APT 10 Nights Oceanic Discoverer – Kimberley Cruise Escapes

Broome to Darwin (or itinerary can be reversed)
  • APT Oceanic Discoverer ship

About This Project

Itinerary

Day 1

Broome
Arrive in Broome, where you will be transferred to the Oceanic Discoverer, specifically designed for the Kimberley. Set sail on your amazing discovery of the Kimberley coast as you enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Cocktails. Afterwards, be treated to a delicious dinner as you cruise towards Cape Leveque.


Day 2

Lacepede Islands
Cruise through beautiful Pender Bay to the secluded Lacepede Islands, home to an abundance of marine birdlife and the site of one of the most significant Green Turtle breeding grounds in Australia. With a spectacular platform reef, you can experience the thrill of nature first hand. Head back to the ship for a presentation into the intriguing and exhilarating Kimberley coast before enjoying a tantalising dinner on board later in the evening.


Day 3

Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls
Enjoy the idyllic white sands of Silica Beach before heading out through the Buccaneer Archipelago towards stunning Talbot Bay. Experience the dramatic Horizontal Falls aboard an exhilarating Zodiac ride, described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.”A real highlight of your journey, witness the intense 12-metre tidal currents rushing through two narrow coastal gorges.


Day 4

Ruby Falls, Raft Point
Cool off with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the soothing and secluded Ruby Falls of Red Cone Creek. Back on board, you will travel through the stunning Kuri Bay to Raft Point. Located at the southern entrance to Doubtful Bay, Raft Point is one of the most spectacular anchorages in the Kimberley. Board the Xplorer excursion vessel to discover the region’s mysterious Wandjina rock art and the intriguing Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings.


Day 5

Doubtful Bay, Montgomery Reef
At the dramatic Doubtful Bay, cliffs rise from the sea as waterfalls cascade from above, plunging into the ocean. 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 deep channels. View the abundant marine life of this natural phenomenon, including giant clams, reef sharks, turtles, rays and sea snakes.


Day 6

Prince Regent River, King Cascades
Board your Xplorer vessel and get up close to the terraced King Cascades. Cruise up Prince Regent River to Camp Creek, where you will stop to enjoy some refreshments. Indulge in a swim before heading back to the ship for dinner later this evening.


Day 7

Careening Bay, Bigge Island
Travel to Careening Bay and visit the iconic double-trunked boab tree bearing the engraving ‘HMC Mermaid – 1820’. Carved by one of the crew, the inscription commemorates the site where the ship was grounded and repaired. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the stunning rock formations and ancient Aboriginal art of Bigge Island.


Day 8

Hathaway’s Hideaway, Mitchell Falls, Beach Barbecue
Anchor in Winyalken Bay and head to the winding maze of Hathaway’s Hideaway. Later, perhaps take an optional helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls (own expense). Later this evening, indulge in a gourmet barbecue on the beach.


Day 9

Vansittart Bay, Jar Island
Head out across the sand flats of Vansittart Bay to view the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane. Later, guest lecturers will guide you through the Aboriginal art of Jar Island.


Day 10

King George River and Falls
Explore the luscious Tranquil Bay with a beach stroll, then discover gorges carved from the earth by the force of the mighty King George River as you cruise up to the base of the tallest waterfall in Western Australia. Towering 80 metres above you, these falls are one of the most fantastic attractions in the Kimberley.


Day 11

Disembark Ship, Darwin
Disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.


Inclusions & Additional Information

Included Experiences

  • Ten night cruise aboard the expedition small ship Oceanic Discoverer
  • Daily excursions on your Xplorer vessel
  • Exclusive beverages package included with lunch and dinner
  • The services of an APT Expedition Leader
  • Learn about this stunning region from your Expedition Team and guest lecturers
  • Transfers to and from your small ship

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Lacepede Islands, the site of one of the most significant Green Turtle breeding grounds
  • Take an exhilarating Zodiac ride through the iconic Horizontal Falls
  • Explore the amazing Montgomery Reef
  • View the stunning King Cascades
  • Marvel at Aboriginal art of Bigge Island
  • Enjoy a gourmet Australian beach barbecue in a majestic setting
  • Admire the tallest falls in Western Australia at King George River
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • Walk on Silica Beach on Hidden Island
  • Enjoy a swim at Camp Creek and see Hathaway’s Hideaway
  • Visit the site of the HMC Mermaid’s repair in 1820 at Careening Bay
  • View the wreckage of a DC3

Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions. Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries. Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises. Prices are for land / cruise only. Flights not included.

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