Discover the natural wonders of the southern Kimberley coastline on this eight-day cruise adventure that culminates with a scenic helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls

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Broome & The Kimberley
From A$13,990 pp
8 Day Expedition Cruise
1Overview
Overview

Experience the iconic reefs, rivers and waterfalls of the southern Kimberley coastline up close on this eight-day fly/cruise adventure aboard Kimberley Quest II. Highlights include Montgomery Reef, the Hunter River and Kings Cascade, finishing on a high with a scenic helicopter flight above Mitchell Falls. Each day you'll have the opportunity to join a variety of offshore excursions that venture deeper into the vast Kimberley wilderness, with the day's itinerary determined by the weather and tide conditions. If you'd prefer to relax, we recommend a luxurious soak in the spa on the sundeck, taking in the magnificent scenery. All meals are included and freshly prepared by the ship's chef - you may even see your catch of the day on your plate. With only eighteen guests, enjoy exceptional personalised service from the crew who are on hand to take care of all you need throughout the cruise.

Kimberley Quest Montgomery Reef Excursion
Kimberley Quest King Cascade
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Luxury Kimberley small ship cruise

Scenic heli flight over Mitchell Falls

Unique marine and bird life

Horizontal Falls and King Cascade

Montgomery Reef and Hunter River

Gourmet meals prepared by the onboard chef

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • All meals, freshly prepared by the on-board chef
  • Tea, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All off-shore experiences such as snorkelling, hiking, wildlife viewing and fishing expeditions
  • Private Mitchell Plateau heli experience on the final day
  • Road transfers from Broome to the vessel departure point
  • Charter flight transfer to Broome from Mitchell Plateau on the final day
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            The cruise commences in Broome, with guests departing the ship at Hunter River by helicopter and returning to Broome via a scenic light aircraft flight. Road and air transfers are included to and from Broome as per the itinerary. This journey is also available in the reverse direction, commencing with a scenic flight from Broome to the Mitchell Plateau. Direct flights to Broome are available from Kununurra, Darwin, Perth and some capital cities in Australia.

            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            May to September departures. Please enquire about departure options.

            7Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1: Broome - welcome aboard

            You'll be collected from your Broome accommodation and transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by the captain and crew. Relax with a drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon with the famous Cable Beach behind you. Meet fellow guests over a delicious dinner prepared by the onboard chef as the ship heads to Cape Leveque.

            Included: Dinner

            *The following itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the captain and crew based on daily weather, sea and tide conditions to ensure you have the best possible experience

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            Day 2: Buccaneer Archipelago

            After a restful sleep in your ensuite cabin, this morning will find the ship crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Take a tender excursion for a spot of exploration, and have a go at fishing before unwinding on the sundeck, taking in the beautiful scenery.

            Included: All meals

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            Day 3: Dugong Bay, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

            Cruise in and around Dugong Bay by tender and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls where you'll enjoy an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion along Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

            Included: All meals

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            Day 4: Collier Bay, Montgomery Reef, Red Cone Creek

            Keen anglers will love this morning's early fishing expedition in Collier Bay, with the opportunity to catch the elusive Barramundi! The next stop is the 300km-long Montgomery Reef, which is Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many local marine species, including turtles and sea birds. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise past Raft Point and Steep Island to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.

            Included: All meals

            Kimberley Quest Montgomery Reef Excursion

            Day 5: Kuri Bay, Camden Harbour

            Relax on board as Kimberley Quest II cruises past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, visit the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s. In the afternoon the tenders will be available at your leisure for more exploration. You may wish to have a go at fishing or collecting rock oysters or simply enjoy a swim at a secluded beach. You'll be back on board in time to freshen up and take in another majestic Kimberley sunset.

            Included: All meals

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            Day 6: Prince Regent River, Kings Cascade

            Today begins with a stunning cruise through St George Basin, then past Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo into the mouth of the stunning Prince Regent River, which is surrounded by near-vertical 50-metre-high cliffs, terraced waterfalls and ancient rock formations. Stopping at the famous Maamboolbadda King Cascades, climb above the terraced falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal-clear pool where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views across the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance. In the late afternoon join your guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively, try your luck at catching a big Barra or Threadfin Salmon.

            Included: All meals

            Kimberley Quest Swimming above King Cascade

            Day 7: Careening Bay, Roe River

            Today visit Careening Bay, the site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydrographic survey off of the Australian coastline. As you enjoy another delicious lunch on board, the ship will cruise up the Roe River where you can witness one of the highest crocodile populations in the Kimberley! Relax on board while we cross Prince Frederick Harbour to visit an ancient Wandjina art site before heading towards the Hunter River as the sun sinks below the Kimberley horizon.

            Included: All meals

            Kimberley Quest Hunter River

            Day 8: Mitchell Plateau to Broome

            In the morning there's time to explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the Kimberley's most scenic rivers. Sit back and relax as you spot ancient rock art, crocodiles and flying foxes from the tenders, soaking up the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter for a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip, you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley on the return flight to Broome. Arriving by sunset, it's time to bid farewell as the Kimberley Quest team transfers you to your accommodation or the airport.

            To enhance your journey, your Journey Designer can assist with arranging post-cruise accommodation and experiences in Broome or further afield in Kununurra or Darwin.

            Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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