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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Kimberley Coast

Combine an epic cruise journey along Australia's remote Kimberley Coast with its dramatic rock formations, thundering waterfalls and ancient rock art, with a 2-night hotel stay in Darwin. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £6599pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Mitchell Falls
  • Raft Point
  • Darwin

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CX

Exclusive cruise and stay package with £100pp discount! Prices shown include discount

The Kimberley Coast Special Offer

Enjoy an unforgettable cruise along Australia’s remote Kimberley Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and a hotel stay in Darwin on this amazing holiday.

Thrilling Zodiac excursions accompanied by an experienced Expedition Team allow up-close encounters with wildlife and outstanding natural wonders.

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in Darwin, then embark your ship for an unforgettable voyage. Explore the sandstone gorge carved by the King George River to the cascading King George Falls and see the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries at Vansittart Bay, dating back 20,000 years. Visit Montgomery Reef, teeming with wildlife, and ride the exhilarating rapids at Horizontal Falls.

CX381 Operated by Coral Expeditions

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The Kimberley Coast Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Darwin (Australia)

Overnight flight from the UK to Darwin.

Day 2 - 3 - Darwin

Check in to your hotel in Darwin for a 2-night stay. Darwin is the largest city in the Northern Territory and full of colonial treasures including the stunning Christ Church Cathedral, Government House and the Old Admiralty House.

Day 4 - Darwin - Joseph Bonaparte Gulf

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the ship before spending a relaxing day cruising across Joseph Bonaparte Gulf into Western Australian waters. Join the Expedition Team in the Lounge for a fascinating introduction to the Kimberley then meet your fellow travellers, the Captain and crew for the Captain’s Welcome Drinks.

Day 5 - King George River and Falls

Cruise through steep-sided gorges to the 80m-tall King George Falls, the highest twin falls in Western Australia, where they plunge over a sandstone cliff.

Day 6 - Vansittart Bay

Vansittart Bay is home to the Gwion Gwion Aboriginal rock art galleries that are thought to be up to 20,000 years old. Nearby, on Vansittart Bay's vast salt flats lies the wreckage of a US Air Force C-53 which crashed during World War II

Day 7 - Mitchell Falls - Winyalkan - Swift Bay

The photogenic Mitchell Falls are a series of waterfalls that tumble down into emerald green pools. There is an optional helicopter flight to the falls to see them from above. Alternatively, explore the sandstone caves of Hathway's Hideaway or discover Wandjina and Gwion Gwion rock art galleries at Swift Bay. This evening watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean while enjoying a gourmet BBQ.

Day 8 - Prince Frederik Harbour

Prince Frederick Harbour is dotted with islands set against a backdrop of towering red cliffs and mangroves. Travel by Xplorer tender vessels up Porosus Creek to see some impressive rock formations.

Day 9 - Prince Regent River - Careening Bay

Cruise in Xplorer tender vessels down the Prince Regent River to the beautiful terraced waterfall at King Cascade. See the inscription carved into the Mermaid Boab Tree 200 years ago at Careening Bay.

Day 10 - Montgomery Reef

Get up close in Xplorer and Zodiac inflatable tenders to watch Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean as tidal waters cascade into surrounding channels creating a swirl of eddies and whirlpools.

Day 11 - Doubtful Bay

Today there may be the chance to visit ancient Wandjina rock art galleries in Doubtful Bay, the traditional country of the Worrora people. Other places visited may include the impressive Ruby Falls, the mighty Sale river and Steep Island.

Day 12 - Horizontal Falls - Buccaneer Archipelago

The Horizontal Falls are one of the Kimberley’s biggest attractions and are a result of mammoth 11m tides, where water is forcibly pushed through a narrow gorge, creating a rushing horizontal waterfall of swiftly flowing seawater. Riding the rapids on our Zodiac inflatable tenders is one of the highlights of our Kimberley expedition cruises. At Cyclone Creek there are impressive rock formations to discover, then cruise through the Iron Islands, past Koolan Island to Nares Point for sunset drinks.

Day 13 - The Lacepede Islands

The Lacepede Islands are a protected nature reserve and an important seabird nesting rookery for brown boobies and roseate terns. Other species sighted at the Lacepedes include Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and green turtles. Weather and tide conditions permitting, explore the lagoons by Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels. This evening enjoy Captain’s farewell drinks.

Day 14 - Broome - UK

Disembark ship in Broome and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in Darwin
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided shore excursions (excluding optional Mitchell Falls helicopter flights)
  • Snorkelling equipment, glass-bottom boat tours, island and rainforest guided walks
  • Informative presentations, briefings and workshops by the Expedition Team
  • Open bridge access and engine room tours
  • Complimentary selected beers, wines and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and selected soft drinks available all day on board
  • Gratuities
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 1st - Broome to Darwin - Sailing on: Coral Geographer From: £6599
      Coral Deck Cabin Promenade Deck Cabin Explorer Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7931 Brochure Price from: £11451 Brochure Price from: £15931
      Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £7831 Blue Water Price from: £11351 Blue Water Price from: £15831
    • Aug 3rd - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Adventurer From: £6599
      Coral Deck Cabin Promenade Deck Cabin Explorer Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7771 Brochure Price from: £10571 Brochure Price from: £10811 Brochure Price from: £14331
      Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £7671 Blue Water Price from: £10471 Blue Water Price from: £10711 Blue Water Price from: £14231
    • Aug 15th - Broome to Darwin - Sailing on: Coral Adventurer From: £6599
      Coral Deck Cabin Promenade Deck Cabin Explorer Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7771 Brochure Price from: £10571 Brochure Price from: £10811 Brochure Price from: £14331
      Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £7671 Blue Water Price from: £10471 Blue Water Price from: £10711 Blue Water Price from: £14231
    • Aug 24th - Darwin to Broome - Sailing on: Coral Adventurer From: £6599
      Coral Deck Cabin Promenade Deck Cabin Explorer Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7771 Brochure Price from: £10571 Brochure Price from: £10811 Brochure Price from: £14331
      Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £7671 Blue Water Price from: £10471 Blue Water Price from: £10711 Blue Water Price from: £14231
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Broome to Darwin - Sailing on: Coral Adventurer From: £6599
      Coral Deck Cabin Promenade Deck Cabin Explorer Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Cabin Bridge Deck Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7771 Brochure Price from: £10571 Brochure Price from: £10811 Brochure Price from: £14331
      Blue Water Price from: £6599 Blue Water Price from: £7671 Blue Water Price from: £10471 Blue Water Price from: £10711 Blue Water Price from: £14231
Map for The Kimberley Coast