Arrive in Darwin and be transferred to your boutique ship, the MS Caledonian Sky, for what promises to be an epic journey. Enjoy dinner on board as you set sail.
Sail to the Indonesian island of Selaru. Dock in Fursui and time permitting, discover a spectacular coral atoll that encircles an azure lagoon. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Cocktails and dinner.
Get acquainted with the facilities of the MS Caledonian Sky and hear interesting lectures as you enjoy a day at sea.
Wyndham, Freedom of Choice
Today, choose between some of the Kimberley’s greatest land attractions. Perhaps cruise the Ord River; tour El Questro Wilderness Park; fly to the Argyle Diamond Mine; or enjoy a scenic flight and land tour of the Bungle Bungle Range (please note, some tours are capacity controlled and will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis).
Koolama Bay, King George River and Falls
Wake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in WWII. Arriving at King George River, the highlight is sure to be King George Falls, the highest single drop falls in Western Australia plunges approximately 80 metres over a magnificent sandstone cliff.
Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
With your Expedition Leader, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. See examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.
Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River, Naturalist Island
Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs, green rainforest and mangroves. Explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. See Phillip Parker King’s ‘Nine Pin’ and catch a glimpse of the local salt water crocodile population. Today you have the opportunity to take an optional helicopter excursion to see the mighty Mitchell Falls (own expense).
Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay, Raft Point
Embark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding channels. Board your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Cruise through Doubtful Bay and travel ashore at Raft Point to visit one of the region’s most significant Wandjina art sites.
Horizontal Falls, Talbot Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago
Head to the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to more than 800 islands. Talbot Bay is known for its massive 12-metre tides that create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, you will embark on an exhilarating ride through the falls on a specially designed jet boat. David Attenborough described the phenomena as “one the greatest natural wonders of the world.” Keep your eyes open in the chance you may get to see some of the local Tawny Nurse Shark population. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner.
Today, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands atop a platform reef. Board a Zodiac and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigatebirds, egrets, gulls and terns. The islands are also renowned as Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle. This evening, farewell new-found friends as you enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Cocktails, followed by a sumptuous dinner on board.
This morning, your Kimberley Coast Cruise will come to an end. After breakfast, disembark the ship and be transferred to either Broome Airport or your Broome hotel.
|MS Caledonian Sky||Twin Share (per person)||Solo Room|
|Standard Suite (forward)||$10,495||$16,395|
|Room upgrades per person addition:|
|Deluxe Balcony Suite||$2,795||$3,495|
|Premium Balcony Suite||$2,995||$4,195|
|Owners Corner Suite||$3,795||$6,990|
|Room Type||Twin Share (per person)||Solo Room|
|Porthole Suite (Forward)||$11,895||Supplement 75-100%|
|Porthole Suite Standard||$12,195||Supplement 75-100%|
|Window Suite Superior||$13,295||Supplement 75-100%|
|Window Suite Premium||$13,895||Supplement 75-100%|
|Deluxe Balcony Suite||$14,795||Supplement 75-100%|
|Premium Balcony Suite||$15,095||Supplement 75-100%|
|Owners Corner Suite||$15,795||Supplement 75-100%|
APT EXCLUSIVE! Choose your activity in Wyndham – cruise the Ord River; tour El Questro Wilderness Park; fly to the Argyle Diamond Mine or explore the Bungle Bungle Range by air and land.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions and includes a choice of Wyndham sightseeing activities (pre-booked). Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries. Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises. This tour also operates in reverse from Broome to Darwin. Please refer tour code GKCS11. Prices are for land / cruise only. Flights not included.