2 free nights - upgraded to Cable Beach including transfers**

Kimberley Quest II

Fishing the tidal creeks
Hikes to gorges, waterfalls & swimming holes
View ancient Aboriginal rock art Sites
Scenic Helicopter Flights included in some itineraries

The Kimberley Quest II is an intimate 18 guest, 6 crew vessel whose personalised service and attention to every detail ensures you will enjoy the amazing surrounds in complete comfort and small boat luxury.

Prices, Dates & Availability 2021

(The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region. This can be up to an additional $105 per person)

4 Day Taste of the Kimberley

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
08 October 11 October 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Sold Out
11 October 14 October 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available
26 October 29 October 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available

14 Day Ultimate Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
30 March 12 April 14 Day Ultimate Quest Broome Wyndham 1X Double
13 April 26 April 14 Day Ultimate Quest Wyndham Broome Sold Out

8 Day Northern Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
18 May 25 May 8 Day Northern Quest Mitchell River Wyndham Sold Out

8 Day Southern Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
10 August 17 August 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome 1X Female WTS
24 August 31 August 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome 4X Double

10 Day Adventure Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
09 September 18 September 10 Day Adventure Quest Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Sold Out
20 September 29 September 10 Day Adventure Quest Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay 2X Double

7 Day Fishing Expedition

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
20 October 26 October 7 Day Fishing Expedition Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available

14 Day Ultimate Quest

Cabin(2021) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $22,900.00
Superior $21,500
Double $18,500

8 Day Northern & Southern Quest

Cabin(2021) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $15,500
Superior $14,100
Double $11,990

10 Day Adventure Quest

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $13,500
Superior $11,500
Double $ 10,500

4 Day Taste of the Kimberley

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $4,990
Superior $4,690
Double $3,990

7 Day Fishing Expedition

Cabin (2021) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $9,900
Superior $8,800
Double $6,900

* All prices are per person & based on Twin share unless otherwise listed

Prices, Dates & Availability 2022

(The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and their representatives have now implemented a permit/fee for guests accessing traditional lands when cruising the Kimberley region. This can be up to an additional $105 per person)

21 Day Beyond Adventure

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
08 March 28 March 21 Day Beyond Adventure Darwin Broome 1X Double

14 Day Ultimate Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
29 March 11 April 14 Day Ultimate Quest Broome Wyndham Available
12 April 25 April 14 Day Ultimate Quest Wyndham Broome Available
26 April 09 May 14 Day Ultimate Quest Broome Wyndham Available
25 May 07 June 14 Day Ultimate Quest Wyndham Broome Sold Out

8 Day Northern Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
10 May 17 May 8 Day Northern Quest Wyndham Mitchell River Available
17 May 24 May 8 Day Northern Quest Mitchell River Wyndham Sold Out

8 Day Southern Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
07 June 14 June 8 Day Southern Quest Broome Hunter River Available for Private Charters
**Special Rates apply**
14 June 21 June 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome Available
21 June 28 June 8 Day Southern Quest Broome Hunter River Available
28 June 05 July 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome Available
05 July 12 July 8 Day Southern Quest Broome Hunter River Available
12 July 19 July 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome Available for Private Charters
**Special Rates apply**
19 July 26 July 8 Day Southern Quest Broome Hunter River Available
26 July 02 July 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome Available
02 August 09 August 8 Day Southern Quest Broome Hunter River Call To Enquire
09 August 16 August 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome Call To Enquire
16 August 23 August 8 Day Southern Quest Broome Hunter River Available
23 August 30 August 8 Day Southern Quest Hunter River Broome Sold Out

10 Day Adventure Quest

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
30 August 08 September 10 Day Adventure Quest Broome Cygnet Bay Available
08 September 17 September 10 Day Adventure Quest Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available
19 September 28 September 10 Day Adventure Quest Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available for Private Charters
**Special Rates apply**
28 September 07 October 10 Day Adventure Quest Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available

4 Day Taste of the Kimberley

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
07 October 10 October 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available
10 October 13 October 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available
25 October 28 October 4 Day Taste of the Kimberley Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available

Fishing Expeditions

Date From Date To Itinerary From To Availability
13 October 19 October Fishing Expeditions Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available
19 October 23 October Fishing Expeditions Cygnet Bay Cygnet Bay Available

21 Day Beyond Adventure

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $22,145.00
Superior $20,495.00
Double $16,995.00

14 Day Ultimate Quest

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $23,500.00
Superior $22,145.00
Double $18,990.00

8 Day Northern Quest & Southern Quest

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $15,990.00
Superior $14,500.00
Double $12,350.00

10 Day Adventure Quest

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $13,900.00
Superior $11,900.00
Double $10,900.00

4 Day Taste of the Kimberley

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $5,500.00
Superior $4,900.00
Double $4,100.00

Fishing Expeditions

Cabin (2022) Twin Share Per Person
Flybridge $9,999.00
Superior $8,999.00
Double $6,999.00

* All prices are per person & based on Twin share unless otherwise listed

Itineraries

14 Day Ultimate Quest Itinerary – Broome to Wyndham

Day 1

BROOME & CAPE LEVEQUE

Your Ultimate Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

Day 2

BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, DUGONG BAY, TALBOT BAY

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

Day 3

COLLIER BAY, MONTGOMERY REEF, RED CONE CREEK

Early morning we take you Barramundi fishing in Collier Bay and then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. In the afternoon we cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or try your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 4

DOUBTFUL BAY, SALE RIVER, RAFT POINT

This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the tenders. We then head to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

Day 5

LANGII, KURI BAY, CAMDEN HARBOUR

Visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the ‘Petrified Warriors’. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle. We then cruise between Augustus Island an the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settlers’ graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. We take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 6

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL FALLS

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of the mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the spring- fed King Cascade waterfall, admire the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 7

CAREENING BAY, BIGGE ISLAND

Visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydrographic survey of the Australian coastline. Next we cruise north to Bigge Island, one of the largest sandstone islands and home to amazing Bradshaw art and Wandjina art with a maritime theme. As we continue our journey, witness the rugged terrain and ancient weathered rocks from the vessel while cruising towards the Mitchell River.

Day 8

MITCHELL RIVER, SURVEYORS CREEK

We are now entering the incredible assortment of islands that form the Bonaparte Archipelago. Cruise to the Mitchell River, source of the magnificent Mitchell Falls, where you can charter a helicopter and take an exhilarating ride over the falls themselves. Drop a lure in later and perfect your fishing skills in these rich waters or go crocodile spotting. Late afternoon enjoy a swim in the cool tranquil waters of Surveyors Creek.

Day 9

VANSITTART BAY, WWII DC3 CRASH SITE

Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley, has been dated at over 17,000 years old. There is also the opportunity to visit the crash site of a DC3 aircraft, located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay.

Day 10

DRYSDALE RIVER

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palmstudded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.

Day 11

GLYCOSMIS FALLS, PANGALI COVE, KOOLAMA BAY

Early morning we cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia. We then visit Glycosmis Falls to view a unbelievable Kimberley waterfall before witnessing the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove where you can enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore by order of the ship’s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek.

Day 12

KING GEORGE RIVER

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘shower’, Kimberley-style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below, a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.

Day 13

BERKELEY RIVER, CAMBRIDGE GULF

Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Take an excursion with our guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching or try your luck at fishing. Marvel at the Amphitheatre Falls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the salt water meets the fresh water. Fish off the flat rocks for Barramundi which are lurking in the rapids, or alternatively walk to a freshwater pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Savour your last evening under the Kimberley skies as we cruise towards Cambridge Gulf, journeying through the night towards the townsite of Wyndham.

Day 14

WYNDHAM PORT & KUNUNURRA

Arrive into Wyndham Port early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Board a courtesy coach at 7.30am for transfer to Kununurra (100km), arriving at approximately 9.00am.

4 Day Taste of the Kimberley

Day 1

Broome – Cygnet Bay

Your Quest begins with a transfer to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located on the Dampier Peninsular. On your arrival, you will be transferred to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy lunch whilst crossing King Sound, cruising through the thousand islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago; this is your first taste of the Kimberley. Cool off with a refreshing swim in one of many Kimberley freshwater pools, followed by a scenic tender excursion. This evening you can witness one of the spectacular Kimberley sunsets.

Day 2

Talbot Bay, Dugong Bay & Kingfisher Islands

This morning will find us exploring Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast; the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take an exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon and wonder at the amazing rock formations of Cyclone Creek. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Later in the day you will have your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, mackerel, tuna and queenfish at the Kingfisher Islands.

Day 3

Montgomery Reef, Strickland Bay

This morning, we cruise towards the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km2, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore Strickland Bay visiting old pearlers graves and joining our guides in search of the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. Before unwinding on the sun deck capturing one last sunset aboard Kimberley Quest II.

Day 4

Cygnet Bay – Broome

Today, after one last breakfast, we disembark Kimberley Quest II. Followed by a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm tour, offering you a rare glimpse into the life of an operational pearl farm. This experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of what makes this place unique! Here we wave goodbye with a transfer back to Broome. On arrival you will be transferred to your chosen accommodation.

14 Day Ultimate Quest Itinerary – Wyndham to Broome

Day 1

KUNUNURRA TO WYNDHAM PORT

Your Ultimate Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from Kununurra at approximately 3.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II in Wyndham port (100km); here you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Begin your cruise with a relaxing drink as you cruise out of the Cambridge Gulf, whilst the sun sets over the horizon.

Day 2

BERKELEY RIVER

Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Experience your first taste of fishing for Barramundi or take a tender excursion with our guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching. Marvel at the Amphitheatre Falls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the salt water meets the fresh water. Fish off the flat rocks for Barra which are lurking in the rapids, or alternatively walk to a freshwater pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Tonight we savour the surroundings, anchoring near a secluded waterfall.

Day 3

KING GEORGE RIVER

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘shower’, Kimberley-style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below, a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.

Day 4

KOOLAMA BAY, PANGALI COVE, GLYCOSMIS FALLS

Visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore by order of the ship’s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek. We then visit the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove and enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Glycosmis Falls to view another unbelievable Kimberley waterfall and then cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia.

Day 5

DRYSDALE RIVER

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palmstudded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.

Day 6

VINSITTART BAY, WWII DC3 CRASH SITE

Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley, has been dated at over 17,000 years old. There is also the opportunity to visit the crash site of a DC3 aircraft, located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay. As we continue our journey, witness the rugged terrain and ancient weathered rocks from the vessel while cruising towards the Mitchell River.

Day 7

MITCHELL RIVER, SURVEYORS CREEK

We are now entering the incredible assortment of islands that form the Bonaparte Archipelago. Cruise to the Mitchell River, source of the magnificent Mitchell Falls, where you can charter a helicopter and take an exhilarating ride over the falls themselves. Drop a lure in later and perfect your fishing skills in these rich waters or go crocodile spotting. Late afternoon enjoy a swim in the cool tranquil waters of Surveyors Creek.

Day 8

BIGGE ISLAND, CAREENING BAY

This morning we cruise north to Bigge Island, one of the largest sandstone islands and home to amazing Bradshaw art and Wandjina art with a maritime theme. As we continue our journey we visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydrographic survey of the Australian coastline.

Day 9

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL GORGE

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of the mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the spring-fed King Cascade waterfalls, admire the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 10

CAMDEN HARBOUR, KURI BAY, LANGII

At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settlers’ graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. Take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. Late afternoon we visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the ‘Petrified Warriors’. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle.

Day 11

RAFT POINT, SALE RIVER, DOUBTFUL BAY

This morning we cruise to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the tenders. As the sun begins to set, we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 12

RED CONE CREEK, MONTGOMERY REEF, COLLIER BAY

Take a tender excursion to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or join our guides to try your luck at mud crabbing. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Late afternoon try your luck at Barramundi fishing in Collier Bay or alternatively relax on board and take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 13

TALBOT BAY, DUGONG BAY, BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

Cruise to Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Join a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. In the afternoon we cross the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago towards Cape Leveque at sunset, as we journey through the night towards Broome.

Day 14

CAPE LEVEQUE TO BROOME

Arrive into Broome early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Disembarkation is at approximately 8.00am, where a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation or airport.

8 Day Southern Quest Itinerary – Broome to Hunter River

Day 1

BROOME, CAPE LEVEQUE

Your Southern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from your accommodation at approximately 4.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

Day 2

BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, DUGONG BAY, TALBOT BAY

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

Day 3

COLLIER BAY, MONTGOMERY REEF, RED CONE CREEK

Early morning we take you fishing in Collier Bay, your first chance to catch a Barramundi. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km, making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Enjoy an afternoon cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls or try your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 4

DOUBTFUL BAY, SALE RIVER, RAFT POINT

This morning we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

Day 5

LANGII, KURI BAY, CAMDEN HARBOUR

Sit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the ‘Petrified Warriors’. These remarkable sandstone pillars represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle. Relax on board as we cruise past Augustus Island and the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit the forlorn settler’s graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the first European settlement in the 1860s. In the afternoon take a tender excursion for a spot of exploration. Have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters, before unwinding on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 6

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL FALLS

Early morning we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the King Cascade waterfalls, which is spring fed, marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 7

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, CAMP CREEK, CAREENING BAY

Wake early morning for your last chance to catch a Barra in the rich waters of the Prince Regent River. Visit Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for another memorable swim. In the afternoon we cruise out of the Prince Regent River and visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King. Relax on board to another spectacular sunset as the sun sinks below the Kimberley horizon, while we cross Prince Frederick Harbour towards the Hunter River.

Day 8

HUNTER RIVER

In the morning we explore the spectacular Hunter River, one of the most scenic rivers for a relaxing ride in the tenders as we spot ancient rock art, crocodiles and flying foxes, taking in the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley. Return to Broome by sunset where our team will transfer you to your accommodation.

8 Day Southern Quest Itinerary – Hunter River to Broome

Day 1

BROOME, HUNTER RIVER

Your Southern Quest begins in the morning when you depart for a scenic flight up the Kimberley coast to the Mitchell Plateau. Board a helicopter and enjoy an unforgettable flight over the spectacular Mitchell Falls before landing on the helipad of the Kimberley Quest II, followed by a buffet lunch at anchor. Late afternoon take a scenic tender excursion to view the amazing high red escarpments and wildlife which make the Hunter River so special.

Day 2

CAREENING BAY, PRINCE REGENT RIVER, CAMP CREEK

This morning we visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydrographic survey off the Australian coastline. We then cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of mighty Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marvelling at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Take an excursion to Camp Creek, a beautiful waterway lined with weeping paperbarks where you can enjoy a walk to the top of the falls for a refreshing swim.

Day 3

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL GORGE

Early morning we cruise to the King Cascade waterfalls, which are spring fed, to marvel at the rush of water cascading in breathtaking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 4

CAMDEN HARBOUR, KURI BAY, LANGII

At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settlers’ graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. Take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sundeck to take in the beautiful scenery. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. Late afternoon we visit the mysterious cove at Langii and witness the ‘Petrified Warriors’ – remarkable sandstone pillars which represent the warriors killed in a Dreamtime battle.

Day 5

RAFT POINT, SALE RIVER, DOUBTFUL BAY

This morning we cruise to Steep Island and anchor below Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill, where some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley can be found. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools and on the journey home view ancient rock art from the tenders. As the sun begins to set, we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 6

RED CONE CREEK, MONTGOMERY REEF, COLLIER BAY

Take a tender excursion to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or join our guides to try your luck at mud crabbing. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Late afternoon try your luck at Barramundi fishing in Collier Bay or alternatively relax on board and take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 7

TALBOT BAY, DUGONG BAY, BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

Cruise to Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Join a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refeshing swim in the freshwater pools. In the afternoon we cross the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. We pass Cape Leveque at sunset and journey through the night towards Broome.

Day 8

CAPE LEVEQUE, BROOME

Arrive into Broome early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Disembarkation is at approximately 8.00am, where a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation or the airport.

8 Day Northern Quest – Mitchell River to Wyndham

Day 1

BROOME, MITCHELL RIVER, SURVEYORS CREEK

Your Northern Quest begins in the morning when you depart for a scenic flight up the Kimberley coast to the Mitchell Plateau. Board a helicopter and enjoy an unforgettable flight over the spectacular Mitchell Falls before landing on the helipad of the Kimberley Quest II, followed by a buffet lunch at anchor. Late afternoon experience your first taste of fishing for Barramundi or take a scenic tender excursion to explore the magnificent Mitchell River. There will also be time for a swim in the cool waters of Surveyors Creek.

Day 2

VANSITTART BAY, WWII DC3 CRASH SITE

This morning we cruise around the coastline of the Bougainville Peninsula, where dramatic black basalt cliffs contrast with lush green rainforests. We then explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley, has been dated at over 17,000 years old. There is also the opportunity to walk to the crash site of the DC3 aircraft – which crashed during World War II – located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay.

Day 3

NAPIER BROOME BAY

Relax on board as we cruise across Napier Broome Bay. Midmorning there is an opportunity for a beach walk to a historic Indonesian Trepang site for an insight into the lives of the early Macassan fishermen. This site stems back to the first early contact between Aboriginal tribes and the Indonesian fishermen. Late afternoon we fish the inlets and estuaries for Barra and Mangrove Jack and we try our luck at mud crabbing.

Day 4

DRYSDALE RIVER

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palm-studded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life, which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.

Day 5

GLYCOSMIS FALLS, PANGALI COVE, KOOLAMA BAY

Early morning we cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia. We then visit Glycosmis Falls to view an unbelievable Kimberley waterfall before witnessing the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove where you can enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore by order of the ship’s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek.

Day 6

KING GEORGE RIVER

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘shower’, Kimberley-style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below, a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.

Day 7

BERKELEY RIVER, CAMBRIDGE GULF

Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Take an excursion with our knowledgeable guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching or try your luck at fishing. Marvel at the Amphitheatre Falls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the salt water meets the fresh water. Fish off the flat rocks for Barramundi which are lurking in the rapids, or alternatively walk to a fresh water pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Savour your last evening under the Kimberley skies as we cruise towards Cambridge Gulf and journey through the night towards the town site of Wyndham.

Day 8

WYNDHAM PORT, KUNUNURRA

Arrive into Wyndham Port early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Board a courtesy coach at 7.30am for transfer to Kununurra (100km), arriving at approximately 9.00am.

8 Day Northern Quest Itinerary – Wyndham to Mitchell River

Day 1

KUNUNURRA, WYNDHAM PORT

Your Northern Quest begins when a courtesy vehicle picks you up from Kununurra at approximately 3.30pm and transfers you to the Kimberley Quest II in Wyndham port; here you will be welcomed on board by your captain and crew. Begin your cruise with a relaxing drink as you cruise out of the Cambridge Gulf with the sun setting over the horizon.

Day 2

BERKELEY RIVER

Early morning we cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous waterfalls and ancient sandstone escarpments. Experience your first taste of fishing for Barramundi or take a tender excursion with our knowledgeable guides to go crocodile-spotting and bird watching. Marvel at the Amphitheatre Falls and then cool off in beautiful freshwater pools. Late afternoon we take a tender excursion up to the back of the Berkeley River, where the salt water meets the fresh water. Fish off the flat rocks for Barra which are lurking in the rapids, or alternatively walk to a freshwater pool to enjoy a relaxing dip. Tonight we savour the surroundings, anchoring nearby a secluded waterfall.

Day 3

KING GEORGE RIVER

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this majestic cathedral-like gorge. This incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, a dual waterfall that has an uninterrupted vertical drop of over 80m, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II is able to cruise to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘shower,’ Kimberley style! For those intrepid adventurers, you may climb to the top for a breathtaking vista of the river below a truly humbling experience as you appreciate the immensity of this untamed landscape, followed by a refreshing dip. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls, with tranquil sounds and an extraordinary view from the bow.

Day 4

KOOLAMA BAY, PENGALI COVE, GLYCOSMIS FALLS

Visit Koolama Bay, where the vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese in World War II. The passengers were taken ashore by order of the ship’s master and many had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek. After visiting the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove, enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a waterfall. In the afternoon we visit Glycosmis Falls to view another unbelievable Kimberley waterfall and then cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia.

Day 5

DRYSDALE RIVER

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palm-studded landscape and the rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic tender excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life, which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. Late afternoon walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.

Day 6

NAPIER BROOME BAY

Relax on board as we cruise across Napier Broome Bay. Midmorning there is an opportunity for a beach walk to a historic Indonesian Trepang site for an insight into the lives of the early Macassan fishermen. This site stems back to the first early contact between Aboriginal tribes and the Indonesian fishermen. Late afternoon we fish the inlets and estuaries for Barra and Mangrove Jack and we try our luck at mud crabbing.

Day 7

VANSITTART BAY, WWII DC3 CRASH SITE

Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Bradshaw or Gwion Gwion art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley, has been dated at over 17,000 years old. There is also the opportunity to walk to the crash site of the DC3 aircraft – which crashed during World War II – located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay. Later we cruise around the coastline of the Bougainville Peninsula, where dramatic black basalt cliffs contrast with lush green rainforests.

Day 8

MITCHELL RIVER, BROOME

This morning explore the estuary and gorge of the lower Mitchell River. Marvel at crocodiles, bird life, rock art and take in the flora and fauna for the last time. Depart the Kimberley Quest II by helicopter where you will enjoy a scenic flight over the Mitchell Falls. At the Mitchell Plateau airstrip you will board a light aircraft and discover the immensity of the Kimberley. Return to Broome by sunset, where our team will transfer you to your accommodation.

7 Day – Fishing Expedition Itinerary Broome to Broome

Day 1

BROOME

A courtesy vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Broome at approximately 8am and transfer you to Broome airport for a light aircraft flight to join the Kimberley Quest II. Once on board we fish the Yampi Sound which is teeming with many species of pelagic fish including giant trevally, mackerel and queen fish. Your fishing expedition has begun!

Day 2

SECURE BAY

Watch the incredible tidal movements throughout Secure Bay as we cruise through many spectacular whirlpools in search for barramundi in the extensive estuary system.

Day 3

COLLIER BAY

Another action packed day filled with barramundi fishing! An array of snags, run-offs and rock bars present ideal conditions for big barra and a host of other species which will be lurking in these waters. See if you can join the metre club!

Day 4

DOUBTFUL BAY

Fish the numerous inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and threadfin salmon. Enjoy a cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls before trying your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 5

DOUBTFUL BAY

Fish the numerous inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive barramundi and threadfin salmon. Enjoy a cruise to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls before trying your luck at mud crabbing.

Day 6

COLLIER BAY

Jump in one of our tenders and let our guides show you one of our well kept ‘secret spots’ before an excursion in hunt for the salt water barramundi. Fishing an array of snags, run-offs and rock bars presents ideal conditions for big barra and a host of other species which will be lurking in these waters. This is your last chance to catch a barra!

Day 7

BROOME

After breakfast and a quick pelagic fish you will disembark the Kimberley Quest II for your light aircraft flight back to Broome.

10 Day Adventure Quest Itinerary – Broome to Broome

Day 1

BROOME, CAPE LEVEQUE

Your Adventure Quest begins on board the Kimberley Quest II, where you will be welcomed aboard by your captain and crew. Enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, while cruising past the famous Cable Beach.

Day 2

BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO, DUGONG BAY, TALBOT BAY

This morning will find us crossing the vast King Sound, cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. Around the corner lies Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Waterfalls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. In the afternoon we take a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations.

Day 3

SURPRISE FALLS, SECURE BAY

Mid-morning you will visit Surprise Falls for a refreshing swim. Then enter Secure Bay and watch the incredible tidal movements as we cruise through many spectacular whirlpools. Take a scenic tender excursion to witness the colours of ancient sandstone cliffs and the stunning Kimberley Rose. Late afternoon get your first taste of fishing for Giant Trevally, Mackerel, Tuna and Queenfish.

Day 4

MONTGOMERY REEF, SALE RIVER & RAFT POINT

Today we cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a spectacular waterfall effect. Take a tender ride to view many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Later we explore the Sale River taking an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools. On the journey home we view ancient rock art from the tenders. In the afternoon we cruise towards Steep Island, anchor below Raft Point and walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley Coast as the sun begins to set, capturing this unique landscape at its best.

Day 5

DOUBTFUL BAY, RED CONE CREEK, CAMDEN SOUND

This is another day packed with adventure as we cruise towards Three Ways for Barramundi fishing and mud crabbing. Further exploration takes us to Ruby Falls, located off Red Cone Creek. Enjoy this picturesque freshwater swimming hole, filled with water lilies and smooth water-worn rocks to sit on and take in the tranquil surrounds. Marvel at the antics of infant whales as we cruise through the Humpback breeding sanctuary of Camden Sound.

Day 6

CAMDEN HARBOUR, ROTHSAY WATER

Early morning we take you pelagic fishing or join our guides in search of Kimberley rock oysters. Afterwards visit Camden Harbour, scene of a 19th-century sheep farming fiasco by early European settlers. In this rugged setting and harsh climate, the settlement failed miserably and was abandoned after less than two years. Mid-afternoon we cruise towards Rothsay Water to take a tender excursion exploring ancient Bradshaw and Wandjina art.

Day 7

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL FALLS

Cruising up the Prince Regent River, marvel at the pristine waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. We arrive at the King Cascade, which is a spring-fed waterfall, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal clear pool. Be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 8

HANOVER BAY, BOOBY ISLAND

Enjoy a tender excursion around historic Hanover Bay and learn about the naming of Treachery Head and the exploits of explorer George Grey (1837). Cruise out past the scenic sandstone and basalt islands of Brunswick Bay. Marvel at the remote seabird colony of Booby Island and try your luck at pelagic fishing.

Day 9

HEYWOOD & CHAMPAGNY ISLANDS

Spend the day exploring the spectacular crystal clear beaches of Heywood and Champagny Islands. Visit a historic secret radar base from World War II, which is a truly fascinating heritage site. The final leg of your journey takes you towards Cape Leveque as you savour your last evening on board enjoying the sunset and marvelling at the spectacular Humpback Whales.

Day 10

BROOME

Arrive into the port of Broome at approximately 7.00am. Enjoy your last breakfast on board, then wave goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Disembarkation is at approximately 8.00am, where a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation.

21 Day Beyond Adventure

Day 1

DARWIN – JOSEPH BONAPARTE GULF

Board Kimberley Quest II at 3pm for a 4pm departure. Join Kimberley Quest II at Darwin Fisherman’s Wharf located at the end of Francis Bay Drive where you will enjoy canapes and a relaxing drink on the bow with the captain and friendly crew as the sun sets. Settle into your cabin before a sumptuous dinner, as your journey commences leaving Darwin Harbour crossing the Timor Sea. An expedition that is truly beyond adventure has begun!

Day 2

BERKELEY RIVER

The journey continues, crossing the Bonaparte Gulf to approach the coast of the Kimberley – one of the world’s last great remaining wilderness areas. Anchor tonight at Reveley Island, the entrance to the Berkeley River, surrounded by a blanket of stars under the Milky Way!

Day 3

BERKELEY RIVER

Today commences with a leisurely cruise up the Berkeley River, taking in the numerous falls and ancient sandstone escarpments. The Berkeley River offers stunning ochre-tinted sandstone scenery, amphitheatre waterfalls and beautiful freshwater pools, perfect for a refreshing dip. You will have your first opportunity to catch a Barramundi today or alternatively you may go crocodile-spotting or bird watching. A walk up the back of the Berkeley River will lead us to a beautiful freshwater pool, where we enjoy a leisurely dip.

Day 4

SEAPLANE BAY AND CAPE BERNIER

Today we visit two sites associated with the German aviators Bertram & Klaussman. In 1932, the pair were blown off course in their seaplane Atlantis and endured starvation in the wilderness, before being found and rescued by Gwini Aborigines after 40 days.

Day 5

KING GEORGE RIVER

At high tide, we cross the sandbars of the King George River for a breathtaking cruise along this beautiful waterway. Incredible scenery unfolds as we approach the King George Falls, through vertically-sided sandstone canyons, ending at the highest waterfall in Western Australia. The Kimberley Quest II cruises to the base of the twin falls for a refreshing ‘Kimberley shower’. Overnight we anchor just metres away from the falls and are lulled to sleep by water cascading over the cliff face! This quest will capture Kimberley waterfalls during their peak performance.

Day 6

KING GEORGE FALLS

This morning for those intrepid adventurers it is well worth a climb to the top of the falls for a breathtaking vista of the river below – a truly humbling experience, as you appreciate the immensity of this ancient untamed landscape. Enjoy a well-deserved swim in one of the cool upper pools, followed by an excursion to the East Arm Falls.

Day 7

KOOLAMA BAY

Visit Koolama Bay, where the motor vessel Koolama was beached in February 1942, following an attack by the Japanese. The passengers were taken ashore on orders from the ship’s master, while 93 people had to walk overland on an epic cross-country trek. The Koolama was unfortunately sunk off the Wyndham jetty during another air raid. Plenty of history surrounds the Kimberley and our crew will be more than happy to share the stories with you. After visiting the survivors’ camp at Pangali Cove, enjoy a freshwater dip beneath a nearby waterfall.

Day 8

BARRAMUNDI AND GLYCOSMIS FALLS

Today we view more unbelievable Kimberley waterfalls, namely the Barramundi and Glycosmis falls. Try your luck at landing the elusive Barramundi or revel in the remoteness of this magical region. Later on, we cruise around Cape Londonderry, the most northerly point of Western Australia and enter the Indian ocean.

Day 9

DRYSDALE RIVER

Today we encounter one of the longest rivers in the Kimberley (432km), the Drysdale. Spend the day exploring the spectacular palmstudded landscape and the rock terraced rapids of the Drysdale area. Join our guides on a scenic excursion to witness crocodiles, flying foxes and many species of bird life which thrive in these delta islands. Then enjoy a swim in secluded rock pools. During late afternoon, walk on a deserted beach or try to catch a Barramundi, with many great ‘snags’ to fish around.

Day 10

VANSITTART BAY, WWII DC3 CRASH SITE

Today we explore various coves within Vansittart Bay, visiting sites rich in the fascinating Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) art, named after Joseph Bradshaw, who in 1891 became the first European to record these amazing paintings. Some Bradshaw art, which is unique to the Kimberley, has been dated at over 17,000 years old. There is also the opportunity to visit a historic Makassan (Indonesian camp) and the wartime crash site of a DC3 aircraft, located on the eastern side of Vansittart Bay. As we continue our journey, we pass the rugged basalt cliffs and emerald rainforests of the Bougainville Peninsula, before crossing Admiralty Gulf.

Day 11

MITCHELL RIVER, SURVEYORS CREEK

We are now entering the incredible assortment of islands that form the Bonaparte Archipelago. Cruise up the Mitchell River estuary – a mangrove paradise ideal for mud crabbing! Later we drop a lure in and perfect your fishing skills in these rich waters or go crocodilespotting. Later in the afternoon enjoy a swim in the cool tranquil waters of Surveyors Creek.

Day 12 & 13

CAPE VOLTAIRE, SWIFT BAY

Step back to a land before time, viewing some of the finest examples of Kimberley rock art. Every period of Kimberley rock art is on display in and around this area. Let your imagination flow as we hike through the remote terrain, sit under rocky coves and marvel in the magnitude.

Day 14

YORK SOUND, CAREENING BAY

This morning we cruise south through Scotts Strait to visit amazing sea-caves and the spectacular sandstone coastline of York Sound. As we continue our journey we visit Careening Bay, site of an ancient carved boab tree first visited in 1820 by Phillip Parker King while on a hydrographic survey of the Australian coastline.

Day 15 & 16

PRINCE REGENT RIVER, KING CASCADE, CATHEDRAL GORGE

Early this morning, we cruise through St George Basin, a stunning inland sea. Leaving the vista of the might Mt Trafalgar and Mt Waterloo, we cruise up the Prince Regent River, marveling at the fault line waterway that cuts through sandstone cliffs and gorges. Arriving at the spring-fed King Cascade, admire the rush of water cascading in breath-taking tiers, surrounded by lush ferns and a myriad of wildlife. Climb above the falls for an unforgettable swim in a massive crystal-clear pool. Be rewarded with a breath-taking view over the magnificent Prince Regent River in the distance – wilderness adventuring at its best! Late in the afternoon join our guides for an excursion to Cathedral Falls, while spotting crocodiles and flying foxes. Alternatively, fish the Prince Regent River which is renowned for big Barra and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 17

CAMDEN HARBOUR, KURI BAY, DECEPTION BAY

At nearby Camden Harbour, we visit forlorn settlers’ graves on Sheep Island and soak up the history of the early European settlement. Take one of the tenders for a spot of exploration, have a go at fishing or collect rock oysters. Alternatively relax on the sun-deck to take in the beautiful scenery. We then cruise between Augustus Island and the mainland, passing the remote pearling settlement of Kuri Bay. Late afternoon we will enter Deception Bay for a refreshing swim among paperbark trees.

Day 18

RAFT POINT, SALE RIVER, DOUBTFUL BAY

This morning we cruise to Steep Island and anchor below the stunning cliffs of Raft Point, as we prepare to walk to the caves perched on the hill. Here is some of the finest well-preserved Wandjina art in the Kimberley. From the top we have an amazing view of the Kimberley coast. We then explore the Sale River and take an excursion upstream for a dip in the spring-fed rainforest pools, and on the journey home, view ancient rock art from the shaded fast boat, Quest Express. As the sun begins to set, we fish the inlets of Doubtful Bay for the elusive Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon.

Day 19

RED CONE CREEK, MONTGOMERY REEF, COLLIER BAY

Take a tender excursion to Red Cone Creek for a refreshing swim at Ruby Falls, or join our guides to try your luck at mud crabbing. We then cruise to the amazing Montgomery Reef, which covers more than 300km², making it Australia’s largest inshore reef. Watch as the tide falls right before your eyes, creating a waterfall effect as the reef rises out of the water. Then take a ride in the tenders to observe many marine species, including turtles and sea birds. Late afternoon try your luck at Barramundi fishing in Collier Bay or alternatively, relax on board and take in the beautiful scenery.

Day 20

TALBOT BAY, DUGONG BAY, BUCCANEER ARCHIPELAGO

Cruise to Talbot Bay, home to one of the icons of the Kimberley coast, the spectacular Horizontal Falls. Take a tender and head in for an up-close and exhilarating ride through this natural phenomenon. Join a scenic excursion up the back of Cyclone Creek to marvel at the amazing rock formations. In and around Dugong Bay, we take a scenic tender excursion and cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the freshwater pools. In the afternoon we cross the vast King Sound, after cruising through the thousands of islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago passing Cape Leveque at sunset, as we journey through the night towards Broome.

Day 21

CAPE LEVEQUE – BROOME

Arrive into Broome early morning. Enjoy your last breakfast on board before saying goodbye to the crew of the Kimberley Quest II. Disembarkation on Cable Beach is at approximately 8.00am, where a courtesy vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation or airport.

Inclusions & Options

Your expedition includes:

Fishing the tidal creeks
Hikes to gorges, waterfalls & swimming holes
View ancient Aboriginal rock art Sites
Scenic Helicopter Flights included in some itineraries

Optional extras:

Alcohol – pre-ordered to your requirements
Further helicopter flights not part of the itinerary (own expense)

Deck Plan & Cabins

Cabins:

Flybridge Cabin

Our exclusive flybridge cabin is the only guest cabin on the top deck and features a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning and a personal mini-fridge. With a large window in the bedroom and a port hole in the ensuite you will never miss a moment of the magnificent Kimberley scenery. Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.
Note: The queen size bed in this cabin is accessible from both sides.

Superior Cabin

Our superior cabins are located on the main deck and feature a queen size bed, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual airconditioning, personal mini-fridges and large viewing windows. A closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and storage underneath your bed is also in your cabin.

Double Cabin

The double cabins are located on the lower deck and feature a double size bed with an additional single bed above, well appointed private ensuite with hair dryer, individual air-conditioning, personal mini-fridges and viewing windows. For guests who would like stay in our double cabins and would prefer separate bedding we have one double bed which can be split into two single beds. Storage consists of a closet with hanging facilities, cupboard and space underneath your bed.

Deck Plan:

More About This Ship:

She is a well appointed 25 meter vessel designed for relaxing and exploring the Kimberley coastline in comfort and style. Her custom design allows you to visit areas many other Kimberley cruises simply cannot reach. Whilst on board guests enjoy indoor and outdoor alfresco areas, a refreshing dip in the spa and gourmet cuisine prepared by the on-board chef.

Carrying three excursion tenders, days are filled with a myriad of activities. These include scenic tender rides exploring the waterways, fishing, discovering rock art, bush walking (treks vary in difficulty and your crew will notify you accordingly), bird watching and nature viewing.

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