plaque erected by a survivor’s relative. Delight in Tranquil Bay and land ashore for sunset drinks!
Cross the sand bars at the mouth of King George River as the tide rises to reveal a breathtaking river vista. Journey upstream to the ‘jewel in the crown’ – King George Falls! Anchor at the base of Twin Falls and find endless places to explore. Climb, or take a helicopter ride (optional), to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. Visit waterholes, swim at “The Crevice” or just relax with a drink whilst eating fresh oysters off the rocks.
Celebrate the morning bathed in the absolute splendor of The Falls before sailing away to another mighty Kimberley river – the Drysdale. Explore the Drysdale and perhaps try to catch the impressive mangrove jack. Or head up-river on a barramundi expedition complete with scones and billy tea. There will also be opportunities to indulge in beachcombing and in the afternoon, opt to join a scenic flight (optional) to Cape Londonderry – the northern most point of Western Australia!
Enjoy an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. Partake in a breathtaking heli-picnic (optional) at Eagle Falls with mouth-watering fare alongside a picture-perfect waterfall in remote far-north Western Australia. Explore local beaches and rivers, and visit an isolated rainforest where a lone bomber crashed during WWII.
Renowned for its big barra and even bigger crocs, head up river in expedition boats to scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) Choose to fish for the elusive barramundi, and there will be more opportunities for helicopter flights (optional) over ancient land including spectacular Mitchell Falls! Later join the crew for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.
Hunt for black-lipped oysters and savor them directly from the rocks with a little freshly squeezed lemon. Discover excellent examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art and learn about their significance. The surrounding waters are alive with queenfish, giant trevally and mackerel.
In the afternoon, observe the acclaimed Wandjina “contact art” on Bigge Island. Back on board, join in a pearl party with a glass of bubbly and a taste of pearl meat whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by artistes such as Linneys and Jodie Penfold.
Wake this morning in the magnificent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as remote as it gets in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests, surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains and home to crocodiles. Start the day early with an exhilarating helicopter experience (optional) over amazing landscape for one last bird’s eye view of the Kimberley. On return, disembark the vessel and board a light aircraft to transfer to Broome.
This itinerary is subject to change due to prevailing conditions and local arrangements. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Optional Helicopter Excursions:
Individual scenic flights vary in length and price with multiple destinations to choose among. Please contact ExpeditionTrips for details.
'No shoes onboard' policy:
This policy assists with safety and promoting a casual atmosphere onboard. However if a medical condition necessitates, footwear may be worn. All passengers will need appropriate footwear for shore excursions.
Accommodations as booked; light aircraft transfer from the Hunter River to Broome; daily fine dining aboard the vessel; non-alcoholic beverages; all excursions in the expedition vessels; airport/accommodation transfers to/from vessel; port charges and taxes; fishing gear (except lures).
Airfare, scenic helicopter flights; alcoholic beverages; items of a personal nature including but not limited to travel and medical insurance, onboard shopping, valet and laundry service; satellite phones and Internet Cafe charges; fishing lures (available to purchase onboard); fuel surcharge may apply.