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King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia

The Kimberley

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard Coral Adventurer
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This 11-day sailing experience on Coral Adventurer brings you to the wonders of Kimberley. View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about the ancient cultures of the Indigenous people. See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife as you cruise along the way. Also visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserve, significant breeding grounds for the Brown Booby, Roseate Terns, and Green Turtles before disembarking in Broome. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Darwin | Embark
Day 2 : King George River and Falls
Day 3 : Vansittart Bay | DC3 | Jar Island
Day 4 : Hathaway's Hideaway | Mitchell Falls
Day 5 : Bigge Island | Careening Bay
Day 6 : Prince Regent River | King Cascades
Day 7 : Montgomery Reef | Doubtful Bay
Day 8 : Raft Point
Day 9 : Horizontal Falls | Buccaneer Archipelago
Day 10 : Lacepede Islands
Day 11 : Broome | Disembark

Highlights

  • Experience the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Waterfalls
  • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserve and see Brown Booby, Roseate Terns, and Green Turtles
  • Witness Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean with the falling tide
  • Marvel at the plunging 80 meter high King George Falls

Ship

Coral Adventurer

Places Visited

  • Australia
  • South Pacific
  • Bigge Island
  • Broome
  • Careening Bay
  • Darwin
  • Horizontal Falls
  • Jar Island
  • King George River
  • Lacepede Islands
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Montgomery Reef
  • Prince Regent River
  • Raft Point
  • Vansittart Bay

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

King George River Gorge, Kimberley, Australia The unusual red color of Broome, Australia Rock formations along the coast of Kimberly Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, Australia Landscape of North Australia

Day 1 Darwin | Embark

Board Coral Adventurer at 8:00 am for your 9:00 am departure. Sail across the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, and this afternoon join the expedition team for an informative introduction to the Kimberley. Meet and mingle with fellow guests and crew at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Day 2 King George River and Falls

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The King George River has carved a gorge through towering weathered sandstone cliffs. Travel up the gorge and finally see the King George Falls. This magnificent falls, plunging 80 metres, is the highest waterfall in Western Australia.  Visit and explore secluded Tranquil Bay.

 

Day 3 Vansittart Bay | DC3 | Jar Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Walk across the salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 that crash landed on the beach during WWII. Visit Jar Island and discover the island’s stunning rock art. With the Guest lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw rock paintings, some 20,000 years old.

Day 4 Hathaway's Hideaway | Mitchell Falls

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Anchor in Winyalkin Bay, and go ashore in the Xplorer to explore the maze of sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway. Consider an optional scenic helicopter flight over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the majestic Mitchell Falls (additional costs apply).

 

Day 5 Bigge Island | Careening Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art at Bigge Island, and hear about the ancient myths that inspired them. Explore Careening Bay, where Phillip Parker King repaired the HMC Mermaid in 1820, memorialised in the remarkable boab tree carved by his crew.

 

Day 6 Prince Regent River | King Cascades

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise the Prince Regent River in the Xplorer to the King Cascades. Enjoy an afternoon tea alongside the Falls.

Day 7 Montgomery Reef | Doubtful Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From aboard the Xplorer and Zodiacs, experience the natural phenomenon of the Montgomery Reef up close. Discover the diverse marine life, including turtles, manta rays, and reef sharks.

Day 8 Raft Point

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise through Kuri Bay, and travel ashore at Raft Point, home to some of the Kimberley’s most secluded and well-preserved Wandjina and Bradshaw rock paintings. Visit Red Cone Creek.

Day 9 Horizontal Falls | Buccaneer Archipelago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Meander through the almost 1,000 islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, and visit Talbot Bay. Experience what David Attenborough names as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world”, the Horizontal Falls. Ride the power of the tide as it rushes through the narrow cliff openings. Explore the stunning white sand of Silica Beach.

Day 10 Lacepede Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visiting the Lacepede Islands is dependant on weather and tides. This series of low islands consist of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef, and supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns. Explore the island’s lagoon, and observe the myriad other creatures often seen here, such as the frigate birds, egrets, and the nesting areas of the Green Turtle. 

Day 11 Broome | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Broome this morning at 8:00am.

Coral Adventurer

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$7,790
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Coral Deck Stateroom
Identical to the Promenade Deck Staterooms except for their location one deck below. These staterooms have twin portholes rather than picture windows.
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Promenade Deck Stateroom
Located below the Explorer deck and furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included.
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Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom
Comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Stateroom
Comfortably furnished with a junior King size bed which can be separated into two singles. A wardrobe, desk, and armchair are included.
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Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
Suites are equipped with a lounge area, minibar, and personal coffee machine. They have special King sized beds which can be separated into two singles.

Notes

Important Fare Information:
Rates are posted based off of the current exchange rates from Australian Dollars. Please contact us for current exchange rates

This fare includes: 

• All excursions and sightseeing
• Use of Xplorer and  Zodiac tender vessels
• Daily lectures and briefings
• All meals, chef-prepared on board
• Showcase wines, selected beers, juices, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service 
• 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
• All entrance fees to National Parks and  Ports

This fare does not include:

• Pre and post flights, accommodation & travel insurance
• Entry visas to Australia
• Alcoholic beverages outside of lunch and dinner service
• Telephone and internet services  
• Laundry 
• Optional Mitchell Falls helicopter flight

Departures embarking in Darwin: Boarding commences at 8.00am for 9.00am departure. Disembarks in Broome at 8.00am. Departures embarking in Broome: Boarding commences at 4.30pm for 6.00pm departure.Disembarks in Darwin at 8.30am

Please Note:
These are expedition itineraries covering remote regions. Your Captain and Expedition team will make changes to the daily
schedule when necessary to maximize guest experience given the weather, local environment and safety considerations.
 
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