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+44 1756 706500

Grand Kimberley Coast

Cruise Australia’s remote Kimberley Coast, an ancient land shaped by the powerful forces of nature, on this luxury expedition cruise holiday featuring exciting Zodiac excursions, exclusive Signature Experiences plus return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £7495pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Kimberley Coast
  • Kimberley Coastline
  • Waterfall along the Kimberley Coast
  • Enjoy a refreshing swim
  • Cruising the Kimberley Coast

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Exclusive £550pp discount! Includes exclusive £50pp Blue Water Discount. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Nov 2019

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Water plummets over towering rock faces, powerful rivers carve their way through deep gorges, and unspoilt islands teem with bird and marine life along the rugged Kimberley Coast. This incredible cruise holiday promises to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Broome, before embarking your ship for an epic journey along Australia's Kimberley Coast. Explore Adele Island and Cyclone Creek by Zodiac, taking in amazing wildlife and dramatic rock formations, admire stunning depictions at the ancient Wandjina rock art site, and explore Prince Frederick Island, overlooked by towering red cliffs. Further east are the vast salt flats of Vansittart Bay, and the mysterious Bradshaw paintings of Jar Island. This exciting cruise is followed by hotel stays in the beautiful town of Kununurra and the city of Perth, capital of Western Australia.

Exclusive Signature Experiences enhance this unique holiday. Enjoy a thrilling ride through Horizontal Falls, and see Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean as tidal waters cascade into surrounding channels. Take in the amazing ancient Indigenous rock art of Bigge Island, and during your time at King George Falls, watch the water plunge 80 metres over the impressive sandstone cliff.

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Broome to Perth Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Broome (Australia)

Fly from the UK to Broome.

Day 2 - Broome

Arrive in Broome and transfer to your hotel, the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. Spend today at leisure before enjoying dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 3 - Broome

Today, embark your ship to begin an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy a relaxed dinner which sets the tone for the rest of the cruise. (B,D)

Day 4 - Adele Island - Buccaneer Archipelago

Cruise to Adele Island and join this remote coastal area by Zodiac with your Expedition Team member. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef, teeming with marine life, including reef sharks and stingrays. Later, cruise to the Buccaneer Archipelago. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Talbot Bay - Horizontal Falls

Cruise through Talbot Bay, renowned for its 12-metre tides which create Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, enjoy an exclusive Signature Experience - a thrilling ride through the falls on a high-powered boat. The adventure continues as you join your Zodiac for an journey through Cyclone Creek during which you'll see dramatic rock formations. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Raft Point - Doubtful Bay - Montgomery Reef

Step ashore at Raft Point for a visit to an ancient Wandjina rock art site, dating back as far as 5000 years. You may be joined by a local Indigenous guide. Later, return to the ship and cruise Doubtful Bay, perfect for whale watching, then join your Expedition Team for an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. Here you'll enjoy an exclusive Signature Experience - watching Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean as tidal waters cascade into surrounding channels. Keep an eye out for birds and turtles. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - St George's Basin

Enjoy a Zodiac trip to St George's Basin where you may be lucky enough to see a saltwater crocodile. Continue to untouched Hanover Bay and the Prince Regent Nature Reserve, only accessible by boat and a biodiversity hotspot. Your ship then reaches Careening Bay, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. Lieutenant Philip Parker King's carpenter craved the ship's name into a boab tree overlooking the bay. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Prince Frederick Harbour - Mitchell Falls

Prince Frederick Harbour offers towering red cliffs and mangroves. It is also home to a variety of wildlife including saltwater crocodiles and white-bellied eagles. Board Zodiacs and explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. There is an optional helicopter ride over Mitchell Falls. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Bigge Island

Just off the coast of Kimberley is Bigge Island. Today's Signature Experience is a viewing of the ancient Indigenous rock art of Bigge Island. This art was created by the Wunambal people and you'll explore the caves throughout the island, getting up-close to depictions dating back to the 15th century. The Wandjina is unique to the Kimberley and many of the art sites are repainted each year as a tradition. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Jar Island - Vansittart Bay

Accompanied by the Expedition Team, explore Vansittart Bay's vast salt flats and see the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 which crashed during World War II. Close by, go ashore at Jar Island with its sandy beaches and enticing caves. See examples of Bradshaw paintings dating back 20,000 years. They depict people in ritual dancing and are very distinctive. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Koolama Bay - King George River and Falls

Arrive into Koolama Bay, which was renamed after the bombing of MV Koolama in 1942. Continue to the King George River and board Zodiacs to meander through the gorge system past mangrove-fringed coves and soaring red cliffs. Today's Signature Experience is at King George Falls. Watch the highest sing-drop falls in Western Australia as they plunge over a sandstone cliff. Later, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board and take in the Kimberley sunset. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Wyndham - Kununurra

Disembark in Wyndham and transfer to Kununurra Country Club where you'll spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 13 - Perth

Fly to Perth and check-in to the Perth Metropol. Spend the day at leisure. (B)

Day 14 - Perth - UK

Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Perth to Broome Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Perth (Australia)

Fly from the UK to Perth.

Day 2 - Perth

Arrive in Perth and transfer to the Perth Metropol hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 - Kununurra

Fly to Kununurra and transfer to the Kununurra Country Club where you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 4 - Kununurra - Wyndham

Transfer to Wyndham where you'll board your ship for an epic adventure. Enjoy a relaxed dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 5 - Koolama Bay - Kind George River and Falls

Arrive into Koolama Bay, which was renamed after the bombing of MV Koolama in 1942. Continue to the King George River and board Zodiacs to meander through the gorge system past mangrove-fringed coves and soaring red cliffs. Today's Signature Experience is at King George Falls. Watch the highest sing-drop falls in Western Australia as they plunge over a sandstone cliff. Later, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board and take in the Kimberley sunset. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Vansittart Bay - Jar Island

Accompanied by the Expedition Team, explore Vansittart Bay's vast salt flats and see the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 which crashed during World War II. Close by, go ashore at Jar Island with its sandy beaches and enticing caves. See examples of Bradshaw paintings dating back 20,000 years. They depict people in ritual dancing and are very distinctive. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bigge Island

Just off the coast of Kimberley is Bigge Island. Today's Signature Experience is a viewing of the ancient Indigenous rock art of Bigge Island. This art was created by the Wunambal people and you'll explore the caves throughout the island, getting up-close to depictions dating back to the 15th century. The Wandjina is unique to the Kimberley and many of the art sites are repainted each year as a tradition. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Prince Frederick Harbour - Mitchell Falls

Prince Frederick Harbour offers towering red cliffs and mangroves. It is also home to a variety of wildlife including saltwater crocodiles and white-bellied eagles. Board Zodiacs and explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. There is an optional helicopter ride over Mitchell Falls. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Careening Bay - Prince Regent Reserve - St George's Basin

Your ship reaches Careening Bay, home to the historic Mermaid Boab Tree. Lieutenant Philip Parker King's carpenter craved the ship's name into a boab tree overlooking the bay. Continue to Prince Regent Nature Reserve, only accessible by boat and a biodiversity hotspot, and Hanover Bay. Then, enjoy a Zodiac trip to St George's Basin where you may be lucky enough to see a saltwater crocodile. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Montgomery Reef - Doubtful Bay - Raft Point

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of Montgomery Reef by Zodiac. See the reef rise out of the ocean as tidal waters cascade into the surrounding channels. Keep an eye out for birds and turtles, before cruising to Doubtful Bay, perfect for whale watching. Later, step ashore at Raft Point to visit an ancient Wandjina rock art site. You may be joined by a local Indigenous guide. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Talbot Bay - Horizontal Falls

Cruise through Talbot Bay, renowned for its 12-metre tides which create Horizontal Falls. Subject to tidal conditions, enjoy an exclusive Signature Experience - a thrilling ride through the falls on a high-powered boat. The adventure continues as you join your Zodiac for an journey through Cyclone Creek during which you'll see dramatic rock formations. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Buccaneer Archipelago - Adele Island

Today your ship arrives in the Buccaneer Archipelago, comprising of more than 800 islands. Cruise to Adele Island and explore by Zodiac with your Expedition Team member. The island is surrounded by Adele Reef, home to an array of coral and marine life. Today there is a Farewell Dinner onboard, before taking in the Kimberley sunset for the last time. Your ship sets sail towards Broome. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Broome

Disembark your ship and transfer to the Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. (B)

Day 14 - Broome - UK

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 1-night hotel stay in Broome
  • 1-night hotel stay in Kununurra
  • 1-night hotel stay in Perth
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Overseas transfers
  • Wide range of complimentary beverages
  • Guided shore excursions and exclusive Signature Experiences
  • Daily excursions on Zodiacs
  • Expert Expedition Leader and Team
  • Gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • Broome Extension: Extend your stay in Broome and discover more of the city. Please contact us for more details and pricing
  • Purnululu Extension: Extend your holiday with a visit to Purnululu National Park during which you'll see the iconic Bungle Bungle Range. Please contact us for more details and pricing
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 30th - Broome to Perth - Sailing on: Island Sky From: £8195
      Superior Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Balcony Suite Corner Balcony Suite Owner's Balcony Suite Island Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8745 Brochure Price from: £9895 Brochure Price from: £10145 Brochure Price from: £10395 Brochure Price from: £10845 Brochure Price from: £11295
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  • July
    • Jul 15th - Perth to Broome - Sailing on: Caledonian Sky From: £7645
      Standard Suite Superior Suite Premium Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Balcony Suite Owner's Corner Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8195 Brochure Price from: £8795 Brochure Price from: £9145 Brochure Price from: £9945 Brochure Price from: £10195 Brochure Price from: £10445
      Blue Water Price from: £7645 Blue Water Price from: £8245 Blue Water Price from: £8595 Blue Water Price from: £9395 Blue Water Price from: £9645 Blue Water Price from: £9895
    • Jul 25th - Broome to Perth - Sailing on: Caledonian Sky From: £8685
      Superior Suite Premium Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Balcony Suite Owner's Corner Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £9235 Brochure Price from: £9585 Brochure Price from: £10385 Brochure Price from: £10635 Brochure Price from: £10885
      Blue Water Price from: £8685 Blue Water Price from: £9035 Blue Water Price from: £9835 Blue Water Price from: £10085 Blue Water Price from: £10335
    • Jul 29th - Perth to Broome - Sailing on: Island Sky From: £8045
      Standard Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Balcony Suite Corner Balcony Suite Owner's Balcony Suite Island Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8595 Brochure Price from: £9195 Brochure Price from: £10345 Brochure Price from: £10595 Brochure Price from: £10845 Brochure Price from: £11295 Brochure Price from: £11745
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  • August
    • Aug 8th - Broome to Perth - Sailing on: Island Sky From: £7885
      Standard Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Balcony Suite Corner Balcony Suite Owner's Balcony Suite Island Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8435 Brochure Price from: £9035 Brochure Price from: £10185 Brochure Price from: £10435 Brochure Price from: £10685 Brochure Price from: £11135 Brochure Price from: £11585
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    • Aug 16th - Perth to Broome - Sailing on: Island Sky From: £7495
      Standard Suite (Forward) Standard Suite Superior Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Premium Balcony Suite Corner Balcony Suite Owner's Balcony Suite Island Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £8045 Brochure Price from: £8195 Brochure Price from: £8795 Brochure Price from: £9945 Brochure Price from: £10195 Brochure Price from: £10445 Brochure Price from: £10895 Brochure Price from: £11345
      Blue Water Price from: £7495 Blue Water Price from: £7645 Blue Water Price from: £8245 Blue Water Price from: £9395 Blue Water Price from: £9645 Blue Water Price from: £9895 Blue Water Price from: £10345 Blue Water Price from: £10795
Map for Grand Kimberley Coast