True North

On board Helicopter with daily scenic flights (own expense)
Menus: destination inspired featuring the best local ingredients.
High ratio of guest to Australian crew
Itineraries designed to satisfy the world’s most discerning travellers

The True North, carrying 36 passengers and an all Australian crew of 20, has a reputation for adventure and excellence in service! .....

Prices, Dates & Availability 2021

2021 DEPARTURES FULLY BOOKED

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

Prices, Dates & Availability 2022

Southern Safari

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08 January 16 January Southern Safari Adelaide Ceduna 2 Explorer Class/1 River Class/1 Ocean Class

Adventure South West

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20 January 28 January Adventure South West Perth Perth 2 Explorer Class/2 River Class/4 Ocean Class

14 Day Kimberley Ultimate

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16 April 29 April 14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Kununurra Broome Sold Out
07 May 20 May 14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Kununurra Broome Sold Out
28 May 10 June 14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Kununurra Broome 2 Ocean Class
18 June 01 July 14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Kununurra Broome Sold Out
09 July 22 July 14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Kununurra Broome Sold Out
30 July 12 August 14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Kununurra Broome 1 River Class/3 Ocean Class

8 Day Kimberley Snapshot

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21 May 28 May 8 Day Kimberley Snapshot Broome Kununurra Sold Out
02 July 09 July 8 Day Kimberley Snapshot Broome Kununurra 2 Ocean Class
23 July 30 July 8 Day Kimberley Snapshot Broome Kununurra 2 Ocean Class
13 August 20 August 8 Day Kimberley Snapshot Broome Kununurra 1 River Class/3 Ocean Class

Coast and Coral

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20 August 02 September Coast and Coral Kununurra Broome 1 River Class/3 Ocean Class

Coral Atoll

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08 September 13 September Coral Atoll Broome Rowley Shoals 3 River Class

14 Day Kimberley Ultimate/Coast & Coral

Cabin (2022) Price Per Person
Ocean Class $23,995
River Class $30,995
Explorer Class $34,995

Southern Safari

Cabin (2022) Price Per Person
Ocean Class $9,995
River Class $12,595
Explorer Class $14,995

Adventure South West

Cabin (2022) Price Per Person
Ocean Class $9,995
River Class $12,595
Explorer Class $14,995

8 Day Kimberley Snapshot

Cabin (2022) Price Per Person
Ocean Class $16,595
River Class $20,995
Explorer Class $22,995

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

Itineraries

14 Day Kimberley Ultimate Itinerary – Wyndham to Broome

Day 1

KING GEORGE RIVER

Join our coach transfer in Kununurra – your “welcome aboard” the magnificent TRUE NORTH will be in the frontier town of Wyndham. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port and then it’s an overnight cruise to the King George River.

Day 2

KING GEORGE FALLS

As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bar at the mouth of the mighty King George to reveal a breathtaking river vista. Our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. In the afternoon learn about the history of the wreck of the Koolama and take a stroll at Tranquil Bay.

Day 3

FISHING THE DRYSDALE

Explore the Drysdale and catch one of our favourite fish, the impressive mangrove jack! The adventure boats will head ‘up-river’ on a barra expedition complete with scones and billy tea! There will also be opportunities to indulge in some beachcombing and in the afternoon, join a scenic flight to Cape Londonderry – the northernmost point of Western Australia!

Day 4

THE BRADSHAWS

Today you will have an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’ – another breathtaking helicopter flight and, TRUE NORTH’s mouth-watering fare alongside a picture-perfect waterfall in remote far-north Western Australia! The tenders will be busy exploring local beaches and rivers and, we also visit an isolated site in the rainforest where a lone bomber crashed during WWII.

Day 5

MITCHELL FALLS

The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs! The adventure boats will head up river to the scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) The fishermen will again join the hunt for the elusive barramundi and, there will be more opportunities for helicopter flights over an ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls! Then, join the crew for a cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.

Day 6

VOLTAIRE PASSAGE

No time to dally – after an early morning breakfast it’s time to join the ‘hunt for the black-lip oyster’. In fact – their much talked about proportions render them not hard to find at all! Savour their unique taste direct from the rock – aside from some freshly squeezed lemon, you can’t get much more a la natural than that! There are also some excellent examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art nearby and the waters are alive with light game species such as queenfish, giant trevally and mackerel. In the afternoon we will explore Voltaire Passage and the many surrounding islands. Back on board, the crew will explain the intriguing process of pearl farming. Then join us for our pearl party! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and a taste of pearl meat, whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the artistes at Linneys, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

Day 7

CATCH A CROCK BARRA

The Roe River – another great opportunity to catch a barra as we explore a river that boasts one of the highest crocodile counts in the Kimberley! The Roe was named after the Surveyor-General of Western Australia – John Septimus Roe conducted numerous expeditions along the Kimberley coast between 1829 & 1849 and the ship’s helicopter will dramatically demonstrate the maze of creeks and endless coast that the early explorers encountered! In the afternoon we will sail into Prince Frederick Harbour and enjoy sunset drinks on Art Island.

Day 8

HUNTER RIVER

Wake this morning in the magnificent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as far away as you can get in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests, surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains and home to man-eating crocodiles. And, the Hunter has it all – fishing, mud crabbing, bird-watching and simply exploring “where few have been before!” Join one of our adventure boats, it’s only a short hike to Jackson Falls and there’s even more splendour from the helicopter!

Day 9

PRINCE REGENT

Our first stop this morning is one of the Kimberley’s most historic sites – Phillip Parker King’s boab tree. And then it’s onto the mighty Prince Regent! The scenery will astound and there will be some ‘not to be missed’ fishing action as the TRUE NORTH graces this majestic river! At Kings Cascades we manoeuvre the TRUE NORTH right under the falls before another breathtaking helicopter flight to a picnic that you’ll never forget – TRUE NORTH’s mouth- watering cuisine alongside a crystal clear billabong – in one of the most remote places on earth! The helicopter will also be popular when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park! Then we’ll rejoin the TRUE NORTH for an overnight anchorage off Camp Creek.

Day 10

PRINCE REGENT

The early-risers will be treated to a heli-flight with a difference – a champagne sunrise on the top of a mountain! Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tenders’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong. The more adventurous will use the helicopter to fish our most secret billabongs and everyone will find their own special place in the mighty Regent.

Day 11

MONTGOMERY REEF

This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. Fish the mouth for barra and then join naturalists and adventurers alike as we ‘ride the tide’ on a classic river expedition! Enjoy a swim in your very own billabong before returning to the ultimate comfort of the TRUE NORTH. You will probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and set sail for Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective!

Day 12

RAFT POINT

Start the day with some more hot fishing action – this time at “Three Ways”. A short lunchtime cruise will deliver all aboard to the impressive silhouette of Raft Point. Here, join crew and guest alike for a moderate climb to an art gallery with a difference and, the well-preserved Raft Point Wandjina paintings.

Day 13

THE HORIZONTAL FALLS

It’s time to ‘personally’ introduce you to another Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air-conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience! Enjoy a swim at Crocodile Creek and a walk on Silica Beach. All too soon your adventure on the TRUE NORTH is coming to an end – enjoy a farewell dinner to remember as the TRUE NORTH glides past Cockatoo & Koolan Islands, Cape Leveque and down the Dampier Peninsula to Broome!

Day 14

BROOME

Our arrival in Broome is in time for an early morning coach transfer to your accommodation or connecting flights – our crew are already looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the TRUE NORTH!

11 Day Kimberley Waterfalls Itinerary – Broome to Wyndham

Day 1

YAMPI SOUND

Your “welcome aboard” the magnificent TRUE NORTH is in the pearling port of Broome. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port for the overnight cruise to Yampi Sound.

Day 2

HORIZONTAL FALLS

It’s time to ‘personally’ introduce you to a Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air-conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience! Enjoy a walk on Silica Beach.

Day 3

MONTGOMERY REEF

Start the day with some hot fishing action – this time at “Three Ways”. Then all aboard to the impressive silhouette of Raft Point. Here, join crew and guest alike for a moderate climb to an art gallery with a difference and, the well-preserved Raft Point Wandjina Paintings. You will probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and set sail for Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique ecosystem that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts it all in perspective!

Day 4

KING CASCADES

The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the TRUE NORTH graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At King Cascades we manoeuvre the TRUE NORTH right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong. The helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Day 5

STUNNING ROCK ART

Be amongst the first on deck and join an early morning fishing expedition, or see some stunning rock art or join the ship’s naturalist in one of the adventure boats – and all before another breathtaking helicopter flight to a picnic that you’ll never forget! The True North’s mouthwatering cuisine alongside a crystal clear billabong – in one of the most remote places on earth!

Day 6

HUNTER RIVER

Wake this morning in the magnificent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as far away as you can get in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests, surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains and home to man-eating crocodiles. And, the Hunter has it all – fishing, mud-crabbing, bird-watching and simply exploring “where few have been before!” Join one of our adventure boats for a closer look, it’s only a short hike to Jackson Falls, and, there’s even more splendour from the helicopter! In the afternoon we will sail into Prince Frederick Harbour for another

Day 7

VOLTAIRE PASSAGE

No time to dally – after an early morning breakfast it’s time to join the ‘hunt for the black-lip oyster’. In fact – their much-talked about proportions render them not hard to find at all! Savour their unique taste direct from the rock – aside from the freshly squeezed lemon, you can’t get much more a la naturale than that! There are also some excellent examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art nearby and the waters are alive with light game species such as queenfish, giant trevally and mackerel. In the afternoon we will explore Voltaire Passage and the many surrounding islands. Then join us for our pearl party! Enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the artistes at Linneys, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

Day 8

MITCHELL RIVER

The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs! The adventure boats will head up river to the scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) The fishermen will again join the hunt for the elusive barramundi and, there will be more opportunities for helicopter flights over an ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls! Then, join the crew for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.

Day 9

THE BRADSHAWS

Today you will have another opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’ – another breathtaking helicopter flight and, TRUE NORTH’s mouthwatering fare alongside a picture-perfect waterfall in remote far-north Western Australia! The tenders will be busy exploring local beaches and rivers and, we also visit an isolated site in the rainforest where a lone bomber crashed during WWII.

Day 10

KING GEORGE RIVER

Yet another mighty Kimberley river – the King George! As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bar at the mouth to reveal even more breathtaking river vista. Then our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. In the afternoon learn the history of the wreck of the Koolama and take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham.

Day 11

KUNUNURRA

Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 0800 hours for transfer to Kununurra and your crew will already be looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH!

11 Day Kimberley Waterfalls Itinerary – Wyndham to Broome

Day 1

WYNDHAM

Join our coach transfer in Kununurra – your “welcome aboard” the magnificent True North will be in the frontier town of Wyndham. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port and then it’s an overnight cruise to the King George River.

Day 2

KING GEORGE FALLS

As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bar at the mouth of the mighty King George to reveal a breathtaking river vista. Our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. In the afternoon learn the history of the wreck of the Koolama and take a stroll at Tranquil Bay.

Day 3

THE BRADSHAWS

Today you will have an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’ – another breathtaking helicopter flight and, True North’s mouth-watering fare alongside a picture-perfect waterfall in remote far-north Western Australia! The tenders will be busy exploring local beaches and rivers and, we also visit an isolated site in the rainforest where a lone bomber crashed during WWII.

Day 4

MITCHELL RIVER

The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs! The expedition boats will head up river to the scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) The fishermen will again join the hunt for the elusive barramundi and, there will be more opportunities for helicopter flights over an ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls! Then, join the crew for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.

Day 5

VOLTAIRE PASSAGE

No time to dally – after an early morning breakfast it’s time to join the ‘hunt for the black-lip oyster’. In fact – their much-talked about proportions render them not hard to find at all! Savour their unique taste direct from the rock – aside from some freshly squeezed lemon, you can’t get much more a la naturale than that! There are also some excellent examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art nearby and the waters are alive with light game species such as queenfish, giant trevally and mackerel. In the afternoon we will explore Voltaire Passage and the many surrounding islands. Then join us for our pearl party! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and a taste of pearl meat, whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the artistes at Linneys, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

Day 6

HUNTER RIVER

Wake this morning in the magnificent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as far away as you can get in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests, surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains and home to man-eating crocodiles. And, the Hunter has it all – fishing, mud crabbing, bird-watching and simply exploring “where few have been before!” Join one of our expedition boats for a closer look, it’s only a short hike to Jackson Falls and, there’s even more splendour from the helicopter! In the afternoon we will sail into Prince Frederick Harbour and enjoy sunset drinks on your own secluded beach.

Day 7

MELALEUCA FALLS

Be amongst the first on deck and join an early morning fishing expedition, or see some stunning rock art or join the ship’s naturalist in one of the expedition boats – and all before another breathtaking helicopter flight to a picnic at Melaleuca Falls that you’ll never forget! The True North’s mouth-watering cuisine alongside a crystal clear billabong – in one of the most remote places on earth!

Day 8

KING CASCADE

The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At King Cascade we manoeuvre the True North right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong. The helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Day 9

RAFT POINT

Start the day with some hot fishing action at “Three Ways”. Then a short cruise will deliver all aboard to the impressive silhouette of Raft Point. Here, join crew and guest alike for a moderate climb to an art gallery with a difference and, the well-preserved Raft Point Wandjina paintings. You will probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and set sail for Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective!

Day 10

HORIZONTAL FALLS

It’s time to ‘personally’ introduce you to another Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experience!

Day 11

BROOME

Our arrival in Broome is in time for an early morning coach transfer to your accommodation or connecting flights – our crew are already looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the TRUE NORTH!

8 Day Kimberley Snapshot Itinerary – Broome to Wyndham

Day 1

YAMPI SOUND

Your ‘Welcome Aboard’ the magnificent TRUE NORTH is in the pearling port of Broome. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port for the overnight cruise to Yampi Sound.

Day 2

HORIZONTAL FALLS

Awake to the majestic Kimberley and savour an irresistible True North breakfast as we glide past Cockatoo and Koolan Islands – our attentive crew will be happy to introduce the colourful histories of both! Then it’s time to ‘personally’ introduce you to a Kimberley icon – The Horizontal Falls. Experience the awesome power of the region’s huge tidal range in an exhilarating tender ride and then climb aboard your air-conditioned helicopter for a view of the falls that very few experiences! Then – you will have hardly had a chance to catch your breath when, for those who can’t wait one minute longer, Leadline Creek will be the first opportunity to ‘land a barra’! Before you know it, your first day onboard will be coming to an end – but there’s still time to select a fine wine and to enjoy a leisurely evening meal as we cruise to Doubtful Bay.

Day 3

SALE RIVER & MONTGOMERY REEF

This morning is devoted to exploring the Sale River. Fish the mouth for barra and then join naturalists and adventurers alike as we ‘ride the tide’ on a classic river expedition! Enjoy a swim in your very own billabong before returning to the ultimate comfort of the True North. Then, you’ll probably be enjoying lunch as we weigh anchor and cruise for another Kimberley icon – Montgomery Reef! Montgomery is a unique eco-system that must be seen to be believed – and see it you will – as 140 square miles of coral reef rises out of the ocean right before your very eyes! Water cascades from the reef as the tide falls exposing a privileged glimpse of another world! Turtles, dugong, manta rays and every imaginable sea creature abound and the helicopter puts all in perspective!

Day 4

PRINCE REGENT RIVER

The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the True North graces the majestic Prince Regent River. At Kings Cascades, we maneuver the True North right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong. The helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Day 5

HUNTER RIVER

If you think the Regent was good – wait till ya see the Hunter! With stunning red cliffs set behind rainforest and mangroves – the Hunter River is yet another awesome setting for fishing, mud crabbing, bird watching and just simply exploring! Enjoy an exhilarating hike to the hidden Jackson Falls and there’s even more splendour from the helicopter! Hopefully, we’ll have time for a sunset drink on Naturaliste Island and then it’s an overnight cruise to Vansittart Bay.

Day 6

THE BRADSHAWS

Today there will be an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – possibly the oldest art picnic lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. The tenders will also be busy exploring local beaches and creeks. Overnight we cruise to Koolama Bay.

Day 7

KING GEORGE FALLS

Yet another mighty Kimberley river – the King George! As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bars at the mouth to reveal even more breathtaking river vista. Then our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb, or take the helicopter, to the top of the falls for a cruise highlight. Just the thought of leaving this magnificence will inspire mutiny! Learn about the bombing of a state-ship during WWII, then take a stroll at Tranquil Bay before we continue onto the frontier port of Wyndham.

DAY 8

KUNUNURRA

Your courtesy coach will arrive at approximately 0800 hours for the transfer to Kununurra and your crew will already be looking forward to the next opportunity to welcome you aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH!

South West Escape

Night 1

Fremantle

A short drive from the inner city of Perth, following the Swan River, will take you to the Port of Fremantle. Fremantle has a thriving arts and culinary scene and is recognised for its well preserved Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and convict-era heritage. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before we introduce you to the delights of our renowned galley!

Day 1

Rottnest Island

Awake this morning at WA’s favourite island getaway, Rottnest Island! A protected nature reserve, it’s home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial often famed for posing in ‘selfies’ with celebrity visitors! There will be plenty of opportunities for beach combing, relaxed snorkelling in waist deep water or perhaps spend some quality time in search of the catch of the day! The SCUBA divers will revel in the warm waters of the Leeuwin Current and explore pristine reefs which feature a variety of corals and fish, unique swim throughs and hidden caves. Alternatively, take a bus or bike your way around the island at your leisure. The ship’s helicopter will provide a different perspective of the island showcasing stunning views of turquoise bays, pink salt lakes and historic lighthouses. Rottnest always proves to be relaxed and fun-filled no matter which activity you choose! When you’re not on excursion, relax onboard TRUE NORTH and enjoy our revered cuisine in air-conditioned comfort. The alfresco bar will definitely be the spot to witness your first ‘Rotto Sunset’.

Day 2

Cape Naturaliste

Begin the day with a leisurely walk around the rugged coast of Cape Naturaliste, these walking tracks are some of the very best in the south west and offer breath-taking views. The adventure boats will depart for a scenic meander along the coastline, or ‘wet a line’ with our experienced fishing guides and delight the chefs with freshly caught fare! Divers will have the opportunity to explore the former Australian Navy Destroyer – HMAS Swan, one of the largest accessible dive wrecks in the Southern Hemisphere. Then join a tour of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery aboard our luxury coach as we guide you along the south west wine trail to culinary heaven! An exquisite lunch with accompanying wines will showcase Margaret River’s finest farm produce and local seafoods. This evening we will enjoy a cool beverage and hors d’oeuvres at Eagle Bay as we drink-in a blazing West Aussie sunset! This long stretch of white sandy beach skirts stunning azure water and has a Mediterranean feel – without the crowds!

Day 3

Geographe Bay

Another day in paradise – perhaps an early morning swim and breakfast on the deck before the adventure boats set off again. The tranquil water of Geographe Bay is an attraction within itself. Sheltered from prevailing winds there are 30km of pristine beach to enjoy! Perhaps visit the Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. The jetty took over 95 years to build and stretches 2km into the ocean. A helicopter flight to Margaret River and a wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a highlight today! After a relaxing alfresco style lunch on the outside bar deck; sightseeing, fishing, snorkelling and diving will all be on this afternoon’s agenda. Recognised as one of Australia’s top shore dives, the Busselton Jetty is home to over 300 marine species. The underwater structure provides artificial home to a remarkable array of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates. Then it’s back onboard to enjoy the ultimate comfort of the TRUE NORTH and another exquisite dining experience.

Day 4

Rockingham

Have you ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins? With all equipment provided (including wetsuits), interact with these fascinating creatures amongst the sheltered waters of Rockingham and its nearby islands. Experience an exhilarating and unique wildlife encounter that will stay with you forever. Helicopter flights will also be on offer today – enjoy a magnificent aerial perspective of Fremantle boat harbour, iconic Cottesloe beach, the Swan River and the Perth City skyline! A short cruise this afternoon will take us to our anchorage at secluded Carnac Island. The island is home to Australian sea lions, New Zealand fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and an abundance of bird life. Explore the underwater world on a dive or snorkel, enjoy a swim in the crystalclear waters or relax under the shade of our colourful umbrellas! Take a stand-up board for a paddle or explore the coastline in one of our twin kayaks. The fishing boats will depart in search of herring, tailor and whiting or venture further to target pink snapper and dhufish! After another action-packed day, join the crew in the bar lounge and reflect on shared adventure as we re-live what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.

Day 5

Fremantle

With the coastline now discovered in style, it’s time for your early-morning disembarkation in the port city of Fremantle.

Adventure South West

Day 1

Perth

Your adventure begins in Perth – capital of the sprawling state of Western Australia. Occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent, Western Australia is Australia’s largest state but despite its vastness, the state has just 2.6 million inhabitants representing only 11% of the nation’s population. The capital is a modern and vibrant city that has been ranked as one of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. Not a bad starting point for your adventure and it’s just a short flight to the town of Esperance, on the state’s stunning south coast. On arrival, we will transfer you to the on-board luxury of the TRUE NORTH and the delights of our renowned galley.

Day 3

Duke of Orleans Bay

A short overnight cruise will take us to our anchorage at the secluded Duke of Orleans Bay. The area is home to numerous colonies of New Zealand fur seals and schools of bottlenose dolphins. Explore the underwater world on a dive or snorkel, enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters or relax under the shade of one of our colourful umbrellas! Take a stand up board for a paddle or explore the coastline in one of our twin kayaks. Fishing boats will depart in search of tasty herring, tailor and whiting or set off to deeper reefs in search of pink snapper and dhufish! When you’re not on excursion, relax onboard TRUE NORTH and enjoy our renowned cuisine in air-conditioned comfort. The licensed open-air bar will definitely be the spot to witness another spectacular ‘West Coast Sunset’.

Day 2

Middle Island

Middle Island is the largest of more than 100 islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, a chain of islands stretching 230km from Esperance to the Great Australian Bight. Go ashore to visit pristine Lake Hillier, first discovered in 1802 by Matthew Flinders who took samples from the lake and mentioned its existence in his journal. Lake Hillier will delight your eye, the contrast between the pink hue of the lake and royal blues of the Southern Ocean is simply striking. Enjoy a delectable lunch as TRUE NORTH cruises to Woody Island. The island is named for its towering tall trees, a rare sight in this Archipelago. Wander along one of the islands many walking trails and enjoy close encounters with curious birds and lazy lizards or take a plunge into the crystal-clear waters of Shearwater Bay and explore the marine life on the interpretive snorkel trail. The adventure boats will also be standing-by for guests who would like to wet a line!

Day 5

Albany

Sample our fruit platter and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before exploring the town of Albany. The town is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, predating Perth and the port of Fremantle. Albany is well known for being the departure point of troop convoys bound for the First World War. Join a town tour to discover it’s fascinating Aboriginal and European history and, visit the National ANZAC centre, honouring Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War. There will also be opportunity to visit the town’s historic Whaling Station – explore a historically preserved whale processing factory and whale chasing ship, the only experience of its kind in the world. Alternatively, join our knowledgeable guides for a fishing session targeting herring, King George whiting, flathead, cobbler and pink snapper. Then it will be time for cocktail hour on-board the TRUE NORTH before another unique dining experience.

Day 4

Bremer Bay

The Bremer Bay deep sea canyon lies 70 kilometres off the small town of Bremer Bay. The discovery of this biological hotspot is relatively new, marine scientists first visiting the site only a few years ago. During a short period over summer, a cold, salty current flows from the Antarctic, filling the canyon with nutrient filled water. This phenomenon attracts one of the Southern Hemispheres biggest seasonal populations of killer whales along with sharks, dolphins, sperm whales and giant squid. Make your way to the bow of TRUE NORTH for some optimal viewing! Our afternoon anchorage will be in the turquoise waters of Bremer Bay, this area is renowned for having some of the most beautiful, pristine white, beaches in the world. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, swimming, snorkelling or fishing!

Day 7

Cape Naturaliste

Begin the day with a leisurely walk around the rugged coast of Cape Naturaliste, these walking tracks are some of the very best in the Margaret River region, offering breath-taking views. The adventure boats will depart for a scenic meander along the coastline, be sure to keep your eye out for a local colony of New Zealand fur seals. Hopefully the keen fishers will continue to delight our chefs with an abundance of freshly caught fare! How about a visit to the settlement of Dunsborough – this is one of the state’s favourite seaside resorts. In the afternoon the TRUE NORTH will shift anchorage to Eagle Bay. This long stretch of white sandy beach skirts stunning azure water and has a Mediterranean feel – without the crowds! Enjoy a cool beverage and hors d’oeuvres on the beach as we drink-in a blazing West Aussie sunset!

Day 6

Hamelin Bay

This morning we wake in picturesque Hamelin Bay. Be amongst the first on deck and join an early morning fishing expedition in one of the adventure boats or, join a shore party and meet the curious local stingrays who congregate along the water’s edge to feed on scraps left by fisherman. The combination of friendly stingrays, plus the interesting fish and plant life in the bay make it an excellent snorkelling location. Afterwards, join a tour of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region. Sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary aboard our luxury coach while we guide you along the south west wine trail to culinary heaven! An exquisite lunch will showcase the finest of Margaret River’s local farm produce and fresh seafood harvested from the area’s pristine ocean.

Day 8

Rottnest Island

Have you ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins? Experience an exhilarating and unique wildlife encounter that will stay with you forever. With all equipment provided (including wetsuits), interact with these fascinating creatures amongst the sheltered waters of Rockingham’s bays and islands. Then we’re off to Rottnest Island! A protected nature reserve, it’s home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial recently famed for posing in ‘selfies’ with celebrity visitors! There will be plenty of opportunity for beach combing on the Island, relaxed snorkelling in waist deep water or perhaps join today’s quest for the catch of the day! Our divers can enjoy the warm waters of the Leeuwin current and explore reef which feature a variety of hard corals and fish, unique swim throughs, channels and caves! Alternatively, bus or bike your way around the island at your own leisure. Rottnest Island will prove to be a fun filled, action packed afternoon!

Day 9

Perth

With a vast and remarkable coast now discovered in style, it’s time for your early-morning disembarkation in the port city of Fremantle.

Coast And Coral

Night 1

Kununurra

Join our coach transfer in Kununurra – your “welcome aboard” the magnificent TRUE NORTH will be in the frontier town of Wyndham. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1830. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port and then it’s an overnight steam to the King George River.

Day 1

King George

As soon as the tide is high enough, we’ll cross the sand bar at the mouth of the mighty King George to reveal a breathtaking river vista. Our journey upstream will take us to the very ‘jewel in the crown’ – The King George Falls. Here we anchor at the base of the Twin Falls and you will find endless places to explore. Climb or take the helicopter to the top of the falls for a holiday highlight. In the afternoon discover the wreck of the Koolama and take a stroll in Tranquil Bay.

Day 2

“Bradshaws”

Today you will have an opportunity to see the “Bradshaws” – ancient rock art that pre-dates other examples of Aboriginal culture. In fact, they are possibly the oldest ‘paintings’ known to man. The heli-picnic at Eagle Falls is always a ‘big hit’ – another breathtaking helicopter flight and, TRUE NORTH’s mouth-watering fare alongside a picture-perfect waterfall in remote far-north Western Australia! The tenders will be busy exploring the local beaches and rivers and, we also visit an isolated site in the rainforest where a lone bomber crashed during WWII.

Day 3

Mitchell River

The Mitchell River is renowned for big barra and even bigger crocs! The adventure boats will head up river to scenic Surveyors Creek – a great place for a swim (no crocs here!) The fishers will stalk the elusive barramundi and, there will be more ppportunities for helicopter flights over an ancient land including the spectacular Mitchell Falls! Then, join the crew for cocktail hour before experiencing another unique dining experience.

Day 4

Hunter River

Wake this morning in the magnificent Hunter River. The Hunter is about as far away as you can get in Australia – a stunning river system that is lined with dense mangrove forests and surrounded by rainforest encrusted mountains. And, the Hunter has it all – fishing, mud crabbing, birdwatching and simply exploring “where few have been before!” Join one of our adventure boats for a closer look, it’s a challenging hike to Jackson Falls and, there’s even more splendour from the helicopter! In the afternoon we will sail into Prince Frederick Harbour and enjoy sunset drinks on picturesque Crystal Beach – enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres as you watch the sun descend on another action-packed day in the Kimberley!

Day 5

Fishing Expedition

Be amongst the first on deck and join an early morning fishing expedition, see more stunning rock art or join the ship’s naturalist in one of the adventure boats – all before a breathtaking helicopter flight to another picnic to remember – this time at beautiful Melaleuca Falls! Then join us for our pearl and diamond party! Enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst trying on exquisite pieces created by the artistes at Allure, Jewels of the Kimberley and Kimberley Fine Diamonds.

Day 6

King Cascade

The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the TRUE NORTH graces the majestic Prince regent river. At King Cascade we manoeuvre the TRUE NORTH right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong, or perhaps you’d like to venture further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall. And the helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Day 7

“Three Ways”

The scenery will astound and there are some not to be missed fishing spots as the TRUE NORTH graces the majestic Prince regent river. At King Cascade we manoeuvre the TRUE NORTH right under the falls. Then it’s time for more ‘adventure in the tender’ – a chance to stretch the laces on your hiking boots and an opportunity to swim in yet another picture perfect billabong, or perhaps you’d like to venture further upriver to visit the spectacular ‘Amphitheatre’ waterfall. And the helicopter will be popular again when the first group of intrepid explorers returns from Jurassic Park!

Day 8

Charnley Gorge

Even more high adventure today – the opportunity to ‘ride the tide’ through spectacular Charnley Gorge, to where the salt meets the fresh – is one of the Kimberley’s most hand-picked experiences! This is especially so if you then get a chance to sight-cast ravenous barra as they wait for the tide to spill into their billabong home away from home! Jacks, fingermark and threadfin will also be on the ‘list’ before returning to the TRUE NORTH for your overnight cruise to the magnificent Rowley Shoals!

Day 9

Clerke Reef

We will arrive early at glorious Clerke Reef. Sample the fruit platter and maybe indulge in a cooked breakfast before discovering the atoll’s huge lagoon and extensive outer reef. Snorkellers and divers will marvel at the crystal-clear waters teaming with life – clouds of fish and corals of every imaginable colour and shape. There will be plenty of opportunity for beach combing on Bedwell Island, relaxed snorkelling in tropical waist deep water, world-class SCUBA diving on the outer reef or perhaps some “catch and release” lagoon fishing using eco-friendly tackle. Our qualified and experienced crew will be on-hand to personally introduce everyone to the delights of this pristine environment. When you’re not on excursion, relax on-board TRUE NORTH and indulge in our renowned cuisine – the alfresco bar and lounge will definitely be ‘the spot’ to witness your first spectacular Rowley sunset.

Day 10

Clerke Lagoon

Start the day with a visit to the Aquarium! Forget the Great Barrier Reef – this is world-class snorkelling at its very best! Even if you’ve never put your head under water before – this is an absolute must. The water is only waist deep however the experience is literally “out of this world”! Brilliantly coloured corals, giant clams and more than 600 of the world’s most beautiful fish species at your fingertips! Don’t forget your underwater camera! After another sumptuous lunch we’ll “crank-up the action” with something unique – high-speed snorkel drifts through the outer reef! Again our friendly crew members will be on hand to ensure that everyone gets to try this once-in-a lifetime experience – as many times as you like! Our anchorage tonight is in the “swimming pool like” waters of Clerke Lagoon – 300 kilometres off the coast of Australia!

Day 11

Outer Reef Snorkeling

Another day in paradise and now it’s time to experience the thrill of snorkelling on the outer reef! Outer reef snorkelling is a totally different experience – the sheer coral walls will take your breath away! Close encounters with humpback whales, manta rays and sailfish are also on the agenda. Finish the day with sunset drinks on the beach and one of our famous Island Parties! Then it’s back to the ultimate comfort of TRUE NORTH and another perfect night in Clerke Lagoon – 360° stars reflected in a glassy ocean!

Day 12

Broome

By now you will be addicted to snorkelling on the outer reef and your wish is our command! We’ll spend the entire day exploring the outer reef of this remote and untouched wilderness. Then all too soon, it’s time for our overnight steam to Broome. Re-live what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime as the Rowleys merge into a blazing western sky! Join the crew at the Captain’s Party and then enjoy “the best sleep of your life”.

Day 13

Broome

Early morning arrival in Broome in-time to disembark at 0800 hours and transfer to the airport or your accommodation.

Southern Safari

Day 1

Discover Penfolds’ Magill Estate

Start your cruise with a difference! Our comfortable coach will collect you from the doorstep of our partner hotel and deliver you to the foothills of Adelaide. Together with stunning views of the city, Penfolds’ Magill Estate also offers breathtaking views of its vines – the perfect setting to immerse one’s self in Australia’s most iconic wine label! Discover historic Magill Estate – the birthplace of Penfolds with a rich history dating back to 1844 and, indulge in a luxurious experience of storytelling and tasting. Continuing with a theme of iconic influences, next stop is The Farm Eatery – the home of Australia’s kitchen queen, Maggie Beer. In the early 1970s, Maggie and her husband moved to the Barossa Valley and established The Pheasant Farm Restaurant. Over the next 20 years the restaurant made a significant contribution to South Australia’s growing reputation for fine foods and Maggie continued to follow her dreams becoming a grower of gourmet produce, an established TV personality and writer of all manner of cooking journal. The Beer family chefs will deliver a sumptuous lunch followed by a unique interactive and educational opportunity in the kitchen. The Farm Shop is also an opportunity to purchase seasonal delights produced in an adjoining kitchen. A reverie for every lover of quality tastes. After a leisurely meander through rural South Australia it’s time to welcome you aboard the mighty TRUE NORTH! Enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail, settle into your cabin and indulge in more culinary delight as we begin the evening cruise to Victor Harbour.

Day 2

Experience Oceanic Victor In-sea Aquarium

Join us for the experience of a lifetime at the Oceanic Victor in-sea aquarium. Get up close and personal with giant southern bluefin tuna – one of the fastest fish in the sea! Or take advantage of the undersea observatory and enjoy a spectacle of Australian marine life without getting wet. There will also be opportunity to take a stroll around the charming township of Victor Harbour. This afternoon we will explore Kangaroo Island’s stunning Dudley Peninsula. The TRUE NORTH will anchor in picturesque Redhouse Bay before the adventure boats depart for an afternoon of sightseeing, beach combing or fishing for the highly prized King George whiting.

Day 3

Explore Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island – one of the earth’s last unspoilt refuges! Much of the island’s native bushland remains undisturbed and more than a third of the island has been set aside for conservation. And the ‘locals’ include some of Australia’s most distinctive identities – koalas, platypi, echidnas, sea lions, penguins, goannas, kangaroos and wallabies. The island is also distinctly beautiful featuring pristine beaches, rugged coastal cliffs and sleepy seaside cottages. Join a ‘road-trip’ to the island’s south-western tip and, the Flinders Chase National Park. The Remarkable Rocks are impressive natural sculptures and the boardwalk to The Admirals Arch delivers equally stunning vista. There are several vantage points to view the local seal colonies. Then re-join the TRUE NORTH at Kingscote and savour a lunchtime cruise to American River. This quiet fishing village is neither American nor a river. The village was named after a group of American sealers who landed here in 1803 and then mistakenly referred to the area’s narrow inlet as a river. The area is renowned for bird-watching and it’s also a great spot to wet a line! Best of all – American River provides us with a stunning and tranquil overnight anchorage.

Day 4

Fishing for ‘Monster’ Whiting

Today we explore Kangaroo’s stunning north coast – where farmlands roll onto sandy coves. Visit Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, Cape Dutton and Cape Forbes. Fill your day with snorkelling, beach combing and close encounters with seals and dolphins. Fishing for ‘monster’ whiting will also be popular!

Day 5

Cage Dive with Great White Sharks

Have you ever wanted to cage dive with great white sharks – well this could be the opportunity that you have been waiting for! Join our experienced local operator for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see huge white sharks up close and in their natural environment. If diving with white sharks is not exactly your ‘cup of tea’ – there will be ample opportunity to engage in activities somewhat less confronting as we explore the Gambier Islands. Perhaps it’s time for a spot of fishing in a secluded bay! Our guides are practiced at introducing local fishing techniques to both the beginner and expert alike! And with multiple adventure boats at our disposal – take advantage of small groups and personal assistance. Target species in-close include the delectable whiting and out deep, ‘double-headers’ of pink snapper are not uncommon. Our schedule will also include morning and afternoon sightseeing excursions – our knowledgeable guides will be happy to introduce the local history and geography. In the late afternoon, join the crew at historic Memory Cove for beach drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Day 6

Hike in the Coffin Bay National Park

Wake this morning in beautiful Coffin Bay. The area is widely admired for its pristine beauty – endless tranquil bays fringed with sandy beaches and surrounded by national park. And more recently the area has also developed a reputation for producing succulent oysters! Take a hike in the Coffin Bay National Park; visit the Coffin Bay town site and enjoy a ‘Tour and Taste’ event – discover Pacific and native angasi oysters and sample them fresh from the panel, washed down with a glass of bubbles of course! The TRUE NORTH will anchor at Farm Beach in the afternoon – here you will have the opportunity to take to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight! Enjoy first class views over Coffin Bay and the coastline of the Great Australian Bight – featuring ancient cliff tops, turquoise waters and extensive stretches of white sandy beach. This evening our chefs will create a selection of delectable South Australian inspired dishes. Enjoy a relaxed alfresco style dinner on the TRUE NORTH’s bar deck.

Day 7

Welcome to the Pearson Islands

Welcome to the Pearson Islands – remote islands on South Australia’s west coast that have changed little since they were first discovered by Matthew Flinders in 1802. They are well known for producing giant whiting however big Australian salmon and flathead are also common inshore. Out in the deep, snapper, blue groper, bluefin and kingies will challenge the most determined angler! Explore the islands, have a swim on one of the many inviting beaches or visit the local seal colonies. And for a cruise highlight – join our local ranger for a hike to the top of the island. Rated 10/10 in difficulty, this walk is not for the faint hearted however the striking views are well worth the effort! At night the seals are known for catching fish attracted by the ship’s lights.

Day 8

Discover the Picturesque Township of Streaky Bay

The picturesque township of Streaky Bay is situated on the western coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Morning activities include a visit to the National Trust Museum – discover the fascinating history of pioneering families and the sailing exploration of the area. Or jump-in an adventure boats and set off in search of the revered blue manna crab! This afternoon we visit the Franklin Islands. The islands feature many sheltered bays – home to countless shearwaters that nest in shallow burrows. Spend the afternoon exploring, fishing, snorkelling and diving as you prepare for your last night on-board the magnificent TRUE NORTH.

Day 9

Disembark in Smoky Bay

Early morning disembarkation in Smoky Bay followed by a short (30 minute) bus transfer to Ceduna and light aircraft transfer to Adelaide.

Coral Atoll

Night 1

Welcome Aboard the True North

Your “welcome aboard” the luxurious TRUE NORTH is in the frontier pearling port of Broome. embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before departing at approximately 1800. Dinner is served shortly after leaving port and then it’s an overnight steam to the Rowley Shoals. (Please note that the TRUE NORTH visits the Rowley Shoals only during the months of September, October and November. These months are normally associated with “the doldrums” – a period of light winds and calm seas. In addition, the TRUE NORTH is fitted with computer controlled motion stabilisers that minimise vessel movement. Guests can therefore anticipate comfortable conditions when travelling to the Shoals – however observing the normal precautions associated with the prevention of seasickness is always recommended.)

Day 1

Arrive at the Rowley Shoals

We arrive early at Clerke Reef. enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before exploring the atoll’s huge lagoon. You will marvel at crystal clear waters teaming with life – clouds of fish and corals of every imaginable colour and shape. There will be plenty of opportunity for beach combing on Bedwell Island, relaxed snorkelling in tropical waist deep water or perhaps some “catch and release” lagoon fishing using eco-friendly tackle. our qualified and experienced crew will be on-hand to personally introduce everyone to the delights of this pristine environment. When you’re not on excursion, relax onboard TRUE NORTH and enjoy our renowned cuisine in air-conditioned comfort. The licensed open-air bar will definitely be the spot to witness your first spectacular ‘Rowley’s Sunset’.

Day 2

World Class Snorkelling

Start the day with a visit to the Aquarium! Forget the Great Barrier Reef – this is world-class snorkelling at its very best! even if you’ve never put your head under water before – this is an absolute must. The water is only waist deep however the experience is literally “out of this world”! More brilliantly coloured corals, giant clams and more than 600 of the world’s most beautiful fish species at your fingertips! Don’t forget your underwater camera! In the afternoon we’ll “crank up the action” with something very unique – high-speed snorkel drifts through the outer reef! Again our friendly crew members will be on hand to ensure that everyone gets to try this once-in-a lifetime experience – as many times as you like! our anchorage tonight is in the “swimming pool like” waters of Clerke Lagoon – 300 kilometres off the coast of Australia!

Day 3

Trophy Fishing

Another day in paradise – perhaps an early morning swim and breakfast on the deck before the adventure boats set off to explore the outer reef! outer reef snorkelling is a totally different experience – the sheer coral walls teeming with life will take your breath away. The fishing boats will troll the deep blue in search of pelagic species such as Spanish mackerel, giant dog toothed tuna, wahoo and of course the fastest fish in the sea – the prized sailfish! Close encounters with humpback whales and manta rays are also on the agenda. Finish the day with sunset drinks on the beach and one of our famous Island Parties. Then it’s back to the ultimate comfort of TRUE NORTH and another perfect night in Clerke Lagoon – 360° stars reflected in a glassy ocean!

Day 4

Exploring the outer reefs

By now you will be addicted to snorkelling and diving amongst the untouched corals of Clerke Reef and your wish is our command! Spend the day exploring the outer reef, or perhaps ‘The Maze’ – an assortment of coral bombies inside the lagoon. Stroll along your very own sand cay, enjoy a swim at the beach or relax in the shade of one of our colourful umbrellas! Take a stand-up board for a paddle or circumnavigate the island in one of our twin kayaks. The dedicated fishers will be out again – one last chance to win the ‘Fish hat’! Then all too soon it’s time for our overnight steam to Broome. Join the crew in the bar lounge and reflect on our shared adventures. Re-live what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime as the Rowleys merge into a blazing western sky!

Day 5

Arrive in Broome

Early morning arrival in Broome in time to disembark at 0800 hours. Transfer to the airport or your accommodation – your voyage on the TRUE NORTH need only be the start of a Kimberley Adventure!

Inclusions & Options

Your expedition includes:

Menus: destination inspired featuring the best local ingredients.
Itineraries designed to satisfy the world’s most discerning travellers

Optional extras:

On board Helicopter with daily scenic flights (own expense)
Fully licensed bar – alcoholic drinks at own expense

Deck Plan & Cabins

Cabins:

Explorer Class

18 m2

Located on the upper deck – Explorer Class staterooms feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and a twin basin en-suite. Cabin size is 18 square metres (193 square feet). Other features include large panoramic windows, amenities fridge, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

River Class

18 m2

Located on the middle deck – River Class doubles feature a king size double (that can be converted to singles) and en-suite. Cabin size is similar to Explorer Class. Other features include large panoramic windows, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

Ocean Class

12 m2

Located on the lower deck – Ocean Class twins feature roomy singles and en-suite. Cabin size is approximately 12 square metres (129 square feet). Other features include 2 portholes, in-cabin entertainment and satellite telephone.

Deck Plan:

More About This Ship:

With their promise that –

  • High-end travellers are no longer looking for superficial satisfaction”
  • “Going wild with Style”

You know you are in for the holiday of a lifetime.

There are 7 & 13 night options to cruise the magnificent Kimberley coast and all cruise meals on the True North feature modern Australian cuisine.

The True North is able to explore the upper reaches of shallow river systems – passengers need only step out of their cabins to experience the Kimberley landscape and, the latest in computer controlled motion stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride. The cruises are adventure orientated and allow the client to intimately experience the destination. Daily activities include scenic walks, helicopter flights, culture, fishing, picnics, exploring, nature and much, much more! And The True North is fully licensed for fishing activities.

On board, passengers are able to take advantage of a number of panoramic vantage points including a sundeck, a forward observation lounge, a ship’s lounge and an alfresco bar. The ship’s naturalist presents interpretative information on plasma screens and, an internet café enables convenient communication with the outside world.

A popular venue on any North Star cruise, the lower deck dining room offers the ultimate in comfort and uninterrupted vista – large panoramic windows ensure that passengers never miss any of the action, even when they are enjoying the ‘finest in fine dining’.

 

*Conditions apply

Exclusive Bonus Offer on True North cruises!
2 Nights at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa
$500 per cabin helicopter credit
FREE Sightseeing Tour

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