Thundering Waterfalls and Scenic Isles

The Kimberley Expedition Cruise

Australia

11 Days

From $11,120

Level 1

Easiest

Overview

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    Booking Discount
    • 30% of all cabins for April-June 2024 departures aboard Coral Adventurer and Geographer
    • Waived Single Supplement for July to September 2024 departures
    Available on new bookings — Capacity is limited, please call for availability

    Overview

    The Kimberley, considered Australia's last frontier, is a vast land of remote, sublime scenery outlined by rugged coastlines and crystal clear waters of the Timor Sea and the Indian Ocean. Palm-fringed gorges, desolate mountains, and Aboriginal rock paintings are the setting of this 10-day cruise that takes you from Darwin to Broome. Along with expert guides, retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted these waters almost 200 years ago, interpret 40,000-year-old rock art, and feel the spray from the magnificent King George River and its towering falls. Explore by Zodiac and watch for crocodiles, tawny nurse sharks, sea turtles, whales, and rock wallabies. Cap off your days with drinks on the beach or on board your ship while admiring the ochre-colored sandstone cliffs in this wild and ancient land.

    Arrive: Darwin, Australia (or reverse)

    Depart: Broome, Australia (or reverse)

    Highlights

    • Experience the Horizontal Falls, created by a unique tidal phenomenon
    • Witness waterfalls cascading off Montgomery Reef, and discover the reef's diverse marine life
    • Navigate the King George River and get close up to the soaring King George Falls
    • Learn about Wandjina and Gwion Gwion Rock art from expert guides
    • Watch for crocodiles, sea turtles, whales, wallabies, and other wildlife
    • Take an optional scenic flight to Mitchell Falls
    • Cruise the Prince Regent River to King Cascades

    Overview

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      Note: This trip is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as an agent in booking your reservation with the operator. Please download the Rate Sheet in the Dates & Pricing section to see the full pricing details and contact our Cruise Collection Specialists to check availability.

      Board your ship in the morning to cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters. Your expedition team will give you an informative introduction to the fascinating Kimberley region, followed by a gathering with the captain and crew for weclome drinks.
      At 276 feet above sea level, King George Falls are the highest twin falls in Western Australia. Feel humbled by nature's awesome force as thousands of tons of water cascade over the ancient sandstone cliffs. Early in the season, you may cruise under the mist of the falls, while in later months you'll get up close to the sandstone walls to view the honeycomb erosion patterns.
      Vansittart Bay contains many sites of cultural and historical significance. Here you have the opportunity to view the remarkable Gwion Gwion galleries and Macassan sites at Jar Island. On the Anjo Peninsula, discover the wreckage of the downed C-53 Skytrooper, well-preserved since it crashed in 1942. With your Guest Lecturers, witness fine examples of the Kimberley's mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.
      Carved through layers of sandstone, Mitchell Falls descends over four tiers, creating pools of emerald green on each level. You have the option to take a scenic helicopter flight for a breathtaking view over the falls, or alternatively you may explore the unique sandstone caves of Hathway's Hideaway. Swift Bay reveals a series of fine Wandjina art galleries. This evening, enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as you gather for a gourmet BBQ on the sundeck or the beach.
      At the southern end of the York Sound lies one of the most spectacular locations in the Kimberley: Prince Frederick Harbor. Home to many small islands, mangroves, and monsoon rainforests, the harbor is set against a backdrop of steep red escarpment. White-bellied sea eagles and other birds of prey are often seen here, and at low tide expansive mudflats reveal large populations of various mudskippers and mangrove crabs. Keep a look out for massive saltwater crocodiles on a cruise up Porosus Creek, visit historic art sites, and marvel at rock formations in this wild realm.
      Running on a fault line, the Prince Regent River is a haven for native species. If the tide is right, there may be an opportunity for swimming at Camp Creek (subject to group size and local conditions), and here you'll visit the stunning King Cascades waterfall. You'll also visit the National Heritage Listed ‘Mermaid Tree' at Careening Bay, that still bears the name carved by the crew of Phillip Parker King's ship, HMS Mermaid, when the ship was careened here for repairs in 1820.
      Montgomery Reef is a biologically diverse area covering over 300 square kilometers. Named by Phillip Parker King, this marvelous reef is home to several species of marine turtles, dolphins, dugongs, and crocodiles. As the reef emerges from the sea at low tide, you'll get up close in the Xplorer and inflatables to witness the spectacle. Your guides will share their knowledge on the formation of the reef and the rich wildlife here.
      Raft Point, a towering cliff at over 600 feet high, guards the entrance to this iconic area, with a host of destinations such as the mighty Sale River, Steep Island, and Ruby Falls at Red Cone Creek. There may also be an opportunity to meet the Worrora people and experience the wonderous Wandjina art of Raft Point, known as an outdoor Aboriginal art gallery.
      In one of the most remote places on the planet, the Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay is home to the natural wonder of the Horizontal Falls. Here, the changing tide thunders through narrow gorges in the McLarty Ranges, and you can experience the thrill of traversing the falls at high speed aboard inflatable tenders. At Cyclone Creek, witness evidence of massive geological forces in the impressive rock formations, or take an Xplorer cruise through the rugged Iron Islands, past Koolan Island, before enjoying sunset drinks surrounded by stunning sandstone cliffs at Nares Point.
      Subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef. This nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest such population in the world. Board the Zodiacs and explore the island's lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns. The islands are also renowned as Western Australia's most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting here. This evening, enjoy the Captain's farewell drinks.
      Disembark in Broome this morning. If time permits, spend the day visiting world-famous Cable Beach or strolling the historic streets of Chinatown in central Broome before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

      Dates & Pricing

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: 20% of trip cost
      100 days prior to departure: Balance

      Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum fee: 20% of trip cost
      60-89 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      59 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Included
      • Accommodations aboard an expedition vessel
      • Expert Expedition Team, including Marine Biologists and Guest Lecturers, and a local Parks & Wildlife Guide
      • Daily guided excursions on the Explorer and Zodiac tender vessels, and kayaks where conditions allow
      • All meals
      • Showcase wines and selected beer, as well as soft drinks, with lunch and dinner service
      • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Events, and Open Bridge Access with our Captain
      • 24 hour coffee and selection of teas
      • Use of all onboard facilities, including reference library
      • Comprehensive and fully guided sightseeing in each port
      • Gratuities
      Not Included
      • Airfare to/from points of embarkation and debarkation of the boat
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Any activities and services described as an upgrade or optional
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
      • Visa fees

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Coral Adventurer

      Days 1-11 (11 nights)

      The newly built 120-passenger Coral Adventurer combines quality and safety with comfort and style. Two trademark "Xplorer" tenders are on board and can seat all passengers at one time for shore excursions. The ship also carries six Zodiacs for smaller group adventures. A communal wine table is the centerpiece...

      Coral Discoverer

      Days 1-11 (11 nights)

      Reburbished in 2016, the 72-guest Coral Discoverer continues to raise the bar in expedition cruising in the Southern Hemisphere. She offers five grades of accommodations, from Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms to Main Deck Staterooms. Public spaces include the Sun Deck, the hub of on-board community living, and the Explorer Bar...

      Coral Geographer

      Days 1-11 (11 nights)

      The Coral Geographer was launched in 2021 and designed with both exploration and comfort in mind. Her shallow draft and advanced navigation systems allow access to locations that are off-limits to large cruise ships, and she carries two trademark “Xplorer” tenders that can seat all guests at once for shore...

      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 1, Easy. For most activities, a relatively moderate level of exertion is required. Shore excursions are usually divided into two fitness levels, one slightly easier than the other. The Expedition Leaders will always discuss the next day's activities and advise passengers about the level of fitness required. This would be the time to ask questions and decide on which level you would prefer.

      On the occasion where there is a moderate/hard 2- to 3-hour walk, then an easy flat walk that is about half a mile will also be offered. A tender permits easy boarding without climbing any stairs. You are always are welcome to opt out of any excursion and relax onboard.

      Review Trip Level Details

      Waterfall Seaon (Apr-May): At the end of the wet season, experience rushing waterfalls and creeks, with abundant wildlife and lush greenery

      Peak Season (May-Jul): The most popular time to see the Kimberley. Enjoy optimum weather with cooler temperatures and no rain. The wildlife is abundant, and the landscape vibrant

      Whale Season (Jul-Sep): Large pods of humpback whales migrate to Kimberley waters and are often spotted during these months. The weather is hot and dry, with beautiful sunsets.

      Book your trip today

      Our Area Specialists know every detail about our tours. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the journey that’s right for you. Contact us to learn more or book your trip today!

      Itinerary

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. Refer to the Emergency Contact Information listed in this Final Bulletin.<\/p>","System_Valid_Passport":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-06-16T10:26:21 --><p><strong>VALID PASSPORT:<\/strong> Check that your passport is valid for at least six months from the last day of your trip, and that you have at least two blank pages for any necessary visa or entry and exit stamps.<\/p>","System_Insurance_Policy":"<p><strong>INSURANCE POLICY:<\/strong> If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan, you should have received an email confirmation of your policy. Please bring a digital or printed copy of this policy with you. If you cannot find your email confirmation, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<p><strong>PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION<\/strong><strong>: <\/strong>Please review your Pre-Departure Information booklet included in this packet for important information regarding Wilderness Travel's COVID-19 protocols, packing lists, recommended reading, tipping, etc.<\/p>","System_Wilderness_Travel_Office":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:07 --><p>Our office in Berkeley, California can be reached at 510-558-2488, or by email at info@wildernesstravel.com. We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_COVID-19":"The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 declared by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services expired in 2023. As of March 2024, we no longer require guests who exhibit cold or flu symptoms to test for COVID-19. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to follow local health protocols, wear a mask in group vehicles and during indoor activities for the remainder of the trip, and may be asked to dine separately. Any travel companion sharing a room with them will also be required to wear a mask at all times in the shared group vehicles for the remainder of the trip.<br><br>We encourage all travelers to actively monitor their own well-being and to use common-sense preventative measures such as regular handwashing (or use of hand sanitizer) and\/or wearing a face mask. If you are feeling sick, we encourage you to self-isolate and\/or wear a mask to protect your fellow travelers. Guests may be required to wear a mask if the Trip Leader believes the situation warrants it.<br><br>Leading up to the trip, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy, including avoiding close contact with anyone displaying cold or flu symptoms and washing your hands often. As always, by traveling with Wilderness Travel, guests agree to be accountable for their own well-being. If you are worried about a fellow traveler's cold or flu-like symptoms, you may opt to wear a mask or distance yourself as needed. It's important to remember that there are inherent risks associated with travel and group settings.<br><br>These protocols will be reviewed and adjusted as guidance evolves. <br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.lensrentals.com\/\">lensrentals.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<p>At time of reservation: 20% of trip cost<br>100 days prior to departure: Balance <br><br><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Minimum fee: 20% of trip cost<br>60-89 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>59 days or less: 100% of trip cost<\/p><p><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>"}}