Kimberley Coast Luxury Cruise

(C) Bob Fowler

(C) Bob Fowler

Join this 10-night Kimberley cruise aboard the elegant small ship - Island Sky. The dramatic Kimberley coastline is one of the most beautiful parts of Australia, and visiting by water is the easiest way to experience it.

Highlights include:

• King George River and Falls - explore the sandstone gorge carved by the King George River to the 80 metre cascade of King George Falls, the highest in Western Australia.

• Montgomery Reef - board a Zodiac to experience the Montgomery Reef as the tide recedes, getting up close to unique marine life.

• The spectacular Horizontal Falls - take a high powered fast-boat ride on the massive tide at the spectacular Horizontal Falls. The falls are one of Australia’s most noted attractions.

This cruise departs from Darwin in the Northern Territory and ends in Broome on the north-west corner of Western Australia, or in the opposite direction, with departures between June and September 2019.

Other highlights include

  • an informative walk across salt flats at Vansittart Bay to view the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 which crash landed on the beach during World War II.

  • Bigge Island is well known for its indigenous rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people. In caves throughout the island you’ll see examples of first contact art depicting European tall ships dating from the 15th to 18th century.

  • Prince Frederick Harbour is home to soaring red cliffs and mangroves. With its extreme tides and pristine ecosystems there is an incredible range of wildlife to discover including saltwater crocodiles, mudskippers and many bird species including kingfishers, egrets, herons and majestic white-bellied sea eagles.

  • Spectacular Buccaneer Archipelago is home to more than 800 islands and is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area for sea birds and waders, breeding frigatebirds, brown boobies, cormorants and pelicans. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef which is home to soft and hard corals and a large variety of marine life including reef sharks and stingrays.

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