Cruise the Kimberley coast onboard luxury expedition ship, Scenic Eclipse, with gourmet dining and immersive excursions by Zodiac® with specialist guides

Walk into Luxury exclusive
Complimentary chauffeur transfer service with Scenic Eclipse cruises
Broome & The Kimberley
From A$15,295 pp
10 Night Luxury Cruise
1Overview
Overview

Discover the Kimberley coast on this all-inclusive 10-night cruise onboard Scenic's ultra-luxury discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse. The cruise follows the Kimberley coastline from Broome to Darwin (or reverse), exploring remote islands, hidden reefs, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, with unique bird and marine life to discover en route. A fleet of Zodiacs® and kayaks make it easy for guests to get up close to the ancient sites of the Kimberley, led by Scenic's team of specialist guides. Iconic sites visited include Montgomery Reef and Horizontal Falls, King George and Prince Regent River, and the Mitchell Falls is accessible by heli excursion (cost applies). Highlights of life onboard Scenic Eclipse include a Spa Sanctuary and exceptional all-inclusive dining at the ship's seven bars and restaurants. At the end of each day, return to your suite and its private verandah for a sunset drink while the Kimberley landscape passes by.

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Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse Broome with heli
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Luxury small-ship cruising

Discover renowned Wandjina (Kaiara or Sea Wandjina) spirit paintings and ancient Gwion Gwion rock art

Explore Kimberley icons including King George River and the Horizontal Falls

Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling & other activities

Spot manta rays, dolphins, black-tipped reef sharks, green turtles or dugongs

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • 10 nights onboard Scenic Eclipse in a Verandah Suite (suite upgrades available)
  • All-inclusive meals, with up to ten unique dining experiences available
  • Unlimited premium beverages (excluding a small selection of rare, fine and vintage options)
  • Full in-suite mini-bar re-stocked daily
  • Services of a butler for every guest
  • All activities including discovery excursions and immersive experiences*
  • Snorkelling equipment, kayaks and SUPs

*Additional costs apply for helicopter excursions; cabin prices are subject to change based on availability, preferred cabin and date of departure and booking date.


Exclusive offer

Book your Scenic Eclipse Kimberley cruise with Walk into Luxury for a complimentary private chauffeur transfer to the airport (available in Australia and New Zealand, within metropolitan areas).

            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This journey departs from Broome and concludes in Darwin. A reverse journey is also available. View the cruise map for further details. Walk into Luxury can arrange pre and post-trip transfers, accommodation and experiences.

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            6Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1

            Your Kimberley experience begins in Broome, a charming outback town where the red desert collides with the turquoise Indian Ocean lapping onto pristine white sands. Founded as a pearling port in the 1880s, Broome still produces some of the finest pearls in the world today. After boarding Scenic Eclipse in the afternoon, settle into your spacious suite and enjoy the first destination of this incredible journey.

            Included: D

            Scenic Eclipse Scenic Eclipse Broome with heli

            Day 2

            The stunning coast of Lacepede Islands Nature Reserve was named by French explorer Baudin in 1801 to commemorate his naturalist compatriot, Count Lacepede. In the past, Macassan boats used for fishing trepang (sea cucumbers) frequented these islands, but today they are an important nesting site for green turtles, and home to large colonies of lesser frigate birds and brown boobies. An optional Discovery Tour onboard the ship's fleet of Zodiacs® is available today

            Included: B - L - D

            Scenic Eclipse Azure Bar Cafe Exterior

            Day 3

            Overnight, your Discovery Yacht will cruise across the mouth of King Sound into the Buccaneer Archipelago. This spectacular maze of more than 800 islands is jaw-dropping for its vivid colours: iron-rich red rock, green pockets of lush rainforest, striking turquoise ocean and pristine white beaches. Enjoy the picturesque scenery while you relax onboard in ultra-luxury.

            Included: B - L - D

            Scenic Eclipse Grand Panorama Suite

            Day 4

            Talbot Bay’s spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls are a natural wonder to tick off your Australian bucket list. This phenomenon is caused by a unique combination of geology and massive tidal surges. If time and tides permit, you may have the opportunity to go through these fascinating falls and around the narrow waterways of Talbot Bay in a Zodiac®. If you're feeling adventurous, embark on a challenging 9.5-kilometre walk into the Kimberley’s remote wilderness.

            Included: B - L - D

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            Day 5

            Magically rising out of the sea at low tide, Montgomery Reef is a transient landscape of coral reefs and waterfalls rich with marine life. Green turtles often swim in the narrow corridors of coral around the edge of the reef, so keep your eyes peeled. Take a Zodiac® cruise with your expert Discovery Team around the waterfalls and try to spot manta rays, dolphins, black-tipped reef sharks or dugongs. You will also visit Raft Point, an imposing bluff in the middle of Doubtful Bay, home to an impressive indigenous rock art gallery.

            Included: B - L - D

            Montgomery Reef Tourism WA

            Day 6

            Bigge Island is a haunting place of great silence where you’ll gain a true sense of the antiquity of our country. Rise early this morning to see the renowned Wandjina (Kaiara or Sea Wandjina) spirit paintings whose origins remain shrouded in mystery and controversy. Time and weather permitting, you can walk to the far side of the island to view the unique Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings. Today's Discovery Excursion allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture during a traditional smoking ceremony, followed by tea with local indigenous artists.

            Included: B - L - D

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            Day 7

            Located in Prince Regent National Park, the Hunter River is flanked by pockets of rainforest, vast swathes of mangroves and soaring red cliffs. Explore this magical waterway, which is said to have the highest proportion of saltwater crocodiles in the Kimberley. Depending on the tide levels, we plan to explore the stunning surroundings by Zodiac®. Admire sandstone cliffs, pristine mangrove forests and inlets of Prince Frederick Sound. Keep your eyes open for large saltwater crocodiles that make these waters their home; in the air, be on the lookout for ospreys while you soak in this natural wonderland hardly touched by man. Later you’ll have the opportunity to venture further into the outback to Mitchell Falls on a helicopter excursion.* See the dramatic four-tiered waterfall that has been carved out over millennia. Its deep emerald pools contrast with the rugged red sandstone of the Mitchell Plateau, creating a mesmerising oasis.

            * Additional cost applies

            Included: B - L - D

            Scenic Eclipse Kimberley Prince Frederick Harbour SEII

            Day 8

            Enjoy a relaxing morning at sea. Scenic Eclipse II will position itself off this stunning marine sanctuary in Ashmore Reef. Uninhabited by humans, the islands are home to an abundance of life. The reef is internationally recognized for more than 40 species of sea birds that flock here, along with an array of underwater wonders. This stop will provide you with a welcome opportunity to swim, snorkel or enjoy a Zodiac® cruise.

            Included: B - L - D

            Scenic Eclipse Grand Panorama Deck Kimberley

            Day 9

            An overnight journey onboard your luxurious Discovery Yacht brings you into the protected Vansittart Bay. Today Scenic Eclipse II will stop just off Jar Island, located in the southwest corner of the bay. Following a Zodiac® ride to a small beach, step ashore for a hike to view the ancient and mysterious Gwion Gwion rock paintings which date back some 15,000 to 20,000 years.

            Included: B - L - D

            Vansittart Bay near Kalumburu

            Day 10

            At 112 kilometres long and with a sheer drop of 100 metres, the thundering twin falls of King George River are an unforgettable experience. Make your way along the river’s tranquil waters, and through towering gorges which are home to Brahminy kites, egrets, and kingfishers. As your Zodiac® weaves past the spectacular 80-meter-high sandstone cliffs and mangrove forests, look out for crocodiles basking in the sun. The river is of high cultural significance to the Balangagarra people, with the falls representing the male and female Wunkurr rainbow serpent.

            Included: B - L - D

            King George Falls

            Day 11

            Your unforgettable Discovery Voyage comes to an end today; it is time to bid farewell to your friendly crew and new friends as you disembark in Darwin this morning.

            Included: B

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            Note: This is an indicative cruise itinerary which may vary for select departure dates and seasons. Please check with your Journey Designer if you have any questions about the specific inclusions on your preferred departure date before booking. As with all cruising, weather and other conditions may impact the daily schedule while cruising, and the Captain will determine any changes in the guests' interests.

            7Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            Departs in May, June, July, August

            Departure dates are available in the Kimberley dry season from May to August, commencing in the 2024 cruise season. Enquire now