Top End & Kimberley Coast Cruise

22 Day Guided Holiday


With hidden beaches and towering waterfalls, the Kimberley coast is nothing short of paradise. Experience the region’s highlights up close aboard your small ship, the Coral Expeditions I.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Broome

Be transferred from the airport to your hotel and explore this historic pearling town.

Stay: Two Nights: Oaks Broome
Daily Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2. Broome

Today is yours to spend at leisure.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3. Broome, Fitzroy Crossing

Travel to Fitzroy Crossing today.

Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4. Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek

After breakfast, cruise the stunning Geikie Gorge and admire its multi-coloured limestone walls. Then, journey to Halls Creek.

Stay: Halls Creek, Kimberley Hotel
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5. Halls Creek, Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine, El Questro Wilderness Park

Tour Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine, then travel to El Questro Wilderness Park. Enjoy the scenery at Emma Gorge Resort.

Stay: Two Nights: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with ensuites
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6. El Questro Wilderness Park

Visit Zebedee Springs, then cruise along Chamberlain Gorge. Indulge in a delicious home-style dinner on the verandah.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7. El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra

Travel along the Gibb River Road to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise on the Ord River.

Stay: Kununurra Country Club
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8. Kununurra, Katherine

Depart Kununurra today and pass through Timber Creek before arriving in Katherine.

Stay: Ibis Styles Katherine
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9. Katherine, Darwin

Today, discover Nitmiluk National Park and enjoy a guided cruise along the majestic Katherine Gorge, carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River. Afterwards, journey to Darwin.

Stay: Three Nights: Novotel CBD Darwin
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10. Darwin

Tour Darwin’s iconic sights, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11. Darwin

Enjoy today experiencing Darwin at your leisure.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12. Darwin, Embark Cruise

This morning, board your ship. Set sail and cross the vast Cambridge Gulf before journeying into West Australian waters. Later, meet your friendly crew at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks. 

Stay: Ten Nights: aboard your small ship, the Coral Expeditions I
Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13. King George River, Tranquil Bay

Jump aboard the Explorer and discover rugged gorges carved by the force of the mighty King George River. Board the Zodiacs and cruise to the base of magnificent King George Falls. Towering 80 metres above the water below, the twin falls are one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular attractions. Later, explore the beautiful beach and luscious green landscape at Tranquil Bay.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island

Be guided across salt flats at Vansittart Bay to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3, which crashed on the beach during World War II. Later, guest lecturers will guide you through Jar Island’s rock art, including the mysterious Bradshaw paintings, dating back some 20,000 years.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15. Winyalken Bay

After anchoring in Winyalken Bay, travel ashore and explore the maze of natural sandstone caves of Hathaway’s Hideaway. This evening, pull up a chair and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean while you savour a delicious gourmet Australian beach barbecue.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16. Bigge Island, Careening Bay

Visit Bigge Island’s ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw rock art. Spend some time at leisure wandering Careening Bay. Then, with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll journey to the site of the iconic boab tree engraved with ‘HMC Mermaid 1820’, miraculously visible almost 200 years on.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17. Prince Regent River, King Cascades

Aboard the Explorer, cruise the Prince Regent River. Admire the breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual terraced waterfall. Then, enjoy a picnic lunch at beautiful Camp Creek where you might like to take a refreshing dip.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18. Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay

Today you’ll experience a truly magical moment when Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean as the tide recedes. Discover the reef’s diverse marine-life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks. Later, cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay, where rugged cliffs rise from the sea.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19. Kuri Bay, Raft Point, Ruby Falls

Cruise Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Board the Explorer and travel to striking Raft Point, where you’ll see ancient Wandjina rock art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw paintings. Later, explore Red Cone Creek and cool down with a swim in Ruby Falls.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20. Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls

Travel through the Buccaneer Archipelago to Talbot Bay and see the incredible Horizontal Falls. When the 12-metre tide turns, strong currents rush through two narrow coastal gorges, creating a cascade effect. Board the Zodiacs for a ride through the falls. Later, enjoy pristine waters at Silica Beach.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21. Lacepede Islands

Visit the Lacepede Islands (subject to conditions). Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Drinks.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22. Depart Broome

Your cruise ends with a transfer to the airport.

Daily Meals Included: Breakfast

 

2018 Dates & Prices

22 Days - Broome to Broome  
30 April, 13 August  Twin Bed Cabin
Per Person  $13,795
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Prices are based on a Cabin.  To upgrade, add per person:  
Stateroom  $1,195
Upper Deck Stateroom  $1,695
Deluxe Stateroom  $2,195