The ultimate small-cruise journey, discover the ancient landscapes of the Northern Kimberley coastline between Darwin or Wyndham and Kuri Bay on board Ponant's flagship three-mast luxury yacht Le Ponant

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Private chauffeur airport transfers + 10% discount + bonus onboard credit with Le Ponant bookings
Broome & The Kimberley
from A$13822 pp
7 Night Expedition Cruise
1Overview
Overview

Explore the pristine wilderness and ancient landscapes of the Northern Kimberley coast in true luxury on board Ponant's flagship three-mast yacht Le Ponant. With only 16 modern staterooms and suites accommodating up to 32 passengers, you'll enjoy Ponant's five-star personalised service, with plenty of space and freedom to relax. Sailing from Darwin or Wyndham to Kuri Bay with guided Zodiac® excursions to remote sites along the way, you'll love Ponant's luxury amenities and all-inclusive dining and beverage options. The sailing expedition also includes an exclusive scenic flight onboard a Paspaley Grumman Mallard offering spectacular aerial views between Kuri Bay and Broome or Kununurra.

Ponant Le Ponant Sun Deck
Ponant Le Ponant Owners Suite bedroom
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2Trip Highlights
Highlights

Luxury Kimberley small-ship cruising

Discover Aboriginal Rock Art dating back 30,000 years

King George Falls, Mitchell Falls

King George River, Prince Frederick Harbour

Gourmet dining, open bar and in-suite mini-bar replenished daily

Paspaley Pearl Farm visit in Kuri Bay and scenic flight over the Kimberley Coast

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Seven nights onboard Le Ponant with all gourmet meals including breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner provided
  • Captain’s cocktail welcome reception and farewell gala dinner
  • Open bar including Charles Heidsieck Champagne, wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary in-room mini bar restocked daily, and 24-hour room service
  • Small group Zodiac® excursions and landings with Expedition Guides
  • Private Paspaley Pearl Farm tour in Kuri Bay
  • Exclusive Paspaley Grumman Mallard amphibious aircraft scenic flight between Kuri Bay and Broome

Book your Ponant cruise with Walk into Luxury for these exclusive offers:

  • Complimentary private chauffeur transfers to and from your home airport (country and metropolitan area limits apply)
  • On-board credit of EUR300 (additional credit for Owner's Suite bookings)
  • Ponant early booking bonus
            4Location & Access
            Location & Access

            This journey runs from Kununurra to Broome via Wyndham and Kuri Bay, with a reverse journey available. Additional options between Darwin and Kununurra are also available on select dates. Direct flights to Kununurra are available from Darwin, Broome and Perth.

            Indicative cruise map

            6Season & Departure Dates
            Season & Departure Dates

            April to September departures. View all departure dates below.

            7Itinerary
            Day-by-Day Itinerary

            Day 1: Kununurra, Wyndham and Le Ponant embarkation

            In the early afternoon, you'll be picked up and transferred to the wharf at Wyndham, the northernmost town in Western Australia, where Le Ponant will be waiting for you to embark. Enjoy a welcome drink on board before the luxury yacht sets sail at 6.00 pm. Following your first dinner in the panoramic restaurant Le Diamant tonight, you may choose to stargaze from the top deck or get to know your new friends over drinks in the lounge.

            Included: Dinner

            * The following itinerary is indicative only and select departure dates have minor amendments to the day-by-day schedule. Your Journey Designer will be able to confirm the specific plan for your cruise date upon request and can also assist with arranging pre-cruise accommodation and experiences in Kununurra, Darwin or Broome.

            Ponant Le Ponant Exterior 2

            Days 2-7: Northern Kimberley Coast

            A truly bespoke journey, there is no predetermined itinerary nor schedule to follow. Your sailing expedition will feature many iconic destinations including King George Falls and Prince Frederick Harbour. Other potential ports of call may include:

            • Mitchell Falls and the Mitchell River
            • The Montesquieu Islands, an Important Bird Area that supports 4,000 breeding pairs of Roseate terns
            • Kings Cascades, a spectacular terraced waterfall
            • Bigge Island, Winyalkan Island, Swift Bay and Jar Island which feature ancient rock art galleries unique to the First Nations Peoples of the Kimberley
            • The National Heritage-listed Mermaid Boab at Careening Bay in the Prince Regent National Park

            At any time you are welcome to join the expedition team for further exploration of remote sites on a Zodiac® or choose to relax onboard.

            Included: All meals and beverages

            Ponant Le Ponant King George River

            Day 8: Le Ponant disembarkation in Kuri Bay and Broome

            After an exceptional journey along the Northern Kimberley Coast, you'll farewell the crew and disembark Le Ponant at 7.00 am in Kuri Bay, the location of Australia's first cultured pearl farm. Named after the company's first principal, Tokuichi Kuribayashi, it is now the home of Paspaley, the world’s most important producer of cultured pearls. Enjoy a private tour of the Paspaley Pearl Farm before ending your expedition in style, taking in spectacular aerial views of the Kimberley aboard a Paspaley Grumman Mallard amphibious aircraft between Kuri Bay and Broome.

            To enhance your journey, our team can assist with arranging post-cruise accommodation and experiences in Broome.

            Included: Early breakfast

            Ponant Le Ponant Paspaley Mallard Plane

            Select departure times

            Departure Date
            Return Date
            Price (per person)
            Availability
            07 April, 2023
            14 April, 2023
            $14,740
            28 April, 2023
            05 May, 2023
            $13,822
            19 May, 2023
            26 May, 2023
            $13,822
            01 October, 2023
            08 October, 2023
            $14,731